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Oh what fun it is to take something intended for A and using it for Z. That's just what I challenged myself to do: make a card with a component of a Project Life kit and make it fast. Using 1 out of the 100 cards in the Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection #135298/$15.95 (intended to be decor on a memory keeping page) I tweaked it and it became the focal point of a traditional card.

Here's part of what I started with:

6-P1040569This is the one card I chose out of the card colletion to use as my focal point.


For my purposes there was too much white space around the dot splatter and the sentiment so I chose the Ovals Collection Framelits #129381/$26.95 and cut the center out with one of the ovals. I then mounted that oval onto Bermuda Bay card stock #131197/$6.95.

I took a 2nd card out of the card collection (with the Crushed Curry dots above left) and trimmed the white off and mounted it on Basic Black card stock #121045/$6.95.

Ran a Bermuda Bay card (5-1/2" x 4-1/4") front through the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #133520/$7.95.

Cut some butterflies out using the Beautiful Wings Embosslits #118138/$11.95.

Popped up the focal point piece onto the card base with Stampin' Dimensionals #104430/$3.95.

Tied a little bow from 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Bermuda Bay #131206/$5.95 and adhered it to one clear button from Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons #127555/$5.95.

Adhere the butterflies and button. Place 1 rhinestone on each butterfly from the Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246/$4.95. Gently flap up the butterfly wings.

And here is the finished result! If you notice, I used circles or rounded shapes in several places. Keeps it consistent and ties it all together.


In the event the arrow images below do not lik properly, here is my safety net links to the blog before me and after me.

To go back a step to the prior blog of the radiant and rosy Robin Merriman, click HERE.

To hop forward to the gorgeous and great Georgia Giguere's blog link HERE.

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