NEW Quick & Pretty Video: Paper-Pierced Butterfly

How about a new Quick & Pretty “start to finish” video tutorial today?

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My Quick & Pretty cards are simple, fast and use minimal supplies–perfect for the busy stamper!

Stampin up demonstrator videos tutorial stampinup pretty order online butterfly punch spring catalog

The Stampin’ Up! Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack was used to outline the punched butterfly with precision.

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This paper-piercing pack is one of My Top 10 Favorite Products from the Stampin’ Up! Spring Catalog!

I LOVE YOUR COMMENTS!  Please leave me a comment at the end of this post regarding today’s pierced butterfly card or video!

LOVE THE CONVENIENCE OF ON-LINE LEARNING?  Stampin’ Up! has introduced the first of their on-line video classes.  I’m impressed with the 30+ simple and pretty projects as well as the helpful tips and training (videos, supplies lists and pdfs).  Click HERE for full details on the Stampin’ Up! On-Line Basics Class ($14.95).

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Stamp Set:  Petite Pairs (Wood-Mount 122495, Clear-Mount 122497)
Paper:  Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper (1269902), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise (126952), Rich Razzleberry (126950)
Cool Tools:  Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526), Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406), Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack (129387), Paper-Piercing Tool (126189), Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199)
The Perfect Touch:  Brights Brads (119740), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Glue Dots (103683)

Other:  Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes (107311)

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  1. Mary I just love your simple and effective designs!!! For those of us who don’t have a lot of time these are perfect as well as beautiful…thank you!!!

  2. Dolores Tanner

    Took these cards to my stamp club and they made a big hit!!

  3. Really like your video and the card. Subscribed by email to your blog.

  4. Hi Mary,
    your Butterfly-cards are beautyful thanks for this post and a lot of huggs and greatings from Germany

  5. I have always wondered how people could do paper piercing so neatly and thanks to your tutorial I know now that you just need the right tools! I think I would have to get these tools to do this myself; looks like great fun and it gives such a special finish to your card. Your butterfly cards are really gorgeous! Thanks for taking the time to bring us the video.

  6. Thanks for your beautiful card and video. This card is perfect in every way, and the video gives details for even the beginner to do a perfect card. Thanks for all you do to make my card making fun.

  7. Judi Ryan- Demo


    Love the tutorial, and card! From 1 to 10 score ( 11 )!
    Thanks for sharing1 Hugs!

  8. Carol Carriveau

    Beautiful cards, Mary! My note cards and the Swallowtail punch should arrive in just a few days and I can’t wait to use your inspiration! Thanks for the video and TFS!

  9. Michele in Il.

    Amazing design and video! Thanks.

  10. This is great. Just love it. I will be making this one this week. It is clean and elegant and spring time. Thanks for the post.


    SUCH A FUN IDEA!!!!!

  12. Great tutorial! This card is adorable. I haven’t tried paper piercing, but you’ve inspired me to give it a try.

  13. I love the card! It’s quick to make but looks very involved. Once again, thanks for the great ideas!

  14. love your tutorial and card so simple but elegant thanks

  15. always love your white on white look. the splash of color with the butterfly adds just the right amount of visual interest. will definitely case this one if you dont mind 🙂

  16. Breathtaking Butterfly makes a Beautiful Card! TFS!! Another fabulous card that is so clean and simple. Proving that sometimes simple is best!

  17. Breathtaking!

  18. Love these cards Mary! Simple, stunning and affordable! What a perfect combo.

  19. Very pretty, quick, easy and so eye-catching cards Mary, thanks for the 1-minute video too! Love the bitty butterfly.

  20. Kelly Wentworth

    Mary, once again you hooked me! I love this simple yet elegant card with the butterfly and with your guest stamper yesterday, I am definitely hooked!!! So beautiful, so elegant and so easy, love it!!

  21. Love it! Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to try it.

  22. Okay Mary…..This card “ROCKS” (words spoken by my 12 year old granddaughter). I started a Skype Sunday with my granddaughter back in Madison. We are going to make cards (beginners session) on Skype every Sunday and I would love to CASE this card and have her make it in a couple weeks. Would you mind me CASEing it? LOVED the video and think this series is going to be the BEST. Thanks for sharing!

  23. Very nice. The simple cards I think are the best plus they are easier! Thank you for all of your inspiration…

  24. Linda Niemeyer

    So glad to see someone else use lots of dimensionals!!!! I love the simplicity of your card!!! Quick, easy but so beautiful!!! I need to do more simple cards but it’s sometimes hard to know where to stop!! Thank you for your videos!! :O)

  25. Very nice design, and so simple. Thanks for sharing.

  26. I love the simplicity of your card. It’s just elegant to me. Sometimes all the stuff that other card makers do is just too much. Stamping doesn’t have to be hard, you know?

  27. Wonderful cards Mary, quick, clean and simple but oh so elegant!! I always love the look of a white on white card and the added splash of color on the butterfly really makes it pop. Thank you for another great video tutorial.

  28. Mary, just love these cards!! Was wondering when and how to use the butterfly piercing…now I know 🙂 Thanks for the video!

  29. Was f?r eine sch?ne Karte!!
    Greetings from Germany, this card is absolutly perfect!!Thank you!! Elisabeth

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