Saturday, 20 April 2013

Small Scale Simply Saturday - Viv

Hi everyone,
Beautiful spring-like matching cards, tags and bookmark from our talented guest designer Viv today. 
Love those little sets. They are quickly done, and it's so nice to have a matching set along with a present, don't you think? 
Why not let Viv know what you think of her samples in a comment below?

I first made three white card blanks using some textured card to measure 9 1/2 cm x 9 cm and used them tent fold. 
I stamped a  large butterfly on a matching piece of card ( approx 7 cm x 6 cm). I love how the stamp has writing on to add a bit of interest too. 
I used a Memory Box die to cut some tiny butterflies. I stuck four of the largest butterflies to the body of the large butterfly stamped earlier. 
I added two smaller butterflies to the middle of the other four. 
The last butterfly I coloured to match the large  butterfly and stuck that one to the centre of the large butterfly stamp. 
I added a clear gem ( coloured to match using a  Promarker pen),..... handy tip. 
I used small 3d pads to stick the butterfly topper to the main card. 
I used three nice bright Spring coloured inks to make three matching little cards. 
I am so temped to make three more now !


 I first printed a few sentiments onto some white textured card. 
I then cut it to (8 cm x 2 cm) and used a corner rounder to round  off the edges. 
I sponged some ink to add a bit of distressing to the edges. 
I punched a small hole for the ribbon and stuck a tiny butterfly to the tag ( after first colouring using more  ink to match). 
I coloured some narrow satin ribbon ( using same method
as  when colouring the gem) and added that to the tag. 
I made three tiny tags in all to match the cards.

I used three of the smaller butterfly stamps ( from same set as the large one used earlier) to stamp on to a piece of white card (13 cm x 4 cm.)
 I stamped a sentiment from the same butterfly set also. 
I rounded the corners again then inked the edges. 
I punched a hole and added some matching ribbon (coloured to match) 
I like the fact that you can have a card, a matching tag for a gift and even a bookmark as the gift itself maybe :)

Viv used
White texured card
Memory Box 'Butterfly delights'
Stamps: Woodware  clear stamp set 'Butterfly medley'
Inks Memento (Dandelion,Tangelo,New Sprout, Tuxedo black)

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See you tomorrow


  1. ooh these are gorgeous! I love butterflies and think sets of these would make lovely gifts xx

  2. Wonderful colours and great ideas

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Fabulous love the colours


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