Wednesday, August 31, 2011

OCL Sneak Peeks!

I'm so excited to *finally* be sharing Our Craft Lounge sneak peeks with you!  It has been over a month since CHA, and I was working on samples for the few weeks before that, so it really feels like I've been waiting a long time to share these!  

If you've been around very long, you already know that I absolutely adore stamping for Halloween!  (I don't like to get too spooky, though!  It's cutesie Halloween for me!)  This combination of colors really speaks to me!

Today's card is made with some scraps of Doodlebug Designs Halloween paper and the brand new set, Swept Up!  It was illustrated by Copic's Marianne Walker.  Marianne, you know I really love your style!  This image has such sweet vintage appeal!  I think she is adorable and she's really fun to color!

Our Craft Lounge Swept Up!
scrap of Doodlebug Designs dp
Nestabilities inverted wonky rectangles, long rectangles
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Ranger tea-dye distress ink
Copic markers
scrap of recycled orange satin ribbon (here's a great substitute!)
Curio button
Kaiser Craft rhinestones
stickpin (it's there, just hard to see!)

Be sure to visit the Lounge for links to many more peeks by our fabulous OCL Design Team and amazing Guest Designers!  Trust me!  You don't want to miss any details about the peeks, Friday's hop, and prizes!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

CPS 233

I have fallen in love with this soft, muted gold ink from Clearsnap, and was excited to get to try it out with some beautiful "ginger ale" Smooch Spritz for this week's CPS card.  The sketch lent itself perfectly to this Gina K set of Asela's, Nesting.  I added a touch of pearlized aqua Smooch to the eggs along with a few champagne colored pearls, leaving the layout clean and uncluttered (the way I wish my home could be!  *sigh* I need to work on that for a little while, instead of stamping so much)!

The Smooch Spritz sprays such a fine mist that it almost looks like pre-finished pearlized paper.  I wish you could see how pretty it is IRL!

Gina K is having a back-to-school special from now through September 5th!  Spend $35 or more and choose a free set from three beautifully illustrated sets!  Click here to find out more!


Nesting, by Asela Hopkins for Gina K
Donna Salazar Mix'd Media Inx, Smooch Spritz in Ginger Ale, SmoochAccent Ink in Frosted Aqua, all by Clearsnap
Spellbinders classic ovals
Kaiser Craft pearls

Monday, August 29, 2011

There's a Little More Time!

You still have a few more hours to submit cards for this weekend's Virtual Stamp Night at Splitcoaststampers.  Honors recognition will be given for projects submitted by 8 p.m. EST tonight, and then another recognition will be given from "late submissions" from those affected by Hurricane Irene for whom the submissions deadline is Friday, September 2nd, at 8 p.m. EST.

I have two more Our Craft Lounge VSN projects to share today!  The first is a simple masculine card made for Lori's "Dusty Blues" VSN color challenge.  

Our Craft Lounge Under Lock and Key
Basic Grey Capella designer paper
Nestabilities classic squares
May Arts burlap string
SEI button

Next up is e-i-e-i-Hello, made with a chick from the set by that name for Michelle's Party at the Ranch challenge.

Our Craft Lounge e-i-e-i-Hello!, Shout it Out (comment shape)
Authentique designer paper
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Copic markers
May Arts polka dot ribbon
Sparkly Fluff

Most of the supplies for both of these cards came from i {heart} papers.

Saturday, August 27, 2011


It is Virtual Stamp Night (weekend) at Splitcoaststampers, and in a couple of hours I'll be posting my very own challenge...for now I'm sharing a couple of cards made for some of last night's Rodeo!  Both cards use Our Craft Lounge's set, Wanted!, and fibers from May Arts.  I also used some Basic Grey designer paper and Copic markers from i {heart} papers.

I hope you'll join us!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Final Day of May Arts/OCL Product Share!

Hasn't this week of exchange of products between OCL and May Arts been an amazing week?!  I have loved seeing the different ideas our designers have shared!  I've always been a huge May Arts fan, and I am so grateful for all of the fabulous ribbon that they sent!  I still have yards to use, so you'll be seeing more in the weeks to come!  Remember, we've got an OCL blog hop coming up really soon!

