Card: Congratulations On Your New Home

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Spring is in the air and all around me I am seeing pink and white blossoms in the trees. I love how the petals drift to the ground and flutter about with the slightest breeze... like tiny pink butterflies dancing in the sunshine only to once again land softly on the newly greening grass. Hence my inspiration for today's card.

Here are some of the components I used in my card "recipe" but of course you could modify the design and use whatever supplies you currently have.

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock and some pink patterned paper from my stash.
Ink: Blossom by Close To My Heart
Stamp: Many Congratulations (C1693 by Close To My Heart)
Tools: Cricut Cuttlebug, butterfly die, Clear Super Fine Embossing Powder, Craft Heater, and pearl embellishments from my stash.

1. First I cut a piece of the white cardstock to 4" x 5.25". Then, using my Cricut Cuttlebug I die cut three butterflies out of the center of it. (Save the white butterflies for another project.)

2. Attach a strip of decorative patterned paper behind the butterflies so the paper shows through.

3. Stamp and heat emboss the chosen sentiment on the cardstock so as to compliment the butterflies.

4. Glue/attach a few pearls (or your embellishment of choice) around the stamping and die cut butterflies.

5. Make a card base using the white cardstock cut to 11" x 4.25".

6. Score the card base in the middle at 5.5".

7. Using the same butterfly die, cut four butterflies from another piece of matching decorative patterned paper (these are for the inside of the card and one for the envelope).

8. Glue the butterflies on the inside flap of the card.

9.  Stamp the sentiment (I used the same one as was on the front of the card) inside the card base.

10. Attach the top piece to the card base (I used foam tape for this step to give the card a bit more dimension).

11.  Glue the last butterfly on the envelope.

And that is all there is to it! A delicate card inspired by spring blossoms dancing on the wind. 

Thank you for taking time to read my blog. If you have any questions on the supplies or methods used in the making of this card please leave me a comment below. Also, feel free to leave a comment just to say "hi" and let me know you visited.

Happy Paper Crafting,