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.
One 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.
I 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!)
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!!)