Sunday, February 12, 2012

Jesus' Love bloghop

Hello Friends!

You've hit the end of the hop, and how awesome were everyone's projects? TONS of talented ladies in this hop, and I can only hope that my project does it justice. If you're here from Kimberly's blog at, then you're definitely in the right place. If you're here just to bask in the awesomeness that is my blog (ha, yeah right!) then check out Kari at the beginning at . She inspired and coordinated this bloghop! She is really an awesome lady with loads of talent!
Today we are sharing Jesus' Love for us to remind you all who loved us first in the world and gave his life for us to show how much.  Thanks for coming and have fun enjoying our stories and creations as we do our own interpretation of his love for us. John 3:16 states that God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son... Praise our Lord for loving us that he shed his blood for us to live a holy and blessed life...

There is a prize for commenting on each blog with the prize to be announced; so don't forget to give bloggy love and be inspired and have fun along the way. Definitely leave us love- we thrive on it! :D Now on to my project:

I made a gatefold card today reminding me that God is always bigger than my problems. No greater way can I think of God's love than by knowing that no matter how hard my problem or prayer is, his answer is ALWAYS what is best for me. So I had a video tutorial for this, but with the camera angle I had, all you could see is my mat and hear me talk for 10 minutes. Who wants that?! So, I figure that I'll just take pictures and explain it. Call me old-fashioned. Call me I don't want to sit for another 10 minutes making another video hoping I have the right angle this time, and I keep everything in frame. What you will need for this card: 

  • Cricut and Freshly Picked. (Gazebo on p. 47 cut at 4")
  • Cardstock in: Dark yellow, goldenrod, green, red, and tan(ish) and cream for the base.
  • 2 sheets coordinating color paper. I used The Paper Studio's Faith Stack from Hobby Lobby.
  • 4 mini brads
  • TPC studio "Faith Greetings" stamp set
  • Studio G dark brown chalk ink
  • Dew Drop ink in Sahara Sand (or creamy brown chalk ink)
  • foam tape White gel pen
  • EK success ticket punch.

  • Zig 2 way glue pen  
Cut all pieces out for the gazebo at 4" and ink around edges using the Sahara Sand ink. Add foam tape to the underside of the top layer and each of the green stems with flowers on them. put flowers on and put 4 dots in the center of the flowers. Attach everything the way it's supposed to go according to the book. (good visual reference, albeit tiny!) Cut your 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock in half long-ways on the 5 1/2" line. this will give you an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" card. Score at 2 1/8" from both ends. (the Martha Stewart score board is very helpful in this, as the lines are drawn out for you, but you can use your paper trimmer) Ink around all the edges in the Sahara Sand Cut your front background pieces at 1 7/8 x 5 1/4" and next piece at 1 5/8 x 5". Layer them together and adhere with favorite adhesive. I use my ATG gun. Stamp on an extra piece of card stock the same color as your card (if you're going to make two, otherwise, just use the extra piece) the stamp from TPC Studio. Cut out with EK Success ticket punch. Layer on piece of extra background paper and put mini brads in the 4 corners. I used Tim Holtz's in gold. I stamped it with the dark brown ink to bring out the color better. I inked around the ticket punched edge in the Sahara Sand though. Attach that to the background sheets cut and layered 1/4" smaller on all sides than the inside of the card. Attach the gazebo using pop dots or foam squares to one half of the gazebo only! line it up in the center of the front of the card so you can still open it (for the record, yes I made that stupid mistake and face-palmed.)

Here is the line-up in case you got lost: (And don't forget to comment on everyone's blog to be eligible to win!)

  1. Kari -
  2. Rachelle -
  3. Shawnee -
  4. Carolyn -
  5. Carol -
  6. Kimberly ~
  7. Heather- 

Thanks again for stopping by and please don't forget to comment on everyone's blog!

Be blessed in God's love and enjoy the rest of your day! :D


  1. What a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing and being a part of this fun hop.

  2. What a beautiful card and I love what it represents. Thank you for sharing and giving us the recipe. Carol

  3. Thanks so much everyone! I had fun doing it- my daughter likes to work the cricut with me, so this was really fun to do. :) I will say the gazebo was time consuming because I upraised everything to give dimension, but if not, then all you have to worry about is placement.

    I loved it and was excited to share! :D

  4. Your card was so pretty,and all it represents. I love gate fold cards:)

  5. I love your gate fold card! It is beautiful! That gazebo is wonderful. I have that cartridge. I need to try this. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  6. Hi Heather
    Oh I love your gate fold card, very elegant looking, and I love the sentiment inside.
    I am now following your blog
    scrappersranch @ aol dot com

    1. Thanks Bonnie! I'm sort of new to the whole tutorial thing, but I'm trying my hand at it. Enjoy and thanks for subscribing! I'll check out your blog too. :)

  7. I just love your card, it is so lovely. I lov ethe bird cage. Thanks so much for sharing.

    God Bless
    Heather Pullen

    1. Thanks Heather. It's actually a gazebo from the Freshly Picked Cricut cartridge. Glad you liked it!