Today's card is for a brand new OCL challenge with a "Lots o' Dots" theme!  I decided to go with a cheeky bird, dotty tree, a button and some rustic burlap string.  This Basic Grey background print caught my eye since the pad was still on my desk from a previous project (I've used it a lot this week!), so I worked the colors of this dotty pattern into the image using Copic markers, adding even more dots for shading.  Finally, I added some "skippy lines and dots" multiliner details to all the edges, so there truly are "lots o' dots" everywhere!

Our Craft Lounge Tree-rific Trees
Basic Grey Oxford designer paper
Nestabilities classic circles die
Memento Rich Cocoa ink
Copic markers
Copic multiliner
May Arts burlap string

Be sure to visit the Lounge and the May Arts blog once again!  You'll find information about challenges, prizes, etc!  Come back next week for sneak peeks and blog hop featuring stamps from our new release!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Flower Soft and Our Daily Bread Designs

Are you ready for a Blog Hop?

Come join us in a special blog hop with The Flower Soft and Our Daily Bread Design Teams!

As you make your way through the hop make sure you comment on each and every post. There will be two prize winners chosen randomly among the blogs.

Flower Soft and Our Daily Bread Designs will each be selecting a winner for a $20 prize package!

The blog hop ends on August 30th. The prize winners will be announced on the Flower Soft blog and Our Daily Bread Designs Blog on August 31st.

If you came here from Marie Berquist's blog you are in the right place. If not please start at the beginning at the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.

It is rare for me to have a clear mental picture of a fully completed card before I begin, but for today's hop, I knew exactly what I wanted to do!  I envisioned a simple, soft, monochromatic pale gold and ivory card using ultrafine sand Flower Soft and the wheat image from the set, Our Daily Bread.

I love this set with this beautiful verse from the Lord's prayer...the verse and image remind me of the words Pastor Cory often shares when he asks the Lord's blessing over the elements for weekly communion at our church.  That God would take something as everyday as bread and wine to illustrate His great love for us helps me to remember that time with Him daily is as vital to my spiritual life as a meal is to my body.  He is the Bread of Life!  (If you've never done Beth Moore's study of the Tabernacle, you should!  Everything in the Tabernacle is a correlated to something about the character of Christ!  It is filled with Covenant this study!)

ODBD set, Our Daily Bread
ultrafine sand Flower Soft 
Color Box Donna Salazar Mix'd Media Inx
Basic Grey Capella designer paper
Prima Innoscence 2 paper and pearl flower
Kaiser Craft pearls
sheer ribbon (I folded a short strand and heated it with the heat gun for "leaves")
JBS/Superior stick pens

Now hop on over to Angella Crockett's!  Can't wait to see what gorgeousness she's created!

Vintage Paris!

I've really been enjoying this week's focus on May Arts and Our Craft Lounge!  One of the things that has been fun about it is the variety!  The ribbons and fibers the generous folks at May Arts shared with me ranged from cutesie, happy polka-dots to rustic jute, elegant velvet, organza, and tinsel.  This gorgeous lace and rich velvet combo is one of my favorites!

Do you have stuff that just sits in your stash for ages, waiting and waiting for the right moment?  I have had these swirly Prima pearls for a really long time, and finally found the perfect occasion to use them.  They brought forth the old world elegance that I was hoping for with this lovely vintage image of the Eiffel Tower from OCL's Vintage Traveler.  I have only been to Europe once, and am grateful to say that this was one of our stops!  Sooooo romantic!  :)

The background print from Basic Grey's Oxford designer paper pad is reminiscent of a beautiful brocade traveler's bag.  I used Memento Rich Cocoa ink to stamp some other images from Vintage Traveler collage-style onto a layer of card stock, then tea-dye inked and distressed everything, machine stitching  the background layer to draw the eye to its worn, frayed edges.

The blossom accent is actually from May Arts' beautiful chiffon wedding floral ribbon with wired edges...I snipped the stitching to remove the flower and replaced its single pearl center with a cluster of pearls to match my pretty Prima pearl swirly.  A few strategically placed mini-glue-dots helped shape the petals into something resembling a dogwood blossom.

I really love how simple and yet elegant this card turned out!

