Tuesday 29 April 2014

Inchies and butterflies

Wahoo, my 1.25" square punch arrived in double quick time from Sirstampalot and I wanted to play with it right away:
I used:

- A6 white card blank

- slightly smaller white backing, embossed using Cuttlebug's 'Swiss Dots' folder

- six white 'inchies', punched with EK Success 1.25" then three were embossed using Crafts-Too's 'Butterflies' folder

- the butterfly embossed squares just had some green sparkly gems added here and there - Papermania 'Capsule Verde'. These are lovely gems in varying shades of green, I bought them in Hobbycraft

- the other three squares were topped with a snippet of green gingham paper, from Teddy Teddy's 'Spring Chic' paper pack, and punched using SU's 1" square punch

- lastly added some double layered butterfly stickers and smaller ones (Hobbycraft own brand) to each gingham topped square

I wrecked a 'huff and puff' stamped image on Saturday afternoon. Sorry folks, Irene's got me hooked so there'll be another inchie card appearing soon. They really are such fun to make and perfect for rescuing 'deesarsters' - as well as using up titchy little snippets :)



  1. Love your inchies and pretty butterflies! I'm hoping to get my class cards figured out so I can play more. What is it with gingerbread people and running off. Two of mine ran off in December. I found them a month later when I finally changed my scrap mat! They were hiding under there all stuck together. So naughty! Hope you find yours before the week is out.

  2. WOWSAH! Those little butterflies are so sparkly - really giving amazing impact by the inch! Way to use that punch!

  3. Me loves the sparklies. A super idea for using up those smaller bits of paper. Now I know why you needed an 1" and a 1.25" square. Thank you for fluttering along the trail for #6. hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

  4. Oh, that's way cool :-D Love the vibrant flashes of colour of the butterflies on the fabbo white card. LUV it :-D
    IKE in Greece xxxx

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  5. Very pretty 'inchies' card Di love all your gorgeous butterflies


  6. Your inchies are fabulous Di, as is the whole card, still doing the big tidy here so haven't got to the snippets yet,lol. Take care and love your playground show. Flora xx

  7. Top marks for playing with your new Inchie punch and making this lovely schparkly card Di.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  8. Very pretty Di. I used to have a couple of sets of mini stamps, positive and negative of each one, especially for inchies, or maybe even smaller. I must have another look. See you have inspired me again! Kate x

  9. Gorgeous card Di. Love all the embossing, your inchies and those fab-you-lussly glam-o-russ butterflies :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  10. Oh wow Di this is stunning and your butterflies are so sparkly great swiss dot embossed backing one of my favourites simply gorgeous card as always ....hope you enjoy your day xx

  11. Brilliant card Di, with lots of gorgeous sparkle - Inchies Rule LoL.
    Thank you for the info, may be missing for a few days.

  12. Hello Di,

    So glad you found a 1.25 punch. I looked in my stash and couldn't find it -- but that statement leads to other issues I wish not to divulge.

    Beautiful card with just the right amount of bling!


  13. So beautiful card
    love the green
    hugs Tamara

  14. Just fabulous Di and to be honest quite like the glittery butterflies, love the embossing and your inchies.

    Kath x

  15. Oooo lots of sparkly Di and fab way of using lots of snippets..might have to try this LOL huggles Sue xxx

  16. Loving your inchie-and-a-bit cards Miss. This is lovely. So pretty.
    That embossing folder is my most used folder!

  17. Wonderful wonderful! I love combination green and white and folder embossing!
    Kisses and hugs, Ileana

  18. Wow Di, love these beautiful butterflies, they sit so well on the squares, gorgeous card.

  19. Pretty inchies! Loving all the embossing, the pretty spring gingham and those velly glamourous butterflies. A perfect entry for the challenge. Hope I can join in this time - missed last 'n. Very lovely Miss Pixie. I'm sure Parsnip added a few suggestions, so you two did a super card. TFS & Hugs

  20. This is lovely. Congrats on the arrival of your new toy! I expect we will see many more of these beauties. I always love to see Irene's so now I will have yours to look forward to as well.

    Lovely card die and just so perfect for those butterflies!

  21. Love this card! So colorful and sparkly.

  22. These butterflies are certainly glam. Love the fresh green and white and the inchie design. Lynn x

  23. I'm glad I had some time to catch up with you, Di. We've been away for a bit. This sweet inchie card is fantastic!! That's something else I haven't tried yet (SUCH a long list!). I think your butterflies are the most glamorous I've ever seen!! Hugs, Darnell


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