I was playing with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set because it has a belated birthday sentiment, and well, I needed one. (Oops) I wanted to make a card in Halloween colors, because the recipient loves Halloween, but I also wanted to make it pretty. I chose my sentiment stamps from the set, then started looking through my dies for something I could use with them. The stamp set is available in a bundle with the fabulous Happy Birthday Thinlits Die, but I wanted something different for this card. Lo and behold, the two butterfly dies I found fit perfectly! The larger one is from the Bold Butterfly Framelits, and the smaller one is from the Butterflies Thinlits. 


Here’s what I made:

Fun Blutterfly Belated Birthday card made using Happy Birthday Gorgeous by Stampin' Up! made by Stamp Candy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Pumpkin Pie card stock (CS) cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5 1/2″
  • Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside

Stamped with the Watercolor Wings stamp set:

  • Large Butterfly outer edges in Pumpkin Pie ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • large butterfly dots in Basic Black ink – I only inked up the dots around the outside of the image and not the center part of the stamp
  • Small Butterfly in Basic Black ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • NOTE: after the small butterfly was die cut, I used a sponge dauber to apply Pumpkin Pie ink just around the edges

Stamped with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set:

  • sentiment in Basic Black ink onto the large butterfly
  • sentiment in Pumpkin Pie ink onto the small butterfly

Die Cut using the Bold Butterfly Framelit dies :

  • Large Butterfly

Die Cut using the Butterfly Thinlit dies :

  • Small Butterfly

Assembled the card:

  • DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • both butterflies adhered to DSP layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Whisper White CS glued to the inside of the card base

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