PPA176: Inspired by Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die

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I decided to dust off my Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die and a create simple and pretty card for a friend!  I love how easy it is to layer the two sizes for a fluttery result! 6a00e54f95df928834019b0000f732970cThe design is based on this week’s Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge (PPA176).  Check out what the rest of the PPA Resident Artists have come up with and PLAY ALONG HERE!


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Stamp Set:  Loving Thoughts (Wood-Mount 128436, Clear-Mount 125845)
Paper:  Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper (131390), Coastal Cabana (131297), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Basic Gray (126981)
Cool Tools:  Beautiful Butterfies Bigz Die (114507), Bitty Banners Framelits Dies (129267), Envelope Liners Framelits Dies (132172), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
The Perfect Touch:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (129324), Neutrals Designer Buttons (130031)

Other:  Very Vanilla Medium Envelope (107300)


  1. LOVE how you used your pattern for your diagonal!!

  2. Love that layered butterfly…made my heart flutter! 🙂

  3. marlene kiley

    Glad I found your blog. Your cards are beautiful. What a striking color combo on this card.

  4. Very pretty!! I haven’t used Coastal Cabana yet but it is one of my all time favorites!

  5. Brilliant! Beautiful. Great choice of paper. The color is so vibrant and pretty. Love the use of the DSP and making it go to work for you! Ingenious! Your butterfly and all your layering ROCKS. And, your sentiment is perfect! You inspire us on a daily basis. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  6. Wow! This card is one of my favorites! Beautiful!

  7. Carol Carriveau

    Gorgeous, love your colors and of course that butterfly die! Bling certainly makes things more special!

  8. Hi Mary, Great card, love the lay out! Thanks for sharing.

  9. GREAT CARD Mary! Love how you didn’t miss the diagonal element on the sketch…..brilliant! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Sandra Conner

    Fun and elegant at the same time! I love the colors, just beautiful!

  11. Wow , beauitful Ms Mary ,
    Hugs Frenchie

  12. Love the simple color combo………..so calm and cool……and beautiful!

  13. Lovely card!! This pretty butterflies die is awesome and this gorgeous shade of blue, indeed irresistible!!!
    The pretty button and awesome bling just take it over the top. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Love, love, love!!! Every time I swear that I’m not going to buy any more paper…you make something to make it irresistible!

  15. Oooh! Beautiful in Coastal Cabana! Love the layered button & Bling! She’ll be so happy!

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