a Golden Birthday card

Fun new Spellbinders die to showcase today!
I was just cruisin' Joann's website to see what was on sale and
came across this must have. I love that it comes with little matching butterfly dies!

My original plan here was to do simple gold foiling, but, I didn't have any so
that was out. Then I had this "genius" idea that I would use stick-in papers and emboss
onto it. Yea - It doesn't work. Well it works, but not well.
So I landed on a tried and true technique.

After cutting my tree out onto some of the kraft cardstock I smushed
my versa mark ink pad all over it, cover the die, then coating with embossing
powder and heating until fully melted. I set that aside to cool off
 and cut out some of the tiny butterflies that come with the die, as well as
a stitched fishtail for my sentiment.

Following the layout from the current Muse over at the Muse Challenge Blog I added a strip of fun chevron papers andadhered the main panel onto my card base in a bit of a wonky alignment, but wanted my sentiment tag straight, since I couldn't eyeball it I used my Kelly CraftGet-It-Straight laser square to property align it and stuck it in place with a mini staple.

So thanks for stopping by today & I hope you've enjoyed my little card here. I'd love it if you'd join me on social media!! You can find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter all time!

I'll be entering this card into the current Muse Challenge as well as the current Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes challenge.




  1. Love your beautiful card Kristina - the little butterflies are the perfect touch:) xx

  2. What a beautiful card, dearie!! Thanks for CASEing me!! :)

  3. The tree looks amazing and and love the purple chevrons. Great take on Tenia's card x

  4. I love this very special tree! I was drooling over the sentiment too, when I realized I have it! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Kristina!

  5. Your tree is gorgeous. Really thought it was gold foil paper.

  6. Gorgeous card Kristina! I love how you've added butterflies to the tree, they look so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx