Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Butterfly Birthday card and matching bookmark

If you want to add a little something to a card, why not make a coordinating book mark to go with it.  A little extra touch that makes the card more special. 
My card starts with a base of Bashful Blue cardstock, followed by a layer of Midnight Muse, and then a Fancy Fan Embossed layer of Whisper White.   My frame was cut from the Designer Frames Folder and to this I sponged some Bashful Blue ink, and cut a piece of Old Olive cardstock to place in the bottom of the frame.  This was placed onto my card using dimensionals.  I then stamped and punched the two butterflies, and to their centers I added an additional Itty Bitty Punch Shape in Bashful Blue, and a small basic pearl.  Some Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Ribbon (the ribbon you can get for FREE this month with a $40 order) was tied around the two layers and then everything was placed onto my card base.  My birthday sentiment was stamped with Midnight Muse ink, punched out and placed directly onto the ribbon with Sticky Strip.
For my bookmark, I used Bashful Blue cardstock and cut one of the tags from the Two Tags Bigz Die using my Big Shot.  I also embossed this with the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, and added my butterfly.  Note - to make the bookmark, when you cut the tag, you need use a larger piece of cardstock and fold it in half, and when you cut it out, place the fold directly above the bottom score line so you do not cut out two tags, but instead have a fold so you have a bookmark that can be placed over your pages.

The following were used:
Cardstock:  Bashful Blue #105120, Midnight Muse #126843, Whisper White #100730, Old Olive #100702
Ink:  Midnight Muse #126860, Bashful Blue #126961
Stamp Sets:  Papillon Potpourri #123757 wood or #123759 clear, Petite Pairs #122495 wood or #122497 clear
Ribbon:  Midnight Mus 3/8" Stitched Satin #126847
Punches:  Elegant Butterfly #127526, Itty Bitty Shape Punch Pack #118309,  Large Oval #118755, 1 3/8" Circle #119860, 1 3/4" Circle #119850
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder #127751, Designer Frames Folders #123130, Two Tags Bigz Die #115954, Stamping Sponges #101610
Embellishment:  Pearl Basic Jewels #119247
Adhesive:  Dimensionals #104430, Snail #104332, Sticky Strip #104294


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