Sunday, May 14, 2017

Memory Box Chloe Butterfly Card

First of all, Happy Mother's Day to all out there and I hope you have a wonderful day! The kids are taking me to a movie of my choice, which happens to be Guardians of the Galaxy 2 *okie wonders if anyone can get enough of baby Groot*, this afternoon and Chuck is going to come mow my yard for me. Yesterday Shiane helped me with starting to make flowerbeds around my deck and getting an area ready in the back yard for my outdoor fireplace. I feel very blessed to have this time with the kids and it makes my heart happy!

Now about the card....

I have quite a few butterfly stamps and a few butterfly punches and dies from Stampin Up that I have acquired over the years and I love every one of them. When I opened one of the bags of dies my friend sent me I immediately was drawn to this butterfly die and couldn't wait to use it. 

I wanted to make a fairly simple card just to see how well the butterfly worked but also to challenge myself to just use a few elements and not go overboard with papers and design. I had made a few other cards using dies before this one and they were rather labor intensive. I was surprised that I was pleased with the card when it was finished and also how fast I was able to complete six of these...ya'll know good and well I don't make just one! 

Recently I actually thought about cutting back to making only 4 of a card but then my friend Carmen reminded me rather quickly that I wouldn't have enough for myself since I have to send her two of every card I make, it's the price I pay for her personal crafting shopper services since she has a more sources available to her than I have here in this lil' ol' town. 

Supplies Used:

-Memory Box Chloe Butterfly die
-Memory Box Valerian Flourish die
-K & Co patterned paper
-Various Cardstock
-Stampin Up sentiment stamp

I am certainly glad I had the Fineline Glue Applicator working with these delicate dies, and even then I had glue all over my fingers but I know a lot less than I would have with just using my regular bottle of Scotch Quick Dry glue. I have the Fineline Glue Applicator Standard Tip and the Fineline Glue Applicator Standard Tip and they sure are some handy little things and I highly recommend them!


  1. When I needed a solid back for a die I scanned the die & then loaded it to Design Space & cleaned up all the cut out area & presto I had a solid cut for the back. I actually amazed myself that I did it! 😜😜🤗 I saw all your new dies & I think this may be the only thing I have you beat in as I have a dozen Artbin containers with the magnetic sheets full of dies (3 are just Christmas!). I also have a bankers box full of all Heartfelt Creations dies & stamps. I inherited all but 3 containers from my sister who passed away last year. My other sister has more than me!!! 😜 I use the dies mostly when making cards. My go to is still my Explore! ❤

    1. I think I might have to do that if I can't find the Tristan die for a decent price. I don't think I would have the space for the dies you have! HA HA HA

  2. I love this card. I don't know why but I love butterfly dies. But like you I like both front and back of the dies.

  3. WOW! Shirley, this card is stunning. I love that big beautiful butterfly die, and the font on your stamp is gorgeous too. LOVE IT!

  4. I have the same obsession with butterflies as your card!

  5. Glad to see you back posting. Love your blog. (I had to check just a few weeks ago as I thought I had lost your feed). Happy late Mothers Day.

  6. SO. GLAD. YOU. ARE. BACK!!!!!

    Hope all is well with you and your family.