Butterfly cards

Designs on Cloud 9 recently released this gorgeous butterfly card.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I just had to make it.  I used leftover paper from my stash to make two cards.  I know the pink is from Die Cuts With a View Nana’s Nursery, but I’m not sure where the purple came from.  I had it stored with my baby paper scraps, though, but these are just note cards, not baby cards.

P1080725webP1080735webOne thing I love about this butterfly is that the antennae are thick enough to cut out without breaking.  I didn’t use the little circles provided, though.  I decided to use Liquid Pearls and black Stickles instead for my dots.  The heart is not included with the file, but it was a leftover cut I found on my desk from another project.

P1080726webI cut out the butterflies’ bodies just a tiny fraction of an inch larger than the original file.  I almost always do that when I have one cut going directly over another of the same shape.  If I don’t, then it’s really hard for me to line things up perfectly before the glue dries, and the paper underneath shows.  I hate that!!

Anyway, you know me.  I can’t just make one of anything.  It’s just as easy to fill my mat and assemble little pieces of paper on my lap desk in the evening, and then I have leftovers I can use to make a project in a hurry if needed.  (Plus, it’s fun!)

P1080733webP1080728webThe solid purple and pink paper is double-sided cardstock that my son bought me for Christmas.


I had light green and dark green scraps and couldn’t decide which one to use, so I mixed and matched.  I used a versatile Operation Write Home sketch for inspiration.  (They have about a zillion sketches if you ever need one!!)





About Evelyn

I created this little blog so that I could have a place to show different crafts that I make for my family, my friends, my students, and myself! I have always enjoyed crafting. I particularly love paper, and that's what I'm currently working with.
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2 Responses to Butterfly cards

  1. Beth says:

    Very cute butterflies it looks like you had fun making them.

  2. Oh My word!!! All the butterflies! You certainly got your monies worth out of that file. By the way…thank you for the link today about using the 6×6 pads. Fantastic.

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