Monday, February 21, 2011


What a beautiful weekend.  The weather was perfect and I got to go with friends to a stamp convention.  My friend, Bev, rode with me and we met with our dear friend, Cheryl, and had a blast.  I saw lots of neat products and ideas, and had a wonderful time.  The best was when Cheryl won a free weekend at the cottage at one of our local scrapbooking stores.  This is the same kind of weekend that I talked about the beginning of January.  We were all so excited because we had such a great time.  Yipeee!!  I have a bit of a sore throat from screaming when they announced she had won.  I guess I lost control a bit, but who could blame me.

Well, I didn’t just play all weekend.  I have another card using Sparkle N Sprinkle’s new stamp set 425 Spring Swirl (OK, I did play).  This set has so many fun stamps and so many possibilities.  I love the cute little Kite (3390-425C) and I used a side-step card to give it the look of flying off in the air.  I used a white card base and cut and folded it per the directions given here in the Tips and Techniques section at Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I cut pieces of blue cardstock to fit the various sections, leaving a 1/8” border of white.  I used a slightly taller piece for the back section to provide extra heigth for the kite.  I used two decorative floral papers to layer on top of the blue cardstock, once again leaving a 1/8” border.  I stamped 3397-425E Swirl Tulip in pink and purple, using markers to color the stamp, and cut out one of each.  I glued these onto the tall, narrow section on the left side, using double sided foam tape on the purple tulip to pop it up over the stem of the pink one.  I added a sheer blue double bow to the stems.  I stamped the top tulip border of 3434-426G Easter Borders from stamp set 426 Easter Chicks in black and colored with markers.  I cut it out and glued it to the front right section.  I stamped 3396-425B Imagination in blue dye ink onto white cardstock and cut it out with a scalloped oval die.  I used foam tape to layer this on top of a blue oval and attached the bottom half to the second section on the right so the sentiment shows above the front section when the card opens and stands up.  I stamped 3390-425C Kite in blue three times on white cardstock and cut these out.  I arranged them on the three sections on the right to appear to be flying back and forth, going up into the air, just like on a windy, spring day.

Here is a side view to show you the various folds.

I made a second card with a few changes.  On this card I added another purple and pink tulip to the back, right section, cutting down the stems so that they peek just behind the sentiment on the middle section.  I also stamped the kites on pink cardstock that shows in the design.

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C75 – Dies
The Creative Cottage Challenge Blog #33 – Fabulous Florals
Little Claire’s – Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #43 – Be Inspired (Color)
Stamping Vacation:  Lots of Paper Challenge - Paper That Resembles Material (The blue paper with little flowers reminds me of cute cotton dresses}
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge #9 - Spring...Flowers Everywhere


Dorcas said...

Wow! This card is really beautiful!
I’m so glad you could join us at Sentimental Sundays this week!

Shirl said...

Love this card absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at Sentimental Sundays.
Hugs Shirley x x

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining our Photo Inspiration challenge at Sentimental Sundays .


April said...

Great card, Marie! I love all the elements.

Tameko said...

Lovely card. Nice colors and design. Thanks for joining us at SS!

MissyB said...


Really lovely card, great colours. Thank you for joining us at Little Claire.

missyb x

Tracey said...

Gorgeous cards, great design & I love the colours :o)

Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!

Suzie McFloozy said...

What a beautiful card love the kite and the fabulous sentiment x
Thanks for joining in with our Fabulous florals challenge at creative cottage x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

The Little Stamper said...

I love how dimensional this card is, and your choice of colours is gorgeous!

Thanks for joining us on the Little Claire's challenge.

Sharon x