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Saturday, May 01, 2010

NSD - My Pink Stamper Challenge #3

So.....Challenge #3 was "Thinking Outside the Box". For this challenge, you are supposed to do something to your scrapbook layout, card, etc, that you wouldn't normally do. Hmmm....this got me thinking.....which of the many ideas that I've seen on the message boards and other blogs should I give a try since I am not too adventurous. :-)

The 1st thing that popped into my mind was to try a Gate-fold card. All of my cards are always the generic cards and open at the side/bottom to reveal the note. I thought the Gate-fold card idea would be neat to try since it opens in the middle to reveal the note inside.

This is an A2 size card. I took an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of white cardstock and cut it in half so I ended up with a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of paper. I then scored and folded the card at 2 1/8" from the left and right edges....this left me with a 4 1/4" center piece and the 2 flaps which meet in the middle. I covered the base in the black & white striped paper. I used the Give a Hoot cartridge and cut the butterfly, it's layers, and the shadow at 2 1/2". Again, I used some scrap paper I had laying around. The sentiment is a little metal plaque that I got in a swap. I wanted to add some bling, so I added some little rhinestones to the butterfly and used Black Diamond Stickles on the antennae and the bottom of the butterfly.

I used pop-dots to adhere the left half of the butterfly to the left side of the card. This way you can use the butterfly almost like a tab to open the card.

So, what do you think? Are you participating in the challenges also? I better get a move on...Robyn has already posted #5 and #6 will be on it's way shortly and I'm just now finishing up #3. Wow....

2 Crafty Comments:

Audrey Frelx said...

Can't understand what you've wrote, but that's a cute card!

Sparksgal said...

Fixed the post - not sure what happened with the text. Thanks for letting me know Audrey! :)

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