”Flutterby” cards by Maria Sabina

Hello everyone,

It’s my turn to share the cards I made using the ” Flutterby” kit from Crafty Ola Store. I didn’t get the chance to use all materials included in the kit, but our talented team, will show you the way they used them onto their cards.

I really loved the stamps and the pattern paper from the kit. Beautiful designs.


For my first card I used the pattern paper and my paper trimmer to cut out some square pieces and create the illusion of mosaic. The pattern paper is quite busy, so I kept the rest of the card pretty simple.


This card was really easy to make. I used circle dies to cut out some windows for the butterfly stickers and added the sentiment and a few righstones.


This card has pretty much everything I like: stamping, die cutting and pattern paper. I love layers and even if this looks pretty clean to me, I like the added layers with the pattern paper. The rose gold butterfly die cut piece looks really nice in the circle window.


This card is probably one of my favorites out of all five. I like the floral bit and I think the ”Life is beautiful” sentiment goes perfectly with the flowers and the pattern paper. Great card for Spring.


We all love a nice shaker card! It takes more time to make it, but the result is so pretty and fun! I had a balloon die in my stash and I used it along with the sequins to create the window shaker. I also love the touch of the gold embossing on the sentiment. That embossing powder comes in the kit, along with other fun supplies.

Have you got your kit yet? Go check it out before it goes out of stock.

I hope you enjoy the cards I made, using the ”Flutterby” kit. If you did, please let us know which one is your favorite.

Take care and happy crafting!


Four butterflies cards with Olga

Hello everyone! Olga here and I am back with a new cards to share with you. For today’s post I made a cards with Crafty Ola Store Card kit of the Month April’18 “Flutterby”.

I hope you’ll like my ideas.


The April kit is full of images of butterflies and flowers with very inspired inscriptions. So I decided to play a lot with color and shape.


Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Card making frenzy with Erica

Hello and welcome to Crafty Ola’s Store Blog today!

How is everyone doing? Excited about this month’s card kit?? Well, this Erica sure was! In case you didn’t see my sneak peek post, you can hop across to that here.


Deciding to create 4 cards with a similar ‘base style’, I got cutting, scoring and folding, using the solid card stock that come in the kit. To begin with I used the yellow, navy, pink and grey. I cut them to create cards in the American A2 size, 5.5”x4.25” but as the European A4 only leaves one of each one of these, I also trimmed down the ‘leftover bit’ to make smaller cards so I would have very little waste. Crafty waste is almost a crime!

Moving swiftly on from making the card bases, I trimmed down panels of the patterned paper to fit on them, with a little bit of trim showing around each one once mounted on the base. So far each card base was the same, only with different colour schemes. The smaller cards were cut to be a similar design and are a bit smaller *obviously* at around 5”x4” but who says all cards have to be the same size?

Right, I digress… back to the crafting! I set up a little cardmaking station and got my double-sided foam sheets out, cutting pieces to fit each patterned paper piece. Next step was to decide on embellishments and sentiments! I got the gold stickers out and on the grey/pink card I placed them in a striped pattern.


I actually loved the way this came out so much I didn’t want to cover it up too much, so sentiment wise I kept it simple by heat embossing ‘If nothing changed there’d be no butterflies’ using the Wow Embossing Powder that came with the kit on a strip of leftover grey card stock. A few of the Butterfly embellishments were added to frame the sentiment and that was it. Simple cards are not my strong suit at all, but I’m quite proud of the fact I was able to stop before this turned into one of those ‘oh man, I should have stopped about five embellishments ago…’ situations.


On the yellow card base I added the gorgeous yellow and red flowery patterned paper and surprise, surprise… I love this one so much too, I ‘had to’ try keeping it simple without covering too much of it up. Does anyone else have this problem?? I should probably frame some of my patterned papers rather than just hoard them, should I?


Using the gold stickers again, I placed four of them towards the bottom and added a strip of layered card stock with a heatembossed sentiment on top of it. Three butterflies were the final flourish for this one!


On my navy blue card base card I used the gold stickers again, only three this time and towards the top. On the bottom one I hung the purple tassel and the only other embellishment is a butterfly cut out of the gold mirror card stock, using the die in the kit.


I decided to leave this one sentiment free. I know… such a shocking twist, isn’t it?? Lol!


Moving on to card no4, this one with the pink card base, I realised I have been a bit of a one-trick-pony with the gold stickers (but I looooooove how easy it is to change up the look of the patterned paper just by adding these!) It was time to do something radical and not use them.


I cut out a heart shape out of one of the pink patterned paper sheets and added it to the card with some foam tape. On a slim strip of leftover grey card stock I stamped ‘You make my heart flutter’ using only VersaMark ink as I didn’t want the harsh look of black on this sweet card. After the sentiment strip was added, I finished off the card with a few sequins trailing across the card.


I was really in the groove by now and grabbed the white card stock, cut, scored and folded it into another A2 sized card. Getting the ribbons out, I used the slim strips that were left over from cutting the card stock down to size.


Using double-sided tape I adhered the ribbons to the matching card stock and then added these directly to my card base. And because I had managed to make a whole card without using the gold stickers, I got them out again and added one to the middle of each ribbon. This looked SO pretty and has so much texture! I had to force myself to finish it because, yet again… I didn’t want to cover it up! Oy.


Well, I heatembossed the sentiment ‘Happiness is like a butterfly’ on a tiny bit of scrap card stock I had left and added that to the card. Two butterflies were added and then I looked through the kit again and clearly thought ‘this card does not have enough going on already’. Because I added one of the metal embellishments to it too. I did add some gold twine which I tied in a bow first.


Two of the smaller cards that I made from the ‘leftover cardstock’ made it into cards too. On the dark blue one I stamped loads of the sentiments from the stamp set with VersaMark ink to create a patterned paper look. I used a piece of my favorite patterned paper from the kit, which I added at an angle using foam tape.


