Sunday 21 April 2024

Small Butterfly Tri-Shutter Card

Welcome to Fun Fold Friday here on my blog!

Today's card is petite when it comes out of the envelope, but it opens up nice and big. Years ago I ordered a Tri-Shutter die set because I couldn't believe the price point! Then I couldn't believe the size of it when it came - no wonder it was priced so well. Totally MY fault for not paying more attention to the size that was clearly listed when I ordered.  The set was intended for pocket scrapbooking, so folded the card is 3x4". 

I actually wanted to see if I could use a printed note card for the card base and the die fit perfectly! This copper foiled one is from my stash and it's just SO pretty with that foiling. I did adjust the center fold a little so I could mount the larger matted rectangle & butterfly on it. The ATC dies from Waffle Flower are the perfect size for this card as well so that made me happy.

The larger butterfly die was included in the Sri Shutter die set and I added a smaller butterfly as well. The copper metallic card stock was in my stash and I coloured gold glitter dots with a rust alcohol marker so they would match a little better.

While I don't get a ton of use out of it, I do make sure to pull it out now and again to make a card. I shake my head every time, at how foolish I was. 

Supplies used:
Tri-Shutter die set - Sizzix (old)
Foiled note card - the Paper Studio
ATC Layer dies - Waffle Flower
Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder - Stampin' Up
Copper foil cardstock - Recollections
Fluttering By Stamps & dies - Waffle Flower
White pearl cardstock scraps
Little Etched Butterflies - Paper Rose
Glitter Dot stickers
Alcohol markers

Thursday 18 April 2024

Woodland Birthday Card

I love the Crafters Companion embossing folders that have coordinating dies. Such a clever idea! For this one I die cut the mushrooms/leaves - they cut as a single piece - then placed them in the embossing folder and ran that through to get the details. The colour was added with blending brushes and dye inks (Catherine Pooler) which was fairly quick to do.

Cutting a 4 x 6" white card stock panel, I embossed that with the same folder, then adhered the coloured piece over the white one. You still see some of the embossed leaves etc on the background. Then I just added some patterned paper and a 2nd white matt to the card base before adhering the embossed piece with thin foam tape.  The Happy Birthday was leftover from a card kit, and I added it with foam tape.

Inside, I added washi tape borders and a stamped sentiment. This card was sent to a friend who celebrates an April birthday.

Supplies used:
Embossing Folder & Die - Woodland Foliage, Crafters Companion
Blending Brushes
Catherine Pooler coloured inks
Patterned paper - Stamperia
Happy Birthday - Bee Happy, Paper Rose
Washi tape - Amazon
Inside Out Birthday stamps - Catherine Pooler
Pops of Color, Snowflake - Scrapbook .com
5x7" card base and envelope

Wednesday 17 April 2024

Butterfly Sympathy Card Duo

I love these patterned papers from Divinity Designs, so decided to use two of the prints to make a pair of 5x7" sympathy cards for my stash. 

I stamped the sentiment onto die cut labels then used a different die in the label set to cut gold vellum for the mat. It's subtle but so pretty in real life.  Since I like butterflies on a sympathy card, I die cut the butterfly trio (also Divinity Designs) from gold card stock and added the full butterfly to one card front. The pair of 'sideways' butterflies were added to the other and I used thin foam tape for all. 

The insides were done the same, using another label die from the set (Stampin' Up) and stamped flowers. The words/florals are from a very old stamp set which I believe is by Hero Arts.

I also added some Glitter Dot stickers for a little shine without making the card too sparkly. 

Supplies used:
Patterned paper - Beautiful Blooms Slimline Sized (6 x 9") - Divinity Designs
Butterfly Trio - Divinity Designs
Gold foil cardstock 
Glitter Dots
Gold Shimmer Vellum - Stampin' Up
Tasteful Label Dies - Stampin' Up
Sympathy Stamps - Hero Arts (old)
5 x 7" card and envelope

Tuesday 16 April 2024

Mini Slimline Pop Up Anniversary Card

Today I'm sharing the shiny anniversary card I made for our eldest daughter & hubby. I started by die cutting the sunburst heart out of rainbow holographic card stock - I love that die and finding reasons to use it. 😂.  Last year I made a bunch of alcohol inked backgrounds on vellum and have managed to hoard every single one. Sheesh. So I pulled one out to put behind the die cut then mounted it to a Mini Slimline card base.

