Simple Butterfly card…

Most of my projects tend to be quite simple… and this is quite possibly the simplest I’ve ever done!

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How easy is this? This easy…

1 – Cut sheet of Whisper White cardstock in half (A4 to A5) and fold that in half (to A6)

2 – Cut Bermuda Bay cardstock to 95 x 138mm (1cm smaller than card blank)

3 – Cut 2nd layer of Whisper White cardstock at 85 x 128mm (again 1 cm less in height and width of previous layer)

4 – Round all corners using the Corner Punch

5 – Layer up card using Stampin’ Dimensionals

6 – Punch 2 Elegant Butterfly shapes from Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper (I used the one with tiny multicoloured dots).IMG_0073

7 – Punch 5 Bitty Butterfly shapes from the same DSP

8 – Ink edges of butterfly shapes using Bermuda Bay and Strawberry Slush ink

9 – Lift Butterfly wings by bending around a Bone Folder. Adhere to card front using Mini Glue Dots

10 – Scatter 3 each of Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo Candy Dots.

Card = Done!

It probably took longer to read/write this entire post than it does to make this card. But I love it nonetheless!

Products used

Cardstock: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay

DSP: Confetti Celebration

Punches: Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly, PL Corner Punch

Ink: Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush

Embellishments: Brights Candy Dots

Adhesives: Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Equipment: Stampin’ Trimmer, Bone Folder

If you have any questions or queries, please feel to contact me below, or via my Facebook page.

Happy Crafting!

Debbie x

New Beginnings… Happy New Home!

Recently I moved house, and I wanted to give friends my new address… But I wanted something a little bit more special than a text message. I wanted to get creative; so I chose to make these little note cards…

Luckily for me, the new Autumn/Winter 2014 catalogue launched just in time, and contained a lovely little stamp set called Holiday Home, with coordinating framelits, available as a bundle here with a saving of 15%!

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This may well be a holiday set, but, as with all things Stampin’ Up! it’s versatile, and I think it’s just perfect for this!

If you would like to make your own cards, here is how I made mine…

1 – Stamp taller houses in Smoky Slate onto Whisper White cardstock.  2 houses per card.

2 – Stamp small house in chosen ink colours (I used the brights collection). 1 house per card.

3 -Using your Big Shot cut all houses out with co-ordinating Framelits die. I roughly trimmed my sheet down, and held the die in place using washi tape. (The Magnetic Platform is on my wish list!)

4 – Adhere 2 taller houses towards the bottom of card base using Mini Glue Dots.

5 – Place a smaller house over the two taller ones,  adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals to add height.

6 – Stamp “Happy New Home” sentiment at the top of the card in matching ink colour, with contrasting Candy Dots on either side.

That is your card done!

However, I wanted to add a little something to the envelopes too! So…

1 – Stamp smaller house stamp at an angle on the lower corner of envelope in coloured ink (I used the same as I had on the card).

2 – Mask off the coloured stamp using a spare cut out (I cut another house from scrap cardstock, and held it over the edge with a piece of washi tape)

3 – Using the taller house stamp, and Smoky Slate ink, stamp over the masked house, to create the impression of a layered effect similar to the cards.

All done! Now I have a coordinating set of New Home cards and envelopes 🙂

Products used

Stamp Set: Holiday Home (Bundle)

Cardstock: Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes, Whisper White

Ink: Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Pad, Brights Classic Stampin’ Pads

Embellishments: Brights Candy Dots

Adhesives: Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Equipment: Big Shot Die Cut Machine

If you have any questions or queries, please feel to contact me below, or via my Facebook page.

Happy Crafting!

Debbie x

Don’t forget this week is the Stampin’ Up! Stamp, Stock & Save promotion running from 1-6th October!

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