Here’s to another year

** 7/2/17 DT Favorite at Crafting When We Can! **
** 7/2/17 Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft! **

Hello, my crafty friends! Happy Saturday – here’s to an awesome and crafty weekend! Our June challenge over at Let’s Craft and Create went live on the 5th and I’m excited to share my mid-month DT inspiration project for Challenge #126 – Girls, Girls, Girls! This is my last post for Let’s Craft and Create, and I’ve truly enjoyed my time with this amazing team. Thank you, Mary, for your wonderful leadership and support! We’ll see all you ladies around blogland! <3

You know how I love fancy folds and I’ve created another Z-box card. These are so much fun! I used the amazing Stampin’ Up! Balloon Adventures stamp set along with the coordinating Balloon Bouquet punch. I also used some new floral papers that I’ve fallen in love with!


I leaned toward a shabby chic style for this card, using lots of girly elements like glitter paper, flowers and lace, and distressing all the elements.


I used my stitched oval dies along with a new Party Banner die. I created a bouquet of balloons secured with a bow.


Here’s a side view showing more sentiments. :)


And here’s an overhead view so you can see the awesome construction. Love this fold!


Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #46 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments: #182 – Bingo + A Sentiment (Pattern Paper/Stamped Image/Favorite Color)
Brown Sugar Challenges: #255 – Anything Goes
Craft Mania: #93 – Buttons and/or Bows
Crafting When We Can: #146 – Shabby Chic
Crafty Catz: #375 – Anything Goes w/optional Spots and Stripes
Crafty Gals Corner: #127 – Vintage
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: June Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog: #157 – Die Cuts, Chipboard and/or Punches
Fab ‘n’ Funky: #355 – Vintage
Happy Little Stampers: June Anything Goes with Dies
Incy Wincy Designs: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: #130 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards: #45 Summer Challenge – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1724 – Anything Goes
Penny Black and More Challenge: June Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #248 – Anything Goes or twist of Quilting/Stitching (real or faux)
Rubbernecker Challenge: #11 – Summer Time!
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #92 – Different Shape and Folds
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #8 – Dies and/or Punches
The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog: #37 – Anything Goes w/ option of Summer Colors
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Use Your Imagination
Word Art Wednesday: #286/287 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #23 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: June Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #192 – Photo Inspiration

Cardstock/Paper: SU Sahara Sand and Melon Mambo cardstock, DCVW Glitzy Pastels stack and Glitzy Glitter stack, Crafter’s Companion Floral Delight 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: SU Balloon Adventures stamp set
Ink: SU Melon Mambo ink, Ranger Walnut Stain distress ink, Sharpie white paint pen
Dies/Punches: MB Stitched Oval Layers dies, Little Miss Muffet Party Banner die, SU Balloon Bouquet Punch
Accessories:  Darice foam, MISTI, Stampendous pink Dot Sparklers, ticket ephemera from stash, WOC ivory cotton lace, Recollections flowers, Hemptique Natural Bamboo cord

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and have found a little inspiration to enter a girly project into our challenge this month! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

25 thoughts on “Here’s to another year

  1. Love love love this Leslie. So soft and feminine and all those gorgeous elements you added. A true beauty. Love the fold too.


  2. Kuni

    What a fabulous card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge and i hope to see you again.


  3. georginamorley

    Such a pretty card. I love the fuchsia pink, it adds a richness to the shabby I haven’t seen before. Thank you for playing along at CWWC Challenge XXX


  4. What a great fun fold and love the colors! Wonderful textures! Thanks for sharing with us at Brown Sugar and hope to see you again. Tammy DT


  5. Wonderful card! Thank you for blessing us with your entry to the WORD ART WEDNESDAY challenge. Please join us to a new challenge starting 6/21/17. Leaving you the encouragement found in Psalms 16:8 (NIV) which says: “I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”

    JO ANN


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