Wanting to keep the front nice and simple, I added a gold heart to the center of the sunburst and a gold Glitter Dot as well.

Inside I used the Twist Flower Pop Up die (Karen Burniston) to animate a crosshatch heart cut from the same rainbow holographic cardstock as I used on the front. I die cut more hearts, both from the alcohol inked scrap pieces, gold foil card stock and the rainbow holographic cardstock scraps.

The Happy Anniversary was done with Sharpie markers.

Supplies used:
Rainbow Holographic cardstock - Recollections
Mini Slim Heart Sunburst
Alcohol Inked vellum
Twist Flower Pop Up - Karen Burniston
Hearts Crosshatch - Karen Burniston
Gold foil card stock - Recollections
Wink of Stella
Sharpie markers

Monday 15 April 2024

Mini Slimline Butterfly Pop Up Card

I have a fairly new 8x8" paper pad that includes a sheet with panels & tags to fussy cut. Since the panels fit perfectly on a Mini Slimline card, that is what I used for the front of this card. I have both the printed papers and the coordinating solids and used both as it's nice not to have to try to match up random cardstock colours. I added a stamped and die cut circle over the open circular area on the panel and some glittery ephemera for a pop of colour. I also added a small gold foil butterfly and gold glitter dots for additional shimmer & shine.

I haven't used the Butterfly Pop up die set in awhile, so pulled it out again. I wasn't sure if it would work in a 3.5" width - but it fits easily!

The butterfly base was die cut from gold foil card stock and I ended up cutting the wings and body from scraps of patterned paper that were sitting on my stamping table. The colours worked out well and I was able to use them up. Finally, a stamped sentiment from Catherine Pooler and some glitter dots and my card was finished. I know just who this is going to 😊

Supplies used:
Patterned paper (and coordinating solids)- The Paper Boutique
Ephemera - Woodland Stories, Little Birdie
Double Stitched Circle dies - Divinity Designs
Hexagon Punch - Stampin' Up
Pop Up Butterfly die set - Spellbinders
Gold foil card stock
Little Etched Butterflies - Paper Rose
Happy Birthday Many Ways - Catherine Pooler
Inside Out Birthday - Catherine Pooler
Glitter Dots

Friday 12 April 2024

Mother's Day Easel Card

Welcome to Fun Fold Friday here on my blog!

I try really hard not to purchase any patterned paper, since I have a H*U*G*E stash of it. But every so often I see some that I just cannot pass up and this 6 x 8" pad by 49 & Market was one of them last year. Florals, a little grunge, beautiful colours ... yep - 'add to cart'. 😊.  I used it a lot for awhile, then put it away. Got it out again for this Mother's Day card for our eldest daughter - it's a 5 x 7" Easel Card.

Below you can see how the card front folds and rests on those two little butterfly bumpers to stand for display.

Below is a peek at the inside. Honestly, that printed border along the bottom of the page just makes me happy! 

Supplies used:
Nested Butterfly Shapes - Hero Arts
Patterned paper - Art Options Rouge, 49 Market
Rainbow Holographic cardstock -  Recollections
Stardream cardstock
Pink cardstock scrap
Happy Mother's Day - Karen Burniston
Water Brush
Bling - Queen & Co
Pops of Color, Snowflake - Scrapbook .com
Blue Skies Ahead - MFT stamps
Catherine Pooler coloured inks
 5 x 7" Card blank and envelope

Thursday 11 April 2024

Rainbow Dog Shaker Card

Today I'm sharing a birthday shaker card for my stash. I haven't made a square card in awhile, so that is what I went with today. This one is 4-1/4" square and will fit in an A2 envelope for mailing.

I started by cutting down one of those rainbow dog note cards to fit inside the die cut frame, then added some filler from my stash. (I have a YouTube video sharing about those note cards HERE.)  

