This is another current-trend-card which I have seen in multiple places recently. I believe that the original idea came from Jenni Pauli, a European Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.
And here’s the inside:
Both my Mum and my Mother-in-Law received a similar card (this one is actually for my MIL), and they loved them. The comment that was passed on from my MIL was that it “is delightful”. So thanks for the inspiration, Jenni!
This particular card is slightly shallower than a standard A6 card, as it started off as an offcut (and I didn’t realise it was smaller until I made another one with the same sized panels!). The base is made from Crumb Cake cardstock, with Island Indigo and Whisper White panels. The ink used to stamp the Papillon Potpourri butterflies was also Island Indigo. The Designer Series Papers is from the Sweet Sorbet SaleABration paper pack which was available free with an order until Monday. I am really enjoying those papers and have lots of sheets to use!
The closure on the card was made with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch, and the card base was folded *after* the small tab was folded in. The width of the card at that point is a standard A6 card blank. Check out You Tube as there are loads of video tutorials on there of how to make these clever and pretty little cards.
The ribbon I used was actually from last year’s SaleABration set – the Sycamore Street ribbons and buttons pack, and it is Pool Party, which is another colour in the Sweet Sorbet paper pack. I love straightforward colour coordination!
The Happy Mother’s Day sentiment on the front of the card with the Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterflies in Island Indigo is from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set, and the “hello” is from Perfect Pennants. I like how you can mix and match loads of different stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! and still come up with a coherent overall card design. Such versatility is one of the best features of their offerings, and the fact that they are also top quality definitely does not hurt!
Why not come along and check it out for yourself?
Here’s one final image with the card all closed with the ribbon tied, to inspire you: