Flight of the Butterfly

Stampin up flight of the butterfly 1

I needed a soft and pretty birthday card for a dear friend and started with Stampin’ Up!’s Sweet Always Designer Series Paper (Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Pumpkin Pie) for color inspiration. After pulling together my colors (card stock, ribbon, brads), I flipped through my stamp image book to find the perfect line stamp to layer over the stripe pattern.  Instantly, Flight of the Butterfly flew to the forefront.

Stampin up flight of the butterfly close up
I stamped the sweet dotted butterfly in Chocolate Chip on Sweet Always Designer Series paper and snipped it out.  TIP:  Stamping over patterned paper (line images work best) gives a blast of “wow” to any card.  The butterfly lands on a 1 3/8″ circle of Pink Pirouette Textured card stock matted on a Scalloped Circle of Textured Pumpkin Pie.

The layout is from Beate’s Weekend Sketch challenge (WSC59)–an excellent challenge for showing off strips of patterned paper.  The polka dot pattern from Stampin’ Up!’s Sweet Always Designer Series Paper is layered on Pink Pirouette card stock, followed by Whisper White and a textured card base (4.25 x 5.5) of Regal Rose.  This pretty package is wrapped in Stampin’ Up!’s Regal Rose 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon.  The scalloped butterfly element is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is swooped from Chit Chat Rub-Ons–I looooove how crisp they look on colored paper.  Chit Chat includes one sheet each of  Whisper White and Chocolate Chip rub-ons for all occasions.  The background is Regal Rose Textured card stock and a single Trio Flower (Trio Flower Punch) accents the side.  The right side is shaped up with a Corner Rounder Punch.

The Trio Flower Punch quickly provides just the right  touch of blooms down the right side of the card.  I layered a 1/4″ Circle of Pink Pirouette and a orange Micro brad (www.justbrads.com) in the center.

Hugs and Pretties . . . . Mary

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Stamp Set:  Flight of the Butterfly
Paper:  Sweet Always Designer Paper, Regal Rose Textured, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette Textured and Smooth, Pumpkin Pie Textured, Chocolate Chip Textured.
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Punch Bunch:  Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1/4″ Circle Punch, Trio Flower Punch, Corner Rounder Punch
The Perfect Touch: Regal Rose 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Orange Micro Brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Chit Chat Rub-Ons

Flight of the butterfly


  1. Mary, thank-you again for giving me a great place to start with a design. The colours of your card I love. You are so talented. Thanks.

  2. Oh wow! Love the colors you used here! So girly! TFS! hugs, Monica

  3. This card is great!!! I love it!

  4. awsome card as always.

  5. Colleen Kramer

    So very pretty colors, texture and layout! The subtle layers really add depth to this cute card. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Oh my – Mary – this is sooo pretty – I love it!!!

  7. Mary, your card looks amazing! I LOVE the colors, LOVE the way you added the sentiment, LOVE the set you chose and LOVE the flowers on the side.
    Thanks so much for playing!
    Hugs and smiles

  8. Oh, wow, this turned out so very pretty! I like those papers, they’re modern and give a nice edgy twist to any project.

    Have a great weekend!

  9. What a beautiful card – love the sketch so thanks for the tip! 🙂 Hope to use the sketch tonight once I recover from the basement cleaning we did earlier today. 🙂

  10. Great job with the challenge Mary! I love how the butterfly looks like it’s going to take flight. Very pretty!

  11. Your friend will love this card. I love the colors. Everyone I know, loves getting a homemade card. It shows how much you really care. When you care enough, make it homemade.

  12. Love this card. The colors are great together.

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