Today I have 2 cards to share with you.  First, a simple quick card that is appropriate for just about any occassion – just alter the sentiment to fit. 

Kris plain with envelope 1

Nested butterlies provide the punch for this card.   Thank you Stampin' Up! for providing two sizes of butterfly punches.  They make this card so easy to do quickly. 

Now, take a look at the "souped up" version of the card.

Kris Fancy with envelope

Just a few alterations, and you have a stepped up version.  The Fancy Fan Embossing Folder added some texture and dimension in the background.  A strip of dsp from the Sycamore Street pack – free with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration, grounds the card.  The sentiment, Sassy Salutations,  is stamped on very Vanilla, edged with Summer Starfruit ink and the then punched with the Extra-Large Oval.    Rhinestone accents  draw attention to the butterflies.  Island Indigo Baker's Twine  is the final accent on my card.

Don't you love the look of a fancy envelope?  It is so easy to cover the flap of the envelope with colorful dsp.  Place a piece of dsp on the flap, turn the envelope over and trim away!

Which card do you prefer?  Please leave a comment with your selection.  I appreciate all of your comments – I do read them.  Thanks for stopping by today!