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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A Happy Birthday, Everyone Butterfly Card

Sometimes I end up with think strips of decorative paper that I just can't throw away.  But how many can you really keep around too??  I had run across this scrap piece of "English Garden" decorative paper and was not going to move forward in my workroom until I was able to use it.  Actually, I only challenged myself with that because the "moving forward" part had to do with cleaning up the workroom!!! LOL

I layered the piece using Cherry Cobbler.  I thought it would make those three top flowers pop, and it did!.  Then I textured a piece of Whisper White with the sideways stripes.  I have not used that folder much at all and I do like it, just don't know why I don't use it more.

So I'm liking what I'm seeing and decided to move forward with the card.  I took a folded half sheet of Early Espresso for the base of my card.  Then I added a piece of Cherry Cobbler that was cut 1/8" smaller on two sides.  I trimmed the Whisper White piece by cutting off 1/4" on two sides.  Then I taped those layers together.  I added the English Garden piece and thought about it for a few minutes.

I LOVE the large "Happy Birthday" from the "Happy Birthday, Everyone" Hostess set so I thought I would try to work that into the card.  I wished I would have tried to work it onto the card before I taped the English Garden piece in place!!  But as it turned out, I do like how it is on the card. I set it in place using Dimensionals.

And of course, that large open space at the top right was screaming for a Cherry Cobbler butterfly using the Butterfly Thinlits.  And a few pearls down the middle was all it needed.  I also set the butterfly in place using Dimensionals.

I had fun making this card and it was basically pretty simple, quick and easy to do!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Louise Fox said...

Wanda, I just ran across this post while surfing and I could not believe no one posted a comment as it is a really stunning card. Beautiful color and design. I really like it! A lot! Blessings,

angelsofjoy said...

Hi Wanda,
I wanted to thank you for posting your beautiful card, and a special thank you for sharing the information about all the products you used to make it. I'm on my way to my craft room to CASE your card, and I'll be sure to give you all the credit when I do.
Linda Fisher,

HJ said...

I found this card on Pinterest when I was looking for some inspiration for a friend who loves red. I have the beautiful butterfly dies and thought I can do this. Thanks so much, Wanda. Happy New Year!

Notes from Karla's Korner said...

Very pretty. Nice to look at and love the open butterfly die. said...

Pretty card. Great way to use small pieces of DSP.

chaun said...

Wow! This is a WOW card. I found it on Pinterest & absolutely LOVE it! What size is the finished card?I know it was done in 2015, but it’s timeless, but I have the butterfly thinlets & I can sub deco paper & embossing folder. I hope you’re thill doing this & are able to answer my question. Thanks in advance!

Wanda said...

I can not reply to individual questions on here. You'd have to email me to get a personal answer. But I can reply here and hope for the best. Chaun, the finished card size is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2". That post was done before I decided to start giving the measurements on how to make the card.