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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sweet Stamps - Double Dutch Fold

Sweet Stamps Challenge this week is to make a card using the 'Double Dutch Fold'. You can find the tutorial (and a video) on 'how to' at Splitcoaststampers HERE.
  This is my card closed- I had so much fun making this fun card.  I used the Small Lace Fairie Queen with Angel Wing die by Cheery Lynn- it has a solid background- which is painted with Fushia Creative Inspirations Paint- and the lacey front part if the die is painted with Rose Quartz CI paint.  I mounted the butterfly on a die called Circle Multiframe- which was embossed with the Damask embossing folder.  I layered the butterfly and die onto Bo Bunny Vicki B. DSP.
  For the lower segment- I use a border die called the Ribbon Border die by Marianne Dies.  It is painted with Creative Inspirations Paint Rose Quartz. I wove ribbon through the die after coloring it with Copic E50 marker. The backing DSP is more DSP from the Vicki B pack.

When you open up the card, you have many opportunities to embellish inside. I added a sentiment for Mother's Day. The DSP is the same as on the front of the card-Vicki B from Bo Bunny. The butterflies are dies from Cheery Lynn called Mini Exotic Butterflies and are painted with Creative Inspirations paint Rose Quartz.
  The brown die on the border is the Ribbon Border Die- I used just the eyelet edge of it. It is sponged with Shades Ink Brownie.
 The pink is the full die- the brown is the die edge only.

  I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by so everyone has a chance to win!

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Double Dutch Fold Challenge.

Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Dawn B  *  Dawn L  *
Jacqueline  *  Jacki  *  Jenn  *  Joni  *
                                       *  Kendra  *  Linda  *  Nazeema "Calypso"  *                                              
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara  *

Craft Your Passion- Die Cuts/punches 
Lexi's Creations- Punches/Dies
The Squirrel and the Fox- Things with Wings
Totally Papercrafts- Things with Wings
Charisma-Fancy Folds
Delightful Challenges- Use Stitching

Thanks for stopping by!


Cat's sCrap said...

Original project, very graphic. Beautiful coulours. The inside was worked as well as the outside. Fine and delicate work. Congratulations !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz Challenge this week.

Hugs from France.

jonim52 said...

This is lovely, love the ribbon on the folds.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card, love the butterfly!! Beautiful papers used as well!! Love the embossed die behind the butterfly!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

This is such a great card, have not seen this before and you sure did a sweet card of it.

Bonnie Brown said...

Shelly very pretty!! Love the butterfly, ribbons border and colors!! Beautiful!!

Anne Temple said...

This is gorgeous! I haven't made one of these before and it looks intriguing. Love your color comob and that butterfly is amazing.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

What a pretty design! I have that beautiful butterfly on my wish list-so beautiful

Laura said...

Shelly, what a wonderful card. I love the fold. You did and awesome job with it. TFS

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Awesome Shelly! I've always wanted to make this type of card ... now's my chance! Great job! Hugs to you!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Shelly, that fold is amazing! And your card is gorgeous!!!

mixamatoasties said...


Thanks for joining in at Totally Papercrafts this week.

Susan x

Mamma Mia said...

Beautiful card Shelly. I love the wonderful butterfly on the front and the gorgeous sheen on your pink card! I haven't made this style of card ... think I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for joining us this time at Lexi's Creations. Helen x (DT)

Joan Ervin said...

This is beautiful, Shelly...Your butterfly is sooo pretty and I lvoe the fancy fold design!!!!!

Linda said...

Wow this design is just superb!!!! Love the way you weaved the ribbon through!!!! Wow super gorgeous card!!!!

NanaConnie said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Shelly! You inspire me to try this rather complicated fold.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

absolutely fabulous! never saw that fold before and i just love your butterfly!!!!!

believe me, i'm kicking myself for NOT getting that score board! oh well. bigger and better things on the horizon i'm sure! (yeah, like getting things done to my house which believe me is NO bargain) LOL.

hugs :)

Margaret said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card. Love the paper and colors you used. Beautiful butterfly. What a great layout!

Scrappy Scatty said...

Wonderful project
Thank you for joining us this week at Charisma Cardz
Love Jan

Jenni said...

Great fold, not seen this design before. Your card is lovely. Thanks so much for joining in with this week's challenge at Charisma Cardz.
Jenni x

shell said...

Gorjuss card, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.
Shell xx

Marisa Alvarez said...

What a cool fold! Your card is beautiful.

Maria Matter said...

Wow, what a fabulous design, this is beautiful Shelly!

MiamiKel said...

Happy birthday, Shelly! Hope I got the day right ... I'm way behind ;). Your cards are just terrific!!

Michele said...

oh my goodness this is gorgeous! xo

craftybunny said...

Beautiful card inside and out.So many pretty details and great use of die cuts.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

happyglitzygirl said...

I am definately going to try the Dutch fold, great choice of colours and I love the butterfly. Thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

Darlene said...

Wow Shelly, this is really impressive! I haven't seen this Double Dutch fold before but you've inspired me to give it a try! Love the colors and many details you have included, they all tie together so well. Great card!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Love the pink and brown color scheme. Love how you used the ribbon border on the doors. Very pretty.

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

I love all the elements of this card. So pretty! Love how you decorated the inside. The ribbon is so pretty like that too.