Would you like to learn how to create one (or MANY!) of the easiest -- and cutest! -- cards you will have ever made in your life?
The card below, in red and white, is the sample I used at my last Stamp-In Workshop for my girls to work from:
While I love the card in the red and white, I wanted to prove to all of you how quick and easy it is to create several at one time. So I went to work and was able to make the next three in about 25 minutes. And that includes choosing the papers and doing the die cutting.
One of the greatest aspects of these cards is that it is such a charming way to use up some of those small scraps of Designer Series Paper you couldn't bring yourself to throw away.
I also discovered in making these four cards total is that they look equally wonderful no matter which of our darling embossing folders you use:
The mere existence -- and possession of -- the Butterflies Thinlits, the Hello You Thinlits, an assortment of Stampin' Up! embossing folders and, of course, a BIG SHOT!, makes it possible to create a whole horde of these darling cards:
And, here's how to do it:
Hello You Thinlits
choice of embossing folder(s)
scraps of DSP
Whisper White cardstock (for a beautifully crisp-looking card)
My favorite green glue
Fold a half sheet of Whisper White cardstock in half, creasing well with a bone folder.
Using the Magnetic Platform, lay the middle-sized butterfly onto a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White cardstock, centering it exactly where you want it to appear on your final card. Run it through the Big Shot. (I do add a sheet of cheapo dryer sheets under my paper when cutting out these butterflies. Experiment with your Big Shot to discover what to use so the little pieces release as easily as possible.)
Place the piece with the butterfly-shaped hole inside your embossing folder and run it through the Big Shot. NOTE: If you do the embossing first, rather than cut out the butterfly, your embossing will get flattened running it through the second time. So, always cut the butterfly before embossing the piece.
Select a piece of DSP large enough to fit behind the butterfly hole, but smaller than the cardstock so it doesn't stick out. Adhere the DSP behind the butterfly. I usually just draw a line of the green glue around the backside of the cut-out butterfly, then plop the DSP in place.
Reattach the butterfly into its hole, but only secure it in place with green glue along the body. Gently tilt the wings upward.
With a piece of cardstock that matches your chosen DSP, create your word with the Hello You Thinlits.
Use tiny tiny drops of green glue to adhere your word in place on the lower portion of the embossed sheet.
Adhere this completed piece to your card front.