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Wed 06

Blog Blitz - Day 3: Butterflies are Free
by Penny


Hi Memory Box fans.....Penny here this afternoon showing off this really fun and versatile new Rylan Butterfly Stem die. Whether you add it to a card or do an inlay, it is sure to be the focal point of your creation. And those paper Grosgrain ribbons.....LOVE!


To achieve that gorgeous background, just start adding Squeezed Lemonade ink at the bottom of a White card stock panel that has been trimmed to 4.25 x 5.50 inches, followed by Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean at the top. Now flick a little water across the panel and let dry.


Die cut the Rylan Butterfly Stem and set aside. Die cut the Rylan Butterfly Stem again from White card stock. Fit the White die cut into the inked panel. Add a strip of Yellow card stock on the backside so the butterflies have a place to land.

Die cut the two smallest of the new Grosgrain Ribbons, ink with Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean. Adhere to card front.

Stamp and heat emboss sentiment from the Birthday Bunnies stamp set onto Vellum, trim and adhere to card front as shown.

Die cut the tiny button from the Plush Flower Buttons set, add twine and a little bit of thread to Vellum sentiment.


So what to do with that left over gorgeously inked Rylan Butterfly???????????

You make another card of course:


Exact same layout, just a few changes.

Navy card stock has been altered by using Creative Medium Iridescent Blue with the Distressed Grid Stencil. Trim to about 3.75 x 5.50 inches.

Adhere to a Yellow card stock panel that has been embossed with a Provo Craft folder.

Adhere the Rylan Butterfly Stem that was left over from the first card.

Wrap with sheer ribbon and tie knot.


Would you like a chance to win the Rylan Butterfly Stem die?

Leave a comment on this blog post for your chance to win.  You have until Sunday, January 10th at 11:59 EST to enter.  One comment will be chosen at random to win the die.  Winners this week will be announced on the Outside the Box blog on Tuesday, January 12.  Good luck!

 Hope you are enjoying the Memory Box Blog Blitz this week. Make sure to check back each day for more inspiration.

Crafty hugs,






These colors are fantastic. Love the technique of the water spots on the first card. The Rylan butterfly die really stands out on these backgrounds. Well done!

Hello Penny. Thanks for sharing two cards focused on this die. Lovely makes :)

Two beautiful cards!

Wow! These butterflies look amazing on that gorgeous background. Love the ribbon die too.

These cards are amazing - so lovely love the pop up of the butterflies -TFS

love the different effects you got..beautiful techniques..and great use of the dies, stamps and stencils...thanks for sharing your art!

Penny, both cards are awesome. I loke both the same which is rare for me. Thanks for the great sharing. Love the giveaway

How beautiful I would love to win this die

Those butterfly cards are amazing. I hope i win the die or might have to buy it. Gorgeous cards.

Thank you Penny for the awesome creations with this incredible butterfly die. I can see it being used for many different occasions - birthday, sympathy, get well, congratulations. What a versatile giveaway. Take care and thanks for sharing your creations

Awesome color combo for your background on your gorgeous cards! Shows off the beautiful butterfly die so well!

Thank you for this technique. I'm happy to say that I have these colors!

Marvelous cards! I can see where this die is a real treasure!

I certainly WOULD like to win this beautiful die. The cards are gorgeous. Very impressed.

These are both lovely, from your color combinations to your water color technique. It really sets off the die.

Love the look of these cards! I would love to win this die!

Would I ever!!!!! I LOVE butterflies and Inlay work! Perfect combo!!!!! Thank you for the CHANCE to win this beautiful die!!!
Paper Hugs,

Gorgeous cards! Love this die!

I love both cards! I have a weakness for butterflies so I'll have to get ths die. Winning it would be wonderful.

Your background is stunning! It really allows the die to shine! Very beautiful!

Love the new butterfly die and your cards.

Love the choice of colors on this card. They look so good together. Also love this die.

Beautiful card with beautiful colors!!! Thanks for the inspiration! The die is GORGEOUS!! Love the butterflies!!

Gorgeous cards!! Love the watercolor and water spots! Great butterfly stem die!

Two stunning cards! I love the background on the first card and the way you've used the butterfly die cut from it on the second card is fabulous. Fantastic butterfly die. xx

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