Monday, January 21, 2013

Celebrate Big!

It's another snowy day in PA, so I have taken to my craft room.
There are so many projects that I want to do, and I know that if I don't get them
 all done before spring arrives, they will be put on the back-burner once again.
This is a new fold for me, but I love how it turned out!
Not only can it be displayed in a larger format, but it also fits in an A2 envelope.

This is the card all closed up ready for mailing.
Again....I am recycling my leftovers from previous projects.
The embossed pink glitter mat is from my 2012 Christmas cards
and the small leaves are Cricut cuts that have been on my craft desk for months!
The hologram stripe and lime green band are cutoffs from paper trimmings.
This beautiful dahlia is a die-cut that I purchased from Simon Says Stamps.

The main image is a stamp that I won from Mark's Finest Papers.
Although I am just starting to incorporate stamps into my paper crafting,
I am pleased with my effort.  I used glitter, colored pencils and a 
blender pen to achieve this result.
Some matting, punched borders, and embossing finish off the inside.

Once this card is opened up, it makes a nice display.
A personal sentiment will be added to the back and this will
sent off to me sister who has a birthday coming up in February.
I have also embossed the envelope with Happy Birthday to make it special. 

I will be entering this in the following challenges:


  1. Now that's cute. Great job on your card with all the creativity going on there. Thanks for playing along with us at PDE.

  2. What a fabulous design! I love the sweet image!
    Thanks so much for joining us at My Craft Spot!
    Sherrie K
    DT Memeber

  3. How beautiful! I love how you colored the image inside. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Cricut Cardz Challenge this week. Hope to see you again soon :)

    Purple Monkey Moments

  4. What a sweet card. I recognize the Mark's Finest Papers stamp set - I have that set but haven't used it yet. Your card is darling!

    I wanted to let you know about my challenge blog, and invite you to join us. Our challenges are always Anything Goes, and you are welcome to share any of your sweet cards with us. Just check us out right here:
    I personally invite you to play along with us!!!

    Also, there's a fun Blog Hop taking place now at Daydream Designs. You can start the Blog Hop here:

    I know I've loaded you with a lot of information, but your art is just delightful and I really would love to have you join us for lots of fun and chances to win some awesome prizes. Hope to see you soon!
    Word Art Wednesday

    1. Thank you so much, Karen! I will definitely check out the blog hop and the challenge @ Word Art Wednesday!

  5. Thanks for stopping by to share this with us. I'm so blessed that you accepted my invitation to play along in our challenges, and hope that you will be back soon (and often) to share more of your super sweet art. I love seeing your sweet creations, and look forward to having you share more of them in our challenges. You are welcome and encouraged to share up to 5 entries per week. Come play with us!! Thanks for stopping by, and have a very blessed week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. Marcia,
    Such a colorful and fun card. I love new folds and yours is really sweet. I must say I'm glad it's snowing so we get to see your work.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

  7. I love cards that have interesting folds-this is so cool! And I love the yummy looking dessert :) Thanks for playing along with us at Pause Dream Enjoy challenges this week!
    Michelle PDE DT

  8. Like what the chef is serving up on this wonderful card with a wonderful style of way it opens. Thanks for entering PDE Desserts challenge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    PDE DT

  9. Very cute card, I love the style of this card and how it opens, great job! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot.

  10. What a fabulous card - inside and out! I love the front especially. It's so pretty!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  11. Beautiful I love these colors together.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  12. How fun, I love that this opens up for display. Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!