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Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Flight of the Butterfly

This past few weeks have been exciting. I opened an A Muse Virtual Card Club. I sent invitations (emails) to most of my online stamping friends, scattered all over the United States and invited them to join me. In this Virtual Card Club, each member agrees to purchase a minimum of $25 of A Muse products from me each month for 6 months. When they've purchased their 6 months of products they receive $25 in free A Muse products of their choice.

Each month, when I receive their merchandise and ship it to them, they also get a card kit. They can view the card here on my blog and put the card together in the convenience of their own craft space. The only thing they need to supply is the adhesive.


This is the first month, so this is the first card...



To create the leaves on the gold paper, I stamped the image on the right side and then stamped the leaves on the left side without reinking the stamp to give it a lighter color.




In this close up picture, you can see that the butterfly (which is an A Muse die) is layered. The top layer (smaller butterfly) is only attached at the body. Once the adhesive is dried, the wings are gently lifted up to give the butterfly some dimension.





I like to put something inside my cards, too. Here's a sneak peek...






... and here's the inside of the card





If you're interested in joining the Virtual Card Club, email me at imn2wmu@yahoo.com and we'll talk about the possibilities.



Image & Sentiments: A Muse Making A Difference (page 40 of the 2012 A Muse Catalog)
Ink: A Muse Cranberry and Grass (page 129 of the 2012 A Muse Catalog)
Cardstock: A Muse (Buttercup - page 128 of the 2012 A Muse Catalog), Paper Company (Boysenberry), and Papertrey (White)
Designer Paper: Dream Street Papers Pear Green Tapestry
Embellishments: A Muse Fern Organdy Ribbon (page 140 of the 2012 A Muse Catalog) and Twinkle Lime Dots (page 139 of the 2012 A Muse Catalog)

9 comments:

  1. This is beautiful!! Love the butterfly...that die might become a must-have!

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  2. Jeanette - the card is SO pretty!! I can't wait to make it! And I agree - I might be adding that die to my "wish list".

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  3. Wow, this is really pretty!! All of my favorite colors, & such a beautiful butterfly! Can't wait for this to come my way!

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  4. Very nice card. I agree that the butterfly die will have to come home with me for one of my Virtual Club purchases :)

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  5. Such a pretty card. I am so glad that your group is off to a good start!!! The sentiment is perfect and I love the sheerness of the ribbon, with a touch of the green on the edges.

    Your group will love it too!

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  6. Simply elegant. I love it and cannot wait to put my kit together. Thanks!

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  7. Ok, it's even prettier IRL. Lovely, rich colors and pretty layout too. Will have to add the butterfly dies to my list LOL

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  8. So cute Jeanette! I really love the butterfly!

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  9. Lovely little creation. Love the cute butterfly and the elegance of the design.
    Hugs
    Desire

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