Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Zephaniah 3:17 Murio Card


Today's card uses a Silhouette Design Studio cut file I downloaded from the Facebook Silhouette Card Making & Papercrafts group I'm in. Sabine Harris is the designer, and she's created and shared many fun files with the group. Thanks, Sabine, for this fun Murio card design and all the other tips and files you've shared in the group! 

I wanted to make an encouraging card for my aunt who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. I hope the verse from Zephaniah and the sentiment that our thoughts, prayers, and love are with her will lift her spirits in this difficult time. The good news is that they caught the cancer early. I liked the design so well that I decided to do a set of the cards for the shut ins I write to each week, also. And the verse reminds us that our confidence is in the Lord's love for us. That's the cure for our fears, isn't it?

I die cut a butterfly and a dragonfly for embellishments and embossed the panel with the Bible verse on it with the Stylized Leaves embossing folder by Cuttlebug. The sentiment I stamped on the front was die cut using a Marianne die. 

Front view standing up:

Laid out flat: 

Top view from the back: 

Partially folded: 

Close up of the verse and the embossing on the panel:

Close up of the stamped sentiment on the front:

Close up of the dragonflies:

Front view closed:

Challenges I'm entering: 

September Mood Board and Sketch Challenge ( September mood board: I chose the left corner of the board with the maroon colored card base and the floral theme (3/3 ends at the end of the month)

Classic Design Challenge Blog: ATG (unlimited entries; ends at the end of the month)

Taylormadecards4u: ATG with option of food and beverage (2/3 ends on September 30) September winner $10 gift card to the shop received

The Paper Funday Challenges: ATG with option of Thinking of You (4/6 ends on October 2)

Sweet Stampers Challenge: Add a sentiment

Double Trouble Paper Crafting ( 3 colors (burgundy, blue, orange), 2 embellishments (butterfly and dragonfly), and a stamped image (I have a hand-stamped sentiment and a digital stamp of the word art for the verse)

A Place To Start ( ATG with option of fantasy (ends September 30)

Stamping Sensations ( Feminine (1/3 ends September 30)

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge ...: ATG (1/3 ends on September 17)

613 Avenue Create ( (1/8 ATG ends on September 30)

Can You Handle The Pressure? ( I used Cuttlebug's Stylized Leaves EF (2/3 ends on September 21) Random winner 9/23; emailed 9/23 and had a response on 9/27; Cuttlebug Bird Call EF arrived on 9/30/22

Gem of A Craft Challenge ( ATG (1/3 ends September 23)

Creative Fingers Challenge Blog: ATG (1/3 ends Sept. 22)

Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Inspiring creativity 8-ways each week: diagonal from bottom to top: any die cut, free space, and sentiment

TIME OUT Challenges"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud." -- Maya Angelou  I feel like my aunt's cancer is definitely a cloud in her life, and hopefully this card will bring something beautiful like a rainbow to brighten her day Die cuts

Word Art Wednesday: ATG (1/5 for the week; 1/10 for the 2-weeks challenge; ends September 28)

Happy Little Stampers: ATG with a die (ends September 30)

Ellibelle's Corner ( ATG (2/3 ends at the end of the month)

Tuesday Color challenge ( Blue, yellow, burgundy/pink, and a hint of orange are in the picture as well as a floral motif on the tea cup

Twisted Thursday Challenge ( ATG with twist of curved borders (3/3 ends on September 21)

Outlawz Challenges: Monthly linky

Nature  (I chose this one and used flowers, a butterfly, and a dragonfly)
Ocean Life
Ends September 15


  1. Carrie, firstly, I am sorry to hear about your aunt's diagnosis. Secondly, I am sure she will love this card. I have never tried this fun fold. Thank you for entering it in Debbie's Creative Creases Challenge and hope to see your creations again.
    Karen, DT

    1. Thanks so much, Karen! I'm really hoping this card will lift her spirits.

  2. Fantastic Murio card, Carrie. Lovely colors and embossing. I'm sure your aunt will love it. Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create's September, "Anything Goes with a Twist/Foliage" Challenge.

    1. Thanks, Vicki! It was a fun card to create and will hopefully be an encouragement.

  3. A pretty card for your friend and lovely to see you at Stamping Sensations but we are a stamping challenge as per detailed on our challenge post the focal element must be stamped to reflect the theme.

    B x

    1. Sorry about that! I thought my stamped sentiment on the front panel of the card would qualify. I've removed my link from your challenge.

  4. Wonderful card. design
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
    My Blog

    1. Thanks, Ginny! I love cards with unique folds.

  5. Carrie, what a beautiful card! I'm sure your aunt loved receiving it and the message of support it conveys!! Thank you for sharing your card and talents with us at Double Trouble for our "3-2-1" challenge!!! -Donna

  6. Such a lovely and uplifting card! The papers are beautiful and the design very unique; it's sure to bring comfort to your aunt. Thanks for sharing with us at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday! ~Katrina

  7. This is really cool! I love all the details you added and there's so much dimension! Thank you for sharing this awesome creation with us at Double Trouble :)

  8. Wow! Your aunt is going to love this beautiful card. Thank you for playing with us for CC#40

  9. Beautiful fold! Thank you for sharing with us at The CYHTP Embossing Folder Challenge.

  10. Love the unusual fold you have used on this card - I'm not sure I'd be able to pull it off myself but you have done a fantastic job. The patterned paper, dragon fly and sentiment is just perfect. Thank you for sharing this and for taking part in the Polkadoodles Digi Choosday challenge. Happy Crafting! Mel x

  11. What a special card you have created, Carrie! The fun fold is so creative and the patterned paper and colors are perfect. Thank you for joining the challenge fun at Double Trouble #120.

  12. Wow, you've been busy. Your fun folds are so pretty and enhancement of our Sweet Recipe 3,2,1... with your combination of colors, scripture image and embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

  13. OMGosh I love your card, great design!! Thank you for joining the Outlawz Tue. Colour challenge,

  14. I love your fold on this beautiful card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday and please stop by again soon. Have a blessed week!

  15. It's beautiful, Carrie. I'm not sure I've ever seen that fold before. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. I hope we see you on the front porch again soon!

    Hugs, Em
    613 Avenue Create DT
    Creative Em my blog

  16. Another fabulous set of cards using another fun fold! Not sure I've ever done one of these before. It looks amazing!
    Thank you so much for joining in again at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  17. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing at The Outlaws "Twisted Thursday" Challenge.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  18. Your cards are absolutely beautiful. The folds are fabulous as are all the elements you used. Just a note for the future, Time Out Challenges has a limit of 5 challenges including ours for linking. Hope to see you in the gallery again.

  19. This is a fabulous fold and card design. Thanks for playing along at The Paper Funday Challenge.
    Donna xx
    The Paper Funday Challenge
    The Inspiration Station Challenge

  20. Love this! Thanks for entering the challenge!

  21. Such a fun card! Thanks for sharing with us at A Place to Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner