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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Butterfly Love

Hello, sweet friends! I hope you're having a sparkly week! I'm posting on the lovely My Craft Spot blog today, sharing this whimsical shaped card. Many of you have left such sweet comments on Kimberly's store-closing announcement on her blog, which warmed my heart. She is a treasure.

One of the many things I've always loved about Kimberly's products is that they inspire a journey. They're never something I squeeze in at the end of a project to complete it... rather, they are the beginning and encourage a heartfelt vision all on their own.

Today's crafty adventure features the fabulous Postage Stamps set, which is versatile and fun! (As I type this, there are still a few available for purchase.)
There are so many beautiful sentiment choices on this set, but I naturally gravitated to LOVE for my butterfly shaped card. This gorgeous svg file (Beautiful Butterfly) is from Cardmaking Paradise. Extra love is tucked within the wings, where tiny purple hearts guide this special messenger.
I layered two postage stamps to double up on love, as this butterfly has a heart as big as Kimberly's. :o) The papers are from Pion Design's My Precious Daughter collection and I used Wild Orchid Crafts pearl sprays for the antennae. 
Everything on my stamp is included in the set. The faded script background was first stamped on a scrap paper to use up most of the ink, as I wanted it to look well-traveled. Above my sentiment are classic postage goodies, made sweeter by Kimberly's circular options. (I forgot to stamp the actual circle around just for you, but of course she didn't neglect such a detail!) The bottom border is one of several available to add extra touches of beauty.

The stamps were cut out with the coordinating Postage Stamp Metal Dies and tucked within flourishing blossoms of love. ♥ The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts, which are placed atop Cheery Lynn Designs' Mini Fanciful Flourishes. Recollections pearls are sprinkled within the vines and wings. To include a message on a pretty tag, a pocket is added to the back of the butterfly... enabling this to sit out as a home decor piece, if desired.
Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a blessed day! :o)

Wonderful challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Matching envelope)
 *Crafting From the Heart~ Anything Goes
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ January Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Love to Create~ Anything Goes
 *Simon Wednesday Challenge~ Anything Goes
 *SweetStamps~ Something New (Papers, stamps, metal dies)
 *Through the Craft Room Door~ Anything Goes
 *Through the Purple Haze~ Anything Goes
 *Winter Wonderland~ Favorite Color Combination (Purple/Pink/Green)
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Encouraging/Uplifting sentiment

37 comments:

  1. WOW WOW WOW!! Holy cow Karen, this is absolutely breathtaking! What an amazing shape for a card and there are so many wonderful layers of stunning papers! I love the soft garden palette and feminine patterns and your pink flowers are so perfect for this! You have such great taste, your world must be decorated so stunningly! Thanks for the breath of inspiration this morning, see you again soon! big hugs :)

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  2. This is truly stunning Karen. The butterfly shape is so beautiful and the papers you have layered together are gorgeous. I love the pretty flowers and wonderful detailing.
    I hope you are having a good week.
    hugs Sue xx

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  3. This is amazing! What a lovely shape card. Butterflies have a special place in the heart of so many people...you've captured this one in an amazing way. Pretty papers and the die cuts are wonderful. I love what you said about your friend Miss Kimberly's products too. Thank you for sharing this beauty with us at Sweet Stamps this week. Best of luck to you in our challenge and I hope you have a great week! ~Donna K

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  4. My sweetest friend, this has immediately shot into my top five projects you've ever made!! It's truly phenomenal!! Love, love, love the Pion papers!! The details you added are perfect!! Love the pretty flowers and the pearls!! The Love Postage Stamp is a perfect touch!! Simply stunning my dear friend!! I am absolutely in love with it!! I could just stare at it all day!! Gorgeous project as always!! I hope you are having a fabulous first week of 2015!! It's cold and snowy here but this project just brightened my day!! Happy Tuesday!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  5. Beautiful job Karen.. I can see this gorgeous butterfly hanging from a wall.. Super pretty! love all the pretty papers and details....

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  6. Gorgeous card Karen !! I have spent ages looking at this and going back to have another look, this is totally amazing !! I would frame this !! STUNNING !

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  7. How gorgeous, Karen! (now that I've typed that word, I see that Lorraine above me used the same adjective). But truly - a gorgeous creation, and those sentiments are perfect with the beauty you have made. It would look great on a dresser as home decor, too! SO LOVELY with your paper choices! hugs, de

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  8. Oh, my!!! Another gorgeous beauty from you, Karen! The butterfly card is stunning! Very pretty paper, dies, stamp, and pearls used for your wonderful creation! I hope all is well with you and that you have a great week, hugs!:-)

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  9. Very beautiful butterfly card! I just love how you incorporated the postage stamps and dies! The flowers and pearls are my favorite elements. The design is simply stunning! Hope 2015 is bringing good things your way!

