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Butterfly Medley Birthday Card Tutorial

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop: Butterfly Medley Birthday Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the February 2016 Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop.  I have a sunshine yellow Butterfly Medley Birthday card tutorial to share with you today.  You should have come here from Eemelia’s lovely blog. If so you are right on track.  Just in case you are lost, here’s a link to the Alumni Team that is participating in this hop:

Caroline Duncan ♥  Amarilys Doria ♥  Ujjwal Gupta ♥  Vicki DutcherGlenda Brooks ♥                   Gloria StengelRegina M. Hamilton Gini Williams CagleSarah Miller ♥                               Emilia van den Heuvel Kathy Clement (You are HERE) ♥  Alissa Wells  ♥  Lisa Allen

Be sure to visit each blog along the way and leave a lovely comment, because one comment from one of the above blogs will be randomly chosen to receive a $25 gift certificate from Heartfelt Creations.  The winner will be announced on Saturday, February 27th and will have 24 hours to contact EmmaLou@heartfeltcreations.us to claim the prize.

Butterfly Medley Birthday Card Tutorial Card 04There’s something about a sunshine yellow card in the middle of winter that just lifts the spirit.  In making this 5″ x 7″ side fold card,  I combined Butterfly Medley papers, dies and stamps with the Delightful Daisy stamps and dies.  I love how cheery this card is!

Butterfly Medley Birthday Card 01I layered designer papers up with a pretty Decorative Oval die cut that I popped up on foam dots to add extra depth to the card.  It’s hard to see in this photo, but I stamped the white space in the designer paper with the Large Elegant Word Background Stamp before adding the die cut.

Butterfly Medley Birthday Card 02The flowers were stamped onto white cardstock using Mustard Seed Distress Ink followed by heat embossing.  Once they were shaped and layered, I painted the petals and leaves with Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint and filled the centers with Czech beads.

Butterfly Medley Birthday Card 03There’s a fair amount of distressing and inking on the card layers.   I layered a sentiment ticket up with a small image from the cut apart page , then added a couple of little banner flags for fun. In this photo, you can see the belly band I created with the Chevron Ribbon and 1.5″ White Crocheted Lace.

Lemon Yellow Birthday Daisy Card 03And you have to have a lemony fresh bow on a card like this one, so I used this pretty Yellow Chevron Striped Twill to the side of my sentiment panel.  Love this ribbon!

Lemon Yellow Birthday Daisy Card 04The inside of the card uses stacked layers of designer paper with plenty of room to add your own hand written birthday greeting.

You’ll find a complete supply list and tutorial below.  Now hop on over to see what Alissa has cooked up for you this month!

Thanks for stopping by!



Butterfly Medley Birthday Card Tutorial


  • white cardstock
  • Butterfly Medley Paper Collection
  • Butterfly Medley Stamp
  • Butterfly Medley Die
  • Delightful Daisy Stamp
  • Delightful Daisy Die
  • Decorative Oval Die
  • Mustard Seed Distress ink
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink
  • Peeled Paint Distress Ink
  • Ranger Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint
  • Czech Beads
  • 1.5″ Crocheted Lace
  • Tim Holtz Ideology Memo Pin
  • Distressing Tool
  • Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit
  • Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive


