Butterflies All Around

With Sale-a-Bration in full swing, you can really take advantage of some of the wonderful free products in the catalog this year.  Take a look below to see how some of the Sale-a-Bration products tie into to the Occasions catalog.  The coordination is wonderful when you are creating projects.  It’s even better with butterflies all around the Occasions Catalog.  One particular area is the Gingham Gala Suite that consists of the Butterfly Gala bundle.  Let’s take a look at these products and see how they all coordinate.

Butterflies are so beautiful so I am very excited about all these products that coordinate together.  Sale-a-Bration is all about earning those free products and expanding your craft supplies.  Butterflies are all around this year in the form of the Butterfly Gala bundle.  Enjoy all it has to offer and earn some of it for free.

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How to Make a Note Card Box

A couple of weeks ago on my Facebook live demo featuring the Beautiful Butterfly Note Cards, a coordinating box for the note cards was shown.  In this post, I am showing you how to make a note card box for your note cards.  The box comfortably holds four note cards and envelopes.  Depending upon the note card embellishments, you can add up to six note cards.  My box coordinates with the butterfly cards but you can use the box instructions and embellish it to coordinate with your note card designs. 

Note Card Box

Steps for making the box:

  1. Cut card stock 8″ x 10″.  The sample above uses Thick Whisper White card stock.
  2. Use the Simply Scored to score on the 10″ side at 1″, 4-3/4″, 5-3/4″ and 9-1/2″.
  3. Rotate paper and score the 8″ side at 1″, 6-3/8″ and 7-3/8″.Score lines for note card box.
  4. Refer to the directions in the photo below for cutting instructions.Note Box cut lines
  5. After cutting box shape should be as shown below.  Follow steps to trim flaps which helps create a neater fold.Next step for note box
  6. Turn box over so that right side is facing up.  Apply a strip of Tear and Tape along the 1/2″ edge.  Close the box so that the side edges align.Final steps to complete Note Card Box
  7.  Fold bottom and side tab flaps.  Apply a strip of Tear & Tape to the final flap to close the bottom of the box.  To make it easier to open and close the box,  create a notch in the center of the back of the box.
  8. Embellish box as desired.

Box Embellishment to coordinate with the Beautiful Butterfly Note Cards:Butterfly Note Card Box

 

  1. Cut Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (DSP): 2 pieces at 3-1/2″ x 2″ and 2 pieces at 3/4″ x 2″.  Attach the DSP to the lower portion of the box front, back and sides. 
  2. Create a belly band with 1-1/2″ x 11″ Grapefruit Grove cardstock.  Tip: Wrap the cardstock so that it closes in the front so you can cover the “seam” with the sentiment piece.  Slide the belly band so that it is just above the Gingham Gala DSP.
  3. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp a set of butterflies from the Butterfly Gala stamp set using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Use the coordinating wing stamps to stamp the wings using Grapefruit Grove Classic Ink Pad – stamp off onto a scrap paper for a lighter shade.  Use the Butterfly Duet Punch to cut the butterflies.  Save 10% by purchasing it as a bundle.
  4. Stamp the sentiment from the Incredible Like You Photopolymer Stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Punch with the 2″ circle punch.  Use the 2-1/4″ circle punch to cut the Grapefruit Grove Gingham Gala DSP.  Attach the sentiment to the DSP layer using Snail Adhesive.  
  5. Wrap a piece of Whisper White 5/8″ Flax Ribbon around the box and tie in a knot.  Attach the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  
  6. Finish embellishing the box by adding the Butterflies and Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins.

If you have questions or need clarification on specific sets, just send a comment and I’ll respond as soon as possible.

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Beauty Abounds

Another of the cards in the monthly class uses the Beauty Abounds bundle to create a beautiful butterfly card.  The Butterfly Beauty thinlits dies are full of versatility.  It can be used to showcase all the butterflies cut as in the card below or you can use your paper snips to cut various sections.  Along with the smaller butterfly dies that coordinate with the Beauty Abounds stamp set, there are endless options for creating gorgeous cards featuring butterflies. 

Beauty Abounds Butterfly Card

To create the card base for the Beauty Abounds card:

  1. Score Lovely Lipstick (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″)  at 4-1/4″ and fold to create card.
  2. Use Subtle Dynamic Textured Impression Folder  on a 5-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  Attach with adhesive to the front of the Lovely Lipstick card base.

