If you have ever pondered how Melissa Phillips works such beautiful magic as a card maker, watch as she delightfully pieces together this butterfly-themed, shabby chic card from the new Notes & Things collection. Such prettiness.
Hi there! Melissa Phillips here with you today, sharing a Crate Card, which means I'll be showing, step-by-step, how I created this card.
I have used the sweet, new Notes & Things collection for my card. It seems I am immediately drawn to the soft pinks and pale greens of this collection, mixed with some florals, and of course, GOLD accents...who can resist?
My card came together very easily and quickly, so let's get started :).
Step 1: I selected my materials first, choosing a color palette I loved, a journal card with a phrase that I couldn't wait to incorporate, a couple of chipboard frames I could nestle and layer one with another, and a dimensional embellishment.
Step 2: I adhered my die cut from the Notes & Things Journaling Card package, directly under a die cut journal card from this same package. I let the bottom of the tag peek out from underneath just a bit. I stapled both of these to my white card base, slightly to the left of center.
Step 3: I then stapled my gold frame, directly over the quote on my journal card. I love using my stapler as as form of adhesive, especially with the Notes & Things collection, as it fits the theme and feel of this collection perfectly :).
Step 4: Next I added a smaller, floral frame on a diagonal, overlapping my gold frame, with a bit of the quote on the journal card showing through. For this step I used dimensional adhesive.
Step 5: Now comes the sweet, butterfly standout sticker near the lower, right corner of the floral frame.
Step 6: A simple cream button to the center of the butterfly, and a gold arrow sticker from the Accent Sticker package, adhered across the lower left corner of the gold frame. Layers are among my most favorite things to add on my cards, and this particular card, though simple, has many.
Step 7: A star sticker near the upper left corner of the floral frame, followed by a few cream/white sequins. If I ever feel like my card needs just one more little detail here or there, sequins always come in handy.
Step 8: I added a bit of torn silk trim across the bottom of my card, directly to the center of the top of my tag. Necessary? No...but a fun finishing touch? Yep.
That's it! So grab your Crate Paper chipboard frames, a journal card, and a few stickers, and create a card of your own and then share it with someone special. That's the funnest part about creating handmade things...sharing them when they're complete.