I thought the title for today was perfect since it is a mash up for the Crazy About You Stamp Set and Papillion Potpourri Stamp Set! Also, you know how much I love butterflies!!! This card was inspired by one of the Make and Takes at Spring Into Stamping which I attended a few weeks ago (Check that out here!)! The fabulous Julie Davison is the creator of our Make and Takes and she really wowed us this year! I love how simple and fabulous the front is but then you open it up and…..WOW!
How fabulous is that??? I love when the inside is decorated too! It just pulls it all together to make a beautiful card and has such a WOW factor!!!! Love it!!!!
To get started, I have a card base of Blackberry Bliss measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. The front was decorated with the Crazy About You leaves and then the Papillion Potpourri butterflies! I punched out the butterflies with the Bitty Butterfly Punch and the circle is the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch! The greeting is from the Crazy About You Stamp Set as well. I love how there are so many different greetings in that stamp set that you can mix and match with!!! Now for the inside, you will need a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 3-3/8″ x 9-1/2″ and score along the 9-1/2″ side at 1″, 2-3/4″, and 4-1/2″. This is what gives you that center pop-up piece! Fold on all of the score lines so you have a mountain at the top and then slide in your 2-1/2″ Circle Punch halfway and punch on that fold line. Using a Mini Glue Dot or Fast Fuse, adhere your Window Sheet (1/2″ x 3-1/4″) to the sides of your circle. Now you can attach this to the inside of your card. Make sure that the fold is on the fold of your card base! I noticed it seems to close better if you don’t have it tight in that fold and instead space the lower portion of the white down a little bit (small smidge) from that center card fold and the top portion up a small smidge from the center card fold. I hope that makes sense! 🙂 Once that is placed inside your card, you can adhere your butterflies. I used the bigger butterfly for the inside and punched it out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch! I just used regular Snail adhesive to adhere the butterflies to the front and back of the Window Sheet! I stamped the leaves from the Crazy About You Stamp Set in the lower corner of my Whisper White. For the Lost Lagoon piece (3-3/8″ x 5″) at the top, I stamped butterflies randomly all over in Lost Lagoon and then adhered it on, covering that top Whisper White lip.
Here is the original card that was created at Spring Into Stamping. It used the Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set! I love the original but didn’t have that stamp set so I had to modify! 🙂 Do you like to modify samples that you see or copy exactly what it looks like? Let me know in the comments below!