Saturday, October 28, 2023

Sending Hugs Monochromatic Card

This time over at the Butterfly Challenge, one of the themes is to create a monochromatic joy fold card with butterflies and lace. I chose pink and gathered some different shades pink card stocks. I used plain card stock so I could follow along at Double Trouble where we are to have a floral theme but no pattern papers. My pale pink card base seemed a little plain, so I stamped spots on it from a retired SU! set and then added my lacey die cuts to the sides. The center panel with the roses is a 2-piece Sizzix die that layers together, and I wanted to use it to join in the fun over at Die Cut Divas where the theme is layering dies this month.

The butterflies were stamped using SU!'s retired Butterfly Brilliance bundle, and I die cut a coordinating die from that set out of pink vellum to attach to the butterfly on the front panel. 

I added more stamped and die cut butterflies to the inside of the card and stamped and fussy cut the "Sending hugs" sentiment from another SU! retired set. If you are interested in purchasing any retired SU! bundles, my friend Debbie Mageed has a list of them for sale at great prices with free shipping here: Bundles For Sale - Google Docs.

Challenges I'm entering:

Anything Goes with a Fun Fold for Creative Creases #69 ( ATG with a fun fold (ends 11/10/23)

 Butterfly Challenge ( I chose the first option: Joy fold card, lace, and monochromatic (1/3; ends 11/7/23) Hope you are feeling much improved, Mrs. A!

Double Trouble Paper Crafting ( Thing 1: Florals without pattern paper; Thing 3: insect; Thing 2: Entered Crafter's Café challenge

Crafter's Cafe: #302 - Flowers ( Flowers (ends 11/11/23)

The Diva's that cut ....paper! ( Use a layered die set (I used Sizzix's 2-piece rose cover die set) (2/4; ends at the end of the month)

Allsorts challenge blog: Embossing or ATG (1/3; ends 11/3/23)

Beautiful Blossoms Challenge: ATG with flowers are the focus ((3/6; ends 11/12/23)

Creations in Pink: ATG in mainly pink (1/3; ends 11/13/23)

Polkadoodles Cardmaking, Craft & Scrapbooking Challenge: ATG (2/2; ends 11/10/23)

Gem of A Craft Challenge ( ATG (1/3; ends 11/10/23)


  1. Very pretty! I love that Sizzix Rose Die Panel! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

  2. That is a gorgeous Rose cover die and I love the monochrome Pink. Thanks for joining us at The Beautiful Blossoms Challenge and we hope you'll join us again soon.
    Donna xx
    Inspiration Station Challenge
    Paper Funday Challenge
    Beautiful Blossoms Challenge

  3. I really like the fold and everything in pink! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble. )

  4. What a great card fold and beautiful monochromatic color scheme!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Allsorts challenge this week!

    1. Thanks, Ellibelle! Fun folds are my favorite!

  5. What a pretty combination of pinks! Love the fold too, thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble!

  6. Carrie, this is drop-dead gorgeous! Good luck in all the challenges and thank you for entering this beautiful joy fold in the Creative Creases Challenge.
    Karen, DT

    1. Karen, thanks so much for all your encouraging comments!

  7. Beautiful joy fold creation with these gorgeous die cuts. Thank you so much for joining the challenge at Allsorts.

  8. Such a beautiful monochromatic design. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

  9. Pretty and Pink and love the scattering of the pretty pink butterflies throughout the card... very pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

  10. Pretty card, love the design, thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Café this month for our Flowers challenge.

  11. What a beautiful and feminine fun fold card, Carrie! Wow, I love the fold you used and the details are perfect. Thank you for playing with the Creative Creases Challenge, and I hope you can join us again soon. We really appreciate your support!
    Debbie, DT
    Secrets To Stamping

  12. Carrie I am so in love with your pretty monochrome joy fold card. Love the gorgeous butterfly too. Thankyou for coming and playing in the butterfly garden with me and thankyou for your well wishes. Hugs Mrs A.