Hello!  Today I got to make two very fun cards that I’ve been excited to make for a long time.  I’m so glad I waited, because the new Sparkler Butterfly is the perfect touch for the focal point.

The cards use the Honeybee layering set, along with paper from the gorgeous St. Tropez and Wild & Free 6×6 paper pads.  Each is unique, and so much fun to make!  It’s almost like putting a puzzle together, except you get to choose where the pieces go.  I sincerely hope you try this because you will be hooked!

When die cutting the patterned paper for the little hexagon inlays, it was so much fun to see what pieces came through.  I love cards that have the depth of really looking into the details.  There are so many fun things to look at.  (I love the crab peeking out of the hexagon above).

Layering dies give limitless look and feel to cards because of the color combination, layering, and inlaying options.  Using the same color for all of the butterfly layers really put the focus on texture.

The thought behind the “miss you” card is very sentimental… the “Miss You” from the Love and Miss You clear stamp set is the inside sentiment, and it fits perfectly with the hexagons’ message of fun flip flops, flowers, words, and a beachy feel of days in the past.  The grayish blue adds to the nostalgic feel of the paper and balances the sadness of “missing you” with the happiness of the fond memories.

I glued only the center of the butterfly so the wings would sit off the base.  A few jewels were added to the butterfly.

Many of these layering dies would work for this general idea and any of  the Prima paper pads offer incredible, small details that are perfectly sized for the hexagons. The thank you card uses the beautiful Wild & Free paper pad, and the Big Thanks Sugar Script.

I cut the thanks out of ivory cardstock, and dusted it with a shimmer pen and a coat of glossy accents.  The depth is incredible and I really love how this turned out.

Here’s a video of me making the thank you card, and I’ll share some tips I learned along the way!