I realised tomorrow is the last day of school for my youngest two, and I still wanted to do a thank you card for the teaching assistant in my youngest's class.
Karen Burniston's Butterfly Window insert in her Square Pop 'n Cuts base, makes for a fairly quick card.
I cut everything from First Edtion's Floral Pavilion paper, and decorated the butterflies with layered butterflies from the Bigz 'Butterflies & Labels' die.
I filled in the space created by the butterflies, using the Bigz 'Edge & Scroll' die, with some paper folded in half first, and placed just inside the blade of the long straight edge, so that it makes one perfect sized piece to fill in the whole gap.
I also added some extra swirly bits both inside and out, cut from Memory Box's Madera Corner die.
The oval behind the 'Thanks' is cut from Movers and Shapers Sized Ovals - the smallest, and embossed with Brenda Walton's 'Rose Vines & Trellis' set. The 'Thanks' is from Cuttlebug's 'Olivia' Alphabet set.
I lightly brushed the edges with Tim Holtz's 'Peeled Paint' Distress paint.
Also today I cut out 160 Sizzix flowers and 80 leaves from felt... (in between card making, cleaning the bathroom, having 3 kids at home - holidays have begun for 2, and the littlest went flying off the top of an 8ft tall roundabout at the weekend and is hobbling around with a swollen ankle - no point sending him to school today as it's Sport's day - which I also popped along to, to cheer for my middle son...) I now have the job of sewing two of each sized flower together with a button centre. I'll attach them to clips, and these will be the four group colour markers for the girls on the youth camp I am going on next week as a leader.