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

  2. beautiful. those butterflies are perfect!

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

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

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

  6. 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!

  7. Grace Lange-Way

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

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

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

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

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

  12. So pretty love your butterflies.

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

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