Friday, April 2, 2010

Pink Something and a Fun Fold

Happy Friday!

Hope you've had a great week! It was pretty rainy here earlier this week, but when it ended, the sun came out and the temps warmed up! It's a beautiful Spring day here, I hope it's nice where ever you are!

Today I have a couple of cards to share with you for the challenges at Just Magnolia and Stamp Something. Both challenges posted this morning and you actually could combine them if you fancy a chance to play along.

First, my creation for Just Magnolia. Our challenge this week, is our special monthly challenge, to create a project/card with more than one fold while also using a Magnolia image. Our sponsor is Simon Says Stamp. I was going to go with a traditional gate fold card, but then I saw this really awesome creation on Deb's blog and decided to give it a go. Deb calls it a theater box card and she has a great tutorial posted for how to make one, so that's what I've made for this challenge.

I started by coloring this sweet image that Ann was kind enough to stamp and share with me. I just love the sweet little costume and her fun hair. I think I will need to order myself this stamp! I've colored her with Copics and added lots of stickles for shimmer. I used Nestabilities to frame the image and then decorated with cherry blossoms and sticky gems on my BG Lemonade papers.

On the inner flaps, I've added some cupcake images and hearts with more sticky gems and stickles. The papers are also more BG Lemonade with card stock in various pink tones. 

Here's a closer look at the inside...
The really nice part about this card is that you can fold it closed to protect all the embellishments on the inside of the card. I've decorated the outside with more BG papers and then some sentiments from Whimsy Stamps that have been punched with various oval punches. I've added ribbon to tie the box closed with more cherry blossom accents.

This card also fits the challenges at:
Roses on Paper: Punch It
A Spoon Full of Sugar: Shaped Cards
Magnolia Down Under: Stitching
Stamptacular Sunday: Flower Power
Totally Gorjuss: Hearts

OK, next I have my Stamp Something card and this week our challenge is Pink Somethings. You just need to use lots of pink in your creation. I've used a Stamping Boutique image on my card as they are the sponsor of this challenge.

I've colored with Copics and then added some stickles to the image. I've used the sketch from Sketch Saturday with BG Bittersweet papers. I've framed the image with Oval Nesties and then added some flowers, brads, and ribbon to accent this card.

This card also fits the challenges at:
Creative Cottage: Pretty Pink
Crafty Calendar Challenge: Flower Power

Thanks for coming on over today. I hope you have a great Friday and an even better weekend!

Happy Stamping,


Erin... said...

Denise these are both fabulous!!! LOve love love your JM card. what a fantastic fold!!!! Happy Easter!

Tracey said...

Incredible cards Denise!! I am loving all of the pink! xx

Marina said...

Both cards are so gorgeous but my fav is the first one.
I love the layout and the papers.


Yvonne said...

Beautiful card. The papers are just so pretty and I just adore the wonderful cupcakes you have used too. I think I may have to have a go at this shaped card too.

A Passion for Stamping said...

Cute Cute Cute! I love anything
Pink and you hit it big time. Also
a great card design!


Kim Piggott said...

Wowzers Denise!
These are absolutely stunning cards!
Happy Easter!
kim x

Peggie said...

Both are cards so cute. Love the glitter they are sitting on.

Cami said...

Denise, I love both of your cards! The theater box card shows the love you put into it...lots of folds and coloring that is beautiful. The second card is so cute! Hugs, Cami

Pen to Paper said...

Denise this is so cool! I will have to try one day. I love the colors you've used!



Leonie said...

O i have never seen a card folded like this before. i likey and love all your sparkles very pretty!

Berry said...

I love both your cards they are stunning! So Gorgeously pink too with lovely flowers, thanks for joining us at the creative cottage challenge blog this wk hugs Rebekah x

Debs said...

Both beautiful cards.. Thanks for playing along at TG this week…Debs

Adrina said...

Denise, these cards ara amazing. Especially the first one blows me away, those colours!!! WOW
Adrina XX

Kat said...

Both of these cards are just stunning Denise. I love your choice of colours. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Karen W said...

Lovely cards Denise. You did a wonderful job on them.


Deb said...

oh yey, you made one, it is so gorgeous, love how you decorated it and those papers, it looks fab! Love your sweet pink one too! Hope you are feeling better, hugs Debx

stephanne said...

Two wonderful projects!! The Maggie card has me owwwing and awwwing, all those folds, wonderful shapes and punches, the stitching is fabulous, love the image and flowers and and and and. Beautiful work!! Your stamping boutique image is coloured wonderfully and I LOVE those flowers together!! Thanks so much for playing along with MDUC's stitching challenge this week!!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Your Tilda card is beautiful! So lovely, great shimmers and beautiful papers--love it!


Tracy said...

wow these are both stunning, especially the first one, all the detail is just fabulous and i love the papers and images you have used on both cards. Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage Challenge. Tracy x

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Becky said...

What a pretty card, I love the pink!!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Creative Cottage!
Love Becky xx

Carolyn said...

Fantastic card. I love the image and flowers. Thanks for joining in at SSC.
Hugs xx

Donna said...

Stunning card Denise and such a pretty choice of papers, such a sweet image...she's gorge! Thanks for joining in the fun this week with the Creative Cottage :) Donna x

Patricia Garcia said...

Both cards are beautiful, love your color choices and your coloring too!!


Debbie said...

These are just gorgeous Denise,Thanks for playing along with ASFOS this week,Hugs Debbie x

Anne said...

Denise your cards are gorgeous! I love the sparkle =)

Hugs, Anne

jjcreations said...

Wonderful creations! I love all the folds on the first one and all the pink on the second. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Your cards are beautiful...I just love the Tilda folded one so much, beautiful colour and design

Gorgeous job