Hope House Home for Boys

The cards that I sell here in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico benefit the dental program for the boys at Hope House in the nearby village of Ixlahuacan. There are close to 30 boys at the home and many of them come to the home having received no dental treatment. If you live here at Lakeside and would like to order a quality, hand crafted card for a special occasion and help me contribute to this worthy cause, please e-mail me at bettyinchapala@yahoo.com Card price is 50 pesos; the entire sales price is donated to Hope House.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Make It Monday with Papertrey Ink

Dawn McVey demonstrated the technique for making a background with border dies. I don't have any of those gorgeous border dies from Papertrey Ink (will have to be satisfied with a "wish list" for now) so I used a Martha Stewart border punch.

My card design matches the one that Dawn created here very closely. She used stitching where the borders backed together and I used a strip of the colored paper. She put her sentiment on top of her butterfly die which she had decorated with a button but I didn't want to cover up this beauty. Next I stamped the sentiment in Cameo Coral and was very pleased with the overall look.

Check out the video -- you might want to give this a try!


Olga said...

you never fail to amaze me, this is gorgeous! I may have to try this!

Myrna said...

This is wonderful. I like the simplicity but it is so beautiful. I need to try something like this.

The Other Patti Sue said...

You are so talented... this is amazing!

Colleen said...

Once again you have done it. Just amazing!

dee marie said...

Hi Betty! Gorgeous card - love how the background is created with a border punch. Awesome technique - that's for passing it along :)

Becky said...

Betty, this is gorgeous. I love that butterfly and love how you did the border

Kym Weber said...

This is gorgeous! Love how the butterfly is popping off the card! Beautiful background using border punches!