Hello and welcome to my blog. Today, I am sharing my card for this weeks Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge. This week I am featuring the Beauty Abound Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalog. I had so much fun playing with this weeks sketch that allowed for so many possibilities. Here’s a look at my card.

Here’s a look at the sketch that inspired this weeks sketch. You can click on the image below to go to the Paper Craft Crews website. While there you can check out what the other Design Team Members came up with and take the chance and create a card using this weeks sketch and play along.

Butterflies Abound:

I started out by picking what I was going to use for my circles. I chose to go with some designer series paper. This allowed me to pull some of my colors that I was going to use. I punched the circles out of the designer series paper with a couple circle punches. I used the 2″ & a 1 3/4″ circle punches. Before I attached those to the Whisper White Cardstock (3 3/4 x 5) I stamped one of the images from the Beauty Abound Stamp Set.

image by Stampin’ Up!

This stamp set features 13 cling stamps; with images that feature great little line art that can be colored a million little ways. It also has images that can be used for textural backgrounds. I think that my favorite part of this set is the wonderful sentiment in a fabulous script font. This stamp set also can be purchased in a cost saving bundle with the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits that will keep the butterfly love going even more. You can check them out above. I didn’t use them on this card but I did use the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper. Which can be earned for FREE during Saleabration with a $50 order before taxes and shipping.

All the other supplies that I used you will be able to find in the Shopping List below. During Saleabration you are rewarded based on your purchases. If you are new and never heard of Saleabration. Well, Saleabration is the biggest time of the year for Stampin’ Up! because you get rewarded for shopping. There are two different levels of rewards. There are Level 1 rewards ($50 before taxes & shipping) and Level 2 ($100 before taxes & shipping) and for each level you can pick one item based on the amount you spent. The fun kicked off January 3rd, and will run through March 31, so be ready for the fun. You can view the Saleabration items by clicking here.

As I mentioned I stamped one of the images from the stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, because I was going to do a little Stampin’ Blends coloring. For my coloring I used the New Balmy Blue and Mossy Meadow Blends and paired that with Pineapple Punch.

Once I had all the coloring done I added my two circles. I attached them using multipurpose liquid glue. I stamped the thanks from the set in Tuxedo black on a 1/2″ strip of Balmy Blue Cardstock. I popped this up using a couple Stampin’ Dimensionals. I layered this all up on a piece of Grapefruit Grove cardstock (4 x 5 1/4). Then placed it on my card base (Balmy Blue 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2).

To finish off the card I stamped a few of the butterflies on a piece of whisper white cardstock in Balmy Blue, Grapefruit Grove, and Pineapple Punch. I stamped the sentiment (A friend is someone who chooses you…) in Grapefruit Grove. After stamping I attached it to the inside.

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you have a wonderful day. You can find the full list of supplies for this card in my shopping list below.

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Happy Stampin’
Rick