Friday, August 23, 2013

A Cheerful Heart is Good Medicine

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Happy Friday!! I can't believe the weekend here already. Summer is flying by so fast, I can't keep up. I hope you are having a great week :)


I have wanted the Sizzix Bigz Accordion 3D Album die for so long but I could never find it in stock. I finally did and was so excited to pick it up, along with the Sizzix Bigz Frame and Label Bracket die, which coordinates with the Accordion Album. You will be seeing lots of projects using these dies from me...I hope you don't get tired of them :)


My first attempt was put together quickly because I want to get it in the mail to a friend who is going through a rough time right now. I kept it at two panels and didn't over-embellish because I wanted to be able to mail it relatively flat. The papers are from Heidi Grace's Daydream stack. The butterflies are Spellbinders In Flight dies. The flowers are Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms dies. The small labels are Spellbinders Labels 1 dies. The front was inked with Tim Holtz Scattered Straw distress ink, the left panel with Shabby Shutters and the right with Spun Sugar. The flower images in the background are from Tim Holtz's Nature's Element stamp set, and they were stamped with the same color as the background for a subtle effect. The front sentiment is from K Andrew Designs Scripture Sayings stamp set. Thinking of You and Sweet Friend are from JustRite Stampers Grand Sentiments stamp set.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Craftin' Desert Diva's #13 - Anything Goes
  2. DL.Art - Thankful Thursday - August Anything Goes
  3. Sunday Funday - August Linky Party
  4. Just B Creative Crazy - Just Because Linky Party
Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you will enter my challenge at Do More With Less...you could win some Spellbinders goodies from me!! Have a great weekend :)

43 comments:

Sherrie K. said...

What a GORGEOUS card design! I love the openings and the unique look! The papers are FABULOUS and love the fun little flowers:) I am sure your friend will love it and your thoughtfulness!!
Yeah, where has the time gone? It is crazy to think we are creepin up on Sept already!! The only good thing about that is our upcoming annual trip. I am really ready to go UNWIND a bit! Lol!
I hope you have some fun things planned for the wknd. It is suppose to be a beautiful wknd here!
Hugs!
Sherrie K

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous, love the double flip, great patterns too!

Nana said...

WOW my friend. I love this card design. The papers are beautiful and those flowers and butterfly are too cute. Your friend will for sure get a smile on her face when she sees this.
Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card,Love the design,Awesome flowers,Love the butterfly!!!Have a Blessed weekend!!!

Rhonda Emery said...

so beautiful love the design you did. hugs

Creations by Shirl said...

This is an interesting design, love how it opens up... Love the sentiments and fun cheerful papers.
TFS Lisa - yep the days are going by way too fast, LOL!

Pam said...

Beautiful! These ARE cheerful cards, I just love the fold!
Pam
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Pat N. said...

Wow, I'm not sure how this card works, but it sure looks great. Those window panels are amazing. Beautiful card!

Karon said...

Wonderful card - I love the design!! Fabulous papers! Have a wonderful weekend.

I'm a Little Teapot said...

That really is a cheerful card! That should make your friend smile.

I have seen the dies online but never really saw a card made...it is super cool! No- I will not tire of your projects made with the dies. :)

Have a happy Friday!

Chriss America Real said...

Oh how beautiful! I love the sentiment, I think it is really true! Don't you love it when you get something you have been searching for a long time?

Hugs,

Chriss

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful card - very nice choice of paper. Have a great weekend my friend tfs!!!

Rhonda Miller said...

This is beautiful. I love the fold you used.

Tara Bruening said...

This is wonderful. That shaped card and papers are gorgeous. Have a great weekend my crafty friend.


Tara

Denise said...

Great way to combine patterned paper. I totally stink at that, but you rock! Love how your card is so 3-D too. Have a wonderful weekend Lisa!!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty, great papers on this! Carri~Abusybee

Larelyn said...

What a very special gift this will be for your friend. I know she'll be encouraged by your creativity and thoughtfulness. Hmmm, and now more dies to dream about. You are amazing, my friend - such talent.
Hugs,
Larelyn

~Tammy~ said...

