Monday, 14 December 2009

Last Stamp 'n' Chat for the Year!

Here's a pic of the cute card I made last week using the new Butterfly Prints stamp set and the stunningly bright Kaleidoscope paper. As you can see I cut a strip off the front of the card and used it as a belt / buckle / tuck in through a word window punch out.

And here it is again - this is the one that all of my lovely ladies made up as a make 'n' take on Friday night - all 14 of them!!!

Yes it was a big turnout but there was a very good reason.

We were fundraising for one of our sister Stampin' Up! demonstrators, Jan, who has also been a Stamp 'n' Chat customer all year. Jan and I are both in my sister, Christine's team, so we've all got to know each other well. Jan is very unwell at the moment, and funds are needed for accommodation in Sydney and a huge operation early next year. So Christine and I decided to make this last Stamp 'n' Chat a fundraiser for Jan and our customers were fabulous!!! We donated $275 to Jan on the night from class fees and raffle money and plan to have more fundraising days - much to our customers' delight.

Christine prepared some very pretty Christmas tags for the customers to make - I'm sure we used about 20 different punches on the night too! And I discovered I absolutely have to buy Winter Post! Every time I see the deer I fall in love again.


Anyway, here's how to make the gorgeous Butterfly card:

You need the following paper:

Whisper White - 6cm x 21cm - Stamp 2 butterflies and message and punch out.

Pattern - 6cm x 14cm - For front cover
Pattern - 10cm x 14cm - For inside (or you could use Whisper White).

Cardstock - 21cm x 14.8cm - Score at 10.5cm and fold to form card - then trim off piece 4cm x 14.8cm - and score at 9cm and fold to form buckle.

You can use a sponge dauber to burnish the edges in ink. Stick butterflies together with a single glue dot in the middle and use the pricker and mat to punch a hole through for the brad. Then stick the base butterfly to the card with dimensionals. Tie some ribbon and there you have a pretty buckle card. Hope you like it!

I was not the original designer of the Buckle / Belt card - if you know who is, please tell me so I can acknowledge their wonderful idea.


Michelle said...

Just Gorgeous, Jenny! Your instructions are fabulous, too, and I love the inspiration of the different colour combos.

Treasure Queen said...

Thanks Michelle - glad you like that card! I'm loving the new Kaleidoscope papers and the Urban Oasis too.