Our Craft Lounge Vintage Traveler
Memento Rich Cocoa ink
Ranger tea-dye distress ink
Basic Grey Oxford designer paper
Prima e. pearl embellishments
May Arts velvet lace
May Arts wired floral chiffon ribbon

Once again, remember to visit the Lounge and the May Arts blog for more inspiration and details on entering for a prize!  (My apologies to those of you who are having trouble leaving comments on my blog.  Blogger seems to be intermittently having trouble, and I'm not sure what the solution is!  Some have suggested logging out and commenting anonymously, leaving your name/email within your comment, although even this workaround seems not to be consistently working!)

And remember, we have one more day!  I hope to see you again tomorrow!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

More OCL and May Arts!

Back with more May Arts and Our Craft Lounge goodness!  Gotta love this little garden hedgehog from Growin' with Granny!  This gorgeous two-toned satin ribbon is a perfect match for Basic Grey's Sweet Threads designer paper.  I tied on a pink button with some May Arts burlap string, and added some pretty May Arts lace to girlify this pink concoction even more!

This layout is Mojo Monday sketch 205.  I've listed the products I used below...most of them, with the exception of the gift of ribbon that I received from May Arts, are from i {heart} papers.  You can find lots of these and other May Arts ribbons there also!

Remember, visit the Lounge and the May Arts blog for more ideas...and while you're there, look for details on how to win some great prizes!

Growin' with Granny

Basic Grey Sweet Threads designer paper
Memento ink
Copic markers
Nestabilities large and small classic circles
Pumpkin Delight Sparkly Fluff
May Arts lace
May Arts burlap string
May Arts two-toned satin ribbon
Curio button
MS corner and border punch set

If you're having trouble leaving comments on my blog, try not signing in, leaving your comment as "Anonymous"...but remember to leave your email address so you can be contacted if you win!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Last Chance!

Welcome to the last day of blogs4boobies!  There is still time to join in on the fun(draising)!!!!

There are two ways you can help:
1.  There is still time to bid on my project!  Here is another look at what I have up for auction. 

The auction will end at 8:00 p.m. Mountain time tonight, August 23rd.

The highest bid at the time this post was published was $10.  Please be generous and bid!  Think of the women (and men too!) that your generous donation will benefit!  I'm sure you personally know someone who has been affected by this dreaded thoughts and prayers are with them and with friends of mine, too, who are currently fighting like a girl!

To win this card, simply bid more than the highest bid currently listed in the comment section of THIS post (be careful, because I have multiple posts today!). YOU MUST INCLUDE your EMAIL ADDRESS with the dollar amount of your bid. This way we can contact the winning bidder!  If you are the top bidder you will receive a paypal invoice for the amount that you bid. 

Remember, 100% of what you bid will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation!!!

2.  There is still time to shop!!!  Through midnight tonight (the 23rd of August) Skipping Stones Design is still donating $2 to the Komen Foundation for every stamp set sold.
Together we can make a difference!!!

CPS 232

Another great CPS sketch this week, sponsored by the {stamps} of Life!  I have had SO much fun with guitars2play!  I was looking through my stack of patterned paper pads and came across this Kaiser Craft background dp which made me think of beads hanging in the doorway.

TSOL guitars2play
Kaiser Craft designer paper
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Copic markers
White craft ink
Jolee's All That Bling (flowers)
Kaiser Craft Basics bling (rhinestones)

May Arts and OCL!

I'm so thrilled that May Arts has teamed up with the Our Craft Lounge team this week!  They sent each of our OCL designers the most amazing package of ribbon, so I'll be sharing cards with cute OCL stamps and gorgeous May Arts ribbons and fibers over the next few days!  I cannot say thanks enough!

My CAS card for today features a cute Copic-colored gator from OCL's Shout It Out and some fun May Arts grosgrain polka dots!  I paired them with a teensy background print from Basic Grey's Oxford designer paper pad, adding a few heart-shaped buttons laced with May Arts burlap string.  Simple, quick and cute!

Kate from i {heart} papers has a whole page full of gorgeous May Arts ribbons and fibers to choose from!  Check it out!

Be sure to visit The Lounge and the May Arts blog for more inspiration using May Arts and Our Craft Lounge products!

OCL's Shout It Out
Basic Grey's Oxford designer paper pad
Memento ink
Ranger distress ink
Copic markers
May Arts grosgrain polka dots
May Arts burlap string

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Just wanted to give you a little nudge to please bid on the cards up for auction for the Skipping Stones Design Blog4Boobies event.  There were 3 days of hops which included lots of amazing can find my card and more information about the event here, or visit Skipping Stones Designs!

