Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Guest Designer at Danni's Flutter By Wednesday
Happy Wednesday to everyone!! I hope that everyone had a magnificent weekend and if you didn't get to have a Monday off, I hope you had a great weekend anyway!!! For many of us, this will be short week! So enjoy!!
I was asked by Danni at the Flutter By Wednesday Challenge Blog if I would be a Guest Designer this week to help celebrate her 40 year milestone birthday. Danni is such a sweetie so who in the world could refuse?? I was asked to make a card using a butterfly or a fairy. Danni, thank you so much for this distinguished honor and I hope you like what I have created this time!!
I used Tilda as Butterfly and Tilda with Butterfly, both from Magnolia-licious, the most awesome web shop in all of North America for Maggettes. You can check out the inventory and you will find a greater selection of Magnolias than in any other shop in all of North America...AND you will find the best customer service offered than at any other web shop in the world!!!! I wanted to do something a little different and special for this occasion so I used the Stand Up Card Template with Hanging Centerpiece which is available from Priscilla. This was a FIRST for me!! I have also used the envelope box kit which is also available at Priscilla's blog. I used extra heavy white CS as the base and then added coordinating digital DP to each side of the card. Keep in mind that you will need oversize CS because the card itself is longer than 12 inches. I can also share with you that I would not even attempt this kind of card nor the envelope without the use of Scor-Tape, which in my estimation is the most fantastic product on the market as far as adhesives are concerned.
After handstitching around the entire card with DMC floss I made the hanging centerpiece with Label One Nesties, stamped and colored the two Tildas with Copics, fashioned some sparkly wings of chiffon fabric around a wire frame, sequins, and glitter for one of them and made antennae from pink floral wire wrapped around a toothpick...lol I then connected the centerpiece to the card using eyelets and gold chain. You really can't tell from the pictures but there are two little arms that fold out to make the centerpiece hang out from the card.
I decorated the inside of the card quite simply and left a jotting spot for a note and then made one of the envelope boxes I mentioned above and decorated it to match the card. This card folds flat and fits nicely in this presentation box.
Thank you so much for dropping by today to see what's happening on my homefront!! I love it when you visit and let me know what you think of my meanderings!! As I suggested, this project was a little different so if I have failed to describe it well enough, please jot me an email and I will try my best to answer your questions. Have a wonderful rest-of-the-week and I hope you will come back to see me again real soon....Maggie Hugs to everyone!!!
THE WINNER OF MY CARD AND THE RECIPE ACCORDION FILE AT THE MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS DT SKETCH FOR SEPTEMBER IS:
TRACEY who commented:
Stunningly gorgeous Jacque! Your card is beautiful and I just love that recipe holder. Love them both! xx
CONGRATULATIONS, Tracey, and if you would please send me your address I will ship these off to you right away along with some other surprises!!!