I thank the LORD JESUS for each day that is given me to create wonderful projects...As always, I give Him all the glory.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Scripture Series: New Creation Triple Tier Slider Fold Card---Link with Us at Word Art Wednesday for Another Inspirational/Anything Goes Challenge!

HAPPY HEART'S DAY, everyone!  It's Wednesday and I'm here to feature my card inspiration for our Anything Goes/Inspirational Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW)Our Scripture Word Art (free for you to download at the WAW site) comes from Colossians 3:14 which says, "And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness."  

God chose us, before the foundation of the world (predestined), to His higher calling in Christ Jesus.  When we came to the saving knowledge of Christ (Born-again, John 3:3), we translated from the kingdom of darkness to God's kingdom of light (Colossians 1:13).  We are co-heirs with Christ.  We are a new breed of human beings washed by the blood of Jesus that rid us of our old rebellious nature.  We are no longer under the curse of Sin and Death that plagued all of humanity.  We are set apart (sanctified) to do marvelous things for the glory of God, our Father!

The Kingdom of God operates under the ways of God.  We learn the ways of God through the written Word.  As kingdom citizens, our actions should reflect the life lived by our Lord and Savior---fully empowered by the Holy Spirit.  Colossians 3:12-13 says, "Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you."  All of these virtues are rooted in love (charity).  Under our old nature, we are incapable of true love (Agape, God's kind of love, self-sacrificing).  With Jesus living inside of us, His presence allows us accomplish everything He requires us to do.  Our faith, the drive, the strength, our talents and abilities, our knowledge and wisdom and the desire to obey His will all comes from Him.  Love is the essential ingredient that completes all other virtues.  If we can love our neighbors as ourselves, it is because God's love was first made manifested in us.  1 John 4:19 tells us, "We love because he first loved us."  I would like to share what my life Application Bible illustrated regarding this topic.  It says, "All the virtues that Paul encourages us to develop  are perfectly bound together by love.  As we clothe ourselves with these virtues, the last garment we are to put on is love, which holds all of the others in place.  To practice any list of virtues without practicing love will lead to distortion, fragmentation and stagnation (1 Corinthians 13:3).  The key to forgiving others is remembering how much God has forgiven you.  Is it difficult for you to forgive someone who has wronged you a little when God has forgiven you so much?  Realizing God's infinite love and forgiveness can help you love and forgive others.  Let God worry about the wrongs you've suffered.  Don't quench your life in bitter feuding; live renewed in love and joy.  Apostle Paul offers a strategy to  help us live for God day by day:  (1) imitate Christ's compassionate, forgiving attitude  (2) let love guide your life  (3) let the peace of Christ rule in your heart (4) always be thankful  (5) keep God's Word in you at all times (6) live as Jesus Christ's representative (Colossians 3:12-17).

For this Card, I used a flower image from Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection and added some Stickles (Diamond) for glitters.  The background stamp is from Hampton Art.  The main sentiment and middle tier sentiment came from our wonderful sponsor for this week, Stamp Simply, from the "Words of Encouragement" Set.  The back of the card and envelope sentiments are from Fiskars  "Essential Sayings" Set. I also added some nail head gems from Imaginisce.  For the card base and panels, I used a black and blue CS from Core'dinations and a white CS from my stash.  This card measures 4 x 5 inches (panels tucked in) and goes up to 9 inches tall when pulled from the top.  For the inspiration and instructions on these card fold, I watched this VIDEO from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts.  I love her YouTube Channel filled with lots of wonderful card and lay-out techniques. 





This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Crafty Creations---ATG
Inspiration Destination---ATG/Use Real Stamps
Crafty Addicts---ATG/All Loved Up
Perfect Time to Craft---ATG
Classic DT---ATG
Craft Galore Encore---ATG
Crafty Girls---ATG
Create and Inspire---ATG
Creative Craft Cottage---Love is all around
Daisy Chain---Add a Heart
Digistamps4Joy---ATG/I Love You
Eclectic Ellapu---ATG
Fabrika Fantasy---Love (Charity)
Lets Craft and Create---ATG/Mother
Scor-pal---More than One Score
Not Just Cards---ATG
One Crazy Stamper---ATG
Papercraft Business---ATG/Love
Paru's Card Making---Love (Charity)
Sunsational---Love (Charity)

Make sure you join us at WAW Challenge.  You can use the free Word Art in your creation and link it to our Challenge but is not a requirement.  As long as it's family-friendly, uplifting and inspirational, you can enter ten times in two weeks.  A great prize awaits our winner from our wonderful sponsor---Stamp Simply Store (Clear Stamps and/or Die Cuts) .  So excited to see what you come up with.  Anyway, meditate on the goodness of the Lord and rely on His promises.  Expect only wonderful things from Him each day.  We serve a good and faithful God whose love is great towards us.


  1. Love your dissertation on the x=scripture Jo Ann, and your triple tier card is fantastic!!

  2. Lovely work, thanks for sharing with Digistamps4joy!

  3. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft and Create.

  4. Beautiful slider card and stamps----Thank you for joining us at Daisy Chain
    Carol DT x

  5. Thank you so much for joining us at Scor-Pal! This is a wonderful creation!

  6. This looks great, nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  7. I always get excited when I get to comment on your work! I love this piece it is so different from your normal work but Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes February 18 Challenge. Good luck! Denyse x
    like all your other work it is exceptional. I love everything about it, shape, design and colour.

  8. I love your slider card! And the 2 colors together are gorgeous! Jeanie - Scrapbookingmamaw @ Proud PB DT Member
    Thank you for joining in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

  9. Such a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Creations Challenges for our latest challenge. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Kathy {Crafty Creations Challenges}

  10. wow stunning slide card!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Hesters DT for

  11. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu, good luck!!! Amy DT

  12. This is so pretty! I just love the colors you chose. Jess @ freshbyjess Proud PB DT Member

    Thank you for joining in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

  13. I love the aqua colors you used! Gorgeous! Jess @ freshbyjess Proud PB DT Member

    Thank you for joining in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

  14. Great done! Lovely card! Thank you so much for participating in our 'More than one fold' challenge at Scor-Pal!

  15. Very beautiful and creative. Thank you for joining us at Inspiration Destination, good luck!!! Patricia

  16. This is one of the most intricate cards I have ever seen! It's been so fun to see your creations this month, hope you join us again in March!
    Ashley Wells @ Proud PB DT Member
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  17. Hi Jo Ann, I am loving your fold card! The colours are awesome & such a fun, creative design.
    Thank you for participating in our papercraft challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next one :)
    XO Lisa @ Papercraft Business

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  18. Another beautiful card. I love the design and colors.
    Ruza - Scor-Pal Designer

  19. A great waterfall card.Thanks for playing along with us at Sunsational Stamps Challenge. Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@SSC

  20. How clever! Amazing work. Thanks too for joining in the fun with us at Eclectic Ellapu. Hope to see you back soon!



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