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Subtle Butterflies

Subtle Butterflies

Hi All!

Today I’m using the animation set without the animation. I love the butterfly dies that come with the die set.

Although the card is pretty straightforward and easy to make, I kept making dumb mistakes. Of course, I kept all the mistakes in the video for your enjoyment, lol. 🙂

Have a great weekend!


Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Black strip 1 inch 2.5 cm
Colored Strips 1/4 inch 6 mm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm


Move Me Bundle
Move Me Bundle
Stampin' Up! Soft Sky Cardstock
Soft Sky Cardstock
Stampin' Up! So Saffron Cardstock
So Saffron Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Smoky Slate Cardstock
Smoky Slate Cardstock
SSS Vellum
SSS Vellum
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Marker
Black Marker
Gansai Tambi Black
Gansai Tambi Black
Hero Hues Black
Hero Hues Black
Pick Me Up Stick
Pick Me Up Stick
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Stampin' Up! Mini Glue Dots
Mini Glue Dots
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on July 7th, 2017 at 7:10 am


    Well, as they say, it’ll all come out in the wash! And indeed it did very nicely. Thanks for leaving your goof-ups in the video. They could happen to anyone and often happen to me. So it’s reassuring to know that they can also happen to the best of us! I love the design and the colour combination. This card could be used for so many occasions.

  2. wrote on July 7th, 2017 at 10:51 am


    Thanks so much for not editing out your mistakes. I sometimes feel like I have to start over so many times that
    I get discouraged! It makes me feel better to see the mistakes and to see how you correct them. Great card and I did like it without the extra lines!

  3. wrote on July 7th, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Annie Abrahamson

    I love that you left the boo-boo’s! It made me smile in a good way, especially when you slapped your craft mat…been there, done that! Beautiful card and wonderful color combination. Have a great weekend!

  4. wrote on July 7th, 2017 at 2:08 pm


    I definitely got some chuckles out of this video! The voice over was calm, how about the reality? LOL My card probably would have been across the room by the time my fingers smudged the whole front. What a great lesson in patience.

    Thank you so much for your time and for sharing your talents. God bless you.

  5. wrote on July 7th, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Sharon T.

    Thanks for leaving in the mistakes. It just shows we are all human. I know I have made plenty of mistakes when I make cards. In the end it was worth it…lovely card!

    • wrote on July 8th, 2017 at 7:35 pm


      that goes for me too Sharon…

  6. wrote on July 7th, 2017 at 2:17 pm


    Such a lovely card, the colours are beautiful. It’s good to see I’m not the only one to get a little frustrated at times with the creative process. It goes to show that despite how easy or simple a card appears, there is still technique involved to make it seamless.

  7. wrote on July 7th, 2017 at 4:33 pm


    Darlene, thank you so much for the chuckles! I agree with Bonnie about your calm voiceover. Probably a good time for NOT recording your narration while you’re creating! LOL I think the funny part was not so much the boo-boos, as how you recounted & described them in your voiceover. I almost had the sense that you might have been chuckling to yourself after the fact, albeit in an aggravated, “how could I have done all that,” sort of way. I do love the final product, so it was most worth the pain & struggles! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  8. wrote on July 7th, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Sherry W.

    Nice card. Me, too – it happens more often than not.

  9. wrote on July 7th, 2017 at 6:55 pm


    I love seeing that you make mistakes, too! Sometimes I get so frustrated with myself for making mistakes, and it is a relief to know that others do it, too! Love this card – I am going to have to try this one!

  10. wrote on July 7th, 2017 at 7:28 pm


    Thanks for leaving in your struggles, it was rather inspiring…not unlike misery loves company. You ended up with a really nice card though – and it’s that what keeps us going.

  11. wrote on July 7th, 2017 at 8:41 pm


    I love this card for so many reasons. First and foremost you don’t have to have the Stampin Up products to make it. I have an old butterfly punch that will give me similar butterflies. And it’s a great way to use some of those scraps we all have around. I especially like the colors you used together. One of my favorite color combos is grey and yellow.
    And last, I love the boo boos left in. I have probably more failures then successes it seems.

  12. wrote on July 7th, 2017 at 9:02 pm


    Oh, Darlene, this was fun, I don’t think I’ve ever seen you slam your hands on the table in frustration, been there, done that but my panel is ripped into little pieces and goes straight into the garbage can.
    But I love the design on this card, the colors are beautiful together and the splatters just add that little detail that finishes up this card beautifully.
    Oh, by the way, I like the card better without the lines around.
    Thank you for this video, especially with the boo boos.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  13. wrote on July 8th, 2017 at 4:08 pm


    I love the card and really appreciate you leaving in the bloopers. I will keep it in mind the next time I have a “hand slamming” day. 🙂

  14. wrote on July 8th, 2017 at 4:40 pm


    Love the card and the goofs! I think mine would have been across the room, too, like Bonnie!

  15. wrote on July 10th, 2017 at 7:18 pm


    As I was watching this video again, I was wondering if it would have been better to color the butterfly’s body directly on the vellum instead than on the card stock, this way the ink wouldn’t have bled when you applied the glue and pressed down on the card stock with the vellum, or maybe you could have dry it with the heat gun? just to speed up the process.
    Anywho, still, I love this video, so thanks again for sharing.

    • wrote on July 13th, 2017 at 9:54 am


      Good idea Maria! Wish I would have thought of that. 🙂

  16. wrote on July 13th, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Colorful Card Maker

    I love butterflies and I hear they are now on the endangered list. Can you imagine a time when there are no butterflies? I always plant some Lantana’s outside and they are the butterfly/hummingbird flower. Never had a hummingbird come near them and the butterflies, they are very tiny and I only see a few. I looked them up on-line and they are butterflies, not moths but that’s about it. Nothing that looks like your butterflies ever come around though.
    I’ve had those days when nothing seems to go right and I get frustrated. I haven’t watched your video yet but I love to see when people make mistakes like I do sometimes and keep it in the video. I’ll have to watch it.
    I just bought some beautiful butterfly stamps from Kraftin’ Kimmie (darn spell check! LOL) and she sent me a nice note with my stamps and a free stamp. I love small companies because they always do something special for you.

    • wrote on July 13th, 2017 at 7:01 pm

      Colorful Card Maker

      Forgot to say how much I loved your card! You used yellow, my favorite color on one of the butterflies and that makes it that much special. It’s so pretty!

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