Tag Archive | Butterflies Thinlits

Watercolor Butterfly

Hello Stampers!  Today is the BIG day for the new catalog! You may feel free to order any time now. The catalog is available to you in the right hand bar. Enjoy browsing!

I have one last (maybe last) card using a retired stamp set. I LOVE Watercolor Wings so I’m sure I won’t be parting with this set. I used this card as a demonstration at my upline’s group meeting to demonstrate the versatility of the STAMPARATUS (now available in the new catalog). The gals loved it so much I recently used it in one of my card classes.


The Butterflies Thinlits really add to this card. I also made a template of the butterfly so that we could stamp the leaves behind the butterfly. 

I’m not fond of square corners all the time so I did a fancy corner with our retired triple corner punch.


Stampin’ Up! Products used:

Stamp Set – Watercolor Wings

Ink – Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango (R), Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Basic Black, Whisper White

Accessories – Butterflies Thinlits, Triple Corner Punch


Hope you enjoyed this card. You can jazz it up any way you like. 



Enjoy viewing the new catalog and I’ll see you next Friday with another new card. Until then…Happy Stamping!    Donna

Butterfly Basics Anniversary Card

Hello Dear Stampers! My husband and I recently celebrated our 48th Wedding Anniversary so I made this card for him. Once again it’s a CASE from another demo, Sonya Wilkes. I guess I shouldn’t look at all the demo cards because I fall in love with them. What can I say…there’s no need to reinvent the wheel!

Sonya did her card in pinks but I didn’t think my husband would appreciate that so I went with Marina Mist. I also changed the sentiment.


I loved the detail of the different stamps and I always love a butterfly addition.


I really like this inside sentiment and I also wrote my own message below it. 


The pearls always add to the body of the butterfly. 


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Butterfly Basics, Timeless Love

Ink – Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Garden Green

Paper – Marina Mist, Whisper White

Accessories – Butterflies Thinlits, Pearls


Thank you to Sonya Wilkes for the inspiration to make this great card!

Be back soon, until then…Happy Stamping!



Retro Sympathy Card

Hello Stampers!  Today I have another retro card for you. I am finding so many unfinished cards! 🙂


This is another short and sweet post. I used the same flip card as the Confirmation card on May 15. This shows how card bases can be changed. Love those little butterflies.


The sentiment comes from the lovely stamp set Thoughts and Prayers (which is being carried over into the new catalog!).


In my June classes we will be making Sympathy and Get Well Cards. They won’t be retro and I’ll be showing you those mid June.

So, I used retired DSP and the card die but the butterfly punch and die as well as the Thoughts and Prayers Stamp Set are all current.

Be sure to check in on June 2 for a really cool card. Hint: it’s a peek-a-boo card.

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!



Quick and Easy Thank You

We all need thank you cards and notes so make a bunch to keep on hand. Here is a super easy and quick way to make all kinds of note cards. 

Butterfly Thanks

You may recognize the DSP from the English Garden DSP Series. This particular page was beautiful by itself and could have been framed as is. I cut one piece into 6  4″ x 5 1/4″ pieces and made 6 cards using the different designs for the background on black (as well as other colors) cardstock.  I just added “thanks” (or any other sentiment) and a cute butterfly in Mint Macaron and it was done. I use a lot of thank you cards since I put one in each order for my customers so this really helped me out. Each card was different using different stamps and accessories. Look through your DSP and see what you can do.

In the meantime…Happy Stamping!

Pals Paper Arts Challenge

This week the challenge is a sketch.

PPA 268 Sketch

This is what I came up with…

PPA 268 1

I have my two crossed stars (Stars Framelits) in the background but added the large Butterflies Thinlit. I used some Dazzling Details to make it sparkle a bit. The photo just doesn’t do it justice, much prettier in person.

I will get more items posted to show you what we did in my September classes.

Happy Stamping!

Card #2 from Sympathy Card Class

Sympathy Class #2

I just love this stamp set – Butterfly Basics with the Butterflies Thinlits. For some reason I lean towards the purple family of colors and butterflies for sympathy cards.

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets:  138816 Butterfly Basics (OC), 127805 Thoughts & Prayers

Ink:  131178 Crushed Curry, 126953 Old Olive, 126969 Elegant Eggplant, 126985 Wisteria Wonder

Paper:  122922 Wisteria Wonder, 100730 Whisper White

Accessories:  1347360 Butterflies Thinlits (OC), 119254 Daffodil Delight 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon


Thanks for viewing my blog post today.

Happy Stamping!

Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge 240

This week the Pals Paper Arts has another sketch for us.

Sketch 240

I took some liberties and really didn’t make three circles but you get the same impression. I’m really getting into using pearls lately. I used the very smallest so they are difficult to see on the butterfly – but there are two.

PPA Sketch 240

Fellow stampers – try making your own creation using this sketch. It gets the creative juices flowing and if you’d like to join in on the Challenges just go to http://www.palspaperarts.com

If you have any questions, just leave me a message in the comments or give me a call. 🙂

Happy Stamping!