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Feb 22, 2010

Make a Wish

 I have 2 posts today - please scroll down or click HERE 
to see my post for the Waltzingmouse Stamps Spring Blog Hop!  Thanks!!

It's another beautiful Kitchen Sink Stamps Monday - the last one for the month of February, amazing!!  This is the last week you have to enter the current KSS Crew challenge (you have until Friday night), have you entered?

I've been so inspired all week by talk of Spring and Easter!  It seems like we've a pretty mild winter here in Maine - although I know it's not over yet!! I'm ready for Spring!  So I pulled out some pretty colors and my 3 Step Butterflies set from Kitchen Sink Stamp and made a Spring- inspired card.  I just love this dp from October Afternoon - such a yummy green isn't it?  I got to play with my new Scallop Die from Papertrey Ink - love it!! (this is the large scalloped die)

I stamped the butterfly 3 times - once on the scalloped square and then 2 times on paper scraps which were then cut out.  I bent the 2 cut out butterflies slightlly and attached them for some movement and dimension.  The sentiment and flowers in the bottom corner are all from Happy Birthday Cupcake.  I love the look of the flowers stamped right on the patterned paper!

And just another little plug for A Card A Day, the fabulous new book from Paper Crafts Magazine.  In the back of the book there are a few pages of card sketches, just to jump start your creativity!  I thought it'd be fun to give them a try so this sketch is straight from there.  If you haven't picked up a copy you really should, it's such a beautiful book!

Thank you so much for visiting today!! Be sure to check out what the rest of the KSS Crew have made today, they always inspire!!


Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss (SU! retired), Ivory (Gina K Designs), Patterned Paper: Ducks in a Row, October Afternoon, Stamps: 3 Step Butterflies, Happy Birthday Cupcake (Kitchen Sink Stamps), Ink:  Lemon Tart, Hibiscus (Papertrey Ink), Accessories:  Hibiscus ribbon (Papertrey Ink), foam adhesive, rhinestones (Swarovski), Nestabilities (Spellibinders), Scallop edge die (Papertrey Ink)


  1. I'm feeling just like you, Julie, about spring!! It won't be much of a wait here in Texas!! The first wildflowers will begin to appear this next week or two!

    Your gorgeous layered butterfly looks amazing!! I love your wonderful design with these bold patterns and bright colors!! What beautiful work!

  2. Love the layered butterfly! Very cool. Great card Julie! Hope you get some sunshine today. Looks like yuck the rest of the week. :(

  3. So very pretty, Julie!! Looks like we both want spring to come soon!! Love you pink butterfly and wonderful use of this sketch!!

  4. I love the beautiful colors, and your butterfly is gorgeous, Julie!!

  5. Beautiful spring card. Great layout and colors. Love the multi layered fluttering butterfly!

  6. Beautiful layout and colors, Julie!! Love how you did the wings! The scalloped border looks wonderful - it's in my wish list :)

  7. Love this!! The three layers of the butterfly is amazing...must copy that technique! hee hee Beautiful cards!!

  8. Wow, I just love your 3 layered butterfly Julie! Your colors are so putting me in the mood for Easter and Spring too! What a fun BIG scallop edge.... you are enabling me again... have to go check that out!;)

  9. I love your card, Julie! Such pretty colors, and I love the butterflies. So creative!

  10. Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the Tutorials category today (look for timestamp: [22 Feb 01:00pm GMT]).

  11. I am in love that patterned paper and layout! Great job!

  12. Wonderful project!!! I love the butterfly!!!!

  13. Beautiful Spring card Julie, I love that patterened paper and the layered butterfly looks fabulous! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex


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