Big, beautiful...

butterfly. :) I was so happy when I got this long desired Martha Stewart butterfly punch, and here is the first card made using it...

Using up some scrap seam binding here....

This card is for you, blog reader and putter-upper with my nonsense! I've so appreciated all the comments you leave me, and I keep promising a special giveaway and I keep not getting around to it. Soooo, while I don't have that special giveaway ready yet (it's still formulating), I do have a random, little giveaway here today!

Stella and Rose 6x6 Designer Paper Pad - I think this has most of the designs from all four collections, if not all. It's a nice little pad I picked up at my local craft store yesterday (the same one I get my white speckled cardstock from), and I thought it'd be a nice little thing to pass on.

So there it is! I've just cracked open this pad and made a super clean and simple card with one of the sheets - I'm loving all the sweet patterns in it, and I hope you will too!
Just leave a comment - I'll leave this open until...um, hm...well, until I feel like closing it. haha ;)
Oh, and feel free to let anyone else know about this little giveaway, if you think they might be interested in this paper pad - any random commenter is eligible. ;)

Have a blessed Sunday!

Card recipe
Cardstock: LSS
Patterned paper: October Afternoon "Thrift Shop"
Stamp: Hero Arts "Dolls"
Ink: Staz-on
Die cut: Travel
Ribbon: Faded leather
Other: doily, rose

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, scissors, punch, glossy accents


  1. LOVE what you did with the new gorgeous butterfly punch!! You make me want to get one, too! Please leave me out for the giveaway! I just love visiting here...always!

  2. This is a fabulous butterfly punch, I have both sizes and they have been well used. I do scrapbooking with the parent of our sick babies (NICU) and they nearly always reach for this punch. You are very kind to have this giveaway!

  3. super card Clare. You'll get so much use from this butterfly punch. It's one of my favourite. As usual I love your soft romantic look to your cards.

  4. I have these papers individually in 4 pads, and LOVE them - would be so glad to have backups - everything goes with everything else! Thanks, Clare!

    Adore your card, too - that butterfly is such a handy thing to have, isn't it?

  5. What an eloquent design on this card, so pretty! I've gotten that butterfly punch in my shopping cart twice now at M's, and have put it back twice...lol! Maybe someday, I will actually buy it! :)

  6. The card and papers look yummy both:) Thank you for a giveaway!

  7. Such a soft looking pretty card Claire. Love it. That butterfly is really sweet and delicate. Love it. TFS

  8. What a lovely card! I've been on the look out for the MS punch! I also have been hoarding that same background paper you used (Cosmo Cricket...I think). So love how you put it to wonderful use!

  9. OHHH! This is a gorgeous card--LOVE the papers and the seam binding! I LOOOVE the flower in the center of the butterfly! FAB job:)

    sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

  10. Sweet card! I love that butterfly
    and the lovely pattern paper.

  11. love love the design and yummy colors. super card!


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