Friday, May 10, 2013

Spring Bunch 'Banded' Card - Thinking of You!

Meanwhile, I am empty and need so much,
    but I know the Lord is 
You are my help; only You can save me, 
my True God.  Please hurry.
Psalm 40 : 17  (The Voice)

Welcome to Digi Desserts Fridaze in connection with My Paper Crafting !    We, on the Design Team, are to create a project using a Digital File from the vast selection at every Friday, share them with You and encourage You to visit over there, get the FREE Digi File for today, make a project with it and link it for all to see.  The ‘winning’ designer is highlighted next week as a Guest Designer!   It’s an easy and fun thing to do on the weekend! 

For this week’s project I used the Free File offered last week on Digi Desserts Fridaze.  It’s the ‘Spring Bunch ds’ and comes in several color choices.   I used the original colored one last week.  (Spring Bunch Easel Card)  I decided to use the one in shades of Cranberry and Peach this week – two colors I might not have thought to put together, but I rather liked how they worked together in the print.  I made a Gate-fold-type card which is kept closed with a ‘belly-band’ bearing the punched and inked sentiment.

Card closed

Card with band off, partially open

Card standing open - and band

I printed the digi on Peach Cardstock and used Cranberry cardstock for the ‘frame,’ side panels and the ‘Belly Band.’  I embossed the Cranberry pieces in the ‘Leaves’ folder and then inked them lightly with Peach ink.  I punched the front edges with a lacey MS punch and inked the edges with Cranberry ink.

I ripped the edge of the print and inked it with Cranberry ink.  I added gems to three of the flower centers.  I used the ‘negative’ of a cut from another project for the frame.  You may remember that I like to use ALL aspects of my paper-crafting so as not to ‘waste.’  It worked perfectly for this card.  I added tiny pearls to the edge of the frame.

I thought it perfect to let Someone Special know that I am thinking of them!

Here are the files I used -                       

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Here is the FREE digi-file for this week at My Paper Crafting.  Be sure to stop over there, if you haven’t already, see all of the other creative projects, get the file, make a project of your own using a digi-file from My Paper Crafting and then link it there so we can see it, too!

FREE file -  

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B’ Bye!  Bye!  B’Bye!
(You can take the Gal out of the Sky, but You can’t take the Sky out of the Gal!)  ;-}


  1. Love the way that this card opens up! Gorgeous rich colors! Beautiful card Lynden! :)

  2. Beautiful folds Lynden and I love the dark color and the beautiful embossing. A beautiful card!

  3. Pretty card Lynden! I love how you made a gate fold but with flaps! So pretty and unique looking!! The punched edge looks fabulous! I also love the embossing and that you "swiped" the embossing with ink-look fabulous! The belly band just finishes this card off so nicely! Hugs!

  4. Lynden,
    Lovely rich feel to this card. Could be used for lots of different people and times in their lives.



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