...feeling too lazy and uninspired to come up with a better blog post title today. ;)

Here's a card for the CFC55 (bling), Crop Stop (pearls), Simon Says Stamp (gems), and A Blog Named Hero (kraft and blue) challenges.

So wishing I had gotten the Antique Flowers and Butterflies die and stamp set when I had the chance...could've saved me some time on this card and looked a bit more professional. ;)

Added some glitter to the center of the butterfly just because glitter is so darn pretty. :)

I'm obsessed with making these ticket borders! So quick, so fun, and so cute!

Thanks so much for stopping in today and have a blessed one! 

Cardstock: LSS
Patterned paper: My Minds Eye 'Be Amazing'
Stamps: Hero Arts 'Antique Butterflies', PTI 'Tiny Tags 1'
Ink: Staz-on
Other: string (Bearydo Shoppe), glitter (Martha Stewart), pearls (the Paper Studio)

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, scissors, sewing machine


  1. Your card is so elegant. Love how you cut the stripes along with the butterfly die cut. Many thanks for playing with us at A Blog Named Hero.

  2. Utterly beautiful, Clare! The gems/pearls details are lovely! Thanks so much for playing CAS-ual Fridays with us!

  3. Wow!
    This is such a beautiful card!
    Love it! :-)

  4. Lovely and elegant! Thanks for joining our CropStop Pearl Challenge.

  5. Stunning and beautiful! Love the pearl accents! Thank you for joining in our CropStop Challenge. Hugs, Rosie

  6. I love that ticket border, too, Clare! Sweet card.

  7. I ADORE this card, Clare! So beautiful! Love the way you cut out the space on either side of the die-cut butterfly - brilliant idea for the sentiment placement!

  8. wow Clare this is stunning...Love the design...very clever.

  9. This is so AMAZING! It's just gorgeous. I love the colors, the depth...everything! Thanks so much for playing with us over at A Blog Named Hero.

  10. I can't believe that you cut this by hand.... I have the die set on my wish list. Gorgeous card Clare.

  11. I love your card! I especially like the way you layered the butterfly and I love your ticket border. that's an idea I would love to try. Thank you for the inspiration and thanks for playing along with us at CropStop. Come back soon!

  12. elegant, muted, perfection!!

    I'm glad you weren't too tired to make this card! I'ts awesome!

    Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge!!

    Good Luck!

    A Blog Named Hero

  13. Love that cut - very inventive and clever!

  14. So gorgeous! I love the pearl accents on the butterfly and the colors overall!

    Thanks for sharing your creativity at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

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  15. Simple and stunning! Thanks for joining us at CropStop!

  16. SO pretty Clare. Love the cutout you have made! Thanks for playing along with us for challenge #5 over at A Blog Named Hero!

  17. Fabulous card! Love the subtle glitter on the butterfly and the ticket border!! Thanks so much for playing along this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  18. Thanks for sharing your card with us....pearls for CropStop! :)

  19. Beautiful card Clare! Your fuzzy cut is very professional looking!

  20. Clare this is gorgeous! I love the cut around the sentiment and the butterfly! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  21. You made me laugh out loud for real Clare. I too struggle sometimes to come up with post titles:)
    This is lovely as I knew it would be!Thanks for blinging it with us at CAS-ual Fridays:)

  22. A gorgeous card, I love the beautiful colours and papers, a stunning butterfly and your details are lovely.

    Heather ss
    Thanks so much for joining us Simon Says Stamp challenge

  23. What a beautiful card! Love what you did with the diecut! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at A Blog Named Hero!


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