January 18, 2013


Here is another hybrid card for you. This is one of the projects we did at my workshop this week.

I do not own the stamp set, Extreme Elements. But I have used it a few times nevertheless. You see, I have it as part of my My Digital Studio stash.

One of the really cool things about the "stamps" in My Digital Studio is that many of them in MDS2 are SVG stamps, meaning they can be resized to whatever best fits your project. Unlike traditional rubber stamps which come in one size only, Stampin' Up!'s digital stamps are so much more versatile in that they can be made larger or smaller depending on what you need.

I printed the splat from the Extreme Elements set on a piece of white card stock. I then cut the shape from the Window Frames Collection Framelits. That serves as the background for the rest of my focal image on my card.

An embossed card front and a little paper piercing added the needed elements to finish off 
the look of the card. A little bling also adds to the romance.

I meant this card to be a Valentine, but it would work equally well for many other occasions 
also. Think wedding, anniversary, anytime the theme of love is appropriate in sending your 

Make your own!

Papillon Potpourri stamp set
You Are Loved stamp set

Whisper White card stock
Rose Red card stock

Rose Red ink

Splatter from My Digital Studio  Extreme Elements stamp set
Basic Rhinestones
Decorative Label Punch
Big Shot
Elegant Butterfly Punch
Window Frames Collection Framelits
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
Paper Piercing Tool
Festive Paper Piercing Pack
Stampin' Pierce Mat
Paper Snips

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

Run a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock through the Big Shot inside the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. Adhere this to the card front.

Run the piece with the splatter on it through the Big Shot using the third largest Framelit 
in the Window Frames Collection. Repeat this with a piece of Rose Red card stock using the second largest Framelit.

Use the appropriate piercing mat from the Festive Paper piercing Pack to pierce holes on the white piece to form a frame. Adhere these two pieces together and attach to the card front 
with Stampin' Dimensionals.

On a scrap of Whisper White card stock, stamp the love label in Rose Red. Punch it out with 
the Decoration Label Punch. From a scrap of Whisper White, punch another of the labels. Cut 
this label in half vertically. Adhere it to the back of the stamped label to form a frame around 
the love label. Snip off the little pokey pieces at the center of the label.

Attach this atop the splatter piece with Stampin' Dimensionals.

On a scrap of Whisper White card stock, stamp the flower butterfly in Rose Red. Use the 
Elegant Butterfly Punch to punch it out. Attach the butterfly to the card front with a Stampin' Dimensional.

Add rhinestones to the label and butterfly flowers.

Sending butterfly love your way!



  1. What a pretty card. Would love to have you come and link up at my party. Thanks, Linda


    1. Thanks, Linda! And I took you up on your offer and linked up at your party! :>)

  2. Wow, you are one talented lady! What a great card!

    Found your site from the Sincerly, Paula hop. I am now a new follower.

    I look forward to seeing what else you create!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

    1. Thank you so so much, Cynthia! I am so honored! :>)

  3. Such a pretty card, I have just start making cards and found I love it. So relaxing. Newest follower :)

  4. That really is a pretty card. Love the colors.

  5. What a gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House. I post features each Monday and your card's included !

    1. Thanks, Carol! And thank you so much for featuring my card! I am honored! :>)

  6. That card is gorgeous. Thanks for coming over and strutting your stuff!

    1. Thank you, Denyse. Thanks also for letting me strut my stuff! :>)

  7. Gorgeous card!

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

    1. Thanks, Jill! Thanks also for letting me link up to a Round Tuit! :>)

  8. Cute card! My aunt is a butterfly lover:) New follow. Follow me too http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/01/sweet-heart-pillow-upcycle.html

    1. Thank you, thank you! For the cute comment and the follow! :>)

  9. This card is so pretty! Thanks for linking up @ Inspiration Spotlight on DearCreatives.com Hope your having a great week.

  10. LOVE the butterfly & applies gems! So pretty! Thanks for linking up at my Pin Me Linky Party.

    1. Thanks, Diana, for the LOVE and for letting me always link up! :>)

  11. Linda, that is an awesome card!! The splat is such a creative element...love that it's digital! I didn't know you could resize stamps with the My digital Studio...hmmmm....some day I MUST get back to making some cards and pages!!!
    I love that card a lot. The reds are a fave and so it just makes it even better. Thanks so much for joining the party!

    1. Thank you, Doni! You are so kind. And thanks for letting me link up! :>)

  12. I like that card, it is very pretty. That is the great thing about cards...so many chances to give them out during the year. Came by to follow and invite you to my new blog hop "Inspiration in Progress". http://onecreativeprocrastinatinggal.blogspot.com/

    1. Thank you, Amy! I linked up at your Inspiration in Progress party! Thanks for the invite! :>)

  13. Your card is so beautiful! You do such an amazing job!! Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent!! Happy Friday and have a wonderful, creative weekend. :)


    1. Thank you, Kathy! You are such a sweetheart! And thanks for letting me link up! :>)

  14. Beautiful as always. Thanks for sharing on I Gotta Try That. Have a great weekend.

  15. Your cards are delightful. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much! Your comments are delightful to me! :>)

  16. Thank you, Mariel. I have linked up -- thanks for having me! :>)