Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Swallowtail butterfly card by Stampin Up and me


Hi dear Stampers.

Thanks for hopping by my blog today.

And yes, I am back with another Summer Starfruit coloured card.

I really love the warm tones it holds, when it spreads it's love :) all over my card.



Today, I inked up for the first time my Swallowtail stamp set from Stampin Up.

I love this stamp set. I so see God's beauty in these elegant creatures, called butterflies. To me they reflect hope and new life.

And for that reason, I was so thrilled when Stampin Up added this stamp set to their collection.



Please CLICK HERE, if you would like to purchase this stamp set in my Online Stampin Up store.


This gorgeous, plus-size butterfly will provide a breathtaking focal point for scrapbook pages and  cards. Or sprinkle it with adhesive and Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter, then turn it into a one-of-a-kind tag for an extra-special gift



I created this card for one sweet friend and downline member of the Pursuit of Stampiness Pals (and one that I see and connect to, way to little). She had send me one gorgeous card over Easter. We were gone, so it was a sweet surprise coming home to her beautiful handmade card.

So when, all was unpacked from our little get away, I jumped into my craft studio and got crafty.



I had hopped over to the Paper Players to find one sweet and fun Tic-Tac-Toe challenge #139 created by the lovely and talented Jaydee. I picked the pearls (uche 'dazzling diamonds'), a tag and ribbon. And I came up with my butterfly design card.

The dear Stampin' Royalty Challenge ladies had one similar idea on their beautiful blog with their Pearls and ribbon theme Challenge #170. I hope my dazzling diamonds are close enough. They spark as well, right. I was just out of pearls and I hope they don't mind me using these other cute blingies!



Oh, how I love the Rocky mountains here in Canada. We actually already spotted some beautiful butterflies in the valleys.. It seriously made my heart jump. I loved watching them dance around in the open skies!


Well, I hope you enjoyed todays post.

Hope to connect again soon.

Inky hugs, Pauline


  1. Hallo Pauline je kaart is mooi geworden,maar wat een mooie foto's van de bergen heb je op je blog gezet.Groetjes Joke

  2. Wat een pracht foto van jou zeg, echt een knap wief. Ik ben zelf niet zo kapot van deze stempel maar ik vind je kaart prachtig...knuf peet

  3. very pretty, I luv that butterfly..hope you have a fabby weekend!

    enjoy *~*

  4. Pauline wat maak je een p-r-a-c-h-t-i-g-e kaarten! Ben er wég van! Leuk die foto van jou. De Rocky Mountains; als ik naar deze foto kijk hoop ik ooit op een dag.....

  5. Wow, mooie foto's van jou en de besneeuwde bergen! Het landschap moet adembenemend zijn. Ooit zal Canada ook door ons worden bezocht, zucht...
    Je kaarten zijn ook prachtig!

  6. What a gorgeous creation---that gigantic stamp intimidates me but you used it in such a way that it is just perfect! Wonderful color and the embellishments are just right! And what a wonderful picture of you---you are so PRETTY! So glad you shared this with us at the Paper Players!

  7. What a beautiful card! I love the butterfly in Summer Starfruit, and I love the way you positioned it on the card. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

  8. i just love butterflies too... fabulous card

    Thanks for joining us at the paper players this week
    Jen x

  9. Wat een pracht van een kaart, Pauline! En mooie foto's van jou en de Rocky Mountains! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Hugs, Laura

  10. Summer Starfruit and Swallowtail, two of my favorites! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!


Thanks so much for leaving your comment. Enjoy the rest of your day! Take care, Pauline