Several Birds with One

Card, that is! Having limited time to complete crafty projects lately, I am trying to maximize those things that I do do to have more than one purpose. This week there are several exciting things going on.

Firstly, Papertrey Ink is celebrating its two-year anniversary this month and is offering lots of contests and huge giveaways on their blog. I am having fun looking at all their awesome new products and am making an awfully long wish list. :)

Today's(2/7/09) challenge was to create a card based on the sketch in this post. Since yesterday's challenge there was to use a color combo of red, blue, green and yellow, and I didn't get a chance to participate, I thought I would combine the two. Then, to add another element, I thought I would make a birthday card and incorporate a Hero Arts stamp to get the card into this week's birthday challenge over at HA. Here it is!

This card, rather than opening up the traditional way, is flat and just the small blue card in the center opens to the left to reveal the message. Instead of buttons or brads along the side, I opted for a trio of butterflies.
Materials used:
Scalloped note card-Staples
Patterned paper-October Afternoon
Ribbon-American Crafts
Birthday and message stamps-Papertrey Ink
Flowery box stamp (in center)-Hero Arts
Buttefly punch-Martha Stewart
Other-Colobox chalk inks, pop dots

That's it for tonight...I am sleepy! Thanks for looking!

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