Sunday, October 5, 2008

Flappy Butterfly Card for WCMD

This is the card that I made yesterday for WCMD...however, I had to finish it for the most part after I got the kiddies off to bed. I find it hard to make cards with the girls and concentrate on my card at the same time. Terrible that I can multitask with a lot of things, but not with cardmaking...that's kinda pathetic, isn't it! lol :) So, I didn't actually finish it until 2:00 AM and by then I was too tired to photograph it and post it here! Gee, I wonder why? Such a fool, I am! lol :)

The reason it took me so long is that I don't actually own the Designer Label punch from SU, for the Blue Bayou layer underneath the 'from me to you'. So I had to create my own - freehand! Not a bad job, if I do say so myself! lol :) After lots of figuring... but, the time probably played a role here, as well! Then, I figured why not challenge myself a bit further and freehand the ivory coloured oval, since I don't own that SU punch, either since the rest of my ovals are the wrong size for this! So, that's why it took me so long to make this card. The little swirlie clip holds the flap closed until you want to open it.

This is the inside view of the first flap of my card.
And, this is the view when you open the inside flap.
I wanted this to be a different style of card to hold a gift certificate that I have for a friend of mine...if I can ever get a chance to get it to her! lol :) Anyway, this way I can tuck it inside and still have room to write in it. I got the inspiration for this card from Beate Johns of the blog, Fresh & Fun.

This is the card of Beate's that I case'd. I couldn't find it in her achives, so I thought I'd share a pic of her original creation that I had in my inspiration folder on my computer. Since she has it watermarked, I figured that was ok.
Well, I need to call it a day, but I'll have more to share tomorrow. We did something pretty fun with the girls today, so stay tuned and you'll find out what we did! :)

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Stamps: Butterfly (Anita's - Sugarloaf, Inc.), 'from me to you' (See D's - Inque Boutique)
Cardstock: Blue Bayou (SU), Chocolate Chip (Bazzill), Ivory (Staples), Vellum Cardstock (SU)
Ink: Vintage Sepia (VersaFine), Jet Black (StazOn)
Patterned Paper: Au Chocolat (SU)
Tools: Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug, Ticket Punch (SU), piercing tool and mat, scissors, 3/16" mini glue dots (SU), Standard Hole Punch (for layer under brads)
Embellishments: Chocolate Satin Ribbon (Michaels), Antique Copper Brads and Swirlie Clip - Hodge Podge Hardware (SU)

1 comment:

Tracy.H said...

Beautiful job, Julie! And awesome work on that label too!! I was trying to do some card making today too. My youngest was with me the whole time. She made 5 cards...I made 2! Kinda hard to make your own when you are cutting, taping and picking out embellishments for someone else! But it was still fun...she is getting quite good at picking out her own stuff. :0)