Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Double Point Fold

This is my final entry for the Butterfly Challenge that features a Double Point Fold. It is a fun and easy to make card using Mrs. A’s instructions on the Butterfly Challenge blog. When planning the card, I remembered that I'd picked up a packet of beautiful Christmas placemats a few years ago at an end of year sale. They include Delft dinnerware so worked perfectly with this challenge. I wasn't sure how I would tie butterflies into a Christmas theme, then remembered once reading a sentiment that called snowflakes "winter's butterflies." I did some research on the web and found it! The butterfly in the inside is made with scraps of vellum, some bling, and a body with antennae fussy-cut from a scrap of black cardstock.
·   Double Point Fold- Instructions can be found HERE
·   Front Sentiment- “Snowflakes are Winters Butterflies” a freebie from HERE
·   Snowflakes- Cheery Lynn Designs Die (C146 Snowflakes) and Lawn Fawn LF995-Mini Snowflakes Die Set
·    Inside sentiment- Birdscards Freebie (Wishing You a Magical Christmas)
·   Assorted cardstock, Christmas placement and assorted gems from my stash
·   Butterfly made with scraps of vellum, gems, and a scrap of black cardstock
·   Gilded Gold Stickles on butterfly wings
Entered into: 
Butterfly Challenge- #147 D is for Double Point Fold                   
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #143 Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #458-459 Anything Goes                   
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #510 Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday Anything Goes (Twist- Gems or Pearls)
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

Last year I met a talented young artist named Sherry West via her FB page. The images she creates are adorable, so I was thrilled to win a few through contests on her FB page HERE. This sweet image named Fall Poppie is currently being provided as a freebie Join Sherry’s FB page to obtain a copy of this fun digi and to be alerted to future freebies and challenges. (BTW- Sherry is also an author. Her first children’s book, named “It’s Raining Cats Dogs and Pollywogs,” quickly sold out the first run on Amazon after its release. You can find it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other sources across the web.)  The sentiments are both freebies (links provided in supplies) and the little spider on the inside is drawn by little ol’ moi!
·   Digi- Sherry West Art FB Freebie (on August 31 post.)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment-Cut from a TlcCreations Bookmark Freebie (Welcome Great Pumpkin)
·   Inside Sentiment- Birdscards Freebie (Happy Halloween)
·   Assorted cardstock, upcycled calendar page and vellum from my stash
Entered into: 
Sherry West Art FB Page-Fall Poppi
Outlawz Sunday Challenge- Songs and Rhymes- The Colors of Fall
The Paper Shelter- #443 Colors of Autumn and Fall
CCC Digi Creations- #119 Anything Goes
Jan’s Digi Stamps- October 2020 Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations Challenge- #175 Autumn/Fall  (free ghost trio digi)
Dragonfly Dreams- October Spooky and/or Cute
Stamping Sensations- Autumn Glory

My final post features my final entry into Scribbles Designs ChallengeCard For A Child.” I know several young cowboys and cowgirls that would love to get a card like this one! I used a boot from a coloring page created by a child-book author, Jan Brett, as the template for the boot. The “tooled leather” was created with a scrap from a roll of embossed vinyl wallpaper that I purchased at a Goodwill store many years ago and have never used! (I created a “base” for the boot with kraft brown cardstock, then cut the embossed wallpaper into three sections and attached them to the boot base with double-stick tape. Shading and highlighting were then added to the boot sole and heel with markers and gel pen.) I used a Power Poppy Sketch as the base of my card, adding patterned paper, punched stars, and a free Happy Birthday digi.
·   Boot Template- Created with a Jan Brett Coloring page you can find HERE.
·   Kraft and other assorted cardstock from my stash
·   Boot Sole and heels colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Digital Papers- We Are 3 Digital Papers (Howdy)
·   Circle template from my scrapbooking stash.
·   Front Sentiment- A freebie from skogstokiga.blogspot.com (options change occasionally so this might no longer be available)
·   Inside Sentiment- Computer Generated
Entered into: 
Scribbles Designs Challenge- #92 Card For A Child (GDT)        
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Dry Embossing                           
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti-Sketch It Out!                               
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #654 Anything Goes
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes       
Di’s Digi Stamps- Make It Masculine                                              
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- October                 
NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff!)-  Challenge #19                 


  1. The boot looks so realistic! Fantastic card:)

  2. Kathy, Cute card! Charlie will be glad he's not in the pumpkin patch by himself.... ;-) Thank you for sharing your spirited creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Join us again. HAPPY CRAFTING!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  3. A real bumper post of lovely creations, many thanks for sharing and joining us at Stamping Sensations October theme.

    B x

  4. Hi Kathy all your cards are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. Adorable autumnal card. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations challenge.

  6. Kathy, that cowboy boot is incredible! I just love your creative mind to come up with this. It truly looks like tooled leather and you're right, any kid would love receiving this card! Thank you so much for sharing with everyone at NBUS and being so inspiring with your designs! Keep well! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Fabulous cards and all so creative. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  8. Fun cards and all so different!!! What a great idea to use a recycled calendar page for the background on the Halloween card! Making a mental note as I always see expired calendars for dirt cheap after February or so. Thanks so much for sharing this with us and I hope you'll come back to play again soon. Remember you can enter up to 5 times per month!
    ~Karen Page, DT Member for Jan's Digi Stamps
    Blog: MisplacedMojo.com IG: @misplacedmojo

  9. Kathy,
    What a wonderful creation! It goes perfectly with our theme for this month “Autumn/Fall”. I love your coloring too. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Artist & Owner

  10. What a great collection of cards!! I LOVE your little boot card! The embossed wallpaper works perfectly; it totally mimics the look of a real tooled boot!!! Love it! Thanks for playing with Di's Digi Designs.

  11. Great masculine card! Thanks for joining the challenge at Catch the Bug!

  12. I love the cowboy boot - what a super card! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Bugaboo Stamps' Cath the Bug blog this week; good luck in the draw!
    Please join us again soon.
    Jen L
    Bugaboo Stamps DT

  13. A lovely selection of cards,
    Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations Challenge
    Avril x

  14. Great cards, as always Kathy.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  15. Great pumpkin card - I love the way you coloured her hair! Thankyou for sharing with us this month at Patties Creations - Vic, DT x

  16. Gorgeous Christmas card with that neat fold! Love the boot card, too! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! IO does have a lot of great products & good sales!

  17. Beautiful cards have you made. Thank you for your autumnalcard by Stamping Sensations this month.

  18. lovely folded card! love the rich blue colour - thank you for joining us at LPCF and so sorry for the late commenting!

  19. Great design
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Pattern Paper Challenge
    Julie T

  20. Whhhhhhaaaattt? You used wallpaper for your boot? How fun and cool is that! I swear, you are one of the most creative card makers out there! Love all your creations Kathy!


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