Packaging for a Set of the Butterfly Cards

After making numerous cards with a butterfly theme, it became necessary to create packaging for a set of the butterfly cards.  The Acetate Card Boxes in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog are perfect for packing the cards.  Instead of putting the cards in just a clear acetate box, decorate the box to add extra flair.  For consistency, I chose to use the butterfly theme for decorating the box.  It’s an easy project and now the cards are neatly packaged to present as a gift or to sell at a craft fair.  Best of all, the Butterfly Botanical Designer Series Paper and the Butterfly Elements are in the Sale-a-Bration brochure and each are FREE with qualifying purchases. Continue reading below for the steps to recreate this box to package your butterfly cards.

Acrylic Box embellished for Butterfly Cards

Decorating the Acetate Card Box

  1. Assemble the acetate card box.
  2. Use a 5-3/8″ x 5-5/8″ piece of Balmy Blue cardstock.  On the 5-3/8″ side, score at 1/2″ and 4-7/8″.  Add texture to the center area between the score lines using the Layering Leaves Dynamic Texture Embossing Folder.  Fold score lines and insert the cardstock into the box. 
  3. Cut a 2″ x 5-3/4″ strip of Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (DSP).   Attach to the center of the acetate box using Tear & Tape Adhesive. 
  4. Stamp the “Just for You” sentiment from the Meant to Be Stamp set in Tuxedo Memento Black Ink onto a 3-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut using the large circle framelit dies from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  Attach to the box using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Embellish around the sentiment using the Butterfly Elements and adding a coordinating bow.  

The Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack in the Sale-a-Bration brochure is currently sold out and will be available in early March while reorder supplies last.  The 1/8″ Grapefruit Grove Grain Ribbon is a good substitute to use for making a coordinating bow.

Now when you want to package a set of your card creations, you can easily decorate an acrylic box to coordinate with your cards.

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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.

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Holly, Jolly & Bright! Quick & Easy

Need a quick and easy holiday card? The design on this Holly, Jolly & Bright card is your “go-to” card layout.  The card design is one of my favorite to use year round but it is especially useful during the hectic holiday season.  A combination of project suites from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog come together to create the card in the photo.  The sentiment is found in the Peaceful Noel Stamp Set.   While the Festive Farmhouse suite of products offers the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Cherry Cobbler Twine

To take the card “up a notch” with more visual appeal, wrap the twine multiple times around the card.  Then add extra bling by using the Sprig Punch to cut the Sparkle Glimmer paper.  

Holly, Jolly & Bright quick & easy holiday card

Just a comment about the new Glimmer Paper –  the glimmer stays on the paper so the glitter is not all over your craft room.  There are four colors of Glimmer Paper in the Annual Catalog and additional colors in the Joyous Noel Suite in the Holiday Catalog.

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CASE the Catalog – Country Lane Suite

Happy Monday and time for CASE the Catalog featuring the Country Lane Suite from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog (page 42-43).  The suite of products offers lots of options using the Country Home Photopolymer stamp set, the Country Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP), the Tin Tile Dynamic Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF), as well as, the different embellishments.  The project that I recreated uses the Chicken Wire Elements and the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF to add an extra touch to the card.  There are so many wonderful suites in the Holiday Catalog, it’s hard to select which is my favorite but this suite is one that will definitely get lots of use! 

CASE the Catalog - Country Lane Suite

  • Mint Macaron card base: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (score at 4-1/4″)
  • Country Lane DSP: 4-1/2″ x 2-1/4″
  • Whisper White:  3″ x 4-1/4″ for front, 5-1/4″ x 4″ for interior, small scrap for stamping Hello
  • Chicken Wire Elements: 4-1/2″ x 2″  – NOTE: cut in 1/2 before attaching to card front
  • Ink: Memento Black, Crumb Cake
  • Stampin’ Blends: Cajun Craze, Blackberry Bliss, Smoky Slate, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
  • Everyday Label Punch (to cut notches on edges of the Whisper White front piece)
CASE the Catalog Steps:
  1. Use the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF to texture emboss the card front and then using Sponge Dauber lightly sponge the front using Crumb Cake ink.
  2. Stamp the milk can image and the floral spray onto the Whisper White card front using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink – NOTE: stamp off center toward right as shown on sample.
  3. Color the image using the blends.  Swish Crumb Cake below the milk can. You may spritz color below the milk can or add dots  (as I did) using the tip end of the Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend.  Stamp sentiment and color with Cajun Craze stampin’ blend, then fussy cut to add to front of milk can.
  4. Assemble card by layering the Country Lane DSP and adding the Chicken Wire Element pieces at an angle ensuring that pieces will extend past the stamped image layer.
  5. Add the stamped image layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
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CASE the Catalog – Best Friends with Bella & Friends and Pretty Kitty

Happy Labor Day!  It’s time again for CASE the Catalog Monday. 

This week two unused stamp sets on my craft room shelf  were used to recreate the card on page 31 in the Annual Catalog.  The card features Bella & Friends and the Pretty Kitty stamp sets on page 30.  These two stamp sets contain some great sentiments and have perfect images to create cards for all ages – especially for animal lovers too!  Check out the details below on how to recreate this card.

Bella and Friends and Pretty Kitty

Talk about loads of fun…first stamp images with StazOn ink onto Whisper White cardstock (4 -1/4″ x 3″).   To color the images, use watercolor pencils and blender pens.  The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock and a top piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP Collection (5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″).  Highlight the stamped and colored image layer by adding a layer of Coastal Cabana cardstock  (4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″) .  After stamping the sentiment, embellish with a heart from the Frame Elements and a bow of White Baker’s Twine.  

Since it was such enjoyment coloring the card, I decided to use another of the images from the Pretty Kitten stamp set.  The following card is ready to send to a friend.  

Stampin' Up! Pretty Kitty Stamp Set, Stampin' Blends, Share What You Love Designer Series Paper

First stamp the “peeking in” image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and color with Stampin’ Blends.  Colors are Granny Apple Green, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake and Pumpkin Pie.  Basic Black cardstock creates the card base and the Share What You Love DSP layer pulls the card together.  Using Layering Circles Thinlits, cut the image piece and the layering Basic Black cardstock pieces.  Finally, attach to upper portion of card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Tie 1/2″ Black Satin Ribbon around card at seam of DSP to complete the card.

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Quick and Easy Card featuring In Color Call Me Clover

In a time crunch and need to make a card quickly?  This simple card featuring the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2020 In Color Call Me Clover will solve your dilemma!  The simplicity of the image from the Accented Blooms stamp set will help create a stunning card.  Stay with one color scheme, in this case,  Call Me Clover green.  Using the cardstock, the coordinating Designer Series Paper from the In Color 6″ x 6″ paper package and the Call Me Clover Classic Stampin’ Pad, you can create a beautiful card  in just a few minutes.  I love the brightness of this new in color green offered by Stampin’ Up! and will be using it in many more projects.

Quick and Easy Card

A tutorial for recreating this card can be found under the Tutorial tab.  A list of project materials is with the tutorial.   Have fun making this card using all of the 2018-2020 In Colors!

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