Friday, July 31, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge #42 and Raspberrry Suite #13

Wow, this is the last post of the evening for me. I am probably getting in just under the wire (not so unusual for me :o)
This is for two challenges. Dawn McVey has the most fabulous color combos and always put us to the test ~ in a fun way, of course!
The second challenge is from Cuttlebug --it's their final one for the month of July and they have some very inspirational projects and great giveaways ~ you should check them out.
The card challenge is a Gatefold Friendship Card. I had no clue how to create this beautiful card, but had a few ideas and thought I would try it. As luck would have it, Michelle have a wonderful "how to video" which really made the task easy peesy.

My Card: The white base is matted in "Berry" and then the "Moss" flower patterned and glittered paper from "DCWV Citrus Stack" is glued on top. The Butterfly stamp is from "Inque Boutique" clear stamp set. It is inked with SU's "Rose Red" and etched with Stickles "Candy Cane Red" glitter. The "Moss" paper is cut with my Marvy scallop oval punch and adhered to the front with Glue Dots. The red flower is off a silk hydrangea bush from Michael's.
Inside Card: "Berry" and "Moss Green" card stock from DCWV were cut and taped inside. The sentiment was printed on my computer in "Red" ink and the Moss card was embossed with "Birds and Swirls" from Cuttlebug. Rounder corner punch from "EK Success" also used to soften the look.

I think this is a project I will definitely tackle again ~ now that I don't have to "over think it to death" ~ Thanks for the Gatefold Card tutorial, Michelle!

Would love to hear what you think, have a great weekend.


  1. Very pretty! Thank you for playing along at Cuttlebug Challenges.

    I hope you will have time to stop by the Cuttlebug Challenges blog tomorrow for my Saturday tutorial :)

  2. Ohhhhh, Helen! This is gorgeous! WHAT a fabulous celebration of those colors! Love that you played two challenges with one... CARD! You're awesome!

  3. This is such a beautiful and elegant card! I love the tri-fold you created with the butterfly on front.

  4. JUST fabulous! I am now inspired to try a gate fold card!

  5. I `love` your beautiful card......
    `Thanks` for joining in with the Cuttlebug Challenges...

  6. great use of the colors on this one! very pretty! thanks for playing at CBC!

  7. Simply GORGEOUS!!
    I LOVE those colors!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Cuttlebug Challenge!!

  8. gorgeous colors!!
    I love the embossed panel inside your card..very nice touch. thanks for playing along at cuttlebug challenge blog~Shantaie!

  9. helen..this is absolutely gorgeous..TFS! and
    Thanks for playing along this week at the cuttlebug challenge blog!

  10. This is so beautiful! I love how the inside is embossed under the sentiment.

    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! :)

  11. Beautiful colours and great gate-fold the embossing inside!

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment :)

  12. This is beautiful! Love the interior detail!