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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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Belly Rubs
by Rachel Duong

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Hi to all! It's Rachel here with an adorable card full of puppy love! I used the Poppystamps "Holiday Corgi" and the "Playful Pups" dies. Do you like the corgi's sweater?!

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To create this card I die cut the dogs using scraps of grey, light grey and white. I colored the eyes and noses with a black Sharpie fine tip marker.

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I chose a green plaid from the Memory Box "Anemone Plaid" paper pad and die cut the sweater. Next I die cut the sentiment in Memory Box "Stormy Blue". Then I die cut the "Nordic Floral Plate" in a buttery cream cardstock for the background. I die cut blue, green and grey from the same plate to use pieces to embellish the background.

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Glue all the pieces together. The cream base goes on a white card base. Then the embellishments, the dogs, and the sentiment.

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Finally, I added Stickles glitter glue to the little hearts on the sentiment. Awesome!

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I hope you love this adorable card. I had a wonderful time creating it. I am excited to try making dogs in so many other colors. Until next time, take care and stay healthy!

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Using a Die Cut as a Stencil
by Sphoorti

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The 2574 Scandinavian Snowflake Plate craft die has quickly become my favorite from the Poppystamps 2023 Christmas release — I just can't get enough of it! I've featured it in posts where I've used it as originally intended, such as for the Cool Yule Challenge. Additionally, there have been posts where I've taken a more unconventional approach, like using it for the Sparkling New Year Challenge. Now, I'm excited to share a post where I demonstrate a completely different use for this stunning die – as a stencil!

 

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I started by adhering some washi tape to some thick card stock. Then, I cut a few die cuts from the 2574 Scandinavian Snowflake Plate craft die. The reason I used the washi tape was to get a slick surface off of which I could easily wipe off any ink or texture paste. 

 

 

I used the washied-diecut to stencil some backgrounds using my favorite Distress Inks. Subsequently, I applied clear texture paste from Ranger, coating the stenciled area with it. Another stenciled area received the same treatment with glitter paste, though I've yet to finalize it into a card. I'll be sure to share it with you when I finish them up.

 

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Upon discovering a section with accidental ink, I opted for a square card instead of the standard A2 size.

 

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Considering I lacked a tag for a gift intended for our thoughtful neighbors, I decided to repurpose it into a tag-card. I punched a hole through the card and threaded some elastic gold thread.

 

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To finish, I cut out multiple joy sentiments, layering them for a chipboard-like texture, topped it off with one using some silver foiled card stock from the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad and affixed it to the card. The joy sentiment isn't available anymore, so I've provided a link to a similar sentiment in the supplies list. 

 

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Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Would you want to remake this card? Would you do anything differently? Let us know in the comments below! We love to hear from you!

Thank you for visiting!

Love,

Sphoorti

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Love U
by Rachel Duong

Hi! It's Rachel here sharing a Valentine card using the beautiful Poppystamps "Nordic Fancy Blossoms" and the "Scallop Pinpoint Hearts".  Soft pinks, sage and mustards may seem like an unlikely palette but it's fun to try something new and change up the traditional colors. This card creation is a little bit delicate and a little bit vintage with a whole lot of flair!

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To create this card, I began with "Nordic Fancy Blossoms" and chose 3 shades of yellows from the Memory Box "Sunny Orange Collection" cardstock pack. Next I cut the stems from the Memory Box "Lush Green" collection. I used the green to diecut letters L,V, E and U from the "Marzipan Alphabet" set. I die cut the "Scallop Pinpoint Hearts" and the L, V and E letters with the Memory Box "Berry Red" and the "Vibrant Violet" collections paper pack.

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As I combined the petals, I decided I wanted to add some glitter to give it some extra pizazz. I grabbed the Memory Box "Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad" shimmering cardstock and die cut the middle layers of the blossoms. 

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I also die cut the border of the smaller heart and the "U" in the same pink glitter cardstock.

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I found the perfect patterned paper for the background from the  Memory Box "Poinsettia Garland" paper pad.  It's a Christmas release but there are many papers that can be used for other occasions.

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I love the gold foil paired with the glitter, awesome!

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Arranging the pieces together, finding just the right design, I adhered it to the floral background and then onto a pale pink cardstock base. 

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I hope this card might have sparked some crafty ideas for you. Here's hoping you have lots of fun designing Valentine's Day cards. Poppystamps has so many gorgeous dies to create with, please check out their latest release of Nordic designs. Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

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Challenge Reminder #112 Sparkly New Year
by Meghan Kennihan

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I hope your New Year is off to a great start! I'm here with a reminder to join the Poppy Stamps January Challenge Sparkly New Year.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Do you have a New Year's Resolution?
A: Me? No, but I help people with their health and fitness resolutions!
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I used the Poppy Stamps Scandiavian Snowflake Plate Die for my background mounted on silver glitter paper from the Festive Glitter 6x6 Paper Pad for that extra sparkle.
Final_6My central image are the Nordic Bears in the Poppy Stamps Snowglobe Bases and Simple Rings. I finished my card with the sentiments from the Poppy Stamps Christmas Banners Stamp and Die Set.
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