Flight of the Butterfly

Flight of the Butterfly dbl

Hi! How’s your day going?

I have half finished a post for my Bizzy Becs Creatalicious Challenge … but just haven’t the time to finish it this morning. Stace & I are off to school (again!!!!) to hear Skye perform in the school talent quest … so have to fly. So … I thought I would share this post that was “stored” for just a time like this!!! The boys left for the snow this morning (Gav, Shane & Jono – Stace’s husband) … and Stacey is staying for the three days that they are away … so it will be nice to share some “quality time” together. I will try and get back later with my Bizzy Becs post … or … maybe it will have to wait until tomorrow???  Have a lovely day!!!

Have you seen the “Flight of the Butterfly” stamp set in the latest IB&C??? I resisted and resisted … but in the end it proved just too hard! I am really getting back to the “two step stamping” technique. This is such a great technique for EASY stamping! Absolutely ANYONE can do it!!! 😀

So … here are a couple of cards I made recently using this sensational set!!!

Flight of the Butterfly 1

This first one was a CASE from SCS (again) – I have been on such a roll – this is a great source for ideas – especially when you are in a hurry! I traced this card back to it’s original owner ->The Queen’s Scene. I was really drawn to this card because of the colour combination. I think it is just stunning! Thanks for sharing, Lynn!

Card Recipe:

  • Flight of the Butterfly 1zStamp Sets: Flight of the Butterfly
  • Inks: Orchid Opulence, Elegant Eggplant
  • Cardstock & Papers:
    • Elegant Eggplant – A5 (14.8 x 21cm) + 8.6 x 12.5cm
    • Kiwi Kiss – 10.2 x 14.1cm (cut: 10.2 x 3.6 + 10.2 x 10.5cm) + 8 x 12.1cm
    • Raspberry Tart DSP – 9.6 x 12.9cm (cut: 9.6 x 3.1cm + 9.6 x 9.8cm)
    • Orchid Opulence – 9.2 x 3.3 cm
    • Whisper White – 7.5 x 11.6cm + scraps for butterflies

  • Accents: Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon
  • My second card … was also a sketch challenge from SCS and I loved this design created by Jodi -> Stamp with Jodie. Note to self: USE THIS LAYOUT AGAIN!!!

    Flight of the Butterfly 2

    It is really just some simple stamping and lots of layering of card/papers. So simple!!! But … even easier for you … when I give you all the measurements!!!

    Card Recipe:

  • Flight of the Butterfly 2zStamp Sets: Flight of the Butterfly
  • Inks: Baja Breeze
  • Cardstock & Papers:
    • Baja Breeze – A5 (14.8 x 21cm)
    • Chocolate Chip – 10.1 x 14.5 cm + 9 x 13.6cm + 3.5 x 10.5cm (cut into 3 squares – 3.5 x 3.5cm)
    • Soft Sky – 9.7 x 14cm + 5.9 x 13.6cm
    • Baja Breeze Patterns DSP – 9.4 x 13.6cm + 5.6 x 13.6cm
    • Whisper White – 3.3 x 9.9cm (cut into 3 squares – 3.3 x 3.3cm)

  • Accents: Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon
  • Tools: Scallop Edge Punch
    So … I hope you are feeling inspired … cos that is WHY I blog!!! I hope you try out the ideas you see here! If you need supplies … don’t forget I can organise an order for you with delivery directly to your door. Just contact me anytime!I hope you find some time to stamp today!!! I hope to! 😀

    Images copyright © Stampin’ Up! ® 1997—2009. Artwork by Andrea Lowcock.


  1. amy Fleming says:

    Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!! What more can I say!!!
    Have a fantastic week Andrea!!
    Take care
    Amy xxxxx
    Andrea adds: Hi Amy! So nice to see you! 😀 You are always sooooo kind!!! Thanks! Hope you have a nice relaxing weekend! xxx


  2. Regina says:

    Your cards are absolutely adorable!!
    Andrea adds: Can’t really take the credit for these … but this set is so easy to make adorable cards with!!! xxx


  3. Christine says:

    Hi Andrea,
    Again I have finally had a chance to look at your blog this week and there is so much to see!! Thanks! I did mean to show you the cards that I had been making lately when you were here on Saturday night but forgot. I will have to show you the photos I have taken some time. I keep the photos to maybe use layouts again one day but always come up with new stuff on the internet to “steal” so I guess I really don’t need to keep them but it is nice to look back at what you’ve made – specially when you use cards for what they are meant to be used for – giving away! Looking forward to Saturday!
    Andrea adds: LOL … yes … you DO have to give them away, sis!!! That IS what they are for!!! Am looking forward to the card buffet too!!! Lotsa fun!!! xxx PS I have your order ready! xx


  4. Lynda says:

    There is something do magical abt butterflies…isn’t there Andrea?? I love the purples and the Kiwi Kiss together. They are beautiful cards.
    Andrea adds: I feel a bit of a fraud posting these cards seeing they are CASEs of a couple from SCS … but thanks for the kind words!!! 😉 I love the purples & Kiwi together … that’s what caught my eye … and I wanted to try it for myself!!! xxx


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