Sunday 10 July 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest - Tracy May

Welcome and thank you for joining me in a special Crazy Crafters team blog hop.

We are hopping with a special guest - The talented Tracy May.

The theme of this blog hop was to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) one of Tracy's cards.

Here is the project of Tracy's that I chose to CASE:

I love butterflies and this treat bag stood out to me as I was looking through Tracy's creations. And I thought, I can make this into a card. To checkout Tracy's project in more detail click here.

Here is my version:

A colour I have recently fallen in love with is Bermuda Bay, so I decided to use it for my card.

My card base is Whisper White cardstock with a strip of Bermuda Bay adhered with Snail to the middle.

I used another strip of Whisper White cardstock, my Bermuda Bay ink pad and the Butterflies stamp from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set, to create the random butterfly pattern. I then used the Triple Banner Punch to punch both ends of the strip. This was then adhered to the Bermuda Bay strip with Snail adhesive.

Using some Bermuda Bay cardstock, the Butterflies Thinlits set & my magnetic platform, I cut out the middle sized butterfly. Using the matching sized butterfly from the Bold Butterfly Framelits set, I cut out a plain background butterfly in Whisper White. I grabbed a small piece of my Bermuda Bay Taffeta Ribbon and my handheld stapler,  then lined up the 2 butterfly die cuts and placed the ribbon at the back and then stapled them all together. To hide the staple I found a couple of stick on rhinestones that were a close colour match to Bermuda Bay. I attached the butterfly to the front of my card using some strong craft glue.

My sentiment comes from the Butterfly Basics stamp set and was framed using a stamp from the Rose Wonder stamp set. This was then cut out using the co-ordinating die from the Rose Garden thinlits set. The sentiment was adhered to the card front using dimensionals to make it stand out.

The card didn't start out in my head the way it ended up, but I am happy with how it turned out. I hope you like my card.

Here is a list of the supplies and tools used to create this card:

Whisper White A4 Cardstock (106549)
Bermuda Bay A4 Cardstock (131286)
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad (131171)
Perpetual Birthday Calendar Stamp Set (Photopolymer 137167)
Butterfly Basics Stamp Set
          (Clear - 138816 / Wood - 138813 / Photopolymer - 137154)
Rose Wonder Stamp Set (Photopolymer 140697)
Triple Banner Punch (138292)
Butterflies Thinlits (137360)
Bold Butterfly Framelits (138135)
Rose Garden Thinlits (140619)
Magnetic Platform (130658)
Handheld Stapler (139083)
Snail Permanent Adhesive (104332)
Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Bermuda Bay Taffeta Ribbon (131206)
Stick on Rhinestones

If you would like to purchase or see any of these items in more detail, just click on the relevant link above. 

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Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my creation.

If you enjoyed my card, it would make my day if you left me a comment below :)

Don't forget to continue the hop all the way around to see what the very creative Crazy Crafters team have come up with.

You are currently visiting me - Kirsten Aitchison, so checkout the list below to see who is next in the hop.


  1. Oh I love your card Kirsten. Butterflies and Bermuda Bay are always a winning combination for me and you've rocked it! I'm so happy to be hopping with you today!

    1. Thanks so much Tracy. And Thank you for the inspiration. I am super excited to be hopping with you.

  2. Such a pretty card Kirsten!

  3. So lovely Kirsten, and my favourite colour!

  4. Beautiful card Kirsten, adore those little butterflies, just gorgeous

  5. A beautiful card Kirsten!. I love butterflies and Bermuda Bay too! xoxo

  6. Kirsten this card is so beautiful,fresh and crisp looking. I agree there is something about Bermuda Bay and Whisper White that makes everything Pop.
    I have the Perpetual Calendar Stamp Set and forget to use it, I am pulling it out and sitting it on my desk to make good use of it, the times I have wanted little tiny butterflies and other tiny images and never thought about it. Thank you for the wake up on this wonderful stamp set.

    1. Thanks so much Christine :) I've had the Perpetual Calendar set for ages, but only inked it up for the first time about 2 weeks ago. Don't know why I haven't used it sooner.

  7. Such a lovely card Kirsten. Just love it. Angexx

  8. Your card is so pretty! Those tiny butterflies are so cute! I'm adding another stamp set to my wish list lol xx

    1. Thanks so much Jessie. It is such a versatile set, you won't regret that purchase :)

  9. Gorgeous card! I love the colour! One of my faves for sure!!

  10. This is one of my favs of yours Kirsten, nice one!

  11. Pretty card, Kirsten. Love your original butterfly DSP!

  12. Beautiful card Kristen - love butterflies too and this is just fabulous! :)


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