Butterflies for Freshly Made Sketches

Good Monday to you!

Hope you had a fabulous weekend. As I said yesterday, I spent much of Sunday crafting away – making up unfinished class cards and creating some new things too.

My July class card last month featured butterflies – lots of them! The stamped images came from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set and were punch using the Elegant and Itty Bitty Butterfly punches. The embossed butterflies we made using the Beautiful Wings embosslit – so cute and something I often forget is in my stash!


This card was a CASE of one of the Make’n’Takes we did at Convention.

I had fun creating the layers on my card – the butterflies seem as if they are flying off the card!


As they were already on my desk when I was crafting yesterday, I was keen to use the butterfly punches again and decided to feature them in a card for the Freshly Made Sketches.

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This is the sketch for FMS147:

FMS Final 147-001Making a card for the FMS challenge is another first time for me so I checked out the website to get an understanding of what was required.

Freshly Made Sketches states:

The main idea behind this challenge blog is to use the sketch provided and to create a “clean” card.  …   We are looking for clean-lined creations but unlike Clean and Simple challenges, we encourage lots of detail and embellishments as long as they maintain a “clean” look to your card.”

I hope my card demonstrates this.


The colour combination of Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive and Mambo Melon is from the Colour Coach – a very handy source of inspiration! If you have seen some of my other cards, you’ll know I love using the negative spaces created from punches and framelits, and have employed them in this card to highlight the three colours through butterflies punched out of the Whisper White (matted with Basic Black) using the Itty Bitty Butterfly punch.

I’m so pleased there are more colours available in the baker’s twine and I wrapped Old Olive around the card front before sticking it on the front with dimensionals. The larger butterfly is the one from Kinda Eclectic stamped in Elegant Eggplant onto Mambo Melon cardstock then punched out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch and attached with another dimensional.

As always, I carried the theme through to the inside of the card and punched out a butterfly in one corner.



I’m not sure if you worked out in the class card above, that I had used my trusty Big Shot and the square framelits to make the Blushing Bride “window” that the sentiment was bursting through. You are probably already aware that Stampin’ Up! is running a fantastic promotion with the Big Shot during August – and trust me if you don’t already own one – you will so want one even more when you see all the amazing new framelits in the upcoming Holiday Catalogue due to be released on 28 August.

I’ll be posting details about that promotion and how you can get early access to the Holiday Catalogue later in the week – so come back and check it out!Logo 72pt

Until Next time






As always – if you wish to know anything more about info in this post, or to get a catalogue or to buy any of the items mentioned in the post, please contact me.

Or you can shop 24/7 at my online Stampin’ Up! shop – just click on any of the products in the table below, and you should find yourself in my online shop at the page with information about the product. There are lots of items to show this week from the two cards!

If you would like to find out about joining my Stampin’ Up! team get in touch – I would love to chat to you about that.





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