Monday, January 20, 2014

Thank you.

I needed to make a Thank You card and this is the one that I sent. As with my pledge to try out new card shapes and techniques I found this video by Christina  on making a trellis without the use of a die cut.Christina also has a fantastic blog.
Card base made from two pieces of craft paper hinged at top.
Both aperture windows cut using a craft knife .
Embossed with a Butterfly folder free with Papercraft Essentials magazine.
Navy blue strips from my stash of paper oddments adhered to back of front frame.
Butterfly die  by Cheery Lynn Designs DL 113AB
Sentiment  cut  using Britannia dies.
dp behind trellis and on banner by Hunkdory Butterfly Wishes
Side view of card.

Inside of card showing Hunkydory floral topper.
Die cuts by Spellbinders 'Deckled Rectangles' and 'Romantic Rectangles.'
Entering into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments #98: Use any sentiment.
Penny's Paper-Crafty #160: Embellishments.
Simon Says Stamps: Emboss it.
Vintage  Utfordring #73: Dies and or/punch.
Come & Get It : Butterflies or dragonflies.
613 Avenue Create #55: Anything goes/use shades of blue.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #108: Use up your snippets (navy blue strips for trellis).
Quirky Crafts #2: Birds, bugs and butterflies.
Sarah Hurley 365 #88: Thank you.


  1. This is lovely Mrs A. I do so love navy and this is no exception.

  2. Beautiful card Mrs A with a fab inside too....congrats on your Top 3 spot at Melonheadz Friends!
    xxx Margreet

  3. Love the way the flowers peek from the trellis Mrs A
    Dr Sonia

  4. Spot on Mrs A - a fabulous card! I do love the navy with those soft colours and thanks for the links too :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  5. Lovely card. Very impressed you're trying out new stuff. xxx

  6. That's gorgeous Mrs A, will check out the link and the video. Shaped cards terrify me! x

  7. Fabulous card Mrs A ! love that idea huggles Sue xx

  8. Very nice! And am I safe in thinking you still have all your fingers and toes after using the craft knife??!! I hope so!

  9. Wow Mrs A this is amazing how well it looks and to think its been done from scratch l checked out Christinas blog and l am too following her and checked out other tutorials she is amazing thank you for the link xx

  10. WOW! This is gorgeous Mrs A. I love the trellis design (thank you for the link), it really looks so effective. The colours and butterflies are so beautiful too.
    hugs Sue

  11. Gorgeous, Mrs A! Very classy. Don't think I'd trust myself to cut all that! Off to take a look at the links xxx

  12. Mra. A, I can picture the look of awed-delight that will appear on the face of the person who is so fortunate to receive this oh-so-pretty card! Not only have you followed through on your resolution (applause, applause!), but the time, thoughtfulness and creativity here is outstanding. Loveliness, both outside and inside your card. Impressive!! Speaking of 'lovely' - your comments on my blog! Thank you! Your words go a long way in keeping me motivated (especially on those days when the recycle bin is being more 'productive' than I am!) Hugs~c

  13. Oh this card is just beautiful Mrs. A! I love how you did the front and I love the color combo as well as that beautiful butterfly.

  14. Delightful card, inside and out!!!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiment this week.

  15. This is amazing & beautiful! Love your work, Mrs. A!

  16. You do make such interesting cards Mrs A, this is another beauty.

    Great idea about filling my mini mannequins with lavender - now I may have to make some more! xx

  17. You are amazing! Give me a craft knife and I give you blood. I love this pretty lattice that you cut and that butterfly is so pretty!

  18. I admire you for trying so many new things. This is gorgeous. I can't do craft knife. I think I am afraid of it. The inside is also gorgeous. Great card.

  19. Gorgeous card!! Such a pretty design! Love it!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  20. So pretty! And so expertly executed Anne - WOW! You must have such a steady hand. I think dies and all those other cutting gadgets have rather made cutting with a knife and steel rule something of a rarity these days - for me anyway.

    And thanks for your lovely comments again Ann - I have gone rather pompom made but I'm using those Clover gadgets to make them - so easy! I'm intending a post on the different sizes and yarns soon. x

  21. Beautiful and elegant card Mrs A, so pretty tye way you have placed the pretty papers behind the trellis, you must have a steady hand to cut the apertures! :) Donna ♥ x

  22. A gorgeous thank you card. Love the interesting background on the front.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  23. Wonderful trellis work, and the inside is superb. Lynn x

  24. OH wow, what a lovely card. I admire that you are stepping out of the comforts of the known and trying new techniques and styles. That is awesome!!! Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create.

    Melissa M
    DT Member

  25. Such a lovely trellis you have created on this beautiful card. Creative Bliss...

  26. Delightful! Thanks for joining us at It's all about the vintage and beauty!

  27. This is such a wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at It's all about the vintage and beauty! :)

  28. I like the striking colours and pretty inside too x

  29. Beautiful card Mrs A, the trellis cutout with the butterfly is wonderful.

    Hugs diane

  30. Clever you...that trellis is pretty. Love the inside of your card.

  31. Your card is amazing and wonderful. thank you for joining us at It's all about the Vintage.
    Hugs Elfi

  32. Wow, gorgeous, well done with the cutting, that couldn't have been easy. Thank you for entering my challenge at Sarah Hurley 365.

  33. This is a wonderful card with such an elegant colour combination, well done.

    Thank you for joining in at Sarah Hurley 365 this month.


  34. fab card and it's always fun trying out new techniques. Thanks for sharing this month at Sarah Hurley 365.

  35. Love the way you did the window, and with a craft knife? Wow this is

  36. Great details on this card. Love the die cuts you used. So glad you played along with us at Sarah Hurley challenges.
    xx Ria


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