Friday, May 14, 2010

Butterfly Cutie

Thank *goodness* it is Friday. I need a happy, sunny, stress-free, relaxing weekend (do you hear me, universe??)

I was totally inspired by Jessica Witty's post on the Paper Crafts Connection blog the other day about using phone books in your paper crafting. I thought it was a great idea seeing as 1) I love the light, tissue-paper texture of the pages, 2) I have yet to have luck finding an old book to cut up to get that vintage print look and 3) Three of them were just delivered to my porch. So I was all over the idea of using a phone book.

Here's my first project. I've only got 1,638 pages left to use.

I cut a stack of pages with the Butterfly Die from Papertrey Ink. I think I wish I would have used pages from the phone numbers, but I do like the look of these. I stapled my stacks together and then mussed them up a bit, scrunching and folding the wings. I inked the edges with Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, and Orange Zest ink.

The patterned paper is from a few different Cosmo Cricket collections, seeing the colors together made me happy.

I stitched them to a card base of Orange Zest - I feel an orange kick coming on, totally loved Carly's orange card here - and added the sentiment using K&Company stickers. Happy, happy.

I hope your weekend is great! I'm so glad you stopped in today!

Don't forget that Monday is the May Blog Waltz for WMS! I will also be sharing a sneak peek of a new product line from Prickley Pear - you won't want to miss it!


Little Lady - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Orange Zest - Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: From the Material Girl, Early Bird, and Nutmeg Collections - Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, True Black - Papertrey Ink
Other: Handmade Mini Alpha Embossed Stickers - K&Company; Butterfly Die - Papertrey Ink; sewing machine; stapler; phone book


  1. This card is so gorgeous! Love the stitching and those layered butterflies!! I'm so happy to read your lovin' the orange! :-) Have a fabulous weekend. ((hugs))

  2. I so love this card. All those pp's are the perfect background for your butterflies.

  3. Adorable card! Love the phone book usage, and great mix & match of the CC papers!

  4. I bought a dictionary, works as well, even to make layered flowers
    I'll try it on the butterflies

  5. Love this, the butterflies are adorable and the strips look great!

  6. Loving the colors here. Those butterflies are awesome.

  7. love all of those layers with the butterflies. it really lends to them flying. the colors are amazing as well.


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