Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Butterfly Gift Card Holder

Hello Everyone

Today I am sharing a project I have been making at some of my recent workshops. I often CASE, (copy and share everything), other peoples' great designs - but this was one that I came up with myself. (Blushes proudly!)

As you can see, it features my Big Shot and I got a few ooh and aahs from my lovely hostesses and their guests as they watched how easily this project came together.

Outside I cut the Designer Paper, (one of the Lap of Luxury papers), with the Top Note die. I scored it and adhered it to the Perfect Plum cardstock.

Next I got out the Beautiful Butterflies die. What is so lovely is that this die makes such big butterflies. I used the Bella Toile background stamp on the Very Vanilla butterflies and then used a blender pen and some Marina Mist ink to add some more colour.

Inside I used the biggest of the butterflies and attached it to a strip of cardstock, stuck with sticky strip around three edges to create a gift card holder.

...and I know a Tescos mobile top-up card is not very exciting! It was the only one I could find for the photo! LOL

I finished the project using the Beautiful Wings Embosslits die to create the little butterflies. I love the way these little dies cut and emboss at the same time.

I added some narrow taffeta ribbon and rhinestones to the butterfly on the front. Daubed around the edges and layered the large butterfly on a second layer cut in Marina Mist.

I hope you like this project - it is one my personal favourites!


  1. I love it! The Top Note die is on my wish list now, it is so versatile. The colours are gorgeous.

  2. This is so pretty. I love the colors and the detail with the butterflies. TFS

  3. Lovely flutters..... I love the colors too & all the gr8 embossing...:)


  4. This is a total wow! Love the purple and the bling.

  5. This is gorgeous, thanks for explaining how you made it. Love the butterflies, and the colours you used!

  6. WOW, gorgeous card. Love those colors together. Great job!

  7. This is beautiful and great idea. Love the colors and how you used the Top Note and Butterfly die. The colors are amazing. Love it.

  8. Very pretty! I love the gorgeous colors and the ribbon on the butterfly.

  9. LOVE this project.. wonderful use of the Top Note, along with the two butterfly dies! Adding Bella Toile to my wish list too! ;o)

  10. Love this project! Gorgeous color combo and wondeful mix of textures and patterns. I just love how you stamped the big butterfly, too. :)

  11. can i buy or have this one please..:) I need to gift it to my GF (I call her Butterfly...plssss)


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