Butterflies in a box

I am the first to admit I am not very consistent on the blogging scene. Sometimes I am on a roll, and blogging happens except other times I just kind of fall off the consistent wagon and I don’t get a chance to. I guess that is some indication of my crazy busy life, we all know what that is like, right?

I found some time today to sit and finally log into my blog to show you a beautiful project I recently made for a friend’s 50th birthday. I loved creating this card so much that I decided to use this in my May card class as our fancy fold. My monthly card classes include three cards usually one of them is a fancy fold.

I used two of the new 2021-2023 in colours, Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent with the Pansy Petals DSP. This paper is just so gorgeous, I thought it was the perfect choice to go with my butterflies. I used Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia, Mint Macaron, Pool Party, Polished Pink and So Saffron blends to add colour to my butterflies.

Butterflies are adhered using glue dots and strips of window sheet.

Some small strips of window sheet and glue dots makes it easy to layer the butterflies into position. What I love about this style of a card is not only is it 3D impressive, it is also able to fold flat into an envelope! Ready to pop into the post.

Card folds flat ready to pop into the post.

You might be wondering, “but where do you write on this card?” I also have that covered. On the back is a section where you can write your message.

Back view of card where you write your message.

Despite first looks, this card is quite simple to make. Some great instructions can be viewed on Di Barnes blog if you click here. I do hope you will give this fancy fold a try. I would love to see what you make! It is so much fun watching it come together. One of my new class members was totally wowed by the cards we made. Remember that feeling when you first stamped that first stamp or cut that first die cut? I remember that totally awesome feeling! It is so so much fun and I would love to see you join me at my next class, message me for details.

On the blogging front, I will try to keep blogging when I can, life doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. If you read my blog and want me to blog more, let me know! I am always more encouraged to do something when I get engagement. I love reading your comments.

My craft desk looks way too tidy and lonely for my liking today so I best get back to designing for the next lot of classes.

I hope the week includes something fun for you too!

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