Friday, February 11, 2022

Love & Best Wishes!

Here we are this morning with a new week for the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog.  Our Design Team challenge this week was Love and Valentine cards and I've selected Polkadoodles Wedding Car for my Design Team card.  

Although it's not a quote 'Valentine' card, it is all about love and in recognition of the first year wedding anniversary for my husband and I!

 Hopefully you can see in the photo, the fancy fold that I used ~ the back of the card is 8 1/2" x 5 1/4" and then the front flap is a 5 1/4" square.  Here's a few things about making this card. 

I started by sizing the image to fit the front of a 5 1/2" square card.  After printing on Neenah 110 # cardstock, I used my Copic markers for coloring, and then used a stitched square die for the edging on the colored image and the solid olive matting.  I used solid black and made the card base at 5 1/4" square, then added these two layers on top. This basically makes the square card a completed card, which could be mailed separately at this point.   

Next I added the deep red strips on each end of the black background paper. These strips measure 5-1/8" x 1-1/8".  I sized the digital sentiment to fit on the sentiment piece then printed and trimmed the sentiment to fit the allowable area.  

 I also printed the words I 'd selected for the inside sentiment at this time.  Each of the sentiment pieces is secured on the vertical strips and the third piece is secured inside the card.   Once everything is attached and dry, I glued and secured the black card 'back' to the center of the larger piece, making sure when opened that the front is slightly shorter so that the card will open and stand alone.  For the final touch I added the purple filigree cut pieces on each side of the card and then added the sparkly ribbon to the outside top layer of the card.

Now the car is ready for someone's special day!

Be sure to visit the Polkadoodles Challenge blog to see the other Design Team cards and to enter your card for the weekly challenge.

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.

I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges:

Creative Knockouts ~ Challenge 439 ~ Love & Valentines 

The Card Concept ~ Challenge 158 ~ Love is in the Air*

{I Love it when a color challenge matches the card colors so well and with the Valentine / Love heart being the center of the design - it doesn't even require words!}

Mod Squad ~ Hearts & Flowers 

Moving Along with the Times ~ Challenge 139 ~ Feb/Love 

Word Art Wednesday 529-530 

Classic Design Team Feb 

 Pam’s Pearls


Copics: Bride:  Hair: E40, E50, Y11, Y23, E43, Flowers: RV14, RV09, Crown: RV09, Y28, Dress: RV09  Groom: Hair: E23, E25, E27, Hat: N5, N3, RV09, Suit: N5, Tie, RV09,  Car: Lights: Y15, Y17, Bows: RV09, RV14, G01, C3, C5, C7,G24, YG61, G94, Road: W5, Sunrise: YR65, R11, Y32, YR20, E95, Y11




  1. A delightful card Pam - love the unusual fold, and the gorgeous touches of the number plate and the ribbon treatment.
    Thank f you for sharing this delightful card with us at Word Art Wednesday
    Stay safe
    Maxine WAW DT

  2. Hi Pam,
    this is such a delightful design and image and your have coloured it wonderfully too.
    Such a great idea the shape of the card is.
    Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  3. Oh the fold is so fun Pam! What a fabulous card!

    Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts, I hope you play along again this week!

  4. Hello, Pam:
    This is darling. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Card Concept.
    Have a blessed week, and please join us again soon.
    Karen L, DT
    The Card Concept Challenge

  5. You have made a gorgeous wedding card using a lovely couple design... Thanks for playing along with the challenge at Moving Along With The Times, good luck and hope you will join us again next month.
    Diane Louise, Team Leader at MAWTT xx