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Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I finally made a card to enter into challenges.  I really missed participating in blog craft challenges!
My card is 6" x 6" with a base of blue.  I used the Ornamental Iron cricut cart. to cut out a gate die 3 times.  Then I layered the gate over paper from My Mind's Eye "Laundry Line", in fact, all of the designer paper used in this project is from that paper pack.  Next, I lined up the gates down the left side of the card.  I took a strip of aqua cardstock and used my cuttlebug to emboss the strip with a border embossing folder called "Just My Type" which is like the Swiss Dots folder.  I used another strip of aqua cs and used a Martha Stewart border punch and placed it alongside the embossed strip.  White ribbon is tied over the embossed strip.  A CTMH stamp "Butterfly Wings" was stamped on designer paper with CTMH stamp pad Moonlight and cut out to place over the gate die.  The first flower from a CTMH background stamp set was stamped using a CTMH  Topiary stamp pad over designer paper four times on two different papers, cut out and a pink brad holding them together.  The second flower was punched out of designer paper 6 times with a Stamping Up 2 3/8" flower punch, sprayed with water, crumpled up, lined up on a pink brad and arranged to make a 3D flower.

I have to confess, the challenge blogs I am submitting this card to were found on Both Sides of the Paper . I admit to scrap lifting, so I guess this is challenge lifting?  Katie did a wonderful job of gathering the list, I hope she does not mind that I used her hard work.  So, with no further ado:

Everybody Art - Anything Goes
Hooked on Crafts - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Things with Wings
The Crafty Calendar - Things with Wings
One Stitch At A Time - Things with Wings
Lily Pad Cards - Ribbons
Charisma Cardz - Pink and Green
Hanna and Friends - In The Garden
Whoopsi Daisy - Pile on Those Flowers
Karen's Doodles - Flower Power
Make It Monday - Flowers and/or Leaves
Stamp Something - Pretty Papers
Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle - Photo Inspiration
My Mum's Craft Shop - Seeing Spots
Just Some Lines - Spotty Dotty
Friday Mashup - Summer Loving or Polka Dots
Stampavie and More - Butterflies
Delicious Doodles - Things That Flutter
Crop Stop - Embossed Embellishments
Craft Your Passion - Paper Piecing
Totally Papercrafts - Die Cuts and Punches
The Paper Shelter - Punches and Dies
Stampin' B's - Use a Border Punch

Hopefully, someone else will find this list helpful and use it to enter their own creations! Happy Crafting! :) 


  1. Pretty Butterflies.. Great Sumer Card with a touch of Polka Dots!! I love the color combo you used.. Thanks for following the Friday Mashup and sharing this with us this week..

  2. Love your flowers and how you incorporated the polka dots! Thanks so much for playing at the Friday Mashup!!

  3. Oooh, I love the dimension on these flowers!

    Great layout and design and a fabulous sentiment inside.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



  4. Beautiful card! I love the trellis and embossing. Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog!

  5. Those flowers are lovely! Thanks for playing with the Friday Mashup!

  6. Great card and feel free to grab any challenges from my list whenever you like :)

  7. Love those flowers, you did a great job on those.

    Thanks for joining us over at The Friday Mashup.

  8. Love those flowers and the cas style on this card. Saw your creation at Make It Monday.
    Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

  9. Such a pretty card, love the flower trellis and those blooms are gorgeous :)

    Thanks for joining us at Karens Doodles this week :)

    Elaine ♥

  10. Really pretty Stephenie. Good Luck with the Friday Mashup challenge.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  11. What a beautiful project, those flowers are devine! Thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT. Good luck. NIKKI DT

  12. Beautiful card and such lovely words.Love your paper choices.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
    Lisa x

  13. Wow what a fabulous card! What a lot of detail and work has gone into this - and I adore those flowers. Thankyou for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week and good luck! Hugs, Teresa x

  14. Fabulous card I love the flowers. Thanks for joining Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

  15. Cute as a button
    Thanks for playing along with Karen's Doodles and
    Totally Papercrafts challenges.
    Anne x

  16. very cool design.....thanks for playing with the Stampin B's

  17. Fabulous card hun!!
    Thank you for playing at the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, and good luck with the draw!
    Teri x

  18. oh oww what a gorgeous flower and pretty butterfly
    Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday this week
    Lisa x
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

  19. nice! Thanks for entering your card in the crop stop challenge!

  20. Very pretty - the scrunched up flower if FAB. :-D Thank you for joining us at SSDS
    Ike xx
    SSDS DT + Sponsor

  21. Super pretty flowers :) You did an excellent job! Thanks for sharing at Make It Monday!

  22. Hi, came here from Make it Monday, your flowers are lovely, but the gate cricut cut is nicer!

  23. Sweet card, love the flowers.

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

  24. this is so pretty-love how you used thegate in your card-thanks for playing along with craft your passion challenge

  25. What a wonderful card!!
    Thanks for joining the Just Some Lines Saturday Challenge!