Friday, April 20, 2012

Birthday Butterflies

Happy Friday to you!

I love the prospect of a lovely weekend. Getting up without an alarm makes me happy.

Here is a birthday card I'd like to share. I used the colors from this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge to get me started.

Bright, bold butterflies!

I started by die cutting the butterflies from Oatmeal cardstock. I'm sorry, I love it so much and can't stop using it. Stamped them in Melon Mambo ink.

Then I stamped and embossed the label and sentiment onto Orange Zest cardstock and cut it out. I layered the label onto a little piece of doily and adhered it to my card base. The large butterflies were arranged and adhered, and I snipped of the bits that extended beyond the card base. I added a few little orange butterflies to fill in the spaces, stamping them off once on my scratch paper so they weren't quite so bright. Filled up the left side of the card with a simple row of stitching. That's my go-to-space-filler-upper now it seems. I like that it adds a little something without being overwhelming.

This is on its way to my husband's great Aunt, who is celebrating a birthday next week. I hope it makes her smile!

Big hugs to you, hope your weekend is wonderful!


STAMPS: Pretty Peonies, Beautiful Butterflies - Papertrey Ink
CARDSTOCK: Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest - Papertrey Ink; Oatmeal - Wplus9
INK: Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie - Stampin' Up!
OTHER: Detail White Embossing Powder - Stampendous; Beautiful Butterflies Die Collection - Papertrey Ink; Doily - Wilton; Sewing Machine - Janome


  1. Beautiful card Anya! Love your embossing! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe this week.

  2. I so love that frame and the colors on the butterflies!

  3. Such a happy card - perfect for a birthday celebration! I love the bright colors and the butterflies!

  4. Very pretty, Anya! I'll bet your husband's aunt loved it. I like the little bit of doily peeking out subtly there!

    Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!


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