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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

papillion potpouri you're the best card

Friendly Butterfly Card

papillion potpouri you're the best card I love these butterflies from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set with the new butterfly punch.  A perfect combo for making this “WOW, you’re the best” friend card!  This tag card was inspired by a Christmas tag featured in the July Stampin’ Success magazine, a magazine for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.  When you join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator you’ll start getting your copy! papillion potpouri you're the best card close up

Here’s a close up of this fun butterfly with the rhinestones.  Stamp the butterfly, then turn your butterfly punch over, line it up and punch.   I use my Paper-Piercing Tool to pick up the rhinestones and place them just where I want them.

I punched a circle from the left corner of the tag and backed it with Whisper White card stock to highlight and mount the butterfly.

I stamped the tag over and over again with the phrase and I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to line it all up, and it was faster and easier than you would think.  I also used the stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the antennae too.

papillion potpouri you're the best card angle

To create the top of the tag, I slipped the top under the Labels Collection Framelit and ran it through the Big Shot Die-cutting Machine just until the top is cut, then backed it out.  Would you like to see a video on how that’s done?

I consulted my Color Coach to select my colors.   I used two of the new In Colors: Raspberry Ripple and Summer Starfruit.  Which are your favorite Stampin’ Up! colors, those colors you go to over and over again?  Leave a comment and let us know.

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set:  Papillon Potpourri w-#123757 c-#123759, Friendly Phrases w-#126149 c-#126151
Ink: Raspberry Ripple #126859, Summer Starfruit #126991
Paper: Whisper White #100730, Summer Starfruit #126839, Basic Gray #121044
Extras: Rhinestones #119246, Basic Gray Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #126879, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch #119861, Elegant Butterfly Punch #127526, White Baker’s Twine #124262, Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049 , Labels Collection Framelits #125598, Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439