Monday, April 7, 2008

Butterfly Thanks



I'm embarrassed to admit that this stamp has been in my stamp pile for years and I just recently inked a bunch of them up at my stamping retreat and colored them in for thank-you cards. This is an old Hero Arts border called "Fancy Butterflies". Remember when border stamps were hot? Here's a new use for them....stamp em and use 'em in this layout!


The paper is more clearance paper Daisy D's "Picking Daisies" - Cornflower paper. The little flower stamp is from a Stampin Up Sale-abration set, called "Merci".
For the flower centers, I used Stampendous Dot Sparklers stickers. They are irridescent and shimmery, but are flat, so you don't have such a bulky embellishment when you go to mail your cards. The post office loves them! :)

13 comments:

Darthy said...

Holy cow I love this stamp. What a beautiful job you've done with this. It is so bright and happy. I love how it makes me feel.

Jessica said...

Very pretty cards; I like this layout you used for the border stamp, and will have to write it down. I can identify with having stamps that haven't seen ink years...but I'm still keepin' em!

Kar said...

dang Zappy I just love these cards!!

Maria Matter said...

Very pretty cards.....lovely colors.

Monika in VA said...

Beautiful! I really enjoy checking out your new things!!!

Pam/Iris said...

So pretty LZ, love the stamp and the layout!

Lana said...

YOU SHOULD BE EMBARRASSED! I want you to stamp these butterflies 100 times and while you are doing that think about what you did! LOL!

Then send me the 100 stamped images! He he he!

(I'm so sneaky!)

SmilynStef said...

Great layout and wonderful cards ... they would be perfect for the Caardvarks Flight of Fancy challenge ... check it out:

http://caardvarks.blogspot.com/2008/04/flight-of-fancy-homegrown-winner.html

Savor the Journey * TexasGrammy said...

These butterflies are positively delightful! I love these fun cards, LZ!

~Tex

Dawn Easton said...

This is a beautiful card and layout! I haven't been stamping very long so I don't recall border stamps but I can see why you loved this one! Glad you found it and inked it up!

QC said...

Oh geez...... I am LOVIN' the buttahflies!!!!!! Old or not.....they're fab, girlfriend!

Stefanie Staniak said...

Great cards - love this image! Keep them coming LZ, we love them all ! :)

Heather McNally said...

Don't send those images to Lana - re-route them to mEEEEEEEEEE! What a cute stamp! Love the colors in these cards! Totally FUN!