Ombre Butterflies Card

Hey there! So the holidays are in full swing and if you’re like me, you have about 1,000 things on your to-do list. But, that’s what makes this time of year fun, right? 🙂 I’m really in the Christmas spirit now (it takes me a little while until I’m really feelin’ it) and I’m so ready to bake some cookies and listen to Christmas music. I plan on doing some of that this weekend!

Today I’m sharing a not-so-Christmasy card with you. It’s more of a springy one, but I think it works all year round to brighten someone’s day. I used the “Flap Happy” set from Paper Smooches and created layered butterflies using two of the stamps in the set.


After gluing down the smaller butterflies, I folded up their wings a bit to create some dimension. To get this effect, make sure to use only a tiny drop of glue in the very center of the piece, so they don’t get stuck all the way down.

Don’t you just love the “enjoy this day” sentiment? It’s one of my favorites. It’s just so whimsical and happy (as Kim’s stamps always are) and I really think it could be used for a ton of occasions (wedding, graduation, birthday, etc.)! So be sure to go check out Flap Happy on the Paper Smooches site and get your hands on it.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’re enjoying the hustle and bustle of the holiday season! Are you all done your Christmas crafting and shopping yet? I’m almost (sort of) done! 🙂

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  • Reply
    Jocelyn Olson
    December 18, 2012 at 11:58 am

    The gradient of colors is so pretty! I love that you popped up the smaller butterflies, too. Have a wonderful holidays, and I hope you get to bake some cookies this weekend. 🙂

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    December 19, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Uber cute card Kalyn! I am feeling very Christmassy… today I made my pudding!

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    Glenda J
    December 20, 2012 at 1:24 am

    This is so fabulous! Love the colours and the CAS design.

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    Emma J.
    December 20, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Oh! Love it, Kalyn! So happy! Since we’re in the middle of a mini-blizzard, it’s good to see a “sunshine” card. 🙂 I DO love that sentiment!
    My Christmas present making is pretty much done, but unfortunately my buying and wrapping isn’t. Hopefully I can get over this throat-thing soon and finish it up in time for Christmas! 🙂
    Merry Christmas!

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