Card #7 – “Just a Note” Card – {31 Days of Cards}

Cards for 2015 InstagramBefore we get to Card #7, the winner of yesterdays daily giveaway is:  Denise who said, “I love this card. This will brighten someone’s day.”.

Thank you for your kind words and Congratulations Denise!

I hope you enjoy your card.


Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post for today’s card. Remember each day you leave a comment, you are entered into the drawing for the Grand Giveaway for all 31 cards. Easy, peasy.

Card #7 –  “Just A Note” card

I started by assembling all my supplies.

Card 7 Supply LayoutSpoiler alert:  I’m a little enamored with my butterfly die cut.  It might show up a few times in the next 22 days ;-).

I’m also accumulating a nice big stack of scrap cardstock and am trying to work the pieces of paper into my cards.  Today’s card is an attempt to use my scraps.  I really don’t like to throw away scraps because so much can be done with them.  I’m thinking about doing a series later in the year where I make cards using only my scraps (except for the base).  Like I said, I’m thinking about it.

I used white cardstock (5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″) for my base and a selection of patterned cardstock (3/4″ X 4 1/4″) for the design.

Butterfly painted with WS Glitter PenI started by die cutting the butterflies from yellow patterned cardstock.  I used my Wink of Stella glitter pen to glitterize (not sure if that’s a word) the butterflies.  I set those aside to dry while I worked on the design of the card.


Inking the edges of patterned cardstockI cut the patterned paper strips for the card design.  I chose 5 different patterns that were from a similar color family.  I cut them into 3/4″ X 4 1/4″ strips and then inked the edges with my Distress Ink (tumbled glass) of each individual piece.  I then started at the top of the white cardstock base, on an angle, gluing down each piece.  After they were attached I took my scissors and cut off the bits that were hanging over the edge of the card.

stamping with fiskars stamp pressI used my Fiskars Easy Stamp Press to position the sentiment in line with the last piece of patterned cardstock.  I used Distress Ink (salty ocean) to stamp the sentiment.

Card 7 8Assembling this card was really simple.  I glued the 3 butterflies to the front of the card and added pearl bead dots to each butterfly.



Here is the finished card.

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I’m in a “sending cards just because” mood at the moment.  It’s always such a good feeling to be able to brighten someone’s day.

Remember to leave a comment below and be entered to win this card today and possibly the Grand Giveaway of all 31 cards on February 1, 2015.

Until tomorrow,






I’m in a “hang out on the bed” mood.

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18 Responses to Card #7 – “Just a Note” Card – {31 Days of Cards}

  1. Marjorie C says:

    Beautiful – the butterflies are so elegant!

  2. Mary Jane Lawson says:

    Another beautiful card!

  3. emilie says:

    I love the butterflies

  4. Alan says:

    Nice card…how long did it take?

  5. Tammy says:

    I love this one!

  6. Cathy Powell says:

    Beautiful card, I like the colors!

  7. Peggy Pearce says:


  8. syzumba says:

    Very cool, like the style and angle of strips. I think I’ll try this one. And will follow you!

  9. Neil says:

    Beautiful card. I love the saying just a note to say.

  10. Michelle says:

    Oh my goodness this is GORGEOUS

  11. Tammy Edwards-Moreno says:


  12. Pam Robertson says:

    Love the die-cut! Do you have a tulip?

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