Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary Celebrating… 2008 – Smile Butterfly Card

For today’s card, I looked through Papertrey Ink’s 10th Anniversary post Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2008


Since I didn’t have any of the sets featured, I chose this pretty card by Gretchen Clark as my inspiration:


And here’s what I came up with:


I may have gone a bit overboard with the pearl swirls, but once I started putting them on I had a hard time stopping. lol.

To color the butterflies in after stamping them, I used AquaBlend pencils and blended them with one of my favorite tools: a clear Sparkle Pen. It gave an amazing butterfly-like shine:


That’s the best pic I could get — It looks much more amazing in person!

Supplies used:

  • Papertrey Ink Flower Fusion #8 stamp set
  • Papertrey Ink You Are a Masterpiece Make it Market stamps
  • Spellbinders Large Classic Ovals & Beaded Ovals dies
  • EK Success corner rounder punch – love this tool!
  • Papertrey Ink Summer Sunrise cardstock
  • Core’dinations white, kraft and brown cardstock
  • Papertrey Ink dye inks: Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Terracotta Tile
  • Color Box pigment ink: Frost White
  • Spectrum Noir AquaBlend watercolor pencils
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks – Jewel Tones
  • The Paper Studio Gemstones Self-Adhesive Pearls
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Rinner adhesive

I’m playing along with the following challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun…

Thank you for stopping by today!!



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Papertrey February Blog Hop Challenge – Be Happy Card

Hello, crafty peeps!

Today is Papertrey Ink’s February 2016 Blog Hop Challenge with this inspiration photo:


And here is the card I created:


Can’t you just hear Bobby McFerrin’s Don’t Worry, Be Happy song?! : )

Materials used:

  • Papertrey Ink Pretty Petals & Make It Market: You Are a Masterpiece Stamp Sets
  • Spellbinders Butterfly Circles Dies
  • Papertrey Ink Hibiscus Burst dye ink
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Shabby Shutters
  • Tsukineko Brilliance Pigment Ink: Lightening Black
  • Versamark Ink
  • JoAnn Craft Essentials clear embossing powder
  • Copic markers: YG 63, R20 & R32
  • Sakura Gelly Roll pen: white
  • DCWV card
  • Neenah Astroparche cardstock
  • Nicole Spangles sequins
  • Tombow Xtreme permanent adhesive
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • Misc. Burlap and toothpicks

Today, I’m playing along with the following challenges:

I have several cards that I need to finish up and post, but am battling my third cold this year and it’s a doozy, so we’ll see when I manage to get them posted. Hope to see you soon!



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