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Tue 26

Butterfly Wreath
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Tuesday! My name is Melissa and I am so excited and honored to be a part of the Memory Box Design Team. I live in the Chicago area and I teach classes at Craft Fancy in Arlington Heights, IL. For my card today I used the gorgeous Butterfly Wreath. It's been gray and gloomy this winter so I wanted to create a card with a lot of color.


For this card cut the card base to 5 1/2 inches by 11 inches and fold it in half. Cut a piece of white card stock to 4 1/4 inches square and a black piece of card stock to 5 inches square. I picked 12 bright rainbow colors of card stock and die cut them for the inside of my butterflies. Then I cut one wreath in black card stock for the outside of the wreath.


Glue the black butterfly wreath outline to your card and then fill in the butterflies with each color of card stock in rainbow order. Add the butterfly bodies to the top and your wreath is done.


To add a little sparkle, I used a clear Zig Wink of Stella brush pen for the butterflies. You will have enough rainbow colors of the butterfly centers to make 12 cards. I thought it would make a cute set of cards for a gift to brighten someones day. Be sure to stop by the blog tomorrow for more great inspiration!





Welcome! What a great start. I love rainbow colours and they look really good with this die. I really appreciate you talking about the leftovers too. Let's hope the weather gets the hint!

Very refreshing and pretty card...it's been really cold even down here in northeast Florida. Before I retired, I traveled to Chicago regularly and I think that's the coldest I've ever been...makes me cold just remembering those winter trips. LOL

Love the fresh colors and the layout!!! So adorable Melissa!

Welcome to the team Melissa!

Welcome Melissa! I love your card!!!

Thank you! I am counting down the days until spring already!

Thank you! Hopefully it warms up for you soon!

Thanks Sharna!

Thank you!

Thanks Donna!

so pretty, love the sparkle and great idea for a gift set

Beautiful and love the Wink of Stella to add glitter.

Love this card, Melissa! So cute! And congratulations for getting accepted to the Memory Box team-- how awesome!

Congratulations on being a MB design team member! How exciting for you.
Your card is bright, beautiful, & a breath of spring air.....just like you wanted it to be!
Thank you so much for sharing this design. It's a great idea for a grouping of cards.

Congrats! How exciting for you. I Love Craft Fancy, such a fun place. Yes, I am tired of the gloom and your card is so bright and cherry. Best wishes to you.

Thank you!

The Wink of Stella is one of my favorite things right now. Thanks!

Thanks April!

Thank you!

Thanks so much!

Hey Melissa! Late to the party! LOL! Congrats on being on the DT! SO excited for you!! Love how this card turned out - fabulous colors, my friend xo

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