A new blog..

.. Called  Paper Papillon..

I have bought my own domain about 6 months ago and it is about time i used it..
I really felt like something new and different..
and would love to find out what you all think of it?!

This post is to re-direct all of my followers that read my posts in readers
and blogroll lists, as this will be the last one that will be updated on there.

Any other links will automaticly be directed straight to my new blog.

There is only one problem with the big move..
and that is that I can’t seem to link back to my .com site on any of the Blogger blogs

If you know of any of answer to that..
I’d be forever gratefull!

Sincerely hope to see you there,

Big hugs,

Marlene xx


Twisted easel card


Not made one of these twisted easels before,
but boy.. are they fun and easy to do

Today I have used ‘Hippy Chick
another fab Simply Sassy stamp by Sugar Nellie

She is coloured with Copic sketch markers,
touched up with shimmer paints,
shame you can’t see that very well on the photo.

PP are Basic Grey Porcelain and MME.
Used MS border punch and build up the flowers topped with buttons.
The bling swirls are from Prima.

Here is a side view of the fold,
I forgot to take a pic folded flat but
it just lifts up and drops ontop of the inside panel.

My card fits in with the following challenges:

* Colour Create – Lemon, Green and White
* Dutch Dare Challenges – Buttons

If you would like to try a fold like this..
You can find a great little tutorial here


Thanks so much for looking and any comments you might leave..

Hugs, Marlene x

Circle side step template

This is the template I made for the Circle Side Step card based
on the conventional step fold that can be found all over the internet.
There were too many instructions to put on the template
so have marked them with numbers
and will get to them in the instructions below.


Start with a [approx] 7.5″ circle,
I used the largest grand nestie die,
but you could use a plate or similar to get your circle.

[1] Make a cut line about 2-1/2″ in from the side,
starting at 2-1/4″ and finish at 5-3/4″
Make sure you keep your circle straight.

[3] Score a straight line from the finish cut to the outside,
then a second score line 3/4″ next to the first.

[4] Fold 1st line in, 2nd line up
and make sure the layers are folded straight with the cut line.
It should look like this:

Next we have to find the centre of the whole circle
and the easiest way to do this is to fold the whole 7.5″ circle in half,
lining up ontop of each other, but don’t fold flat just yet.

[5] Pinch both edges of large panel to make the centre fold line,
then open up the circle,
score from and to the pinched points and fold.

You can now cortentina fold the second step by folding down and up 1 more time,
again making sure you line up the edges with the previous folds.
It should now look like this:

Next step is optional,
if you like the ‘sticky out’ bits, you can leave it as is.
Or you can turn your card over
and cut away the excess with scissors

Your card base is now ready for you to decorate how you wish🙂

Little tip.. speaking from experience:
Practice with copy paper first,
you don’t want to waste your cardstock


For my card I cut a scalloped circle and cut a strip to fit my card front,
added embossed paper and
stuck my image partly overlapping the step and top of the card.
Attached the sentiment to the last step.
Then decorated with lots of flowers, bling and candy drops to finish.


Hope this is helpful to some of you and any questions..
Just shout!

Marlene x

Circle side step


There is a little story to how this card came about..
As mentioned in my previous post there is a Sugar Nellie challenge
on Facebook asking for side step cards.
In one of the discussions, Cathy asked if there was a way
to have a bigger panel for larger stamps to use..
so I got to playing with some A4 paper
and managed to get a larger template to work
[Template for this supplied at bottom of this post]

While at work,
I got to thinking and doodling if it was possible to make a circle step card.
When I got home I got my large nesties out and after about a thousand tries..
Guess what?.. It worked!

It’s hard to see the steps as I’ve covered them with flowers & dragonflies
but you get the idea!

To decorate my card I have used a large scalloped strip at the bottom.
Image is ‘Party Frills‘ from Sugar Nellie,
she is such a cutie!
Colored her with Copics and
nested onto a scalloped circle which is attached half over the fold.

Some of the flowers are from Marianne dies,
dragonfly is a Doohicky die, and the sentiment is by SU!

I love it when a plan comes together..
and again.. Thanks Cathy for getting me to think ‘outside the box’🙂

I’d like to enter this card in the PTW Flower challenge for this week,
and My Time to Craft’s challenge is Flourishes


As promised here is the template for the folded A5 step

click to enlarge

When cut and folded it will look like this

Click to enlarge

Let me know if you would like to see the circle template as well.


Have a fabulous evening,

Marlene x

Call me..

It’s been a long day..
and there is nothing better than playing around with
paper and pens to unwind for an hour or so!

It resulted in me making my card for the
Simply Sassy Facebook challenge,
where they would like to see a side step card.

I have used one of the new Sassy stamps,
Call me, she is just ‘dreamy’!

I cut her out leaving a small boarder and
made the card into a dresser like I seen on this baby card

As the challenge over at Stamptacular Sunday is
I’m entering it there as well.

Have a great and relaxing evening,

Hugs, Marlene x

Candy Winners..

My blog is three years today.. Yay!

And eventho it is just a virtual thing..
Never in my wildest dreams did I know how much pleasure a blog could bring.
From reading comments to making new friends and
even meeting fabulously creative blog friends from all over the world in person..
Just amazing!

Don’t get me wrong..
Blogging can be a full time job at times!
Especially when ‘real’ things in life needs to take priority
or when your Mojo takes a runner..
and you just need to take a break..
but then it’s doubly as nice when you get back
you are welcomed with open arms!

So I didn’t just want to let my 3 year blogoversary
go by without a little mention and special candy.

This brings me to the announcement of the winners;

Copic Marker set goes to


Congrats girly, I can’t wait to see the creations you make with your new pens🙂


The 3 hAnglar stamp winners are:




Huge congrats to you three.. hope you will enjoy your surprise stamp.


And the bonus candy goes to:


Congrats hunnie, but you won’t know what your candy is until you unwrap it..😉


Whoohooo Congratulations girls!!!

Would you please all contact me by EMAIL with all your details
so I can get your goodies to you straight away!

Have a wonderful week everyone

.. and here is cheers to the next three years!!

Marlene x


New Shoes..

.. Paper shoes!

As I have been in a ‘anything other than card making’ mood,
I thought to have a go with a paper shoe template
that I’ve had in my fav’s for a while.

I wanted to make a gift box of some kind..
and the finished shoe makes an excellent treat box for all kinds of occasions.

I’ve decided to go for a vintage look,
by printing the template direct onto the back of cream cardstock.
Cut it out and stamped a crackle background all over it,
then inked all the edges.
Cut out the liner from patterned paper,
inked edges and stuck to the inside of the shoe.

Fold on all score lines and stick the shoe together with strong adhesive.

I then got my Antique gold glimmer mist
and sprayed all over for some extra sparkle.

To decorate I have used some looped ribbon,
lace, pearls, flowers and pins.
Inside the organza sachet are some vintage embellishments.

I think it looks totally adorable!


The inspiration thanks go to Cindy from
Skip to my Loo
She made a fab witch shoe for Halloween and provided the template!
Thank You!!


Hugs, Marlene x