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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!

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Love this card my kind of colours and all the detail and love butterflies too just so sunshine summery thanks for sharing, and these dies were all on my wish list but now even more so ,think I need to rob a bank.lol.

love this card!

Thanks julye...please don't do the bank thing...they don't allow diecut machines in jail.

Thanks Debbie G. - have fun making a bunch in your favorite colors!

So summer time and up to your usual elegance!

Love the embossed butterflies and those mini felt ones are so cute!

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