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