Butterfly Basics for GDP082

This morning I had the pleasure of meeting my friend Robin for breakfast.  We decided that was the best way for her to get her Marker Club products and for us to have a little “catch up”.  It had been a few weeks since we had seen each other.  I’ve been sharing lots of little RAK items on my blog and talking about why you should take the trouble.  This morning was a perfect example!  I took along one of the Tiny Treat Boxes that I’ve been decorating lately.  When I gave it to my friend, her whole face lit up!  She asked “why” and I said “just because”.  Her response?  She liked it so much that she wants to do that for others!!  I think that’s the coolest part.  I made someone feel good with a small handmade item and they want to do it for someone else.  It doesn’t get any better than that!!

When I finally got to the creative part of my day,

I pulled out Butterfly Basics to combine it with the GDP082 sketch.

Butterfly Basics card for GDP082 from theartfulinker.com

The card starts with a Basic Black base.

Then, I cut a Basic Black layer and added the two designs from Pop of Pink.

By adding them to the Basic Black layer, it made them sturdy enough to pop up with Dimensionals.

Here’s the sketch I worked from:

GDP082 Sketch

Next, I cut the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper

with a die from Swirly Scribbles.

Butterfly Basics card for GDP082 - detail - from theartfulinker.com

Tip: I peel the shiny backing off of the Glimmer Paper before die cutting.

That leaves me with a paper back that is easy to add adhesive to.

Since the Butterfly Basics stamps I use are photopolymer, I cut the Whisper White

circle with the Stitched Shapes Framelits first.

Then, I inked the sentiment in Basic Black and stamped.

This was an easy way to make sure I was fairly well centered.

Before attaching the circle with Dimensionals,

I made the tassel using Sending Love designer paper

and attached it with Glue Dots.

Finally, I added some Basic Rhinestones to accent the sentiment


a piece of coordinating Pop of Pink washi for the inside of the card.

I’ve got a quick “how to” for the tassel coming tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Butterfly Basics card.

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  • Reply
    April 17, 2017 at 9:24 am

    I love your paper tassels! And especially love the glimmer paper!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      April 17, 2017 at 9:52 am

      Lisa, glad you enjoyed this idea for using small pieces of your designer paper!

  • Reply
    Global Design Project Design Team
    April 15, 2017 at 2:54 am

    Sara, this is a gorgeous and striking card, but the real highlight is that tassel! I can’t believe you made it out of paper!! You are so clever! We love you playing along with us here at Global Design Project!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      April 15, 2017 at 5:34 am

      Thank GDP Team!! and thank you for another wonderful sketch! It was the perfect thing when I hit my creative time yesterday.

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