I am a big fan of fun fold cards and the gatefold with the “belly band” is one of my favorite styles to make. I used the now retired Back to Black DSP from Stampin Up. I added a beautiful layered embellishment to the belly band featuring the Stampin Up Watercolor Wings #139424 Photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating Bold Butterly Framelits #138135. The butterfly rests on a black circle matted by a melon mambo scallop circle. The sentiment is from the Watercolor Wings and stamped in black on a hand cut banner.
The Stampin Up Watercolor Wings #139424 two step stamp set makes making butterflies a snap. I paired the Watercolor Wings with the Bold Butterflies #138135 Framelits. The butterflies were adhered to the Textured Brick Wall background and the sentiment is from the watercolor wings stamp set that I hand cut into a banner.
For today’s post I wanted to create a tunnel card. The card base is whisper white and textured with the Stampin Up Fluttering Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, TIEF,#139304. I added a piece of retired scallops dot ribbon to anchor the butterfly to. The butterfly was stamped with the Stampin Up Watercolor wings stamp set #139424 and cut with the coordinating Butterflies Thinlits die #137360. The Watercolor Wings Photopolymer Stamp Set makes making classic butterflies even better using a two set stamp set that allow you to overlay images that you can combine over the base image. Using colors and images you want to create the butterflies you want with endless possibilities. The Butterflies Thinlits dies is on clearance this week so be sure to check out the Stampin Up weekly deals
The outside of the tunnel card is the classic card but when opened up the tunnel is created.For the hole, I used the Stampin Up Oval #129381 and added a lacy butterfly cut using the Bold Butterfies #138135 framelits.
Becky Higgins, founder of Project Life and has an exclusive line of Project Life stuff wanted to put something together for the Swapp family that may, in even the very smallest way, bring comfort over the coming weeks, months, and years. Heidi and Eric Swapp’s 16-year-old son Cory passed away very unexpectedly. Heidi Swapp is also a big name in the scrapbooking industry and a contributor to Project Life but more importantly is a friend to Becky Higgins.
Nothing can take away the sting and the sorrow that they must be feeling, but to know that they are so very loved is indeed a help to Heidi and her family during this very tender time. Through Social Media Becky asked anyone, anywhere to make a 4×4 card that will be later compiled in an 8X8 album. The idea is that the Swapps will have something tangible to hold in their hands. Something they can flip through as they read messages upon messages of encouragement and love from family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and even strangers. Basically anyone and everyone who wants to express their condolences.
Today’s post is the 4×4 card that I made for the outpouring of love and support for a family that I don’t know; although I took a class from Heidi years ago at CKU(Creating Keepsake University) in Orlando Florida and was amazed by her creativity. My card was made using the Stampin Up Watercolor Wings #139424 stampset. I added a banner that was notched using the Banner Triple Punch 138292. The sentiment is from the Petite Pairs #128706 stampset.
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