Monday, April 4, 2016

My Sister, My Friend

Hey there, crafty friends! I hope your April is off to a great start and you're seeing some lovely Spring weather where you are! I'm really happy to share with you my Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT inspiration project for LTSCB # 75 - The Big Bow Theory! Come play with us - we want to see your project with a bow on it somewhere! That should be relatively easy for everyone, lol! Our sponsors this time are Oddball Art Co. and yours truly (me)!

A co-worker commissioned me to create a birthday card for her sister in shades of purple and yellow, and I showed her a photo of a corner card I made this past summer - and she loved it! I found these absolutely gorgeous Vintage Roses digital papers in the Blossom Paper Art Etsy store and fell in love! I printed the paper on antique linen cardstock and paired it with Stampin' Up! Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey cardstock for layering. It all looks amazing together!

In keeping with the challenge theme, I created a pretty double-loop bow with Bordeaux Wine Seam Binding from Really Reasonable Ribbon which is almost an exact match to the Blackberry Bliss cardstock. I have tons of seam binding (from three different companies) in my stash and was so glad to find this color! ;)

Here's a shot of the 'back corner' - you can see just how gorgeous this paper really is. :)

And you can see the overall construction in this overhead shot. This fold is really simple and a lot of fun, and... it folds flat for mailing! :)

Happy to enter this pretty corner card into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock, Marco's White Antique Linen cardstock, Stampin' Up! Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss cardstock, Vintage Roses digital paper from Blossom Paper Art
  • Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers
  • Accessories: RRR Bordeaux Wine Seam Binding, YNS Purple Glittered Gumdrops, Stampin' Up! Basic Pearls

I hope you've found a little inspiration to create a project with a bow on it for our challenge this time! Be sure to check out the fun digital images from Oddball Art Co. Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,


  1. Hi Leslie, this is absolutely elegant looking! Love it.

  2. Very beautiful! I love the's just gorgeous. The sentiment is fabulous, I'll have to get this one day for my sister. Hugs, Robin

  3. Aw, how sweet and your paper background is lovely, Leslie!

  4. Oooo . . . that paper really is gorgeous! What a fun fold; and great way to make it extra special.

  5. Stunning, thank you for sharing with us at The Crafty Addicts - good luck
    Lyn - DT

  6. What a fantastic card you made :-))
    Thank you for sharing with us at Scrapping4Fun. Hope to see you again.
    Hugs, Andreja

  7. wonderful project!
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

  8. Beautiful card and sentiment, thank you for sharing it with us at Cardz4galz, hope to see you next time

    Hugs Babs DT member x

  9. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz, good luck!!! Amy DT

  10. Beautiful card, your sister is going to love it. Such beautiful paper! Thanx for joining us at CC&CC for our Spring challenge. Joanne

  11. What a great card, thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Challenge for our ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

  12. Cute Card. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun

    DT Scrapping 4 Fun

  13. Beautiful card, love the design
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT

  14. Super birthday card and sentiment!
    Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Your Scrapbook Place
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska (DT)*

  15. Lovely card thank your for entering into the Scrapper's Delights "Anything Goes" Blog Challenge Hugs Sue DT xx

  16. Very elegant creation. Thankyou so much for sharing with us at the Crafting Musketeers. Good Luck...Genny DT xxx

  17. Stunning. You have amazing talent. Thank you for joining me at Pearly Sparkles it is very much appreciated. Hugs, Traci xx

  18. Beautiful card.
    Lovely words too
    Thanks for sharing with us at a gem of a challenge
    Hugs Kelly

  19. Thnaks for sharing your great card by Art by Miran :) Hugs Ute DT

  20. Beautiful card Leslie! Love the sentiment and design!

  21. Great card - very elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

    Helen x

  22. Hi Leslie, You're right! The paper is beautiful! Such a sweet card and well done. Thanks for joining the Scrapers Delights Challenge! Becky DT

  23. Very pretty and one of my favorite style cards to make. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge for April and good luck!

  24. Such a gorgeous card! It's so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calenders this month and we hope to see you again soon!

    Love From Rebecca xx


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