Saying Farewell to Favorites

I have some favorite stamp sets that are retiring and while I won’t be using them in future workshops or events I will hang on to them and use when I am making cards for myself to send. It’s hard to say so long to old friends isn’t it? These cards were part of a Fancy Fold class.

The butterflies are from Papillon Potpourrie which retired last year and the other images are from Butterfly Basics retiring this month. This is the first time I have done a Center Step Card. I love how it looks when you stand it up.

Here is a template for how to cut and score the card stock.

Another favorite of mine is Watercolor Wings. I hadn’t used this stamp set in awhile and forgot how pretty these butterflies look.  This one has a surprise inside.

Have you used embossing folders on your envelope flaps? It’s a simple and elegant way to dress up the envelope. The card and envelope are embossed with the Layered Leaves embossing folder.

When you open the card the butterflies inside seem to fly off the card.

This is easily done by stamping and die cutting three butterflies. Fold each one in the center with the stamped image to the inside. Attach together with glue dots at the top of the wings. Fold them all together and lay one end down on the inside of the card. Then close the other side of the card and they wind up in the just the right spot.

The last card uses the beautiful retiring Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper which is still available as of Friday afternoon and is 20% off the regular price. Paper and other consumables are only available while supplies last until May 31st. Stamp sets were guaranteed through today but you probably will be able to still get them or at least most of them until May 31st.

One side of each sheet of the DSP has silver foil accents on it. I can’t remember where I saw this kind of card or what it is actually called if it does have a name so I am just calling it a flap card. The Old Olive background is 1 quarter sheet of card stock. There is a 3″ x 11″ piece of thick white card stock scored at 5-1/2″ as the piece that opens. Attach a 3″ x 5-1/2″ piece of DSP to the side that will become the front. The 1/4″ narrow strips on each side are coordinating DSP. What holds it in place is the 5-1/2″ x 1″ strip of cardstock which you just finger fold to the back and attach with a little Tombo glue. I used the thick white card stock for the layered circles to give it extra weight to hold it closed.

The opened card.

Check back in a few days and I will show you another card I made using this template and a new stamp set and new Designer Series Paper.

While I was working on this post I reached for my drink and knocked the glass which I was able to catch before it hit the floor but not before the grapefruit drink splattered over about a 5 foot area. Thankfully not on the rug.  Ugh!

Have a wonderful and safe weekend and thanks for stopping by.

10 Responses to “Saying Farewell to Favorites”

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  1. Barbara Worthington says:

    Great blog entry Beth. I’m going to give both of these a try . You to right ,I love these stamp sets

  2. Mary Morel says:

    Uh oh! At least you saved the glass! Thanks for showing us these great cards!

  3. Judy Shapley says:

    Such a nice inspiration to use some of these stamps again. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Debi says:

    These cards were super fun to make. I will definitely be making them again at home. Thanks for the great ideas & instructions.

  5. Julie says:

    Hi Beth!

    I am wondering what stamp set you used for the sentiments for the Sweet Soiree DSP card. I can’t seem to find it in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2018 Occasions Catalog

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