Gate Fold Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Today I have another tutorial to share with you! This tutorial features a quick and simple fun fold card. It’s called a Gate Fold and it really is simple! I chose neutral colors as I was going for a vintage style but you can choose any color combination you like. There are so many different ways you can decorate your gate fold card. Watch this tutorial to learn more!

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Vintage Butterfly

artisan embellishments 11This is, by far, my favorite creation this month!  A vintage style card made with the Butterfly Basics bundle and materials from the Artisan Embellishment kit. There is just something so elegant about vintage style projects and this one was super simple and fun to make! Wanna re-create it? Well here is what you need to do…

Start with a piece of blushing bride cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 3 x 4 inch piece of the Typeset Designer Series Paper (DSP) or stamp your own “paper” with the Dictionary background stamp. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of crumb cake cardstock and tear it on an angle as shown.  It’s the torn look that really accents this card. Stamp some of the vintage images from the Butterfly Basics stamp set using crumb cake ink. Punch out a decorative label from the Typeset DSP. Cut a little piece of a paper doily from the Artisan Embellishment kit. Stamp the adorable little butterfly, in blushing bride ink, on a scrap piece of very vanilla paper and cut it out with the coordinating framelit. Sponge a bit of crumb cake ink on all of these pieces:  the crumb cake cardstock, butterfly, decorative label, DSP, and paper doily. The sponging gives everything a worn or tattered look. Once all of your sponging is complete, then layer all of the pieces as shown.  Tie a bit of linen thread around the crumb cake cardstock before your secure the butterfly. Enjoy!

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Butterfly Basics

artisan embellishments 10One of my favorite new products in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog is the new Butterfly Basics bundle.  The bundle comes with a gorgeous stamp set and coordinating framelits. There are soooo many possibilities! Let me share a few project ideas with you…

This first project showcases the an elegant butterfly created with the stamps and framelits. To make this card, start with a piece of blushing bride cardstock for the base of your card. Cut out a medium sized butterfly using a piece of the silver fancy foil designer vellum paper. Stamp the butterfly image using blushing bride and cut it out with the coordinating framelits.  Just a little tip I learned when using these framelits…place a piece of wax paper between the vellum and the framelit.  The wax paper will allow you to easily remove the butterfly from the framelit without tearing it. Adhere a paper doily to your card base as shown. Layer the butterflies together onto the paper doily and embellish with pearls or buttons. Stamp a sentiment in the corner of the card using smoky slate ink. Quick, simple and beautiful!

artisan embellishments 7The second project features some of the other gorgeous images in the Butterfly basics set. To make this card, start with a piece of whisper white cardstock for the base of the card. Stamp the nature images, as shown, using pear pizazz and blushing bride ink. Stamp the honeycomb image and one of the sentiments using sahara sand ink. Then simply embellish the card with half of a butterfly and a little flower trim (from the Artisan embellishment kit). Note: You can cut the butterfly with the framelit as described with the first project. That’s it! You can make simply gorgeous cards with this bundle. Enjoy!

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