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Friday, July 5, 2013

FFC #7 *Anything Goes*, Winner & a Freebie!

Hello my bloggy friends!
 Welcome to another Funday Friday Challenge.
I hope you all had a wonderful and safe Fourth of July Holiday. We had a very small cookout for the five of us here and it was so good to finally be able to eat food off the grill again. It had been awhile!
We watched the firework display last night and it was so beautiful. My daughter was amazed at all the beautiful colors bursting in the air above us. The look on her face was priceless as she smiled and enjoyed each beautiful colored firework sparkle above her. I hope that you were able to watch some fireworks as I know it was a beautiful night all around for most. Ok so are ya'll ready for this week's challenge? It's one of your favorites....=*)
This week's Challenge:
"Anything Goes"
Create a card, layout or project of your choice!
Starts: Friday, July 5th 12:00AM
Ends: Friday, July 12th 6:00PM
(central time)
We have now changed the challenge rules to 3 entries per person per challenge except for the Anything Goes challenges which will be unlimited.
 Here is what I created this week for the challenge


For this challenge, I decided I wanted to create a gate fold card. So I turned to my beloved Pazzles machine and searched my files and cut this beautiful card which is a file designed by a woman named Monica. I cannot remember her site name at the moment but if you like this card and would like to make one, just click the link at the bottom of this post for the free file.

My card was cut out twice, once using a chocolate brown/tan Core'dinations CS and again using some patterned damask paper from the Luxury Stack by DCWV. The card size is a 5"x5" card for the most part. I layered the chocolate CS on the inside of the patterned paper for my inside of the card. I actually cut it apart so that I had the darker chocolate textured side on the inside "sides" and the tan color in the middle. I ran that tan middle portion through my "Tide"embossing folder to give some texture as well.
 I then added a few pearls to the inside top and to the inside & outside folds. A few liquid pearls around the scallops complete my card nicely both inside and out. I then die cut this gorgeous Parisian lace doily out by Papertrey Ink using the damask patterned paper. I inked the edges with some tea dye distress ink.Then using my Nesting circles dies, I cut out two circles about 1/4" apart, one from the chocolate CS and one from the reverse side(tan), layered them together using foam tape for some dimension and then on top of that, layered a white circle stamped with the sentiment, "Just Because"
which is from an old Justrite Stampers  set called 'Just a Note'.
 My sentiment was stamped using momento rich cocoa ink. 
To finish off my card I created a belly band out of some neutral patterned paper that I had in my stash. I cut out two more of the circles, this time in the chocolate and the damask patterned paper and added a pearl to the center. The belly band helps keep the card closed since it is a gate fold style.
Well that is my card for today.....hope you like it.
Now let's see what our amazing design team have created for us......

Well my friends, it is YOUR turn to show us what
 you can do for this challenge!
Just link up using our link up tool at the bottom of this post for your chance to win top 3 and get entered into our monthly prize drawing.

What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool below.

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

3. Unlimited entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until July 12th by 6:00Pm (central) time to link up.
All winners will be announced on Monday, July 15th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
I also have a winner to announce from last week's Flower frenzy template giveaway.
Here is the list of people who qualified by asking me a question:
Amy,  Claudia, Lisa W., Danielle S., Melissa R., Christine
Janice, QueenB, Dawn M., Robyn N., Theresa
Please email me at
joann6274 at gmail dot com to claim
your prize.You will have 2 weeks to claim it!
Here is the free cut file!
Gate Fold SVG

Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!
  I am entering my tag in the following challenges:
TTCRD "Anything Goes"
Simon Says "Anything Goes"
Oozak #17 "Anything Girlie"


  1. Jo, this is absolutely gorgeous. The papers are so pretty. The cutouts décor of this card is fabulous. Love all your decorative elements. Just beautiful!

  2. Jo,
    Your card is FABULOUS!!Pretty stamped sentiment & Doily. LOVE it!
    AWESOME DT projects!!Another FUN challenge. Congrats to the winner!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M (my blog) ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

  3. Congrats to Robyn - thanks for another challenge Jo and your card is lovely - Enjoy your day!

  4. Jo~ Your card is beautiful! Love the shape, love the colors, love the textures, love it all. TFS.
    DT~ Wonderful cards everyone. TFS.
    Congrats Robyn.

  5. Beautiful projects Jo! And with anything goes and unlimited entries, here comes Melissa and Gail! Let's see how many projects they link between now and thursday!

  6. Wow Jo your gatefold card is amazing!! I love the papers you used, of course I love the shape and the cute doily on the inside with your sentiment! Oh I'm getting excited to be able to cut cute files like this!! Hugs!

  7. Your card is gorgeous, Jo!! I love the beautiful design!! All of the DT projects are fabulous!! Thanks for another fun challenge!! Happy Friday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Beautiful card! Love the fold, and the cut outs! Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

  9. Jo, your gate fold card is BEAUTIFUL! I love the earth tone colors and the design is simply gorgeous! Thanks for another fun challenge!
    Happy 4th!
    Sherrie K

  10. Great card...thanks for joining TTCRD this week.

  11. Thank you so much for the invite to play along. The DT's inspiration is amazing...beautiful creations! I had to redo the card that you saw on my blog this morning, so it looks a little different now...missing an element for another challenge...oops! Gonna be one of thiose days ;)

  12. What a pretty project! Thanks for the chance to play along!

  13. Gorgeous card Jo! Beautiful work by the design team too! Thanks for the fun challenge!

  14. This card is so elegant! Love the delicate edging along the top! I like the doily look on the inside. Very nice!


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