Butterflies with Buttons

Good Morning! Today I have card to share with you for Catherine & Cathy Create's card challenge. The challenge this month is to use a button on your card. For some reason I don't often use buttons, so I was excited about this challenge.

I decided to go for a spring inspired card. My color scheme of Calypso Coral, Soft Sky, and Smoky Slate came from the Color Coach. This is a great tool for matching colors! The background image is from Gorgeous Grunge (this is the most verstile stamp set) and the sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts. I used both the Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly Punches on this card. These two punches go together perfectly!

For the center butterfly, I punched out two butterflies, one in Calypso Coral and one in Vellum Cardstock. The Vellum layered over the Calypso Coral softens the color a bit. I also layered it with a flower from the Boho Blossoms Punch and a Smoky Slate button. I also used some Soft Sky buttons on the other butterflies. My major tip for using buttons is to never leave them naked. Here I used White Baker's Twine to finish off the buttons.

Stampin' Supplies:
  • Gorgeous Grunge and A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Sets
  • Calypso Coral and Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pads
  • Calypso Coral, Soft Sky, and Whisper White CS
  • Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly, and Boho Blossoms Punches
  • Neutrals and Subtles Designer Buttons
  • White Baker's Twine
  • Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack w/ Stampin' Pierce Mat and Paper-Piercing Tool
Be sure to head on over to Catherine & Cathy Create to join in on the fun!

Smiles :)


  1. Kaitlyn, I just love this simple and sweet design! Such an inspiring card! I tweaked a few things, but kept most of it all the same and we will be making this card at an upcoming card night. I'll be linking to this post when I share my card (inspired by you!) on my blog on Monday. :)

    1. Thanks so much! I'm glad you were inspired and can't wait to see your version!


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