On the CASE: The Beautiful Butterfly Birthday Card

Weather Together

Nicole and I are back On the CASE.  Our mission: To work through current Stampin’ Up! catalogs, and break down gorgeous samples step-by-step, just for you! CASE means to Copy and Share with Everyone, and that is exactly what we will be doing. We hope you enjoy the cards we CASE and the free tutorials included in our posts. I am CASEing one of my favorite cards from the Annual Catalog today, which happens to be retiring at the end of May.  Are you ready for a beautiful butterfly birthday card? Let’s get stampin’!

On the CASE: Beautiful Butterfly Birthday Card
Butterfly Basics – Annual Catalog – Page 149

beautiful butterfly birthday card

The  collage background on this card is right up my alley. I have been wanting to create this card since the first time I saw it.  Gold embossing and white stamping combine to make this card a beauty.  The only thing which is missing is pearls! Of course, I’ll add a few before I send this one out in the mail. I hope you enjoy the CASE of the Beautiful Butterfly Birthday Card.

beautiful butterfly birthday card

Colors of the Day
Stamps and Papers and Inks … Oh, My!

Stamps: Butterfly Basics
Paper:  Basic Black Cardstock (3-3/4″ x 3″), Crumb Cake Cardstock (6-1/4″ x 5-1/2″), Whisper White Cardstock (3-1/8″ x 1-1/16″)
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, VersaMark, Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Ink
Other:  Big Shot,  Butterflies Thinlits, Heat Tool, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Paper Snips, Linen Thread, SNAIL Adhesive

“On the CASE” Notes
Your Step-by-Step Guide

1.  Score the cardstock at 3-1/8″ to form the card base.

2.  Ink the border stamp in Basic Black and stamp the border.

beautiful butterfly birthday card

3.  Stamp the fern image in VersaMark twice, and heat emboss using Gold Stampin’ Emboss powder.

beautiful butterfly birthday card

4.  Ink the netting image in Crumb Cake. Stamp off once before stamping the image. Repeat, stamping in the positions noted in the photo.

beautiful butterfly birthday card

5.  Ink the flower image with Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Ink. Stamp onto the card as shown. Repeat to stamp a second image.  Be sure to allow the ink to dry thoroughly.

beautiful butterfly birthday card

6.  Stamp the sentiment in Night of  Navy. Snip the ends into a large “V”.  Adhere to the card base with SNAIL adhesive.

beautiful butterfly birthday card

7.  Die cut the butterfly from Basic Black cardstock.

beautiful butterfly birthday cardAdd a snippet of linen thread …

beautiful butterfly birthday card

and adhere to the card base using glue dots.

beautiful butterfly birthday card

How Hard Was It to Crack This CASE

As far as difficulty is concerned, there is nothing tricky about this card. However, it does take time. Remember to heat emboss the gold first, then stamp the white.  Techniques/ Skills:  Heat Embossing, Stamping Off Difficulty Level:  3 out of 5


Nicole and I hope our projects today inspire you to try CASEing the catalog, too! We’ll be “on the case”, looking for the hashtag #SUontheCASE on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ & Pinterest). If we find one of your projects, we’ll share it, like it, repost it – we’ll do it all!

On the CASE: Picnic with YouNow head on over to Nicole at  Pixel Maven’s Retreat to see the CASE file she has been working on.  Nicole always writes the BEST tutorials!  What she has CASED is a cutie patootie card for sure!

Would you like to check out the most recent Cold CASE Files?  Try these:

On the CASE: Picnic with You
On the CASE: The CASE of Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts
On the CASE: The CASE of Daisy Delight
On the CASE: The CASE of a Magical Day
On the CASE:  A Case of Petal Palette
On the CASE:  Beautiful Bouquet Sentiment
On the CASE: Lovely As a Tree
On the CASE: A Season to Sparkle
The CASE of A Brightly Lit Christmas
A CASE of Good Tidings
A CASE of Nature Sings
A CASE of Snowflake Sentiments
A CASE of Gourd Goodness
The CASE of the Sheltering Tree
The CASE of the Beautiful Bouquet
The CASE of the Birthday Blooms

Ready to get On this CASE?  If you enjoyed On the CASE: The CASE of the Beautiful Butterfly Birthday Card, and would like to try your hand at creating your own CASE,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  Be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Online orders over $50 (before tax and shipping) will receive a special little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code.  Don’t forget, a $50 order will also qualify you for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!  If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards and Sale-A-Bration items.

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Remember, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Until next time – CASE away!



  1. Beautiful, love ❤️ Everything!
    Hugs 🤗

  2. Oh BEAUITFUL. Like always MsAnn ♥️
    Hugs Frenchie ♥️

  3. Chris R. from Iowa

    Gorgeous. I really don’t remember this in the catalog. I guess I should pay more attention to the photos. Love it.

  4. This is one of my all-time favorite stamp sets and I love this card. Thanks for giving great directions On The CASE. I love your series and am especially happy you did this card. Hope you’ll continue the series with the new catalog.

  5. I love that card and have the stamp set. With all the butterfly die I have it’s time to pull out that stamp set and CASE your card! 🙂

  6. I love the neutral tones along with the gold embossing for this CASE! I’m so glad you’ll be adding some “pearls” before mailing out this card! I think that is a MUST! 😉 I’m not so glad that the Butterflies Thinlits are retiring though. Have a Wonderful Wednesday Ann!

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