Wednesday 18 September 2013

Getting punchy with Papillon Potpourri

Have you noticed that it's get well week on my blog this week?! It seems I'm not the only one with get well wishes on my mind as the challenge over at ATCAS this week is 'Get Well' too! I've made a simple CAS design with one or two fun details - come and see:

The card is 10cm square but has had a centimetre removed from the bottom of the front flap. I marked the centre of the card and, pushing the punch as high as it would go, punched a butterfly out of the card front. It's easy to use that one as a guide when punching the other butterflies either side. I pasted a square of Crisp Cantaloupe core'dinations card stock underneath so that it makes a lovely textured border...

... and when you open the card, the inside flap is an expanse of delicious colour. But that's not all!

I stamped some solid butterflies on some scrap card stock, added the detail image over the top in a darker ink and punched them out with the same Bitty Butterfly punch. When they were attached over the punched areas on the card front, you just get a glimpse of the textured cardstock below.

I love a stamp set that coordinates with a punch and it's even better when a stamp set has more than one matching punch - like Papillon Potpourri, the set I'm using today. And even better than that when the stamp set and one of its coordinating punches has 15% discount until the end of the month! Click here for more information.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Hopeful Thoughts (sentiment)
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe core'dinations, scrap of Early Espresso
Other: Bitty Butterfly and Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punches, stamp-a-majig

Stampin up online shop, shopping with Vicky Hayes at Crafting Clares paper moments

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And as a special thank you for shopping with me, you'll get a free gift and a handmade card when you place your first online order with me during September.

It looks as if I might need another get well card as my poor daughter sounds as if she's coming down with something. She's still quite chirpy though, despite a very sore throat, and made me laugh by describing her voice as 'so husky it could pull a dog sled'!

See you tomorrow,


  1. This card would cheer anyone anyone up Vicky it gorgeous


  2. This is sure to cheer someone up. It's absolutely wonderful.

    Sarn xxx

  3. Vicky - this is super sweet! Not sure I'd want to recover if it meant receiving cards like this ;) x

  4. Such a sweet card. Hope your daughter feels better soon. I always get ill in September, it's a back-to-school tradition! xxxx

  5. This is gorgeous, another I will have to case in some way.

  6. Beautiful Vicky-I think this might just be my very favourite of all your cards :)
    Gorgeous colours and what a fabulous way to use the butterflies.
    Hope your daughter feels better soon-I have a Rudolph nose and rose red cheeks at the moment,not a very flattering look I have to say!
    Have a good weeek,Nessa xxx

  7. Gorgeous Vicky. Love that touch of colour. That stamp set and punch is a favourite with me.

    Kat xx

  8. What a wonderful technique and a lovely collection of get well cards here on your blog!

  9. This is such a pretty card, and a brilliant technique. One I shall have to try as I love the effect it gives. xx

  10. Love the dual butterfly effect -- fabulous card! Thanks for joining in with ATCAS~


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