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Happy Friday and greetings from the Bay of Bengal.

It's another INSPO list challenge across at Festive Friday this week and our challenge theme this week is close to my heart.  It was the perfect excuse to bring out my Pinkfresh Studio Small Butterflies stamp, die and stencil set.  Here's a sneak peek:

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I just love butterflies and I had great fun chosing some spring colors for this card.  I added an old branch die from the Stamp Market to the background for a little added interest.  Oh, and no surprises, it's a slimline!  I promise I will be showcasing cards that are not slimline as soon as I get back to my crafting goodies!

So, here's our INSPO list for this week.  Remember, you don't have to follow the theme, you just need to include at least 3 elements from our INSPO list onto your project.

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The great thing about the Pinkfresh Studio dies and stamps is that they are so easy to work with.  So, I stamped, stenciled and then die-cut the butterflies and arranged them on the large stem branch from The Stamp Market.  I added the soft grey behind them to anchor them and added the sentiment.  Really easy!  Here's my full card:



INSPO elements: Insects, neutrals, frame (the stitched border)

I hope you will join us and play along with our challenge this week, we would love to see what YOU create.  As always the design team have some fabulous inspiration for you:


I'll be back with my Addicted to CAS card tomorrow, my Paper Players card on Sunday and then, next week, I will try doing some catchup posts on my travels.  After all, as Lou has reminded me - it has been a long time since I did a travel update and I've been to quite a few places since then :-)  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Stamp, Die and Stencil:  Small Butterflies - Pinkfresh Studio


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Jeanne H

Beautiful and unusual colors on your butterflies. Love them!


A little late but I'm catching up after having computer problems. You've used grey in a couple of cards and it really shows off the focal image. Never thought to use that myself but I can see where it would be perfect with the cards I like to make. I've tucked that away for future reference. Love the colors for the butterflies.

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