*Using a pre-made 5"x7" card, cut card down to 5"x6" (save 1" strip for sentiment)
*Red mat= 4 1/2" x 5 1/2"
*Patterned paper= 4 1/4" x 5 1/4"
*Small piece of red cardstock to mat sentiment.

*Using beige marble paper cut out 6 flower petals from Spellbinder template.
*Place flower petals on craft mat and spray with "Red Pepper" and "Lettuce" Colorwash Spray
*Spray Perfect Pearls mist over flower petals and use heat gun to set flowers (make sure they are truly dry before next step)
*Using a foam mat and stylus or bone folder use a circular motion on the backside of each petal (do not hold the flower down...let it do its own thing!)(do this to 6 petals...yes, its tedious work, but it creates the shape of your flowers!)

*Attach the 3 largest flowers together with a dab of Glossy Accents between each layer.
*Attach a large white pearl and color the basis of it with an Alcohol Black Pen.

*Put a brad thru one of the smaller shaped petals.
*Put a brad thru the last two remaining shaped petals.
(you should now have your 3 bunches of flowers ready to be attached to your card front.)

*Using the 1" strip of remaining card base and stamp sentiment of choice.
*Using banner stamp, stamp around sentiment (this can only be done if choosing a one line sentiment)
*Cut out in shape of banner and mat on red cardstock.
*Pop off sentiment with Pop up dots.

*Attach 3 sets of flowers to card front using Pop up dots. Add Black Glossy Enamel Accents to centers of flowers.
*Make sure accents have sufficient time to dry (20 min approx.)



Using a pre-made 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" white card base

White cardstock= 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" (to stamp jar image and sentiment on)
White cardstock= (enough to punch out 8 small butterflies)
Patterned paper= 4" x 5 1/4"

*Ink around patterned paper and attach to card base
*On white cardstock stamp sentiment on bottom center of card with Black Archival Ink.
*Above sentiment stamp the jar image with Black Archival Ink.
*Create shadow around inside of jar with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink Marker.
*Using "jar template" cut out jar shape from Acitate (or remaining plastic packaging)

*Using the other white cardstock punch out 8 small butterflies
*Color butterflies using Tim Holtz Distress Markers with colors as follows:
                    3 orange       3 green       2 blue
*Using small dab of Glossy Accents adhere an orange and green butterfly inside the jar stamp.
*Use Glossy Accents around piece of Acitate and adhere to image of jar. (making it look like 2 butterflies are in jar)

*Double up a few other butterflies and adhere above jar image.

*Using a black Alcohol Pen create dots and lines around card.


  • Flourish Die cut
  • Scallop Spellbinder
  • Washi Tape
  • Distress Ink Pads (2 colors that work well together)
  • Glossy Accents
  • Maya Road Stick Pin
  • Liquid Pearls

Card base is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" on beige marble paper.

Choose 2 colors of ink to work with (primary and accent)...I have chosen Picked Raspberries and Peacock Blue

*Using "mat" piece of paper (4" x 5 1/16") color your edges with your accent color. Adhere to card base.

*Use "Script and Emboss" piece of paper (3 3/4" x 4 7/8") Emboss paper with script embossing folder and then LIGHTLY run your primary color over the raised areas using an ink applicator and foam pad. Run along edges as well (a little darker)

*Use "Stamp and Spellbinder" piece of paper ( 5 1/2" x 4 1/4") and stamp the "believe" sentiment. Line up scalloped oval spellbinder and run it thru the Big Shot. Use a shim to create a deeper emboss. DO NOT TAKE SPELLBINDER TEMPLATE AWAY FROM PIECE OF PAPER. Take to your craft mat and run your primary color on the inside of the template using the ink applicator and foam pad. Once done this process then you can remove it from the template. Use your accent color around the scalloped edges of the oval.

*Use "flourish" piece of paper ( 5 1/2" x 4 1/4") and cut out flourish design on Big Shot.
*Pounce on flourish with accent color and cut the bottom piece of flourish away from design (this will be used to create the right side piece of flourish on the card)

*Take approximately 6" of Washi Tape and place on your craft mat. Pounce your accent color into the tape. Remove tape from craft mat and tape it around your embossed layer. Adhere this layer to the first mat layer you adhered to the card base.

*Use Pop up dots around entire oval piece and adhere flourish before setting down on card.

*Use Glossy Accents over a few words to create texture.

*Use Liquid Pearls around entire oval.

*Add Pin as a final touch.

