190 posts categorized "Butterflies"


Sun 03

Color Blocking
by Penny


Hey friends. Penny here today with a card that is so simple to recreate, you will finish it in mere minutes. And as a bonus...you actually end up with a couple of cards. Simple but striking with this color block look.

Let's get to it:


Cut colored card stocks to 4 x 5.25. Die cut Silver Springs Butterfly along the left edge of each card stock.

Die cut White card stock using the same die. (Cut two from the White card stock and you end up with two cards).  :)




Flip colored and White card stocks so the back is facing you. Line up all three pieces so they fit together. Using Multi Medium Matte glue, adhere all intersecting edges. Let dry.

Flip over and stamp New Possibilities sentiment with VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

Adhere your three color card front to a White card base with foam adhesive.




Die cut Pippi Butterfly from White card stock and adhere to card front as shown.

Add Rhubarb, Glossy White and Caribbean Ocean Crystal Drops as desired.


Wasn't that fun?!?

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Make sure to check back tomorrow for more inspiration from the Memory Box Designers.

Happy Crafting,




Tue 21

Dizzy Butterflies
by Shelby Thomas


Welcome to the 2nd day of summer!  I had a fun play with some deli paper and the Ranger Distress Crayons to create a unique effect for today's cards.


The Dizzy Butterflies die was cut from deli paper which had been colored up with the distress crayons and then die cut.  The background paper was created with Distress Inks (peacock feathers and Squeezed lemonade) with a water technique and the edging was done with the same DI colors sponged onto the cardstock.


Same technique and design elements for this card.  I just changed up the colors to Seedless Preserve and Festive Berries for the Distress Ink Colors.


Popped on some flat back clear glass embellishments to finish the card off.  If you've not played with deli paper, it's fun and relatively easy and the look is different every time!

Here is a tutorial showing how I created the design of the card using the Peacock Feathers and Squeezed Lemonade color palette.


Distress Crayons and Deli Paper from Shelby Thomas on Vimeo.

Thanks for stopping by today for a visit!!





Sun 19

Blooming Flower Frame
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Saturday! Today I have a floral card to share with you using the Blooming Flower Frame.


I love how the Blooming Flower Frame cuts and embosses those cute flowers. I decided to highlight the embossed portions with my Copic Markers. I die cute the blue background paper with the Zimmer Oval Background and then used some foam tape to glue the Blooming Flower Frame onto the card.


I stamped the butterflies and the you are so sweet from the Bumblebee Daydreams stamp and die set to finish off the card.

I hope you have a wonderful and crafty weekend!




Thu 09

Thank You Tiles
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Thursday everyone! I hope you are all having a great week. I have a bright and glittering thank you card to share with you today using the Thank You Tiles die. Let's get started!


On the white background paper, I used the two smaller dies from the Straight Stitches set to create a cross hatch pattern. It gives a nice place for the glittering Thank You Tiles to land. I splattered some blue watercolor ink on the white paper before using foam tape to glue down the Thank You Tiles. 


I die cut some butterflies from the Mini Butterflies set in the same color as my blue background paper and added them to my card. Blue gems add just a little more bling to finish up this card. It would be cute to make a set of cards like this in a variety of colors to give someone as a gift.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!




Wed 08

Blissful Blooming Chrysanthemum
by Jean Okimoto



Why wait for fall to use the beautiful Blooming Chrysanthemum?  Let it be the key element of a graduation or bon voyage card in bright yellow glitter.  The die even includes its own trio of two butterflies and a dragonfly.  Hi, happy midweek, Jean Okimoto here with a quick and sparkly design for you.


Diecut Blooming Chrysanthemum from white cardstock and keep the negative too.  Keep that tiny "upside-down-wedge" piece between the bottom two blossoms too.  Attach Scor-tape behind the negative.  Place the delicate diecut  and the little wedge into the negative.  Use the tape liner as a "presscloth"  to press the pieces onto the adhesive-covered background.  Brush yellow glitter onto the exposed adhesive.  Attach a scrap of white cardstock behind the glittered area to make the bright yellow stand out against the white cardstock.  Trim it to 3" x 5-⅜".

Cut three butterflies from glittered green cardstock (the die set incudes two butterflies and a dragonfly).  

