Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop-Butterfly Basics

Hello Everyone! Welcome back for another Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! This year is an international team, so be sure to travel around the world with us as as we share our creativity and ideas with you!

About once a month my friends (which includes my dear sweat mother) and I get together and stamp. I provide the supplies and ideas, they supply the treats and good company! I have so much fun with my stamp club ladies! Though I don't usually share the projects we create at club, I decided to share a couple of the cards we made using the Butterfly Basics stamp set and Butterflies Thinlits dies simply because I wanted to show you some very different styles used with the same set.

Often times when we browse the catalog we are quick to pick out our favorites, and I have even heard people say, "I thought of you as soon as I saw this set." We each have our own style, and there are definitely sets that we tend to favor because they appeal more to our sense of style. . . but, do we ever try and think of a set that may not be "our style" as something with more possibilities than what meets our eye? There was a time when my style was more the shabby chic, vintage, collage, soft color pallets, etc., and though I still love that style, I have over the years tried to branch out. Probably most of it has to do with serving on the ADT, as we don't get to choose what comes in the boxes that we are required to create with. I have tried more bold color choices, and have even tried a few different styles that I normally wouldn't have tried, I have even combined my old shabby style with some brighter colors. . . 

What I have found, is that I love a wide variety of styles, and I am only cheating myself when I try to stick to just one!

Though you may view a set as appealing to one style, each and every set actually has the potential to be used for a wide variety of styles, so don't short sell a set just because it "isn't your style", give it a second look, try and view more possibilities than just one! I challenge you to break free from being set in your ways and try new things!

Speaking of challenges, I gave my club ladies a coloring challenge. . . join me tomorrow as I share their creations!

Let's see what amazing project Cindy has to share with us this week, shall we?!


Supplies used on card 1: Butterfly Basics stamp set; Memento Tuxedo Black, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, and Bermuda Bay ink pads; Pool Party, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, and Naturals Ivory cardstock; Typeset DSP; cardboard; white craft ink; Bermuda Bay and Old Olive Blendabilities; Butterflies Thinlits Dies; 2-1/2" circle and Bitty Butterfly punches; Stacked With Love Washi; Linen Thread; pearlized pin.

Supplies used on card 2: Gorgeous Grunge and Simply Wonderful stamp sets; Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral, Hello Honey, Bermuda Bay, and Basic Black ink pads; Whisper White Cardstock; Butterflies Thinlits Dies; Linen Thread; Stampin' Mist.


  1. love your cards...both are beautiful even though they are so different :)

  2. Love the color choice! Teal and coral are two of my favorite colors.

  3. I can relate with the style topic! I held my first club (ever!) 2 weeks ago and I had to really pick simple cards to demo - I like layers and embellishments, so simpler was a challange. But I'm thinking this rainbow one you made is simple yet so pretty so we might case this one!! Thanks for th inspiration!

  4. LOVE the watercolor background!

  5. I really love the last card: such a great idea! TFS!
    Greetings from Germany


  6. I love both cards but that last one is an eye catcher! You are amazing in all you do!