Stampin Up Watercolor Wings Butterflies Dies Butterfly Card & Envelope By Mary Fish

I’m not afraid to mix bold colors and today’s butterfly card shows you the WOW! you can achieve with Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie and a crisp, black butterfly silhouette!

Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge PPA294

I used this week’s Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge (PPA294) by Dawn Tidd as the foundation of my design.  I skewed the butterfly and layer below for a bit for movement and touch of whimsy!  See what the rest of the PPA Design Team came up with using this sketch and play along here.


  • The beautiful butterfly was created using the Stampin’ Up! Butterflies Thinlits Dies.  I love using the Big Shot Die Brush for removing the little die cut bits with ease.  Here’s my video demonstration on using the brush.

Stampin Up Watercolor Wings Butterflies Dies Butterfly Card By Mary Fish

  • I used both the sentiment as well as the dotted pattern (on the Melon Mambo layer) from the Watercolor Wings Photopolymer Stamp Set.
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  • The butterfly card measures 5″ square.  I created a custom envelope using Stampin’ Up! Neutrals Envelope Paper (the perfect weight for envelopes) and the Envelope Punch Board.
  • Line it!  I added a touch of Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper (see preview) as an envelope liner. My video showing how to use the Envelope Punch Board to create a liner with almost no waste is here.

Stampin Up Watercolor Wings Butterflies Dies Butterfly Card Idea By Mary Fish

  • Hover and Pin it!  This photo shows key products for today’s butterfly card that you can save or pin to Pinterest.  See ALL my labeled product photos in one spot on my How to Make Simple Cards board on Pinterest.

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  1. Perfect, Mary! This is a happy combination of colors!

  2. You are the master of bright and bold! Love this!

  3. Patti MacLeith

    Love it! Whenever I see Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie together, it reminds me of my teenage bedroom wallpaper! Yes, 70’s! So cute with the “pop” of black on the beautiful butterfly die cut.

  4. Love the basic black butterfly. It leaps right out of the card.

  5. Bold and beautiful! I love the skewed look too, it fits perfectly with that flutterby, as my grandchildren say! 🙂

  6. What did you use for the antenna on the butterfly?

  7. Ooooooooh, MsMary that is a WOW butterfly card , love those happy colors ,
    Love it
    Hugs MsFrenchie ,

  8. Kadie in Arizona

    AWESOME color combination my friend. Such a fun and playful kind of card. LOVE IT!

  9. WOW! (That’s all.)

  10. Maleta Fischer

    OMG … obsessed!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! All my crafty friends know I love your designs and this idea, if it’s ok with you, I’ll be making for a card swap. (And thinking Mother’s Day cards too.)
    Thank you for your talents Mary!

  11. I love your layout of this challenge and the colors. The black butterfly with the bright colors really make your card pop along with all the little elements. Really cute card. Thanks for your video of making the envelope liner. I think it adds a special touch for the recipient.

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