Cut Grosgrain Ribbon from gray, yellow and green cardstock - leave the cardstock in the dies and dry-emboss each strip for added texture.  

Stamp Follow Your Bliss on yellow cardstock with Memento Luxe Espresso Truffle and  dry the ink.  Cut it with the smallest Pinpoint Rectangle Layer.  

Attach everything to a top-folded 5.5" square card of green cardstock - use foamdots for the greeting.  Attach clear sequins.


Quick, easy and very glittery...hope you like it!

Special thanks to everyone who took last weekend's THANKS A LOT class at Impress.  Hope the techniques inspire you to create more class cards later to build a stash of thank-yous that will be ready for any occasion.  

Thanks for stopping by!




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Wed 25

Butterfly Whirl, Mini Butterflies, Leavenworth Butterfly Trio, Cascadia Butterfly Trio
by Jean Okimoto


The embossed Butterfly Whirl takes celebrations to a whole new level today!   Bright bits of felt, rosegold cardstock and a greeting from the Open Studio Party Time Set make any event special and memorable.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here...it's time to celebrate!

Do you like butterflies?   You'll love theMemory Box Collection of butterfly dies and stamps.  You'll find them in all sizes from teeny tiny to big and bold, individually and in groups, simple outlines or delicate details.  They're classic and universal and always perfect.


Cut textured white cardstock with the 3-⅜" x 4-⅜" Stitched Rectangle Layer.  Dry-emboss a portion of Butterfly Whirl using the mat and plates specified by your machine's manufacturer.  

Dry-embossing with dies may seem confusing...diecut before embossing or vice-versa?  Think of it like the alphabet - "D" before "E" - diecut before embossing!

Attach adhesive label paper or sticker sheets to orange, peach, turquoise and yellow-green felt and diecut Mini Butterflies.  Cut the big Cascadia Butterfly from turquoise felt.  Cut the big Leavenworth Butterfly - and the body+antennae from rosegold mirror cardstock.  

Attach the butterflies to the background.  Match the felt minis to the background butterflies...or place them randomly wherever they seem "right."  Assemble the Leavenworth Butterfly - including the delicate edge outline.

Stamp "celebrate" on textured white cardstock with VersaFine Habanero and emboss it with detail clear powder. Cut it with the smallest Stitched Rectangle Layer.

Attach everything to a top-folded A-2 card of teal cardstock - use foam dots for the greeting.


Graduations, weddings, new jobs, promotions, new house...any celebration deserves a handmade card.  Hope this simple design inspires you to pick your favorite colors and get started.

Join us for classes at Impress this weekend.  It's THANKS A LOT on Saturday May 28th - and BUTTERFLIES AND BLOSSOMS on Memorial Day, May 30th.  We'll be using several of the brand new stamps and dies from our May Release in THANKS A LOT...I think you'll love the great designs!

Thanks for visiting...









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Sun 22

Honeycomb Bliss
by Penny


Hello Memory Box friends. Penny here today. Really loving the new Honeycomb Corner die and wanted to feature it on a rather simple card.


Follow along:


Start with a base card of Purple card stock measuring 4.25 x 5 .50 inches. Adhere White card stock that has been trimmed to 4 x 5.50. ( I really like the interest of the white card stock rising above the Purple).

Stamp Follow your Bliss sentiment using VersaFine Majestic Blue ink.

Now for the fun part:



On a large scrap of White card stock, ink with Ranger Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio and Picked Raspberry. Adhere this panel to a large piece of fun foam. Die cut Honeycomb Corner leaving all the pieces intact. 

Put a small drop of glue on the backside of each Honeycomb, lay on card front as shown and slowly peel up the die cut making sure to pay attention to the small glued pieces (so they don't pull up).



Finish card by die cutting Brigitte Butterfly from White card stock that has been inked with Ranger Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry.

Adhere as shown, then curl the wings outward.


Thanks for flitting by today and we hope to see what you are creating with Memory Box products in our monthly challenge HERE.




Sat 21

Adelaide Stem and New Beginnings
by Jean Okimoto


The delicate Adelaide Stem - like spring - seems like a symbol of new beginnings.  A double layer of it, on a watercolored background, invites a trio of Mini Butterflies to pause and stay awhile.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here, sharing a simple card in some of my favorite colors.


