Saturday, 5 November 2011

simply stampin' challenge, week 32

Good Morning!

First off I would like to thank everyone for their kind wishes over the past week - I am now feeling A LOT better! A bit gutted that I missed an entire week of my life sick on the sofa and now have a couple of REALLY hectic weeks! Oh well, sometimes it cannot be helped!

Now, here we are on Saturday again and that means another Simply Stampin' Challenge!! This week is a Colour Challenge and this time the colours are....

I have a LOVELY project to share with you - I had lots of fun making this one. It was inspired by a sketch from a book called Folding Ideas for Cards and Envelopes by Laurence K. Withers. 

Hugs Because I Care

Stamp Set: Just Perfect Alphabet, Precious Butterflies
Ink: Soft Suede
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Peach Parfait
DSP: Domestic Goddess
Punch: Scallop Edge, Decorative Label, 3/4" Circle
Big Shot: Top Note
Accessories: Mini Brads, Brown Baker's Twine (non-SU)
Extras: Paper Piercer, Mat Pack

I started out by wanting to make a different than normal card. So this card all folds up with some of the sentiment on the outside and then continues inside. I think its a lovely and special card to give to someone going through a hard time - that's what immediately screamed to me when I saw the colours - so sunny and happy looking! 
I started by folding my card then cut a curve on one of the flaps. I added some gorgeous sunny Daffodil Delight DSP from the Domestic Goddess collection - it was all sun rays and and sparkles - I just thought it was really fitting! I punched a scallop trim to add the the front flap, and some small circles that could be used to make a tie to hold the card together. I used brads to attach the circles for the closure. On the inside I added a portion of the Top Note to the centre and a sentiment to the bottom corner punched out with the decorative label punch. I then stamped some butterflies and cut out some too, to decorate the inside and outside (I used some of these butterflies to cover up the backs of the brads. I used a combination of the Just Perfect Alphabet and my own hand writing to make up the sentiment. Finally I added faux stitching around all the edges. 

Now a really in depth card for this week but I hope you enjoyed seeing a bit of a different card and have been inspired to try something different yourself! I'd love to see what you come up with. 

Please visit the Simply Stampin' Challenge blog to see what the other talented design team members have created for you this week and then get creating yourself! I can't wait to see what you come up with! 

Thanks for stopping by, please do leave me a comment,

Happy Stampin',

Amanda xx


  1. Hey Amanda,
    I love that we used the same paper, just shows you that you can get totally different results with the same tools.
    Kelly xx

  2. Awesome card! I love how this opens! Excellent use of the colors!!

  3. Really lovely card Amanda! Really like how you have used the top note die and decorative label punch. Glad to hear you are feeling better too. Bx

  4. Oooh, what a fabby 3 panel card, I love it! It's a very happy, sunshiny card too!