All these supplies and more can be found at

   If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at darlysdesigns@yahoo.com



*Cut white cardstock 11" x 5 1/2" (fold in two-top fold) (This is card base)
*White paper (for inking and heat embossing) 4" x 4"
*Kraft paper (for matting) 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"
*White paper (for matting) 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"
*Kraft paper (for embossing with Swiss Dots folder) 5" x 5"

*Using your 5" x 5" kraft paper run it thru the Big Shot using the Swiss Dots embossing folder. It is too big of a piece to run it thru once, so just line up the dots from the first impression to create the second impression perfectly!
*Using an applicator/foam use the Peacock Feathers Ink Pad and run this color lightly over the paper to build up your color. You only need to do approximately 1" around the outside, as this is the only piece of the paper you will see. Adhere this to the card base.
*Take your 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" white paper and attach this to the center of the card base as well.

*Use your white 4" x 4" paper and after inking up your butterfly stamps with embossing ink lay clear embossing powder over the paper and heat set the image. You will not see the butterflies!!! (until the next step is complete!)
*Again, using an applicator/foam (change foam between colors for vivid colors) randomly run Peacock Feathers and Dusty Concord ink through out the paper covering the entire sheet. You should now be able to see the image of the butterflies sneak thru. Run your applicator over the embossed area a little deeper than you do anywhere else. Once done this dust the entire image with Perfect Pearls Mist and using a babywipe wipe away any stray ink over the butterflies to give it a nice clean look. Ink the sides of this in brown once it is dry and adhere it to the 4 1/4" x 4 1/2" Kraft paper. Use foam dots under the Kraft paper and then attach it to the center of the card base.


Using a pre-made 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" pink or purplish card base
White cardstock=2 pieces @ 6" x 4" (to use Nestability templates)
FabScraps Cupcake Chipboard

*Cut out one Nestability and with template still in place ink around edges with Mowed Grass Distress Ink Pad (use foam and applicator for a smooth finish)
*Cut out other Nestability and with template still in place in around edges with Brushed Cordroy Distress Ink Pad (use foam and applicator for a smooth finish)
*Adhere these two pieces to your card base and set aside so you can work on your Cupcake.

cupcake instructions:

*Using sharp scissors cut the cupcake into 3 sections (cherry/frosting/base)  (don't forget to add "dollops" to bottom of frosting)
*Using corrigated cardboard cut the shape of the base of the cupcake, ensuring the ridges are running up and down not side to side!
*Adhere the corrigated cut out to the chipboard base. (set aside)
*Now for the frosting part of the cupcake, completely cover it in embossing ink and then Angel Wings Embossing Powder. Heat set and then set aside.
*Cherry time! Cover the cherry in embossing ink and then Cable Car Red Embossing Powder. While still hot, dip it back into your Red Powder. It doesn't matter if it doesn't cover the entire cherry the second time...its just for added texture!
*Once the cherry is completely dry you can cover the cherry stem in embossing ink, using the pen works great in small area's like this. While the embossing ink is still on the stem, stick the stem in the jar of green powder and heat set it. Quickly dip it back in the green powder while it is still hot and re-heat it again. Allow it to drip a little to make it look like an actual stem.
Once dry you can add the bottom part of the cupcake on the base of the card using pop up dots. Attach the cherry using a separated pop up dot.
*Add sentiment to bottom of card with Archival Black Ink.


4 1/4" x 5 1/2" white card base.
4" x 5 1/4" patterned paper
1" strip of white paper
small piece of white paper for sentiment.
*Take grunge board and run thru the Big Shot with the Dressmakers form Die. Start from the top and go downwards as to make sure all of the top of the dressmaker form is there.
*Add embossing ink to the bottom part of the dressform and silver embossing powder. Heatset. Let rest a few seconds and then repeat the process over this area again. However, before you prepare to heatset make sure that the stamp you are using to emboss with is ready to go in your unused hand! While the powder is still HOT press the stamp into this area and press it down slightly for about 10 seconds. Carefully remove the stamp revealing the embossed dress.
*Using the embossing ink again, cover the top part of the dress form. Add silver embossing powder and heatset.
*Cut the top part of the dressform from the template and add a strong glue to hold down on the grunge board. Ink around edges with black ink.

*Using the ruler stamp, stamp the length of the white strip of paper. Cut to just above and below the ruler line. Add silver Distress Stain and heat to dry. Add black ink around this strip and attach it (wrapping it around)the black patterned paper. Attach this to the cardbase.

*Add pop up dots to the back of the dressform and attach to the card.

*Add sentiment. (I used a punch around the sentiment). Add pop up dots to sentiment and adhere to card.

All these supplies and more can be found at

   If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at darlysdesigns@yahoo.com



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