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Hi Everyone.  Happy Monday.

It's not often that I get to play along with several challenges at once. 

I saw this great sketch at Case this Sketch

A wonderful theme across at Watercooler Wednesday

A fabulous inspiration photo across at Fusion - Happy 5th anniversary!

I decided to make a birthday card.  This week I received some Acetate Butterflies in Altenew order.  I saw the butterflies at fusion and decided that would be a great starting point and that I could tie the butterfly nicely into the sketch. 

Pastel colors aren't my normal go to color family, but I loved the blues/greens in the butterflies and used that as the inspiration.  I took my Watercolor Stripes Stencil from Altenew and blended some Sea Glass ink onto my card base.  I stamped the sentiment at an angle to continue the movement of the stripes.  The two acetate pieces were adhered with Gina K Connect Glue (awesome stuff, btw).

Here's a closeup of the butterfly:

Birthday Butterflies closeup (1 of 1)

Isn't that butterfly gorgeous?   I love how the soft blues fit with the colors.

I die-cut the focal layer with my stitched rectangles die and mounted it on fun foam.  I added a couple of enamel dots and the front of the card was finished.

Birthday Butterflies front (1 of 1)

I received a little freebie from Altenew at Christmas.   A mini set called Billowing Blossoms.  I decided to use that for the inside of my card and tried to keep with the outside color scheme.

Birthday Butterflies inside (1 of 1)

I used the same stamps to decorate the envelope:

Birthday Butterflies envelope (1 of 1)

I was really happy with how it turned out and love the soft blue colors.

On a personal note:

When I was in my craft room yesterday, I made one more card.  So, I will have another card to share with you this week.... if I can get enough sunshine to photograph the card.  It's a dull, grey, winter day and there is no sunshine in sight.  If I can get a photo today, then I will be back tomorrow with another card.

In case you missed yesterday's post - quick reminder that there is blog candy on offer and all you have to do is answer one simple question to be in position to win.  You can check out my post - with the details - right here

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



Card recipe:

  • Card stock:  Neenah Solar White #80 and 110#
  • Stamps:  front sentiment - Fresh Freesia and inside sentiment:  Beautiful Inside - both Altenew.  Flowers - Billowing Blossoms
  • Inks:  Sea Glass - Altenew.  Black Amalgam - Gina K
  • Acetate Butterfly:  Altenew
  • Stencil: Watercolor Stripes - Altenew


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Elizabeth Stewart

Jaydee... such a fabulous butterfly card! And a very well deserved win at Case this Sketch and FUSION!


Beautiful colours on this pretty card.

Linda Callahan

Love what you did with the sketch! Your blues aNd the butterfly are gorgeous! Wonderful card! Glad you shared it at Fusion!

Michelle Bylaw

Love what you did with this stencil (that is on my wish list!)!! Such a wonderful, delicate card.

Barbara Ghigliotty

Oh my gosh, Jaydee...I'm so sorry I called you by the wrong name! I just visited Rosemary's blog and had her on my mind :) Time for me to get to bed!

Barbara Ghigliotty

Gorgeous card, Rosemary! Your butterfly is so pretty and I love how you stamped the inside and envie with your Altenew freebie :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fusion!

Jen Mitchell

How beautiful this is! The colors are so soft and gentle and the butterfly is the perfect accent. Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch and Fusion!


Your cards are always beautiful! Even though you say pastels aren’t something you work with often, you wouldn’t know by the results - simply beautiful!! Your skill and ability to put things together is amazing. Lucky friend who receives this card!!

Michele F

Absolutely astonishingly amazing!! OH my goodness, be still my butterfly loving heart! So happy that this little lovely landed smack dap in the middle of our Sketch! and in our gallery at CTS!


Love your soft blue hues and vellum butterfly. Such a floaty looking card. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT

Karen Brown

What a lovely card...you've left no detail undone! Your background is so pretty and the inside sentiment and images are equally beautiful. The envelop is the perfect compliment. Very nice project. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.


I think this is one of the prettiest cards you've ever made! Beautiful!

Dawn T

Very pretty Jaydee. Your butterfly is gorgeous and the pale blue stripes are perfect. Love how you decorated the inside as well
Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday this week
Dawn ~DT

Jeanne H

What a lovely card, Jaydee! Love it.

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