Have you gotten those gorgeous Butterflies Thinlits Dies yet?  They come in a set of 3 and you can find them on pg 26 of the Occasions Catalog and let me tell you…they are just beautiful!!!

Here is a card that I made a few weeks ago to mail to my customers as a ‘thank you’ for ordering with me – I added some color and polka dots and just love how it turned out…


Aren’t they gorgeous?  I love how a basic white card just comes to life when you add a bold splash of color!  I just can’t decide which color is my favorite!

The card base…is simply Whisper White onto which I layered a colorful layer sized at 3 3/4″ x 5″ to give a nice wide white edge for a framed look…

The colorful layers…the blue layer is Coastal Cabana, the green is Wild Wasabi and the orange is Calypso Coral – fun summer colors!

The butterfly…is made using one of the dies featured in Butterflies Thinlits – and it is die cut directly out of the white layer on the card as you can see here…


I simply die cut the butterfly shape and then added a layer of co-ordinating polka dotted paper beneath it – that polka dot pattern can be found in the Designer Series Paper Stacks (pg 185) that come in all color families BUT HURRY – THOSE PAPER STACKS ARE BEING RETIRED so if you want any of them, grab em while you can – click HERE to find them!

I then attached the die cut butterfly on top using Glue Dots just down the center so that the wings can fold out.

The words…are stamped using a stamp from the beautiful set Painted Petals (pg 19 Occasions Catalog) and Early Espresso Ink – you can stamp it centrally or to one side – it still looks fab!

I used just one of the dies from Butterflies Thinlits to make my card – here it is along with the other two shapes that you get in this fabulous packclick on the blue words below to view in the online store…


Gorgeous die cut Butterfly + Summer Colors = a beautiful and cheerful card!  Which color is your favorite?  I am torn between the blue and the orange…but then again, the green is nice too…LOL!!!

And this style of card is PERFECT for batch making – you can cut all the layers, do all the stamping & die cutting at the same time, and then assemble at your leisure – whilst watching TV or on a road trip – and this is one of my favorite ways to make batches of customer ‘thank you’s’ over the summer when my girls are out of school and I spend hours sat at various ‘kid fun’ zones LOL -I then pack them into a bag along with adhesives and off I go…they have fun and I can work!

Here are some of my cut outs for this card…


You get the idea…it’s quick, easy and a great use of time spent waiting for the kiddos!

Supplies used to make this card:

Cardstocks:  Whisper White (100730), Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral (122925), Wild Wasabi (108641)
Stamps: Painted Petals (Photopolymer 137146/WM 138819/CM 138822)
Die: Butterflies Thinlits (137360)
Patterned Paper: Subtles Backgrounds DSP Stack (130135), 2013-2015 In Color Backgrounds DSP Stack (133705)
Misc: Glue Dots (103683)


Beautiful Butterflies with Polka Dots…
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