To a wonderful friend…

Hello, my crafty friends! Today is a day that quite a few of us having been waiting for… the debut technique challenge at the new Mix It Up Challenge Blog! I’m happy to share my inspiration project for MIUCB #1 – Anything Goes + optional twist of Embossing! The embossing can be heat or dry – or both – or not at all! The optional twist is there to inspire you so it’s entirely up to you! Just to recap – we are a new monthly technique challenge blog featuring a different optional technique each month in our Anything Goes challenges. We’d love to see your mixed media projects, altered art, and/or paper crafts- cards, tags, ATCs, scrapbook layouts, mini albums and 3-D projects! Please mix it up, lol!

I created a birthday card featuring dry embossing. I’ve had this embossing folder, stamp set and dies – all from Stampin’ Up! – for months and haven’t gotten around to using them, so I thought breaking them out for this challenge would be perfect! ;)


I’m so in love with this embossing folder; I’ve seen many awesome projects created with it. This dragonfly die has fast become a favorite as well, and is just gorgeous cut from the foil cardstock. I binged on Pretty Pink Posh sequins a few weeks ago (OMG) and used two of the colors on this card. These are smaller than regular sequins and I L.O.V.E. them!


I kept the inside simple with just a stamped sentiment on a panel layered on the Kachina grass cloth cardstock.


Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #14 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: May Anything Goes
Vilda Stamps Challenge Blog: May Anything Goes

Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium white cardstock, DCWC Foiled cardstock, Marco’s Kachina Grass Cloth cardstock, Marco’s white vellum
Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Dreams stamp set
Ink: Spectrum Noir- BT4, BT5, BT9; Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up! Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, JustRite A2 Card Front Basics die set
Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Woodland Textured embossing folder, Pretty Pink Posh Blue Lagoon and Ocean Spray sequins, Ranger Multi Mat Medium

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will consider linking up an anything goes project with us this month – with or without the optional twist of embossing! You can enter up to five projects – we’d love to see what you come up with! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

11 thoughts on “To a wonderful friend…”

  1. This really is beautiful Leslie – I love dragonflies! Wonderful blues as well. Thank you for joining the Crafts Galore Encore (Anything Goes) Challenge this month. Lots of luck. Hugs Sue Pxxx


  2. What a super sweet project you have for us today, so well thought out and put together a fabulous Creation Beautiful in every way, we are so lucky you have entered our VILDA STAMPS challenge blog
    so beautiful to look at good luck hugs Tracy x


  3. This is so Elegant and Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining our Challenge over on the Vilda Stamps Challenge Blog! DT Mindy


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