Cut the 3" x 4" Stitched Rectangle Layer from watercolor paper.  Paint it with light, overlapping streaks of Peerless Watercolors.  Spritz it with a quick burst of water, then let the colors blend for a few seconds.  Blot it lightly with a tissue if it looks too watery.  Dry it with a heat-tool.

Load a waterbrush with a bit of diluted teal ink and tap the brush to drop a few random dots of ink over and around the watercolors.    Air-dry it.  Stamp Beginnings with VersaFine Olympia Green and emboss it with detail clear powder.

Cut Adelaide Stem from mossy green and lime green cardstock.  Cut Mini Butterflies from pale aqua glitter cardstock.  Attach everything to a Violet Noteard.


Hope you like the simple design and enjoy the techniques as much as I like sharing them with you!  

Thanks for visiting - see you again this evening...






Thu 19

Happy Butterflies
by Jenny Griffiths

Hello Crafty Friends,  

How about a "just because" card for someone to brighten their day...here is one I'd like to share today in the hopes it brings you inspiration and sparks your card making creativity.

I wanted to show that you can use corner stamps in a different way.  This beautiful Chrysanthemum corner is placed at an angle and adds an interesting twist to conventional card compositions.  Happy Butterflies-JGriffiths

After it was layered and positioned "askew" onto the Speckled Background,  I added the Paintbrush Happy sentiment which is stacked 5 layers high for great dimension.  It's easy to glue the layers together using a very fine tipped wet glue bottle and a pair of tweezers---tweezers were used to squeeze the letters into alignment where needed.  

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My new Mini Butterflies die was put into action today to create an ombre effect using varying shades of purples.  I'm not sure you can tell from the photos but the mini butterflies and the "happy" sentiment were lightly glittered--it just seemed right that "happy" and butterflies should sparkle!

Happy JGriffiths

You may know someone who needs a "Happy" card from out of the blue--from you.  

Happy Thursday and thank you for stopping by today!




Wed 18

New Possibilities with the Butterfly Whirl
by Jean Okimoto


The Butterfly Whirl has so many possibilities...here's just one of them.  Hi there - Jean Okimoto here today - with a deceptively quick summer card for you.  Seriously...deciding where to stick the sequins took the most time during the design process!

I love the "interactive-ness"of Memory Box butterfly dies - they work and play well together.  


Cut Butterfly Whirl from pale green cardstock.  The die cleverly cuts the wings of each and every little butterfly - AND the rectangle.  Raise a few of the wings for a bit of dimension, then attach the diecut panel to a 4-⅝" x 6-¼" card of lime cardstock.  

Cut the smallest butterfly from the versatile Butterfly Ensemble set from blue, pink and green glitter cardstock.  Attach Scor-Tape behind gold mirror cardstock and cut the body/antennae from the Butterfly Wreath set.  Attach the glittered butterflies with foam dots.

Prep a scrap of pale green cardstock with the embossing powder tool to eliminate stray flecks of powder.  Stamp New Possibilities with VersaMark.  Emboss it with Imagine Crafts gold embossing powder.  Trim it with the short end of 3" x 4" Pinpoint Rectangle Layer.  Trim the excess cardstock with the 4" long inner edge of the die.

Attach opalescent green sequins...and your card is ready for a grad, new hire, retiree...or anyone seeking new challenges and opportunities.  

This would be a pretty wedding card with a congratulatory greeting - in natural or white, with a pair of glittery gold or silver butterflies.


Big THANKS to everyone who took last weekend's Butterflies and Blossoms card at Impress!  Hope you enjoyed the class - and that sneaky cool new way to use Kaleidacolors.  We're having another class at the Tukwila  Impress from 11:00 to 1:00 on Memorial Day if you're looking a creative way to spend a few hours of your holiday.  

Be sure to visit Impress - or their online store - for the best selection of the newest clear stamp sets and coordinating dies from Memory Box and Poppystamps - 


Thanks a bunch for stopping by today...hope you like this quick card and know of at least one person who's ready to start a new journey.  See you again on Saturday!



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