Speaking of dogs - here is a photo of Willow who celebrated her 4th birthday this week! She got some new toys and the birthday treat was wet dog food topped with whipped cream. 😂

Supplies used:
Rainbow dog note card - Amazon .com
Essential Blanket Stitched Squares - Pinkfresh Studios
Various filler etc - my stash
Plaid washi - Doodlebug Deisgns
LJD Birthday Greetings - MFT Stamps
Happy Birthday - Little Something Sentiments, Catherine Pooler

Wednesday 10 April 2024

Floral Half Shutter Birthday Card

I wanted to have another play with the Half Shutter die set (Divinity Designs) and this is what I came up with. Both the chipboard and patterned paper (Stamperia) I've had for several years but I've been working on using both up and I'm almost there!

Below you can see the card opened up - they stand so nicely for display! I rarely use chipboard ephemera because I find them too bulky for mailing but for these ones I peeled off several layers from the back and that worked out really well.

Below you see the folds a little better ...

I used a favourite stamp set (Penny Black) for the stamped sentiments along with a few more chipboard pieces and Pops of Color for the look of enamel dots.

Supplies used:
Patterned paper & Ephemera, Stamperia
Stitched Ovals - MFT Stamps
More Essential Sentiments - MFT Stamps
Special Sentiments - Penny Black
Pops of Color, snowflake - Scrapbook .com
Catherine Pooler coloured inks

Tuesday 9 April 2024

Rainbow Card for Happy Mail

Today I'm sharing another rainbow card to send out for Happy Mail.  As usual, my card started with the patterned paper which was in a 12x12" package. Going through the remaining sheets, I saw one with a large rainbow across the bottom half. It was too big to use on an A2 card, or a Slimline but I thought it might work on a 5x7" card. I cut the rainbow panel down to 6.75" keeping just the rainbow. So now my sheet was 12 x 6.75" and had a large rainbow across the centre.

I cut that sheet in half at 6", giving me two pieces with a half rainbow on each ... and I trimmed the outside down so each panel measured 4.75 x 6.75. Since there was a second sheet of this large rainbow print in the package I repeated the cutting above and had four half-rainbow panels ready to add to card fronts! In the photo below you can see how they would have fit together if I hadn't cut the sheet in half. (I will be sharing those cards another day),

There are a sheets of cut-aparts in the paper pad, so I trimmed out this one to add to the front. I also added a punched cloud and some super cute bee themed enamel dots.

Here is a peek at the inside ...

Such a true sentiment - and why I bought the stamp set last year!

Supplies used:
Patterned paper & Cut-aparts - One the Rainbow, Recollections
Catherine Pooler coloured inks
Cloud punch - Stampin' UP
Shape Sprinkles- Honey Bees, Doodlebug Designs
Sentiment - Good Feelings, Stampin' Up
5 x 7" card blank and envelope

Monday 8 April 2024

Pop Up Easter Card

I thought I was finished sharing Easter Cards, but found these photos in the folder and I don't want to hold onto them until next year. So HERE I my final Easter Card of 2024!  😊 The front has patterned paper and a large ephemera piece the front. I kept it nice and simple because all the fun is on the inside!

I used the Lorna Label die set inside, which is an updated version of one that Karen Burniston had out years ago. I've talked about the differences between the versions in previous posts and I believe Karen addresses them in her assembly video. I am so happy that the Lorna Label Pop Up is back!

I added her Happy Easter & shadow and some butterflies from the Flutter Charms set. The bottom 'step' of the pop up is perfect for tying ribbon around! I also added (yet another) bunny border across the patterned paper seam - I love those bunnies.

A stamped sentiment on a scalloped signing block that was cut using KB's Short Crosshatch Rectangles.

Supplies used:
Lorna Label Pop Up - Karen Burniston
Happy Easter - Karen Burniston
Easter Borders - Karen Burniston
Flutter Charms - Karen Burniston
Short Rectangles Crosshatch - Karen Burniston
Patterned paper - Springtime, Authentique
Ephemera - Easter, Echo Park
Pink Bunny Patterned paper - unknown, probably Echo Park
Wink of Stella
Black Pen
Seam Binding
Pops of Color - Snowflake, Scrapbook .com
Rainbow Holographic cardstock - Recollections
Sentiment inside - Big Bold Easter - Taylored Expressions
Catherine Pooler coloured inks
Blending brushes - Taylored Expressions
Dot stamp - Stamps by Judith
5 x 6.5" Card base & envelope - Michaels