It’s Monday so it must be By Royal Appointment. This week our guest designer is Sue Hookins with Butterfly Gala. Sue is from Hailsham in East Sussex. A huge thank you to her for this project. All the details can be found below which will also link to Sue’s website so you can look at other beautiful creations by Sue.

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Sue Hookins with Butterfly Gala

Today Sue is sharing a card she taught in her recent class.

With Butterfly Gala from Sue Hookins for this week's By Royal Appointment - see another of my teams wonderful creations inspired by Ronda Wade! Pip Todman Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator UK

I just wanted to share the lovely card we made at our recent class in Hailsham, which was inspired by a Ronda Wade design. It uses a very simple slider mechanism to make a really cute and original card design. The beauty of this design is that it fits into a standard C6 envelope and as long as your decoration on the front is kept fairly flat it is a standard UK letter rate for postage.

I have included the instructions to make the card and a picture of the reverse which helps to explain the mechanism. The key to a successful slide is a smooth ribbon. I used a retired Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon which worked well and went with my design.

Hope you like it, the ladies in class certainly did.

With Butterfly Gala from Sue Hookins for this week's By Royal Appointment - see another of my teams wonderful creations inspired by Ronda Wade! Pip Todman Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator UK

Thank you for reading my “By Royal Appointment Guest Blog” & I hope you enjoyed my creation.

What a lovely idea, and if you don’t have any of the retired Vanilla ribbon, then any of our Satin ribbons would work perfectly too. I’ve included them in the product list below. What do you think of this beautiful card idea? Please do leave us a  COMMENT HERE.


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