National Day of Encouragement - Festive Friday Challenge

It's time for another Festive Friday Challenge!  Every second Friday we post a challenge for you with a specific theme and a Inspo List of 10 items to choose from to create your project.  We encourage you to create a project based on the theme and Inspo List and then post it using at least 3 items from the inspiration list.

This week’s challenge #FF0066 is National Day of Encouragement on September 12th. Your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project and link up! #festivefridaychallenge  At Festive Friday, you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion. I hope you’ll make a card, scrapbook page or 3-D item and join us. You don’t need a blog to enter Festive Friday. Check out this link on how you can play along with this challenge. If you want help entering, please email me at and I’d be happy to help you!

For today's challenge, I selected bright colours, ribbon, an uplifting sentiment, and pretty paper from this week’s Inspo List.  I hope you will join us in our challenge this week. I can’t wait to see what YOU create.  

Here's my card featuring the Whale Done Product Suite from the Annual Catalogue.  This suite is so much fun!  I cased this amazing fancy fold technique from Diane Evans!

Isn't this card adorable!  The whale and his spout, plants and fish are "floating" in on the card attached to a piece of Window Sheet.

You can check out the instructions and supply list for this card below.

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Festive Friday design team:


Ann Schach  


Beth McCullough


Sharon Hashimoto Burkert


Melanie Hungerford


Helen Jennings


Stephanie Lanzalotto


Judy Rozema


  1. Cut Pacific Point cardstock 5 1/2" by 8 1/2" and score at 4 1/4".  Fold in half to form card base.
  2. Using your trimmer, cut from bottom to fold line 1 1/4" from each edge.
  3. Cut Window Sheet 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" and adhere to flaps using Stampin' Seal.
  4. Cut 4 pieces of Designer Series Paper 1" x 4" and adhere 2 pieces to the front flaps of the card.
  5. Adhere the other 2 pieces to the inside of the card - on left and right hand side approximately 1/8" from each edge.
  6. Cut Whisper White cardstock 1 3/4" x 4"
  7. Emboss one piece and adhere to the front middle flap using Stampin' Seal.
  8. Tie a piece of ribbon around flap and tie a small bow.
  9. Stamp whale using Pacific Point ink and Granny Apple Green ink on Whisper White cardstock - I stamped in the Granny Apple Green ink first for the bottom and then stamped in the Pacific Point ink for the top of the whale.  
  10. Punch out using Whale Punch.
  11. Punch out fin from Granny Apple Green cardstock and spout from Pacific Point cardstock.
  12. Stamp dots on whale and on fin using Pacific Point ink.
  13. Adhere the fin to the whale using Stampin' Seal.
  14. Adhere rhinestone for eye.
  15. Stamp 2 plants using Granny Apple Green ink on Granny Apple Green cardstock.
  16. Cut out using your Paper Snips and adhere to left and right side of Window Sheet using Glue Dots.
  17. Adhere spout to the middle of the Window Sheet using Glue Dots.
  18. Stamp small fish on Whisper White cardstock using Pacific Point ink.  Repeat with Granny Apple Green ink.  Cut out schools using your Paper Snips.
  19. Adhere whale underneath spout using Stampin' Seal.
  20. Adhere schools of fish using Mini Dimensionals.
  21. Stamp sentiment on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Pacific Point ink.
  22. Cut out using your Paper Snips.
  23. Adhere to a scrap of Pacific Point ink using Dimensionals.
  24. Cut around sentiment leaving about a 1/8" border.
  25. Adhere above Window Sheet piece using Dimensionals.
  26. Cut Whisper White cardstock 1 3/4" x 4"
  27. Stamp sentiment using Pacific Point ink
  28. Stamp schools of fish in Pacific Point ink and Granny Apple Green ink.
  29. Adhere to the inside flap of card using Stampin' Seal.

Supply List

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    1. I love this Whale suite. A great card

    2. I love your card. All of the elements you used are so fun and go beautifully together. I especially love that EF. A wonderful, bright, fun card of encouragement.

    3. Super cute! Great idea to use a window sheet. Very fun card!

    4. Very cool fold and love the under water scene you created, great card!

    5. Such a fun card, Melva! I love the bright colors. The use of the window sheet was a great idea!


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