The sentiment, ‘Blossom like a butterfly’ I heatembossed on a small piece of yellow card stock, layered it with some of the gold mirror card stock, added a wooded flower embellishment and a gold mini clothes pin before adding that too. Then I realised I had not used any of the rhinestones that comes in the kit so I started adding some to the card base. And it’s entirely possible that I went slightly overboard…


The pink one was equally quick and easy to make: I ran some of the leftover grey card stock through my BigShot machine with the embossing folder and added it to the back of the pink patterned paper so that about 0.5cm showed on each side. This was all added to the card using double sided tape.


On probably my last piece of grey card stock, I heat embossed ‘Live your dreams’, added a metal butterfly charm, some rhinestones to each end and adhered the whole shebang to the card at an angle, using foam tape. Done!


I also have a bonus card which was done in less than 3 minutes. Yep. No joke. Ready? The ‘leftover’ grey card stock piece was scored, folded and measured. I then cut a piece of patterned paper so that it was about 1cm smaller than the folded card base. I cut out a piece of foam sheet to size, added it to the back of the paper and adhered it to the card base. Sentiment wise I used the gold mirror card stock again and cut out a circle sentiment dienamic from MFT Stamps (NOT included in the kit) which I glued onto the card front using Multi Media Matte adhesive. Some more gold twine came out, got tousled together, grabbed by one of the gold mini clothes pins and added to the card in the middle of the circle. DONE!


Phew! Well, that’s it from me for today but I hope you have enjoyed this post and that I have inspired you to try a new technique or simpluy to look at your kit with new eyes.


You can find me at my own blog, Instagram, Facebook and Flickr if you are interested in seeing more of my work. Until next month, happy crafting and don’t forget to share your work so we can all see!

Lots of love from Erica

“Flutterby” handmade cards by Alena Grinchuk

Hello there

It is Alena and let me start with Thank you for stopping by.

Today I would like to share with you few cards I have made using Crafty Ola Store Card kit of the Month April’18 “Flutterby”.

You can find unboxing video on Crafty Ola YouTube Channel as well as 10 cards 1 kit vudeo tutorial.

Let me share with you still shots of my cards.











I hope you liked it and get inspired

Happy Crafting

10 Card 1 kit | Crafty Ola Store Card kit of the Month April’18 ”Flutterby”



Hello Guys

Today is the next day after card kit is released and I cannot describe how happy I am that you love this kit as much as I do. There is only few kits left for sale at my store, so don’t miss out.

Here it is


If you want to see unboxing video please visit my YouTube Channel – Crafty Ola or click on video link below


Still shots of some of the cards ad video link to cardmaking tutorial is displayed below









I hope you like it and if you did please like, share , comment and subscribe

Happy crafting !


Crafty Ola Store Card kit of the Month April’18 “Flutterby” revealed!

Hello there

Today is a middle of the month again and as usual Card kit of the Month April’18 ” Flutterby” is revealed!

Here it is

As you probably guessed it is a kit with a flowers and butterflies.

Her is full list of components:

  • First Edition 8×8 paper pad
  • 6 A4 double sided Cards
  • 2xA4 Mirror Card – Gold and Rose Gold
  • Butterfly Die by X cut
  • Flower Die by X cut
  • Sara Signature collection ”Flutterby” senttiment stamp set
  • X cut Embossing folder – Butterfly
  • Self adhesive 3mm Gold gemstones
  • Self adhesive 3D stickers – Butterflies
  • Anita’s Peel of sticker- Outlie Border Gold
  • Min craft pegs- gold
  • Little Sparkles Sequin mix- Sweet Candy
  • Wooded Shapes- flowers and butterflies
  • Charms- Flowers and Butterflies
  • WOW Embossing powder – Gold Rich
  • Nuvo Chrystal Drops – Gold
  • Tassels
  • Ribbon

If you want to see reveal video you can visit my YouTube channel Crafty Ola or click on video link below


This kit is available for sale at ww.craftyolastore.co.uk

Don’t miss out. Limited stock item

Please come back for 10 card 1 kit video tutorial and more inspirations from DT members of my team

Happy Crafting!



Sneak peek of April-18 ‘Flutterby’ Card Kit with Erica



Erica on the Crafty Ola blog today with my first ever post! Yes, very exciting!! I have been on the team for a couple of months now but the darned Polish post conspired to keep my Kit of the Month March-18 ‘Nature’s Grace’ away from me and I didn’t get it in time for any of my scheduled posts last month. Very naughty indeed, how dare they keep my crafty goodies away from me?? Ack!

Well, this months kit, Card Kit of the Month April-18 ‘Flutterby’, arrived no problems whatsoever and I dug into it with a bit of a crazed frenzy. I’m being embarrassingly honest here, paper and embellishments were flying around with squeals of delight. I will post a little unboxing video on Sunday so tune in for that. So many beautiful patterned papers to choose from(I L-O-V-E patterned paper but I’m more likely to hoard it than use it) but I was determined to use, if not all, at least some of them. I particularly love the heart patterned one and the one with all the gold dots on it!


Deciding to create 4 cards with a similar ‘base style’, I got cutting, scoring and folding, using the solid card stock that come in the kit. I cut them to create cards in the American A2 size, 5.5”x4.25” but as the European A4 only leaves one of each one of these, I also trimmed down the ‘leftover bit’ to make smaller, matching cards so I would have very little waste. Crafty waste is almost a crime!

As this is only a sneak peek of what’s coming in my full reveal post on Sunday, I’m going to leave you with this little tease!


See you back here on Sunday for lots of cards, crafty chit-chat and photos!

Until then, happy crafting!


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