February 10, 2023


I have one particular spot in my Creative Station area where I consistently work on my papercrafting projects. Since I am less than good about cleaning up after myself, there is always -- ALWAYS -- a plethora of scraps, half-finished pieces, stuff I don't know what to do with, just all sorts of junk, in my space.

Every once in awhile my eyes land on something lying around and the creative light bulb goes on! When that happens, I need to get to work immediately. One such occurrence resulted in the card I am sharing with you today.

What my eyes had landed on were three little strips from a past project. One side of the strips was black and white, and they were simply begging for a little action from my Stampin' Blends. I was only too happy to give in to them. 

I used Blends in Light Parakeet Party, Dark Pineapple Punch, Light Cinnamon Cider, Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo, Light Pool Party, Dark Mango Melody and Dark Pale Papaya. This color combination yielded a very satisfying springlike look to the strips.

It was so simple to finish up this cheery card. I simply made a card base from Pool Party cardstock, and placed the strips, evenly spaced, upon it. 

Once again, I didn't want to give up any of the charm of the colored butterflies and flowers, so added a simple sentiment to a Pool Party label cut with the Seasonal Labels Dies (page 174, Annual Catalog). I added a couple pink pearls and wisps of Wink of Stella here and there on the coloring. 

What a ridiculously fun and satisfying project! Truly theapeutic!

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, 
but rarely admit the changes 
it has gone through to achieve that beauty. 
- Maya Angelou -




  1. Beautiful, as always!
    Thanks so much for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2023/02/a-just-bit-more.html

  2. That is lovey and easy! I used to keep my creative area quite messy too when I had my own craft room but now that it's in a corner of our bedroom I need it to be neater or it drives me nuts. It was so much easier to just shut my door and walk away from my old room.

    1. Thanks, Joanne! I'm lucky in that my Creation Station is downstairs and seldom does anyone ever see it. Whew.

  3. What a great project from your messy craft area lol! True creativity at work. Thanks for sharing at VIntage Charm.xo Kathleen

  4. LOVE this one, thanks for sharing last week on craft schooling sunday!

  5. Great job turning scraps into a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty.

    1. Aw, thanks! I love playing with scraps. Never throw anything away!

  6. What a gorgeous card! I like the butterflies, and the colors are lovely. Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 53.