Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Butterflies for Mother's Day

In thinking ahead to Mother's Day, I created a simple card to send love to Mum on the wings of Poppystamp's newest butterflies.

Poppystamps Cheviot Butterfly die [1024]
Poppystamps Delaney Butterfly die [1028]
Poppystamps Longier Stem die [1012]

This is a simple card to make.  Simply cut out three Cheviot butterfly backs and three Delaney Butterfly outlines.  I glued them together and set aside.
Next, cut out the Longier Stemp on the top, reverse the direction and cut along the bottom.  Be sure to keep the stems that are cut out. 
Glue the purple cardstock to the cardbase.  Then glue the Longier stems back into the place they were cut out.  Then adhere the butterflies across the middle of the card.
Your greeting can go inside and it can be for Mother's Day or Hello or Birthday or whatever you like!

A Sunny Thank You

I created this card featuring PoppyStamps dies as a sunny thank you card for a dear friend.

The sentiment for this card is a sticker and is basically the equivalent to "Thank you very much".  And while it is past Easter, it is still Spring so I added a sweet little bunny in the corner by the tree.  I used one of the two bunnies in Bunny Buddies and reversed it.
The tree is my favorite Viva Tree with a bug haircut (so to speak). I trimmed off the majority of the branches and leaves, leaving enough to glue on pink and purple Brighton flowers.

Need a way to use up some yellow scraps of paper?  Use them to create the look of lights in windows.  A little bit of scissor work to get them to fit just right and a glue pen will light up your card. 
This card could easily be used a a Home Sweet Home sentiment to welcome someone into their new home or placed on a bluish background and cut out clouds from PoppyStamps Dies, perhaps some balloons embellishments or balloons cut out by hand for a sunny hello or get well soon.
PoppyStamps Fresh Cut Grass Die [1016]
PoppyStamps Brevilla Houses [1009]
PoppyStamps Brighton Flower Border [1012]
PoppyStamps Classic Ribbons [1005]
PoppyStamps Viva Tree [901]
PoppyStamps Bunny Buddies [998]

Scissors, adhesives, cardstock, greeting and protractor [for the sun] or something else to trace or cut a sun.  Enjoy your Sunday and make something to brighten someone's day with PoppyStamps Die Cuts.