Butterfly Birthday Card for PP531

What do you get when you combine pastel colors, floral embossing, and a butterfly? In my case, it’s a butterfly birthday card, which will be winging it’s way to one of my good friends who has an April birthday.  It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

butterfly birthday card This week, the sweet Claire is hosting our monthly theme challenge: Spring Is in the Air!  It’s perfect for this time of the year.  As I mentioned previously, I pulled out pastels, floral embossing, and butterflies, as these are things that make me think of spring. I can’t wait to see what reminds YOU of spring! Let the fun begin!

Colors of the Day
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The die cuts certainly pack a punch on today’s butterfly birthday card. The ornate floral die cut is from the Flowering Vines die cut collection.  A Watercolor pattern from the Butterfly Bijou Designer Paper Collection was adhered to a piece of  foam adhesive sheet prior to die cutting, making it easy to adhere, as well as adding dimension.  Of course, I absolutely could not resist adding pearls to the centers of each one of the flowers.  Add a lacy die cut butterfly and a feminine sentiment (this one is from Posted For You), and your card is sure to delight the birthday girl. Of course, a little floral texture on the back panel adds a delicious touch of spring!

butterfly birthday card

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Butterfly Bouquet

Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection will be available through May 3rd,  2021.

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Butterfly Bouquet

155092 Butterfly Brilliance Cling Stamp Set  $17.00

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155523 Brilliant Wings Dies   $44

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155821  Butterfly Brilliance Bundle   $54.75

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156824  Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper   $11.50  WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

Butterfly Bouquet

156825  Natural Touch Specialty Paper   $5.00  WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

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159408  Butterfly Brilliance Collection $71.25 (Everything listed above – While Paper Supplies Last)

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Hey Chick Header

If you remember Sale-A-Bration 2017, you were probably blown away by the Hey Chick stamp set. Stampin’ Up! decided to bring it back—along with coordinating dies and a completely new bundle created in the same style. These two bundles are only available for a limited time through June 30, 2021.

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Hey Chick Bundle 158627 $44

Hey Chick Stamp Set 1581990 $17
Chick Dies 158199 $32


Hey Birthday Chick Bundle 158631 $43

Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set 154464 $21
Birthday Chick Dies 158200 $27

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RETIRING SOON2021 retiring in colors

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  1. So soft and pretty, Ann! Love the color combo. It really makes that detailed die pop!

  2. Your soft colors are so pretty, Ann, and the butterfly sits perfectly on the edge of your delightful flower garden wanting to sip some sweet nectar! Spring is on the way~

  3. Ann, those colors certainly do feel so spring-y – what a great way to celebrate a spring birthday. So feminine and full of wonderful texture and detail.

  4. Ann, this is GORGEOUS!!!! I love the gorgeous colors! They shout Spring! Such a fabulous die, too! You certainly rocked my challenge this week!

  5. Ann, That die certainly does draw you in and the colors are ideal for Spring! Such a beautiful design! Have a wonderful day!

  6. The colors you used here are just so soft and springy, Ann! Just gorgeous!

  7. Ann, when I first looked at this card, I saw amazing texture, soft colors and an elegantly simple design. It is beautiful! Enjoy the rest of your week.

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