Friday, August 1, 2014

Lavender Butterfly Thank You Card

©Michele Emerson-Roberts


I made this card for my “baby” sister as a small token of my thanks for everything she does for our parents--every day. After spending a week in Texas working side by side with her cleaning and rearranging our folks’ house, I’m reminded how much of a saint she is. 


Supplies:

  • Any of the Arnold Grummer paper making kits
  • Blender, small strainer, cello sponges and soft towels paper cutter, scissors, Score-Pal & bone folder, ruler, utility knife and cutting pad
  • Quick Grab™ Adhesive, double sided foam tape or foam dots
  • Scraps of lavender colored and white paper
  • White cardstock 8 ½ x 11” and scrap 2 ¾ x 1/14 (or whatever size to fit your choice of verbiage stamp)
  • Dies: CheeryLynn™ Butterflies
  • Butterflies and Flowers embossing folder
  • Spellbinders Grand Calibur™ Machine
  • Verbiage stamp
  • 12 “each of 1” sheer Lavender ribbon
  • ColorBox™ Chalk Ink pads in Lavender Blue
  • ColorBox™ Stylist handle with white foam tips
  • Pastel multi colored sidewalk chalks

Directions:

  1. Follow the direction for paper making and casting found in any of the Arnold Grummer paper making kits or books to create a sheet of medium colored lavender handmade paper. (Or use some of the left over handmade paper from the Lavender Roes Box.)
  2. When the paper is dry, use the butterfly dies to cut one large and two small butterflies.
  3. Cut the white card stock cut at an angle 11” long, 5 ½” on the left and 3” on the right (this will make two cards.) Use the embossing folder to emboss the card.
  4. Score from the left at 4” and 7 ¾”.  Fold the card on the score lines.
  5. Lightly apply the pastel sidewalk chalks to the embossed areas of the card.
  6. Stamp the verbiage onto the small white piece of card stock with Lavender Blue Chalk ink.
  7. Use the Stylist™ and tip to apply Lavender Blue Chalk ink to the edge of the card and verbiage piece and the three butterflies.
  8. Use foam tape to attach the verbiage to the bottom of the card. Cut a small slit at the right hand fold, insert the ribbon and tie a bow. Attach the three butterflies with Beacon QuickGrab™ Adhesive.

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