Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop Challenge

Hello all! Today I'm sharing a card for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop challenge (my blog post title didn't give it away, did it? ;))

What I took from the photo is pretty obvious - butterflies (of course), pink, and then I thought the sentiment kinda looked like the pictures on the wall.
My butterflies were cut using the Happy Trails die, and topped with a gold embossed sentiment from Sweet Speech.

The bow was a little tricky to tie - the thinner the thread/string, the harder it is for me to get a tight bow. After several pathetic attempts, I solved my dilemma by adding a little ball of temporary adhesive down to the patterned paper. As I twisted the thread around each other, I used the adhesive to keep the little cross in place, then once I had finished off my loops and completed the bow, I was able to remove the adhesive.

Gold is always so tricky for me to photograph, and this is probably the only card I was able to do gold semi-justice.
Oh, and isn't that stitched border so fun? I know I'm gonna be getting a lot of mileage out of THESE stamps.

Here's a video to show you how I made the card.

If you're looking for some stamps to fill up your stash, I'm having a stamp sale HERE.
That's it for me today! Enjoy the rest of the hop and your weekend!

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Bazzill
Patterned paper: Crate Paper "Journey"
Stamp: Papertrey Ink "Sweet Speech"
Ink: Versamark
Other: gold string, pearls, gold embossing powder

Tools: Cuttlebug, Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders die, Papertrey Ink Happy Trails die


  1. Beautiful great take on the challenge

  2. You captured the gold perfectly! Lovely card. And love the white butterflies, so striking against the pink stripes! Sweet bow too.

  3. What a fabulous frame those butterflies make!

  4. Love the predestined background for your butterfly collage.

  5. Wow, I love everything about your gorgeous card! The beautiful thin gold bow , the pink stripes and beautiful butterfly frame.

  6. Beautifully elegant! Lovely card!

  7. Oh, I love this! Fabulous take on the challenge!

  8. So pretty! thanks for the video!


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