Sunday, February 16, 2014

Introducing Zentangle Butterfly and Envelope Punchboard!

Hope you had a lovely Valentines Day!  We did stay home - nice not to have to deal with crowds -  had a wonderful steak dinner.  Dennis sent me the prettiest lavender roses and he got a HUGE heart box of chocolates.  Everybody's happy...

I'm also happy with this Zentangle Butterfly stamp by Woodware.   It's so pretty embossed or stamped in different colors.

I stamped the butterfly on the fold so it would wrap around to the back.

 You'll want to size your cardstock width to the size of your image.  My paper is 3 1/2 x 6 1/8".  Die cut the edge, if you wish.

Your stamped image needs to be placed right at the edge of the paper.  Score the fold.  Mine is scored at 2 1/2" from the edge.  Then I stamped the sentiment.

Now to my new favorite tool - the envelope punch board from Stampin' Up!

I'm pretty skeptical about new scrapbooking tools.  I always think that I don't really need it.  I thought well, this isn't really that expensive and it does look cool, so...  Well, I really do love it!
I made envelopes for my zentangle notecards from the In Color Cardstock and Stamp Pad set from Stampin' Up.  

The envelope seals are punched from white sticker paper.  I lined the envelopes with a doily. The envelope punch does come with a chart showing size of paper needed for certain envelope sizes.  But you know me, I do things in odd sizes.  My envelope base is a 3 7/8" square. At first I couldn't figure out how to do an odd size, but then I cut a piece of paper the size I wanted the envelope to be and determined where the scores need to be.  It was really easy!    For my envelopes, I started with a 6x6 square of paper.

For my envelopes I needed to line up my paper at the 3" mark to make my first score.  The chart does show where to start your paper if you're using one of the sizes listed.

For all the scores remaining, forget the ruler and line up the paper with the pointy thing (score guide).  And continue scoring and punching around the paper.

You end up with 4 scores and 4 punches. 

The rounded corners look very nice.  Then you just fold it up.  Very nice!  It doesn't just make squares, it will also make rectangle envelopes, too.  Later this week, I will show you how to make a rectangular box.  Yes, box!  How cool is that?

Here's a look at the finished wrap from the side showing all the lovely colors.

Don't forget that Stampin' Up still has the free items for every $50 purchase.  If you like the envelope punch board and/or the cardstock and stamp pads that would be a great place to start!

Have a wonderful week!


  1. Wow!! This is beautiful!!
    Love the gorgeous butterflies....
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  2. You most certainly made the most of your supergorgeous butterfly stamp Lori, love love how you used it on your creations, just perfect!!
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  3. Wonderful cards and love those fabulous butterflies. So pretty, just die cutting the edge makes them pop! TFS

  4. Just checking out the talent from Make it Monday! Beautiful! I would love to make some of these to put in my hubby's suitcase when he travels or in his car. What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Saw this on MIM love the butterflies and all the instructions you gave us Thanks.

  6. Yay, butterflies! I love the tutorial too, I had seen these advertised, but couldn't work out what they did. I love your sweet little cards and envelopes. Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday.

    Rachael :-)

  7. Such gorgeous butterfly creations! I love your idea of stamping the image so that parts of it comes on the backside of the card. Great choice of colors too!
    Glad I hopped over from MIM to have a closer look:)

  8. So creative and out of the box. You sure know how to take stamping up a level and half! Very inspiring and beautiful.

  9. FAB FAB FAB, Lori these are stunning. Popped over via mim. Joey x


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