I have always enjoyed being crafty. I remember getting really excited about stickers and fun stationary when I was little. Well its good to know that some things in life never change!

I was introduced to scrapbooking in 2005 and have been hooked ever since. My love of crafting has branched out to include DIY, projects, gardening, baking, and canning. I hope to share my projects here.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

10 Things... Gate fold card

Here is one of my projects for week three of my Cartidge Challenge.

I needed to use Graphically Speaking on a project and I chose to make a Valentine's Day Card for my DH.
I absolutely LOVE this cartridge. It is my go-to cartridge when I am not sure what I want to do on a project. Sometimes just looking through the handbook gets my creative juices flowing, even if I don't end up using this cartridge on the project. I am not sure exactly what it is about this cartridge that speaks to me, but it is one of my favorites.

This is my first time making a gate fold card. I chose to make the card 6 x 6 to keep the measurments easy. I used brown cardstock for the base. All the patterned paper as well as two stickers on the inside of the card were from an older Creative Memories paper kit called Cherish. The Graphically Speaking cuts were: Top Ten, The List, as well as the numbers on the inside. "Things" and "about" as well as the I and the U were cut from Cricut Classic Font. For the I and U I cut several layers and glued them together to make a faux chipboard monogram. I then inked the edges. The heart and its layer were cut from Doodlecharms, with the top layer embossed with swiss dots.

The prima flowers on the outside and inside of the card were sprayed with Glimmer Mist in Coffee Shop, Black Chery, Pearl, and tattered Rose.

The bling I used, both the mini flowers and round gems were colored using Sharpie Markers. I LOVE this technique. All I buy now are clear gems and color them myself.

Have a great day!


  1. What a great card! I am sure he will love it.

  2. Cute, but I wanted to know the 10 things you love about him.

  3. Very nice card. What a good idea of coloring bling!

  4. Awwwww....this is so cute!!! Love it!