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Golden Elegance: Nordic Spectacular Butterfly
by Jyoti Adhikar

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Welcome to a crafting adventure filled with elegance and charm!  Jyoti here and in today's showcase, we'll explore the beauty of the Nordic Spectacular Butterfly die set and its transformative effect on three exquisite cards. Join us as we dive into the creative process behind each design, unveiling the magic of foiling, embossing, and die-cutting. Get ready to be inspired by the radiant allure of gold and the timeless grace of butterflies!

Card 1: "Gilded Opulence"

Die-cutting the Butterfly

Let's begin by die-cutting three shades of yellow cardstock using the Nordic Spectacular Butterfly die set. Alternate the colors for each layer of the butterfly when you assemble to create the bright eye catching butterfly.

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Foil Background

Utilize the Deco Diamond hot foil plate to add a touch of opulence to a white cardstock panel. Foil the intricate pattern with gold hot foil, creating a luxurious backdrop for the butterfly.

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Assembling the Card

Adhere the foiled background onto an A2 card front using liquid glue then position the butterfly elegantly in the top center. I used one layer of foam tape for the bottom wings but doubled it for the upper two wings.

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Sentiments and Detail

Complete the design by adding the sentiment luscious "Hugs" beneath the butterfly, die-cut from two shades of yellow cardstock. Then enhance the card's allure by adding yellow pearls of varying sizes, scattering them delicately across the design for a final touch of refinement.

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Card 2: "Radiant Kindness"

Foil Background

Create a dazzling background using the Leaf and Tendril hot foil plate on white cardstock. Foil the intricate design with gold foil, infusing the card with radiant warmth and elegance.

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Butterfly Elegance

Center the Nordic Spectacular Butterfly atop the foiled background, allowing its beauty to shine amidst the golden accents.

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Sentiment and Shine

Foil the sentiment "You Are So Kind" onto black cardstock using the Modest Greetings 2 set. Cut the sentiment into a strip and place it gracefully atop the butterfly, completing the card with a message of warmth and gratitude.

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Final Flourish

Add a scattering of yellow pearls to the design, enhancing its radiance and adding a touch of whimsy to the overall composition.

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Card 3: "Whimsical Charm"

Embossed Background

Create a whimsical backdrop using the Perfect Poinsettias 3D Embossing Folder on white cardstock. Emboss the delicate pattern to add texture and charm to the card's design.

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Butterfly Focal Point

Position the final Nordic Spectacular Butterfly in the center of the embossed background, allowing its vibrant hues to pop against the intricate texture. 

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Sentimental Note

Foil the sentiment "Just a Note" from the Modest Greetings 2 set onto a strip of cardstock. Place it gracefully over the butterfly, adding a heartfelt message to the card's recipient.

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Finishing Touch

Complete the card's whimsical charm by adorning it with yellow pearls, adding a playful yet elegant flourish to the design.

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There you have it – three stunning cards crafted with the Nordic Spectacular Butterfly die set! Now it's your turn to choose your favorite. Do you prefer the gilded opulence of Card 1, the radiant kindness of Card 2, or the whimsical charm of Card 3? Let us know in the comments below, and don't forget to follow us for more crafting inspiration!

Hugs,

Jyoti

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Golden Elegance: Nordic Spectacular Butterfly
by Jyoti Adhikar

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Welcome to a crafting adventure filled with elegance and charm!  Jyoti here and in today's showcase, we'll explore the beauty of the Nordic Spectacular Butterfly die set and its transformative effect on three exquisite cards. Join us as we dive into the creative process behind each design, unveiling the magic of foiling, embossing, and die-cutting. Get ready to be inspired by the radiant allure of gold and the timeless grace of butterflies!

Card 1: "Gilded Opulence"

Die-cutting the Butterfly

Let's begin by die-cutting three shades of yellow cardstock using the Nordic Spectacular Butterfly die set. Alternate the colors for each layer of the butterfly when you assemble to create the bright eye catching butterfly.

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Foil Background

Utilize the Deco Diamond hot foil plate to add a touch of opulence to a white cardstock panel. Foil the intricate pattern with gold hot foil, creating a luxurious backdrop for the butterfly.

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Assembling the Card

Adhere the foiled background onto an A2 card front using liquid glue then position the butterfly elegantly in the top center. I used one layer of foam tape for the bottom wings but doubled it for the upper two wings.

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Sentiments and Detail

Complete the design by adding the sentiment luscious "Hugs" beneath the butterfly, die-cut from two shades of yellow cardstock. Then enhance the card's allure by adding yellow pearls of varying sizes, scattering them delicately across the design for a final touch of refinement.

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Card 2: "Radiant Kindness"

Foil Background

Create a dazzling background using the Leaf and Tendril hot foil plate on white cardstock. Foil the intricate design with gold foil, infusing the card with radiant warmth and elegance.

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Butterfly Elegance

Center the Nordic Spectacular Butterfly atop the foiled background, allowing its beauty to shine amidst the golden accents.

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Sentiment and Shine

Foil the sentiment "You Are So Kind" onto black cardstock using the Modest Greetings 2 set. Cut the sentiment into a strip and place it gracefully atop the butterfly, completing the card with a message of warmth and gratitude.

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Final Flourish

Add a scattering of yellow pearls to the design, enhancing its radiance and adding a touch of whimsy to the overall composition.

