I love butterflies - not only are they beautiful, they also symbolise hope and change - and one of my favourite, most used ever, stamp sets from Stampin' Up! is the Papillon Potpourri set which has seven butterflies (and a pair of antennae!) in it. True to form, good old Stampin' Up! has, of course, provided us with a couple of punches to match them too... yey!
At the moment there is a special offer on where you can save 15% if you buy both the Papillon Pot Pourri Stamp Set and the Bitty Butterfly Punch together as a bundle before September 30th 2013...
Below is a photograph of three simple, quick and easy to make, 3x3" (7.5x7.5cm approx.) cards which I have created using one of the small butterflies in the Papillon Potpourri set and the Bitty Butterfly punch that are in the special offer. I have stamped the butterflies on the scallop circle and then once more on another piece of Whisper White cardstock. I punched the second one out, bent the dainty wings and attached it over the first image with a glue dot, so it looks like a real butterfly has landed on the card to say hello!
I have stuck to a colour pallette of the 2012-2014 In Colors of Rasperry Ripple, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green and Primrose Petals - they all go beautifully together, don't you think? It always amazes me how by just switching the colours around on the same card design layout you can produce such different looking cards! (The "hello" is from the really useful Four You stamp set...which I have used a LOT since I bought it!)
Tomorrow afternoon (Saturday 14th Sept. 2013), I am having a table at the Farthinghoe Village Fayre, with my good friend Jenny McCormac and we shall be offering the above card design as a "Make & Take" - so if you live locally and want to see just how quick and easy it is to make a beautiful card with a coordinating stamp set and punch, please do pop along to see us, we would love to see you. The fayre runs from 2pm to 5pm and we will be in the marquee!
STOP PRESS!! EXCITING NEWS:
I am very excited to announce that tomorrow I am also taking part in my first ever "Blog Hop" with some of the members of the Pinkies (the team of Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrators that I'm part of). We shall be showcasing some of the gorgeous new products from the Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue - so, be sure to pop back here tomorrow to take a look! I can't wait to see what everyone has made... :O)