Birthday Surprise….

Because she is traveling home from Canada and surely won’t see this post today, here’s a Butterfly Birthday card for one of my cute lil’ stamping peeps.  She will love getting this surprise in her mailbox when she gets home.

Using the “In-colors” Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana and Crisp Cantalope (nice and bright and happy combo) and butterflies to convey the happiest of birthdays.  This idea came from Mary Fish at Stamping Pretty and I have modified it a little with different colors and texture.  To create this 3-D panel of butterflies, cut the panel you will be punching first and punch the center butterfly …then the two on each side.  Cut a square of DSP for each butterfly, put dimensionals on the back of the punched panel and place the DSP behind the punched out butterfly creating a shadowbox affect.  Using the big and small punch, layer your butterflies and with a dimensional, place a butterfly in each “shadow box”.  It’s a great look with a little effort.

Now emboss the front of your cardstock, cut and scallop one edge of each in-color to place behind the butterfly shadow box you just made.  Now that it’s finished and I’m looking at the photo, it would be pretty to emboss some texture on the little butterfly and maybe add a pearl or rhinestone.  It just never ends, does it?

In-color butterfly birthday


Here’s a shot showing the 3-D effect from the top.

top view in-color butterfly


And here is the inside of the card.

inside in-color butterfly birthday


Here’s hoping she had a terrific birthday and likes the card.
How about a “B-ism” for today? “Always wear cute pajamas to bed. You never know who you will meet in your dreams!”


Supplies used:

  • Ink:  None!
  • Paper:  Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana and Strawberry Slush
  • Punches:  Large and small butterfly, scallop edge
  • Swiss Dot Embossing Folder

OK, now it’s your turn to get inky…



  1. Many thanks for my butterfly card…I love it as you predicted. Sorry to Have missed the October 14th workshop but looking forward to the next date.

  2. Just as you suggested Billie…I love my Butterfly card. Many thanks for remembering. Sorry I missed your workshop on October 14 but I am waiting for the next date.