Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Bookmark Card.

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This is a picture of a finished card using the design instructions to make.

1.  For the base card cut cardstock 11" x 4.5". Score at 5.5" on 11" side and fold.    (The fold will be at the top of your card. ie Tent fold style. )
2.  Cut a piece of coloured cardstock 5.25" x 4.25"and adhere to the front of the base card.

3.  Cut a piece of design paper 4" x 5" and set aside.  

4.  Cut a piece of contrasting plain cardstock 6.5" x 4.25". Score and fold on longside at 3.25"

5.  Cut a piece of design paper 5" x 5" and score on both edges at 2.5" This is to make the bookmark for the corner.

6.  Cut one quarter section away as shown below. 

7.  Now open the folded card you cut at 4 above.  Turn the bookmark sheet to the reverse side and place on the corner of the card as shown below with the cut out at top right.

8.  Close card front over the top as shown below. 
9. Carefully fold the top section of book mark down as shown. 
10. Adhere a small loop of ribbon/string with d.s. tape as shown. 
11. Adhere d.s.tape to the remaining flap of book at ~~~~~~~shown below and close over to seal the ribbon tab. 

12. Remove bookmark and cut the corner off (ie a small triangle) the top two layers only leaving the bottom layer intact as shown in picture. 
13. Adhere the bookmark page to the design paper cut at 3 above (leaving the front section open. 

14. Adhere this to the front of the base card and slip the bookmark over the corner.
Your card is now complete and can be finished with your embellishments as required. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

#178 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with C for Corner Pop Up Card.

Welcome to another year of challenges in the butterfly garden. 
The Butterflies are back with a fresh round of card shapes for you. 
Whilst I do have lots of different shapes to try I don't necessarily have one to use for each letter of the Alphabet so I am choosing them randomly and some letters will be used more than once and in any order!

 The First   letter out of the Tea cup for February  is 
the letter
Come on in.
Lets Spin the Butterfly Wheel.

Each challenge will be a letter of the Alphabet with a choice of 4 Colours , 1 Theme and a specified Card shape all beginning with the chosen letter.

As before I will be showing a tutorial for each of the card shapes.
 A link to the tutorial page is shown above under the banner heading. Just click on the Card Shapes tab and you will be taken to a drop down list of all the past and present card tutorials.

 You must of course use a butterfly on your entry but there are two categories for you to choose from.

1.    Make any style card/project using at least 2 of the colours on the wheel +butterfly. 

2.    Make a card using the Card Shape +any 2 of the colours + the theme +butterfly.  

There will be a prize for each category. 
 Please state in your post which part of the wheel you are using to play with.

There will be a special prize draw for using all  the elements from the wheel.

So lets get started.

The wheel is



Corner Pop Up Card.

These are the four colours to choose from. 

The theme is  Checks.

Please state the elements of Your Choice.

Here is my inspiration card for you.
Using from the wheel
Corner PopUp /Checks/Coral/Citron/Crimson/Camel/Butterfly.

A really easy shape with just 3 score lines and your done!

Showing the Pop Up element.

Free standing for display. 


Prizes for this year are going to be a different format.
 We are all now struggling with rising living costs and whilst it is always nice to receive a new stamp we still need to purchase for ourselves the fundamentals of our crafting hobby
so I have decided that the prizes will be a selection of just those items that we use on a daily basis and always running out of. 
i.e. D.S tape, cardstock, washi tape,ribbon, glue pens, stickers,gDems,enamel dots, 3D pads, tape runners  etc.
(The Butterfly Prize Box is now fully stocked with a selection of the above items)

I will include  a fun item that can be used in your craft room just for you. 

Please be sure to read all the rules on the tab above.

Enter your creations in Mr Linky below.
Please also state if you are only playing for fun.

Happy crafting and see you soon.

This challenge will be  running for 3 weeks.
Challenge will therefore end 

Tuesday 7th Mar  8pm (GMT) 

Winners #177

I loved all of your entries.  Thankyou so much for taking the time to come along and play with me. I am pleased that nearly half of the entries were a Double Slider Card shape  As usual you gave me a hard time choosing my favourites. They were all so good. Thank you  for participating. 

  My non shape selection of entries in numerical order are as follows: 

 #8 Claudia 

 #14  Suzanne

 #19  Tina

Double slider  cards in numerical order are as follows:

#11 Sonja

#17  Klarka

#18 Suze

 Congratulations everyone.
Please take a bow and help yourselves to
The Top 3
Badge from the side bar.

The Prize winners are as follows.

For entering a card using any 2 of the colours 
+ your Butterfly.

