Butterfly Card

I’m on a roll here, friends.  Once I started with one sketch, I was excited to try another one.  So I did!  If you give it a try, let me know if you aren’t addicted.  I’ll be surprised.

This card is made using a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches (FMS217).  I love their clean designs. Nothing too fussy for them.  That reflects my style, too (well, on some days  . . :))  so I was drawn to the sketch.

Here is my card:


The butterflies add lots of dimension and interest.  The smaller butterfly is made from vellum.  I love the soft look of vellum.  And of course, the butterfly is covered in some glitter.  What else?


Here’s the sketch:


I have something funny to share about the card.  It’s up-cycled.  I used this butterfly in another card but I never really loved the card — but I sure did love the butterfly.  So yes, I removed the beautiful butterfly and added it to this card — where I it works much better!  I then reused the paper in the first card.  Nothing wasted!  Up-cycling can save you lots of work.  Give it a try.

Supplies Used:

Stamps:Watercolor Wings (139424), Sheltering Tree (137163) – sentiment
Paper: Whisper White, Delightful Dijon, Vellum, Tip Top Taupe, Gold Foil
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Hello Honey
Other: Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies (138135), Gold Thread

Have a great Tuesday!


Cheerful Butterflies

You know how it is when there’s a new Stampin’ Up! catalog. You go through it as quickly as you can and there’s always ONE stamp set that is calling your name (well, at least one).  For me, it was Watercolor Wings.


The funny thing was that after I got it, I wasn’t thrilled with the cards I made using it . . . till now!  I was in the zone when creating this card — you know how that goes, everything moves quickly, you’re not overthinking things, things come together (wouldn’t it be great if we were always in the zone????).


I used our new incolor, Mint Macaron and loved how the layers ended up.  I don’t know if you can see the silver thread in the card above.  Here’s a close-up.  Lots of sparkle!  I coated the larger butterfly in dazzling diamonds over the ink, too.


What is your favorite stamp set and have you created something terrific with it?  If yes, please share and send me a picture!  I love it when you send me your pictures.

Stamp Set:Watercolor Wings
Colors: Mint Macaron, Hello Honey, Soft Sky, Tip Top Taupe, In-color DSP
Accessories: Silver Thread, Silver Glimmer Paper, Glass Buttons, Lace


Butterfly Birthday

I am always needing more birthday cards.  This time I needed some birthday cards to sell at a craft fair.  I was making some Very Complicated Cards for this craft fair.  Are you like me – if there’s a hard way and an easy way to do something, will you always pick the most difficult way?  What is up with that?

Anyway, here is an easy design that you can whip up quickly.  It is similar to another card I made a few weeks ago.  I changed it up a bit, added some sparkle, and enjoyed having a quick card I could duplicate.


Here’s how I made it:

  • Cut Island Indigo (one of my favorite colors) to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2.  Fold in half.
  • Cut Whisper White to 5 1/4 x 4.
  • Using the Kinda Eclectic stamp set stamp the leaves in Wild Wasabi (turning the stamp to layer it as shown), the dots in Island Indigo, and sentiment in Elegant Eggplant.  I used a Stamp a-ma-jig to line up the sentiment.
  • Stamp the butterfly in Elegant Eggplant and either punch it out or fussy cut it.  (Fussy cutting isn’t too bad for this image.  I did it a ton before finally getting the punch.)  Adhere to the paper with half a dimensional placed in the middle underside of the butterfly.
  • Next, add some texture.  I used cotton ribbon in Island Indigo and silver ribbon.  I also used the Frosted Sequins and dazzling diamond (center of butterfly) to add some bling.  Adhere the white card stock to the blue and you are done!!

Choose Happiness – A new look

I cannot get enough of this stamp set!!  I challenged myself to make a card with a totally different look from the ones I made last week.  My inspiration for the card came from the catalog.  There is a card stamped on crumb cake that uses this stamp set.  The card looks very different then mine, but I liked the crumb cake.  🙂

needafriendThe butterfly on the card comes from the set “Kinda Eclectic.”  I finally bought the matching punch and it makes life so much easier — especially since I had to fussy cut the flowers.

Have a GREAT week,


Below are the supplies used for card:



The card below is inspired by my friend, Dawn Snowangel (great name, no?)  She made a similar card in pink for our team swap.  We made the card in our “Cards for the Community” class — we will be mailing them to someone we know who is elderly and can use a smile.

Instead of sparkles, I decided to do something different and use the silver ribbon for the butterfly.  I love how it came out – subtle sparkles!  We had a great time making it — it was an easy card and uses the yummy new cotton ribbon.

Here are the supplies I used:

– Whisper White card stock
– Island Indigo card stock
– Wild Wasabi Ink
– Island Indigo Ink
– Elegant Eggplant Ink
– Decorative Label Punch
– Island Indigo 1/4 cotton