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It’s Bobbi Lemanski here with two cards to share during this challenging time in our world. One thing that is so wonderful about cardmaking is that we get to create little works of art that are meant to be shared with others. Crafting fills our days with happiness and creative thinking. At the same time, we create ways to communicate / share our thoughts with others. No matter if you are an extrovert or introvert, a card is easy to send. We all can be “social butterflies” and send paper hugs to others in need of some love and attention. It’s important now more than ever before. One card can turn a sad or lonely day into happy day for someone. Crafting is our superpower! Share your stash of cards and let’s be social butterflies together. 🙂

Card 1: Let’s Be Social Butterflies

My first card features the following Honey Bee Stamps products:

Fluttering By stamp and die sets

Bee Bold Alphabet die set

Love Enclosed stamp and die sets

Explore stamp set (for the “Let’s Be” phrase, only)

This card is really quick to make if you have the dies to cut the envies, letters, and butterflies. I embellished each mini envelope by adding white stitching lines and cute Plumeria Clay flowers. For the butterflies, I colored in small areas on the wings and body using a Copic W3 warm gray marker and after die cutting them out, I added dimensional foam tape to make them pop up over the colored envelopes.

The words, “Let’s Be” (at the top) were stamped using partial phrases from the Explore stamp set. The “butterflies” word is from the “Fluttering By” set. Inside the card, I stamped another butterfly and the phrase, “paper hugs” from the Love Enclosed set. Using markers, I added light pink and black dots for a light, whimsical look. This card fits in an A7-sized envelope.

Card 2: Sending Paper Hugs

My second card features the following Honey Bee Stamps products:

Post Box Card Base Die

Winter Prism Cover Plate (Top Plate) Honey Cuts Die

Fluttering By stamp and die sets

Love Enclosed Honey Cut dies

Angel Policy stamp set

To make this card, I started by die cutting the post box – one out of green and one out of white cardstock folded in half (allow the die to extend beyond the top of the fold to create the top folded card base). I also die cut a 4-1/4″ X 5-1/2″ piece of white cardstock using the the Winter Prism Top Layer die. Next, I die cut the doors out of another lighter shade of green and citrine and also out of the white prism piece. The layers were added together to create this pretty white/green trellis-like design. Additional details were added using 1/8″ strips of accent colors to the box and the citrine plate. I added 4MM black craft foam to the back of the doors for dimension. Everything was adhered together to create the mailbox.

I used InkOn3 Fadeout no-line coloring Ink for the focal butterfly and colored it in using Copic Markers. The butterfly was attached to the front along with two mini envelopes left over from my first project. I added bronze screw heads using Nuvo Drops.

Inside the card, I stamped “Consider this a paper hug” phrase and the bouquet of flowers. I also added some black dots using a fine-tip black marker. This card fits inside an A2-sized envelope.

With two more cards done, it’s time to be a social butterfly and mail these out! I’ve been mailing 2-3 cards a day to those that are living alone or in the hospital. How about you? Let’s exercise our superpower together and make another person’s day just a little more happy! Let them know you care and are thinking about them. 🙂

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Bobbi Hartmann Lemanski, Bobbi Hart♥ Design, Adding h♥art into every design

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