Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Dozen Butterfly Cards

Well things certainly didn't go the way I had planned this afternoon!  I've been working so hard on OWH cards that I decided to take a break from card making and tackle some other type of project after I got home from the post office where I mailed my box of 274 cards.

I've had a book in my mind for over a week.  I know what I want to do and today was the day to start.  No, not today!  I don't have enough chipboard for the pages.  And, I discovered that after I'd spent about an hour looking for papers to use.  This did NOT make me happy!

So, I grabbed the first paper stack at hand and made myself pick a random paper to use.  In every stack of paper I buy, it seems there's always three or four huge prints that are obviously intended for scapbook pages.  Most of the time I can do a fussy cut and use them.  That's what I did today.  I liked the colors in the paper and used some scraps to punch the butterflies.

The sentiment is a CTMH stamp that coordinates with the Artiste cartridge.  I used Design Studio to cut an oval to fit the stamp.  The stamp itself is a word balloon with a tail shaped part and I didn't want to use the sentiment that way.

Here are the dozen cards I finished this afternoon. ***there are actually only ten in the photo, but, trust me, I made a dozen!***     Guess it's time to tape up another priority mail box and see how long it will take me to fill it up!


AndreaA said...

Awwwe....These are very pretty. I love these colors!
I think butterflies work for lots of different occasions.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! Good use of the papers and I really like those butterflies! What stamp is it? Most are really fancy and I love the simplicity, chunkiness...
TK Watson

Linda said...

The butterflies were done with an EK Success punch from Stampin' Up. I just punched them from patterned paper and inked them.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Linda, just love 'em!

TK Watson