(1) Elisha

Here is your prize you have won. 

Word & Butterfly Stickers
3mm d.s Tape
Mini  Mounting Pads
A6 Card Blanks with Envelopes. 

for entering a Doubl Slider Card using any 2 of the colours
+ Die cut
+ Butterfly

(15)  Liz

Here is your prize you have won. 

6"x6" Card Blanks with Envelopes
A6  blank sheets (50)  160 gsm
Marianne enamel dots
12mm d.s. tape
Dimensional  foam pads
Double ended glue pen

Special Prize 

For using all 7 elements on your card. 

The name pulled from the Butterfly Mug

(5)  Wilma

 Elisha, Liz and Wilma

Please get in touch using the email address in the side bar to collect your prize.
Can All 3 of you please let me know your favourite colour when emailing me as it will be incorporated in some way into your prize!

Please also take the Winner's Badge from the side bar.
Can I also please ask that you acknowledge your win
In the comments box below so that 
I know to expect an email from you.

There is a hold up with sending prizes  out at the moment.
The Post office is still not accepting International parcels due
to  ongoing issues with the cyber-attack they had back in January.
Rest assured though your parcels are all here waiting to go and I will update as soon as the Post Office resumes taking them. 

Challenge #178 will be starting  8am (GMT) 15th Feb.

See you back soon. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Pillar Card.

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Version I
This is a picture of a finished card using the design instructions to make.

1. Cut cardstock 10.5" x 5.5". 

2. Then score on long edge at 0.5",1.5",2.5",3.5", 7", 8", 9", 10"
3. Fold each score line inwards as shown below.
4. Cardstock should be shaped like this when stood  up on one long edge.
5. It is easier to decorate the panels flat before you make into the pillars either end.
Lay card back down flat with the creases upper most. The center section I have left blank as this will be the back of the finished card and can have your message written on it for the recipient. Adhere d.s tape to the two outside folds (i.e  0.5" panels)
6. Now turn over and adhere your patterned paper to the middle section only. This will be the inside panel on the finished card. 
7. Remove the d.s.tape and fold the outside edges in, to form the pillar. In the picture below I have already created the left hand pillar.
It is easiest to form the pillars with the cardstock lying flat so tuck the d.s.tape edge under and fold the next two panels down onto the cardstock base. Once adhered down you can shape them back up into the pillar. 
8. The card is now ready to be decorated as you require. Attach your embellishments only to the pillars on each side so that the card can then be folded down flat for posting.  N.b. Do not attach to the back panel as well otherwise the card will not open back up.

Version II
This is a picture of a finished card using the design instructions to make. This card is the same as before but is made wider.
1. Cut cardstock 11.5" x 5.5".  Then score at 0.5",1.5",2.5",3.5", 8", 9", 10", 11"
2. Decorate the panels as before. Here I have covered the back panel as it is wider. I will add a smaller white panel insert for the message to be written on. 
3. Decorate inside panel as before and follow the same instructions above to complete the card. 

Version III
This is a picture of a finished card using the design instructions to make. This is a single pillar card. You can make the pillar to be either on the left or right hand side. Here I have chosen to place on the left.
You can see from the picture below that the panel is placed in the centre of the pillar.  The pillar is 1" square so the panel has 0.5" in front of it and 0.5" behind.

1. Cut cardstock 6.5" x 6". This is the base panel. Cut a second piece to be 5" x 6" This makes the pillar.

2. Score the 5" x 6" piece along the 5" length at 0.5",1",2",3",4",4.5" 

3.  Then fold on each score line as below.  Decorate the panels marked with X and also decorate the back panel.

4.  Card should now look like below. Adhere d.s. tape to the 0.5" edges on the same side as you have attached the design paper. 

5.  Place the folded cardstock face down onto the back panel (i,e design papers together) remove the d,s, tape backing and adhere down so that the two edges on the left are together.
6.  Open out. Cardstock should look like below. 
7.  Turn over and bring the other edge of scored cardstock round to form the rest of the pillar and adhere the same as before. 

8.  Your card should now look like below with the back panel attached in the center of the pillar. 

9.  You can now finish your card as required.  

Version IV
This is a picture of a finished card using the design instructions to make. Very similar to the card above except the back panel is smaller and the pillar is adhered to the front and the  finished card will look like version I but with only one pillar.

1.  Cut cardstock 8" x 6" and score along the 8" length at 0.5",1.5",2.5" 3.5
2. Fold on the score lines the same as in version 1. Form the pillar in the same manner as instruction No 7. You can make the pillar to be on the left or on the right. Here I have made it on the left.  Decorate and finish card as required.