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April 4, 2009

Beautiful Butterfly CP Sketch #9


This week's Card Patterns sketch can be found HERE and CP is pleased to let you know that we are being sponsored by Created with Paper who is offering a SUPER prize that you can check out by following the link to the Card Patterns blog I listed above referencing the sketch.  At Created with Paper you can find all kinds of items that you would use in paper crafting, so go check them out!!

Above is my take on the sketch.  I must say that this is the most loosely I have used a CP sketch so far.  Usually my "take" is very similar to the sketch.  This time I kept the element of having 3 strips of paper on the bottom, but I overlapped them and extended them the entire width of the card. 

I had fun using my SU! Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die.  It's on the 2nd time I've pulled it out to use it and I need to do so more often.  The Walk in the Park DSP that's in the current Occasions Mini Catalog from SU! is just such pretty paper!!!  I love the combo of Baja Breeze, Cameo Coral, Basic Gray and Whisper White.  Don't you?!?!?

I made the scalloped circle the "old fashioned" way.  I used my Circle ScissorPlus and Glass Cutting mat that SU! sells to cut two circles - one smaller in Whisper White and one larger in Cameo Coral.  Next, I took off the guard on my slit punch (from SU!) and punched around the edges creating scallops on my circle.  The bulk of the DSP is from the Walk in the Park DSP pack as I mentioned above, but the Baja Breeze DSP making up the butterfly is actually from the Urban Garden DSP pack.

Have a lovely weekend!!!

All supplies used are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Pocket Silhouettes
Paper:  Cameo Coral, Baja Breeze and Whisper White CS, Walk in the Park and Urban Garden DSP
Ink:  Baja Breeze classic ink

Accessories:  Blue Twinkle stickers (by Amuse), Clear Rhinestone stickers (by Me & My Big Ideas, from Michael's), Basic Gray and Whisper White taffeta ribbons, Scallop Edge punch, Beautiful Butterflies Bigzdie, Big Shot, paper piercing tool and guide, Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the bling :-)

  2. Marie,
    This is gorgeous! The SU! Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die is on my "wish list".

  3. This is beautiful, Marie!!

  4. I love this card... The butterflies are so pretty - so I'm guessing that to use the Bigz die you need to own a Big Shot... right?

  5. I absolutely love this color combo, plus I love butterflies, ribbon, and bling, so yeah, I'm pretty much in love with this card! ;)

  6. I love this card! Love the bling, wish su sold more of that!!!! What size did you cut your large circle? That turned out just perfect! Wow I need to stamp.


  8. great layers and paper patterns. Love those butterflies and the "old-style" scalloped circle is actaully a nice look-the scallops are a little softer. I like it!

  9. I love your take on the sketch! These are some of my favorite colors! Thanks so much for coming to comment on my blog. I appreciate your taking the time! Posting for others to see is still new to me!
    I was reading your profile, and I see that you are a USAFA grad! Our son graduated class of 1998 from the Academy. If you graduated in '98, we were at your graduation cheering for you!
    If you'd like to 'chat' you can email me at: mamagilliam@gmail.com
    Thanks again!

  10. I love your take on the sketch! That butterfly is beautiful and who can resist a trail of bling??

  11. So very beautiful, Marie!!!! Love that new designer paper!

  12. This card is gorgeous!!! I absolutely love butterflies...I love the way you used those rhinestones in the center of it! The color combo is unique too!


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