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My name is Natalie and I love anything to do with card/paper. I have been a papercrafter for many years now and I never get bored playing with all the wonderful products available. I've been married to my wonderful husband Nathan for 35years now and we are still very much in love with each other as the first day we met each other. We have 3 wonderful children and 5 gorgeous grandchildren so we have lots to be thankful for. Since joining Stampin' Up! in 2018 I've grown so much in confidence with myself and I even tackle technology, which for me is a huge step to have taken, but I'm getting there slowly.

Monday, 27 July 2020

Butterfly wishes

Hello everyone, I'm coming on quickly to show you all a card I've made for a team challenge today. The challenge was to make a card aimed at an Avid crafter, which is a crafter that has all the tools for crafting and uses it all at once ( bit like me). 
We was asked to include using:
Embossing folder

This was the card I came up with, and I must say I was quite pleased with how it turned out, so let's get started.

Materials needed:

Coastal cabana cardstock

1pc - 5 1/2" x 11" scored on long side at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2" for the card base

Whisper white thick cardstock

1pc -5 1/4" x 5 1/2" for the card front stamped layer
1pc - 5 3/8 x 5 3/8" for inside of card
1pc - Approx 4 1/4" x 5 3/4" for the front die cut piece
Scrap pieces for the punched and fussy cut butterflies

Bermuda bay cardstock

1pc -4 7/8" x 5 1/2" for the front embossed layer
1pc - 7/8" x 2" for the heat embossed sentiment

Card recipe:

1. Cut, score and burnish your card base. The front of the card is folded back on itself so you have half of the inside of the card showing.
2. Cut your whisper white pieces for the front and inside of your card. The piece for the front you can stamp around all of the edges of the card, using the branch stamp. The inside piece you just need to stamp down the edge of the right hand side of the card which shows when your card is standing up. Glue the inside piece into place.
3. Cut and emboss (using the embossing folder) the bermuda bay piece of card, this can be glued flat onto your stamped whisper white piece.
4. Die cut your whisper white layer and stamp the branch image onto it.
5. Cut a strand of the linen thread and seperate it into 3 strands, now using a needle thread each of the strands through 3 of the holes, within the die cut and adhere them to the reverse side using tear n tape. This piece can be mounted onto the front of your main card front using stampin' dimensionals, and then the whole piece can be glued to the front section folded back on itself.

6. Stamp all of your butterflies and punch out the ones that co-ordinate with the punch, fussy cut the other ones. Give them all a little bit of shape and then glue them into place.

Using the stamparatus is the quickest way of punching lots of butterflies out. Punch a template and place on your platform, place the stamps inside the template and close the lid so the stamps stick to it. Now punch out your butterflies and place them into the template. Ink your stamps and press down onto the platform, 2 lovely butterflies and then as many as you want in minutes.

7. Stamp your sentiment using the versamark ink, sprinkle embossing powder over the top, shake excess powder off and then heat set. Glue into place. 
8. Add some pearl basic jewels.
Card done.

Hope you liked it.

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Take care till next time
Big crafty hugs
Natalie x

Products used:

JULY host code for orders under £150


  1. Beautiful card, Natalie, love the butterflies in this colou, it is really striking and soothing at the same time! x

    1. Thankyou Anne I do love butterflies and the great thing is you can do them in any colour x