Love this unique look and the papers are so pretty! Your friend will love and appreciate it so much! You are the sweetest!

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Absolutely fabulous my friend!

Susie

Tanya/Nonna said...

This is really unique and gorgeous Lisa! I love that not only is it a card, but it can be displayed so beautifully. Your papers are so bright and happy, I'm sure that your friend will be cheered when receiving this. And, I don't think anyone will ever get tired of seeing your creations my sweet friend - I look forward to seeing more very soon ♥

VanessaB said...

super happy card and I just love the unique cut/fold. SO FUN!!! :) and "hi!"- i'm catching up!

katieo said...

Love the shape of your card. Your friend will certainly appreciate the beauty of this and the thought and effort behind it. I saw this die being demonstrated at the Scrap Expo 2 weeks ago. I can't wait to see what other projects you create.

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, love your accordion card design!! I won't get tired of seeing all the ways you figure out how to used these dies!! :-) This verse is so encouraging and so very true! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Diane said...

Beautiful Lisa, your friend will love it!!! I have this set myself, and it is so fun to work with...now can't wait to see your next creations with it!!

Creative M said...

This is a TRUE beauty!!! Absolutely Beautiful!!!
Have a wonderful day my friend,
M'
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Kate said...

Gorgeous, I love the unique design of your card. Of Course definitely cheerful. love this.

Beckie said...

How fantastically awesome is this card! !! Thanks for linking up at my Just Because Linky Party!

Be blessed, Beckie

DIANA L. said...

As always super awesome!! I love it.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes August Linky Party. Have a great weekend my friend
DIANA L.
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Tracey said...

Its always a pleasure visiting....love the inspiration! Gorgeous card, love the pretty papers...look forward to more fabulous designs! Have a great weekend1

Linda said...

Wow this is really a gorgeous design Lisa!!!!! Wow such bright colors too!!!!! I love it!!!!

MiamiKel said...

This is absolutely beautiful!! What a charming card, super fun papers and a creative touch! Gorgeous!

Līva Kalniņa said...

You've given it the most perfect title :) It really is so cheerful, bright and lovely!

Karen said...

My sweetest friend, I'm so glad to finally be leaving you some bloggie love! I apologize for the delay. :( Prayers have been sent up for your friend (and will continue to be). She will grow stronger and healthier every day! Her heart will be filled with so much healing love when she receives this... and every moment she looks at it. I love your first project with your new goodies. I love that paper stack, as it is filled with such whimsical beauty. Such a smart choice for this project. I love the sentiments and appreciate the fact that you took the time to stamp a floral background for them. This is exquisite, my dear friend. She is blessed to have you helping her through this difficult time. Lots of sunshiny hugs to you today!

Hugs and blessings!

Maureen Morton said...

What fun - lots of action! This card carries such a lovely sentiment - so much feeling and great color. A very dear creation, Lisa.

yyam said...

Oh my. This is soooooo sweet! And I love how you've used dies! And the sentiment is beautiful! I'm sure it will put a big smile on your friend's face!

Tara Bruening said...

Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Anything Goes“ Linky Party.

Tara
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Missy said...

This is terrific Lisa, such fun colors and papers, and I love the card style!!

Missy said...

This is terrific Lisa, such fun colors and papers, and I love the card style!!

Norma said...

My friend, this is gorgeous and I love the way this opens so fabulous! You are the queen of Spellbinders for sure!!!!
Hugs,
Norma

Amber Holder said...

What an awesome card shape! I love the sentiment, it looks so elegant and fancy :)

Best crafty wishes!
Amber
Staying Crafty

Kathy Salido said...

Wow, don't know how I missed this post, but this card is gorgeous Lisa!!

Shelly said...

My friend this is so amazing - wow how do you do it? The paper, the dies, the stamps they all go so perfectly!! You are awesome Lisa!!
Shelly

Esther said...

What a fun and cheerful card!! Love the way it opens!!! Can't wait to see what else you create with this die!!!!!

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