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Friday, September 9, 2011


Happy Friday, everyone!!!  Hope WE are ALL going to have a wonderful crafty weekend!!!  LOL!

And, hello and welcome to a new following family-friend!!!  So happy to have you here!  Hope to see and hear from you often!

Last weekend, I had time to sit and browse the internet, and I ran into a blog called the Velvet Ink Cafe (which unfortunately is closed and only open now for viewing -- too bad, it looked like a wonderful blog).  While there I watched a video of someone making a mini book.  At the end of the video there were links to several other craft videos, so I clicked to watch several of them; one was of a double slider card -- I fell in love with this card!!!  Well, needless to say, the designer didn't give directions!  So, I did a Google search for double-slider cards and although I saw a few, I only found tutorials on the single slider cards.  (Actually I did come across a tutorial for a double-slider card but all the directions were in metric measurements which I'm totally no good at).  Because I normally shy away from You Tube for fear of viruses, and which is probably where I could have found a tutorial, I set out to make this card which didn't look difficult -- in fact it wasn't.  I started my draft using a 1/2 sheet of 8.50" x 11" leftover scrap cardstock and, carefully measuring my window opening, the tag, and fold lines for the window shutter, my first draft produced this card, so I began embellishing it.  Can you imagine how excited I was when I finished this card?!!!

Regardless what you guys say I'm really not a good card maker, I take my time and often get lucky... hee-heee!!!  Anyway, after taking all week off and on, I very carefully one step at a time completed this card.

I'm first showing you a picture of the front of the card and progress to the inside because I'm pretty proud of how it turned out -- first draft!!!  Here we go:

When you pull out the tag on the top of the card a window opens on the front of the card and stands up to reveal a message:

I also added a message on the tag which is revealed when pulled out:

My card front reads:  "Never stop dreaming...  In dreams we catch glimpses of life larger than our own"

This is a side view of the card:

And last, here's a picture of the card opened where you can journal your own message:

You have probably seen this card before but I hadn't and I'm in love with it!!!  Didn't mine come out too cute?!!!  Of course now I'll be doing a cut file for it so I won't have to do the cutting, and I'll make it larger, more of a greeting card size -- maybe I'll do both sizes, I kind of like this note card size!  LOL!!!

Well, I'm off to walk Buster and do a bit of spot cleaning around here since I've been running all week; but I'll have plenty of time later to come by to do some visiting with you.  Can you believe I spent time catching up over the last weekend to only get behind in dropping in on you... AGAIN!!!  LOL!  I guess sometimes you really can't win for losing!  LOL!  Well, until I return...

Hugs, love you all, and...

I'll be seeing you!


Monique Barr said...


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a cute card. I made a single slider but never figured out one like this. It is awesome. TFS

Melissa said...

This is gorgeous, you did a wonderful job!

Jean said...

This is so pretty!

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Such a pretty design and colors...yes I love how you create and always make a pattern.
Your amazing
Thanks for always sharing.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is so pretty, glitters and butterflies, this is all a crafty girl needed! Thanks for sharing and have a fun-filled weekend!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Audrey,I can see why u love this.....ABOLITELY GORGEOUS. I have never seen a card like this either.... And don't u tell me u aren't a cars marker... U r fabulous at whatever u do. I LOVE it... Have a wonderful week end Audrey. Hugs from ukiah

flowerdisco said...

omg friend, this is awesome. if i had the patience i would scraplift it, :P
Big Hug!

Sherrie K. said...

Woweee Audrey, this is just absolutely beautiful!! I love all the details~the glitter and teh butterflies are gorgeous!! Awesome card:)
Sherrie K

Marlene said...

Hi Audrey, another amazing cards. I love it, all that beautiful glitter.

The Archiving Angel said...

Stunning my friend!
I love you lady...you are just amazing.
Thanks for stopping by my blog & leaving me such sweet comments.
I am so glad you did.
I enjoy stopping to see what you have going on here all the time.
You are so unique, gifted & creative.
Feel blessed to have found you.
Big hugs,

A Creative Operation said...

This card is BEAUTIFUL!!! You do such a great job on you projects!!!! Thank you for your kind comments about my projectsbon my blog. I really do appreciate it!!!

Susan said...

You are a wonderful creator of cards Audrey! If you need proof look at the picture above! What a beautiful card! That butterfly is just stunning! I really have to study your picture, I want to make one of these cards and like you I'm scared to go to YouTube. Then again, for me half the fun is trying to figure it out. Kind of like a puzzle I guess! Hope you have a great weekend!


Mary said...

Aww Audrey this is so sweet. Do share how you made this. I absolutely love it! Hope you and Buster enjoyed your walk. Hugs, Mary
P.S. I hope you got my email the other day, lol.

Cricut Couple said...

Holy Scrap! How? Ummm... Huh? Ahhh... What? Holy Scrap!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super design! Great details and colors! Your rocked this card!

Rhonda Emery said...

pretty indeed and clever thank you for sharing. love it. hugs

Staying Crafty said...

You did an awesome job! I couldn't live without Youtube tutorials!!! I think I'd just die. *LOL* You are so brave to always tinker and figure things out for yourself.

Sandi Cl~ said...

That is simply fabulous! I think you did a great job! I've never tried a slider card but when I'm ready, I'll come back here for instructions! LOL

QueenPam said...

I think you have executed this technique splendidly.

Butterflies said...

Beautiful Card! Love the butterfly and the sparkle!

Brenda said...

Wow this is beautiful. You make the most elaborate cards. Great job. I've never seen one of these so I may have to do a google search also. Tfs

Cher~ said...

This is a great slider card. How lovely. You are so creative.