Sunday, July 16, 2017

Hard to Say Goodbye Blog Hop

This blog hop features products that are retiring as of July 31st from the Annual Inspirations Catalog. Some items that are used in projects that you see on this blog hop may already be sold out... Retiring products are now available on a while supplies last basis. When products are THAT GOOD, they are in demand! 

This blog hop is a wonderful chance to see how many of the retiring products can be used and decide if any of them may be on your final wish list to order! 
To see which products are retiring, you can go to my Consultant Website and click on the SHOP link. Near the bottom, there is a link called "Going Soon". Any products that will be retiring are shown there. 

You should have arrived here from Brenda Lapp's blog

If you get lost, a complete list of hoppers on this blog hop can be found on Melinda Everitt's blog

I chose to create a unique style of card using the Adventure Fundamental papers, a couple of retiring stamp sets as well as a few retiring embellishments. I found this on Pinterest and followed the video to create the card - it isn't difficult to do at all. The end product is really pretty neat. I have taken three photos to show you the entire card. 

The first picture shows the front of the card, which looks like a normal card... 

As you open the card, you see that there are layers underneath and the the front is not really the front as expected... 

Finally, you see how the entire card folds open to reveal that the front where the butterfly was is really attached to the folded out component of the card. I added a small section to be able to write a message. 

I hope you enjoyed my project. 

The next blog on this hop is Darlys Recker's blog

I am sure she has a fabulous project to share with you. 

Visit my Consultant Website to shop for any current or retiring products! 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated:

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Raspberry Cardstock (retiring),Adventure Fundamentals (retiring), No Worries Paper Pack, Gold Glitter Paper, White Daisy Cards and Envelopes
Stamps: Balloon Wishes (retiring), Finding the Words (retiring), Lovely Leaves (retiring)
Inks: Raspberry, Willow
Accessories: Artistry Cartridge, Sponge, Uptown Ribbon Pack (retiring), White Twine, White Button (not CTMH), Gold Sequin Assortment (retiring)



  1. Lovely card! The bold colors are fantastic!

  2. Very unique card type...looks so cool!

  3. Amazing card. Love the surprise effect when the card is opened.

  4. That is a different interactive card that looks totally fun! Any chance you are willing to share the pattern for recreation?

  5. Love this, Alyson! Would you mind sharing instructions?

  6. What a fantastic card! I love the way it opens out.

  7. What a wonderful fancy card fold! Truly unique! Thanks for inspiring me today!
    :) Marie

  8. Very interesting, colorful and beautiful fold card...please share the instructions or tutorial.


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