Thank You and Birthday Cards with Gingham Galore by Honeybee Stamps and Splendid by Paige Evans from American Crafts

My cards for today have that wonderful classic gingham pattern as a background (from Honey Bee Stamps) and some beautiful butterflies I fussy cut from some 12 x 12 pattern paper by Paige Evans from her Splendid collection with American Crafts. The cards are an a-typical size: 4.25″ by 6″.

As you can see from the photo above, I varied the background on two of the cards. You’ll see a brown “lacey” looking pattern behind the yellow and blue butterfly, I fussy cut all around the edges of brown lacey pattern on the yellow card but I did not on the blue one. The butterflies are beautiful, but to kick it up a notch, I used a Zig Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen to add some sparkle to them.

In addition, I used some Liquid Pearls to the centers of the flowers which appear on the butterflies wings.

The greetings were stamped with black ink using stamps from Amazon.

The oval background for the butterflies were cut using a Sizzix stamp and die set called “Layered Ovals.” which you can see in the photo below.

Since these cards are an a-typical size: 4.25″ by 6″, I used an app on my Android phone to find the proper measurements to make envelopes for them. It is an app by Stefan Steinborn called, “Envelope Punch Board Calculator” designed to be used with the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board. Just enter the size of the card you want to make an envelope for and it will give you the size of paper to start with and where to score.

You can see the envelope being made on the punch board below. Of course, you’ll have to cut the paper to the proper size before doing this step. You can see this process in the YouTube video below the photo.

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Honey Bee Stamps Gingham Galore Spring collection:

Paige Evans – Splendid Collection – 12 x 12 Paper Pad:

Paige Evans – Splendid Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Paper 3 with the butterflies:

Paige Evans – Splendid Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Paper 2 with the brown lacey pattern:

Sizzix Layered Ovals Dies and Stamps:

Neenah Creative Collection 12 x 12 Multicolor Cardstock:

Ranger Ink – Liquid Pearls – Dimensional Paint – White Opal:

WashiTape in multiple colors (gold, etc):

Wink of Stella Glitter Brush:

Greeting Stamps from Amazon by Outu:

We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board: Or

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