Saturday, 31 August 2013

Papertrey Ink Engagement card

Hello everyone,

I hope you are having a good weekend and carving out a little craft time for yourself. I have been spending a lot of time with my (teacher) daughter over the summer holidays and I shall miss her when she goes back to school next week, but once we hit September it is definitely time to look forward to autumn and I really love it before it gets too cold. I have a big birthday coming up in September and I think I would rather ignore it but it seems my daughter has other plans so there will be some kind of gathering to celebrate/commiserate with me.

I have seen other people enter some gorgeous cards into the CAS-ual Fridays challenges and I thought I would play along for the first time this week.


We were asked to use Kraft and text on a card and I came up with this one

I cut a panel of kraft cardstock and embossed the scroll designs from Papertrey Ink Boutique Borders Birthday in white. I die cut 2 butterflies with  the Love Lives Here dies and stamped them with the Bitty Background stamps in Hawaiian Shores ink, before curling the edges of the butterflies to give a bit of dimension. I popped little red hearts into the the centres of the butterflies and added glossy accents to give them some shine (doesn't show up so well in this photo). Next I stamped and embossed the sentiments from PTI Just a Kiss with Zing embossing powder. I finally used a canvas texture plate on the panel before adhering the butterflies. I added a couple of strips of striped paper to the edges of the panel and raised it with pop dots on the base card.

As this was a card for my daughter to give one of her friends who had just got engaged, I made an envelope liner and stamped it with the butterfly stamp to make it a little special.

I am also entering this into the Cute Card Thursdays challenge which is 'things with wings' and Simon Says Stamps Wednesday challenge which is 'anything goes'.

Thanks for stopping by.

Carol .


  1. Hi Carol, love your card! The colours are beautiful and I love the embossing on the sentiment, looks fab! Carol you should look forward to your birthday and enjoy it, it's only a number (that's what they keep telling me anyway!)

    Take care
    Vicki x

  2. This is so pretty. I just adore the look of white embossing on kraft. And, your envelope liner gives it that extra special touch.

  3. Your card is beautifully CAS, Carol. The turquoise really pops against the Kraft. I love your pretty butterflies. Great envelope, too! x

  4. Lovely card Carol, such a gorgeous CAS design and fabulous embossing! Jo x

  5. Absolutely love this its so pretty huggles Sue xx

  6. Wow! This is beautiful. I love how those white scrolls frame your butterflies :)

    Best crafty wishes!
    Staying Crafty

  7. Hi Carol. Thanks so much for coming over to my blog and leaving such a sweet comments. It truly means the world to me. I think your card is stunning. I love the colors and the way you have put your design together. Truly beatutiful. Hope you are having a great weekend. Hugs, Lisa G

  8. Oh, this is beautiful! What a fabulous way to use that boutique border stamp!

  9. I love that color with kraft, Carol! How stunning in every way! This is such a winning card - Michele will love that you played along! I'll be looking forward to the BIG Birth Day!! Keep us posted! Hugs, Darnell

  10. Just beautiful Carol and a wonderful design, she certainly won't have another card like this gorgeous one.

  11. this is so sweet and beautiful! love the design! thanks so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge this week!

  12. Wow! What a gorgeous card!! Love the blue against the kraft!! Just stunning!!

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


  13. This is just gorgeous! All of the colors look so crisp against the kraft card stock!



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Carol x


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