In my last post here I talked about a Butterfly Card Box and that it was a gift for a friend. Today’s post is the rest of the cards to go in the gift box.

These butterfly ‘tops’ are all ones that were on my desk after playing last week and since the box is a butterfly one, I decided to use them. The blue card butterfly top is die cut from Mint Macaron with the underpart cut from Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP. The green card butterfly top is die cut from Just Jade with the underside being the same paper from Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP. Both of these were adhered to a panel of Oh So Ombre 6×6 DSP (part of the freebies during Sale-a-bration) with a Vellum Doily atop it. The doily was adhered with Seal + and the butterfly with liquid glue. With the blue card I took a panel of Basic White card stock and ran it through the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder. The blue square panel was adhered with Foam Adhesive cut smaller so it doesn’t show. The thank you sentiment is one die cut using the Many Messages bundle, which cuts several sentiments at once. I adhered it to a slightly larger piece of the same Oh So Ombre 6×6 DSP, put a dimensional under the bottom half and a dab of liquid glue under the half and added it to the card. to finalize the front of the blue card I added 3 Iridescent Pearls.

Back to the green card, I adhered the green square to a Basic White square cut a bit larger and since it was backed with something stronger, I added dimensionals to it. This square was added to a Basic White panel run through the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder that also had white twine double wrapped around it. The twine is from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack and is quite fine. The layers then were: card base, Basic White panel run through the embossing folder, then the layers of the green square panel with the butterfly. To complete this card front I again added three Iridescent Pearls.

With two card fronts done, I then created the third card front. This begins with a card base of So Saffron with a layer of Basic White card stock run through the Tasteful Textile embossing folder and adhered with liquid glue. I then die cut a panel with the Stitched Rectangle Dies from the Flower & Field DSP (another FREE item during Sale-a-bration). I had measured this fairly carefully so I would have a border piece left over. The solid rectangle got Foam Adhesive adhered to the back and centered on the card front. The border was turned over to the other side and adhered with liquid glue. I like how it provides a nice contrast and brings in the yellow of the butterfly. The butterfly is again two layers: the solid piece is die cut from Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP that has variations of color shown on the envelope flap; the top is Basic Black with areas covered in Wink of Stella (which does not show in this photo!). The two butterfly pieces were adhered together with liquid glue and added to the rectangular panel with liquid glue. The sentiment panel is again from the Many Messages bundle, stamped originally in Memento Black ink, and adhere with liquid glue to a strip of the Oh So Ombre 6×6 DSP and ends punched with the Banners Pick a punch. I put dimesnionals at the edges of the rectangular panels, a bit of liquid glue to the sentiment banner and adhered it to the card front. Three Iredescent Pearls were added to complete this third card front.

Now for the insides and the envelopes…

For the two card insides on the left: stamp the butterfly in Basic Gray stamped off once onto basic White panel; stamp the filler for the butterfly in stamped-off Mint Macaron ink. This image comes from the A Touch of Ink stamp set – another FREE item during Sale-a-bration! For the third card, I used the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set (new and available to customers Mar 3) in Basic Gray ink. I had covered this one butterfly with ink using a sponge dauber and my Stamparatus. It worked perfectly. I then used my Blending Brushes to cover the Basic White panel with So Saffron ink. This was adhered to the inside of the So Saffron card and all three cards were complete. :O)

OK, I didn’t quite get these in the right order, but you can see them well at least. The blue… Oh So Ombrfe 6×6 DSP and stamped with the A Touch of Ink stamp set in several places using Basic Gray ink; the green… Oh So Ombre 6×6 DSP and stamped with A Touch of Ink stamp set and Basic Gray ink; and the final envelope flap is covered in Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP – and all three are done! Voila! I love this set of cards, all using butterflies yet each unique and different. I hope my friend will like them too.

Several FREE products were used in todays cards – and Sale-a-bration ends later TODAY… in other words – order now.

Products for todays card are from the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog, the Sale-a-bration catalog and the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog ~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE WZBPZ7N4- good Feb 4 – Feb 28. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. Now is also Sale-a-bration – a time from now through the end of February when Stampin’ Up! offers FREE items with $50 and $100 purchases. Those products are shown below today’s product list as well. Happy shopping!

Now is the perfect time to become a team member of Stampin’ Up! – with your choice of items in your $99 Starter Kit (valued at $125!) you will receive five packs of new 6×6 DSP paper packs – only during Sale-a-bration though!!! Act quickly… JOIN MY Team here. Being a part of the Stampin’ community brings all kinds of fringe benefits ~ early access to new catalogs, guaranteed 20% discount on all Stampin’ Up! products, free tutorials, access to web sites that will encourage and strengthen your abilities. Join now… Again – you may do that here.

Sale-a-bration products available with $50 purchase ends later today Feb 28

Sale-a-bration products available with $100 purchase ends later today Feb 28

Sale-a-bration products available with $300 purchase ends later today Feb 28

Card cuts:

  • Basic White card base 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2 (2); 4 x 5 1/4 (5); 3 1/4 square
  • So Saffron card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
  • Oh So Ombre 6×6 DSP 2 1/4 x 6 (2 for envelope flap) , 3 x 3 behind doily
  • Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP 2 1/4 x 6 (envelope flap) plus enough for large butterfly; different panel of same DSP for other two butterflies

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