Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Happy Wednesday, everyone!  I seem to have a bit of a backlog of cards to post, so I thought today I would share a bunch of butterfly cards I've made since August. 

This first card was ordered by my father in law to give my mother in law for their anniversary.  I used Cherry Cobbler card stock for that nice deep red, the hearts embossing folder, and the butterfly thinlits from Stampin' Up.  The sentiment is from a retired set, and the black heart on the butterfly was from the owl punch.  I CASEd (copy and share everything) from Ann Schach.

This next card is something I had already played around with for this past Mother's Day.  I decided to make use of the Butterfly Basics stamp set and matching thinlits to transform it into this birthday card.  The butterfly antenna are from the Papillion Potpourri stamp set, and I also used a retired mini embossing folder, and the Top Note Bigz Die.  I can't give CASEing credit as there was no name connected to the pin I found on Pinterest.

This card was CASEd from Alison Barclay, a Stampin' Up demonstrator that I found when I rejoined Instagram!  Yes, I am on Instagram as well - you can follow me @ _jemcreations_ if you so desire.  Anyway, this card also makes use of the Butterfly Basics bundle.  I love how the die pieces are put right back into the negative for a totally different look.

I finally pulled out the designer series vellum that I bought way back last Spring!  CASEd from Allison Okamitsu.  I loved coloring on the back of the vellum with the Stampin' Write Markers!
These mini cards were put together to make use of the leftover scraps of vellum from the previous card.  A great tip I found from Brian King (I believe), is to put little tiny dots of glue on the black part of the vellum, and then you can't see it when you adhere it to your card stock.

And finally, a special order for a special 60th birthday celebration!  Box cards are so pretty and worth the bit of extra effort.  This card was CASEd from Nadine Cruse.  I made use of a lot of retired Designer Series Paper on this card.  It might be hard to see in this photo, but on the larger butterflies I used a fun technique.  You "paint" the stamps with sponge daubers to get a cool multicolored effect. 
Anyway, hope you enjoyed this trip into the land of butterflies - talk to you soon! <3 JEM

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