Friday, January 17, 2014

JAI 198 Blog Hop

Hello there :) How exciting to be starting the year off! And we are starting it in style at Just Add Ink with a blog hop and we want you to join in the fun. You may have arrived from Jodene's blog (I loved her clever gift card holder!) or you might be starting here. The blog hop works as a circuit so please do click through the rest of the JAI team to see the exciting ideas everyone has come up with for the challenge this week.

The challenge this week is to Just Add either the SU! circle or label card thinlets or the envelope punch board. (You can still play along if you don't have any of these by making your own flip/swing card from scratch - its a little more work than using the thinlets but totally doable!! Here's a link to a Splitcoasters tutorial.)

And here is what I came up with using the SU! circle card thinlet die - closed.

 Opening up
 Open all the way
This was made for my lovely little Miss who turns 9 very soon indeed. For that age its hard to go wrong with a combo of pink + purple + butterflies - so here you can see it in spades - with a good dash of sparkle to top it off. I wasn't sure adding a spiral pop up to the inside would work but I had to try - and with a little fiddling it did. Miss almost 9 has had a sneak peek of it and loved it.

I can tell you I had fun playing with my circle card thinlet for the first time! It makes creating a flip/swing card so easy - the only fiddly bit was cutting the layers to fit - but if you layer less than me (not hard to do - lol!) it will take less time.

Do continue on with the blog hop now and check out the fabulous project that Louise has in store for you. Just click on the blog hop button below (or Louises' name above) and that will take you straight to Lousie's blog.

Hope you can join us for our first challenge for 2014.
Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Papillion Potpouri, Banner Greetings, Background Basics: Medallion
Cardstock: Winter Wisteria, Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Winter Wisteria
Accessories: Circle card thinlet dies, Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly punches, Standard circle nestabilities (Spellbinder), By the Number dies (PTI), Silver glimmer paper, Flirtaceous DSP (R), Jewels - rhinestone, Dimensionals, Double sided tape


  1. Kim this is beautiful and I agree at that age for a little girl the combination of pink, purple and butterflies is a sure hit! It was with my little girl at that age. I especially love how you have made those butterflies out of the card when it opens up, great idea!

  2. That's gorgeous Kim - love your choice of dsp.

  3. Gorgeous Kim. I think your little Miss would love this.


  4. Kim That is a lovely card, like Christine Blain's also like the colour combo.

  5. Wow Kim, this is fabulous - such pretty colours and a really detailed and gorgeous card. Miss E is going to love love love it. x

  6. Oh my Kim this card is gorgeous - a little 9 yo girl is going to love it. Cheers

  7. Your little birthday girl is going to be "wowed" by this card, Kim - it is absolutely gorgeous. Such beautiful colours and details; amazing job!

  8. A big "Wow" for this one Kim!...Love the extra surprise on the inside and the negative use of the nine is very cool too! I'm sure little miss nine will be overjoyed to have such a clever Mum. xxx

  9. This card is stunning and your daughter is going to totally love this gorgeous pink blingy creation! (sometimes I wish I had girls - I miss doing all the pretty stuff!)

  10. Wow, this is so perfect for a 9 year old. Love that you used the negative space for the 9 on the front so the sparkle shows through, and the spiral pop up is absolutely delightful!

  11. The Flip cards are pretty cool by themselves, but to add pop up Butterflies too. You are so very clever Kim ♥


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