Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Tutorial, Sneak Peek & a Giveaway: Butterfly Aperture Card


Hi all! It's Sara here today... I'll be taking over the Crafter's Companion US blog from now until next Monday with tutorials featuring my Signature Collection!

I'm thrilled to let you know that next Tuesday, January 26th, on HSN I'll be launching Butterfly Lullaby and Love & Romance exclusively on HSN, so set mark your calendars and be sure to watch!

This is my first sneak peek of the new products I'm bringing to HSN next week, and I have got so many exciting new things planned! Make sure you check in here every day leading up to the shows to see new goodies and get a chance to win brand new products before you can buy them anywhere!


Here’s what I did for this one:

Step 1: Trim Shimmering Pearl White cardstock to 6 1/2″ square. Matt & layer it on to a 7″x7″ white card blank. Next, trim the patterned card to 6 2/8″ x 6 2/8″ and affix to card front with Collall All-Purpose glue.


Step 2: Trim another piece of white card to 6 2/8″ x 6 2/8″. Die-cut the Butterfly Dance die on to the upper left side of card to create an aperture.


Step 3: Emboss the piece you just created (the aperture card) using the Butterfly Corner embossing folder and mount on to card front using our foam pads. (HOW fantastic does that embossing look? Love the deep texture these new folders create- I worked really hard on that bit!)

Step 4: Stamp your sentiment onto white card, matt & layer onto Shimmering Pearl White and affix to card front.


Step 5: Apply self-adhesive bling to butterfly center and attach to card front to finish.

It’s that simple, and you’ll have an elegant handmade card in no time!



Today I'm giving you the chance to WIN* this 'Just For You' photopolymer stamp set that coordinates perfectly with the products you'll see on HSN with me next week! This stamp set will not be on the show, and you can't get it anywhere in the US yet.... this is your chance to win it before you can buy it! All you have to do is comment on this blog post by next Tuesday!

I’ll be back soon with another tutorial and giveaway! I’d love to her from you… please leave me a comment and tell me what you think of my new collection!

Crafty hugs, Sara xx

Make sure you keep checking here on our blog, visit our Facebook pagefollow us on Twitter and on Pinterest for more sneak peeks of products coming to HSN next week, inspiration, and news!

*please note: this giveaway is open to residents of the contiguous US who are 18 years of age or older. Winners will be posted on this blog Wed, 27th Jan.

43 comments:

D.Ann C said...

Eeeee! So very lovely and elegant! I was just given my first CC dies and have been perusing your site... I'm in love! : )

Susan Helfrich said...

Already have the 26th marked on my calendar! Can't wait to see more beautiful products!

Melinda said...

I just love Crafter's Companion!! Thanks for providing such wonderful products for us.

Alice G said...

Absolutely beautiful card. Love Crafters Companin have almost all the boards, lots of dies and can't wait to see what you have for us next Tuesday. Thanks for the opportunity to win some of your products. This stamp set is beautiful also.

Andrea Wirth said...

I really like these stamps. The designs are so nice and I can already see that they can be used in many ways for different themes. Perfect timing for Spring! Excited to see you and the new releases HSN next week, hopefully they'll give you plenty of time to demonstrate =)
Thanks!

Shari Klyn said...

I have the 26th marked in my calendar for a fun crafting day. Love this stamp set, butterflies mean a lot to me.

Addieper said...

Sara, I think this stamp set is awesome! Really love it and love the card too. Thanks for the tutorial.

Teresa Hooten Kozempel said...

This card is gorgeous! I am glad that you are now on HSN- your great products deserve wider exposure. I've been a customer since the first Enveloper, so I know how good your products are.

gailgale said...

Sara,
I have bought so many of your items on HSN.
I love your products!!
I am very excited for your Today's Special on the 26th.

I love this butterfly card. I am excited it will be on HSN.

Thanks for the opportunity to win the stamps.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I love it. So elegant and pretty. Thanks for a chance to win it.

Clickersister said...

That is so pretty! Thanks for this opportunity!

Linda Cole said...

Oh, I love butterflies, these are beautiful!

Carlota Ewig said...

Love butterflies. want these for my collection

Wanda Radler said...

I love butterflies - these are so beautiful. I love the card too and can't wait to give it a try!

Mary said...