I would, of course, be thrilled if you would place a bid on my card, but I would really love if you would encourage your friends to take part and invite their friends too!  Our goal is to raise $1500 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and that means we need your help!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Flower Soft and CPS

Here's a card made for both CPS and the current Flower Soft challenges.  We are to use stitching on our cards.  I had the perfect little stitched tag stamp and matching die from My Favorite Things that I purchased at CHA SuperShow, and since MFT is sponsoring CPS this week, it worked out great to combine challenges.

What a little darling this image is!  This is A Cart Full of Love along with the Notched Tag Die and Stamp Set.  I paper-pieced her dress, and did a bit of fussy-cutting for the bunny and bear.  The stitching around the tag is a stamp, and the rest was added with a Copic multi-liner.

My Favorite Things A Cart Full of Love, and Notched Tag Die and Stamp Set
Spellbinders classic rectangles
Memento Tuxedo Black
Ranger tea dye distress ink
Basic Grey Designer Paper
Copic Markers, multiliner
Creative Impressions ribbon
Flower Soft Ultrafine Sage and PVA glue

Hope you will join in these fun challenges!  Check out the Flower Soft forum, and CPS blog for more info on each!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

ihp Design Team Challenge!

It's time for the monthly i {heart} papers design team challenge!  This month's theme, "Beat the Heat," was inspired by the summer heat wave that engulfed so much of our country during the last month.  As summer draws to a close and we look with longing toward the arrival of cooler temperatures, our i {heart} papers team is turning to cool colors and textures.

The FIUMC mission team worked really hard while we were in Costa Rica.  The extreme humidity combined with heavier than usual exertion caused one of our team mates to experience heat exhaustion.  Ever since then I have been even more aware of how important it is to stay hydrated.

I had planned to stamp some sort of snow scene for today's challenge until I came across this cute little water bottle.  I thought that it would be fun to decorate it with a summer scene in cool colors that would serve as a reminder to drink more water.  I chose a sentiment that fits for every day, but this with a different sentiment this would be a fun token of congratulations to give a runner at race's end.

The waves were cut from Basic Grey's Lauderdale designer paper, distressed to create "whitecaps."  The whale and sentiment from Our Craft Lounge's Shout It Out were stamped with Memento ink on Copic blending paper, and colored with pale, cool Copic markers.  The matching sentiment was stamped with Pear Tart from the Gum Drop assortment of Memento inks.

The glimmer ribbon borders are as functional as they are decorative...they allow the scenic label to be removed so that it will not be ruined when the bottle is washed or refilled.  If there had been enough of the cool mint glimmer ribbon I would've used that instead, but I had only a scrap, so I used the longer strands of white.  Even though the design is simple, it's kinda cute, and it makes something everyday seem a little more special and fun to use.

Be sure to check out the cool "Beat the Heat" creations of the rest of the i {heart} papers design team!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Help Stamp Out Cancer!

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Blog4Boobies fundraiser!  You should have arrived here from The PaperCrafts Connection.

This is Day 1 of a 3 day blog bounce where every project is up for auction!  Last year, Skipping Stones Design raised and donated $1108.99 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation!  This year, our goal is $1500, and we need YOUR help!

There are 3 ways you can join in the fun(draising!)
1.  Go Shopping!  For every SSD stamp set that you purchase between August 15th-August 23rd, Skipping Stones Design will donate $2 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  Click *here* to laugh at some of their funniest stamps, or *here* to be inspired, or *here* to take a look at everything SSD offers!

2.  Bid!  Every single card or project on the Blog4Boobies blog hop is up for auction, so please bid!  We recommend a starting bid of at least $5.  Your bid will include the purchase of the project as well as shipping and handling.  (See *how to place a bid* for more detailed instructions!)  If, on August 23rd at 8 p.m. mountain time, you are the highest bidder, the card or project you bid upon will become yours!

3.  Tell your friends!  Spread the word about Blog4Boobies to everyone you know!  The more who know, the more money we can raise...please share the links via your blog and social networking sites, and encourage your friends to bid!

*How to place a bid*  (READ THIS ENTIRELY FIRST!)
Step 1:  Leave a comment in the comments section of the post which contains the project upon which you'd like to bid...please note that you may only bid on projects specifically posted for the Blog4Boobies auction.  Any bids placed on an incorrect post will be considered invalid.

