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Fri 30

Fairyland Butterflies

Good Morning Crafty Friends~

Ready for the weekend?  Before it starts, I have this colorful Fairyland Butterflies card to share with you.  When I saw the new 2015 collection for the first time, this die stood out as my definite favorite.

Fairyland Butterflies_jennyGriffiths
The front of the white note card is die cut with the Fairyland Butterflies die, backed with blue patterned paper, fitted and layered with the same die from black paper, then cut along the right side of the butterfies giving it a "cut lace" effect.  

 Bluebird Distressed Dot paper is adhered inside of the card and will be embellished also.  When the card is closed you might not notice the cut edges because it lays over the blue patterned paper.  When opened, the front of the card looks like this:

Fairyland Butterflies-cut edge

Now, I'm not going to fib, the paper piecing on this card took some time and careful tweezer action.  Each piece of colored cardstock on the butterflies was inlaid into the black outline.  Sometimes I'm in the mood to create an intricate card like this one and enjoy the process.

 To make a quicker card, simply back the butterflies with a single color of patterned paper which will show through the delicate die cut openings as in this version: (you will still need to create the 'cut lace' effect by cutting around the right side of the butterflies)

Fairyland Butterflies2

  The inside of the card features the Surely Stitched Circle, Leavenworth Butterfly Trio, Cascade Butterfly Trio and the Hello Script die.  When adhering the "hello" die inside, I was careful to line it up with the butterflies on the front of the card, making sure it would be out of sight when the card was closed.

Fairyland Butterfly-Inside

I hope you enjoyed this card and find some time this weekend to create a card or two.  Thanks for stopping by~

Happy Friday!



Great cards....I actually love paper piecing. TFS

Jenny this is fabulous, have not thought about doing that with my butterfly die, thanks for the inspiration xxx

This is lovely! Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful card!

Your card is exceptional. I LOVE the design and colors, now these dies are on my must-have list. TFS.

One of the best cards ever! So stunning!

this die is amazing and your card wonderful!

Wonderful Design work!!!! When I saw this die...it spoke volumes of inspiration!!! TFS yours,

Oh Jenny, these cards are just beautiful! Love the butterfly die. Thanks so much for sharing.

Just wonderful! The butterflies are perfect for curing the winter doldrums!

Beautiful cards but I would never find the patience! It was my first die from the new collection too... but for much simpler things.

Oh wow that had to be alot of work but it is just Beautiful!!!


I just LOVE what you've done with this die cut! Just GORGEOUS ... both ways but especially the different colored butterflies! I know it was a lot of work but SO worth it! Sure to make someone ooohhh & aaahhh! Great job!

what a wonderful cards. fantastic!

How did you cut the patterned paper without the detail to fit behind the butterflies? Is there another die that coordinated with this die?

Amazing paper piecing, love the card.

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