Manhattan Butterfly

Stampin up beautiful butterflies bigz die

I'll take Manhattan . . . Stampin' Up!'s latest fashion watch.  The chic and elegant style is captured in Stampin' Up!'s new Urban Oasis Designer Series and their exclusive new Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die.

I used this week's Splitcoast Sketch Challenge SC215 to get my wheels turning.  Kiwi Kiss card stock took a ride through my Big Shot Die-Cut Machine along with the sweet Polka Dot pattern created by Stampin' Up!'s exclusive Texturz Plates (Backgrounds I).  I die-cut the small butterfly from the textured card stock and layered it over a larger die-cut butterfly (cut from a pretty Baja Breeze pattern from Urban Oasis).  The Robin's Nest Dewdrops evolve into the body.

The butterfly was layered over Basic Black Textured and Kraft card stock.  Paper Piercing accents the border of the Kraft layer.  Falling in behind is another pattern from Urban Oasis matted on Kraft.  I was so pleased to see more black options with the latest designer series papers!

The vertical banner consists of Kiwi Kiss, dolled up with dots (a larger polka dot than used for the small butterfly) from Stampin' Up!'s Texturz Plates.  I layered it over Basic Black and a touch of Kraft Taffeta Ribbon ties this element up nicely.

The 4.25 x 5.5 card base in Baja Breeze is topped with a delicious polka dot palette from Urban Oasis Designer Series Paper.  TIP:  The benefit of Stampin' Up!'s coordinated paper packs is that they mix and match beautifully.  It really simplifies the cardmaking process.

Finally, I stamped "thank you" in Basic Gray on Baja Breeze card stock.  It's cropped with a Small Oval Punch and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals to a Large Oval in Basic Black.


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Stamp Set: Beautiful Borders (111594)
Paper:  Urban Oasis Designer Series (113978), Basic Black Textured Card Stock (108693), Kiwi Kiss (111353), Baja Breeze (111352), Kraft (102125)
Ink:  Basic Gray (109120)
Cool Tools: Bigz Beautiful Butterflies (104507), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Paper Piercer and Template (104310, Stampin' Up! Stamper's Tool Kit), Stampin' Up! Texturz Plates Backgrounds I (114512), Large (107305) and Small (107304) Oval Punch
The Perfect Touch:  Kraft Taffeta Ribbon (109068), Robin's Nest Dew Drops (www.ucutathome)

Texturz plates 

Beautiful borders


  1. jan armentrout


    Can you tell me where you found the LARGE die cut butterfly??? I’ve been searching for this die and can’t find it. Any help you can be would be much appreciated!

    just me…jan

    Hi Jan: The butterfly I used in today’s card and the larger version are both on the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die (114507) Hugs, M

  2. gawh-geous dahling! 🙂

  3. Mary, this card makes me long for spring!

  4. LOVE this! Wonderful, chic card!

  5. love this card. and the butterfly is so pretty.

  6. Fabulous card….as usual.

  7. I am not a big fan of butterflies, BUT this card may just change my mind.

    I especially love the DSP, and the texture of the card in general.

  8. Very very pretty card Mary. Now I am adding this paper to my wish list. Loved it.

  9. this is awesome, Mary! love your combination of colours!!

  10. ooohhhh, Mary! That is just luscious! Love this pretty and sooo chic card! Simply Fabulous!

  11. Soo beautiful! Love your use of the new papers with the butterfly die. This one was in my box of stuff I received yesterday, but I didn’t have time to use it. Hopefully tonight!

    I feel like I’m finally back in the game now that my box is here! My stamping mojo definitely came back when I sat down to stamp. (You can see a new pic on my blog.)

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations!
    Cindy 🙂

  12. OH WOW – this is gorgoeus!!

  13. Marie Donnelly

    Wow, Mary that card is just…dreamy!

  14. Very pretty and modern looking! Nice job!

  15. WOW! This is stunning. The colours and paper are gorgeous.

  16. Mary, love your butterfly and his dewdrop body! Very pretty!

  17. As always, you inspire me! I am a hoarder of designer paper and I also struggle with getting my cards to “pop”, so the simple solution is to break out my DP and start cutting it up (gasp! it’s going to hurt at first) — then maybe my cards will start to look as good as yours! (A gal can always dream…) 😉

  18. Wow, Mary, I can’t take my eyes off this one!! Those butterflies are stunning. You really made this card pop!

  19. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl)

    Wow!!! This is GORGEOUS!!!! Love the dp, the butterflies, everything!! Beautifully done:)

  20. Mary, Love the card, I just ordered the templates myself last week. Can’t wait to create. Thanks for the inspiration!

  21. colleen kramer

    Beautiful! This is absolutely breathtaking! I love this dp and the fact that Craft is incorporated into the mix.

  22. How have I missed this paper?! Really lovely Mary. Love the small dot texture on the butterfly.

  23. beautiful friend!! we’re all feeling much better…so i think i can join the blogging world again!! really, a stunning card!!

  24. Annette Pagnusat

    WOW, absolutley fantastic!! Urban Oasis DSP is just fantastic and I cant imagine a better use of it than this card. You ROCK!

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