01 February 2023

The Paper Shelter #539 ~ Bows &/or Pink

 Hello friends! Welcome back to our newest challenge at the The Paper Shelter

Team A - our challenge this week is Bows &/or Pink.
This means you can make a project using bows, lots of pink or both.

When I saw this challenge, my first thought was my little granddaughter, Emma, and how much she enjoys her ballet lessons.  Knowing that The Paper Shelter has a beautiful Ballerina digi I decided to make this pop out gate fold card for my Emma.

I used the pre-coloured image and the beautiful coordinating background paper that is included in the set.  All digi sets from The Paper Shelter come with non-coloured and pre-coloured images as well as a beautiful background.

Since gate fold cards usually need a belly band to hold it close, and since I'm going to be hand delivering this card, I made a rosette out of the same mirror cardstock I used to mat all my bits and pieces. The ballet shoes are a die from Marianne Design,  The mirror cardstock is also from Marianne Design.

I printed the background papers in the various sizes I need for all my mats.

Here is the full card and matching belly band.

A close up of this beautiful and charming ballerina.

I made more mats for the back of the card.  The middle mat is what I'm going to use for my personal message. The stamped sentiment is from the Good Times stamp set from Cardz TV.

The Paper Shelter offers a $30 gift certifcate for one lucky winner.  In order to get this prize, you must use a product from The Paper Shelter.  However, if you have not used a product from The Paper Shelter, you still stand a chance of winning 3 digis of your choice. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope my card inspired you to get crafty and come play along with us.  You can find our challenge blog HERE.

Crafty hugs,


  1. Aaahh Lena, this is absolutely beautiful! Little Emma is one lucky babe to have such a talented gran. Fabulous design, and I love your rosette!

  2. Hello Lena
    Your card is gorgeous and very sweet, I love all details you have used here and fabulous design
    Have a lovely day

  3. Oh gosh love this and the fold, stunning x


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