Butterfly Basics for Mojo Monday!

Stampin Up Butterfly Basics card idea by Mary Fish StampinUp Demonstrator blog

What, me water coloring with the Stampin’ Up! Gal stamp set?  Yes, indeed!  With a touch of ink and a Blender Pen, this pretty floral image is quick and easy to color.

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge MOJO408

This week’s Tall & Skinny Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO408) was the inspiration for my 6″ x 3 3/4″ card design!


  • I created a custom sized envelope using the Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board and Neutrals Envelope Paper (one of My Favorite Things).

Stampin Up Butterfly Basics card idea envelope punch board by Mary Fish StampinUp Demonstrator Blog

  • The envelope sizing for a 6″ x 4″ card (measurements on the punch board) was the best fit for my 6″ x 3 3/4″ card.

Stampin Up Butterfly Basics birthday card idea by Mary Fish StampinUp Demonstrator Blog

  • That touch of bling!  I used Stampin’ Up! Rhinestone Basics Jewels for a little bling on the flower center and butterfly.
Stampin Up Butterfly Basics StampinUp Stamp Set

Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Stamp Set #137154
Images © Stampin’ Up!

  • The sentiment and butterfly (coordinates with the Bitty Butterfly Punch) are also from the Butterfly Basics stamp set above.

Stampin Up Butterfly Basics card idea envelope punch board by Mary Fish StampinUp Demonstrator Blog

  • The coordinating Old Olive script pattern is from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (another one of My Favorite Things).

Stampin Up Brights Stack Designer Series Paper

stampin up stamping pretty red tulip

ARE YOU WATER COLORING “PHOBIC” LIKE ME?  I’ll share a 1 Minute to WOW! Video Tutorial with you tomorrow to demonstrate how easy it can be with the Butterfly Basics stamp set!

I love hearing from you!  Please leave me your questions or comments about the project for today.

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  1. The flower is stamped not cut, Lora. There are thinlits that coordinate with this stamp set but it’s for the butterflies (Butterflies Thinlits Dies #137360)

  2. Mary, did you fussy cut the flower or is there a thinlet that goes with this set? Thanks.

  3. With green being my favorite color, this card really caught my eye in the gallery! Gorgeous!

  4. beautiful card! it is always such a treat to visit your blog to see your new creations!

  5. Thanks so much, Carol. You are always welcome to tap me on the shoulder to say hello. Sorry I missed you!

  6. Carol Carriveau

    First I want to congratulate you on all of the awards you received – loved seeing you walk across that stage and saw you walking down the halls deep in conversation with your buds! LOVE your card….wow….fabulous – TFS!

  7. Kelly Bolch-Harvey

    Hi Mary
    I no longer have a deminstrator.
    I found out when I logged on.
    I live in Maryland, I was wondering do I have to have a deminstrator that also lives in MD, or can I use you?

  8. A very clean and classy card, Mary. I love the simple touch of color and twine. I purchased the Aqua Painters last Spring and love the ease and results I get. You really must try them.

  9. Oh, Carol! You are so sweet. I think the Painted Blooms DSP will be wonderful as an alternative!

  10. I loved this so much that I had to run right up to my craft room to CASE it! I don’t have the new DSP, so I used the green leaves from last year’s Painted Blooms DSP and it turned out so pretty. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas.

  11. This is fast becoming one of my favorite sets. So versatile. Love the colors.

  12. Such a dreamy card, Mary!

  13. I just finished the video. I simply used a Blender Pen and Old Olive Ink to watercolor. Couldn’t get much easier!

  14. This card is absolutely beautiful! I’m anxious to see your video tomorrow as well.

  15. Mary, thus card is beautiful. I can not believe you are not a pro at watercoloring. I your work is so beautiful. I am waiting for your video tomorrow. Have a great stamping day. Hugs, Ellen Hinds

  16. This is beautiful Mary – fabulous card!

  17. Beautiful card Mary, I absolutely love Old Olive. Truthfully I’m a total and complete sucker for neutrals. This card rings all my bells. Great job

  18. Thanks all for your sweet comments! Marianne . . . I haven’t “graduated” to the Aqua Painter yet, LOL.

  19. FABULOUS water-color job my friend!

  20. Love this card! I was planning to do a card with this stamp set and paper. You gave me a great idea to use for my thank you card. Thanks for sharing this card on you blog today!!

  21. What a beautiful card MsMary, love how you left the flower white , love that DSP,
    It’s a wow card !!!!
    Tfs hugs Frenchie
    Glad your home safe , enjoy all the the pictures!!! Thanks for sharing, and kris also did a great job ,
    Hugs !!!!

  22. Really lovely card Mary. Looking forward to playing along with Mojo Monday this week. Thanks for the inspiration to get me going.

  23. Marianne Hansen

    Mary, this is absolutely a work of art!! Can hardly wait for your video tomorrow. Looking forward to when you share your talents with us with the Aqua Painter too!

  24. Nancy Farrell

    Ha. Ha. Ha. You hit the nail right on the head. I am a color phobic. (A secret . . . I’m also a heat embosser phobic.) Looking forward to your video tomorrow.

  25. Lovely!

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