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Mon 07

Drifting Side Butterfly with Cheery Flower Collage Challenge Cards
by Anne Thompson

I have two fast and easy cards today that use the DRIFTING SIDE BUTTERFLY die 99900 and the CHEERY FLOWER COLLAGE die 99946 for this month's Insects/Butterflies/ Dragonflies Challenge.  Let's look at the blue one first.


I used a Memory Box notecard and Bluebird Distressed Dots paper along with some plaid papers from Lawn Fawn.  I die cut the Cheery Flower Collage into the front of the notecard and added large pearls in the flower centers.  I used a piece of Lawn Fawn plaid paper for the inside of the card where I can write or stamp a message that will either show through the opening or not.  I cut the solid butterfly from a different Lawn Fawn plaid and cut the outline butterfly from the dot paper.  I used a glue pen to adhere the two pieces and pop-dotted it onto the card front.  Easy peasy!

Here's a close-up of the butterfly.


Here's Card #2.


This time I used a raspberry notecard and double-sided patterned paper which I adhered behind the window and added another piece on the inside where I will write or stamp my message.  I added a narrow strip on the card front as well.  I used two complementary prints from the same collection to make the butterfly and inked its edges with Distress Spun Sugar.  I added two tiny pearls to the flower centers.

Have you submitted your work for this month's Challenge?  We always look forward to what you share with us!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature



Really like the patterned paper with the die cuts. Great color combos. I'll try this!

Hi, Pat! So pleased that you are going to try this! You'll love the way these elements come together. :-) Anne

Beautiful, I so love the look of the pattern paper behind the butterflies!

You take the prize for beautiful die cut butterflies!

Hi, Conniecrafter! Thanks for your comment. I've been making these butterflies with all kinds of printed and textured papers, using one for the outline and a coordinating one for the solid backing. I LOVE them! And I have TONS of papers to choose from! Not that I hoard paper or anything like that.... :-) Anne

Hello, Cynthia D! Thanks for your comment. I have found these die cut butterflies to be a favorite of mine for my spring cards. So easy and soooo pretty! :-) Anne

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