je t’aime

Hi everyone! Here’s wishing you all a beautiful, crafty and prosperous New Year! A new challenge is live this morning over at Gecko Galz and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for the January Love Stories Customer Challenge!

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I created a pretty ‘I Love You’ card featuring a very sultry image from the Gecko Galz True Loves Kiss Collage Set, along with Pirates Lagoon and Pirates Life papers from Neverland Paper Pack, fussy-cut butterflies from Pretty Little Butterflies Collage Set, and sentiment from Charming Words Collage Set. All of the Gecko Galz products used are complimented by a variety of heart die cuts made from gold foil cardstock and a music border die cut embellished with tiny clear rhinestones.


There’s kind of a funny story behind this card. Those who know me know that I’m a fun fold junkie… always looking for new folds to try, or reusing those I’m in love with. I think step cards are very cool and decided to try a double step card. Once finished, it just wouldn’t stand up right – it kept stretching out and laying flat. I double-checked and triple-checked my measurements and scorelines, and everything was correct according to the tutorial I watched. I wasn’t going to let it beat me, so I ended up adhering the steps closed on each side and adding some reinforcements and another score line!


I also added a stamped panel inside.


And it folds flat for mailing just like a regular step card. Despite the weird way I had to remake it, it turned out great and I’ll probably keep the instructions and make some more just like it! ;)


Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #83 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White and Night of Navy cardstock, Marco’s Gold Foil cardstock, GKD In The Navy and Charcoal Gray scraps, Gecko Galz Pirates Lagoon and Pirates Life papers from Neverland Paper Pack, Gecko Galz True Loves Kiss Collage Set, Gecko Galz Charming Words Collage Set, Gecko Galz Pretty Little Butterflies Collage Set 
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Sealed With Love stamp set
Ink: Ranger Chipped Sapphire and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and marker, Memento Rich Cocoa marker
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Love Notes die set, Memory Box Stitched Heart Layers die, CC Designs Music Border die
Accessories:  Darice Rhinestones, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up a ‘love’ project with us this month! And don’t forget to check out all the fun goodies at the Gecko Galz Etsy store! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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