Neutral Butterfly Basics

Today I have another butterfly basics project to share with all of you!  A beautiful creation from a guest blogger and fellow team mate, Kimberly Buckingham! How gorgeous is this creation? Kim provides us with a fun and informative little write up she did on this project! Check it out!1-DSC03239Kim Buckingham, Guest blogger:  Well – here it is – my attempt at what I will call a “card-in-the-neutral”.  I don’t usually create things that are not filled with color so I thought it was high time I did!

I started with Very Vanilla card stock. Then using the same card stock, I embossed a piece of very vanilla cardstock with Fancy Fan Textured Embossing Folder. On this card I next ran Sahara Sand Lace Trim from the back of the card around to the inside. On the second one I made, I just ran the lace around the embossed section then attached (much cleaner and easier).

The background stamp set is called – Flowering Flourishes. I just love how it flows around the butterfly. Speaking of butterflies. I am having a love affair with Butterfly Thinlets Dies. Just give me a dryer sheet and some waxed paper, put me beside my BigShot and leave me alone! There is just something soothing and relaxing about rolling a piece of cardstock through one end and coming out the other with such a beautiful piece of art.

Why did I say a dryer sheet and waxed paper. If you layer the cardstock between them and put the thinlets die on top, the combination of the two makes the cardstock pieces release from the butterfly with near perfection. Next, adhere the large butterfly with some glue dots and stamp & punch out the smaller butterfly. It is from the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set, punched with the Elegant Butterfly Punch.

Guess you really need to know what ink color I stamped everything in? Crumb Cake…there were no crumbs because I did not have cake, otherwise the card may not have stayed Very Vanilla, unless of course it was a very vanilla cake. One last thing – don’t forget to embellish with Basic Pearls. It’s the icing on the crumb cake!!!

Thank you Kim for sharing your project with us!  You can check out some of Kim’s other designs at

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