Step 2:  In your comment, include the dollar and cents amount you'd like to bid.  It is recommended that your starting bid be at least $5.  Remember, your bid includes shipping and handling...100% of your bid will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Step 3:  With your bid, include your email address.  During a silent auction, bidders sign their names next to their bids.  Including your email address with your bid is the electronic equivalent of signing your bid, and provides a means of contact should your bid be the highest.

Step 4:  Watch and wait!  If someone outbids you, you may bid again!

  • On the morning of August 23rd, Blog4Boobie participants will re-post their projects as a reminder that bidding is coming to a close.  Bidding will continue in the comments section of the most recent post until 8 p.m. Mountain Time on August 23rd.
  • The winner of the card will be the one who places a comment containing the highest dollar amount and the bidder's email address.
  • Near the end of bidding, the comment containing the highest bid may not be published.  If the blogger has comment moderation enabled, the comment containing the highest bid may still be awaiting approval, so keep this in mind and bid accordingly!  
At the close of bidding, the blogger/designer will declare the winner of their project.  Skipping Stone Designs will send the winner an invoice for the amount of the bid.  Please be prompt in your payment so that your card can be shipped to you as quickly as possible!

My card is made with one of my favorite SSD sets, HeartSong using this month's layout from S4YYT.  The other products I used are from i {heart} papers.
Basic Grey Oxford designer paper
Memento ink
Ranger tea-dye distress ink
Copic markers
Nestabilities classic squares, large and small
Kaiser Craft lace
Creative Impressions crinkle ribbon

Here’s the list of today’s blog hop participants:
From here, you're headed to Michele's!  Enjoy the hop, bid generously, and remember to visit often to recheck your bid.  In addition to cards posted today, there will be two more groups of designers posting cards Tuesday and Wednesday, so you have a rare opportunity to score a card from your favorite designer and fight the war against breast cancer!

Together we can make a difference!  

Friday, August 12, 2011

CSS Blog Hop!

Welcome to another fun blog hop being hosted by members of StampTV's Center Stage Alumni. This time around, our hop is based on a Sketch Challenge. If you came from Cheri's blog, then you're right where you should be. You can also go to StampTV to see a list of all those participating.

Here is the sketch we had to work with.  It was created by Melissa Cash who is celebrating her birthday today. We decided to surprise her and design birthday cards using her sketch! We wish you a wonderful birthday, Melissa!

My card for Melissa is made with stamps from the new StampTV kit, Falling for You.  I love this delicate image, and paired it with some pretty floral Sweet Threads designer paper from Basic Grey.  I stamped the image with Memento ink directly on one of the solid colored prints from the pack, then colored it with Copic markers, cut and embossed it with a reverse wonky rectangle, distress inking it before removing the die.  Since I'm traveling with limited supplies I opted to use a single strand of ribbon rather than the three embellishments pictured in the sketch.  Hopefully you still recognize the layout, flipped on its side to portrait orientation!

Pure Luxury card stock in ivory and just peachy
Falling for You StampTV kit
Copic markers
Basic Grey Sweet Threads designer paper
Nestabilities reverse wonky rectangle

We are also giving away a set! Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (August 16th), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs to receive a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!

To continue the fun, head on over to Giovana's blog to see her amazing cards!  She always has a WOW to share!  :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Unity Sale at i {heart} papers!

Hello! Today the IHP DT is Hip Hopping along with the Unity Design Team, so be sure to check our blogs and theirs for fabulous projects showcasing Unity stamps!

In celebration of this little hop, ALL full-sized kits are $12 or less! There is VERY limited inventory and these past kits will not be restocked so don’t wait or you might miss your chance to get them at this price. Happy hopping and happy SHOPPING!


Unity Bouncy Blue
Echo Park designer paper
Memento ink
Copic markers
Copic multiliner
Nestabilities tag
satin ribbon
adhesive dots

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Flower Soft is Sponsoring CPS

Here's a card for Flower Soft's bi-weekly challenge using this week's CPS sketch and Flower Soft's "The Wine Buffs" paper-crafting kit.  The current challenge is to use rectangles.

