The theme of “thankfulness and encouragement” are tied together for Kylie Bertucci’s Top Ten Winners December 2018 Blog Hop.

By Su Mohr for Kylie's Top Ten Blog Hop; Click READ or Visit to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Well Said Bundle, Butterfly Duet Punch, Botanical Butterfly DSP, Layering Circles Dies, be Mine Stitched Dies, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Subtles 6X6 DSP; #thankyoucards #butterflypunch #butterflies #friendshipcards #birthdaycards #handmadecards #butterflygala #stampinup #kyliestoptenbloghop



Thankful and encouraged is what I feel, because you’ve taken the time to visit my blog and vote for my entry.  I want to thank YOU for voting for my “gratitude” card a few weeks ago, which enabled me to participate in this Top Ten Winners Blog Hop. This is my card from a few weeks ago, and you can see, butterflies are fluttering around on both cards. 

By Su Mohr for Kylie's Dec 2018 Blog Highlights; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Botanical Butterfly DSP, Rectangle Stitched dies, Well Written dies, Well Said stamp set, Butterfly Duet Punch, Layered Leaves embossing; #handmadecards #occasions2019 #saleabration2019 #kyliebertuccishighlights #thankyoucards #gratitude #thankfulness



“Gratitude” is the Theme for Kylie’s December Highlights


I began today’s card with the focal point: a circle of Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, which I cut with a Layering Circles die. I used a slightly larger, scalloped die to frame the butterfly circle in Basic Black cardstock. Then, I punched a small butterfly from the same pack of DSP, using the Butterfly Duet Punch, and placed him on the circle atop a Mini-Dimensional.

For the background, I chose a dotted piece of 6X6 Subtles DSP in Soft Sea Foam, turning it into “fabric” with the Subtle Textured embossing folder. Before adhering it to the Soft Sea Foam card base, I used a die from the Be Mine Stitched die set to give the edge a scalloped treatment. Can you see the long, thin die in the picture? I was happy the way it matched the scalloped Layering Circles die.


The sentiment, “The best thing about today is you,” is from the Well Said stamp set, which I stamped in Black ink on a striped piece of 6X6 Subtles DSP.  It expresses the way I feel about YOU, so please soak in my gratitude. I used a Rectangle Stitched die for cutting, layered it for thickness, and glued it in place.


Next, I cut a Soft Sea Foam sprig, using a Well Written die, and glued it to the back of the butterfly circle. Finally, I lifted the circle on Dimensionals, and attached it to its designated spot.

The “spot” was determined by the sketch at Fab Friday.



A number of the supplies I used in today’s card are from the  2019 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure, which will be available January 3rd. You can click on the pictures in my Product List below to see more details.


Thank you again for reading my blog, and voting for my projects. I am very grateful! I hope these words are a source of encouragement for you, “The best thing about today is you.”

You may have come from Danielle’s blog post, or Sandy’s, but you can refer to the line-up below to continue hopping. Have fun!



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