Tuesday, August 3, 2021

myasperations 8-3-21

I’ve never made a corner flip card before, so was excited to see it show up in a challenge at the wecraftcards forum. Wasn’t hard to make, but I did end up oopsing with my cutter. The result? I nearly cut through one section that was supposed to be folded! A small strip of pink paper hid the oops… and the tape that held it together. Adding the beautiful butterfly drew attention to… well the beautiful butterfly! Some delicate floral paper, and few sentiments on the inside (adorned with tiny flowers I fussy-cut from the paper) and Voilà… done!  
I’m entering this card into several challenges including Butterfly Challenge although I didn’t attempt the Quad Easel fold that Mrs. A shared in her tutorial, I did use all three of the colors (Quinacridone  = Magenta, Quick Sand = Light Yellow, Quince = Green) plus one theme (butterfly), plus Outlawz Saturday Challenge (Summer- which is reflected in the flowers and butterfly on my card.)    
·   Corner Flip Card Tutorial can be found HERE
·   Butterfly- from a Ching-Chou Kuik digi set (Butterfly and Ladybug)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Sentiment- A freebie from LoveSVG ( I Am Blessed)
·   Sentiment- Cherish Life’s Simple Pleasures from Beccy’s Place set (Garden Silhouette)

·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Corner Fold
Butterfly Challenge- #159 Q is for Quad Easel   
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Summer
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- August                   

I wanted to see if I could make another Corner Flip Card correctly… so tried again. This time I did a little better and the card held together. (But still not perfect. I do need to learn restraint with my seldom-used paper cutter!) I needed a masculine birthday card for a lover of all things Western… and a bunch of items from my stash helped complete the task. A “hank” of twine and a scrap of red bandana add some scratchy texture and a shout of bright color. Voilà! (Or…. Should I say WaHoo?!)
·   Corner Flip Card Tutorial can be found HERE
·   Western scene upcycled from a box of cards found at a local thrift store years ago
·   Boots and Cowboy Hat fussy-cut from an upcycled card from my craft stash
·   Sentiment- “Happy Birthday” a Papercrafts Magazine Freebie (no longer available)
·   Cardstock, foam tape, weathered wood paper, twine, and bandana scrap from my stash
Entered into:  
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Happy Birthday
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Make It Masculine
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday  
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
I wanted to create something to enter into Di’s Digi’s current challenge so dug through my stamps and found this wonderful scripture verse stamp that features several suns. (I removed the rubber from the wood years ago so don’t know the company… but I’m thinking maybe Stampendous?).  After coloring the image, I decided that the shape of this scripture verse would fit beautifully on a bookmark. I  remembered making magnetic bookmarks years ago with my 5th grade Sunday School students. They were super easy to make, inexpensive... and useful, too! (They require a paper strip, two small pieces of adhesive-backed magnet strips that are available in a roll at most craft stores, and whatever you want to use to decorate them. The bookmark folds over the page and the magnets secure it in place… so there is nothing sticking out of the book and it won’t accidentally come out until you take it out!) 
While I had the magnets out, I decided to make one more bookmark, with a sunshine sentiment. A bit of stamping and coloring, plus a seldom-used Victorine pattern decorative scissors give the tag a whole different look. The final touch was to add dotted lines to represent the butterfly’s meandering flit across the tag.
I’m entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz Tuesday TicTacToe (the butterfly tag reflects the final column- yellow and pale green from the flower, a butterfly and pale leaves in the background)  and Outlawz Sunday (Sun wins over rain, yay!)
·   Scripture Image- Rubber stamp (Company unknown)
·   Leaf Stamp- Embossing Arts Stamps (company no longer in business)
·   Butterfly stamp- Denami Designs (stamp no longer appears to be available)
· “You Add Sunshine to my Life” from Printworks Stamps (company no longer in business)   
·  Green ink pad, Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Cardstock, ink pads and magnet strips from my stash.
Entered into:  
Outlawz Sunday Challenge- Rain Rain Go Away
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge- (TicTacToe)       
Di’s Digi Stamps- Include One or more Suns
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #501-502 Anything Goes                   
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge 690- Anything Goes


  1. Your flip fold card looks great. None to know or be the wiser with the oops. Thankyou for coming and spining the butterfly wheel with me. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. Hi Kathy all your cards are gorgeous as always. Take care. Hugs Jackie


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