January 26, 2012


Good Morning friends & blog readers. I hope your week is going by as fast as mine is. This time of year is when I start counting down to spring. With all the cold winter months here in Maine we all look forward to the end of March when things start looking up. The Create with Connie & Mary team has a sketch challenge for you today and I thought "spring" when I created my card. I followed this sketch:

My Card:

Isn't the card background layer so fancy and elegant? Guess what? You can earn this "Everyday Elegance Simple Sent Kit" during Sale-A-Bration by purchasing $50 and earning it for free! Yes I said Free! You get 8 printed, embossed, die-cut cards-4 each of 2 designs, 16 self-adhesive tags and 8 white envelopes. Love the edging!

What do you think of my butterfly....or flutterfly as my 3 year old grand-daughter Kaitlynn calls them. It was made with the Mixed Bunch Stamp Set and the Blossom Punch. I cut the bottom layer with Cherry Cobbler Cardstock and stamped the other with Cherry Cobbler Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. I curled the ends with my Bone Folder and used a Stampin' Dimensional to plop the body up on the first layer. I added a Glimmer Brad to the center and added a small dot of Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details. I even snuck in a Hat Pin for the butterfly body:

 I thought adding a "get well" sentiment was appropriate for the butterfly. What a great way to bring a smile to someone's face if they are not feeling well. 

Have a great day and enjoy viewing my co-designer's creations at Create with Connie & Mary!

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
  • DSP: Attic Boutique, Everyday Elegance Simple Sent Kit
  • Inks: Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler
  • Accessories: Glimmer Brads, Hat Pin, Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Dots Ribbon
  • Tools: Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, Blossom Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Corner Rounder Punch
  • Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Sweetly Said


  1. Wow! This is stunning! I love the butterfly made with the Mixed Bunch set! And the use of the hat pin is so clever!! Love it!!

  2. What a fabulous showcase of products Debbie! Love that butterfly!!

  3. Oh my, this is so pretty....I don't have that punch (horrors!) and you may have made me "need" it!!!

  4. Comment from Lisa Martz (comment wouldn't go through on Blogger):

    Love how you used so many products from the mini catalog! Great color combo. Great use of the Simply Sent note as your card base...I really love the detail the die cut edge adds. Very pretty!

  5. This is really pretty! I just ordered those cards free from SAB so I can dress them up! But I didn't get the punch....may need to rethink....

  6. Too clever to make a beautiful butterfly from the flower! Those SAB notecards are SO great!


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