Concord & 9th - Butterfly Kisses Card Trio

I am rarely able to resist butterflies when it comes to crafting, so I was a super exited about several releases recently and could not resist Concord and 9th's May release!

I made three simple cards paper-piecing some of my favorite cardstock colors. I have been all about the colored cardstock this month, my scrap paper has been in danger every time I entered the craft room!

I love the simplicity of this trio, sometimes its really hard to listen to the voice in my head that says, "it doesn't have to be complicated to be interesting".

Key Supplies

A full supply list is available at the bottom of this post.

1. Hello Card

Did I ever tell you that I love Concord & 9th's Turnabout stamps? Usually, I am drawn to the ones with the more elaborate designs which are perfect for when you want that pattern to be the focal point.

However here, I just wanted the paper-pieced diecut to stand out. This subtle dot pattern does not compete with the diecut, but complements it well.

This card is an A2 Card (4.25" x 5.50"); the card base is the beautiful Dove color from the Concord and 9th Assorted Color Cardstock Set. The patterned turnabout front panel was trimmed down from 4.25" x 5.50" to 3.75" x 5".

Since these cards are so straightforward, I will focus on providing details on the paper-piecing elements of each and a couple of other pointers.

Key Techniques

1. Select and trim cardstock colors to 1 1/8" wide. I used Simon Says Stamp Blue Violet, Green Apple and Orange Peel, with and emerald green from my stash).