Precious Butterflies For RRCB Button It Challenge

Are you ready for a new Retro Rubber Challenge using some old but still loved rubber stamps?  I hope so!  This challenge is to use buttons on your project.  You know… those items that have eye holes or shanks that we used in cardmaking all the time.  It seems that they are more frequently replaced with enamel dots these days, so pull them out of your stash!  You can use buttons for so many details!  Mine are a replacement for flowers on the scroll image that is part of the Precious Butterflies stamp set.  This stamp set was introduced by Stampin’ Up! in the 2011 annual catalog.

Precious Butterflies, Stampin' Up!

I used some favorite colors for my card.  You see Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Real Red, Tip Top Taupe and Basic Black. The butterflies were stamped twice with the second images fussy cut and placed over the stamped images.  The card also has a combination of two of my favorite neutrals of Whisper White and Very Vanilla.  I also used a die cut that provides a “cross stitch” effect on the edges.  You will see more of that with the inside card details.  These die cuts were a birthday gift from my sister Debbie and are not Stampin’ Up!  Otherwise everything else is from Stampin’ Up!, current and retired.  Petal Burst was used for the embossed texture.

Additional pictures


Guidelines for a Retro Rubber Challenge Blog challenge entry…
  • One of your stamps must be at least one year old.
  • You must tell us how long you have had the stamp or its age.
  • Do not link your new project to more than 9 additional challenges.

Remember, the primary purpose for this blog challenge is to use and breathe life into our older stash of stamp sets. Many of these are retired and unavailable for purchase except through individuals who wish to sell their retired stamp sets. These stamps were purchased originally because there was something in the set that spoke to our heart. You can give them a chance to speak once again.

RRCB # 61 color inspiration challenge starts today and ends on May 5th.  Have you been by the challenge blog to see my teammates inspiration projects?  Come on by! We are so looking forward to seeing you in our gallery.

If you have any questions about my project, please let me know by comment or email.

Have fun stamping,



9 thoughts on “Precious Butterflies For RRCB Button It Challenge

  1. Maria Rodriguez

    Katy, love the embossed background for your beautiful button flowers, the butterflies look beautiful with the pearl accents.
    The inside of your card is beautiful too, the sentiment has words to live by.
    Awesome card, teammate.

  2. janclothier

    There’s so many things to love about this card. The bright, clean colours on the beautifully textured ground get a big tick. The detail that really gets me is the way the frame for the main panel is blue on two sides and green on the other – sky and ground delineated. Lovely!

  3. Debbie

    I always loved this stamp set and you showed how pretty it is! I love your use of the buttons and the butterflies are beautiful! So glad you are enjoying the cross-stitched framelits!

  4. Claire Grantham

    Katy, another superb use of buttons by the DT, love that you have used them as your ‘flowers’ you ladies are so inspiring. That background embossing folder is making me reach for my wallet. Cx

  5. D Idlet

    Katy, love your card! I love the embossed background and love how you used the buttons as the flowers! Thanks for the inspiration.

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