Ain’t Love Grand?

Happy New Year! First blog post of the year for me, and I’d like to share a card that I created for a dear friend who recently lost a close friend of hers, and I just wanted to pop something in the post to tell her that I was thinking of her xxx

So I had this idea of a folding top note after chatting with my very talented friend Michelle Martin who was describing the card she made at our Stampin’ Up! team day on Saturday – I think they used the Circle Scalloped Die in the same way – so that was my inspiration to create this:

I folded a piece of the new Spice Cake DSP (in love with this at mo) and placed it over the top note die being sure to keep the folded side from going over the die.  This is a similar technique to creating the double butterflies so I’m sure you get the gist 🙂

And it opens like this:

to reveal a heartfelt sentiment inside:

I love the way you see both sides of the gorgeous DSP with this technique..

And then I will add my personal message inside the card which I have also stamped:

Can you see the love hearts on the envelope? They are punched from the Owl Punch, and then covered in crystal effects – here is a closeup of the little hearts on the balloon:

Hope you enjoyed my card and thanks for stopping by!