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Only 4 more days to go until the debut at PapertreyInk! You will love what this set has to offer, I promise! Today’s project changes an envelope into a functional card.  This is an idea that has been used by many designers over the years, so I do not know who the original credit goes to for such a clever idea!  For my project, I used an extra large envelope and scored it @ 2.25 inches from either side while the flap was open.  I stamped my pattern on the "outside of the envelope and added the butterfly block to the "flap".  The  "Birthday Wishes" sentiment that is included in this new set is such a great basic! On the "inside" I just added a sentiment along with a "notch" made with a circle punch at the envelopes opening.  A tag pulls out of the envelope that could feature a handwritten message or personal photo. These little colored adhesive jewels are from Doodlebug and added a perfect finishing touch.
One thing I love about this set is that the major decorative images have coordinating shadow stamps.  On this particular project 031107_step_one
you can see that there is one for the butterfly and the scroll circles in the background.  This "bohemian" butterfly (as Debbie has so kindly named it!) is my first hand-drawn image.  It is such an incredible experience to stamp with a piece of art that you completely drew by hand.  It will be fascinating to see what others do with the image as well! Very exciting!

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