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Simon Says Stamp - STAMPtember® 2023 Blog Party

Hi Lovelies!

Welcome to Simon Says Stamp's STAMPtember® 2023 Blog Party! There are sooo many pretties in this release and today's card will be an easy one, that you can do in a rainbow of colors if you like!!

I grew up in the Caribbean and the entryway leading to my house was lined by hibiscus on either side. So it was no surprise that I went reaching for the Hibiscus Cluster Embossing Folder along all the choices we got with this release. The Cosmic Layered Butterfly is the star of this show though! I hope you will make this with me and also do be sure to visit the Simon Says Stamp Blog to check out all the other STAMPtember Blog Party projects!

I am using earthy tones with a pop of color today; nature's beauty is always a winner in my book. I just wish i had a green thumb!

I do have a "card thumb" though so let's get started and review the key supplies for today's card.

Get Your Supplies!

  1. Click on the image below to SHOP THE ENTIRE STAMPtember® release;

  2. SHOP THIS CARD using the links throughout the post OR;

  3. SHOP the Supplies Section at the bottom of this post:

When you figure out which items you need to shop for, remember search for item sss202753c and add one to your cart and when you check out enter code TREE in order to get the exclusive Trees and Stars Stamp Set for free with $100 or more purchase! This promotion will expire on 9/3 at 11:59 pm EDT or while supplies last.

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THINKING OF YOU CARD - Ink-blending, Die-cutting, Embossing, Inking Embossed Designs

A2 Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Embossed Layer: 4" x 5 1/4"




Today we will use both Distress Inks and Distress Oxide: Antique Linen, Forest Moss, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron and Crushed Olive



Trim a piece of Neenah 110lb White Cardstock to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" .

Ink a Background Blending Brush with Antiques Linen Distress Oxide and gently brush over the raised sections of the embossed image to highlight them

Gently ink-blend a little of the same ink over the top and bottom right and along the right side of the embossed layer.



Ink a scrap of white cardstock directly with the Antique Linen Oxide Ink Pad.

Die-cut with the Fancy Thinking of You Die and also die-cut a piece of white cardstock to create a second layer.

Adhere the layers with Bearly Craft Glue.

Use the Round Detail Blending Brushes to ink-blend the two Cosmic Layered Butterfly die-cuts. Blend from b bottom to top in the following order, Crushed Olive, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and Forest Moss.

Color the body of the butterfly and the accents on the wings with Forest Moss Ink. Layer and adhere the overlapping butterfly die-cuts as shown. Shape the wings with your fingers to a more natural shape.



Adhere the sentiment with the craft glue and attach the butterfly with foam dots to pop-it up. Place rhinestones on the butterfly wings to embellish.


A few Cafe au Lait pearls finish this simple but pretty card.

Now imagine making this butterfly in different monochromatic hues. You could swap out the sentiments easily and make a bunch of cards for your stash!

You could also switch up your embossing folder as this layout and technique is perfect for switching things up. I will link a coup of additional folders and sentiments that you can consider in the Supplies section.

This is too easy not to give it a try!


I want to make sure that you get the most of today's blog party, so please take note Lovelies:

  • Be sure to explore the STAMPtember® Gallery that is packed with inspiration from this release!!!

  • Search for item sss202753c and add one to your cart and when you check out enter code TREE in order to get the exclusive Trees and Stars Stamp Set for free with $100 or more purchase!

  • Check out the supply list here or at the bottom of this postfor your shopping convenience

  • I am linking ALL the Blog Party Participants below so that you can visit everyone

  1. Alberto Gava

  2. Allison Frazier

  3. Amrita Pettus

  4. Amy Rysavy

  5. Angela Myhre

  6. Anna-Karin Evaldsson

  7. Anne Fiene

  8. Avra Williams

  9. Barb Engler

  10. Barbara Tarayao

  11. Beth Opel

  12. Bethany Deschamp

  13. Betsy Green

  14. Bibi Cameron

  15. Bobbi Lemanski

  16. Bonnie Crane

  17. Caly Person

  18. Carol Hintermeier

  19. Cathy Zielske

  20. Channin Pelletier

  21. Charlene Madrid

  22. Cheiron Brandon

  23. Cindy Norberg

  24. Debby Hughes

  25. Elizabeth Costa-Rogers

  26. Emily Midgett

  27. Hannelie Bester

  28. Heather Hoffman

  29. Heather Ruwe

  30. Jaycee Gaspar

  31. Jean Doeringsfeld

  32. Jenn Shurkus

  33. Jennifer Kotas

  34. Jennifer McGuire

  35. Jessica Vasher

  36. Joe Sysavath

  37. Joy Ott

  38. Kailash Naidoo

  39. Karen Boyce

  40. Karen Downs

  41. Karin Åkesdotter

  42. Kath Stewart

  43. Kathleen Darroch

  44. Keisha Charles

  45. Kim Hamilton

  46. Kulbir Kirkland

  47. Laura Bassen

  48. Lea Lawson

  49. Lisa Addesa

  50. Lisa Schenck

  51. Lorraine Aquilina

  52. Maggie Haas

  53. Mary Reiner

  54. Maura Hibbitts

  55. Megin Brooks

  56. Michelle Peckham

  57. Michelle Short

  58. Mindy Eggen

  59. Miriam Prantner

  60. Natasha Vacca

  61. Nichol Spohr

  62. Nicki Baxley

  63. Nicoletta Porcu

  64. Nina-Marie Trapani

  65. Noelle Vargas

  66. Pam Sparks

  67. Ricky Burton-Romero

  68. Rosemary Dennis

  69. Sandi MacIver

  70. Seeka

  71. Shari Carroll

  72. Simeen Batra

  73. Stefanie Loh

  74. Susan Babcock

  75. Susan R. Opel

  76. Suzy Plantamura

  77. Teri Wilson

  78. Tina Smith

  79. Tracy Ware

  80. Vera Yates

  81. Veronica Zalis

  82. Vicky Papaioannou

  83. Yana Smakula

  84. Yoonsun Hur

  85. Zoey Scarpelli

You've got to let me know what colors you would use if you were to make this card. I'd love to hear from you in the comments so do drop me a note!

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon Lovelies!



I listed the products that I have used below. Please note that these are compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support. Simon Says Stamps STAMPtember® Release products were provided as part of my Design Team package. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with


Sep 03, 2023

This is a stunning card, esp the striking and beautiful butterfly! TFS!!

Lori S in PA


I am totally and completely smitten with your card. I love the Hibiscus embossing folder and the butterfly together and made for a beautiful card.


Sep 03, 2023

Stunning card! Love the colors you used. I'd use every color in the rainbow!


Maureen Reiss
Maureen Reiss
Sep 03, 2023

Really Beautiful!! I love the colors!!!


Gorgeous card, Keisha! So elegant! I too have Caribbean roots and immediately fell in love with this Hibiscus folder as soon as I saw it! Cannot wait to dive into this and all the fun makes during STAMPember 2023!!

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