Another great product in the Sale-a-Bration catalog is the Lovely Lipstick and Grapefruit Grove Foil Sheets. They are shimmery foil sheets that look amazing under light. Use them beneath your sentiment, as a background or just as a small accent. No matter how you use them, you won’t be disappointed. When you get your hands on them you will agree that they are amazing. These sheets are available for free in the Sale-a-Bration catalog with a $50 purchase.
The sheets can be used as accents on cards and boxes. A good example is the Pillow Boxes in the video.
This week marks our wedding anniversary and when I saw The Meant to Be Bundle in the Occasions Catalog, I knew it would be the perfect to use for creating a special card for my husband. The sentiments and Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies offer countless combinations for making a variety of cards expressing loving feelings. A color palette of Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake and Whisper White gives the card a more masculine appearance. Notice the background and the white heart? Texture on both comes from the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF). For a couple of months, this embossing folder sat idle in my craft room. Now I can’t seem to use it enough! The embossing folder gives the card that “little extra” touch.
Of course, the card interior and the envelope need a special touch to coordinate with the card.
Card Exterior Directions:
To create base, cut Crumb Cake cardstock 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score in center at 4-1/4″ and fold.
Continue building card layers. Adhere a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Balmy Blue to the card base.
Cut Whisper White cardstock 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″. Emboss with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF. Use strong adhesive to attach to the Balmy Blue card layer.
Select heart dies from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies. Cut large heart from a 3″ x 3-1/4″ piece Crumb Cake cardstock. The floral open heart is cut from a 2-1/2″ square of Balmy Blue cardstock.
Use a 2-1/4″ square of Whisper White cardstock to cut the stitched heart. After cutting, texture emboss with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF.
For the small hearts, use a 1-1/2″ x 4″ strip of Balmy Blue cardstock and the multiple hearts die.
Use a strong adhesive to attach the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon to the card.
Stamp “Happy Anniversary” (from Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set) using Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a 1/2″ x 3″ strip of Whisper White cardstock. Cut a V-notch at the end of the strip and layer on top of the burlap ribbon. Add a small blue heart near the notched end.
Complete card front by layering the cut valentines. Attach using Stampin’ Dimensionals and mini-glue dots.
Finish embellishment on card front by adding a triple layer Linen Thread bow.
Card Interior and Envelope Embellishment:
Stamp the floral heart from the Meant to Be Cling Stamp Set using Balmy Blue Classic Stampin Pad onto 5-1/4″ x 4″ Whisper White cardstock.
Stamp the sentiment inside of the heart using Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad. Attach to card interior using Snail adhesive.
Use multipurpose liquid glue to attach a 2-1/2″ x 6″ piece of Crumb Cake DSP to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Allow glue to dry. Then using paper snips, trim around the flap edge. Place a small heart in Balmy Blue cardstock to the flap. The Crumb Cake DSP is from the Neutrals 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper pack.
Lots of love went into creating this special card and my husband loved the card! Hope I have provided you with the inspiration you need to create a card for that “special” someone in your life. You’ll find a list of the project materials at the end of this post.
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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.
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.
Steps for making the box:
Cut card stock 8″ x 10″. The sample above uses Thick Whisper White card stock.
Use the Simply Scored to score on the 10″ side at 1″, 4-3/4″, 5-3/4″ and 9-1/2″.
Rotate paper and score the 8″ side at 1″, 6-3/8″ and 7-3/8″.
Refer to the directions in the photo below for cutting instructions.
After cutting box shape should be as shown below. Follow steps to trim flaps which helps create a neater fold.
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.
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.
Embellish box as desired.
Box Embellishment to coordinate with the Beautiful Butterfly Note Cards:
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.
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.
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.
Wrap a piece of Whisper White 5/8″ Flax Ribbon around the box and tie in a knot. Attach the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
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.
Remember: You can order the supplies online to make this card by clicking on the items at the end of this post or on links in the post.
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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.
To create the card base for the Beauty Abounds card:
Score Lovely Lipstick (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″) at 4-1/4″ and fold to create card.
The steps for coloring and assembling the butterfly:
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.
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.
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.
Stamp the sentiment onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Lovely Lipstick ink. Punch using the 1-1/4″ circle punch.
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.
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.
With dimensionals attach sentiment atop the ribbon to complete the card front.
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.
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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