Stampin’ Pretty Butterflies

Stampin up kind butterflies
It's a blast to be back stamping after a few days of vacation.  There's so much I want to try (new techniques, layouts, color combos).  Plus, I plan to be posting sneak peeks of Stampin' Up!'s new Fall/Winter stamps sets as soon as my demonstrator order arrives.  Stay tuned!

Today's card combines some fun colors I saw working together in a home decor book.  I chose Soft Sky, YoYo Yellow and Going Gray ink for each of the butterflies from Stampin' Up!'s Kind Thoughts stamp set.  It looked a tad bare, so I added the two small flowers in Going Gray.  Alignment of these guys could never have been accomplished without a Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Click here for my Stamp-a-ma-jig tutorial.

I then clipped the corners with a Ticket Corner Punch and adhered it, using Stampin' Dimensionals, to some Textured Soft Sky card stock.  A yellow micro brad dots each corner.  The YoYo Yellow mat is pierced using a Paper Piercer and Template.

I whipped some Whisper White through my Cuttlebug using the Birds and Swirls Embossing Folder TIP:  White or Vanilla look very chic when embossed.  It's layered on YoYo Yellow and a Textured Going Gray card base (4.25" x 11"– scored at the top, 5.5"). 

The sentiment was inked in Going Gray and stamped on Whisper White.  A
couple more yellow micro brads pump things up along with a base of
Soft Sky Textured card stock. TIP:  I adhered the sentiment taking care to expose the embossed bird in the bottom left corner for a little charm.

Hugs and Pretties . . . Mary

Stamp Set:  Kind Thoughts
Paper:  Going Gray Textured, YoYo Yellow, Soft Sky Textured, Whisper White
Ink:  Going Gray, YoYo Yellow, Soft Sky
Cool Tools:  Ticket Corner Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Paper Piercer and Template (Stampin' Up!'s Crafter's Tool Kit), Cuttlebug
The Perfect Touch:  Stampin' Dimensionals, Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls Embossing Folder, Yellow Micro Brads


  1. So soft and pretty looking. Those butterflies are adorable!

  2. So pretty love your butterflies.

  3. Fantastic card! So pretty…thanks for playing along with us at the OCC!

  4. Mary, this is just beautiful!! Hope you had a nice vacation! 🙂

  5. I love the color combo. I would never have thought to use them. Welcome back we missed you.

  6. so pretty, love the butterflies. Hope you had a great vacation.

  7. Grace Lange-Way

    What a beautiful card Mary. Soft yet striking. I love the color combo.

  8. colleen kramer

    Very Pretty! I like this SU set…very timeless feel to it. You’ve shown in a couple of different color combos and it is always striking!
    Hope your mini-vacation was restful!

  9. Mary – WOW – this is beautiful!!! I love it!!!

  10. What a delightful card! Garden Whimsey is such a fun Stampin set!

  11. I love butterflies and your card is really pretty!!!
    Glad to have a great vacation time!!!
    God bless

  12. beautiful. those butterflies are perfect!

  13. Love these colors together! Great card! tfs!;-)

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