Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter!

It's the end of the week and tomorrow is Easter Sunday! Which means I still have time to share one more Easter treat with you.

I created a double fold card that reminds me much of the old photo display holders. So it seemed fitting to team this up with some vintage graphics. Here is the inside view first!

The stamps I used for this project was the Small Trailing Butterflies from The Rubber Cafe.
You'll find them fluttering everywhere! I have some on the inside.... and when you close and take a look at the front, I have them all over the front of my project too!. These are so pretty and fun, and we have them in a Large size as well.
I stamped some of these directly on the project while others were stamped colored and cut out so I could pop them up for more dimension. I used Watercolor paper 110 lb wt. throughout this project so it can stand up and be displayed when it's open. The polka dot print is a 6x6 pack from Melissa Frances.
I paper pierced the edges to add more definition by stitching it with my machine minus the thread! This is a great way to get evenly spaced piercing that is sometimes challenging by hand.


Here's another closeup of the inside.


I wrapped ribbon around to close it and added a silver bunny charm from my stash! For the finishing touch I added some pearl accents. This could be a great idea for sending a special photo or even maybe a gift card. Remember not all your cards have to be square or rectangular.


That's it for now, enjoy your weekend!

                                                           
Challenges:
Squirrel and the Fox-  "Things with Wings"
Paper Play Challenges- Week 15 "Shaped Card"


Supplies:

Ink: Ranger Distress Ink - Pumic Stone. Memento Cocoa, Copic markers
Paper: Attic Treasures 6x6 Pad from Melissa Frances, 110 lb wt Watercolor Paper
Embellishments: Vintage graphics from Crafty Secrets, Pearl accents, Ribbon, Bunny charm
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Glue, and dimensional pop-dots.
Dies: Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card mover shaper die with the Mini Cabinet die to cut the inside window, by Sizzix.


 Added update:  I've had several ask from my post today on the The Rubber Cafe Blog how I got the shape of my card, and I omitted mentioning that.  I've used a Sizzix die from Tim Holtz' collection called Vintage Cabinet Card, it's a mover and shaper steal die which means you can insert other smaller dies inside. Which I did for the inside by using the Smaller Cabinet card die.
To cut my card, I folded the sides in first so they were just inside the cut edge of the dies, and than ran it through my diecut machine to cut the upper and lower edges.
Thanks for stopping by! ~Karen

5 comments:

Lisa M said...

Gorgeous card!!! I love the uniqueness of this...so pretty!

Thank you SO much for playing along with us at The Squirrel & The Fox for our challenge.
Good luck to you and we hope you come back next week to play along again.
Lisa xx

Melody said...

DARLING project!

Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire said...

Such a cute projrct, Karen! I love the vintage feel and all of the butterflies. I'm so glad you are blogging so I can see more of your projects!

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Karen, so pretty and I love the shape :)
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

Jacquie Southas said...

love the shape of this card Karen & all the butterflies!