You’ve Been On My Mind

Who would you send this little You’ve Been on My Mind note card to? Is there someone you’ve been thinking about a lot lately? Maybe a friend who is going through a rough patch, someone who has lost a loved one or perhaps somebody who is away from home for school or travel. Then let that special person know that you’ve been thinking about them with a note card like this one!

Butterfly note card with Butterfly Gala stamp set and Butterfly Duet punch

Note Cards

Stampin’ Up! has the perfect note cards with matching envelopes for this project. They are 3-1/2″ x 5″, just large enough to mail easily with no special postage requirements (US). Simply fold them along the score line and start decorating! You can order them here, if you don’t already have some on hand.

Gingham

In addition to note cards, use some cheery gingham paper cut to 3″ x 4-1/2″, such as the 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper that comes in a variety of designs. Choose any of the In Colors, Neutrals, Brights, Subtles or Regals paper stacks. The card above shows Grapefruit Grove gingham from the Spring Occasions catalog.

Butterflies

In order to create the butterflies, use the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Duet Punch and the Butterfly Gala photopolymer stamp set. Punch butterflies from Whisper White scraps and adhere them to the gingham piece. Then stamp two additional butterflies with Lemon Lime Twist ink (or any bright green ink) and punch them out. Adhere these butterflies over any two of the white butterflies using glue dots or liquid glue only in the center. Add the body and antennae with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Gently bend the wings to make them stand up.

Butterfly Gala Stamp set by Stampin' Up!
Butterfly Gala Photopolymer stamp set.
Butterfly Duet punch that will cut out a set of butterflies from the coordinating Butterfly Gala or Butterfly Wishes stamp sets.
Butterfly Duet punch – coordinates with the Butterfly Gala and Butterfly Wishes stamp sets.
Butterfly Wishes Cling Mount Stamp Set
Butterfly Wishes Cling Mount stamp set.

After adhering the white butterflies, trim any that extend over the edges of the gingham. Tie a bow around the gingham layer with the beautiful Silver Edge Metallic Ribbon. Then attach the gingham piece in the center of your card base with SNAIL or other adhesive.

Silver 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon tied in a bow.
Silver 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon

Sentiment

Start by stamping your desired sentiment in Versamark ink on a Basic Black scrap. (The piece shown is 1/2″ x 2-3/4″, after trimming.) Then sprinkle the Versamark ink with White Stampin’ Emboss powder, shake off the excess, and heat emboss it with the Heat Tool. Finally, attach the greeting with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Versamark Ink - Used for heat embossing as well as tone-on-tone stamping.
Versamark Ink
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
White Stampin' Emboss Powder used to create glossy embossed images.
White Stampin’ Emboss Powder

Embellishments

To finish off your note card, add some sequins, for instance, the Lemon Lime Twist flower sequins from the Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins collection.

Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins
Gingham Gala Sequins

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