Clean and Simple Butterfly Cards

Hi Everyone,

I had this beautiful SEI piece of paper with these bright butterflies that were perfect for fussy cutting.  I have been wanting to make a set of really clean and simple cards using a white colour scheme, with a pop of colour so these butterflies were exactly the kind of thing I wanted.  You can curl the wings of the butterflies to add dimension to the card.  You could easily change up this card set by using a different bright element, like kites or cupcakes or anything really.  I used a bunch of different embossing folders to give the white card stock some texture and create some visual interest so the cards didn’t look too boring.  I also used the sentiments from the Hero Arts Set – Essential messages as it has  now great messages and the typeset is really simple but striking so tied in with the look I was trying to create.  It is important to stamp before you emboss the card, if you want to get a really crisp image.  I actually created a set of these cards (although I am only showing 2 here) for a class for Stef, which also incorporated embossing the envelopes to match, making a matching tag and tying them together with ribbon so give away as a gift.  A great idea to get a head start on the Christmas gifts.  Let me know if you make any as I would love to see your pics.

Hope you are having a great weekend.


Supplies: White card, Archival Ink – Jet Black, SEI – Field notes butterfly paper 12x 12, Assorted Sizzix embossing folders, foam adhesive.

10 Cards Gift Set


This is the pic of the set of cards I made as a gift for my mother in law’s birthday.  I used some paper ribbon, paper flowers, distress inks, some Hero Arts sentiment stamps, a couple of Spellbinders dies, white card and papers from the Basic Grey Nook and Pantry Collection. It came together pretty quickly which is always good when you are making 10 cards.

Teacher Card Gift Set – Card 3


This is the last card in the set. It is quite similar card I made previously using alcohol inks.  The set of 3 cards to make up the gift was based on using the same colours and the idea that the colours would link the cards together, even though the stamps used were quite different. They looked more of a set when tied together with a piece of twine.  I hadn’t originally intended to make the sets like this but as I think I definitely could have made ones that looked more ‘matching’.  Although as I made 7 sets this gave me a little variety in the cards I made. My kids are still at the age that there are teachers and helpers too in their classrooms, so it was 21 cards all up!

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Teacher Card Gift Set – Card 2


Hey everyone,

Here is the second card in my set of 3 that I made.  It uses the emboss resist technique and distress stains.  The colour is a bit brighter in real life.  The more I stamp this Penny Black Sundial stamp the more I like it.  Once again you can’t see the shimmer that this card had as I sprayed pearlized water over the distress stains and it also has rock candy distress stickles in the middle.  If you have any questions, please just leave me a comment.


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