Hi! I'm so excited to be a guest designer for CASology this week! I've just really enjoyed making CAS cards lately - because the rest of my house is not so CAS maybe! When I saw that this week's Cue Card was Three - I knew I wanted to do 3 butterflies... which is not that creative of me since I use these butterfly dies all the time.
I knew I wanted a touch of greenery in the background and I love Memory Box's Fresh Foliage but it was just a bit too much. So I just trimmed some stems and leaves off for a cleaner look. I was inspired by the tone on tone flowers in this week's Cutting Edge Card and the paper piercing. Instead of using a paper piercer though, I used my sewing machine to "sew" the edge of my panel but without the thread... much faster and more even than I could have done!
I hope you can play along! And thank you, Melissa, for having me as your guest designer!
Stamps: Verve Let It Be
Dies: SU Beautiful Wings and Memory Box's Fresh Foliage
Accessories: Baby Pearls and corner punch
P.S. I just thought I'd share quickly an organizing idea I had that has worked for me. I don't know about you but I die cut something, change my mind on the color or paper (usually several times), and end up with a pile of die cuts that don't get used for that particular card. But then I remembered I had these baseball card holders (bought for another purpose) and thought it would be perfect to organize my scraps. This way I can quickly see what I had already cut - most of the butterflies I used in today's cards were from my "scrap" die cuts! I used 1/8" Scor Tape to adhere my flimsy baseball card holders to a thick page divider to hold it up in my binder.
On the back side, I taped a larger pocket to hold bigger die cuts or backgrounds.
So can you tell I LOVE butterflies? :)
It's great for keeping all those extra letters or even parts of a card you are working on! Hope this helps you and thanks for reading all this long post. Have a great day!
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