Fluttering Butterflies Thinlits from Stampin’ Up!

Create with Connie & Maryย Blog Challenge – Challenge CCMC399

I am so excited today! It’s my very first post as a member of the Create with Connie & Mary Blog Challenge Design Team! Woohoo! I was so excited when I received the email asking me if I would like a spot on the team. I jumped at the chance of course and so here I am with my first design based on Connie &ย Mary’s sketch for challenge CCMC399.

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For those of you visiting me for the first time, let me introduce myself. My name is Tracy May and I am a Stampin’ Up! ยฎ Demonstrator based in the UK. My blog name derives from my two small sons – aka the Bedlam Brothers, as I like to call them, and my love of butterfly stamps. So for my first project for the design team I just had to have a butterfly in place of the flower in the sketch!

Fluttering Embossing Folder with Butterflies Thinlits from Stampin' Up! Tracy May #CCMC399


I cut out the butterfly from Stampin’ Up! Watercolour paper using the Butterflies Thinlits Dies and water coloured it using an aqua painter and the Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight ink refills. Whilst it was drying I embossed a panel of Whisper White using the Fluttering Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF for short) and attached it to the Basic Black card in the background.

The sentiment is stamped in Melon Mambo from Another Thank You and is held in place by the Mini Metallic Clothes Pin, which is also holding the butterfly to the embossed panel. I do hope you like it! It’s a very me card – clean and simple with a splash of colour! LoL!


Why not join in with the challenge – it’s lots of fun! ๐Ÿ™‚




  1. Welcome to to the design team Tracy! I’m so excited that you were chosen. You’ve got an amazing body of work! As for this card….stunning and clean. I love the watercolored butterfly against the white background and touch of texture. It’s so striking!

  2. Oh, LOVE your card! The bright butterfly against the crisp white is perfect! AND…love the use of that embossing folder, too! I purchased it but have never used it! Yikes! WELCOME to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge Team…we’re excited to have you join us!

  3. Love your coloured butterfly against the white Tracy and the textured panel is just gorgeous! Cute use of the peg too – I never know what to do with these on a card! Welcome to the team!!

  4. Love your card! I really like the way you colored the butterfly, clothespin with sentiment and the silver thread. Well, really I love it all! I look forward to being on the team with you.

  5. Welcome Tracy! Your watercolored butterfly with the clipped-on sentiment is so delightful! How perfect to have it on a clean white card with just a little black and silver – it stands out beautifully! I love the lighthearted feel!

  6. The watercoloring on the butterfly is simply lovely! The colors you chose and the intensity of each of them is just perfect for this spring masterpiece! Lucky to be creating with you on this design team. =)

  7. LOVE this card!! Absolutely beautiful.

    I need to make a thank you card so might base my idea around this.

  8. Congrats on your DT role! Love your card – just up my street x

  9. Lisa Martz says:

    Love the butterfly…all the pretty spring colors! Love the butterfly embossed panel also. That little clip holding the greeting is perfect. Welcome to the Design Team!

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