Hi everyone! I’m back with another post on this fine April Fool’s Day. The April House of Cards challenge is live this morning and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for Feathers and/or Colors! How’s this for an inspiration photo… gorgeous, or what?! :)
I created a little clutch purse with a set of four note cards. I can’t tell you how much fun this was! My inspiration came from a YouTube video HERE. Pre-made 5″ x 3-1/2″ card bases and envelopes, slightly smaller than the standard A2 size, were used in the video. I always put my own spin on projects that inspire me. I cut my own card bases and made the envelopes with my Envelope Punch Board. I put glitter cardstock ‘trim’ on the flap which matches the strip on the cards.
The double-sided paper, cardstock and ink are all from Stampin’ Up! I created a stamped and punched flower for the front, and tucked a piece of cheesecloth (dyed with diluted Color Wash to match the paper and cardstock) behind the flower. I put the magnets for the closure between the flap layers so they aren’t seen.
The clutch opens up to reveal a set of four feathered note cards with envelopes. Love, love, love!
This is a close-up of one of the note cards which are blank on the inside. I embellished the fronts with four tiny clear rhinestones and a strip of glitter cardstock that matches the paper and cardstock.
Would love to enter this set into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: #344 – Crazy Egg/Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft: #41 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #4 – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #244 – Anything Goes
Color Crazy Challenge: Week #13 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: April Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #364 – Anything Goes with optional twist of “Add Metal” (no twist)
Crafty Creations Challenges: #338 – Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #54 – B is for… (blue, blossom)
Crafty Gals Corner: #116 – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: April Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: #125 – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #237 – Up Up & Away or Anything Goes
That’s Crafty Challenge Blog: Foliage & lowers
Vilda Stamps Challenge Blog: April Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #276/277 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: April Anything Goes
Cardstock/Paper: SU Whisper White and Marina Mist cardstock, SU Garden Green and Crushed Curry cardstock scraps, SU Subtles DSP stack, DCWV Glitzy Pastels stack
Stamps: GKD Stamper’s Favorites stamp set
Ink: SN Crystal Clear Sparkle marker
Dies/Punches: SU Blossom Builder punch, SU 3/4″ Circle punch
Accessories: SU Rhinestones, cheesecloth, Denim Adirondack Color Wash (diluted), WRMK Envelope Punch Board
I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and have found some inspiration to play in our challenge this month! We’d love to see your feathers and/or colors! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)