Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Sweet Shoppe

After deciding to submit a card to a challenge, I realized I did not have the suggested paper collection. A friend came to the rescue with all of the paper, although I already had the card base ready to decorate. Never having made an awning card before and because one of the papers reminded me of roof tiles, I gave it a try. Such a simple design with a cute result! I especially like that the design folds flat for easy mailing. This card is sized for an A2 envelope.
The card base was scored and folded 1/2" from the center fold  at the top front and top back of the base. This 1/2" fold was adhered with strong adhesive. The awning was trimmed with die cut borders and adhered to the card front. A panel of coordination paper was adhered and a "shelf" was added with another die cut border.
I found the cute stickers in my stash and added them to the store front. I love the pretty cakes and French macaron biscuits. The inside of the card was decorated with a strip of coordinating paper and the donuts from this pack of stickers. I see all kinds of possibilities with this card fold - a Tiki bar, a quilt shop, a pet store, etc.

This card is being submitted to:

1. Color My Heart Color Dare #240

2. Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge #1
    (Theme: Some Kinda Wonderful)

3. Between the Folds Challenge #44-B

4. Heart 2 Heart Challenge 
    (Theme: It's a Wonderful World)

5. Brown Sugar Challenge #247
    (Use a Die Cut)

Cardstock: CTMH Lemon
Paper: CTMH : "Some Kinda Wonderful" Collection
Die: Sizzix Border
Misc.: Doodlebug stickers from stash


  1. Oh my! This is adorable! Love that you used that paper for your roof of your sweet shop! fun how many different things people have seen in it! Love this so much! Thanks for playing along with us at Three Amigos!

  2. This turned out so adorable. Another great idea for this particular design paper. Thanks for sharing at Color Dare this week and hope you look at this past Friday's sketch to see what the new colors are and watch for our flash announcements.

  3. So sweet! The awning is really cute and I love your little treats in the store window. Perfect! :)

  4. So cute, I love the awning adorable touch! Thanks for playing along with Between the Folds Challenge!

    Brandi R
    DT Member – BTF Challenge

  5. Such a sweet card! Can't wait to see your tiki bar, quilt shop, and pet store now :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at Three Amigos!

  6. This is right up my alley, Melanie! Remind me to tell you the story of the BakerWee I made. Can you bring this to our crop? I would love to see this one up close!

    1. I will be sure to bring it with me, Jean. Eager to hear your anecdote.

  7. This is a really adorable card! Thanks for sharing with us at Heart2Heart!

  8. What an adorable card! Thanks for sharing at Color My Heart.

  9. What a great folded card- something a little bit different and it looks so fun! Thanks for sharing your Wonderful project with us at H2H challenges.

  10. Fabulous card, Melanie! Thanks for explaining how you made the awning for the card. This card really made me smile. Thanks for sharing this card with us at the Color Dare blog--we appreciate your playing along with us when you can.
    :) Marie

  11. Oh my gosh this is cute! I've not seen an awning card before so I really like it! Fun papers too! Thanks again for playing with us at Brown Sugar Challenges.
    Tammy DT

  12. Love the awning card...perfect roof tiles!!! I've never tried one of these cards, but I think now I'd like to give it a spin.

  13. This is the first awning card I've seen. I'm inspired to give it a try. Thanks for joining us at H2H this week!!!

  14. Love the sweet shop! That awning is perfect for the paper chosen. WAY CUTE!

    Thank you for playing with us at Heart 2 Heart Challenges!

  15. Melanie, this is the most adorable card, it's so sweet! Great use of the colors and patterned paper, and I love this awning card, I can't wait to make one now! Thanks for sharing it with us at Between The Folds.