Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Butterfly Effect

Well, I am at it again. Stealing ideas and designs from my friend Maureen ;-)

You may have seen my post a couple of weeks ago with her cute cupcake cards. I have once again totally taken Maureen's idea and just made a few changes to make my version of her adorable card.

Here is Maureen's butterfly card that she did for her latest Stampin' Up! club workshop:

I love the Crumb Cake (formerly known as "Kraft") card stock for the base of the card. She just stamped a few images from the Stampin' Up! Flight Of The Butterfly stamp set, and then punched them out using the hand held butterfly punch. She added some rhinestones for bling, and a pretty ribbon to the side.

Inside the card, she stamped the swirly sentiment "If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies", also from the same stamp set.
Super cute, huh?

So... now it's time for my version:

I am still having a lot of trouble with my hands, but thankfully my diligence in doing my exercises and going to occupational therapy does seem to be paying off. But I must continue to take it easy and not overdo things. Stamping, sad to say, is not on the list of things I should be doing a lot of these days. So, when I made this card, I omitted stamping the butterflies. Instead, I chose some really pretty PTI papers that my sweet friend Debbi sent me. They are from the Everyday Blessings collection. I love them! (Thanks, Debbi!) :-)

I just punched out 3 butterflies and put them down with a glue dot on the center. I kind of pulled the wings out a tiny bit, and then added flower shaped rhinestones to them. I think I got those from the dollar bin at Target quite some time ago. They were perfect!

I added some PTI swiss dot ribbon in Spring Moss satin. Then, I glued another butterfly down inside the card. I decided to leave it blank so I could use the card for any occasion: Hello; Get Well; Birthday; Thinking of You; Shower... etc.

It was so easy and quick to make, that I ended up making several. It's great to have cards on hand for when you need them in a pinch. This is definitely a great design for making a whole bunch at a time.

Once again Maureen has come up with a wonderful card. And I can't thank her enough for letting me share it with you- as well as allowing me to grab her idea and run with it!

Thanks for stopping by today. I'll try to do something more "original" as soon as my hands are up for it!

Have a great day, and please leave a comment if you'd like. It's always so great to hear from you!


Jacquel said...

Your version of your friend's card came out great! I LOVE that dp you used to punch the butterflies & the bling is the perfect finishing touch! Very nice work Hun & TFS!!!

Unknown said...

Hi Sarah! Maureen's card is beautiful! I hope you're doing well.


Miss Molly said...

I just love your version! THe colors are subtle but beautiful! Great case of her card!

Jennipher said...

Sarah, I love your version of the card. Those beautiful shades of green are so pretty. Hope things are well with you!

Unknown said...

Hi Sarah, stopping by to say hi and see how you're doing. I hope all is well! Talk with you soon. Hugs!

NightlySun said...

Absolutely fantastic!
I'm loving it!!

Sandy Ang said...

love the colours of your card.