Stamp of Approval Lovely Notes Blog Hop Day 2: Butterfly Cards

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LovelyNotes_BlogHop Hello my friends!  Welcome to day #2 of our Blog Hop celebration for the Lovely Notes Stamp of Approval Collection.

If you are new here, WELCOME!  Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post for the nitty gritty details, how this works and links to the amazing blogs for this hop.
Amazing Butterflies 3

A few days ago, I introduced you to the Lovely Flowers and Banners Dies.  We designed the flower dies to cut out the Lovely Flowers stamps and while we were at it, we added a few layering pieces to this die set.  We have a large scallop banner die, a chevron banner die and a tiny scallop border.

The scallop banner can be used several ways (HINT: be sure to check out your next stop in the hop!) including making it longer.  I’ll show you in the video!

These butterflies are such a perfect staple set for your stash and I know I’ll be using them for years to come.  I love how they are all slightly different, but coordinate so well together at the same time.

Amazing Butterflies 2 The tiny scallop trim is great for an accent on the side of the banner, or add it across the top.

The Chevron banner is really fun because it can be used with the flag end or the “arrow” end (is that what you would call it?).

Amazing Butterflies

WHAT IS the Stamp of Approval Lovely Notes Collection?

During release week of our Stamp of Approval Collections, we show you some of the products each day.  If you view all of my videos, you will see all of the products coming in that amazing little box of awesomeness.

Some of our stamping friends LOVE surprises.  Even if you’ve seen all the products, there’s something to be said about waiting in anticipation of the mailman, having the box arrive on your portch, tearing it open and basking in the joy of seeing all those fabulous products together for the first time.

It’s kinda like Christmas!!!

For those of you that DON’T want a surprise, no problem!  You can watch all of my videos during the preview to see everything that will be in your darling little box when it arrives on your doorstep!

Here are direct links to the preview day videos:


All of the products shown in the videos above come in one darling little box (shown below) – that’s TWO dies and SIX sets of stamps.

They are brand new products and will not be available for individual sale until late this fall.

Not only do you get them first, but you also get a FREE Project Guide PDF download!  You will also  pay (way) less than retail.

Win.  Win.  WIN!


WIN the Stamp of Approval Lovely Notes Collection

We have THREE SOA Collections to give away from our three blog hops.  Click here to check out yesterday’s in case you missed it.

One commenter will be chosen at random from each day.   The more blogs you comment on, the better your chance in winning!

HOW TO COMMENT:  Scroll to the end of the blog post to find the comment section.  If you don’t see a comment section, but see another blog post, scroll back up and click the title of this post. Scroll down and you’ll see the comment section.

Entries close on THURSDAY, July 14 at 9AM EST and will be announced right here on my blog later that day.

If you have already purchased a box, we will refund your money, OR you can send the box as a gift to a friend!  (You would win friend of the year if you did that.  Just sayin’)

BUY the Stamp of Approval Lovely Notes Collection

  • StampNation Members get the link at 9 am Eastern.  Not a member yet?  Click here to check it out.
  • General Wait List gets the link at 10 am Eastern.
  • if we are not sold out on Thursday, July 14 general ordering will open at 9 am.

*as soon as you subscribe to the wait list, you will get a confirmation email.  Check your junk mail, promotions tab (gmail) and add our email address to your address bookto ensure delivery of our emails.


You are in for a treat today!  The Dream Team  members and our guests have projects ready for you using the supplies in the Stamp of Approval Lovely Notes Collection.  

Check out these amazing bloggers:

Catherine Pooler **you are here

Laura Bassen  **go here next

Maureen Merritt

Miriam Prantner

Lisa Harrolle

Deepti Stephens

Laurel Beard



  • Stamps:  Lovely Lattice Stamp, Butterfly Notes, Lovely Flowers
  • Ink:  Butter Bar, Lime Green, Tide Pool (Hero Arts), Rose Bud, Tuxedo (Memento), Versamark
  • Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Black (SU)
  • Accessories:  Lovely Flowers and Banners Dies, Twine, Glitter Embossing Powder, Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen, Clear Embossing Powder


That’s it for today.  TWO more sleeps…ONE more blog hop…and release day will be upon us!

I can hardly wait!

  • Buffy July 13, 2016, 12:08 am

    I’ve never been a butterfly person but I’m starting to rethink that. How adorable these cards are.

  • Sebrina Bendel July 13, 2016, 12:22 am

    Ooohhh la la. I love these cards. Beautiful!

  • Molly K Barry July 13, 2016, 12:37 am

    I just love the drama of black against all that lovely color!

  • JoAnn K Delery July 13, 2016, 1:10 am

    beautiful colors, love that label die.

  • Fern Laderoute July 13, 2016, 1:37 am

    Love the stamps and dies

  • Chrystyna July 13, 2016, 1:39 am

    Love the butterfly stamps, the chevron die and the little scalloped border. Awesome cards!!! Thanks for sharing the video. The Lovely Notes is a great collection to play with.

  • Kirsty Georgia July 13, 2016, 2:42 am

    Winder bar! Love them all

  • Cathy P in AZ July 13, 2016, 3:04 am

    Simply beautiful! Love them both!

  • Sharon Kaldenberger July 13, 2016, 6:15 am

    You are sure right..butterflies are a great focal point.
    Love this card. So easy to pull together.

  • Suzanne Watanabe July 13, 2016, 6:19 am

    Hi Catherine!
    OMG! I love these wonderful products in the new SOA! So exciting! Thank you for sharing another gorgeous card…I adore the butterfly images! :)

  • Linda Ford July 13, 2016, 7:20 am

    I love these Butterflies, what a great selection

  • Susan B. July 13, 2016, 7:49 am

    Love your card! Hope to win, but if not can’t wait to order and receive my box. thanks for sharing.

  • Charlotte E (Lady Joyful) July 13, 2016, 7:57 am

    Great cards! Those butterflies are really fabulous – the yellow one especially has such great movement.

  • Michele F July 13, 2016, 8:30 am

    I’m so behind … you know the old ‘the faster I go, the behind-er I get? I’m living that! Looks like fun-in-a-box to me!

  • Kathy Czygan July 13, 2016, 9:13 am

    You’re right …those butterflies are the perfect staple and they are all so beautiful! I am a fan of the way that white tag POPS on the black background! Beautiful work Catherine!

  • Beth July 13, 2016, 9:25 am

    Such a lovely, simple card; love it!

  • Nana Griffin July 13, 2016, 9:28 am

    Love both of these cards. Quick and easy too.

  • Kris in Alaska July 13, 2016, 9:51 am

    Uh oh! I’m in trouble because I adore butterflies!

  • Crystle K July 13, 2016, 10:43 am

    Love them all

  • Diann July 13, 2016, 12:37 pm

    I love the colors and the butterflies stamp. Very lovely cards! :)

  • Alanna P. July 13, 2016, 2:03 pm

    So pretty! Love those butterflies!

  • Rob Keogh July 13, 2016, 4:06 pm

    Such pretty cards, love the stamps too.

  • MarjR July 13, 2016, 7:21 pm

    Beautiful cards! Love the stamps and dies.

  • Tracy Ross July 13, 2016, 8:03 pm

    I love butterflies and these ones are beautiful

  • Gwen July 14, 2016, 12:40 am

    Love those butterflies! So pretty!

  • Susan Powell July 14, 2016, 10:07 am


  • Lynne Phelps July 15, 2016, 11:29 am

    Beautuful! Everything I’ve seen is wonderful!

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