I love this simple but effective design! I apologize to purists though, I had to drop the “Y” from the “ROYGBV” format because I didn’t quite have enough room….and yes, I did do some reinking of my ink pads after I did this card and realized that a few of the colours were a little faded – though it helps to show off the punched butterflies a bit more, right? I used the colours Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Night of Navy and Perfect Plum. The “splat” is from Gorgeous Grunge (available in wood mount or clear mount), and the butterflies are punched with the Bitty Butterfly punch. One of the best things about Stampin’ Up! products is that you don’t have to worry if the cardstock and ink will match. If products have the same name, they will coordinate! (no more searching for a red ribbon or ink that’s a little more blue based than orange based so it matches the cardstock you have….you know what I mean!). A little rhinestone bling helps the butterflies stand out a bit more. Easy, quick and effective – a perfect card to make on a Manic Monday!

I copied the design from one of the cards that Shannon West received for her birthday (sorry, cardmaker unknown). The #imbringingbirthdaysback handmade / mailed card movement has been embraced by cardmakers and Stampin’ Up! lovers! This is a great design that could be used for all sorts of occasions – like Thank You Teacher?!

Don’t forget that you only have 3 days left to take advantage of the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit special – get an extra two stamp sets of your choice (above the $165 worth of product you can choose for $135) until June 30! Don’t wait until the evening of June 30….because you don’t have to be a psychic to know that the system is going to get bogged down with everyone rushing to beat the deadline! You can find more information here, or contact me for more information!

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