  1. Create a 5″ x 7″ side fold card from white cardstock
  2. Cut a 4.75″ x 6.75″ panel of polka dot paper from the Butterfly Medley Collection.  Distress the edges and ink with Mustard Seed and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.
  3. Cut the 5″ x 7″ card panel from the paper collection.  Trim off the outer edge so that the polka dot edge is now the outer edge.
  4. Stamp the white oval center with the Elegant Word Background stamp and Mustard Seed Distress Ink.  Heat Emboss. Distress edges, ink with Mustard Seed DI.  Curl edges.  Center on the polka dot paper panel and glue in place. Wrap with white crocheted lace and chevron ribbon.  Glue to the card base.
  5. Die cut the Decorative Oval from white cardstock and adhere with foam dots.
  6. Cut the small decorative panel from the paper collection. Mat onto white cardstock.  Adhere to card on an angle, gluing the bottom portion directly to the card base, but using foam dots to raise the top edge.
  7. Stamp 2 sets of Delightful Daisies onto white cardstock using Mustard Seed DI.  Heat emboss with clear powder.  Die cut, shape and stack. Sponge the edges lightly with ink.  Color the leaves with Peeled Paint Distress ink.  Use hot glue to secure to card as shown.
  8. Stamp Butterfly Medley with Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink.  Heat emboss and die cut.  Shape the wings and add to the flower cascade as shown.   Paint the petals and butterfly wings with Clear Rock Candy Distress Ink.  Add Czech beads to the flower centers.
  9. Cut out the sentiment ticket and mat onto white cardstock.  Add to the card using the Tim Holtz memory pin.
  10. Tie a bow with the Yellow Chevron Twill and use hot glue to secure to the card.
  11. Cut out papers in varying sizes to line the inside of the card.


Daisy Dreams Card Tutorial

Happy Heartfelt Creations Wednesday, my friends!

It is truly springtime here in North Carolina. The whole world is dressed up as though it is getting ready to go to a fancy dress ball. Bradford Pears are adorned in layers of foamy white blossoms, tender leaves are popping out in myriad shades of green, and along the road, the wispy branches of red buds add delightful pops of color.  Yellow forsythia bells ring out the glad news that winter is past, and spring has come to stay.  It’s all so beautiful, it almost makes my heart pop!  I wanted to capture the exuberance and beauty of early springtime on this Daisy Dreams card tutorial for Heartfelt Creations Wednesday.

Daisy Dreams HC March 27, 2015 08aI combined beautiful Peacock Paisley papers with Delightful Daisies stamps and dies to create a dreamy springtime base for this top fold card. For the card focal, I used my favorite stamp from the Butterfly Medley Collection.  Dream in Beauty was inked up with Ranger Archival Cobalt ink and stamped directly onto the open space on the card panel. This was heat embossed with clear ink, and “colored” in with Diamond Stickles.

Daisy Dreams HC March 27, 2015 05Then I stamped Dream in Beauty onto clear cardstock and die cut just the butterfly with the Botanical Wings Die.  I colored the back side of the butterfly with assorted alcohol markers (see the tutorial below for details) and heated it gently so that I could shape the wings.  I glued it onto the card base with Glossy Accents.  I added more Stickles to the stamped flourishes and the butterfly body , then lightly sprinkled the whole thing with Mustard Seed Distress Glitter because it looks like pollen.  I just love the glitz and shine on that butterfly, don’t you?

Daisy Dreams HC March 27, 2015 11aThe frothy, poufy bow was tied with white organza to mimic the feel of those Bradford Pear blossoms I was talking about earlier.  I tapped it lightly with some of the same inks I used to color the daisies.

Daisy Dreams HC March 27, 2015 02aYou can see a little peeky of the inside of the card here.  I just used another panel of the same paper found on the front of the card, and left room to write a nice note.

Wishing you a glorious springtime and Daisy Dreams!



Daisy Dreams Card TUTORIAL

HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
HCDP1 252 Peacock Paisley Paper Collectin
HCPC 3655 Dream in Beauty Cling Stamps
HCPC 3656 Delightful Daisies Cling Stamps
HCD 758 Botanical Wings Die
HCD 760 Delightful Daisies Die
GBCC811 8.5″ x 11″ clear cardstock
130524 Distress Crackle Paint

Other Products: White Cardstock, Spring Green Cardstock (DCWV); Archival Ink: Cobalt, Butterscotch, Sap Green; Clear Embossing Powder; Diamond Stickles; Spectrum Noir Pens: JG4, GT2, BT6, BT7, GB3, FL3; Gold Painty Pen, Colorbox Primary Pastel Paintbox Chalk Ink, Colorbox Blossom Paintbox Chalk Ink; 1″ wide organza ribbon; Prima Raja Flower Centers; Mustard Seed Distress Glitter

