All Occasion Card

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner
All Occasion Card

While using the new die cutting system, I’ve made it a habit to create multiples of the same die-cut since I already have my machine out and in use. 

These multiples make putting together a card or two almost effortless, especially if you create them on the tail end of a layout project where you can put those leftover scraps of paper to use.  Everyone needs a stash of all-occasion greeting cards at his or her fingertips, yes?
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Instructions:

Cut white cardstock to 7” x 10”. Fold in half and crease the fold. You can get a crisp crease by using a bone-folding tool.  Place the folded card on your work surface so the fold is on your left and running vertically.

punch out butterflies

Punch a butterfly from gray cardstock using the butterfly pop-up punch.  

build the background of the card

To build the background of the card, cut light blue graph paper to 3” x 7” and adhere right-aligned to card front.  Cut purple tone-on- tone striped paper to 2” x 7” and slightly overlapping the left-edge of the light blue graph paper. In the remaining space close to the fold, adhere a ½” x 7” strip of neutral colored patterned paper. Cut 1 yard of baker’s twine, fold in half to create a double strand of twine, then wrap around the front flap of the card and tie into a bow.  Fold butterfly in half and adhere only the body of the butterfly to create dimension.

cut out embellishment

Use the Fuse Creativity System® to create the swirl embellishment by die-cutting wood veneer and letter pressing with dark plum ink.

Add embellishment to the card

Adhere to card front so it is flush with the right edge.

completed card

To finish the card, adhere a few small pre-made floral embellishments to the lower left corner of the widget.

Supply List

Cardstock (Bazzill)
Patterned Paper (Pebbles, Inc., Bo Bunny)
Grey Flower (May Arts)
Green Cabochon (SnapCrafty)
Ink: Clearsnap
Wood Veneer