Friday, 6 March 2015

All-Day Craftathon Projects: Butterfly envelope pouch and note cards

This was the final project of my All-Day Craftathon, although I do still have one more to show you… just waiting for it to get properly light so I can take a photo!

I wanted to end on something a little simpler, as I knew people would be getting tired by this point, so this is a simple pouch with three very simple cards inside. It uses a lot of supplies, though, as you can see!

At the beginning of the day, when making this project, I’d already tipped off the ladies to die-cut all three sizes of butterfly in PerfectPlum when they were making this project, so everyone had a little head start. And several people had brought their own envelope punch board, which help things along, too. 

The DSP panel is sponged using Soft Sky and Wild Wasabi inks, for a gentle summery effect. 

To make a pouch or box using the envelope punch board, all you have to do is add a side seam, which you do by adding another crease. I think I explain it better in this post. We were restricted by the size of the cardstock for this one, so added a 3/4” side. The little notecards you can buy from SU are a size called “Gladstone” so we followed this line on the imperial measurements on the board. A demonstrator called Jan Burnett has done an excellent video on the topic, too - her project is a different size but the principle is the same. 

Inside we created three little cards in different colours. I don’t have the Butterfly Basics stamp set which co-ordinates with the dies, so to make the little butterflies more interesting, we embossed them using the Polka Dots embossing folder, then gently swiped them with the Silver Encore ink pad.

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