Flutterby CASE Study

I love CASE Study
Hi everybody! This is my final week of being the muse over on the Case Study challenge blog! I've had so much fun playing along with them and seeing all the beautiful inspired creations from my little cards!

I hope you'll play along with us this week as we CASE this creation of mine from back in July.  That butterfly from Blue Skies is one of my favorites and who can go wrong with a little wild wasabi?  You can read more about the inspiration card on my original post.

This was probably the easiest card of  the whole month for me to CASE.  Maybe after an entire month, I'm finally getting the hang of it!  Or maybe this card was just my favorite.  {wink}  When I started the month, I had no idea how hard it would be to CASE myself - especially when I'm the kind of gal who tries never to do the same thing twice!  LOL  Anyhow, I had a lot of fun and it stretched me to make some great cards, like this one with some of Verve's new stamps and dies!

I took my inspiration from the layout, the large scallop circles, the butterfly and the flower.  I started by cutting the large scallop circles, then embossed the flower trio from Chicks Rule in black and colored with Copics.  Next up I embossed the butterfly from the same set once on patterned paper and once on vellum, trimmed out and layered.  Then I cut a black mat for them with the coordinating Flutterby Die and added some black  pearls for the butterfly body.

I stitched and embossed piece of vellum directly to the For the Record designer paper, then inked up with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo and distressed the edges a bit.  Some stitched red ribbon was the perfect divider and I added a big bow.  The sentiment is from the Friendly Phrases set and is stamped and matted on die cuts using the Charming Banner Die Set.

The little trio of pearls is set off with the 4 petal flower punch from the SU! Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.  I just glued the pearls down, then folded up the petals.  Love how it turned out.  I finished off with the eyelet lace border punch and a few drops of liquid pearls.

Okay, that's all for this post, be sure to check out these inspired creations by the CASE Study Design team...

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Chicks Rule, Friendly Phrases (Verve)
Paper: For the Record (Echo Park), Basic Black (SU!), Natural White (Neenah)
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine), Copic Markers, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress)
Charming Banner Die Set, Flutterby Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Clear Detail Embossing Powder (Judikins), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Eyelet border punch (SU!), Big Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), 5/8" red grosgrain with side stiching, black and white flatback pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty), paper distresser, Diamond Glaze (Judikins), white opal liquid pearls (Ranger), Dots embossing folder (QuicKutz), sewing machine, Distrezz-it-All (Zutter)


  1. Love the touch of red and black. Beautiful butterfly!

  2. I have enjoyed participating in the CASE study challenges with YOU as March muse. I have been a Julee fan for 3 years (or more!)

    Every single card you make is exquisite. Thank you for sharing your talent with the world.

  3. Gorgeous. Hoping Mr. Mailman brings me some of this sweetness today. LOVE your black and red and ivory. Just beautiful!

  4. Julee, this is gorgeous! Love that butterfly!!!

  5. Your cards are gorgeous! I need to start praying for some of your talent. ;)


  6. This is really cute! I love the look of the pearls inside the mini flowers!

  7. Love this, Julee!! Great way to change the sketch up & love how you have the flowers & butterfly arranged :)

  8. Love the bit of red in this card, and thanks for your sweet comment on my card.

  9. Your color combinations are simply stunning Julee! The distressed edges, those cute flowers and that vibrant red bow are just beautiful!

  10. I think you did an excellent job CASEing yourself! Each time you created something that was distinctively different, yet I could always see the inspiration in it. This card is no different, it's great to see how you can have two such different designs, using the same layout. I love the pop of red, and I'm a big fan of your distressing!
    Thank you for being a fabulous Muse, it was an honour to have you, and I'm sure both the Team, and our players enjoyed this month thoroughly!

  11. good golly Julee, I really didn't think you could improve on your original but I think you have definately done it!! I love the butterfly, the new dies and the gorgeous papers!!! Thank you so much for stretching and inspiring us for this month, it has been a delight! :)


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