Flying High with Bold Butterfly Dies

Stampin Up Bold Butterfly Greatest Greetings Card Mary Fish StampinUp

These Bold Butterfly die cuts look simple and colorful against a Whisper White background.

Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge PPA291

My bold color palette was inspired by, well, me!  I’m the showcased designer for this week’s Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge (PPA291) and selected these color for you to try.  Check out what the rest of the PPA design team has created and play along here!


  • Stay put!  The Big Shot Magnetic Platform helped me keep the Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies in place during their trip through the Big Shot.

Stampin Up Bold Butterfly Greatest Greeting Card Ideas - Mary Fish StampinUp

  • Check out my patchwork on the flip side to layer the colors behind the butterflies.

Stampin Up Butterfly Friendship Card - Mary Fish StampinUp

  • Sending smiles.  This card is perfect for a good friend who had a hip replacement.  The envelope is lined with a splashy pattern from the Stampin’ Up! Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack.

Stampin Up Bold Butterfly Greatest Greetings Cards - Mary Fish Stampin Up

  • I’m a die-hard font fanatic and love the charming sentiments of Greatest Greetings stamp set.

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  • Hover and Pin it!  Here’s a photo showing key products for today’s bold butterfly card that you can save or pin to Pinterest. See ALL my product photos in one spot on my How to Make Simple Cards board on Pinterest.Stampin Up Bold Butterfly Greatest Greetings Cards - Mary Fish Stampin Up Product List
  • Pin my Stampin’ Pretty Color Mix! Visit my Stampin’ Pretty Color Ideas Board on Pinterest for more ideas.



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  1. Hi Gloria . . . I shared a photo above of how I added the colorful card stock to the back after cropping the butterflies with the dies. If your friend loves purple . . . try combining several shades of purple (even tossing in Navy if it flows better with two of the purples vs. three). I like your idea of our new Going Places stamp set. Anything with a “hello” is appropriate, too! M

  2. Gloria Sperring

    I really love your style. No one creates like you do. I was really hoping for instruction for your card. I want to send a birthday card to a friend many, many miles away. Her favorite color is purple. Any shade of purple, she doesn’t care. I thought this would be a perfect card for her. I’m trying to think of a stamp set SU has that would talk about the miles apart. I could use our new Going Places and make it softer. What do you think? I’m a new SU demonstrator. Any and all help is appreciated! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Mary, your card is darling! I simply love how this trio of butterflies in the field of white. Lovely job and great color combo challenge!

  4. The card is even prettier in person!! Thank you, Mary!!

  5. Thanks, Rick. My technique was similar to this YouTube video.

  6. Fun Card! Did you do the Butterflies Like your last YouTube Video? It’s so lovely.

  7. I love the butterflies…they make me smile! You always work white so well and make these colors seem perfect together!

  8. Shawn de Oliveira

    Love all the white and the way these colors pop behind the butterflies. Very clever.

  9. Very clever Mary! Happy and sweet ~ I love it!

  10. Oooooo, how pretty !! Love those butterflies,
    Love the colors too, so neat and clean !! ❤️
    Like always ,
    Tfs hugs

  11. Adorable way to showcase the colors as part of the butterflies! I must say it takes ingenuity to provide a wow in a simpler format. Simply gorgeous, Mary!

  12. Mary, I simply LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that beautiful pop of color under those darling butterflies.

  13. This card is out-of-this-world brilliant. I love everything about it! What a great way to showcase these colors! Did you go to genius camp?

  14. Simply perfect!

  15. This YouTube video I shared previously will help you see how to create the look for the butterflies. Also, note the photo showing how I layered the colors on the “flip side!”

  16. Mary, I really, really like this card! It’s fresh, bright, and simple, and could be
    used for many occasions by changing the colors and the sentiment.

    Thank you!
    Beth Jones

  17. My favorite… butterflies! A perfect way to show these colors. Thank you for the great inspiration Mary!

  18. Such a simple and sweet card. The colors are a great combination too.

  19. How did you get the butterflies to not get cut out all the way? It looks to me that just the wings are cut. Maybe you pasted them on but it doesn’t look like that to me. I’m so curious. I love, love, that card, now I’m going to have to buy those butterflies. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  20. As usual Mary, very simple and very cute! Love the colors!! Thanks!!

  21. Love, love and love!!! Fabulous butterflies; fabulous color!!!

  22. Such a bright and cheery card! I can’t wait to get this sentiment set. Love the font!

  23. Love your card, Mary, with the cutout butterflies. So pretty and unique. Have a great day!

  24. I really appreciate these kind comments. Thank you, all!

  25. Mary, this card is so happy. love the color combo. thanks for sharing it with us.

  26. Ramsey Alexander

    Great colors Mary!!! Happy colors!! And I love the simple elegance of the card!

  27. Kadie in Arizona

    Such a fun and happy card. Going to brighten up your friends day.

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