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Monday, April 13, 2015

Butterfly Bday Card

My Sizzix BIGkick bit the dust. The handle broke off. Since I have a Tim Holtz Vagabond I went looking for the adaptor shim for thin dies like framelits that goes on top of the base that allows you to cut thin dies. Michaels, JoAnns & Hobby Lobby did not have. Considered buying a new Sizzix BIGkick at Michaels with 50% off coupon. Then I remembered seeing the words 'for framelits" on my Sizzix magnetic plate. Turns out the Sizzix magnetic plate is the proper thickness of the base + the adaptor shim. Came home and tried it out and the magnetic plate indeed cuts the thin dies. It cuts them like butter. Yeah!

Created this Butterfly Birthday Card using white on white with splash of color and a Butterfly die I bought at a craft show earlier this yr & only used a couple times but not made or posted anything with it before. The die has intricate detail so I used packaging tape on it so the pieces would release easier.

Used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die to cut the white layer from a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of white cardstock.. Used the part of the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece that was left over for centering placement of the stitched layer.

Used TH Vagabond to cut the Butterfly from recycled frozen food pkg that is white on inside of box. There are 6 pieces that were suppose to be cut out on the Butterfly but they did not cut and instead of poking them out I left them because I liked the way they looked still there. Can you find the 6 pieces that were suppose to cut?

Used a Big & Juicy 5 Color Rainbow ink pad w/ a brayer after using some ink refresher on it on the Butterfly & sentiment. Used MISTI to stamp sentiment. Had 2 small smudges near the sentiment so I used some flower gems to cover up the smudges.

No Butterfly photos at this time but have some photos of Bees & BlueBonnets in my backyard.

Daisy posing next to the Lillies, Daisies & Strawberries planted in our backyard.

Supplies List 

Ellentina: die - Butterfly
gem: Studio His & Hers 2 flower gems
ink: Big & Juicy 5 Color Rainbow Hydrangea
machine: Tim Holtz Vagabond
paper: cardstock -  blue, white
recycle: frozen food cardboard - white on inside of box
Simon Says Stamp: die - Stitched Rectangle
Tim Holtz: ink - Ink Refresher
tool: brayer - used w/ rainbow ink pad  MISTI - for stamping

Entering this into the following challenges:  

4/13 Loves Rubber Stamps Ch#146 Anything Goes UE 4/7

4/14 C.R.A.F.T. Ch 306 White Ch, Colour your image only 5E(#3) 4/9 
   Butterfly was white part from inside of recycle frozen food box that i colored with ink
4/14 Mod Squad  Butterfly Focal  UE 4/8
4/14 Simon Says Stamp Wed April Showers and/or Spring Flowers  5E(#4) 4/8

4/17 Catch the Bug Earth Day - Recycle 3E(#3) 4/11
4/17 Jos Scrap Shack FCC#83 Florals & Butterflies 3E(#3) 4/10
4/17 Suzy Bee's Ch#75 Anything Goes w/ Twist ... Add some Spring flowers  UE 4/11

4/18 Pile It On #64 Fancy Frames and/or Beautiful Borders UE 4/12

4/19 Simon Says Stamp Mon Ch: In the Middle   5E(#1) 4/13
Used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die to cut the white layer from a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of white cardstock.. Used the part of the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece that was left over for centering placement of the stitched layer. 
4/19 Stamped Blessings Amusing Ch -  Butterflies 2E(#1) 4/12

4/25 Inky Chicks Ch#49 Stitching (real or faux)  UE 4/7
4/25 Artistic Inspirations Ch#129 Anything Goes w/ Twist of Spring UE 4/13

4/30 DL.ART Apr Linky Ch 1Eperday/no stack 4/1 


  1. That's a great die and good fix for smudges:-) Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

  2. Wow - such a pretty butterfly! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  3. What a beautiful card! I love white on white cards and the pop of color is just perfect. Such a gorgeous butterfly image.

    Thanks for playing at ~Jo's Scrap Shack~

    Happy crafting!!

  4. Thanks for entering our C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week and good luck!
    Monica - DT

  5. Hi and fantastic card just the job at Suzy B's Bloomin Challenge and thanks for joining us this week very good luck crafty hugs Judith DT xxx

  6. Love it. Daisy is such a swat looking buddy.Thanks for join the DL.ART APRIL LINKY challenge.

  7. Such a beautiful butterfly. And Daisy is ADORABLE!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

  8. Gorgeous card, lovely butterfly... and thanks for sharing your photos.. I always enjoy them! So glad to have you taking part in our Fun~Day Friday Challenge this week!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  9. another stunning card thanks so much for sharing with us again at craft

  10. Such a beautiful card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)


  11. Thanks so much for joining us in our Recycle Challenge, I love your project and hope you will join us again very soon!