Another Quick & Easy Card Created with Catching Butterflies Sale-a-bration Stamp Set
Check out Project #2 by our Guest Creator!

Check out this week's Guest Creator!

Check out this week's Guest Creator! We held a Dream Team Challenge to select 2 Dream Team members who would each create 2 projects we would be share on my blog on alternating months' from Jan-June.

This month's Dream Team member is Valerie Eilman...she's been a Stampin'Up! demo in past years and has joined our stampers more recently

Val EilmanValerie enjoys memory keeping and her daughter is a dancer so her first project to share with us is not a's a beautiful memory page of her dancing daughter.

12 x 12 - 2Yes, both page and daughter are of all we're giving you the directions below to re-create this page for your own memory keeping page. The foundation is Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper and ephemera set along with coordinating cardstocks.

Here's a bit closer look at the details...with layers of leaves and a kaleidoscope of butterflies...

12 X 12 cu -1

Here's another detailed view in the upper left corner...

12 x 12 cu-2

Below are the step by step directions followed by the supply list so you can re-create this beautiful page for yourself.

Stop back by on Thursday to see Valerie's second project--this one is a card.


*Jan-Feb is Sale-a-bration--for each $50 in product that you purchase you can select a free product from the Sale-a-bration brochure!

*if you use this month's host code (VXJM3R2D) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).


1. Cut 12 x 12 Basic white cardstock to 10 X 10.

2. Cut 8X8 square from the center of the evergreen/gold piece (Expressions in Ink DSP)--the frame; adhere the white square to the center of frame with glue.

3. Using Brilliant Wings dies cut approximately:

    *Largest butterfly: 2 from leftover DSP

    *Medium butterfly: 2 dsp, 2 Polished Pink cardstock, 2 Poppy Parade cs

    *Small butterfly: 3 dsp, 2 Polished pink, 1 Pale Papaya

 4. Die cut multiple leaf sprays (Artistic Dies) from leftover dsp and Evening Evergreen cardstock.

    *Form wreath around edge of white square
    *Adhere butterflies concentrating in all corners except lower left
    *Cut gold pieces from ephemera and adhere these and sequins throughout leaves    

5. Cut 2 photo mats 3 1/4 X 4 1/4 from coordinating designer series paper--add photos; insert in lower right corner--see photo.

6. Stamp You're Amazing in Evening Evergreen ink in upper left--add 3 sequins around verse; stamp Hello in Evening Evergreen on Pale Papaya cardstock and hand cut rectangle around it--nest in lower left--secure with glue.

Your memory page is ready to frame!

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