Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy Spring

I'm participating in the challenges over Creative Scrapping Divas' Live Crop this weekend.  Sandy challenged us to make a card with the following techniques pleat/ruffle, joy fold, gate fold, easel and/or brad card.  I chose to make a gate fold card which I have never made before.

It was a bit of challenge to align the butterfly arch but I got it done.  I used SCAL to design and cut the card:  the card closed, measures 6.75x5; the rectangle 10.25x5.618; the small square 2.375x2.809; the butterfly frame 5.963x6.028

I ended up trimming off the square and adding a top note label instead. :) 


Paper: DCWV and K&Co.
Bling: Hotfix stones and Stickles
Flowers: Prima
both stamp sets by The Stamps of Life

I would love to share the cut file but the butterfly frame is not my own.  You can visit Monica's blog to download the frame...you're going to love her blog!

3/22 UPDATE:  My card was featured over at Patches of Pink!! Yay!
Patches of Pink

23 comments:

Monica said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning! tho colors are beautifully used. It'sso pretty and elegant! awesome job!

Anonymous said...

oh wow I love this card.....

Jalisa said...

This card is beautiful! I'm excited to try and make it! Thanks for linking up!!!

bcriminger said...

Very cute!

Kim said...

Beautiful Card!! Hope your feeling better:)
~Kim

GabyCreates.com said...

Oh WOW Yolie this is gorgeous and intriquite! All that work and detail! And agree with you regarding the adding the top note instead, but it could have worked either way!
I would like to se a bit more of how to tutorial, just saying! lol [smile]
Hugs, Gaby

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card tfs!!!

Janet said...

This card is beautiful ai love the butterfly arch how clever. great gate fold card.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty! Great card design and love the bright colors!

Marcy S. said...

You did a great job, very beautiful. I have got to get into designing with SCAL. Thanks for sharing.

Marcy S.
m.serrano@live.com
http://marcyscreativecrafts.blogspot.com/

Rhonda Emery said...

wow what a pretty card it is so pretty with the colors you have chose.

lovemypaper said...

Hello Yolie, Glade to see you are feeling better.This is a very lovely card love the color.tfs

Esther said...

What a stunning card.
Love the butterflies!!!!!!
Esther :)
http://www.forthejoyofcreating.blogspot.com/

Lisa Norris said...

Just beautiful! I love it...especially the butterfly arch. What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

Lisa
prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

Angie said...

beautiful card love the butterflies.

Cheryl said...

How cute and bright! Love the colors!

Besthobbyeva said...

What a beautiful card! I love it!!

Sandy Hentzel said...

I was going to email you about the butterflies and now I know, lol! Love the card and a BIG thank you for playing along!!! You're so creative!

Cathie Rigby said...

This is beautiful and soooo clever. Love all of the details. Thank you for sharing Cathie

Terry Oulboub said...

How I love the gatefold, Yolie and your papers are so gorgeous - really puts spring in the air, especially with those beautiful butterflies and the flowers!

Anonymous said...

Completely adorable!! You did such an amazing job and I love the colors.

Laurie {Tip Junkie}

Norma said...

OMG Jolie, this is so beautiful and I love the bright colors!! TFS
Hugs

Jalisa said...

Congratulations! I picked you as my favorite craft on the Patches of Pink link-up this week! Feel free to come grab the button!

http://www.patchesofpink.com/2011/03/tuesday-favorites-wonderful-spring.html