Monday, June 6, 2011

Butterfly Card

I made this card just because.  The idea popped in my head one night and I had to make it.  I don't have any one to give it to at this time, or even an event that is coming up that might lend itself to using this card.  But when inspiration strikes, I must follow through with it.  Especially since I haven't created much lately.

This card uses 6 different Cricut cartridges: Alphalicious, Elegant Cakes, Elegant Edges, Quarter Note, Walk in My Garden, and Wall Decor and More.  I used chalk to accent the caterpillar.  I cut two of the butterflies and glued them together at the body.  There are dimensionals between the wings to give them a little lift.  The "beautiful" cut does not have a shadow layer, so I cut another one out of dark blue paper and offset the two.  I think this makes it a bit easier to read.  I am really pleased with the final result.

I designed this card on Design Studio.  As I finished it up and was saving it so I could transfer it to my Gypsy and then cut it with my E2, my Design Studio crashed and I lost it all!  Luckily I had been jotting down notes as I compared images to decide which ones I wanted to use, so I was able to recreate it pretty quickly, except for the lettering, since I had stretched those to the size I liked.  So what did I learn from this experience?  Just like with any computer program, SAVE, SAVE, SAVE!!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!


  1. Love the colors and nice sentiment.

  2. This is beautiful!! I am a new follower!


  3. Thank you Candace! I am hoping to get this blog moving again soon. Life has been pretty hectic lately. Thank you for becoming a follower!

  4. What a neat card!

    I have a blog award for you on my blog.