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We’re all ready for Spring. Are you? This month’s card kit, Friendship Flowers is the perfect kit to get you in the mood for flowers blooming and Springtime weather.  I am super excited to share a couple of cards I made while playing with the kit and to be part of this blog hop. So many talented designers are sharing their projects and they welcome spring using an adorable stamp set and a collections of lovely supplies! Take a look at the Card kit:


So here is what I’ve created!


This card is based on the same idea as the card I shared yesterday. I used the little envelope and added lots of colorful butterflies that I punched out from the kits patterned papers. Some gems and a couple of stickers and my card was ready! The sentiment is also from the stamp set included in the kit.


and here is a closer look to those yummy butterflies:



And this is my second card. In this one I wanted to keep everything flat as I keep making dimensional cards that are a bit hard to mail. On this card I used a strip of masking tape to cover the middle part while I was stamping the flowers and the leaves all around. I then removed the masking tape and stamped the sentiment. I added some shading on the stamped images using my pencils and I also adhered a couple of yellow strips for more interest.


and here is a closer look tho those stamped images


And if you want even more inspiration using this kit, check out my previous post  where I made another couple of cards and I also shared a how-to video.



And now to the giveaway part!  Leave me a comment below and one lucky winner from my blog will receive a $50 E-Card to shop at Simon Says Stamp.  We will draw a random winner at 9:00 AM EST on Saturday, 3/9/13 so be sure to leave your comment by then.

Thanks for visiting! The next stop in the Simon Says Stamp March 2013 Card Kit Blog Hop is the amazing Stephanie Klauck. If while hopping, you encounter a broken link, you can go HERE for links to everyone who is participating in the hop.


  1. WOW!! Gorgeous Vicky!! I love the way the butterflies are just flying out of the bag! The color palette on the second card is stunning too!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  2. Love these! Love how you have the butterflies coming out of the pocket and that masking technique is awesome!

  3. Fabulous springy cards, love the masked card with the pretty flowers and the butterfly card is just gorgeous!!

  4. So pretty! I love those butterflies coming out of the envelope! And the stamped card is so cool with the middle masked off.

  5. Love your cards. This blog hop has been soo much fun and soo inspiring. I like how you used the little pocket with the butterflies.

  6. Anything your hands touch just flourishes and shines!!!!! Wow, blown away by all those gorgeous butterflies!!!!!! What beautiful colors and absolutely perfect stamping!!!! I just can’t with you, Vicky… I can’t!!!! You’re too much awesomeness to process all at once… *grin*

  7. I like both cards…I had to laugh about your comment about making cards with dimension…I have the same problem. Ha!

  8. Great cards, love those butterflies coming out of the envelope. You have given me some really good ideas/inspiration!

  9. Well, if I had not found your blog yesterday, I definitely would have found it today during the hop, LOL. Love both of your cards. Love how the colourful butterflies appear to fly out from the envelope and the CAS and colourful design of your second card.

  10. Your cards are gorgeous! Love the look of the butterflies coming out of the envelope! Your technique in the second card is great…and easy. Thanks for the idea!

  11. Butterfly card is just too cute for words! Love the idea of them flying out of the envelope! Great job!

  12. Fantastic cards! Love the bag o’ butterflies and the flowers on the second one are so lovely. The dimension in color is so effective.

  13. ohhh, you are indeen a CAS queen. The cards are STUNNING!! Really love them. Thanks for sharing the ideas with us, and for a chance to win!

  14. I just love envelopes and pockets on cards. The butterflies flying out of the envie is fabulous!

  15. I ADORE the cards you made! I really love that the butterflies are coming out of the little envelope! Awesome! Thank you so much for sharing!

  16. Awesome cards, they are both so nice! I love how you put things together! Thank you for sharing. I am going to do some like your second card, I just love the way the colorful flower pop out!

  17. Vicky, thank you for 2 amazing cards. I think the butterflies coming out of the envelope is really delightful. Love the springy colors too!

  18. What a sweet card! Love how the butterflies are flying out of that envelope. The 2nd card is so pretty especially with those cheery colors. Thanks for the inspiration.

  19. I always enjoy your videos, I appreciate the time it takes to make them. Love the cards, I have a thing for butterflies.

  20. Wow!! Love your cards!!
    Those butterflies coming out of that little envie…so very clever!!
    Have a great weekend!!
    (Gonna but your button on my blog!)

  21. Vicki, I just can’t get enough butterflies in my cards. Love it. Can’t wait to receive my March kit so I can have some fun too!

  22. I have been a member of SSS CArd Kit since the first release. I love getting the kit in the mail each month. Thank for the inspiration.

  23. Love your work! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!

    Hugs from Brazil

  24. The butterfly card has given me lots of ideas… could be hearts, or flowers, or….

    Nice card. And I also like your colorful flower card.

