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Wednesday’s Card: Glittery Butterflies

Glittery Butterflies

Glittery Butterflies

Hi All!

I’ve had these peel-off stickers for awhile and finally got around to using them. They are really easy to work with. Ellen Hutson has a bunch of different designs – just search “peel off stickers”. I used some fine glitter from Stampin’ Up! and am now just realizing that it has been retired. Ugh, seriously, I’ve been doing that a lot lately. This whole retirement thing is getting kind of old with me. Sorry I haven’t been as on top of the retired items as I was last year.

I was planning to use silver glitter and then color with Copics, but I was surprised to find out I don’t have any silver glitter. When I think about it, I don’t use glitter all that much. But, I love how glitter on this adhesive paper comes out – very sparkly!

The black butterflies were punched using the Stampin’ Up! Bitty Butterfly punch, which is actually part of a bundle that is 15% off right now. The bundle includes the Papillion Potpourri set and the Bitty Butterfly punch. Get the wood-mount bundle or the clear-mount bundle. By the way, the Papillion Potpourri is great. See it on these cards.

Enjoy the video and have a great week!










  1. wrote on September 11th, 2013 at 9:39 am


    Super fun design, love all the glitter and shine.

    Regards diane

  2. wrote on September 11th, 2013 at 10:22 am


    Beautiful card. I watch for your videos every week. It’s nice you use other products than just Stamping up. Thank you. Can’t wait til next week.

  3. wrote on September 11th, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Maria A. Rodriguez

    Hello Darlene: I love that big background stamp and the vertical sentiments are fabulous. Sometimes it’s just what you need to fit the sentiment perfectly. Love your butterflies and glitter, the only down side of glitter is that it gets everywhere and it sticks to your hands like crazy but the end result is always spectacular. Thank you for your videos, I absolutely love them all.

  4. wrote on September 11th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Maria A. Rodriguez

    Darlene, it’s me again: I forgot to ask you if you could possibly tell me the name of that fun stuff you used in one of your owl cards to make the trim puffy. I remember you have to heat it up or let it dry to make it puff up. Thank you.

    • wrote on September 11th, 2013 at 5:21 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Maria, I think you mean the liquid applique.

  5. wrote on September 11th, 2013 at 12:35 pm


    Very pretty! I never would have thought to paint the stickles on for a more subtle effect. Love those stickers you used.

  6. wrote on September 11th, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Anne from France

    I love this card! I didn’t think that the sticker would adhere to the glitter..that makes it easier! Thank you for the inspiration and technique ideas!

  7. wrote on September 11th, 2013 at 2:21 pm


    Pretty card! BEAUTIFUL, sparkly butterflies! Thx for the video showing how you made them. 🙂

  8. wrote on September 11th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Casey Thrush

    I love the vertical stamps!! Do you happen to know if SU still sells the adhesive sheets??

    This is a simple but beautiful card. Thanks for sharing it with us!

    • wrote on September 11th, 2013 at 5:19 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Yes Casey, there is a link in the Supplies section above.

  9. wrote on September 11th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Gloria Taylor

    Darlene, asbsolutely loved this card especially I enjoy using butterfilies on any card ( ocassions) Again as always you seem to create a card for us(ME, LOL) who is clueless when creating….thanks so much and already waiting for next week!

  10. wrote on September 11th, 2013 at 5:51 pm


    Once again – you amaze me! Lovely card. Thank you!! Wednesday is the best day of the week!

  11. wrote on September 11th, 2013 at 6:24 pm


    Such a pretty card! Thank you for the great tutorial.

    Ter 😉

  12. wrote on September 11th, 2013 at 8:04 pm


    Is there a way to use glitter on letters or the sentiments?A friend was wanting to know the other day. When I saw this card I thought you would be the perfect person to ask.
    Very pretty card.I look forward to Wednesday just to see your creations.

    • wrote on September 15th, 2013 at 11:12 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Lucinda, actually, there is a product called Heat and Stick powder. You stamp a sentiment with versamark ink, sprinkle heat and stick powder, then heat to set. While the sentiment is still hot, pour glitter over it and heat again. I used this powder on my Christmas card a few years ago. I showed it on a post HERE. Hope this helps!

  13. wrote on September 11th, 2013 at 9:38 pm


    How fun! I love glittery things but hate working with the stuff. Maybe you’ve given me some motivation to pull out those dozens of glitter tubes I have and give it a try! 🙂 LOL!

    Very pretty card, Darlene!

  14. wrote on September 12th, 2013 at 12:14 pm


    So lovely…good job. I’m going to have to get my stickers out now and see if I can do as well as you did (NOT!).

  15. wrote on September 14th, 2013 at 6:15 pm


    Tried out your card idea with my Cameo (electronic paper cutter) software, and digital paper since I don’t have stamps, ink and the other items listed and it came out fabulous. This was my first card and I love it. Thank you for the idea and the simpleness of it especially as a newbie. I haven’t gotten into stamps, inks, and glitter but I just might after this.

  16. wrote on September 16th, 2013 at 5:45 am

    darah inouye

    Very pretty card! I bought stickers by Sakura and haven’t used them. After about a year
    in the dark they will finally grace a card thanks to you Darlene! Mahalo for the perfect
    inspiration! Keep up the great ideas!.

  17. wrote on September 19th, 2013 at 10:26 pm


    Darlene you make such great cards. I am such a big fan of yours. I also love the music you put to it. TFS Darlene, you go girl

  18. wrote on September 19th, 2013 at 10:27 pm


    Where did u get your butterflies from?

  19. wrote on February 26th, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Marilyn Shultz

    Darlene, I have seen the stickers applied to the paper and then adding the glitter. Did you have a hard time getting the stickers to stick to the glitter? Just wondered. Love your videos!

    • wrote on March 2nd, 2014 at 11:08 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Marilyn, no I didn’t have trouble at all. Maybe it depends on your brand?

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