On the CASE: Tag Card

Tag Card

Woo hoo! Nicole and I are back with another On the CASE.  I am working my way through Stampin’ Up!® catalogs, breaking down samples step-by-step, in order to provide you with free tutorials so you can CASE your own.  Nicole is using her investigative skills to solve CASES throughout the crafting universe.  Let the fun begin!

Today I am CASEing an adorable tag from the Occasions Catalog. This tag uses the Butterfly Gala bundle. Since I need cards more than tags,  after I created the tag, I added it to a card base. I hope you enjoy today’s tag card.

Tag and Tag Card
Butterfly Gala Bundle

tag cardWith the extremely bitter temperatures we have been having here in SE Iowa, I definitely needed a breath of spring.  And what better harbinger of spring than butterflies!  I love the Butterfly Gala bundle, especially when paired with this fabulous gingham paper.  Here’s the tag I CASEd…

tag cardand here is the tag added to a card base.

tag cardColors of the Day
tag cardStamps and Papers and Inks…Oh, My!

Stamps: Butterfly Gala Bundle (Includes Butterfly Duet Punch)
Paper:  Whisper White Thick cardstock (4-1/4″ x 11″), Whisper White cardstock (2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″), Lemon Lime Twist cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″, 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″), Shimmery White cardstock (2-1/2″ x 1-1/2″), Vellum Cardstock (2-1/2″ x 1-1/2″), Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (Balmy Blue Large Check: 3-3/4″ x 5-1/8″; Balmy Blue Small Check: 2-1/8″ x 3-1/8″;  Lemon Lime Twist Small Check: 3″ x 4-3/8″; )
Inks: Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Jet Black StazOn
Other: Big Shot, Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, 2-1/4″ Circle Punch, Paper Snips, Aqua Painter, Whisper White 5/8″ Flax Ribbon, Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Mini Glue Dots, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

“On the CASE” Notes
Your Step-by-Step Guide

1.  Score the Whisper White Thick cardstock at 5-1/2″ to form the card base. Crease using a bone folder.

2.  Die cut the Large Check Balmy Blue paper frame by centering the 3″ x 4-3/8″  Stitched Rectangle framelit  inside the largest Stitched Rectangle framelit.  Mat the “frame” onto Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, and add to the card base.

3.  Die cut the Small Check Lemon Lime Twist paper using the  3″ x 4-3/8″ Stitched Rectangle framelit.  Adhere inside the “frame”.

4.  Brayer the piece of Small Check Balmy Blue paper with Balmy Blue ink.  Mat onto Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and adhere to the card base using dimensionals.

tag card

5.   Make a loop from 9″ of Whisper White Flax ribbon.  Adhere to the brayered paper.  Snip the ends at an angle.

tag card

6.  Ink the sentiment in Lemon Lime Twist ink. Stamp onto Whisper White cardstock. Punch out using the 2-1/4″ Circle punch. Adhere to the card using dimensionals.

tag card

7.  Punch out a butterfly from vellum. Adhere to the circle.

tag card

8.  Ink the Butterfly image with Jet Black StazOn and stamp onto Shimmery White cardstock. Color the wings using an Aqua Painter and Balmy Blue and Daffodil Delight inks. When dry, stamp the body and antennae. Snip out using paper snips.  Adhere on top of the vellum butterfly.

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9.  Accent with Lemon Lime Twist sequins.  Optional:  Accent the sequins with rhinestones.

tag cardIsn’t this tag card just like a breath of spring? I can’t wait to send this one out to brighten up someone’s day!

If you would like to print off or save a step-by-step tutorial for today’s tag card, just click on the button below. (In order to save ink, I have not included all the pictures which you see above! )

tag card

How Hard Was It to Crack This CASE

This tag card is fun to make. There are several die cutting steps involved, as well as fussy cutting. The water coloring is very forgiving, while the stamping is simple.  Difficulty Level:  2.5 out of 5, because of the time involved and the number of steps.

tag cardNow head on over to Nicole at  Pixel Maven’s Retreat to see the CASE file she has been working on.  Nicole always writes the BEST tutorials!

Did you miss the last On the CASE project?  Check it out HERE.

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As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away! Until next time…


Price: $110.00


  1. I really like the color combination and I love butterflies on cards!

  2. Love seeing the tag but putting on the card was brilliant. I love the look the prayer provided on the gingham. So fresh and springy. Looking forward to this weekend when we can get our recycle tote unfrozen. We have lots of recycling to set out. Everyone stay warm and safe and we will as well.

  3. Hi Ann,I love both the tag card and the card that you made. Both are beautiful and certainly remind me of spring. Thank you for the tutorial. Once we get through all of the snow, ice, high winds and cold temps spring will be her before we know it. 🙂

  4. Such a beautiful card, Ann! And yes, it is like a breath of spring! Crazy how it’s -50 degrees with the wind chill today and Saturday is going to be 40 degrees above zero!…Your card warmed my day! 🙂 That gingham dp is so beautiful. I’m enjoying using it! Stay safe, my Friend!

  5. I like the brayer on the DSP…what a nice addition to give the card a different look. Love it!

  6. Ann,

    This is just beautiful. Love the idea of using the tag ON the card base. Also love the color combo here… soft and fresh for sure. Thanks so much for the measurements… Hugs

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