Wednesday, July 5, 2023

1 Corinthians 3:16 GD Card for Word Art Wednesday

I have the wonderful privilege of being the Guest Designer at Word Art Wednesday this month! I want to thank Karen Letchworth for graciously extending the invitation to me to be a GD. I have used a lot of the word art from WAW over the years and very much enjoy participating in the bi-weekly challenges where it's always anything goes. Here's a link so you can play along: Word Art Wednesday

The card base for this fun fold design comes from Lisa Curcio, and I'm linking her YouTube video here: 🔴 Create an Exquisite Fun Fold Card for Wedding, Anniversary, Invitations & Showers! - YouTube. I changed the design slightly to accommodate the size of my coverplate dies and to use a bookmark rather than a gift card, but the video was my inspiration for the card design.

For the technique (lining the verse up on 3 layers), I was inspired by a Gina K video. Here's a link to her video showing how to create a card front with stamping using a cover plate die: Try this technique with your Die Plates! - YouTube. I had a digital stamp to work with rather than a physical stamp, but the technique is similar. I printed the verse on three pieces of white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo to place the verse in the same place on each rectangle. Then I ran 2 of the rectangles through my eBosser die cutting machine with the 2 cover plates from my Sizzix Floral Lattice die set. I used my blending brushes to ink up both die cut layers using 3 shades of green and 3 shades of pink, and then I carefully adhered them together so the verse lined up. Finally, I adhered the die cut layers to the remaining white cardstock rectangle with the verse printed on it, again making sure to carefully line up the words of the verse. I adhered the panel with the verse on it to a card base of 7 3/4 X 5 3/8 scored at 3 7/8 and adhered inside the larger card base so that it opens to the right. Then I decorated the panel with some gems and jeweled butterflies. 

For the inside of the card, a pocket is created when the far right panel is folded and adhered to the middle section using glue on only the edges of the pocket. I decided to create a bookmark with some pretty yellow ribbon to place inside the pocket. For the bookmark, I stamped 2 Corinthians 5:17 using a rubber stamp from Our Daily Bread and then I die cut the sentiment using a stitched rectangle die by Gina Marie Designs. "If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come" seemed like a wonderful verse to pair with the verse on the front of the card. Once we are in Christ, we are a new creation, and the Holy Spirit dwells in us. Praise God for the gift of the Holy Spirit to transform us more and more into the likeness of Christ and enable us to grow in our faith! To decorate the bookmark, I stamped a small rose and a small leaf using a Close to My Heart 2-step stamp set and then fussy cut the rose and leaf and adhered them to the sentiment panel. I adhered that to the front of the bookmark and then adhered an embossed panel to the back of the bookmark. I used a Craftwell embossing folder for the embossed pink panel. 

The left inner panel was created using the Hero Arts Daisy Mosaic stencil and Simon Hurley's Prom Queen lunar paste. I love the shine lunar paste creates! The middle panel is where I'll write my personal note, and I added a rose and 3 leaves from the same CTMH set I used on the bookmark to decorate the yellow panel. I stamped the 2-step stamps for the largest rose and both sizes of leaves and then fussy cut them and adhered them to the yellow panel. On the far right, I added a floral die cut I thought matched the Floral Lattice dies on the front of the card, and I stamped "You are in my prayers" using another retired CTMH stamp set. I added one last jeweled butterfly to that panel, and my card was finished. 

A look at the card when closed: 

Partially open:

Fully open:

Left side with Prom Queen lunar paste:

Middle panel for a personal note:

Right panel:

With the front of the bookmark showing:

Close up of the stamping on the bookmark:

A look at the embossed panel on the back of the bookmark:

Final view of the open card and bookmark:

 Challenges I'm entering:

Anything Goes with a Fun Fold for Creative Creases #60 ( ATG with a fun fold (ends 7/7/23)

Crafty Catz ( ATG with a twist of dry embossing (2/3; ends July 7)

The Paper Shelter: Layer it up (1/2; ends 7/12/23)

Art Impressions Blog: Emboss like a BOSS! Challenge #354 Week 2 ( Emboss like a boss--I embossed the back of the bookmark (2/2; ends 7/6/23)

