Sunday 3 March 2019

AAA Challenge Guest Designer

I am so happy to be the guest designer at AAA Cards Challenge #135. This fortnight, the challenge is One Sentiment Plus Three with an optional twist of Friends.


I went with :
  • stamped image
  • coloured pen/pencil (Prismacolor) - on the butterfly
  • die cut

I thought I would add some excitement to the inside, using Jennifer McGuire's Surprise Spinner idea.

Here it is in action ...

This was my second attempt as I was winging it on the first. On Jennifer's last card, she had said you needn't measure but just make the fold next to your opening. But when I closed the card, my butterfly extended past the edge by quite a lot - see how it goes passed the white edge.  So in fact, her original measure of having the folds a minimum of 2.5" from each edge is better.

So I ended up gluing it to a large square card, stamping the inner panels to add interest ( and camouflage my error!). So don't worry if you don't get it right the first time. I find there are ways of fixing errors too - and sometimes it even ends up better than the original


  1. I think it's very special to have that butterfly on the inside, you'd never guess from the outside, so cool. Thank you for being out guestdesigner over at AAA CArds

  2. Thanks so much for Guest Designing with us at AAA Cards. Love your surprise inside, who would have thought such a CAS outside would reveal something so different once opened!

  3. What a nice surprise on the inside. Thank you for including the link to Jennifer's post. I missed seeing this. I plan to try this design. Thank you.

  4. Beautiful card - love the spinning butterfly inside, Jo x

  5. Omg.. what a wonderful surprise! I am such a fan of your work and this just made my jaw drop. What a delightful card, for the guest post, Janet. So glad to have you as a guest. Warm regards, Ishani.

  6. Worth all the tweaking...a super , clever card.

  7. Fabulous card!! Congrats on you guest designer post!

  8. What a super card Janet! Love your surprise on the inside! Such a fabulous idea! Thanks for the inspiration and for being our GD at AAA Cards this fortnight!


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