I’m sorry I’m been a little MIA here on my blog. I’ve been crazy busy getting ready for a large craft fair. I’ve also be doing Facebook Live every Monday at 2:30pm on my Facebook page. You want to make sure you are a member on my page and turn on alerts to know when I go live. I even give away prizes on occasion. 🙂
Today we were asked to make a card set to showcase. This works out perfectly, since I’ve maid several sets for my craft fair. This particular set has a really fun fancy fold done with the Stampin’ Up! Springtime Impressions Thinlit dies.
This card has a standard 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ card base, scored at 4 1/4″. I used Blackberry Bliss cardstock for the card base and Whisper White CS for the inside and for the 1/2 of the butterfly.
I also used our clear acetate boxes. These boxes easily hold 5 or 6 cards with envelopes.These boxes are easy to miss, but are found on page 193 of the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. I tied a strip of our beautiful 3/8″ Silver Metallic edge ribbon and tied a bow on the front.
The video below will show you how I cut the 1/2 of the butterfly out of the card base. Basically, I use the big shot and position the top cutting plate in the center of the buttterfly, only cutting out half of it. I then cut a second butterfly using Whisper White CS and cut it in half and adhered it on the left front of the card base.
With the butterfly (and other detailed dies), I recommend you use the Stampin’ Up! Precision Base Plate to cut it and the Die Brush to remove all the small pieces. These two items make life much easier. I store my die brush and foam mat in a wood mount stamp case. You can buy our stamp cases separately (page 206 of the Annual Catalog) and they are very useful in keeping organized in your craft room.
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