Because I Care Card

By  Darsie Bruno  for  Spellbinders Paper Arts

Show someone how much you care with this pretty, floral-patterned card adorned with a delicate filigree butterfly. Lacey, scalloped edges and a sweet sentiment will warm their heart.

  • Because I Care Card
  • Closeup of Butterfly


  • Bazzill Basics Paper Peach Cardstock
  • Kaisercraft These Days Collection Papers: Family, Generation, Reunion, Tradition
  • Kaisercraft Ivory Adhesive Pearls


  • Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die-Cutting System and Dies: Borderabilities Card Creator A2 Scalloped Borders One (S5-182), Shapeabilities Les Papillions Two (S4-395)
  • JustRite Papercraft Hugs & Kisses Sentiments Stamp Set
  • Clearsnap ColorBox Stylus
  • Imagine Crafts Tsukineko Memento Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black, Potter’s Clay
  • .Too Marker Corp. COPIC Light Peach Marker
  • Beacon Adhesives Advanced 3-in-1 Glue

Basic Supplies

  • paper trimmer, scoring tool, scissors, ruler, pencil, low-tack masking tape
  • 1. Make 6"x4-1/2" peach top-fold card.
  • 2. Cut 6"x4-1/2" striped paper panel. With stripes placed perpendicular to cutting line of die, die cut/emboss bottom edge using A2 Scalloped Borders One #7 die. With marker, outline scalloped edge. Adhere panel to card.
  • 3. Cut 6"x3" peach dot paper panel. Die cut/emboss bottom edge with #4 and #5 border dies, placing dies side by side on paper to create nested effect before cutting; see tip. Adhere to card.
  • 4. Cut 6"x2" blue paper panel; die cut/emboss bottom edge with #5 border die. Adhere to card.
  • 5. Cut 6"x1-3/4" small floral paper panel; die cut/emboss bottom edge with #6 border die.
  • 6. Die cut/emboss Les Papillions Two butterfly shapes as follows: #2 shadow shape from peach cardstock; #2 filigree shape from Tradition paper. To stencil, leave paper in shadow die and use sponge dauber to apply Potter's Clay ink through openings.
  • 7. Layer and adhere butterfly pieces to card as shown, placing adhesive under body sections only and leaving wings free. Color two pearls with marker; adhere one to butterfly's body and one to upper left corner of card.
  • 8. Stamp Tuxedo Black sentiment at lower right. Color three pearls with marker and adhere to card beneath sentiment.
  • Tip
  • 1. Use painter's tape to hold coordinating die templates together, such as A2 Scalloped Borders One #4 and #5 dies. Lay taped pieces onto paper, and then cut/emboss.