Reason to Smile Butterfly Art Card

Reason To Smile Butterfly Art Card & Blog Candy!

Reason to Smile Butterfly Art Card The Beautiful Butterflies Die makes this Reason to Smile friend card extra, extra special.  In fact, I’m planning to make another and put it in this black 5″ x 5″ frame from Amazon.  Classic LINEAR in black by Malden - 5x5 The Christmas card on page 202 of Stampin’ Up! catalog inspired the layout for my card.

This card is so pretty in person, I want to send it to someone, so I’m offering the following blog candy!

butterfly art blog candy july 2012 This blog candy package includes the Reason to Smile Butterfly card, two spools of 10 yards each of 1/8′ ribbon and a package of 12 vintage tags.   To enter the drawing, leave a comment and tell me what you like about this friend card (so I can make sure it goes to a good home LOL).  The blog candy drawing will happen at noon on Tuesday, July 24th, so comment today!

Reason to Smile Butterfly Art Card I cut the Rich Razzleberry and First Edition butterflies with Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die and the Big Shot Die-cutting Machine.  Because it’s a Bigz die it will cut through multiple layers, chipboard, fabrics, and lots more too!

I stamped the smaller butterfly with the small flower outline in Pacific Point ink.  I love the look of stamped pattern paper and the neutral First Edition Designer Series Paper is perfect for this technique.

After I cut the large Rich Razzleberry butterfly I ran it back through the Big Shot in the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder.   All that texture is fabulous!

Reason to Smile Butterfly Art Card For additional texture a row of pearls were added down the middle.  The vellum ‘Friend’ tag is from the Sweet Essentials stamp set punched with the Word Window Punch and snipped shorter to fit.  The tag was poped up on a tad bit of a dimensional.

The smallest Vintage Faceted Designer Button was used at the head with a double bow of linen thread and adhered to the top of the tag with a glue dot.  Curling the edges of the wings with my bone folder created a 3D butterfly ready for flight.

The raised, stamped Wild Wasabi frame in the background measures 4″ x 4″ with a 3″ x 3″ square cut from the middle popped up with dimensionals.

Reason to Smile Butterfly Art Card angle The Reason to Smile stamp set is only available until July 31st.  Have you checked your wish list lately?  So now is the time to send in that order and purchase this beautiful set for only $5 with a $50 product purchase.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Reason to Smile w-# 131274 c-# 131275 , Sweet Essentials w-#126455 c-#126457
Ink: Wild Wasabi #126959, Pacific Point #126951, Rich Razzleberry #126950
Paper: First Edition #121878, Wild Wasabi #108641, Rich Razzleberry #115316, Vellum #101856
Extras:  Beautiful Butterflies Die #114507, Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Basic Pearl Jewels #119247, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons #127555, Linen Thread #104199, Word Window Punch #119857,  Fancy Fan Embossing Folder #127751, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430

Enjoy, Julie


  1. Babe O'Mara

    I love this beautiful card because of all the textures. The printed background, embossed wings of the butterfly, print paper and twine all combine to make one gorgeous card. Love the colors too. Hope I can win it!!


  2. Sue Busch

    I absolutely love your card! When I make cards like this —I have to find someone that is “Worthy” enough to receive it —someone that will appreciate it and love it as much as I do! Sometimes they sit on my counter top in my craft room until I find such a person! You card definitely fits that category! it is just simply gorgeous!!

  3. Krystal

    What is there NOT to love about this card? Seriously, every card you make is amazing! I miss stamp camp! I love the colors you used, Wild Wasabi and Rich Razzleberry are two of my favorites!

  4. Nancy Wells

    Babe O’Mara hit the nail on the head with her comment! I felt exactly the same way as she expressed it so beautifully! The extra bone treatment really added something, too, with the appearance of animation from this lovely butterfly. It is a work of art, Julie! Loved this one a lot! Nice to see you having so much fun creating beautiful things! Love you!

  5. Kathy Johnson

    It just popped out at me yelling how cute it is. I love cards like that. I also love cards that I can figure out how to make them, I will make this one. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  7. Lynn Jensen

    Julie, I love everything about this card – the layers, the embossing, the colours, the texture, etc. I think my favourite part is the frame which makes everything else stand out. Such a lovely card! Definitely one to CASE.

  8. Kris K.

    I LOVE all of the different textures on this card. It just draws my eye to everything!! The detail is great–LOVE the fancy fan EF.

  9. Brandie

    The whole card is so pretty but I love the pearl embellishments on the butterfly and the texture and pattern of the butterfly itself! Awesome! 🙂

  10. Kristin

    I love the typography on the butterfly! I also love the little pearls that are down the middle of the butterfly! Great job on this!:)

  11. Kim P

    I LOVE this! The tone-on-tne stamping, the combination of elegant pearls and earthy linen thread…and I LOVE butterflies! Fantastic project!! (I am dreaming of that fantastic blog candy…I ran out of that pretty ribbon already!)

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  13. Susan

    I love the different layers and dimension of the card, yet it is still easily mailable! Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. Cheryl Borden

    I love all the small details…the pearls, the blue flowers stamped on the typed words, the embossed butterflies, the frame with the green stamped flowers. All these little details help make the card look complete. Also love the colors!

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  16. Aleece

    Im new to card making so I’m in awe at your talent! The colors are beautiful and who doesn’t like butterfly’s but my very favorite part is the pearls!

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