May 26, 2013

GREEN BUTTERFLY TRIO

Have you tried the Elegant Butterfly Punch and Papillon Potpourri combination yet? No? It's time you give it a try! The Papillon Potpourri stamp set is such a good value. You get seven stamps, and the wood set (132058) is only $18.95, while the clear set (123759) costs merely $14.95.

A few weeks ago, I was trying to come up with my take on a sketch challenge I had found online, and this card was the result:


I had some textured Wild Wasabi cardstock left over from a long ago project, and that's what I used for the background of the card. 

While the textured cardstock is no longer available, you can substitute it with the new Core'dinations paper that, in the new catalog, which goes live June 1, will now be available in all of Stampin' Up!'s exclusive colors. Core'dinations cardstock is a thick, sandable paper that is textured on one side and smooth on the other. The inside of each sheet is a monochromatic color that can be revealed by sanding, tearing or otherwise distressing. A fun, luscious paper to work with.

Another thing that makes me sad is the retirement of the Curly Cute stamp set, from which the Thank You is created. Oh, well. Who says I have to stop using it, right? 

To recreate this card that is appropriate for ANY and ALL occasions, here's how you do it:

Supplies:
Papillon Potpourri stamp set
Curly Cute stamp set

Wild Wasabi cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Basic Black cardstock

Wild Wasabi ink
Black StazOn ink 

Basic Pearls
Big Shot
Tasteful Trim Die
1 1/4" Square Punch
Stampin' Dimensionals
Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive (green glue)
Elegant Butterfly Punch

Instructions:
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

From scrap of Basic Black card stock, punch out three 1 1/4" squares. 

On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, stamp each of the large butterfly designs once in Wild Wasabi. Punch out the butterflies with the Elegant Butterfly Punch. With Stampin' Dimensionals, attach them to the three black squares. Add a small pearl to each butterfly.

Use the Tasteful Trim die in the Big Shot to create a 4" strip of the scallop design.

Adhere a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Wild Wasabi cardstock to the card front. About 1/4" from the top of the Wild Wasabi piece. adhere the scallop strip. With teeny dots of the green glue, attach a very thin piece, about 1/16"-1/8" x 4", of Whisper White toward the top of the straight portion of the scallop strip. Add four of the medium-sized Basic Pearls inside each dip of the scallop.

On a 3/4" x 4 1/4" strip of Whisper White, stamp Thank You (or sentiment of choice) towards the right side in black ink. Attach the strip to the card about 1/4" up from the bottom of the green.

Space the butterfly squares onto the card with a Stampin' Dimensional in the center of each one.

Smiles.


30 comments:

  1. So delicate! Love butterflies and green too!
    Have a great day!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Ana. Hugs to you too from Wisconsin! :>)

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  2. That's a really pretty card. Your color combo is so different but works great.

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    1. So you think it is a different color combo? Hmmm. I thought it worked just right. Thanks, Christina! :>)

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  3. Love this, Linda! I just did a small project with paper butterflies myself. Your cards are always lovely !

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    1. Thank you, Linda! I love working with butterflies. They work their way into my papercrafting often. :>)

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  4. Hello! Newest blog follower here! I love your blog!

    Middleagemonologues.blogspot.com

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  5. I have a friend who just started doing the punch cards, and they're so lovely!!! I like the combo here and the colors too.

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  6. The green and black combination is so refreshing to look at!

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  7. Seeing your pretty project linked up at the Creative HomeAcre Hop was great! Thanks for joining us and we hope you'll come and party again on Sunday at http://mumtopia.blogspot.com/2013/05/CreativeHomeAcreHop2ndJun.html

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  8. Very nice card, I love butterfly too. New scrapbook and papercraft maker here. Hi from California.

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    1. Thank you! If you ever need any help, I'd love to be there for you! :>)

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  9. Gorgeous card! I love the butterflies and the sweet little pearls. So pretty! Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.
    KC

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  10. I really like that color palette. Thanks for linking up.
    p

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    1. Thanks! I thought it worked well too! :>)

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  11. Lovely card Linda!! Those butterflys are some of the prettiest out there! I always love using them when I make cards. I layer them sometimes so they look fluttery (is that a word?). The green color is so pretty. I don't think I ever had any of that paper either...but the coredinations papers sound wonderful!! To use it through the Big Shot would be so fun!!
    Have fun creating!
    Doni

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    1. Well, of COURSE fluttery is a word! And a very good one too! Core'dinations paper IS great in the Big Shot! But then, what isn't great in the Big Shot?? I love my Big Shot! Thanks, Doni! :>)

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  12. So sweet - I would love to receive a card like this :)

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer. What a precious thing to say! :>)

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  13. I love the contrast of color and the different patterns on the butterflies! Beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing at last week's All My Bloggy Friends! I can't wait to see what you share this week :)

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    1. Thanks, Jamie, for the nice words, and for letting me link up week after week! :>)

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  14. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. We hope to see you at this weeks party starting at 8:00PM tonight.
    Debi and Charly
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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    1. Thanks, Debi and Charly, for letting me link up with you! :>)

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