What a beautiful card! Can't wait to watch you on HSN! Thanks for the chance to win.

Edwina Johnson said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! I will be watching to see all the new items you bring. I am so excited! Thank you for the opportunity to enter the drawing

D.J. Laredo said...

Hi Sara, I've been asking if you're going to be on HSN because I love watching you. You're the best! I'll be recording because you're so adept at whatever you are demonstrating and I always learn so much from you. I'm ready to order your products.
Happy and safe flights.

cghundley said...

Your card is just
beautiful! Love the
gorgeous butterfly.
Carla from Utah

Betsy said...

I'm looking forward to your embossing dye cut machine!

Nikki C said...

Your card is so pretty lovely how you cut it out and used a butterfly so close to it thanks for the chance

Gill said...

What a stunning card Sara. I've made a similar one but replaced the cut out butterfly (shaped) in the space it came from. I like this idea too.

Christy Woody said...

Oh I am so excited about these new signature collections!! Can't wait to get my hands on them!! Oh my gosh this is a beautiful card!! Love all of your products!!

Margie Malone said...

So beautiful. I would love to win it. Your card is very special.

Nona Lynn said...

I am so excited to see you on HSN!!! I always love watching you on there you have so much fun. You always give me inspiration. Crafters companion are my favorite craft tools. Can't wait to see what new goodies you have for us.

Nona Lynn said...

I am so excited to see you on HSN!!! I always love watching you on there you have so much fun. You always give me inspiration. Crafters companion are my favorite craft tools. Can't wait to see what new goodies you have for us.

Marcia Long said...

What a beautifully elegant card! I really love your butterflies, especially the embossed corner. Wish I could buy it all! I'm new to Crafters Companion and card making. Adding to my supplies a bit at a time. So excited you'll be on HSN this coming Tuesday!

Carlota Ewig said...

love, love, all things butterfly. can't wait to get these.

Jackie O. said...

Butterflies are for every person and every occasion! Thanks for this chance.

lilred said...

I love to watch your tutorials. Your butterfly card is beautiful. I appreciate this chance to try to win it. I love how easily your dies cut the paper. I am looking forward to trying your embossing folders.

Sandy Berl said...

I love your new collection. So elegant!

Sabreena Archuleta said...

This is stunning and gorgeous! I love your butterfly card it is beautiful! Looking forward to watching and trying out more of your embossing folder!Thanks for the chance to win!

barbara macaskill said...

"Just For You" is magical and delicious!! I cannot wait to get my hands on this set!! A little 7 year old Angel sends Butterflies to me to say Hello and when I am in need of a little love! This set makes my soul sing and heart race!!! Would love to win it before I can buy it but it WiLL be headed my way one way or another!!! TFS!

Angel Chambers said...

Love this new collection! Darling butterflies and your card has inspired me! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see what is next!

Ilana Eisenhart said...

I love butterflies and using them in my projects. These are beautiful!!!

Kara Stainbrook said...

Absolutely gorgeousness!!!! I'm so excited to see you on HSN and all the new products.. So excited!!!!!!

Sarah Nielsen said...

Can't wait for the first show on HSN! I'm staying up to see it at 12MN!

Sheryl - Skylar & Maci's Noni :} said...

WOW!! Mrs. Sara what an exquisite card! I just love the stamps, embossing, & die cut! Got to have these sets as well as the beautiful new paper pads! I'm in love with them!! Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity with all of us! I have so many of your products and love, absolutely love, everyone of them! I bought the original scoring tool for envelopes and card making when you first debuted on HSN, and have since upgraded to the Ultimate Pro and continue to add to my arsenal of supplies from HSN & crafterscompanion.com, and by the way you have an awesome staff and customer service team! Thanks again! Sheryl (from Florida) :-)

piercediana0831 said...

Beautiful im a butterfly lover

TOBEY said...

love the embossing and the butterfly die and cut out, sweet patterned paper under the die cut......looking forward to your shows on HSN!!!!!!

Rhonda Furrow said...

So elegant and beautiful. I love the whimsical feel.

Rhonda Furrow said...

So elegant and beautiful. I love the whimsical feel.

Valerie Z said...

Butterflies are my favorite for making cards. These are so elegant, they will be a perfect addition!

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful card. Love the stamp set.

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