December 30, 2012


As you already are aware, I love to use music in my work. A portion of a musical score was the perfect backdrop for these three lovely butterflies. A fairly simple card to create, it is elegant
and refined.

To give the large central {realistic} looking butterfly even more dimension than the stamp 
alone achieves, I stamped it once again, added color, punched it out with the Butterfly Punch, 
and popped it up with Stampin' Dimensionals over the butterfly I had already stamped on the Naturals Ivory strip.

To make your own Musical Butterflies, here is how you do it:

Papillon Potpourri stamp set
Kindness Matters stamp set

Soft Suede card stock
Naturals Ivory card stock

Soft Suede ink
Black StazOn Ink

Music Score
Stamping Sponges
3/16" Corner Punch
Stampin' Dimensionals
Big Shot
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
Apothecary Accents Framelits
Elegant Butterfly Punch
Watercolor Wonder Crayons
Aqua Painter
Paper Piercing Tool
Essentials Paper Piercing Pack

Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Soft Suede card stock in half, creasing well with a bone folder.

Run a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Ivory Naturals card stock through the Big Shot inside the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder. Round all the corners. Sponge all edges with Soft Suede ink.

Using the largest of the Apothecary Accents Framelits in the Big Shot, cut a frame from the music. Sponge the edges with Soft Suede ink.

With the musical piece positioned underneath the appropriate mat from the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, pierce all along the edges. Adhere to the card front.

On a 1" x 3 1/2" strip of Naturals Ivory card stock, stamp the big butterfly in Soft Suede ink, 
as well as one of the smaller butterflies on each side of the large butterfly. Round these corners and sponge the edges.

On a scrap of Naturals Ivory, stamp the large butterfly in Black StazOn ink. With the Watercolor Wonder Crayons and an Aqua Painter, paint the butterfly in your choice of color.When the butterfly has dried completely, punch it out and adhere it over the previously-stamped large butterfly with a Stampin' Dimensional. Gently pull the wings upward to add to the 3-D effect.

Attach this completed strip to the center of the music with three Stampin' Dimensionals.

Add your sentiment of choice inside the card with either of the inks.

If you enjoy my tutorials, and would like to recreate your own cards, I would very much appreciate if you would order your supplies through me as your demonstrator. Simply click 
on the appropriate box(es) on the right side of my blog.



  1. Very pretty! I love how you made it.

  2. Oh, very pretty. I love the vintage contrast with the natural. Thanks for sharing how you made this.

  3. Great tutorial. And that is absolutely adorable!

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    1. Thank you! And I'm so glad you enjoyed the tutorial! :>)

  4. Another stunning card Linda - I love your use of music!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you are having a fabulous festive week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

    1. Thanks, Jill. I just love using music in my work! :>)

  5. Wow! I think I repeat myself when I comment on your cards, but when I see them I just think wow! Very beautiful. Glad you shared on I Gotta Try That.

    1. Wow, Marcie! I don't think you could have said anything nicer. Thank you! :>)

  6. I often love to use sheet music in mixed media projects. This is so pretty! Thanks for linking up @

    1. Yes, Theresa, I too love to incorporate music in my work! And thank you for letting me link up! :>)