Simon Says Stamp | Fluttering By Blog Hop (+ Giveaway)

Hello, crafty friends! Welcome to day 2 of the Simon Says Stamp Fluttering By Blog Hop! What an honor to be part of this amazing group of designers! You should have arrived from Bibi Cameron’s blog. The entire blog hop list is below so you don’t get lost.


Shop from the entire release below:


What can you do with one die and one stencil? I’ll show you how I challenged myself to create a set of cards with minimal supplies. I have three cards for you today.

SSS Fluttering By Cards

I used Adeline Butterfly and Tap Dance Stencil. I started by die-cutting Adeline Butterfly from watercolor cardstock multiple times. I lost count 🙂 I did some very loose watercoloring on all the butterflies and set them aside to dry. Once they were dry, I added black, white, and gold paint splatters. Warning: you’re going to get some really inky fingers. I still have paint splatters on my arms (probably on my face, too). Ha. I colored all the butterfly antennae with a black brush marker (in hindsight, I probably should have just die-cut them from black cardstock). I glued the antennae onto each butterfly. Then I set about making each card.

SSS Fluttering By Cards

SSS Fluttering By Cards

SSS Fluttering By Cards

For the first card, I did a very clean and simple look. I matted down one of the butterflies onto a black cardbase with foam tape for dimension. The sentiment from You Got This was stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I trimmed it down and adhered it below the butterfly with foam tape.

SSS Fluttering By Cards

SSS Fluttering By Cards

SSS Fluttering By Cards

For my second card, I used gold paste with the Tap Dance Stencil. I added some black paint splatters to my card base. Once that dried, I added a few of the butterflies with foam tape. The sentiment from Emphatic was stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I mounted it with foam tape.

And for my last card, I really wanted to do something bold!

SSS Fluttering By Cards

This is definitely not a card you can easily mail. I’d prefer to hand deliver it due to the dimensional aspect. I added small foam tape pieces to the back of all the butterflies and set about arranging them all over a white card base. I added the sentiment over them with foam tape as well. The hard part was probably die-cutting all the butterflies 🙂 Everything else came easily.

SSS Fluttering By Cards

SSS Fluttering By Cards

SSS Fluttering By Cards

The next person on the hop is Tracy Freeman!


Here’s the complete blog hop list:

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Debby Hughes

Laura Bassen

Heather Ruwe

Lisa Addesa

Barb Engler

Jean Manis

Bibi Cameron

Rubeena Ianigro ** YOU ARE HERE **

Tracy Freeman

Lea Lawson

Yana Smakula


Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from your blog comment section! Winners will be chosen over the weekend and posted on the Simon Says Stamp Blog on Wednesday. Winners can email Simon Says Stamp to claim his/her prize.

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  1. reginaro

    April 14, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    Some great new products!

  2. sentsue

    April 14, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    That was a ton of beautiful butterfly you made. Gorgeous cards.

  3. Gail Alcorn

    April 14, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    Love the butterflies! Beautiful cards!

  4. denisegutshall

    April 14, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    What gorgeous cards! I love the butterflies, the background, sentiments and gorgeous colors! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Pam Whitehead

    April 14, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    LOVE the 3D butterflies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Karen B Walker

    April 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    These butterflies are fabulous! What gorgeous cards!

  7. Lynda

    April 14, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Your coloring really make that simple butterfly something special.

  8. Stacey Kowbel

    April 14, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Gorgeous butterflies!

  9. suemcrae

    April 14, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Wow, what an amazing group of colorful butterflies!

  10. F. Andre

    April 14, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    Beautiful cards with these awesome products.

  11. Karen Page

    April 14, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    I can’t decide what I like better, the CAS design of the yellow butterfly on the black card base or the plethora of pretty, painted ones!

  12. Karen Goulet

    April 14, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    I absolutely love the way you made the last card. Lots and lots of butterflies equals lots and lots of painting, etc. You did it all so beautifully. Thank you for sharing you amazing artwork with us.

  13. Suzi Metcalfe

    April 14, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    What fun cards! I think I shall have to use a swarm of butterflies soon!

  14. Lana Branham

    April 14, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Super fun cards!

  15. Angela R.

    April 14, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Lots of work for all the butterflies but well worth it your card is amazing!

  16. Christy M

    April 14, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    So fun! All I can say for the last one is WOW! Love it!

  17. Cathy Lillie

    April 14, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    Beautiful cards! I love the impact that the butterfly die has on your cards whether it was just the single butterfly or multiples of them. Very creative!

  18. Emily Simon

    April 14, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    I love the cards! You did an amazing job on the butterflies! So beautiful!

  19. Megan N

    April 14, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Such a great array of cards! That CAS single butterfly is gorgeous. But then that (swarm? hatch? mass? Google says it’s called a Kaleidoscope!) of butterflies is so amazing!

  20. Sylvia Gale

    April 14, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    You went crazy with the butterflies and I love it!!!

  21. Mary Holshouser

    April 14, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    Your butterflies are flipping amazing.
    Fantastic cards.
    thanks for sharing

  22. Jill

    April 14, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Your cards are flipping amazeballs!!!

  23. Linda Duensing

    April 14, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    Great cards and love all of the bright colors. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  24. Sandra ltb

    April 14, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    love the Tap Dance Stencil. Lovely work!

  25. Sue D.

    April 14, 2018 at 11:57 am

    WOW… Your cards are absolutely gorgeous; the butterflies are exquisitely colored and embellished with splatters. Hard to pick a favorite; the field of butterflies is such a joyous explosion of color, but the simplicity of the yellow butterfly on the black card is stunning. Thanks so much for sharing your talent and inspiration, showing how to use a single product in creative, unique ways.

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