Stampin’ Up! Botanical Butterflies for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  Please be sure to visit everyone’s blog to see the great projects they are sharing with you today.  I used the new Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (available FREE with a $50 purchase starting today!) and the Rooted in Nature stamp set for today’s card.  We are working with a great sketch challenge this week.  Here’s my card:

And here’s the sketch we are using:

The Botanical Butterfly DSP has full color botanical images on one side and black and white images on the other side.  They pair together beautifully.  Check out the full-color fussy-cut butterflies and the standout black and white paper in the background.  And it’s FREE – can’t get any better.

Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere a panel of the DSP to a Balmy Blue card stock mat before adhering to a Highland Heather card stock base.  Stamp the sentiment from the Rooted in Nature stamp set with StazOn Jet Black ink on a panel of Whisper White card stock.  Cut it out with a die from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies and mat with a Balmy Blue card stock scalloped oval mat.

Use Paper Snips to fussy-cut a few butterflies from the DSP.  Lift up their wings a bit and adhere just the bodies to the sentiment panel with Glue Dots or Liquid Glue.  Take a length of Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon and loop it a couple times behind the sentiment panel before adhering it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, adhere a panel of Whisper White card stock to a mat of Balmy Blue card stock before adhering to the card base with Liquid Glue.  Adhere another fussy-cut butterfly to the inside panel – beautiful!

** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what Karen Finkle has created.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members participating in the hop today:

  1. Amy Koenders 
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Kristi Gray
  5. Jaimie Babarczy
  6. Sue Prather <– You are here!
  7. Karen Finkle
  8. Julie Johnston


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*** Card Stock cuts for this project:

  • Highland Heather CS – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ panel scored at 4-1/4″ for card base
  • Balmy Blue CS – (cut 2) 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ panels for mats, 3″ x 4″ panel for die cut mat
  • Whisper White CS – 3″ x 4″ panel for sentiment, 3-5/8″ x  5-1/2″ panel for liner
  • Botanical Butterfly DSP – 3-5/8″ x 5-1/2″ panel for front, scraps for fussy-cut butterflies

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this project: 

Glue Dots


Big Shot


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6 Responses to Stampin’ Up! Botanical Butterflies for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Beautiful card Sue! I love the colors and your butterflies look so real! Fantastic! 🙂

  2. Beautiful! Love the pop of color on that black and white paper! So pretty! 🙂

  3. Hmmm…. purple and black….Love this card and those butterflies are sweet.

  4. Gorgeous card. You, Mary and Jaimie were all sort of on the same page with your colors. Love those butterflies. Well done.

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