Friday, January 2, 2015

Make it Monday #195 - A La Carte

Hello friends.  Every Monday Papertrey Ink has a new challenge, so 50 challenges were presented last year and I played in all of them but one!  And now this week, PTI is letting us go back and play one of the challenges that we either missed or just want to do over.  It was a great trip down memory lane, looking at each of the challenges, and remembering all the great things I learned and cards I made for this past year!  As I said earlier, I did miss one challenge, and that was just a couple weeks ago because I just plain didn't have time with trying to get everything done for Christmas!  So I'm playing along with challenge #192 - Tab Closure Tri Fold Card that Betsy Veldman showed in her video here .  I needed a birthday card (my supply is almost non-existent...just sayin!!), so that was my starting point for my tri - folded card.  Take a look:

I used the "Basic Bookmark Die #3" to make my tab and then used one of the sentiments from the "Book Club" stamp set (both PTI).  I used "Autumn Adornments" and Pure Poppy and Hawaiian Shores ink to stamp around the sentiment, and then used Pure Poppy Bitty Dot DSP for the bottom fold and inside.

I also cut a slit on the bottom third of the card so that I could add the gift card I'm giving my girlfriend.  The sentiment in the middle is from "Delightful Dahlia Additions".  I also had a small strip of the DSP paper left, so added it to the envelope to coordinate both:

Make sure you check out all the great entries at this weeks challenge over at Papertrey Ink ... you can find all the inspiration right here . 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and hope you are all enjoying the start of a brand new year!! :0)


  1. Love your gift card holder, Marcia! Pretty stamps and tab design :-)

  2. Love this design, Marcia! That bookmark makes the perfect tab closure. Do you think I need to get it?

  3. I love this tri-fold card. It is simply beautiful.

  4. A beauty of a card and a gift card too! That's what I call a gift! Love the use of the bookmark for the tab!

  5. I love the poppy and light blue! A beautiful tab! That die is on my list!


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