  25. Beautiful cards Vicky! I’m really loving the colorful butterflies coming out of the bag… such a cute idea. Thank you for the inspiration!

  26. Love love love these cards – especially the flower border. Thanks for the chance to win and for sharing your endless talents!!! You are amazing!

  27. I Love your cards, Vicky, and especially like how your did the flowers above & below the strip.
    That looks like a great stamp set for spring and summer!
    Thanks as always for sharing your talented ideas, and for an opportunity to win.

  28. I absolutely love your cards Vicky, both are sooo awesome with beautiful colors, and these tiny butterflyes are just to love. I already love butterflies, but these are just too darned cute.

  29. Vicky Looooove your work love the butterflies rising from the bag, love your video’s too…xo

  30. Really nice cards and I will check out your previous video! Great idea to use the masking tape as a mask!

  31. Υπέροχες και οι 2 κάρτες!
    Μου αρέσει το πόσο ζωντανά είναι τα χρώματα στη δεύτερη!

  32. Love these cards. The butterflies are adorable and the masking technique, I love it, great colors. Thanks for sharing.

  33. Love the colourful butterflies on the 1st and the use of colour pencils on the 2nd to add some interest to the inking.

  34. Great cards! Love the colors on the floral card and the sweet envelope with butterflies is adorable!

  35. Oh my word – how stunning are these cards! I absolutely love the butterfly one – what a neat idea. Thank you for the inspiration. You have a new follower 🙂

  36. Both of your beautiful cards have showcased the great papers and the wonderful stamp set in this kit brilliantly – great job!

  37. Thanks for the easy yet striking example for using the kit. Love the idea of the butterflies in the envelope, too.

  38. Both of your cards are total WOW. I absolutely love how both are so different, yet both feel spring-y and beautiful. LOVE the butterflies fluttering out of the bag!

  39. Nothing says spring like butterflies and I love that card. Thanks for including a “flat” card as well!! Wonderful work!

  40. Love the butterflies coming out of the clear bag – awesome idea, and the second card is so bright and full of color – great job on using this kit to its fullest.

  41. Beautiful and very colorful cards! Love your style of cardmaking. Thanks for the chance to win and for sharing your talents.

  42. Your cards are just beautiful, Vicky! I love how those sweet butterflies look against the white woodgrain paper, and how you added dimension (without bulk) to the leaves on your second card! Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration with us…I always love to see what you have created 🙂

  43. I am loving this stamp set more and more! Great idea to use the Martha Stewart punch with it- it goes perfectly (and I already have it)!

  44. Love those fluttering butterflies in spring colors coming out of the envelope! Well done, Vicky! 🙂

  45. I love both cards, flowers are my favorite stamps and your arrangement with the sentiment is just fabulous

  46. Love the butterflies flying out of the bag, and love the flat layout of the 2nd card! Thanks for sharing!

  47. Love these cards and all of your ideas. Your videos are great and I look forward to watching them each week to get inspiration, Thanks!

  48. Love both cards Vicky! Those butterflies leaving the envelope are adorable and I love the elegance of the second, TFS

  49. Love the colors in the “Just Because” card–makes me think of Spain and summer! I also really love the butterflies flying out of the mini sack. So fun!

  50. Looooove butterflies!!! So of course love the butterflies card!!! It looks like your letting them go out of the bag!!! Amazing!!!

  51. Hi Vicky!
    Love your ADORABLE Cards! The butterflies flying out of the envelope is such a creative idea….I love it! Thank you for sharing! Have a great day! 🙂

  52. Two adorable cards! Butterflies escaping from an envelope would make anyone’s day! And I love the masked stamping of flowers and leaves — great way to keep a card flat.

  53. Wonderful cards! The butterflies flying out of the bag idea is really fun! Love that you can see them inside the bag!

  54. Lovely butterflies! Love what you did with the envelope. A pocket full of butterflies. Thank you!

  55. The butterfly card is wonderfully whimsical. Thanks for sharing. The layout for your second card is going in my sketchbook!

  56. I especially love the second card. I will borrow that idea of masking the center. I love the color combination that you used.

  57. Love both cards. The butterflies are adorable and I love the colors on the You’re Amazing card. Iris

  58. love the butterflies. looks as if they are escaping or a butterfly release for remembrance of a loved one.
    I enjoy the simplicity of the flower card.

  59. How cute are those butterflies in flight? This is a clever idea for using some of the awesome card kit supplies. Off to check out your other post, too. Thanks for the chance to win a $50 E-Card for SSS, Vicky!

  60. I love your cards, Vicki – especially the butterfly one!! Thanks for the chance to win a $50 e-card to SSS!

  61. Love the idea of attaching an envelope to a card and the butterflies flying out is just great. I will be using that card for inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win.

  62. Love the butterflies – great way to use so many papers on a card and having them “fly” out of the bag is so adorable!