For this quick, simple card, I rounded the corners of two rectangular pieces of designer paper that I cut from prints included in The Wine Buffs kit.  The kit also comes with lots of whimsical full-color printed images, and fun "shaped" card templates that are easy to put together.  I used classic circle dies to cut and emboss the image, distress inked everything, then added a bow of two-toned satin ribbon and some Snow White pearls.  The cork flower was fashioned from thin cork recycled from an old coaster, in keeping with the wine buffs theme.  

I hope you'll play along with CPS and Flower Soft!  Visit the CPS blog and Flower Soft's forum at SCS for more info!

The Wine Buffs papercrafting kit
Ranger distress ink
Nestabilities large and small classic circles
corner rounder
two-toned satin ribbon
Kaiser Craft Snow White pearls
recycled cork coaster
Copic multi-liner

Friday, August 5, 2011

Gina K Designs Inspiration Day 3!

Today our Gina K Designs team is sharing cards made with Gnome One Like You, and the one free with 3, Various Verses!

Gnome One Like You is a blast!  These images are so fun to color, and the sentiments crack me up!  I love how this guy looks in these earthy colors!

Pure Luxury card stock in pumpkin spice, chocolate brown, and tan leather
Gnome One Like You
Memento ink
Ranger tea-dye distress ink
Copic markers, multi-liner
jute thread

This card is the opposite, totally CAS, bright and clean!  I used markers directly to the stamp, cut the image with nestabilities ovals and left the layout super simple.  I love that bright pop of color with lots of wide-open white-space!

Pure Luxury card stock in ivory, black
Flower Soft
Nestabilities small and large ovals

Here are the designers for today:

Thursday, August 4, 2011

More GKD Inspiration!

Welcome back!  Hopefully you have been hopping along for the last couple of days as our Gina K Designs team has shared their creations using stamp sets that were released on Tuesday night.  Today we're sharing projects made with Heartfelt by Theresa Momber, and Basket Buddies by Melanie Muenchinger.

My first project is a card made for Suzanne's "paper only" release party challenge.  The fence in this scene is from Heartfelt, while the mower, sentiment and tree are from two other sets from this release.  If you haven't already made cards for our two release party challenges, there's still time to don't wanna miss the chance to win a stamp set!

My second project is a very clean and simple remembrance card using Basket Buddies that's perfect for a friend who's lost their beloved four-legged friend.  The heart-shaped knot is easier to make if you use fiber that is smooth and a little slippery!  I tried it with rope and with jute and the jute was much more difficult.

This card qualifies for the DTGD challenge I'm hosting on Splitcoaststampers today...if you're a Fan Club Member you can go check it out!  

Here are the designers sharing projects today!  Enjoy all of their amazing work!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Gina K Inspiration Hop and DTGD!

Were you able to join us for last night's Gina K Designs release party?  Whew, that forum was hoppin'!  Forget dinner,  bathroom breaks, or even taking your time to reply!  Do that and you're 5 pages behind!  ;) SUCH a blast, so much great inspiration, and a chance to really get to know each other.  I love that!  If you missed it, you can still check it out!  Hey, even if you were there, it all happened so fast that you might want to take another look!

Today we're sharing projects made with the new StampTV kit, Falling for You!  My card also features the Origami Diamond Fold that my dear friend and current SCS Dirty Girl, the Wickedly Wonderful Wendy shared with me for a challenge she's hosting (are you a Fan Club Member?  you need to be!).  This cool fold features a flap that tucks into a little diamond-shaped pocket formed by a few score lines...Wendy's video tutorial is easy to follow and the fold is quick and fun to do!  It starts with an 11-inch square of designer paper.

That cute plaid-bellied frog was stamped on a scrap of white card stock and colored with Copic markers, then cut out and popped up with foam dots.  For the focal image and sentiment panels, I layered some Pure Luxury card stock squares cut and embossed with large and small  classic square Nestabilities.

Another image from the set adds a little interest to the inside.

In this view you see can the little pocket for the flap and what the card looks like when opened.  The little button-embellished gingham bow is for accent only since the diamond-shaped pocket holds everything securely closed.  Thanks, Wendy, for teaching us such a fun, cute fold!

Large and small classic square nestabilities
Mono Multi adhesive (I use this glue on nearly every card I make!)
MS edge punch
11-inch square of designer paper*
gingham ribbon
jute thread

*I much prefer the scale of 6 x 6 or 8 x 8 inch printed designer paper pads for card-making but still use 12 x 12 scrap-booking designer paper for making cards with special folds!

There's lots of inspiration here!