Tuesday, May 21, 2019


I have always found that simplicity always wins. Why make things complicated or add more than is necessary? Here is a Clean and Simple (CAS) card. 

Stamps: His Grace
Paper: So Saffron A-2, Whisper White 5 1/4 x 4
Ink: Real Red, Garden Green, So Saffron, Archival Basic Black
Technique: Color
Accessories: Adhesive

I stamped my image with Archival Basic Black and then colored it using my markers. I then glued my Whisper White onto the So Saffron card base. 

I think the simplicity of this card speaks volumes. What do you think?

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Golden Butterfly

Black and gold always look elegant together, and if you add a touch of green you have added beauty as well. Take a look and see for yourself.

Stamps: Part of my Story, Sheet Music
Paper: Basic Black A-2, 5 1/4 x 4, Whisper White 5 1/4 x 4 (2), Gold Foil 5 1/4 x 4, Scraps of Whisper White
Ink: Call Me Clover
Technique: Die Cutting
Accessories: Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies, Layering Ovals Framelit Dies, Black Rhinestone Jewels, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

I stamped the Sheet Music Background stamp onto the Whisper White and attached it to the Basic Black Card Base. I then die cut the Butterflies on a Basic Black and a Gold Foil Panel. I glued one on top of the other using my Fine Tip Glue Pen. I adhered this onto the card base using glue dots. I then stamped my sentiment and die cut it with the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies. I attached it with Dimensionals. Lastly, I added Black Rhinestone Jewels to the butterflies and the sentiment. 

I believe this card will look beautiful in any color, although I am partial to the glimmer that the foil or any glitter paper would bring. Contact me if you have any questions or need any supplies or cards. I do appreciate all of your feedback.


Sunday, May 19, 2019

Celebrate with Papillon Potpourri

Who doesn't enjoy celebrating with butterflies? This is a sweet, simple card for anyone on your list. 

Although this particular stamp set has been discontinued, you can find our Butterfly Gala stamp set that may be used in its stead.


Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Good Greetings
Paper: Whisper White A-2, Night of Navy 3 3/4" Sq., Designer Series Paper (DSP) 3 1/2" Sq., Scraps of Whisper White for the sentiment, butterflies, and lattice
Ink: Night of Navy, Certainly Celery
Technique: Die Cutting, Sponging
Accessories: Lattice Bigz Die, Basic Pearl Jewels, Butterfly Punch, Scallop Punch, Certainly Celery Ribbon, Glue Dots, Sponge,  Dimensionals, Adhesive


1. Cut all paper to size.
2. Die Cut Lattice Bigz Die. (Whisper White)
3. Stamp 4 butterflies with Night of Navy.
4. Punch out with Butterfly Punch.
5. Stamp sentiment with Night of Navy.
6. Punch out with Scallop Punch.
7. Sponge edges with Certainly Celery ink.
8. Adhere Night of Navy to Whisper White card.
9. Adhere DSP onto Night of Navy.
10. Adhere Lattice Die Cut onto DSP.
11. Adhere butterflies to lattice with glue dots.
12.Adhere Ribbon or card stock strip to bottom.
13. Glue sentiment to ribbon with dimensionals.
14. Add pearls to butterflies & sentiment.
15. Mail card to brighten someone's day.

The wonderful thing about Stampin' Up! stamps is that they last a very long time. So, although this is no longer a current stamp, I continue to use it because I think it is beautiful.

Contact me with any questions, or feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section. I appreciate all of your feedback. 


Saturday, May 18, 2019

Butterfly Garden Love

The background on this card is dry embossed and then colored with markers. It does take patience and time, but I think it is worth it. Don't you?


Stamps: Four Frames, Good Greetings
Paper: Pink Pirouette A-2, 2" Sq., Very Vanilla 5 x 4, Melon Mambo 4 x 1 1/2, 2" Sq. (The 2" squares are for the butterfly embossilites.
Ink: Melon Mambo, Early Espresso
Markers: Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzazz
Techniques: Sponging, Dry Embossing
Accessories: Small Oval Punch, Decorative Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Beautiful Wings Embossilites, Floral Garden Embossing Folder, Sponge, Glue Dots, Pearls, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Adhesive


I first cut all of my paper to the sizes I needed.

I then embossed the Beautiful Wings (butterflies) in both Pink Pirouette and Melon Mambo. 

Next, I embossed my Very Vanilla card stock and took my time coloring it with my markers. You have to take care to only color the raised portion of the embossing. I used the small tip of the marker to have more control, but you can use the brush side if you can hold it horizontally to the paper. 

I then stamped and cut out my sentiment using the Decorative Punch and the Small Oval Punch. 

I sponged the edges with Melon Mambo. 

Then I assembled the card. 

The Very Vanilla was adhered with glue onto the Pink Pirouette card. 

I then attached the sentiment on the top left of the card. 

I used both Pink Pirouette and Melon Mambo butterflies randomly on the card using glue dots. 

Lastly, I attached the pearls and rhinestones. 

Please note that any floral background embossing folder will work for this card. You can even use a regular floral background stamp, just color the stamp, breathe on it, and then stamp it on the Very Vanilla card stock. The sentiment can also be changed to suit your needs. 

Have fun! Feel free contact me with any questions you may have. Thanks for looking and reading.


Friday, May 17, 2019

Hello Magnolia

Do you remember the feeling you got when you received something in the mail that was NOT a bill or an advertisement? Can you recall the delightful smile that stretched from one ear to the other? Pass on these joyful feelings by sending a card to just say, "Hello."

Stamps: Good Morning Magnolia
Paper: Crumb Cake A-2, Whisper White 5 x 4 1/4, Granny Apple Green 1 1/4 x 4 1/4
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, Markers: Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry
Technique: Die Cutting
Accessories: Magnolia Memory Dies, Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Adhesive

I used my Crushed Curry Marker to color the rhinestones before I placed them on the card. 

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. All of your feedback is appreciated. 


Thursday, May 16, 2019

Trick or Treat

The tricky part about Halloween is that it takes me longer to conjure up an idea than it does to actually execute it! Now, isn't that a treat?

Stamps: Fall Fest, Holiday Best
Paper: Crushed Curry A-2, Whisper White Scraps for the pumpkins and leaves, Tangerine Tango for the sentiment, and Motley Monsters DSP 5 3/8 X 4 1/8
Accessories: Fun Fall Framelits, Color Me Autumn Washi Tape, 3/16" Corner Rounder, Dimensionals

The first step is to cut the Designer Series Paper and place strips of Washi tape on the front. I actually let the tape spill over to the back of the card. I then adhered the pumpkins using dimensionals.  I glued on the leaves and placed them randomly on the card. The sentiment was attached using dimensionals as well.  I tried to create a pumpkin patch with the Crushed Curry Washi tape.  I am not really sure I pulled it off, but I am still pleased with the card.  I hope you like it as well.

Thanks for stopping by here and taking a peek. All of your feedback is welcomed.