Happy Birthday Butterflies Card in a Box

Happy Birthday Butterflies Card in a Box

I had fun creating this Happy Birthday Butterflies Card in a Box for my mom’s birthday in December. When I saw the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits in the new 2019 Occasions Catalog I instantly knew I wanted to cut them apart and play with them.

For my mom’s birthday I went over the top designing……Hello! it was for my mom’s birthday and she likes over the top. I hadn’t done a “card in a box” design for a while and thought it would be cute to have to butterflies “flying” out of the box. The bright Melon Mambo and Old Olive for the card in a box base went perfectly with the Sale-a-Bration Lovely Lipstick Foil, Brusho Crystal Colour powders and Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies.

Card in a Box: After building the box I felt it needed texture so I went through my Designer Series Paper stash (Lol!) and background stamps. The Burlap Background stamp jumped out at me. After cutting panels to fit the flaps and sides, then stamping with Melon Mambo. I had people asking if it was designer series paper. Cool!!!

Butterflies: The butterfly base started with Watercolor cardstock spritzed with water, then I sprinkled it with Brusho Crystals–Brilliant Red, Gamboge and Yellow. I made sure to not tilt the paper so it wouldn’t mix together, it would stay spotted. After I layered the Lovely Lipstick butterflies onto to the Brusho Crystal base I cut them apart and placed them with narrow strips of Window Sheet.

Sentiment: Sometimes you need to try several different sentiments and what it is stamped on before you find the right look. This was the case for me. There was a small strip of the watercolor piece so I tried that with Mossy Meadow ink. Sweet! Then I layered the “Happy Birthday” onto Mossy Meadow and Old Olive. I Love it!

Happy Birthday Butterflies Card in a Box Back.


  • STAMPS: Burlap (background), Well Said (sentiment)
  • PAPER: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Watercolor, Sale-a-Bration Lovely Lipstick Foil
  • INK: Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow
  • ACCESSORIES: Thinlits-Butterfly Beauty | Framelits–Rectangle Stitched | Brusho Crystal Colour– Brilliant Red, Gamboge and Yellow | Stampin’ Trimmer

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed today’s Happy Birthday Butterflies card in a box and are inspired to get your fingers inky.

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

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