Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Swallowtail Fun


Who else is so ready for SPRING? Okay, it's officially Spring, but I'm ready for it to start FEELING like Spring!

Yesterday I received my Stampin' Up order! Woo-Hoo! I love me some Stampin Up!

First I stamped the Swallowtail twice onto white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

Then I colored one of the images using BIC markers.

I punched out butterflies randomly from the colored image. I used the Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly punch, but Stampin' Up also has butterfly punches. In fact, right now they have 2 different sizes I think.

Ready to see the final card?

  • Card measures 6" x 5"
  • Background is chalked in blue
  • Stampin' Up "Swallowtail" #129216
  • Martha Stewart "Classic Butterfly Punch"
  • Modern Label Punch #119849
  • Sentiment punch is inked around the edges using SU "Bliss Blue" (retired)
  • Sentiment from SU "Little Friends" #122667
  • Card base is SU cardstock "Night of Navy" #100867
  • Twine, Pearl Brad, and Rhinestones on butterfly bodies all from stash
Thanks for stopping by today! I want to thank Deb (SU Demonstrator) for hooking up with me so I could order these goodies! Shop with Deb... HERE.

I'm also very excited to announce that my friend, RAVEN, has now signed up to be a Stampin' Up Demonstrator! Woo-Hoo! She is going to really fly in this business! Go check out her blog and her SU store. She also is having a GIVE AWAY on her blog right now and someone is going to win some Stampin' Up FABRIC!!  Raven ROCKS!

Don't forget to stop by Mary's Cardz TV blog and enter her 

Butterfly hugs! :) Janis

2 Sisters #136 Easter / Spring (Sat)
Crafty Bloggers Network (March) Spring or Pastels (Mon)
Make My Monday Inspired by the book GARDEN SPELLS by Sarah Addison Allen (Story or Cover) (Mon)
My Craft Spot Strings & Things (Mon)
Cards by Lady Anne / Stamp Challenge - M, must stamp, E3 - anything goes (ends Mar 31) (Wed)
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes (Wed)
Sisterhood of Crafters  - 2W, 3E -Easter / Spring (Wed)Sweet Pea Stampers - M, SIO, E3 -week 3 Spring Colours (Fri)


  1. I love how you did this butterfly Janis, This is so pretty and unique Great col0rs also. Have a wonderful day.
    DIANA L.

  2. are soooooo it!!

  3. WOW what a fabulous idea! Looks awesome! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘Easter/Spring’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  4. Wow, this looks so cool. I love how you did this. TFS.

  5. This is SO cool! What a gorgeous technique--the spots of color are absolutely amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at MMM! :)

  6. Wow! What a cool card! All those butterflies are beautiful! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  7. What a fabulous card Janis - I love how you created the butterflies - so beautiful!!!

    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge
    Heather xx

  8. Fabulous card, love the beautifully coloured butterfly stamp. Thank you for joining the challenge this month at The Crafty Bloggers Network.

    Sylv xx
    CBN Design Team

  9. so pretty thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy x

  10. Stunning card, I love. Swallowtail, thank you for joining us this week at make my Monday, happy Easter, Laura xx

  11. What a lovely technique, very inspiring.
    Thanks for joining us on Make My Monday this week
    Rosie x

  12. A stunning technique and a beautifully finished card. Thanks for sharing with us at MMM. Caz

  13. Nice card, the the butterfly's. Thanks for joining us for Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge.

  14. I really love the butterfly Janis and the twine is a lovely finishing touch.
    Thanks for joining in at Make My Monday.
    Fliss x

  15. Stunning card, love the butterfly..Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers this month and hope you can join us again..Good luck.
    Lozzy x

  16. You have made a wonderful card here. Perfect. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “Spring colours” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx