Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

November 10, 2015

Tuesday Tutorial - 6x6 Matting Basics

Hi Everybody,

For this card I have stayed with a simple design that is easy to do and is ideal for those occasion when a quick card is needed. 
 Have an evening where you sit and die cut lots of different shapes or embellishments so that you always have some on hand for such a time.
Spellbinders Supplies:
Other Supplies:

With die #8 from Matting basics A cut two panels and Create a Hinged Card for your base 
With die #8 from Matting Basics B cut one panel from Silver 
With die #7 from Matting Basics A cut another panel in patterned card
( Please remember that die #1 is always the smallest)
Stamp and emboss your sentiment and layer it with Lacey Circles cut in Silver for a pretty edge
Cut the butterflies from any butterfly die that you have in your collection and layer the two shapes together with glue along the body line only.
Curl the wings upwards slightly 
I have hand cut another smaller layer in purple to go between the patterned card and the Silver and wrapped all the layers together with my cord.
I splayed the cord out along the card for another look and glued the ends on the back.
Add all these layers to your base card with foam tape to add dimension.
Add your sentiment also with foam tape to the centre of the card and arrange the butterflies around it just gluing along the body line so that the wings can still curl upwards
Add in the butterfly trail with Diamanté 

I added in some Diamanté Teardrops and the card is ready to send with your love 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx 


  1. Morning Christina, this is a beautiful card and I love the colours you have used also the shapes very detailed in your instructions. Thanks again for all your inspiration.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Beautiful as always Christina.

  3. A very classy card, while still being fairly simple, love it
    cheers Kaye

  4. Very nice card Christina with my favorite blue and silver,thanks Ann

  5. This card is so pretty and perfect for many occasions with a change of sentiments. I love the way you made the butterflies and the thick cord adds dimension. Anyone would love to receive this card!

  6. This is a great card, which can easily be put together very quickly. Love the deep purple to contrast the paler top sheet. X Ros

  7. Lovely card! The butterflies look wonderful and the cord adds great texture to the card. Debra x

  8. Gorgeous card, really lovely.


  9. Good Morning Christina. A lovely card to give a lift to this cold November morning.
    The Regal Butterflies, a reminder of warmer days
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful elegant card. xxxx

  10. Hi Christina, what an elegant layout in beautiful colours. I like this card very much.
    LG Petra

  11. Hi Christina
    Loving your card the butterflies look gorgeous how you have done them.
    Elaine H X

  12. Elegant and easymade card!
    Thanks for the tutorial, Christina!

  13. Morning Christina,
    A lovely card. Gorgeous colours.

  14. Hi Christina,
    Beautiful card, love the colours.
    Di B. x

  15. Morning, Christina,
    What a pretty card. I love butterflies and have a few different dies, so I could try this one out. I don't think I have a solid one though so it won't be quite a 3D as yours is. I love the colours you've used today. I've got the square matting dies on my Spellbinders wish list (which seems to be growing longer every day lol).

  16. that is so lovely Christina. i love butterflies. pretty color too.xx

  17. Beautiful card Christina. Love the colors and the butterflies!

  18. Good Morning Christina :) Beautiful Card. Love it! Thank you for all the work you put into your tutorials. I really appreciate it. Enjoy your day. Big Hugs.

  19. Just a beautiful card Christina....
    My sister would love this card...she loves purple and she also loves butterflies....
    Thanks for sharing your tutorial and well done

    1. Christina, a very lovely card. I love purple and butterflies. One of my favorite. Thank you for sharing. ~blessings,

  20. Hi Christina, This is such a pretty card. This rich dark purple is my favorite color. Thanks for sharing.

  21. HibChristina
    Another lovely card today. Thanks for the tutorial and sharing.

  22. This is absolutely beautiful! I LOVE the butterflies!
    Sherrie K

  23. Today's card is stunning Christina love the colours and the butterflies are beautiful.
    Thank you for the tutorial.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

  24. Hi Christina. This is a very pretty card and as I have butterfly dies and papers etc think I could make this card easily. Thanks for the tutorial. X

  25. Absolutely gorgeous! I love all things purple, but the purple with the silver is just spectacular.

  26. Such a beautiful card, Christina. I love everything about this card..such a neat way to combine two completely different dies to make one lovely image. Thank you again for the inspiration.

  27. So beautiful and creative is your card as always you are so talented in lots of crafty ways x

  28. Sweet card Christina, I love it.
    Rene from OZ x

  29. Brilliant, thank you Christina....luv Ursula xxx

  30. Hi Christina, Love this adorable card, the silver card looks great with the different dies and shades of purple you've chosen. Janelle x

  31. Gorgeous card, love those butterflies.

  32. Hi Christina, such a lovely card, love everything about it, thanks for the tutorial.
    Regards Liz.

  33. Beautiful card. I love the colour combination and the simplicity of it makes it very elegant. Thanks for sharing.


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