I got my first order from my ex co-worker (and still my friend) Inger and the instructions were simple and clear. Inger wanted me to make a birthday card for her friend in the USA. Inger asked me to have a vintage theme with a butterfly and some cupcakes. I had just bought the Tim Holtz’s Die Fanciful Flight Butterfly Alteration and I was curious about the result. With some laces and bits and pieces I got the cover done and I was quite happy with the result.

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I suddenly came to the idea about how the inside of the card should look like. I started to tear the edges off on the lovely butterfly paper that is/was made by Bo Bunny’s 12” Gabrielle Elegance item #12GE526. My thought was that the double sided inside of the card would be like the wings of the butterfly, one on each side of the page of the A5 card. To decorate I used vintage photo distressing ink on the edges and I also used a wide vintage lace.

On the backside of the card I used cupcakes to decorate with. I already had some cupcake cardstocks and papers so all I had to do was to start making it. Inger had seen all my cupcake papers and asked me to use one piece of paper that said: “You are exactly my cup of tea”. I said: “Your wish is my command!”.

Later on Inger got a postcard from the birthday woman and she thanked for the lovely card and she wrote that she would frame it. The question is only which part of the card she would choose.

 

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