Winner Announced and a Butterfly Card

Here is my card for today. I made this at the end of last month to give to my son’s preschool teacher at graduation. She was so generous with the kids all year and I wanted to make something pretty to hold the gift card we gave her.

A thank you card using the Butterfly Basics and Gorgeous Grunge sets, and the coordinating Bold Butterfly Framelits and Butterflies Thinlits #stampinup #butterflyframelits #butterflybasics

There is an interesting story about how I came to own the Butterfly Basics stamp set. One of my downline ordered this set on her first order after signing up as a demonstrator. I think for people who are new the term “clear-mount” can be confusing, and she thought the word clear referred to see-through, so she ordered it expecting to receive the photopolymer version. (Butterfly Basics is one of the few sets offered in all three styles.) She really did want the photopolymer version so she called demonstrator support, explained the situation, and they sent her out the set she wanted at a reduced price AND told her to keep the other set to give to a friend. Guess who that friend was? Well this is not a set I would have picked for myself, but I had just ordered the Butterflies Thinlits that coordinate with it, and free is free, right? Turns out this is a great set and I absolutely love the card I made. I paired it with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, the Bold Butterfly Framelits and the Butterflies Thinlits, and the fun (but now retired) Expressions Natural Elements for the sentiment.

A thank you card using the Butterfly Basics and Gorgeous Grunge sets, and the coordinating Bold Butterfly Framelits and Butterflies Thinlits #stampinup #butterflyframelits #butterflybasics

The main color scheme here is Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry and Pear Pizzazz. I think these three colors go very nicely with the Crumb Cake background. The only brown ink I currently own is Soft Suede so I did sponge a very little amount of that on the edges of the main panel. I stamped the flowers in Rich Razzleberry and stamped some fully inked and the others stamped off to create a little depth. The depth is also created by layering up the butterflies and by the thick sentiment.

I hope you liked my card today and if you did then please feel free to pin it to a board or share it with your friends!


Now onto the exciting announcement. After a long entry period – we had to wait for our fearless leader Tami White to return from the fabulous Stampin’ Up! Incentive trip – we have a winner for the Stamp It Group Father’s Day Blog Hop.

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Congratulations Maggie! I heard she has already been contacted and is over-the-moon about winning this beautiful card kit. As a matter of fact I am a little jealous because I don’t have this kit yet and I love it – not sure what I’m waiting for, but one day it will be mine.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


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  1. […] and Bold Butterfly Framelits to go with the set, but I got so busy using the Thinlits (see here and here) that I never got to the pretty stamped butterflies. And truthfully I have been a little […]

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