Sunday, April 30

♥ Butterflies & Bows ♥

Hi Everyone,

How are we all doing?? I hope today finds you all well and happy and of course crafting! :)

Today I am here to show you this pretty card I made to send a note to a family member in. 

I really like how this card came out but I am a tad biased considering one of my favourite colours is pink haha.

For the background pattern of this card. I used a piece of card stock from the designer paper pack from Stampin' Up called Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Speciality Paper.

Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Specialty Paper

Hopefully you can see from the picture. But these papers have a pattern already on them which does not allow ink to settle. So when you sponge ink onto the paper, either with a sponge, dauber or roller etc. You are left with a beautiful white pattern showing through. (Like you can see on the card I have made today)

If you enjoy the look of this paper as much as me. There is an added bonus. 

This paper pack is retiring on May 31st. It is currently reduced in price. It is however only available whilst stock lasts. So! if you are thinking about getting it, I would not wait :) At the bottom of this post, there will be a list of all products I have used. Just click on the photo of this paper below and it will take you to where you can purchase the paper stack and any other goodies that are on your wish list :) 

Lets get on with the tutorial :)


Card base - Melon Mambo card stock measuring 11 x 5 1/2 inches (28 x 14 cms)

Score @ 5 1/2 inches (14 cms)

Also needed:-

Whisper White card stock-

1 piece @ 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches (13 x 13 cms)

1 piece @ 2 1/2 x 1 5/8 inches (6 x 4 cms)

Melon Mambo card stock

1 piece @ 2 1/4 x 1 3/8 inches (5 1/2 x 3 1/2 cms)

1 piece @ 5 x 1/2 inch (12 1/2 x 1 cms)

Irresistibly Floral Designer Paper

1 piece @ 5 x 5 inches (12 1/2 x 12 1/2 cms)

Using Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette ink pads and either sponges/daubers. Ink all over the piece of designer paper. 

For ease, what I did was focus colours on different parts of the design. For example the Pink Pirouette ink, I mainly focused this on the flower centres and used the Melon Mambo ink pad every where else.

Using a Cherry Cobbler ink pad, ink the edges of the paper. Bringing it slightly in from each corner.

Also with the Cherry Cobbler ink pad, stamp three butterflies. 

I used a stamp set which I noticed today was not available from Stampin' Up anymore. It was called the Papillon Potpourri.

Any butterfly stamp you have will look just as beautiful :)

Once the butterflies have been stamped. Using tear and tape to attach the 1/2 inch strip of Melon Mambo card stock across the centre of the card front.

Using a scrap piece of Melon Mambo card stock and the Bow Builder punch from Stampin' Up. Punch out twice.

Make up the bow. (I do have a tutorial on my blog on how to use the Bow Builder punch if you are not sure how to construct the bows, I have linked it below)


The sentiment that has been used for this card is from the stamp set Beautiful You.

Stamp this in Cherry Cobbler ink on to a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock.

Using dimensionals, back the sentiment piece onto the smallest piece of Melon Mambo card stock.

Use tear and tape to then attach the above piece to the smallest piece of Whisper White card stock.

Time to build the card :)

With tear and tape, attach the card front piece onto the largest piece of Whisper White card stock and then on to the card base.

Attach the sentiment to the bottom left hand corner on the front of the card.

Decorate opposite corners of the card with diamante. Three per corner.

Using glue dots, attach the bow to the centre of the Melon Mambo strip.

Voila! You have your pretty and pink card :)

As I said earlier, items that are still available to purchase will be linked below.

I hope you have enjoyed today's card and tutorial.

Any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact me :)

Take care & Always sparkle


The link below is the tutorial I did concerning how to build different types of bows x

Bow Builder Punch Tutorial

Product List