Thursday, September 6, 2012

Stampin' Sisters In Christ Challenge 155

Good Morning, wow this week is almost over. On the weekend before I lost Internet I came across a blog called Stampin' Sisters in Christ. They had a birthday hop to celebrate 3 years and they also have a challenge using the following bible verse to create a birthday card:

"Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." John 3:3

The first thing that came to mind when I read this scripture was butterflies. They start out as caterpillars and transform into beautiful butterflies. Much like us we start out as sinners and when we ask Jesus into our hearts and lives we are "born again".

What I Used:
10 1/2 x 4 3/8 piece of card stock
scored at 1 3/8, 3 1/2, 7
Fold the 1 3/8 up to create a pocket, add the ribbon and adhere
Outside: Dark Purple: 4 x 3 1/8, Light Purple: 3 1/4 x 2 1/2
Inside: Dark Purple: 4 x 3 1/4, Light Purple: 3 3/8 x 2 1/2
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Butterflies in Flight
Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps : Bethany's Birthday Wish
Martha Stewart Punch: Classic Butterfly
Perfect Pearls: Forever Violet

Ok so I decided to get away from the A2 cards for a bit and created this card/gift card holder.  I was actually inspired from Michaels Craft Store. I was in there on the weekend and saw their invitations and decided to create my own but instead I made it a birthday card. I really like how it turned out. I had never worked with Perfect Pearls before but it was alot easier then embossing powder. There are several YouTube videos floating around on how to use the Perfect Pearls.

You have until the 8th (maybe 9th) sorry it doesn't say I am just going by the link at the bottom of there post to link up!!

Have A Great Day!!

God Bless!!



  1. Gorgeous card Kristan, I really love the colors and the embossed butterflies in the background.
    So do we need to use that verse on our cards if we are to participate in the Challenge??
    Thanks for sharing your beauiful creations!

    1. Hey Naomi, thanks for your comment, no we just had to make a birthday card, if you click on the link for their blog it will tell you what to do as well as show you what the Design Team made. The scripture just really struck me!!

  2. What a gorgeous card, Kristan!! I love the embossing and the sparkly butterflies!! What a beautiful take on the scripture inspiration :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. This is absolutely WONDERFUL!! I really enjoyed your sweet blog, and I wanted to tell you about my challenge blog - We are the "Sister Site" to Stampin' Sisters in Christ. We're called Word Art Wednesday ( and we are also a Christian Challenge Blog. I would really LOVE to have you play along with us when you are able. We'd love to enjoy your fellowship, and have you share your gorgeous art with us. I hope you will stop by and play along. Have a blessed week!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. Your card is beautiful but your testimony even more so. Thanks so much for sharing your heart my friend. Thanks also for the heads up on this site. I will be checking them out.

    DJ's Sundries

  5. Very, very nice! I really like this card and reading your devotion was wonderful. Thank you so much for joining us at SSiC!

  6. Beautiful birthday card! Thank you for joining our "Birthday Blog Hop" challenge at SSiC! ~H

  7. This is so pretty! I love that it's a card and gift card holder all in one. What a great design!