Follow Your Dreams

This is a multi-page card I made for a co-worker when she found a new job.  The base was made from a piece of 12″ x 12″ black cardstock cut in half to form two 6″ x 12″ pieces.  The first piece was scored at 5-1/2″ and 11″, creating a 1″ tab on the right side so the two pieces could be adhered together.  The other piece was scored at 5-1/2″ and the extra 1″ on the right side was cut off.  This made a little booklet that provided plenty of room for everyone to write their messages of congratulations.

The front of the card was decorated with a piece of scrapbook paper I had purchased at a local craft store. I love this paper and wish I could have bought 50 sheets at the time! The butterfly is so perfect as a main focal image – all I added on this card was the stamped sentiment “Follow Your Dreams.”

The other patterned paper used in the card is from the Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower paper pack.

For most of the pages, I didn’t alter the patterned paper at all, but on one of the pages, I fussy-cut a butterfly from the Classic Sunflowers paper and stamped one of the images from the Sheena Douglass stamp set Silhouette Grasses in Memento London Fog ink.

Then for the inside message page, I used the smaller label die from the Sizzix Fold Along die set #660374 to die-cut a piece of patterned paper.  The sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and another flower image from Silhouette Grasses was stamped over this in the Memento London Fog ink.  I fussy-cut a second butterfly from the Classic Sunflower paper and attached it at the bottom.  This whole piece was then matted onto  black cardstock that had been die-cut using the larger label die from the Sizzix Fold Along die set.

I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed sharing this with you today!

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