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Embossed Butterfly Thank You Card

Butterfly Embossed

This weekend is just a whirlwind of soccer. Today, two games for my oldest, one game for my youngest. Tomorrow, one game each for both. Spring season has begun!

I had a comment on one of my previous videos that the angle of my camera made it hard to watch. So, for this video, I used a mish-mosh of things around my house to assemble an overhead support for my camera. I think the angle problem is fixed, but now I have an automatic “zoom in-zoom out” focus problem with the camera… maybe because it is too close to my work surface. I’ll have to do a little more experimenting with my next video.

This butterfly card is both dry and heat embossed. I used my Stampin’ Up! Sizzix Big Shot again to create both the butterflies and the black shape (“top note” die) with the faux stitching. The “thanks” is heat embossed with white powder. I also hand-drew the lines around the edges of the gray. The butterflies were created with the “Beautiful Wings” embosslit, which both cuts and dry-embosses the butterflies.

In the first version of this card, I used the Baroque Motifs swirl stamp with some white craft ink in the upper left corner, but I thought it was too busy with the butterflies.

Also note – if you are creating this card for yourself, use the side of the top note that doesn’t have the cut stitches in it. This side is easier to do your own stitching on.


  • Stampin’ Up! Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
  • Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die
  • Stampin’ Up! Top Note Die
  • Stampin’ Up! Thank You Kindly Stamp Set
  • Stampin’ Up! Cardstock: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White, So Saffron, Rose Red, Old Olive
  • Stampin’ Up! Basic Black Marker
  • Versamark Ink
  • Stampin’ Up! White Embossing Powder
  • Uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen
  • Stampin’ Up! Corner Rounder
  • Stampin’ Up! 3/16 inch Glue Dots


  1. wrote on August 13th, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    kelley b

    I just started looking through the video challenges and I picked two cards I really liked at random and they were both yours 🙂 I like your style.

  2. wrote on March 19th, 2012 at 6:47 am



    Your website is really great.
    this card is pretty and I would like to know the dimensions so you can make.

    I love stampin up.

    thank you very much

    • wrote on March 19th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Halima – All my cards are 4.25″x5.5″ unless I say otherwise. Thanks for your comment. 🙂

  3. wrote on June 21st, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Gloria T.

    Darlene I log on to read my response from you about dimensional, thanks so much for your input. Then I decided to check out your gallery, wow saw these Thank you card with butterflies, absolutely love it – this card is verstile for any ocassion. I will copy one very soon, thanks for all your GREAT IDEAS AND TIPS…YOU ARE AWESOME!!

  4. wrote on October 27th, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Tess Courtland

    Darlene Love the idea.
    Thanks once again for sharing.

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