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sweet sentiments butterfly thank you card

A Simple Butterfly Thank you Card

sweet sentiments butterfly thank you card

After Christmas we all need more thank you cards to show appreciation for all the wonderful gifts and favors we received over the holidays.  And clean and simple cards are a must when you want to make a more than just one!

I simply folded my Whisper White cardstock base before punching the scallop along the bottom.  I used the Simply Scored Scoring Tool to add a couple of scored lines above the scallop.  Be sure and score the back of the card to have the raised edge on the card front.  🙂

sweet essentials butterfly thank you card detail

The scallop circle was punched from the Summer Smooch Designer Series paper and layered with a matching Tangerine Tango circle.  I punched the butterfly out twice with the Elegant Butterfly punch; once from the Summer Smooches dsp and once from Lucky Limeade.

I trimmed off a sliver of Daffodil Delight to add antennae and topped the butterfly with a rhinestone.  I curled the butterfly wings with my bone folder and used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the center of the butterfly to the punched circles. (Glue dots would work well for this too.)

 With the butterfly accent ready to go I was able to stamp the “So Kind of You” sentiment from the Sweet Essentials stamp set in Island Indigo.

To attach the 1″ dsp strip under the scallop just right, I opened the card, lined it up the tulip strip with the bottom edge of the back, added glue to the underside of the scallop and closed the card so that the scallop was perfectly placed on the dsp strip.  That sounds more complicated than it is, but hopefully, you get the idea.

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Enjoy!  Julie

sweet essentials butterfly thank you card

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Sweet Essentials wood-mounted #126455, clear-mounted #126457
Ink: Island Indigo #126986
Paper: Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper #125409, Whisper White cardstock #100730
Extras: Elegant Butterfly Punch #127526, Scallop Circle Punch #119854, 1-3/8″ Circle Punch #119860, Scallop Edge Border Punch #119882, Rhinestone Basic Jewels  #119246, Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334, Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755
mds happy birthday summer smooches

Stamping Julie: 2012 Favorites

Here are just a few of my favorite projects from 2012.  I hope you will enjoy this 2012 tour!

Summer Smooch Birthday – I created the background in My Digital Studio!

summer smooch birthday card

Easter Bunny Punch-Out – Love the bunny topper!

easter bunny punch-out topper

 Kentucky Derby Hat card, with detail pictures, and hat tutorial – I had so much fun with these little hats!!

kentucky derby hat card
 Day On The Lake With Lovely As A Tree – I love a great brayered scene!

day on the lake lovely as a tree thank you
 Reason to Smile Butterfly Art Card – Definitely a favorite project, love the big bold artsy butterfly!

reason to smile butterfly art card

Praying for You – I love the soft serenity of the flowers and colors, especially as my heart is broken by the latest Sandy Hook tragedy in Connecticut.

praying for you sympathy card
Speedy Recovery Card – fussier than my usually preferences, but this was fun!

speedy recovery get well card

Keep Calm & Eat a Cupcake Birthday Card – originally designed by my sister I changed out the greeting and absolutely love that bold sentiment with the detailed frame!

keep calm and eat a cupcake birthday card

Owl Occasions Birthday Wish – I had a ball creating this whimsical number!

owl occasions birthday wish
I have a ton of favorite Halloween and Christmas projects, but those are so recent I thought maybe you would enjoy seeing some of my favorites of the older projects.

HERE’S TO 2012!  So excited for the great possibilities in 2013!  I hope you will join me by subscribing to my newsletter, my blog updates and ‘liking’ my facebook page. 

Enjoy, Julie

Gail's floral frame card

RAK from SJ Reader

Gail's floral frame card Stamping Julie reader Gail sent me this terrific fall floral card.  Gail writes, “Julie, Thanks for sharing your talent with me on your blog.”  Isn’t that so sweet!  Thank you, Gail, for this lovely thank you card!

The flowers are beautifully colored with markers and shadowing. She used the Square Lattice Embossing Folder to add texture to her scallop oval frame.  And look how clever the fold is on his card!

Gail's floral frame card open

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Enjoy!  Julie

blooming with kindness cc392 thank you card angle

A Grateful Blooming with Kindness

blooming with kindness cc392 thank you card angle This Stampin’ Up! Blooming with Kindness Thank You card is the second installment of my tenure on the color challenge design team at Splitcoaststampers.  This beautiful bloom begs for attention and here it is embossed with Cajun Craze on Pumpkin Pie.  The third color of the color challenge this week is Midnight Muse and the added challenge was Thanks or Thanksgiving.  I chose Thanks.

blooming with kindness cc392 thank you card bloom

After embossing the flower, I painted it with bleach.  I used the Apothecary Accents Framelit to cut out the bloom, then trimmed out another from the Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper with the same framelit.  To layer these pieces that are the same size the dsp was cut in half to layer behind the top and bottom of the main image.  I snipped out a little piece of dsp to fill in the gap.  With the patterned paper and the crochet trim, the piecing is disguised. Finally, the layered edges were rubbed against the Cajun Craze ink pad.

blooming with kindness cc392 thank you card detail

Similarly, the ‘thank you’ panel was embossed with Midnight Muse, first inked with VersaMark and again trimmed out with the corner of the Apothecary Accents Framelit and layered with the Cajun Craze pattern paper from the Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper.

blooming with kindness cc392 thank you card close up

The Midnight Muse cardstock base was layered with a piece of matching paper from Comfort Cafe rubbed with Cajun Craze ink for direct-to-paper inking.  The cardstock base was also paper pierced along the edge of the dsp before the main images were adhered.

blooming with kindness cc392 thank you card tag

The two main pieces were tied together with a delicate Victoria Crochet Trim, and a small tag featuring a flower with a pearl center hanging from a Linen Thread tie.

Big Shot die-cutting machine

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Enjoy!  Julie

blooming with kindness cc392 thank you card

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Blooming With Kindness w-#126420 c-#126422
Ink: VersaMark #102283, Cajun Craze #126965, Midnight Muse #126860, Pumpkin Pie #126945
Paper: Comfort Cafe dsp #126898, Pumpkin Pie #105115, Midnight Muse #126843
Extras: Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003, Crochet Trim #118481, Linen Thread #104199, Little Labels Punch Pack #126881 
butterfly banner thank you angle

Butterfly Banner Thank You Card

butterfly banner thank you angle

I wish you could touch this card!  The Natural Composition Specialty paper used for the card base is amazing.  Look closely at the embossed texture.  And because of the embossed texture, I used the permanent ink of Black StazOn ink to stamp the sentiment.

butterfly banner thank you details The star of the show on this card are punches: The Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, the Elegant Butterfly Punch and the 1″ Square Punch.  Now it may not be obvious where I used the 1″ Square Punch, but if you watch this tutorial on creating the flag ends on this card, you’ll see how the square punch can be used to make this design easy work.

View the video tutorial here – http://youtu.be/5qDK04QGgpA – or here

butterfly banner thank you sentiment close up

This beautiful scripted ‘Thank You’ is from the Blooming with Kindness stamp set.  The four petal butterfly centers were first stamped with the Itty Bitty Bits stamp set and punched out with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch.  Once centered on each butterfly, I then added a Rhinestone to each.

Once again a very simple, clean design inspired by a sample in the Stampin’ Up! demonstrator magazine.

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 Enjoy!  Julie

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Blooming With Kindness w-#126420 c-#126422, Itty Bitty Bits w-#117056 c-#120060
Ink: Black StazOn #101406, Primrose Petals #126858, Summer Starfruit #126991
Paper: Natural Composite Specialty Paper #126917, Patio Party Designer Series Paper #126916, Primrose Petals #126841, Summer Starfruit #126839
Extras: Elegant Butterfly Punch #127526, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309, 1″ Square Punch #124094, Basic Jewels Rhinestone #119246