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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

A set of notecards and some new butterfly dies...

I couple of weeks ago I purchased some new butterfly dies, and I was anxious to use them.

These dies are a very nice size - about 1 1/2" - 2" wide by 1 1/4" - 1 3/4" high. They are lovely, intricate dies and cut well.

I got them online, but I honestly don't remember from which site. I'm sure they're available in multiple places online, though

What I liked about the set is that there were nine different dies.

One of the first times I used them, I made a little set of notecards as a hostess gift.

These papers all came from the same paper pack, so the colors coordinated nicely.

I used a different butterfly on each card.

I also made a box with my envelope punch board to put them all in.
I used a punch for the smaller butterfly on the box. I wrote the names of the recipients on the oval on the front of my box, and the flower you see was simply fussy-cut from one of my scraps of DSP.

Here's a little peek at the box from the back, so you can see how all the cards and envelopes fit into it.

To close the box, I simply slipped the flap underneath the belly band.

It is hot and steamy here today. I sometimes sit inside on days like this and think about how grateful I am for modern conveniences like air conditioning. A century ago, people must have really suffered when it was 90 degrees Fahrenheit and 70% humidity!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Glittered Paws said...

OH love the butterfly dies- going to have to see if I can find them online. I have butterfly dies, and punch but wow 9 all in one package. Love the note cards and the little box to keep them in - this would be a great giftie for me to make and send to my chemo buddy.

designbydonna said...

What a very pretty and thoughtful gift. I love that envelope box. Your papers are such pretty patterns and those butterflies accent them perfectly.

Lynne in NI said...

What a lovely gift, your butterflies are so pretty :)
Enjoy your air con, we'd not have need of it for about 3 days every year ;)

Hannelie said...

Those butterflies are so pretty... the perfect finishing touch!
(Hot and steamy here as well...can't wait for Winter :)