The steps for coloring and assembling the butterfly:

  1. On a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Shimmery White cardstock, use Brilliant Red and Gamboge Brusho to create a multi-color background.  To use brusho, sprinkle onto paper and spritz with water to obtain the look you would like.  Set aside to dry for a few minutes.  Once dry, attach a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to the back of the cardstock and use the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Die with the majority of the wings to cut the butterfly.
  2. Attach a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive sheet to the back of a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Flirty Flamingo.  Next, use the top layer of the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Die to cut the body and wing edge piece. Working on a each butterfly section one at a time, remove the backing of the adhesive sheet and overlay it to the section the wing piece.  Continue removing the backing from the adhesive sheet and attaching the Flirty Flamingo cardstock butterfly piece to the wing piece.
  3. Determine placement of the butterflies on card front.  Once determined, remove the multipurpose adhesive sheet backing and adhere to the card.  To ensure it adheres, press down firmly on each of the butterfly wing sections.
  4. Stamp the sentiment onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Lovely Lipstick ink.  Punch using the 1-1/4″ circle punch.  
  5. Using a scrap of the Flirty Flamingo with the adhesive sheet attached, use the thinlits to cut three small butterflies.  Attach to the sentiment piece.
  6. Cut approximately 8″ of Lovely Lipstick 1/2″ ribbon (from the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack) and create a zigzag fold.  Use adhesive to attach to front of the card.
  7. With  dimensionals attach sentiment atop the ribbon to complete the card front.

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Vibrant Butterfly Card

This month’s card class is “All About Butterflies” and this vibrant butterfly card featuring the Butterfly Gala Bundle is one of the cards being featured.  Combining the color palette of Blueberry Bushel and Lemon Lime Twist creates a cheerful and vibrant card.  The sentiment is from the Love What You Do stamp set in the All Occasions Catalog.

Butterfly Gala Bundle featuring Sponge Technique

The card base uses Blueberry Bushel cardstock topped with a layer of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.  The black polka dot DSP (3-3/4″ x 3-1/4″) is the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure – it’s free with a $50 order (before tax & shipping).  The Lemon Lime Twist gingham plaid (3-3/4″ x 1-3/4″) is from the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper 6″ x 6″ pack.  Abut the two pieces of DSP and cover the seam with the Lemon Lime Twist Mini Ruffled Ribbon.

The sponge technique was used to color the butterflies. 

First, stamp the butterflies on Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.   For the large butterfly, working from the center outward, use a sponge dauber to apply the ink to the center area of the butterfly with Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Ink.  Follow by sponging a small strip on each wing using Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin’ Ink.  Finish by stamping the outer wing edges with Blueberry Bushel Classic Stampin’ Ink. 

For the small butterflies, sponge with the Lemon Lime Twist and Granny Apple green only.  Be sure to stamp the butterfly bodies using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Use the Dual Butterfly punch to cut the butterflies.  Stamp the sentiment onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and cut using the 2-1/4″ circle punch.  Layer on a Blueberry Bushel cardstock circle cut with a 2-1/2″ layering circle framelit.  Attach butterflies and sentiment as shown in the photo.  Embellish the butterflies with basic rhinestone jewels and add a couple of the Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins.  

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Your Incredible Kit

The new Occasions Catalog is not short on project kits.  In fact, your incredible kit may be waiting for you.  There are a bunch to choose from so I will give you a chance to see the Incredible Like You project kit.  It’s a beautiful kit with a Spring theme.  The colors are gorgeous and I love the envelope you get with it for storing the cards.  Take a look…  

You will need the Incredible Like You stamp set and a few stamp pads to complete the cards in this kit.  I’m also extremely partial to those Glimmer accents.  I’m all about the glitter.  So, just get yourself a kit and make your sixteen cards.  Actually, you can even create all the cards and gift the entire set.  

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Beautiful Butterfly Note Cards

In my Facebook Live presentation New Year’s Day,  I presented four beautiful butterfly note cards.   The Gingham Gala Suite was featured and is in the new Occasions Catalog on pages 34-35.  The suite includes the beautiful Butterfly Gala stamp set and coordinating Butterfly Duet punch.  The Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (DSP) is also in the suite.  Even better is the coordinating Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack in the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  The five spools of ribbon coordinate perfectly with the Gingham Gala DSP and are available FREE with a $50 product order.

Four different note card designs were shown with each using a different gingham DSP color.  Two of the cards highlight simple stamping and are perfect for the beginning stamper or for anyone needing a quick, easy card.  The remaining two are “stepped up” cards and require a little more time to create.  Here is the tutorial for the four note cards.

Set of Butterfly Gala Note Cards

Don’t you just love the cards?  I love the beautiful Spring colors and designs.  Add additional products to get the stepped up version of the cards, or add embellishments of your choice.  If you have not received a copy of the Occasions Catalog, let me know and we can arrange to get you a copy.  Remember to also check out the Sale-a-Bration catalog to get any of the coordinating products for free.  

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