Monday, December 31, 2012

Today and Always Card

Hello and Happy New Year's Eve!!  I have one more card and tutorial to share with you for 2012.

The card I am sharing with you today is a wedding card but the sentiment could be switched out and this could be a card for just about any occasion.  I used S5-153 Butterfly Magic die template which is one of the  Spellbinders Shapeabilities® Expandable Patterns.  Basically what that means is that if you wanted to make a larger card, background paper, or cover an altered project the die template is made so that when you make the die cuts the first time you can move the die template over and continue to cut the paper thus expanding the pattern.  I think it's a pretty cool idea and that is what makes the Expandable Patterns die templates so unique.

To start I covered one side of the Sno Cone (blue) paper with Adhesive Sheets from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  Then I used S5-132 A2 Matting Basics B die template to cut/emboss the paper.

Next place the S5-153 Butterfly Magic on the cutting plate, place a piece of wax paper on top and then add the blue paper with the adhesive side down.  Use the Grand Calibur® Machine to cut/emboss the detailed die cut.

Use the S5-131 A2 Matting Basics A to cut/emboss a piece of Simply Smooth White.  Carefully peel the backing off of the adhesive sheet on the blue paper and apply the blue die cut paper to the white paper for a perfect match.

Here is a close up of the butterfly.  I cut/embossed a second piece of blue paper using the S5-153 Butterfly Magic die template and then I trimmed out the butterfly.  I glued down the body of the butterfly on top of the other one and added Diamond Clear Glitter and Pearls from The Rubber Cafe`.  

For the sentiment I used CR-03825 Ever After Antique Labels  from JustRite Papercraft.  I also used S5-148 Decorative Labels Eight to create the die cuts for the sentiment.  Then I added a couple of stick pins and some Noel White Crochet Trim (retired) and Sheer Ruffle Pink Edge from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

If you have any of the Spellbinders Shapeabilities® Expandable Patterns die template I hope you will give this a try.

Happy New Year!!  Blessings to you all and celebrate safe!!

Hugs & Smiles,

Stamps:  JustRite Papercraft CR-03825 Ever After Antique Labels 
Paper: Simply Smooth WhiteSno ConePink Lemonade
Ink:  Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies:  Spellbinders Paper Arts™ Grand Calibur® MachineS5-131 A2 Matting Basics AS5-132 A2 Matting Basics B, S5-153 Butterfly Magic, S5-148 Decorative Labels Eight
Accessories:  Really Reasonable Ribbon Noel White Crochet Trim (retired), Sheer Ruffle Pink EdgeThe Rubber Cafe` Scrap Happy Sheer Glue, PearlsStick "EM" Up Tool, Diamond Clear Glitter; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, Adhesive Sheets; Ranger Glossy Accents; Stick Pins, Wax Paper


  1. Very pretty card delicate. Happy New Year...Hope your 2013 is bright and blessed!
    Paper Hugs,
    P.S. Hope I see you at CHA again this year (I will be working in the Cheery Lynn Designs booth.)

  2. Gorgeous card. I love how you cut out the butterfly and popped it up. I have not seen the expandable dies at my LSS and didn't know quite how they worked. Thanks for the inspiration and great tutoriol.

  3. Stunning! I love the new look and your art always makes me smile.

    Happy New Year!

  4. Stunning!! Love the soft colors and the lacy delicate theme of your card.

  5. I love this card the colours are awesome



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