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. Carrie Sedlack

    April 16, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    That is the most beautiful butterfly card I have ever seen.

  2. slsavidge

    April 16, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    I’m in love with that last card with all the butterflies. Made me think of something I had seen on Pinterest where they did that on the wall with butterflies.

  3. Ericka Strange

    April 16, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Love these gorgeous cards! Beautiful cards and I love the one with all the gorgeous colors of butterflies.

  4. Miriam Prantner

    April 16, 2018 at 7:52 am

    The painting on these butterflies is AMAZING and I LOVE that card with all the butterflies on them, it’s a work of art!

  5. Valorie

    April 16, 2018 at 2:24 am

    I really love butterflies and these butterflies are gorgeous added onto these card bases!! I love the water colors that you used on these butterflies, these are absolutely gorgeous cards !! Thanks for sharing with us!!!

  6. Shela Bacon

    April 16, 2018 at 1:15 am

    Your cards are simply fantastic…love the colors and one can’t have too many butterfly dies! Thank you for sharing your talents!

  7. Betty Neville

    April 16, 2018 at 12:55 am

    These are so amazing! Wonderful designs!

  8. Susan O'Halloran

    April 15, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    Wow! Love your amazing butterfly cards — each more beautiful than the one before it! Lovely colors and designs!

  9. Rebecca RamirezBarnes

    April 15, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Wow Wow Wow……That card filled with butterflies is absolutely stunning!!

  10. Patty Eifert

    April 15, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    I love how you challenged yourself with just a couple products!! I definitely need to try & do this more often! Love your cards!

  11. Carolyn s

    April 15, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    Your butterflies are just gorgeous. And that last card? Oh my goodness – ah-mazing!!

  12. Lynne Jardine

    April 15, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    Wow! These are all fabulous, but the one with all the coloured butterflies is an absolute stunner!!

  13. Betty

    April 15, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    Love the butterflies!

  14. Laurie Brown

    April 15, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    So stunning!! Love all the butterflies but the yellow on black is awesome!!!

  15. Shanna

    April 15, 2018 at 11:18 am

    I love all of the new ideas!

  16. Cindy Martin

    April 15, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Just Beautiful!!!!! Love all three! I am addicted to butterflies.

  17. Marjorie DUMONTIER

    April 15, 2018 at 6:58 am

    Oh wow !!! What an amazing set of cards you’ve made !!!! I love them all but my two even-more are the one with the black base and the last one completely filled up with butterflies !! Awesome job !

  18. Lisa

    April 15, 2018 at 4:48 am

    bright and lovely cards are so much fun ! I admire your work ! I also do love the one with one bright butterfly on a black background ! Thanks for sharing so much light with us 🙂

  19. super stick chick

    April 15, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Fabulous cards! Love all the butterflies!

  20. Michelle Sellers

    April 15, 2018 at 1:28 am

    Your cards are Flutteringly amazing. I like the coloring with the paint splatters. Very well done! Bravo!

  21. Annalisa

    April 15, 2018 at 12:29 am

    You are something else, Ruby. All this going on in your life and you’re like “Let’s add another challenge to this post!” But I have to say, I so appreciate posts like this, because, let’s face it, I don’t have the budget to buy the whole release, so I love seeing what one can do with just a few of the supplies like this. Thank you so much for sharing!

  22. Sherri

    April 15, 2018 at 12:21 am

    I like the black card.

  23. Doris Jones

    April 15, 2018 at 12:12 am

    WOW – these are fabulous! Love all the splatters and splashes of colour everywhere! Stunning!

  24. Candy

    April 15, 2018 at 12:07 am

    Holy guacamole! Amazing.

  25. Anushree Vaish

    April 14, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    Fun cards!!

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