Painted Petals for Paper Players #235
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You are Amazing for Just Add Ink and Simon Says Stamp

Hi Everyone.  Happy Tuesday.

I saw this great inspiration photo across at Just Add Ink and added that to the theme across at SimonSaysStamp's Wednesday challenge. - Something girly!


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I loved the colors and would never generally use them, but I saw them, along with the butterflies and realized it was the perfect inspiration I needed for a card for a very special girl.  I don't know this girl... but I put so much love into this card as I created it.  I can hear you asking why?  Well, here's the reason.  Every month I try to make cards for the "Cards for a Cause" Monthly Challenge across at splitcoaststampers.  Here's the March cause:

Cole's Foundation Send a Smile card drive.  Here's a little about the recipients of the cards:

Cards for both girls and boys are appreciated, but keep in mind they are usually short on boy cards...thank you! Thinking of you, Birthday, Funny, Uplifting, Colorful, Cheerful, Spiritual, Encouraging cards for babies, children, teens and young adults. Cards can have any type of embellishments - little girls love pink & purple with glitter, etc. - little boys love bright strong bold colors, dinosaurs, cars, trucks, animals and so forth. Disney is always a bit hit with all the younger children. Teens and young adults enjoy funny, cheerful and uplifting cards. Some of our children are blind due to chemo/radiation and love cards with lots of texture for them to feel. 

How could I not make cards for these amazing children.  I've made several cards already, but wanted to share this one with you tonight.

I started by cutting a butterfly from some silver glimmer specialty paper that I colored using colic markers.  I cut a mask so that I could add a turquoise/blue base from the inspiration photo.  I adhered the body of the butterfly to the masked area, giving freedom for the wings to be lifted up and down.  I thought about the fact that this card might go to a little girl who is blind and wanted to make it as tactile as I could, just in case.

Here's my card:

You are Amazing

I took my paper piercer and created a "trail" for the butterfly for a little more added interest and texture.

Here's a closeup of the butterfly.

Justaddink closup (1 of 1)

Isn't that pretty?  I was really happy with the finished product and the sentiment from the hostess set "Express Yourself" was just perfect.   

I think this card qualifies as girly!  What do you think?

On a personal note:

Oh...... it got to 59 degrees today.  The snow is going.... YAY! and I could get out onto the deck for the first time since October.  It was wonderful.  I'll share some photos with you later this week.

Tomorrow, I will be revealing the winner of the blog candy... so don't forget to come back tomorrow.

In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe - all ingredients Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:

  • Butterflies Thinlits
  • Stamp:  Express Yourself
  • Paper:  Silver Glimmer specialty paper
  • Inks:  Memento Black (for sentiment).  Copic Markers (for butterfly).  


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Christine Blain

This is just beautiful, Jaydee. The glimmery butterfly, the 'stitched' border, and the pierced trail, are all gorgeous details. So nice to have you join us at Just Add Ink. :)


This is very pretty! I love the sparkle! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Nikki Spencer

What a lovely sentiment behind your creation Jaydee, l'm sure your sparkly butterfly will be well received..:0) Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.


Gorgeous glittery goodness. What a fabulous card for a fabulous cause. Some lucky little girl is going to love receiving this. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this week. x


Such a Beautiful card and wonderful organization. I'm sure a little girl will love your card.

Have a wonderful day and enjoy your evening


You . . . are amazing!!

Marina . . . from far Africa

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