Friday, September 28, 2012

Birthday Butterflies

Now, before I start, I have to tell you ... this card design is not one of mine. Yes, I made this, but it was following instructions from my incredibly talented "side-line" (ie. we share the same upline) demonstrator, Felicity.  Go on, check out her blog - you won't be sorry!  Just don't forget to come back.


Welcome back.  Isn't Flick's stuff just gorgeous?  *sigh* if only I had half her talent.

So, where were we?  Oh, yes, the butterfly card.  Well, a little while ago, Flick hosted a training night for some of her downline, and while I am not part of that group, I was lucky enough to be invited along.  We all got to make the card shown, with its matching envelope, which were inspired by the cards that *ahem* some of us made at our annual Convention back in late May/early June.  (I am ashamed to admit that my own make & take projects from Convention are still in the bag that I put them in while packing to return home from Canberra).

 There is just so much going on here with new products, I don't know where to start!  Well, the "happy birthday" is a new stamp set designed to co-ordinate with a new Framelits set comprised of a set of three cute little banners (take a look at the stamps on page 134 of the new Annual Catalogue, and the framelits on page 191).

The butterfly punch is also new - and it's soooo nice.  As you would imagine, being a Stampin' Up! product and knowing that co-ordination is a cornerstone of their design, this punch will work with the beautiful Papillon Potpourri (page 115).

And the Island Indigo layer is cut with another of the new Framelits, this time a set known as Floral Frames.  This set of five dies is made to work with the Daydream Medallions stamp set on page 117 (you can see one of the stamps from this set across the Baja Breeze cardstock), but of course you can use it in any way you please.  The largest of the five dies is a whopping 13.3cm across.

Here is a picture of the card with the matching envelope, made from Baja Breeze cardstock and lined with paper from the Twitterpated set.  The envelope was made using the Simply  Scored tool, and the optional Diagonal Plate - now you can make envelopes to match all your cards, and they don't have to be standard A6 size either (one of these days I will make a tutorial on creating an envelope to suit any size card ... it's amazing!).

And finally a closeup of the button detail on the middle butterfly -  the darling little button is one of the Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (page 176) tied on with a bit of string and glued down onto an Island Indigo circle with a dab of the Tombow Multi glue - a nice touch.

Supplies used: 
Stamp(s): Itty Bitty Banners, Daydream Medallions

Ink: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point, Whisper White, Twitterpated Designer Series Paper
Other: Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, Floral Frames Framelits, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, 1cm Circle Punch, Simply Scored tool, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate

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