Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Swallowtail Stays!

 Swallowtail is one of my favorite stamps in the Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog.  
Good news!  
Swallowtail will also be in the New 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Catalog (to be released May31st!)

Today I chose colors that were in the Pals Paper Arts Challenge PPA158

This great stamp has amazing detail.  It stands on it's own with little need for embellishment.

The Swallowtail image was cut into 3 pieces, 1 1/2" each, and then backed with a matching piece of card stock.

What a simple card!

This second is even more simple than the one above.
For an April class project, we let the detail of this great stamp shine.
  The Black Embossing Powder looks great on the retiring Certainly Celery Card Stock.

A greeting is all you need to complete the card.
Itty Bitty Banners coordinates perfectly with Bitty Banner Framelits Dies.  
A couple dimensionals perfectly placed, allows you to add some dimension to the banners

Itty Bitty Banners Clear-Mount Stamp Set 

Make it a CREATIVE day!


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  1. Love both of these cards Mary! Wanted to let you know that we have a Butterflies are Fun SUO70 Theme Challenge at SU-Only Challenges and both of these cards would qualify (if you would like to play along with us :-)) Thanks for sharing your talent and the inspiration- Swallowtail is one of my favorites as well :-)

  2. I resisted buying Swallowtail because I was afraid it wouldn't carry over - now it's on my list. I love the separated panels - that just looks so classy! Thanks for sharing it with us at SUO Challenges!

  3. Wow - both your cards are gorgeous!! I especially love the tri-color card. Thanks for sharing them with SUO Challenges!

  4. Wow! Both butterflies are beautiful, but I especially like the tri-colored one. Thanks for sharing them with SUO Challenges.

  5. Very pretty! I especially like the 1st card and how you divided it into 3.

    Ter ;)

  6. Thanks so much, Deb and Ter! I love the tri-panel card too. But, when in a pinch for time, I like letting the Swallowtail detail steal the show. Happy stamping ladies!!


  7. Wonderful way to add color to this large butterfly...gives a big impact! Thanks for playing along with the SUO Butterfly Challenge this time!

  8. Awesome work, Mary! Your butterfly looks like it is about to take flight!!

  9. What a fun and different way to use that beautiful butterfly! Thanks for playing with SUO Challenges!