Monday, December 22, 2014

Birthday Sneak Peek with Butterfly Basics

Christmas is wrapped up for now and I'm on to Birthdays, one of which is the day after Christmas. My sister-in-law is a busy physician and I like to take the time to make her cards and get them to her on time. I know that having a birthday right around Christmas is hard because a lot of times people forget or they give a gift that serves both dates. I like to make her feel special by hand-crafting a card for her special day and making sure it's in her hands on time!

This card is made with a brand new set (available January 6, 2015 in the new Occasions Catalog) called Butterfly Basics. It has ELEVEN stamps, and will prove to be very versatile!

Here I only used two of the stamps, one sentiment and the lovely butterfly.  The sentiment peaks from under the Oval Framelit cut out on the Crisp Cantaloupe Decorative Dots Embossed frame. 

The butterfly is stamped onto Vellum using VersaMark and then it's embossed with White Embossing Powder. I cut it out using the new Butterflies Thinlits (a set of three), also available January 6th. Isn't it lovely?! It looks like lace. 

I tied a bow using Calypso Coral Seam Binding Ribbon and adorned it with one of the new Sweet Dreams Button (also from the Occassions Catalog). Over the button a I placed a white Baker's Twine bow, adhering it with a rolled Glue Dot.

Because of the bow on the side, the card would not slip into a regular A2 envelope, so I used a piece of Designer Series Paper and created a custom envelope using the Envelope Punch Board. I'm learning to let go of some of my stash of Designer Series Paper by using it to line envelopes or make the envelopes from scratch. Such a personal touch and SO quick and easy!

I hope you enjoyed looking. Please leave your comments--they are like a gift to me!

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