Hello!  I really wanted to get in on the fun sketch over at Mojo Monday.  They always have the greatest design ideas!  Here’s the sketch:

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And here’s the card I came up with:LollydoodlejustbecauseI really like the playful look of the Lollydoodle papers.  They are retiring at the end of July, so be sure to order them while you can.  I wanted my edges to stand out underneath the scallops, so I sponged the edges with Pear ink.  To create the circle I used my Cuttlebug and Spellbinders scalloped circles to cut and emboss the circle.  I then stamped the butterfly (from Your Own Kind of Wonderful) and the Just because (from Oodles of doodles) onto the circle using Cotton Candy ink.  I stamped the butterfly again on scrap paper and cut it out.  I lightly scored along the body to make it easy to fold the wings up.  I then glued the center of his body onto the stamped butterfly on the circle and used dimensional tape to keep the wings up.  I also colored the edges of the embossed circle cotton candy to match the butterfly and sentiment and make the circle pop.

Little Trick: I like to color the edges of my dimensional tape to match the stamped image so they don’t show so much

On the inside of the card, I used my sponge again to lightly add cotton candy ink.  I also added Pear to any white or really light spots that remained after sponging on the Cotton Candy.  Finally I stamped “Just so you know, I think you’re perfect” (from Better With a Friend) in Pear.

If you’re feeling inspired, you can get all the materials from my Close To My Heart site:
envelopes and card bases
Lollydoodle Paper Pack
Pear and Cotton Candy ink
Your Own Kind of Wonderful D1627 Stamp Set
Oodles of Doodles B1449 Stamp Set
Lollydoodle Cardmaking Kit (Heart stamp)
Better with a Friend D10608 (inside sentiment)
Scallop Border punch
Sponge

Now you’re ready to make a fun and playful card using the Lollydoodle papers.  Have fun!

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