Category: Big Shot Butterfly Framelits

Butterfly Birthday

Here we go with a trio of cards simply creaTed because I cut way too many butterflies.  I watercolored a piece of watercolor paper with Peekaboo Peach, Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette and then die cut some butterflies using the Butterfly Thinlits.  With the leftover piece I used the Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches to punch the rest.  This gave me a lot of butterflies!

Using Gorgeous Grunge and Suite Sentiments, I created 3 background pieces and placed all the butterflies around the sentiment.

That’s a little strip of Glimmer paper down the left side – hard to see in the photograph!  So now there are 3 cards – similar but different.  Hugs, Fran

Timeless Love

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This 5 x 7 card was inspired by one I saw on Technique Tuesday.  Using the new In Color inks – Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum – I watercolored on water color paper the background.  The sentiment is from Timeless Love, stamped in Stazon.  I cut the butterflies from black card stock and drew the ante.  And then, because I just can’t leave things alone! – I added some Dazzling Details.

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I really like larger cards!  Hugs, Fran

Inset Butterfly

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I saw this idea on several sites and had to make one.  The die is cut out and replaced over a sponged background.  It gives the prettiest effect!

Butterfly Basics 05 detail

Think of all the color combinations you could use!  Or you could just leave it white and do this –

Inset Butterfly 01

The center of the butterfly is fishing string coated with glitter.  The bottom of the card is Karen Burniston’s Agatha Edges.

Inset Butterfly 01 detail

Some pretty ideas to try!  Hugs, Fran

Creative Circle 3-D

Creative Circle July 2015


I’ve been asked to join the Creative Circle Design Team – focusing on lovely 3-D creations and Stampin UP products.  If you’ve just come from Barb’s post, you’re int he right place! This month’s template is a “murse” – or a man’s purse. You can get your own copy of the template at the end of this post. It’s an SVG file designed by Liz Holloway and I was able to cut it out on my Eclips. (or you can print and cut!)  I chose the Go Wild and Cherry on Top Designer Series paper to make my card holder and cards.

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For my closure, I staggered 3 front panels (Go Wild, Tip Top Taupe and Basic Black) and added a closure “button” using Awesomely Artistic.

Creative Circle 715 handle


I used Antique Brads on the handle to help it swing out of the way.

Creative Circle Flower Shop 01


This card uses Flower Shop and Go Wild DSP on a Heavy White base. The leaves are the Bird punch.

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This card features the Bold Butterfly die.

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And last, but not least, Awesomely Artistic and some Irresistibly Yours DSP.  Hope you’ve enjoyed these samples.  Hop on over to Liz Holloway’s blog to see more fun ways to use this template.  Hugs, Fran

Pattern is available for download here.

Creative Circle Next Button



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Butterfly in Blue

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Isn’t this a pretty case from the new catalog?  It uses Six-Sided Sampler and a die cut butterfly.  I’m always amazed at how versitile this can be.  The colors I used are Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe and Crumb Cake.  The strip of Glimmer paper just adds a pretty splash.

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This is another sample using the same set that I cased from a swap last year.  Same set – very different look!  Equally as cute 🙂  Hugs, Fran

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