Cardz 4 Galz: #202 More Than One Fold: More than 1 fold (1/3; ends 7/13/23)

Allsorts challenge blog: ATG with option of summertime (2/3; ends 7/8/23)

Can You Handle The Pressure? ( ATG with embossing folder-twist of butterflies (I added jeweled butterflies to the card front and the right side of the inside of the card (2/3; ends at the end of the month)

Crafty Calendar Challenge: ATG (1/3; ends at the end of the month)

613 Avenue Create ( ATG (2/8; ends at the end of the month)

A Place To Start ( ATG with twist of life is a beach (unlimited entries; ends at the end of the month)

Crazy is our fame - STENCILS are our game! ( ATG with a stencil (I used Hero Arts' Daisy Mosaic stencil) (1/3; ends at the end of the month)

A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: ATG (ends at the end of the month)

Beautiful Blossoms Challenge: ATG with flowers (1/8; ends at the end of the month)

Let's Craft and Create ( ATG with option to add flowers (1/3; ends at the end of the month)

Scribble Challenge ( ATG (2/5; ends at the end of the month)

The Crafting Challenge: SummerTime (1/3; ends at the end of the month)

Butterfly Challenge ( ATG with butterflies (if my 3 jeweled butterflies on the front and 1 jeweled butterfly inside the card are too small to count, please delete my entry) (1/3; ends 7/19/23)


  1. Beautiful card - Inside and Out! So happy to have you joining WAW this month, Carrie.

    1. Thank you so much, Cynthia! It’s such a pleasure to be a GD on WAW!

  2. Wow, each different panel is amazing in itself! Great use of many different techniques. Thanks for sharing with us at Can You Handle the Pressure!

  3. Gosh, Carrie, I love these colors together. What a fantastic fun fold! You never cease to amaze me. Congrats on your gig at WAW and thank you for the links and also for playing at Creative Creases.
    Karen, DT

    1. Thanks so much, Karen! I’m looking forward to my GD spot on CCC July 21, too!

  4. Fabulous card, such a lovely fold. Thank you for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week.
    Liz x

  5. Really beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing lovely creation with us at We Love Stamping.

  6. Absolutely beautiful Carrie. Fabulous technique and wonderful colour choices. Thanks for sharing this with us at The Paper Shelter!

  7. Beautifully designed and creative card!!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Stencil Fun and Can You Handle The Pressure!
    Diane SF and CYHTP Co-Owner
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Stencil Fun}
    {Triple B}
    {Simply Clean & Simple} Coming July 7th

  8. Absolutely gorgeous card fabulous design and colours and thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar hugs x

  9. You are always amazing with your creative fun fold cards, Carrie! This one is lovely, as always! Thank you for playing with Creative Creases Challenge, and I hope you can join us again soon. We really appreciate your support!
    Debbie, DT
    Secrets To Stamping

    1. Thank you so much, Debbie! I’m looking forward to being a GD on CCC later this month!

  10. WOW, Carrie, what a beautiful combination of die cuts! Superb design. Thanks so much for playing along in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Crafty Catz. Hope to see you playing again soon. Good Luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  11. Beautiful colors and card! So inspirational....thank you so much for joining us at The Beautiful Blossoms Challenge.

  12. A fabulous colour scheme - so vibrant. Loving the folds and added elements. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

  13. Beautiful colour pallet it made me smile! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this with us over at Polkadoodles challenge. So glad you joined us this week!

  14. I wasn't expecting your card to look like that on the inside. A perfect surprise.Love the outside. Thankyou for coming and playing in the butterfly garden with me, Hugs Mrs A.

  15. Carrie, this card is amazing! So many gorgeous details and definitely lots and lots of layers! Thanks for sharing it at The Paper Shelter. -Tia

  16. Beautiful design and a great fold too.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz.

    Helen x

  17. Carrie, I saw this card over at Word Art Wednesday and just had to pop over and say how wonderful it is. It's beautiful on the outside and I love the fold on this inside. I'm going to have to try some version of that! :)

    1. Barb, thanks so much for visiting and for your kind words! I hope you'll give this fold a try!

  18. Deliziosa grazie per aver partecipato alla sfida di The Crafting Challenge DT Manuela