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Butterfly Wishes…

Here’s a technique you might enjoy trying.  It’s made with the Basic Butterfly stamp set and framelits.

I love the effect of the butterfly flying right out of the front of the card.  Here’s how you do it if you haven’t tried it yet…


Isn’t that pretty?  I purposely left the sentiment off until this card is ready to be sent.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black and your choice of DSP
  • Ink:  Memento Black
  • Stamps:  Basic Butterfly
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Basic Butterfly Framelits


  • The Very Vanilla base card is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • The Basic Black layer is 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″
  • The top Very Vanilla layer is 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Cut a Basic Black butterfly and set aside.
  • Position your top Very Vanilla layer on a cutting pad on top of the magnetic board.  Now lay down the butterfly framelit and position the top cutting pad from the midpoint of the framelit out.  Run through the Big Shot.  Turn the magnetic board around and reposition the top cutting pad so that you are cutting the other side of the butterfly leaving the center uncut.
  • Adhere the Basic Black layer to the card front.
  • Adhere your DSP of choice to the center of the Basic Black layer.
  • From the back of your Very Vanilla layer, place the cut out Basic Black butterfly.  Add Tomboy glue to the back of the butterfly and Very Vanilla cardstock and attach to the card front
  • Stamp the smaller butterfly on a scrap of Very Vanilla and cut with framelit.  Attach to top of Very Vanilla butterfly.
  • The antennae are hand drawn.  The center of the butterfly is a long skinny triangle of Basic Black rolled from the fat end first and glue with Tomboy.  Glue to center of butterfly.
  • You can see I have stamped some of the smaller butterflies to the envelope to coordinate.

This is really an impressive card in person.  I hope you will give it a try.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Oh words!  I love the Minions…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!


Flippin’ Butterflys…

One of the swaps from convention set up the idea for today’s card.  It was made by Nicole Gunderson and I just loved her concept and came up with this revision…


This card uses the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set which is one of my favorites right up there with Kinda Eclectic which is another favorite.  Of course, anytime there are butterflies involved…count me in!

This is a very versatile card…change up the sentiment and it could even pass for a child’s birthday or celebrate (anything)!  Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for you just in case you’d like to give this card a try and put your own spin on it…


  • Paper:  Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Green and Daffodil Delight cardstock.
  • Ink:  Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Daffodil Delight, Pistachio Green, Coastal Cabana and Memento Black
  • Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge and Thank You photopolymer sets.
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Bitty Butterfly Punch, Coastal Cabana Baker’s Twine and Rhinestones


  • The Whisper White card base is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • The Coastal Cabana layer is 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″
  • The top Whisper White layer is 5 1/4″ x 4″

I’m so glad you stopped by the studio today to see what’s up.  Hope you have been inspired by this “Flippin’ Butterflies” card to create a masterpiece of your own.  Tomorrow we will explore more of the stamps sets from the Holiday Catalog so be sure to drop in.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…”Be kind.  For everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.”

If ink on your fingers is an indication of your happiness…I’m very HaPpY!