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Card 3: "Whimsical Charm"

Embossed Background

Create a whimsical backdrop using the Perfect Poinsettias 3D Embossing Folder on white cardstock. Emboss the delicate pattern to add texture and charm to the card's design.

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Butterfly Focal Point

Position the final Nordic Spectacular Butterfly in the center of the embossed background, allowing its vibrant hues to pop against the intricate texture. 

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Sentimental Note

Foil the sentiment "Just a Note" from the Modest Greetings 2 set onto a strip of cardstock. Place it gracefully over the butterfly, adding a heartfelt message to the card's recipient.

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Finishing Touch

Complete the card's whimsical charm by adorning it with yellow pearls, adding a playful yet elegant flourish to the design.

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There you have it – three stunning cards crafted with the Nordic Spectacular Butterfly die set! Now it's your turn to choose your favorite. Do you prefer the gilded opulence of Card 1, the radiant kindness of Card 2, or the whimsical charm of Card 3? Let us know in the comments below, and don't forget to follow us for more crafting inspiration!

Hugs,

Jyoti

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Thyme for Spring
by Michele K. Henderson

IMG_5092-wmHello Friends,

Spring has begun to sneak in, and it's about time! These sweet little bunnies are waiting for spring, and all the marvelous goodies that go with it, like flower pots blooming with fresh herbs and treats. I created this fresh spring card featuring the new Thoughtful Bunny Duo from the Poppystamps Spring collection. Take a look!

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I began with a crisp white card base and added a background panel of some pattern paper I had in my stash, pretty pastel pink with rose gold foil lines that look like roses. I cut the Thoughtful Bunny Duo out of white paper with the background ear pieces in pink. How cute are those little noses?

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I cut the flower pots from Nordic Flower Pots and Stems in a fresh green, and added them to the card. The sentiment "Thyme for Spring" from the Spring Banners Clear Stamp Set was stamped and cut and added underneath the flower pots. The Thoughtful Bunny Duo was adhered with foam pop dots which gave them a little dimension against the pretty pots. The pastel colors make everything seem fresh and light.

 

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These Spring bunnies are ready for a sweet treat!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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Love Note
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends,

Love is in the air this month, so let's send a little love note with the Large Stitched Envelope and Postage, made with charming patterned paper from the Memory Box Cottage Meadow Paper Pack collection. I started with a card base cut from the Cottage Meadow pack that positioned the florals in the upper right hand corner. I cut the envelope in a coordinating pattern and folded it into the cutest little floral surprise.

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Once the base and envelope were complete, I cut a selection of flowers from the Nordic Flower Heads in shades of pink and yellow. I added a small pink heart from the Scalloped Pinpoint Hearts, and a few tiny hearts from the Hearts Shining Arch in bright, coordinating colors.

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The real star of my love note card are the pretty bird couple I created from the Nordic Bird Bunch, one of my favorite new sets from the Poppystamps latest release. I cur them in bright yellow, with the wings in black, white, and pale yellow. Every time I see them, I think about the very earliest birds of spring that I would see growing up in Wisconsin, the bright yellow finches circling around the hanging feeders. I love the details in these tiny dies.

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After everything was cut, I arranged it all on my card and topped it off with a few fairy gemstones. My cheery little love note is ready to go.

Thank you all so much for joining us today!

 

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Nordic Crown Flower
by Birgit Norton

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Hello Poppystamps friends!  Birgit here with you today, sharing a card I made using the delightful Nordic Crown Flower.  I am so in love with these beautiful Nordic designs!!   Here's how I made my card.

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I started by cutting the Nordic Crown Flower out of light pink, dark pink and gold for the flower petals and a soft green color using the stem and leaf die.  I assembled three flowers, alternating the color layers.

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Next, I cut the Double Scalloped Stitched Frame and the largest of the Scallop Pinpoint Hearts out of white cardstock.  

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I backed the Scalloped Stitched Frame using a piece of Anemone Plaid 6x6 paper and mounted it to the front of an A2 sized card base.  

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I then glued the flower onto the Scallop Pinpoint Heart and centered it onto the card front.  Just look at that wonderful dimension!

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I finished the card off using some soft pink Pastel Fairy Jewels.

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So simple, but very sweet!  

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Springtime Sparklers
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Poppystamps Friends!

It's time for a little spring sparkle with a pretty little Nordic Fancy Blossom and Small Stained Glass Butterflies created with glitter paper. Take a look!

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I love the charming, oval shapes of the new Nordic Fancy Blossoms die. They remind me of a tiny snowdrop crocus pushing it way through the last little bit of melting snow. I started with a bright pink card base background, and then cut pieces of the flower and the butterflies in pieces of glitter and shiny white.

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When I first began playing with my card design, I thought I would use both Nordic Fancy Blossoms from the set, and add one butterfly and a heart. But the more I played around with the layout, I finally decided on one flower as the counterpoint, and two pretty butterflies in the sky. I added a few glitter inlays in the butterfly wings to really bring out the sparkle.

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I used shades of glittery pink, coral, white, bronze, and gold to add a few curly twigs and leaves to my small shiny bloom. It turned out so fresh and bright, and I love how cheerful it makes me feel. A few tiny Fairy Jewels add the perfect finishing touch.

 

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