  63. Wow, both cards are fabulous! I can’t pick a favorite! I adore butterflies but love one-layer cards too!

  64. I just love the butterflies flying free of your little envelope, very fun way to use these springy papers and the great idea for the envelope too. So creative.

  65. My favorite card is the second one. Love how you did the masked area and especially love the shading you did with the colored pencils. Beautiful work!

  66. The butterflies flying out of the bag is such a fun idea! I love both your beautiful spring cards!!

  67. I was so happy when I saw your butterfly card! Oh, so very sweet! I love this card! Thank you for sharing!

  68. I think your cards are amazing, I love how the butterfly’s are flying out of the bag 😉 I absolutely love the stamp set from SSS that is one stamp set I have to have.

  69. I love the ideas on both your cards. The “sending hugs” sentiment is encapsulated perfectly with the colorful butterflies coming out of the envelope, and seeing a few inside the clear envelope is a nice touch. For the second card, I love that the plants and flowers seem to be growing out of the center.

  70. What fun cards, the butterflies is such a great idea!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!!

  71. I am so excited because I just bought the Martha Stewart butterfly punch and now I know exactly what I’m going to do with it first. You’ve kick-started my creativity this morning – thanks !!

  72. i love all of your cards. you make them seem so easy and effortless…gives me hope that i can do the same. thank you! konnie

  73. Great cards! Love the butterflies. And I love your coloring on the second card! Great job! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  74. I love how you’ve used these card kits, such awesome inspiration. Just love the butterflies, and the simplicity of your coloured flowers thanks for sharing

  75. That envelope of butterflies is just superb, the pops of colour against the wood grain is just perfect! I love how you got the effect of so much dimension on the 2nd card yet managed to keep it flat for postage too!

  76. That first card is so adorable. I love that you can see the butterflies in that envelope. How creative!

  77. Wow!!! I love the butterfly card!Actually both cards are fantastic. Nice vibrant colors. Thanks for sharing!

  78. OMGosh! Your cards always blow me away! I love the butterflies coming out of the bag o. The first one, but the 2nd card is my fav. The way to shaded the stamped images really makes them come alive. You are one talented lady!

  79. Oh, I can’t wait to use my old stash of glassine tiny envelopes now that I’ve seen your lovely butterfly card. Thanks for the ideas.

  80. Love these cards! They’re simple enough for even a novice like me to recreate, yet they’re beautiful and eye-catching! Thanks so much for the chance to win! Keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll be lucky!

  81. I love the butterfly card with the glassine bag! So cute to see them emerging! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

  82. Butterflies are so cute! Love them 🙂 Beautiful cards and thank you for chance to win something 🙂

  83. It’s amazing what you do with the card kits, it goes to show you don’t need alot of materials to make something beautiful.

  84. I love both of these cards and cannot wait to get my hands on my kit! Too cute and I just love those fun and cheerful colors!

  85. Those little butterflies are terrific – just flying out of the little envelope. Thanks for sharing such a creative idea !

  86. You ROCK! These cards are incredible! Love the movement you created with the placementof your butterflies and the vibrant colors in your second card are breathtaking.

  87. I loved how you used masking in your second card, as well as the way the butterflies came out of the bag in the first. Definitely will be keeping those two approaches in mind when card making in the future!

  88. Gorgeous cards Vicky! You’re so doggone creative. BUT can you use your influence with SSS to encourage them to develop a monthly scrapbooking kit too? I’ve emailed them and asked (begged), and they sent me a very nice reply. But, alas, no monthly scrapbooking kit yet. (sigh.)
    — Connie C.

  89. Wow! These cards are so beautiful. Love the butterflies, it is so cute.
    Once again, you did a fantastic job with the kit

  90. It’s amazing what you do with the card kits, it goes to show you don’t need alot of materials to make something beautiful.

  91. Love the little 3D flower centers and your stamping technique. What a great inspiration. I am new to stamping so this is a great help to me.

  92. I love those butterflies flying out of that envelope. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing and giving me a chance to win a shopping spree!

  93. I love the butterflies. I’m on a huge butterfly kick at the moment. Thanks for the inspiration.

  94. I love the idea with the butterflies! They look like they are flying out of the envelope. So adorable! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!

  95. OMG – I LOVE the butterflies flying out of the bag – what a cool idea. I wish I had the creativity that you all on the blog hop have. Just fabulous.

  96. That butterfly card is so pretty yet looks quite simple to make. So clever to have them flying out of the bag!

  97. I am in love with all of your cards, but that butterfly one is just amazing! Probably one of my favorites you have made so far! Thank you for the inspiration 🙂

  98. Those butterflies floating out of that bag are just adorable…thanks for the sharing such a great card!

  99. Hi sweet Vicki. I haven’t seen much of you in a long time, not since Lily Pad closed. SO great to see your beautiful face ( well your avatar) here on your blog. How are you and Aris doing sweetie? Hope all is well with you both. I am so happy to see you in this blog hop line up today. Your cards are always so fun and so happy. Always inspiring and bring about happy feelings. These cards today are no exception. Love the variety of both and the designs are mastered to perfection. But than again your a pro. Thanks for sharing sweetie. Take real good care. Hugs.

