Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Wishing You Joy

Hi, Friends......

Seems like I am always playing catch up with the Butterfly Challenge, but this fortnight's challenge was too much fun to let pass by. The theme this time was the Letter B: Butterfly + Bifold, the specialty card type. I also chose Bluebell from the options. Mrs A. has excellent tutorials on a tab on her challenge page for different designs of these cards. 

I used some Christmas gift card credit to buy the Graphic 45 Flutter collection. (Swoon!!) The double-sided sheets were perfect for the bifold design and even included the Bluebell color!! I went for a clean monochrome look.

Here's a shot of it closed. You can also see that I made a simple butterfly medallion to decorate the coordinating envelope, too.

Here it is opened up. A couple butterflies magically appear when it is opened that were hidden before.  :)

I cobbled together a sentiment from several different sets. The line that says "on your" originally said "on your day" (you can see the set in the top photo). I could have done stamp surgery and cut off the "day" to use separately, but I live in fear of losing tiny pieces from my sets. Masking was the perfect solution! All I needed to do was use a bit of washi to cover up the extra word and my stamp stayed intact and I am much less likely to lose part of it!! Yay!!!

Products used include:
Winnie & Walter - In Bloom: Frenchy's Festive Florals stamp set
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Happy stamp set (the word BIRTHDAY in my sentiment).
Winnie & Walter - LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs stamp set (for the little heart I attached to the tail of the JOY word)
Winnie & Walter - Purrfect with Evelin T Designs stamp set (sweet little birdie on the sentiment panel)
Graphic 45 Flutter Collection
Distress Ink in Faded Jeans and Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (for butterflies and medallion on envelope)
Sizzix - Circles, Scallop die set
M&C Boutique - Large Circle Frame die set
Doily from my stash

Hope you liked how my bifold card turned out. It was fun to try this design!

Hope you are staying safe and warm wherever you live. Winter is not giving up without a fight around here with more snow in the forecast for tomorrow, but then warmer weather in the high 40s is predicted this weekend. It is amazing how spring-like it seems around here, considering we still have a foot of dense snow and ice on the ground! But I can hear water trickling outside in the afternoons, accompanied by birds singing, and the sun is noticeably higher in the sky than it was in the winter. I know spring really IS coming!!! Yay!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Butterfly Challenge #118 - B is for.... (I used Bifold + Bluebell)
2. Winnie & Walter 5th Birthday Bash - Layering Die Cuts Challenge (I layered the circle dies)
3. Winnie & Walter 5th Birthday Bash - 3+ Stamp Set Challenge
4. Winnie & Walter 5th Birthday Bash - 5 Challenge (I used 5 butterflies)
5. Winnie & Walter - Altering Stamps by Masking Challenge (I masked off part of a sentiment stamp)
6. Papercraft Challenge #16 - AG w/ opt. Animals
7. TCP March Tuesday Challenge #355 - Envie Envy (decorate an envelope to go with project)
8. Word-Art Wednesday Week #376-377 - AG
9. Penny Black and More March Challenge- Going around in Circles
10. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper March Challenge
11. DL.ART March Linky Challenge - AG
12. The House that Stamps Built - DCC36 Easter or Spring
13. Dare 2B Artzy March Challenge - Anything Goes

14. Hero Arts National Craft Month - Birthday Card


  1. Wow, Janis! It's gorgeous! You did an amazing job with this bi-fold!

  2. Oh my goodness, you have totally supassed yourself with this card. I love it. So clean and simple on the outside but what a delight to behold when it opens up. Thankyou so much for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Hi Janis,
    what a very wonderful card and thapaper used is soooooooo! gorgeous.
    Super cute Butterflies also.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  4. oh Janis this is super pretty card!

  5. Awwww... Love, love, love this bifold card!! And the paper is just amazing!

  6. That is a really fun fold! I've never tried one of those before, but I should! And you're right, those papers are really beautiful! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  7. What a lovely design Janis and loving the soft colours, the bluey/lilacs are very pretty and the cream much soften on the eye, many thanks for joining in with our 'Going Round in Circles' theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  8. What a beautiful fold This is a wonderful card ……….Lis

  9. So pretty with the butterflies and I like the bifold design.

  10. What a beautiful paper and wow - what an amazing card! So happy you linked up to the Easter/Spring Challenge over on The House That Stamps Built!

  11. Beautiful card!! Thank you for joining us! Jeanie -Scrapbookingmamaw @ Proud PB DT Member
    Be sure to join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges next time!

  12. A lovely creation and I love your colour choices on this piece, many thanks for joining us this month at Penny Black and More xxxx

  13. Absolutely beautiful and so unique!

  14. This is spectacular Janis! I took one look at that fancy fold on the Butterfly challenge blog and decided to steer clear, so I'm even more impressed. That Graphic 45 collection couldn't be more perfect for your design...and it's in my favorite blue and cream.

  15. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More.
    x Daniela


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