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  10. Hi Karen..........Oh wow....Simply gorgeous project as always breathtaking and full of lots of lovely details x

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  11. OMG This IS the most Gorgeous Card I've ever seen!! WOW it literally took my breath away...WOW You did one Unbelievably outstanding creative job....& OMG Lucky so LUCKY person who receives it....and girl your card deserves to be displayed 24/7/365,,,, WOW YOU ROCK!!

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  12. All i can say is WOW!!!!!

    Fiona DT
    TTPH

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  13. This is so stunning Karen! I love the beautiful papers and amazing details! Wow...the flourish, flowers and all the little pearls are simply gorgeous additions to your card! WOW!! As always, such beautiful work my friend!
    hope you are having a wonderful week! It's really cold this week..ofta, it's -15 and there saying colder for tomorrow..eek!

    Hugs,
    Sherrie K

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  14. Gorgeous design, I love the butterfly shape and the wonderful papers you used. Thank you for joining us in this weeks blog challenge at SweetStamps.com.

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  15. WOW!!!! This was soooooo very cool.
    I think its my alltime favorite. :)

    Hugs from Linda (DT at Through The Purple Haze)

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  16. This is just knock-out Gorgeous My first impression was WOW!!!! Thank you for sharing.

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  17. This is beautiful, Karen! The papers are so pretty and I love how you added the flowers! The pearls are a perfect touch too! Have a great day! :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  18. Absolutely jaw dropping beautiful!!!!! Awesome creation!! Love everything about it!! Thanks for joining Through the Purple Haze Challenge.

    Hugs
    Joanie DT

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  19. WOW! Amazing! Karen you always seem to out do yourself with each project! I LOVE the shape card & the fact that its a beautiful butterfly..... But when you add the pretty paper & those lovely flowers along with the flourish of greenery... and then those wonderful dies & stamps... it's just breath taking.... :)

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  20. My sweet friend, I am AMAZED this is so delicate and beautiful. If only, every card I made evoked the feeling I have looking at this I would be delighted. YOu always seem to have the right mix of pattern along with the perfect elements.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  21. lovely butterfly card thanks for sharing with 613 avenue create Rachel dt

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  22. Gorgeous! amazing! Just a BIG wow wow wow!
    Thank you so much for joining and sharing this lovely project of yours with us at SweetStamps.com! I wish you and your family all the best Health Wealth and Happiness for 2015 and let all the creative juices just keep on flowing!!!
    Crafty Hugs
    Denise
    http://dixicreations.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. Oh wow Karen this is a stunning butterfly. Just love the vintage feel and dimension with the layers.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  24. Oh wow! I LOVE this butterfly! You have really outdone yourself here.... I would hang this on my wall in a heartbeat! So many amazing details and the result is a beautiful piece of art. I love this Karen :)

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  25. So so pretty. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart Wendy (DT).xx

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  26. Oh My! This is so beautiful! Love the shape, colors, stamp, EVERYTHING!

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  27. So nice of you to visit me Karon :) Your card is beautiful......the papers are so pretty too! What a gorgeous card!

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  28. This is beautiful, I am holding a guest designer call for my Skittles and wanted to see if you were interested. Deets are on my blog! Carri~Abusybee
    Skittles!

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  29. Karen first I have to say I gasped when I saw this. It's beyond the words of stunning! I can't even begin to describe! WOW~ Second, so sorry for just now getting around to commenting on it. Life has thrown a few curve balls my way, so I have been MIA for awhile, but I did see it...just getting around to leaving you some love!

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  30. Hi, Karen - I keep coming back and drooling over your fabulous card! SO PRETTY - I think it should be hanging where it can be seen from several points of view LOL - wonderful! hugs, de

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  31. Whoever is the lucky recipient of this exquisite butterfly card will be the proud owner of a new table-top decoration for her home! This is simply extraordinary, Karen! It is hard to drag my eyes away from all the sensational details!! Hugs, Darnell

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  32. Hi, Karen! Your blogger profile does not include your email, so I'm leaving a little get well love for you. This must be a bad week for several of us. I, too, have been laden with germies, and am just beginning to feel well enough to be in the craft room again. I hope we are both feeling much improved in coming days! hugs, de

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  33. Hi my angelic friend,
    Oh Gosh!! Absolutely, Outrageously AMAZING! I think you know by now how much I love butterflies but this is GORGEOUS! So I do love this!! There should be a love button on here somewhere..LOL.
    I absolutely adore the vintage look of the gorgeous paper. Love how the pretty flowers add a elegant touch. Stunning & Beautiful!!
    Sending you TONS of my love, hugs& smiles ans extra love...
    Have a wonderful day,
    Millie
    *Crafting With Creative M*

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Thank you for leaving some love! Have a beautifully blessed day. :o)

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