Sunday, June 2, 2013


Hello, Crafty Peeples,

Today is my daughter's birthday and I decided that I would not create for her the very traditional card, but rather one that uses one of our favorite hymns.  I love the story behind the writing of this song, and if any of you saw the movie, then you know about the awesome move of G-d that took place in this man's life.

This week at 613 Avenue Create, we want you to "Create Your Own Challenge" using this chart.

You must use items from each column (i.e.,  3 items from column 1, 1 or 2 items from columns 2-5).

 To create my project, I used "IMAGE, PATTERNED PAPER AND SOLID PAPER" from C-1.
C-2, I used  SKETCH and DIE CUT, C-3 I used STICKLES, C-4, CLOTHES PINS, and from C-5, I used RIBBON AND LACE.

The die cut panel was perfect to hold the sentiment.  I thought it was a nice design point of interest to simply change the orientation.  It was also the perfect size for the "Amazing Grace Stamp" by Our Daily Bread Designs.  

 Note: It is very important to trace around the die and then cut around the tracing and keep them even.  I was a little off, but my daughter actually likes little imperfections in her cards.  She thinks it makes them more personal.  Nice thought, but I think I should get it perfect.


All of the papers and embellishments (except the LACE AND RIBBON) are from the  Prima "Lyric Collection".   The Lace is by Prima (I think) and the ribbon is from my stash of crinkled ribbon.

Hint:  It is always easier to crinkle large sections of ribbon at one time.  I know the colors I use most often, so I use distress inks and glimmer mists to create my color combos.  I store them in plastic sandwich bags.  I keep all cut away pieces because they can make small bows, like the one on this project.

The tutorial for this gatefold card can be found at BECCY'S PLACE TECHNIQUE CHALLENGE

This design was chosen in the Top Five at All Sorts Challenges
Thanks, so very much!

Entered in the following Challenges:

All Sorts - Here Come The Girls - Any project for  any lovely lady in your life.  *****
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Vintage
Hiding in My Craft Room -HIMCR#100B-Die Cuts (site has multiple challenges)
Our Creative Corner - Recipe Challenge (I used Lace, wood, inks, ribbon)
Paper Creator's Crafts - Anything Goes
The Hobby House Challenge - Anything Goes
Scribbles Designs Challenge - Celebrate Mom or A Special Woman with Flowers!
The Cupboard Trilogy - Birthdays


  1. Absolutely stunning, Chana! Everything about this is simply glorious. Love all the embellishments and the great details in your design.

  2. I'm with your daughter Chana and I say "embrace imperfection" although I think somebody else said that first! Your card is just fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Cotner. Margie x

  3. I'm with your daughter Chana and I say "embrace imperfection" although I think somebody else said that first! Your card is just fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Cotner. Margie x

  4. Anonymous02 June, 2013

    A gorgeous creation and thank you so much for joining us at the Hobby House Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  5. Oh My! Such a FABulous design and these embellishments are so pretty...LOve your colours too. Thank you sooo much for joining us this week at
    Tammy's Scrapin Corner.

  6. Love, love love it, great layout, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxxx

  7. Wow! This is stunning, Chana! Such a beautiful and artistic design! Happy Birthday to your daughter! I am sure she loved this gorgeous creation made in her honor!

  8. Wow.. so beautiful!! I love all your elements.. the lace, the flowers, the leaves. Just gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tammy’s Scrapin Corner!!! Good Luck! I hope I see you again for our next challenge :)

    - Susan, Senior DT @ Tammy’s Scrapin Corner
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Sentimental Susan}

  9. ohhh wow how fabulous. I would never have thought of using the clothespin in that way. Great card!!!!

    Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  10. Are totally delightful card Chana.

    Thanks so much for joining in with our 'Here Come the Girls' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  11. What a fabulous card Chana. I love the design as your eye is drawn to the centre, the rightful focus of attention. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time, hugs Jenny x

  12. Your card is absolutely beautiful Chana, well done! The music in the background is wonderful and looks great through the window you've cut. I also love the colours you chose and the gorgeous embellishments finish it all off nicely.

  13. A lovely card with lots of wonderful details. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time. Juliax

  14. What a stunningly beautiful card I love the concept of it.
    Thank you for joining us over at the cupboard trilogy challenges
    Lyn Clark DT

  15. This is so pretty! Love the flowers and the lace. Like the earth colours and the peg looks great.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Scribblers and good luck!

  16. Super cute. Love that song too. Thanks so much for playing along at Hiding In My Craft Room!

    lovies, =o) kel


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