Finally, I have the chance to post this card! Normally it would be assumed that summer vacation would mean life is more relaxing and less busy. It seems to work out the opposite way for me. Although, I'm definitely not complaining - I love to stay busy! I made this card for my fabulous grandmother. When I was growing up we lived just around the corner from my grandparents and spent time with them daily. Then, when I was 10 we moved more than 500 miles away. I get to see them about twice a year if I am lucky and miss them dearly! This is the first time I have made a card with this fold. I followed a wonderful tutorial from Dawn at Do Stamping. If you haven't already, you should check her out! She has lots of other amazing tutorials too :) My grandmother loves butterflies and pink so I think this card will be perfect for her.
This card was so much fun to make. The base is just pink card stock. There are 2 triangle mats - one is shimmery pink made by The Paper Company and the other is a pattern paper by The Paper Studio. The big butterfly (cut from Potpourri Basket - originally Home Accents at 2.25") is made of the shimmery paper and a pink velum (from Hobby Lobby). The smaller butterflies (cut at 1", 1.25" & 1.5") are just made from the shimmer paper. All of the gems are by The Paper Studio and the ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. I also embossed the front using the swiss dots folder in my Cuttlebug to give it some dimension. "Happy Birthday" is from the greetings stamp set by TPC studio. As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts! I find that the colors on my cards never show up as beautiful in my pictures. If anyone has any tips for how I can make them better, I could use them. I will hopefully have some Father's Day cards up soon. Don't forget I'll be in the Birthday Cupcake blog hop, hosted by Sylvia at Bella Scrapbook Design on Monday, June 20th. I will have some fantastic blog candy and I am sure others will too, so be sure to check back! *~*Thanks for stopping by*~*
I have been married to my wonderful husband for 6 years. We have a dog (Molly) and a rather large cat (Rascal). I am an elementary teacher. I enjoy making cards and things for my classroom. I love anything sparkly!
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