Directions: Create a 5.5″ x 6″ top fold card base from the spring green cardstock. Cut a 5.25″ 5.75″ rectangle of the dark navy daisy paper from the Peacock Paisley collection. Cut a 5″ x 5.5″ rectangle of the light green daisy border paper from the collection and mat with the dark navy. Stamp this panel with the “Dream in Beauty” stamp using cobalt ink. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Wrap the ribbon around the bottom edge about 1/2″ from the card base. Top with the bow. Brush the butterfly with Diamond Stickles and set aside to dry.

While the butterfly is drying, stamp and die cut several sets of the Delightful Daisies using cobalt, butterscotch and sap green ink onto white cardstock. Shape and stack. Sponge with a mix of blue and yellow inks from the Chalkbox Paintboxes. Paint with Distress Crackle Paint, sprinkle with Distress Glitter and set aside to dry. When dry, hot glue the Raja flower centers in place and arrange the flowers onto the prepared card base.

Stamp the “Dream in Beauty” stamp a second time onto the clear cardstock. Heat emboss carefully with clear embossing powder and die cut with the Botanical Wings die. You will probably have to run through your machine several times to cut out the butterfly and add cardstock shims as needed. Color the back of the butterfly with Spectrum Noir Markers and Painty Pen. Bend the wings upwards to look like a butterfly in flight. Add Stickles to the back side of the wings and set aside to dry. When completely dry, glue on top of the stamped butterfly on the card base. Add Stickles to the flourishes and butterfly antennae.

RRR Flowers and Ribbon Challenge

Really Reasonable Ribbon Flowers and Ribbon Challenge

Hello, Friends!  There’s a new challenge up on the Really Reasonable Ribbon BLOG. The Flowers and Ribbon Challenge is just what we need after a long, cold winter, wouldn’t you agree? I dug out my Graphic 45 “Time to Flourish” papers and the gorgeous new March Ribbon Club Assortment from RRR and created this springtime tulip card.

Kathy by Design/Time to Flourish Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Kathy by Design/Time to Flourish Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon


I was thrilled with how perfectly the ribbons go with the April pages from Time to Flourish.  I used a combination of Light Coral and Tropic Delicate Stitched Satin and a touch of Sharon White Crocheted Lace.  The delicate stitched satin ribbon is my absolute favorite, as it has a soft sheen and ties perfect bows every time.  It also comes in a rainbow of beautiful colors!

Kathy by Design/Time to Flourish Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Kathy by Design/Time to Flourish Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

To create this two-tone bow, I stacked two 18″ lengths of ribbon one on top of the other, and then tied the bow using my Bow-it-All Tool.  I threaded some white string through the fussy cut tag and added it to the top of the pretty bow.

Kathy by Design/Time to Flourish Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Kathy by Design/Time to Flourish Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

The open tulip was created using the die cut flowers that are part of the Time to Flourish collection.  Once the individual layers were shaped, the center was filled with pink seed beads and then I painted the whole thing with Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle.  I love the crackly, vintage shine this lends to the flower.

Kathy by Design/Time to Flourish Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Kathy by Design/Time to Flourish Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

The inside was finished simply with another panel of paper and a bit of artwork from the cut apart page.  I left it blank so that a personal greeting could be inserted.  This card would work well as an Easter card, a get well card, or a birthday card. It’s always good to keep one’s options open!

Now it’s your turn!  Dig into your papers, ribbons, trims and flowers and create a project for the RRR Flowers and Ribbon challenge and link it up to the Really Reasonable Ribbon BLOG.  I’ll be popping by to take a look at your wondrous creations between now and March 19th, which is when the challenge ends.   I can’t wait to see what you make!

Now go get your craft on!