L is for a Lever Fun Fold with Butterfly Basics

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series.  Today I have a Lever Card for you. Spring is in the air and we released our butterflies at school today.  My Pre-K students love this every year!  We’ve watched them change from caterpillars to butterflies and now it was time to let them go. I was drawn to the Butterfly Basics stamp set for my fun fold card today.

Stampin Up Happy Birthday fun fold lever card using Butterfly Basics stamp set and Butterflies Thinlits. For more fun fold card ideas and inspiration visit www.juststampin.com

I decided to use one of the new In Colors, Lemon Lime Twist, to go with the letter of the day.  I really didn’t think I was going to like this color but, after pairing it with black with last month’s Paper Pumpkin and now with Dapper Denim, it is really growing on me. I think sometimes it just takes the right color combination.  I often get asked how I choose the colors.  Most of the time I get my inspiration from clothing, bedding, home decor, magazines, HGTV, or our Designer Series Paper packs. For this card I chose the colors from the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper.  I love the way the paper packs have the coordinating colors printed right on the pack.  Makes it so easy!  I used the DSP to cut my butterfly from the Butterflies Thinlits. I cut another butterfly from vellum using the Bold Butterfly Framelits and adhered the two with glue dots.

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Then I pulled the colors from the DSP to make the card.  The card base is Lemon Lime Twist cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.  I cut a piece of 5 x 6 Very Vanilla for the inside and scored it at 2 and 4.  I used the Layering Squares Framelits to cut a square out of the front of my card.

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I also used the Layering Squares Framelits to cut 3 squares the colors of my butterfly.  I stamped the top layer using the fern from the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set and Lemon Lime Twist Ink. I stamped the inside and front of my card using sentiments from this set and Dapper Denim Ink.

Next, I applied adhesive to the back of the inside sentiment panel only and adhered it to the inside of the card.  Then I closed the card and applied adhesive just where the inside piece peeks through the front and attached the layered squares inside the square.

I attached the butterfly with some glue dots and added a few rhinestones. This card sits nice on a desk or shelf.  I also like that there’s a nice panel to sign the card.

Stampin Up Happy Birthday fun fold lever card using Butterfly Basics stamp set and Butterflies Thinlits. For more fun fold card ideas and inspiration visit www.juststampin.com

Here’s a short video showcasing the Butterfly Basics and Butterfly Thinlits Dies. *This is an older video.  She uses the magnetic plate and wax paper to cut out the butterfly die.  I highly recommend the Precision Base Plate and the thin die adapter.  I was able to cut my butterfly out easily just running it through the Big Shot once.  Much easier with better results!!!

She made some adorable cards with this stamp set and dies and you can too!  If you would like to purchase any of the materials I used on my card today, please Click HERE to visit my online store.

Stampin Up Happy Birthday fun fold lever card using Butterfly Basics stamp set and Butterflies Thinlits. For more fun fold card ideas and inspiration visit www.juststampin.com

Stamp Set: Butterfly Basics  Inks: Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim  Papers: Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim, Very Vanilla, Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, Vellum  Tools & Accessories: Butterflies Thinlits Dies, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Have a Lovely Day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Guest Stamper Showcasing The Eastern Palace Suite

When I went to Massachusetts for Easter I stayed with my sister Cindy.  She is a great cook, lots of fun to be around, and super talented!!! (She’s the one who made me the beautiful spring wreath for my front door.)  She has a beautiful home with a breathtaking view of the water and an awesome craft room! Needless to say I felt like I was at a resort being pampered.

My pre-order arrived just before I left so I packed the box with the new Eastern Palace Premier Bundle (and some other new product) and we had so much fun creating! Yesterday I shared 3 of the cards I made using the Eastern Palace Suite. (If you missed that post you can click HERE.) Today I am sharing 2 cards my sister made using this suite. Here is a photo of her creating her projects.

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Here’s the first card she made.

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She started with the NEW Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock which will be in the new annual catalog June 1st (or you can get it for FREE with the Eastern Palace Premier Bundle in May). She used 2 different patterns of the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper cut at 2 x 5 1/4 each. We both agree that our favorite NEW In Color is Tranquil Tide…it is gorgeous!!  Unfortunately, I could not order the new ribbon just yet but that didn’t stop her…she used the White Organza Ribbon (which I am sad to say is retiring) and dyed it using the Tranquil Tide ink and a sponge dauber.  (You can click HERE to see one of my very first blog posts showcasing this technique.) She stamped the sentiment from the Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set and cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  (I love the way Stampin’ Up! designs products to work together!) She adhered the sentiment to the Eastern Medallion Thinlit Die using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I love this font and sentiment!

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What a simple and elegant card!

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She stepped it up with her second card and made a fun gate fold card.

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The card base is Dapper Denim cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 2 1/8 on each end. The Designer Series Paper measures 2 x 5 3/8.  She cut several dies from the Eastern Medallion Thinlit Dies and layered then on a piece of Very Vanilla and Dapper Denim. She tied a simple knot with Very Vanilla Ribbon to hold the tassel and attached it to the center with a glue dot. It reminds me of a door knocker…perfect for a gate fold card!

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The center panel is adhered to the card base with Fast Fuse along the left side only to allow the card to open from the center.

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This card could be used for just about any occasion!

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I would love it if you left a comment for my sister.  Her cards really showcase the versatility of this bundle. Remember, Stampin’ Up! is offering two different options available for you to purchase from May 1st  – 31st and both come with FREE product. Whether you are a beginning crafter or an avid crafter, Stampin’ Up! has a bundle for you!

Eastern Palace preorder

Click HERE to view and print the flyer.

  • The starter bundle (147196, $60.50) includes FREE Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes
  • The premier bundle (147207, $103.50) includes FREE Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes & NEW Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (8.5 x 11).
  • BOTH bundles include THREE of the NEW 2017-2019 In Color Ink Pads: Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Introducing the Eastern Palace Suite

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I am excited to share you with a NEW Stampin’ Up! Suite that will be available to purchase on May 1st (that’s just 1 week from today)!  The Eastern Palace Suite is gorgeous!  I love the font in the stamp set and the dies are so versatile! The bundle features 3 of the new In Colors and the Designer Series Paper is so pretty!   As a demonstrator, I was able to pre-order this beautiful set. I created these 3 cards using pieces from the Premier Bundle.

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The card base and Designer Series Paper is the new In Color, Tranquil Tide (my favorite).

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This card base is also a new In Color, Fresh Fig. So rich looking!

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I also made coordinating envelopes using the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper.

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Stampin Up Eastern Palace Suite all occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I LOVE the polka dot pattern and color combination!!!!

Stampin Up Eastern Palace Suite all occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can click HERE for the directions to make these cards.

There will be two different options available for you to purchase from May 1st  – 31st and both come with FREE product. Whether you are a beginning crafter or an avid crafter, Stampin’ Up! has a bundle for you!

Eastern Palace preorder

Eastern Palace bundle

Eastern Beauty Stamp set

Click HERE to view and print the flyer.

Click below to view a short video showcasing the products in the Eastern Palace Suite.

What do you think of the new colors and patterns in this suite? Check out my Special Offer (below) with the purchase of the Premier Bundle!

Check back tomorrow to meet my Guest Stamper and see 2 cards she created using the Eastern Palace Suite.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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