Pretty Pattern Butterfly

Scissors and sponges were the only tools used in today's card for the Splitcoast Limited Supplies Challenge (LSC159).  I combined it with the Ways to Use it Challenge (WT157), where only patterned paper was allowed (other than the River Rock card base) and the exception of a subtle patterned background stamped on plain card stock (as used in the butterfly). 

I'm a self-proclaimed "Tool Time Mary" and felt this was pretty difficult for me.  Not a single punch?   Fortunately, Stampin' Up!'s Ginger Blossoms 2-sided designer series paper gave me lots of patterns to work with, all of which work well combined together.  I sponged the edges in Ruby Red ink and stamped  and cut the butterfly from Papertrey's Butterfly Kisses (Ruby Red card stock).  The sentiment is from the same Papertrey stamp set.  A little Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon pulls the long layered strips together.

I have used these little stick-on pearls I found at Archiver's on a previous post.  They make it easy to give some jazz to the corners of the sentiment and provide my butterfly with a handsome figure.

WE HAVE A WINNER!  I adored all your wonderful comments, compliments and perspectives on
your favorites from the Occasions Mini Collection.  There wasn't a standout favorite stamp set from the
Occasions Mini but it was fun to hear what you love and why.  Thanks for playing!

Congratulations "Julie A." on being the winner of yesterday's contest.  You will be receiving Sale-A-Bration's "So Many Scallops" stamp set.    Here's Julie's comment:

"Hello!  Thank you for the chance to win the wonderful blog candy!  My
favorite stamp set in the Occasions Mini is Friendly Flowers.  I'm a
sucker for any floral stamp set!!"

  Today (March 17) is the last day of Sale-A-Bration and I will be accepting orders until 11:00 a.m.

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Stamp Set:  Butterfly Kisses (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Ginger Blossoms Designer Series (110697), Ruby Red (102030), River Rock (108640)
Ink:  Ruby Red (102259)
Cool Tools:  Sponges (101610)
The Perfect Touch:  Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon (109063), Non SU Crystal Stickers Pearls (Mark Richards)


  1. Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I just love it Mary! This paper is the prettiest ever and you always seem to know exactly what to do with it!!!

  3. I just love it Mary! This paper is the prettiest ever and you always seem to know exactly what to do with it!!!

  4. very nice! I love these colors, you are great at matching paper. The layout is great!

  5. I love this card. It is so beautiful.

  6. So pretty! And Spring like! Could you bring Spring with you too? Maybe have an announcement that it’s time for Spring and then it comes and the snow completely stops? I’m ready for Spring. Can you tell?


  7. Kelly Schelske

    So very pretty, I love that paper:-)

  8. Congrats to Julie!
    Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!

  9. colleen kramer

    This is so gorgeous! I’m a sucker for beautiful patterned paper. This goes into my favs!

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