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Butterflies are Free

Fluttering Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up! | DIY Sympathy Greeting Card | by Barb Brimhall @ bzbstamper.com

I’ve been having to make way too many sympathy cards lately.   And when I need a sympathy card, I usually need it right then, which means it has to be a card than I can create in a jiffy.

After all, these are one of those type of cards that I like to spend more time on the inside than the outside.

For some reason, while I was making this card – which includes 1 embossing folder, 1 sentiment stamp, 1 Designer Paper and 1 ink pad — an old song “Butterflies are Free” was running through my head.  I can’t for the life of me remember where I heard that song (can anyone enlighten me?  Leave a comment below and help a girl out!)

This card went together very quickly – here’s the recipe:

Measurements:

  • Basic Gray Cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and 4″ x 5-1/4″)
  • Basic Black Cardstock (1″ x 5-1/4″)
  • Timeless Elegance Designer Paper (2″ x 5-1/4″)
  • Other:  4″ of ribbon, Scrap of Vanilla & Black for punches
  • Optional:  4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock for the inside of the card.
  1. Run the Basic Gray mat (4″ x 5-1/4″) through the Big Shot using the Fluttering Embossing Folder & layer onto folded card.
  2. Layer the Designer Paper onto the strip of Basic Black cardstock, leaving just a 1/4″ showing.  Layer this onto the left side of the embossed mat.
  3. Stamp the sentiment onto the scrap of vanilla cardstock using Black Memento ink.  Punch out using the Scallop Oval punch.
  4. Punch out an oval from the scrap of Basic Black cardstock using the Scallop Oval punch; cut length-wise (“hot dog” style) and layer each piece behind the Vanilla punched piece.
  5. Hand-cut a “tail” from each end of the Vanilla ribbon & adhere the ribbon to the back of the oval.  Add Dimensionals and adhere to the card to finish.

 

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Sympathy cards are never easy to make, but when you need one, you need one right then! This card is easy to assemble - check it out!

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