One of my dearest customers, Jo, who has also become a friend, turns 90 soon. This weekend, her family had a lovely surprise luncheon for her. I was so pleased to be included. I knew that I wanted to make something lovely for this amazing lady. The Butterfly Beauty Thinlits seemed the perfect thing to create an elegant, special card.

Butterfly Beauty Thinlits, birthday, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Don’t you want to just touch those butterflies?

 

Design Notes for Butterfly Beauty Birthday Card:

To be honest, I put more time into thinking about the design than it took to create the card. Using the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits dies made it easy. All of the butterflies are on one die!. Well all of the silver ones are one die and all of the Gorgeous Grapes ones are on one die. Take a look at the set of dies.

Beautiful butterfly dies, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

So, in addition to the two layering dies, you get lots and lots of smaller butterflies and some flourishes. You can use the group of butterflies as they are or cut them up and have five individual butterflies. This die set also coordinates with a beautiful stamp set,  Beauty Abounds. I haven’t had a chance to work with this set yet, but I will do that soon!

By the way, the Adhesive Sheets are perfect for using with these dies. Remember, I showed you that the other day when I was using these sheets for a Valentine. (Check it out here.)

Once I die cut and layered the butterflies, I tried some different colors of card stock for the background. I liked the Whisper White but realized it needed something more in the background. I used some Soft Sea Foam ink and the leaves from Petal Palette stamp set. It was just enough. Next, I added two more little touches. First, I added some Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon to tie in the layer behind the butterflies. Finally, a bit of bling! Just a few of the beautiful Gorgeous Grape Glitter Enamel Dots and I was done.

Glitter Enamel Dots, Jo's card, Butterfly Beauty Thinlits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Purchase List for Butterfly Beauty Birthday Card:

Remember, the Beautiful Butterfly Thinlit Dies can be purchased separately but they are also part of a fabulous bundle.

 

 

This and That:

Sale-A-Bration

Remember, that Sale-A-Bration is still going on. All you need to do is purchase $50 and you earn an item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Yea!

Here’s a link  for the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Supply List and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code, KF3FW4VB. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card. Oh and then you will qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item. Winner! Winner!

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Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne

P.S. Here’s a picture of the lovely birthday lady and her adoring fan!