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Monday, 4 May 2020

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 256

The theme for this fortnight is Celebrations. That seems a little awkward at the time I'm writing this post as we're all supposed to be socially distancing or isolating, but I think it's actually quite appropriate in its way. When things are hard, it's important to remember the positive things, and in this case, the celebrations I'm thinking about are birthdays.

My son's partner has a birthday coming up, so I made a card for her.


Quite a long time ago - maybe as long as a couple of years ago, I ordered some things from Crafter's Companion, and a free gift was included in the order. That gift, a cut and emboss folder has languished in my craft room, still in its packaging ever since. On a whim, I got it out, and I have to say I rather like the effect. I think one of the reasons I haven't used it before is because I really prefer cards with a square format.

Anyway, the resulting cut really does make a card. All I've added is a lower layer, a die cut butterfly and a pre-printed sentiment. I'm struggling to remember the manufacturer of the butterfly die - I think I got it in The Range, and the brand was something like 'Tri-cut' and it came with some stamps. Anyway, the die produces that lovely, lacy butterfly, and the only issue is that you have to poke out all those pinhole pieces which do try to stay around even once they've been cut out.

And that's it. I do hope you can join us this time.

1 comment:

Kim x said...

Loving that butterfly Josephine. I know what you mean about stuff that you haven't touched yet, I seem to have loads of that, but it doesn't seem to stop me getting more lol.
Have a great week and stay safe.
Hugs Kimx

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