Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thank You

I made this is a card for the lovely Di of Pixie’s Crafty Workshop who set up my blog and is still holding my hand as I find my way.

The inspiration for this card came from Michey. Go to for a full tutorial.

Michey used the Beautiful Butterfly Bigz Die to make her lovely card. I do not have this die but I really wanted to make this easel card. As an alternative to the die I traced a template of a butterfly I had in my stash and fussy cut. It worked beautifully but didn‘t leave me much space for my message. I positioned my butterfly template so the tips of the wings overlapped the fold of my card stock, traced it and cut only the top layer. This left me with my hinge and a nice surface for my butterfly to sit on with plenty of space for my message on the back. I followed Michey’s directions to finish.

I stamped the wings with a flourish using versa mark, and embossed with Sparkle EP. The thank you banner was stamped, hand cut then the edges lightly chalked as were the butterfly wings. I added a feather, two white flowers from my stash, some sweet little punched flowers and greens. Finished with some half pearls from Michael’s.

After I sent it off to Di I realized I’d forgotten the brads I’d intended to use to hold the banner in place. Oops!

I am madly in love with that little EK Success flower punch. I found it in a thrift shop for fifty cents a few months ago!

Cheap Trick for today: Until you can afford to buy a die find a template or if you are talented enough draw one yourself then cut it out by hand.

See you soon. Until then happy crafting.
Have an Amazing Day


  1. that is the most original easel card I have ever seen, love it!

  2. Hi Bernie, great card love the pinks and blues they go so well together......:) Sandra H

  3. Hi Bernie, beautiful card Di will be thrilled. You're clever to cut it out by hand but it is so much easier with a die! Luv Teresa x

  4. It's so beautiful in real life - I thought it was done using a die until I read this posting Bernie. Our DIL loved it when she was here too. They have been gone one hour and the house is too quiet! Time to go strip beds etc. I guess. Hugs, Di xx

  5. Hello Bernie, welcome to the fun world of blogging! I popped in from Di's blog when I saw your beautiful card you'd sent her, it really is stunning. Hope you get the hang of blogging and most importantly have fun with it and make some new like-minded friends. Pop over to my blog, I've posted a giveaway today.


  6. This card is just MAGNIFICENT. I love it.

    Hugs, Sandra


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