Monday, December 1, 2014

Gabrielle's Inspiration

When I saw Gabrielle's flip card HERE , I just knew I had to do it for my Daughters birthday card and use it as my inspiration card for today!  I loved everything about this card, the style, papers and embellishments, but for mine I wanted to go cutesy :)  She gives a great tutorial on how to make the flip card, with measurements.  When closed it is an A2 size card.

I also loved her stitching around the card, I did mine by hand, I don't know if I ever shared or not but I take a metal ruler, lay it where I want the stitching and run a tracing wheel you use for sewing along the ruler and that gives you tiny marks, then I go back over those with my piercing tool to make the holes big enough to fit my needle through, if you start on a corner you can tuck your end string through the first stitch, when all done stitching around I secure the ends with tape on the back of my work then tape it all down to my cardstock.  The tiny pearls on the butterflies are from a pearl alphabet set, I just cut them apart from the letters.

Here is a picture of the inside, I didn't embellish anymore to this because I had to leave room for what I wanted to write.

Last a picture of it all closed, I hope this image puts a smile on her face, we will celebrate her birthday here when she comes to visit for Christmas.

My mind's eye -- The sweetest thing papers (outside papers that are stitched)
Papertrey ink -- hodge podge papers for matting the image and back sentiment panels
Great impressions -- Sweet chick stamp (colored w/makers)
Hand stitching
Stampendous -- Birthday assortment sentiment stamp
Martha Stewart -- Butterfly punch
Memory Box -- Fabulous Phlox die
Queen &co. -- Chocolate delight pearls
Darcie -- Self stick alphabet pearls
Stickles -- Vintage photo (flower center)

I hope you get a chance to stop by Gabrielle's blog, she does such beautiful and amazing work, not only cards but the most Lovely scrapbook pages too.

Hope your week is starting out terrific,
Thanks so much for stopping by,



Stamping With Bibiana said...

love shaped cards and your is so pretty and fresh. great creation hugs bibiana

Leslie Miller said...

Now that is some tender loving care with all your fabulous hand stitching! Love the flip design. Your photos show it off beautifully so we can see exactly how it works. The image is darling, too, Connie!

SarahGeorge said...

Awesome card Connie! I haven't tried my hands on different shaped cards! Yours is inspiring :) Lovely colors and lovely image!

Stephanie said...

Oh Connie, what a charming card! Very cute, my friend. Hugs!

Susan (rainy) said...

Your daughter will adore this sweet card. Such a cool design, too!

Cards By Jan said...

Hi Connie...what a sweet...cute...darling swing card! I LOVE these lil duckie...and beautifully coloured!!

Linda Carson said...

Cute, fun and adorable! Love this flip card Connie and your hand stitching looks wonderful! Your daughter will love this b-day keepsake!

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Oh my goodness Connie! Your card is darling!! And I love your tip for hand stitching! I know I have one of those wheels somewhere (I used to do a lot of sewing years ago), I'm going to have to dig mine out! Thanks so much for sharing my link as well, that was so sweet of you! xo

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute card Connie. Love the sweet image, the cheerful colors. The stitching and the folds look amazing!