  100. I can’t decide which I like better. I love the dimension of the first and how crisp and bright the second one is. Thanks for sharing!

  101. Lovely! I love butterflies and how you have them flying out of the bag is pretty. Love the bright colors on the second card. Thanks for the chance to win!

  102. Great ideas Vicki! It’s such fun to see interpretations and inspirations – love your style!

  103. Such sweet cards…love the butterflies fluttering out of the bag and the color combinations used on the second card!! Thanks for sharing.

  104. They’re both so cute. The butterflies are adorable, but I love the idea of masking off the card for the sentiment. Thanks for sharing!

  105. Beautiful cards Vicki. I just love the butterflies fluttering out of the envelope. Really cute idea.

  106. Both cards are amazing but the butterfly card is very creative and so lovely. Thank you for sharing!

  107. This is such a fun & colorful card!! Thanks for sharing! I’m going back now & see your other post & video!!

  108. What a cute card. I always look forward to your card creations and other creations.
    Its about time for another journal page.

  109. Great cards – I love the glassine envelope and how you can see the butterflies through it.

  110. I like the clean and simple design with masking. Sometimes I am timid with this style as everything shows. I love this design.

  111. Love the airy butterflies, Vicky…..but the masking on the second card is a total knock-out. Brilliant colors against the pure white, and all flat! Wow. Thanks so much.

  112. Love your butterflies fluttering out of the bag and your Just because you are amazing card is lovely. Love the design you used on that card. Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win.

  113. Just love these cards! The butterflies flying out of the bag is so neat! I like the flowers piping out of your sentiment too! Great cards to help us have faith spring is on its way!

  114. Beautiful cards! Love the colors you used on both cards. The butterflies are beautiful (why don’t I own that punch?) and the papers are gorgeous. I love the simplicity of both cards. I’m a new follower and can’t wait to see more of your cards. Thanks for the chance to win.

  115. Oh!!! I love these cards…especially the little envelope with the butterflys in it!!! Too too clever!!! Thank you so much for such great inspiration!!! And the chance to win one of these kits!!! How cool would that be???!!!!

  116. Beautiful cards – that flock of butterflies is a great way to show off lots of pretty papers! Thanks for sharing.

  117. As always I absolutely love the cards! I’m always inspired after seeing your creations. Thanks for sharing!!!

  118. Love your cards so bright and cheerful, such great ideas! Thanks for sharing I love reading your posts and watching your videos!

  119. Cute card with the butterflies coming out of the bag and I love the flowers stamped on the second card.

  120. Love the butterflies spilling out of the bag. I saw a similar idea with your second card in Paper Crafts, maybe one was yours, and now I really want to try it with this stamp set.

  121. Oh my goodness… The butterflies coming out of the pocket favors are super cute…and love the colors you chose

  122. Your butterflies are so fun, pretty and bright. Love the colors on both of the cards. Beautiful.

  123. Really lovely cards Vicky! I like your clever idea of the butterflies flying out of the little bag.

  124. Such a beautiful kit, I love the cards you’ve made too, especially the second one – stunning! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

    Love Beth xx

  125. Love the cards you made with this month’s kit. The colors are definitely of spring and so happy!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  126. Love these cute cards! Especially the butterflies, the bag, and the tip about masking off to stamp the flowers and leaves. Thanks for the great inspiration!

  127. I just love how you did the flowers on the card – Just becasue you are so amazing. Very inspirational.


  128. Wow I love the colors you used to stamp that card with. That is really neat how you did that only around the sentiment. It’s very pretty. Thanks for sharing

  129. Wonderful cards.. love it to bits.. the stamping is so neat in the second card.. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win…

  130. Very pretty, love how you put the pearls overlapping the sentiment paper in the 2nd one. subtle and sweet. Thanks

  131. Oh wow!!! I just found your blog and am so happy that I did!!! Your cards are super cute and I love your how to videos!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  132. Fabulous !!! You just gave me the inspiration for several birthday cards I need this month. Thanks for being my muse!!!! ; )

  133. I completely adore your butterfly card with the glassine bag!

    I’ve saved the photo for future inspiration!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  134. Love fluttering butterflies! Card 2 is so great with the masking technique. These are super, thanks for sharing.

  135. beautiful love the colors and the simple clean look thanks for sharing
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  136. I am love winter( in Florida)but I am so ready for spring. I know we don’t have bad winters, but I miss my flip flops. Love your cards so clean and springy.

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