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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Thinking of You Gate-Fold Card -- Just Because Cards

Emma over at My Creative Time has issued another Throwback Thursday Challenge!!  The challenge guidelines are as follows:
     ***Use either "Just Because" OR "Wild Card" cartridge for this challenge
     *** Create a Card of your choice MUST include a "Stamped Sentiment"!
Additionally, The Cuttlebug Spot is having a challenge for Gate-Fold cards and CardCupids is having a Red,White, and Blue Challenge...
Please be sure to visit these sites to see the talented cards submitted by all the participants!!
While I have both of these cartridges, I have actually used the Wild Card Cartridge many times...  So I thought I should give my Just Because Cards cartridge a shot...  Interestingly enough, this cartridge was just the subject of debate between my BFF, Christi, and I...  Who had it first???  Well, I don't know if we ever settled that conversation, but that's the GREAT thing about BFFs...  Cuz when it comes down to it...  Who cares who had it first? :)  I'm a cartridge junkie...  She's very selective...  But there are a few cartridges that she has indeed had first (and this one very well may have been one of them), and I just HAVE to have it after she shows me how SUPER COOL it is (like the Cuttin' Up cartridge -- The font is identical to the Build-A-Bear font!!  So since she told me that, of course I have to have it!!)...  Anyway, I digress...  My stamped sentiment is from Stampin Up!'s Curly Cute set (thanks, Christi!)...
This card is inspired by my oh-so-great dad...  :)  If I have fond memories of sailing, it's thanks to him...  I have to say that some of my very best 'vacation' memories are from when we would spend a week or two (or so) on his sailboat...  I remember standing at the very tip of the bow of the boat so I could watch the dolphins swim along in front of us...  Leonardo DiCaprio wasn't the only one to feel like the King of the World!!  :)  Do you have a vacation or teenage memory that you really cherish?  Something fun you really enjoyed doing as a family?
This is a gate-fold card measuring 6"x6"...  The sailboat and all of the layers are cut at 4.25"...  The waves were cut with my Creative Memories Rotary Trimmer with the small wavy blade and embossed with Cuttlebug's D'Vine Swirls and Swiss Dots as well as Sizzix's Royal Flourishes...  The clouds were punched with Creative Memories Scallop Circle Punch and embossed with D'Vine Swirls...
 I finished off the inside of the card with a simple square of ivory, a wavy strip of blue, and the 'sticker' feature of the sailboat...
This was a super-fun challenge!!  I hope you enjoy my card -- It certainly made me happy to think about fun times!!  And speaking of FUN times...  I can't wait for my Winter Break Scrapbooking Retreat next week!!

Thank you so much for checking out my Sailboat Gate-Fold Card...  I love to read your comments, so please leave one to let me know you were here. :)   To see all of my current creations, please CLICK HERE! Thanks for stopping by -- Hope to see you here again soon!! 


Glora said...

Awesome job. This is so cute. And I love how you finished off the inside with the coordinating 'sticker' icon. Great job. Thanks for joining us for Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge! Hugs- Glora

Glora said...

Oh and the Cuttin' Up font is like Build-a-Bear, huh? I may need to look into that one. :).

Steph said...

Cute card! Love the gatefold. Thanks for joining the Card Cupids challenge.

DonnaMundinger said...

LOVE THIS!!!!!!! Very creative way to do the clouds and water and great use of the folders! Thanks for playing along with The Cuttlebug Spot! xxD

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