Pam’s Butterfly Thank You Card

This Thank You card was made for a wonderful lady at Church who was head of the Women’s organization for many years.  We passed it around and everyone signed it.  Do you know someone special who deserves an extra-large Thank You?
Butterfly Thank You Card

SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Perfect Plum
Elegant Eggplant
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315
Thick Whisper White #140272
Big Shot:  Butterfly Thinlits #137360
Hello You Thinlits #137363
Little Letters Thinlits #133730
Fluttering Embossing Folder #139304
Other:  Venetian Crochet Trim #134581
Parchment or Wax Paper from your Grocery Store
Glue Dots
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  This card uses a full sheet of 8-1/2″ x 11″ Thick Whisper White card stock for the card base.  It really does need to be scored (at 5-1/2″) before folding.  Use your Bone Folder to make a crisp crease line.
2.  Cut your Elegant Eggplant card stock at 5-1/2″ x 6″.  Position it inside the Fluttering Embossing Folder so the Butterflies will be in the correct position for putting them on your card front.  Attach this embossed piece to your 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Perfect Plum card front with Tombow Glue.
3.  Use your Butterfly Thinlits to cut out two large Butterflies:  one from Perfect Plum card stock, and one from Glimmer Paper.  I like to put a piece of Parchment Paper between the Thinlit and the card stock/Glimmer Paper.  You will need to run the Glimmer Paper Butterfly through the Big Shot 4-5 times to get all the parts to completely cut.  Watch this Video for more details.
4.  Now cut out the “Thanks” and the name from your Thinlits.  Use Parchment Paper between the Glimmer Paper and the Thinlit.  I think I just ran these through once or twice.
5.  Use Tombow Glue to attach the Butterflies bodies together.  I put the Perfect Plum Butterfly slightly lower than the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper Butterfly.  You will need to hold them together for a bit to make sure they stay stuck together.
6.  Attach the Venetian Crochet Trim to the card.  There are several options:
~Run a line of Fast Fuse OR Snail Adhesive where you want the Ribbon
~Put the Adhesive on the back of the card stock and attach the ends of the Ribbon only on the back
~You can also use a few Glue Dots placed under the Ribbon:  one at each end and several in between.
7.  Arrange the Butterflies, Thanks, and Name in the desired Positions on your card front.  Attach with Tombow Glue.
Notes:
~This card held together perfectly even after being passed around the room and having lots of ladies sign it.
~You will need to make your own envelope using the Envelope Punch Board since this card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  I did not make an envelope as it was presented to her with a quilt made by another lady.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

“Awesome” Butterfly Card in Yellows

I decided to tweak THIS Card and make another Awesome card, this time with Butterflies instead of flowers.  We will be making this card on Saturday with about 30 ladies who are all beginning stampers.  Hope it gives you some ideas for changing your cards.
Original Card:  Awesome Petal Potpourri Flower CardNew Card:
Awesome Butterfly CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Big News  Wood #134015, Clear #134018, French #135540
Ink:  Delightful Dijon
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Daffodil Delight
Crushed Curry
Gold Glimmer Paper #133719
Big Shot:  Fluttering Embossing Folder #139304
Punches:  Elegant Butterfly #127526
Bitty Butterfly  #129406
Scallop Tag Topper  #133324
Banner Triple  #138292  to make the “V” notch at the end of the tag
Other:  Metallic Gold Baker’s Twine  #132975
Tombow Glue
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Crushed Curry card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″/  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Daffodil Delight card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the NEW larger Fluttering embossing folder.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Cut your Whisper White Tag at 1-3/4″ wide by at least 5-1/2″ long.  Stamp your sentiment in Delightful Dijon ink.  I stamped mine close to the lower edge and centered it on the tag.  I then punched the top end using the Scallop Topper Punch, and the other end with the Banner Triple Punch.  OPTION:   You can punch the ends first, then do the stamping.  Doing this will make it easier to get your sentiment stamped in the center.  This is what I will encourage my ladies at class to do.
4.  Thread about 6″ of Baker’s Twine through the Tag hole.
5.  Punch out a large and small butterfly from Gold Glimmer Paper.  Attach with Glue Dots in the desired positions.
6.  You are finished and ready to send it to an Awesome someone.

Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr