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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Went a little wild

Splitcoast Stampers technique challenges are always fun.  I'm a bit late for this cascading card challenge from January but I saw so many possibilities for this fancy fold card I had to give it a try.  Here's my first...a birthday card for my beautiful daughter April. Photo doesn't really show the cascading effect very well, but it's such a cool look.  It folds flat for mailing but accordians out about 4 inches to show off the layers.  I backed  my card so as to create a pocket for a tag with a gift card for a local nursery (to buy and plant a tree) thus the theme of my card.


I'm definitely going to make more of these...they're deceptively simple, and you get a lot of bang for your buck.  Thanks for looking and Happy Birthday to my dear April who made me a mother 38 years ago and has blessed my life in too many ways to count since then!

Hugs,
Kathy

DP: Jillibean Apple Cheddar Soup, Cosmo Cricket Odds & Ends, MME Happier; Sentiments:  SRM sticker, computer generated; punches:  MS butterfly and edge punch, pine bough; Die cuts:  Nestie scalloped circle, assorted foliage dies (some sent by BFF Wendy B).  Little Hampton Art owl rubber stamp I've had forever stamped and embossed.  I free cut the tree branches.

Challenges
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Use lots of green (my owls are stamped & embossed)




37 comments:

  1. Bloggers hiding all but the last picture Kathlene, but I can see from the last one it's a really pretty card and perfect for our theme.

    Thanks so much for joining in our Springtime theme at Penny Black and More this month and good luck with all the prizes on offer.

    B x

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  2. Oh this is so beautiful Kathlene, wonderful details.
    luv
    Debby

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  3. What a beautiful cascading card! I like how all the decorations fit into one common theme -trees, leaves, owls and other "things with wings" - all found in the wild. And then the sentiment " go a little wild"! I love this!

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  4. Awesome! Quite stunning!
    Thank you for playing in The Perfect Pair Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  5. This is so gorgeous!! I just want to reach out and touch it-there are so many lovely details Thanks for joining us at Opus Gluei!!

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  6. Love it - I keep looking at it and finding more fabulous touches. Thanks for sharing your special creativity with us at the Gingerloft Challenge!

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  7. Just amazing! Lots and lots of detail. Thanks for joining us at sweet stampin this week.

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  8. Just popping back to say thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
    luv
    Debby

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  9. Wow!!! Your creation is so amazing! I'm loving all the details, you're so creative! Thanks for playing with us at the Crafty Pad.

    Venus

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  10. Ooh what a fab design! Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Lisa x

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  11. Oh my word that is stunning. Love it.

    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week.

    Susan x

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  12. Kathleen this is just amazing its got so much detail in it and the colours are superb think I need to have a look at making one of these! What a lucky daughter to receive this. I have been having a good old nosy through your blog and I love it especially all your albums just beautiful and loving your pictures especially little Lily readying what a great scrap book page! Thanks for sharing Chanelle xxx

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  13. WoWzA, this is just incredible! I could look at this all day ... what a gorgeous creation!!

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  14. a beautiful creation! Thanks for joining in our Up in the Air challenge at Pile it on this week! Gemma :)

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  15. wow-what a stunning card. You certainly put a lot of work into making this one and it shows. Thanks for joining in at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts this month.
    Lynn x
    DT

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  16. Oh I just love how you put this together Kathleen!!~

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  17. Wowser, this is just about the most exciting card I have seen in ages...such creativity...Outstanding job Kathy!

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  18. Ah this is lovely! I love the colours that you have chosen, thanks for playing along with the crafty pad challenge! x

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  19. Beauty! Congratulations! I wish you success!

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  20. O...M...gosh....this is so fantastic, it made me gasp with delight. It is a plethora of bursting flowers and delight. I love it.
    Carole

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  21. This is amazing I want to make one!! Thanks for playing at Gingerloft

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  22. oh this is just amazing, one of a kind for sure...love it...hugs

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  23. What a clever idea, I love it! Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers Lucky Green challenge x

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  24. Awesome, thanks for playing with us at Paper Creations Ink.

    hugs Marjo

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  25. amazing details. fabulous project!

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  26. happy birthday to your daughter and I love the card you made... so much detail!
    thanks for taking the time to Pile it on with us this week
    Kimberly - DT

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  27. Very creative love your card....thank you for sharing

    ( hugs)

    indie:) x

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  28. Gorgeous creative creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  29. OHHHHH..supercalafrajalistic-gorgeous!!!! LOVE the wildness of it. So super fun!! :)

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

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  30. I love this card and I'm betting your daughter did as well! What a clever and heartfelt way to present her with a gift card!

    The layers are beautiful and I get a sense of them from the photo, I definitely see it. I would love to try it out and see if I can make something remotely as cute!

    Thank you for really getting the idea of our branching out theme at Opus Gluei, hope you come back for more challenges with us!

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  31. This is just lovely,great detail and I'm sure your daughter will love it, so nice to see something different

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  32. Great card Kathlene and I should think it was so much fun to make too :-)

    Thanks for your kind words left on my blog too.

    xx Sazzle xx

    http://sazzlecraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  33. This card is incredible! I love all the detail and layering.

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  34. WOW! I know your daughter l-o-v-e-d her birthday card, My Friend - because it is over-the-top gorgeous and fits her to a "T"! Love all of the elements and that awesome cascading fold - stunning!

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  35. This card is amazing! I absolutely love it! Nicely done!

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  36. Whoa what a unbelievably fantastic card. It's stunning and so very special. Thank you for joining us at Paper Creations Ink - Pat

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  37. Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! We hope that you have a wonderful week!

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