Be YOU tiful

My blog roll this morning started with a special post from Stamplorations about Turners Syndrome. This blog hop is intended to educate the public about this medical issue, and how girls who survive to birth are little miracles. I’m not part of the blog hop, but I thought I would post a link for you to read about it HERE ,and HERE to read about the illness. Since the butterfly is a tiny fragile miracle too, it makes sense that it’s one of the symbols they chose to help us understand this condition. At Less is More, the challenge is to go as white and minimal as possible, and Mix it Up is calling for a stencil. In my stash I came upon my beautiful butterfly stencil (a little large, but it will have to do) and the perfect sentiment from the Flower Patch stamp set by Stampin’ Up! that reads, “BE YOU (TIFUL).

This will make a sweet thinking of you/ encouragement note for a young girl don’t you think?

sharing my struggle with one layer CAS cards:
1st attempt: did the butterfly first then smudged the sentiment.
2nd attempt: Moved the stencil by accident and used washi tape that peeled the paper.
3rd attempt: All good till I smudged ink from the stencil on the bottom right.
4th attempt is the winner! I switched to a sponge dauber and cleaned the stencil.
TIP: Use your errors for future project. I cut out the usable parts and put them in the
“box of inspiration” to be a starting point for a future card.

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Hello! I'm a 50 something wife and mother of two girls ~ I started Blogging in March of 2011 on Blogger and just converted to WordPress in Dec 2019. I started paper crafting in 1995 when I first tried embossing with powder, I was so excited and couldn't believe it was so easy to make something so beautiful. Creativeseconds was started as a way of selling secondhand craft supplies and cards on Ebay and Etsy. You will find creative cards, tags, and paper crafting projects here as well as craft room organizational ideas. Follow along with me and comments are welcomed and appreciated.

One thought on “Be YOU tiful

  1. Very beautiful butterfly and your stenciling turned out perfect. Love the clean lines of these cards, they have a feel of expensive stationery products! Thank you for joining us at Less Is More!


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