Spectacular Card by Heidi Swapp
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Spectacular Card by Heidi Swapp

This fun "tuck and close" flap makes you want to display this card all year round! Using four easy layers this card looks as if you worked hard on it but it only takes twenty minutes or less!
Craft Time: Under 30 mins
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Heidi Swapp™ Color Magic™ Paper, 12"x12" – Stripes
  • Heidi Swapp™ Color Magic™ Note Card
  • Heidi Swapp™ Color Magic™ Chipboard Butterflies
  • Heidi Swapp™ Paper Banners
  • Heidi Swapp™ Paper Butterflies
  • Heidi Swapp™ Color Shine – Tropicana Teal, Georgia
  • Heidi Swapp™ Definition Stickers
  • Peach and Black Velvet
  • Sewing Thread
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scoring Board with Bone Folder (Optional)
  • Scissors
  • Scrapbooking Tape Runner Adhesive
  • Double-sided Foam Square Adhesive, Small
  • Liquid Scrapbooking Adhesive
  • Window Cleaner
  • Paper Towels
  • Non-Stick Craft Mat

Project Instructions

Step 1
Cut your Color Magic™ paper to 11"x5½" with a paper trimmer.

Step 2
Lay out your cut paper pattern side up on a non-stick craft mat or protected surface. (A couple of layers of paper towels work fine too.) Shake your Georgia Peach Color Shine and mist your paper. Wait about ten seconds and lay a clean paper towel over your paper. Let it soak in, then wipe clean. Take another clean paper towel and spray window cleaner onto it. Use the paper towel to wipe the area white areas of the stripes clean of mist. Let dry. Clean your craft mat with window cleaner.

Step 3
On a clean surface, do the same with the Color Shine note card in Tropicana Teal Color Shine. Let dry. Clean your craft mat again with window cleaner.

Step 4
On a clean surface, do the same with the chipboard butterflies. One short mist with Black Velvet Color Shine should coat the chipboard nicely. Wipe clean with a paper towel. Let dry.

Step 5
Using a scoring board, lay your paper right side down, lining up the paper along the left side edge. Run a bone folder along the paper at 3¼" and again at 7½". Fold your flaps using the bone folder to make your edges crisp. Fold your left and shorter side (3¼") first and the right and longer flap (3½") will become the front of your card.

Step 6
Keeping your flaps closed (with the right, large, flap on top), glue your Color Shine note card with about ¾" of the card hanging off the left side of the card with your tape runner. *Important: Make sure the adhesive is ONLY on 1" of the right side of the note card.

Step 7
Remove some sewing thread from the spool and wrap loosely around your fingers. Remove the thread from your fingers and using a liquid scrapbooking adhesive, glue to the top of the Color Magic™ note.

Step 8
Using the liquid adhesive again, glue a paper banner to the top of the thread.

Step 9
Take the backing from the chipboard butterfly and use the liquid adhesive on the back of the chipboard to give it a permanent hold. Let your layers dry.

Step 10
Cut the word "Spectacular" out from the definition sticker. Cut the remainder of the sticker into strips and place the definition strip pieces on the inside of the left flap of the card. Use the word "Spectacular" you just cut out and place foam adhesive squares on the back of the sticker and place on top of the chipboard butterfly on the front of the card.

Step 11
Place two flower stickers from the mistable butterfly package on the front of the card. One about half an inch from the top left flap and the other about half an inch from the bottom right flap.

Step 12
Tuck the left flap under the right note card to close your card.


Lay some paper towels under what you will be misting to make cleanup easy.