Hold on to Hope

If you follow my blog, you know that I am in love with the new In Colour Grapefruit Grove. It is showing up in a lot of my cards these days!! I love how it easily coordinates with so many other colours in our collections, and how bright and cheery it is. Today I have used it with Rich Razzleberry and Pear Pizzazz for my card.

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I also love the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. When I was at OnStage in April I had the honour of meeting the artist that designed this paper. It was so exciting to meet Cathy and it really made the paper come to life for me, hearing her talk about her work in creating this gorgeous paper.
My gold butterfly is from the now retired Butterfly Thinlits, but you could easily swap that out with the butterfly from the new Springtime Impressions Thinlits. I am really trying to use up the bits and pieces that I seem to accumulate while crafting. I need to set aside a special day – Clean Up Friday – and use items sitting on my desk to create a project to share with you. There, a new project for me!! Watch for my first post for Clean up Friday next week!

Here are the details for today’s card.
Grapefruit Grove card base – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score at 4 1/4 and fold
Pear Pizzazz – 5 1/2 x 1 1/2, and 3 1/2 x 1
Share What You Love SDSP – 5 1/2 x 1
Rich Razzleberry – 3 1/4 x 3 1/4
Whisper White – 3 x 3/4
Gold Foil – to cut butterfly

Stamp greeting on Whisper White using Grapefruit Grove ink
Cut greeting and Pear Pizzazz with Lakeside Framelits
Cut Butterfly from Gold Foil sheet
Cut Rich Razzleberry with 2 7/8 Stitched Shapes circle Framelit
Use Snail adhesive to adhere SDSP to Pear Pizzazz strip, and add to card base
Use Snail adhesive to adhere sentiment to Pear Pizzazz cut out, and Rich Razzleberry circle to card base
Use Dimensionals to adhere mounted greeting to card base
Use Mini Dimensionals to adhere gold butterfly to circle
Adhere a 1/8 Grosgrain Ribbon bow to top left corner of greeting using Glue Dots