322 posts categorized "Butterflies"

05/24/2024

Fri 24

Exquisite Butterflies Birthday Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate a spring or summer birthday with a trio of Exquisite Butterflies.  A slimline card - with lots of white space - balances the shimmery, shiny metallic 6x6 artpapers.  Hi, Jean here with a simple design for a special occasion.

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Cut Exquisite Butterflies from a gold Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad 6x6.  Cut a turquoise Rainbow Reflections 6x6 with the 2" wide  Wrapped Stitch Rectangle Layers die.  Assemble the butterflies and attach them to the rectangle - use foam tape for the upper wing sections.

Carefully remove the entire sheet of the turquoise and gold Anemone Grove 6x6 - including the top edge that's attached to the pad. Cut it with the 1-⅛" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

Cut a turquoise 6x6 from the solid-core Lagoon Collection with the ⅝" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  Add turquoise Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Add special wishes with a Happy Birthday Foil Greetings White Circle Tab. Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

I've used a lot of the white and black foil greeting tabs recently.  These instant greetings complement any design and add subtle dimension to your cards.  If you already have a stash of completed birthday cards our Thank You Foil Greetings White Circle Tabs would work with this design too.  

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

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05/06/2024

Mon 06

Airbrushed Butterflies
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends. I have been on an airbrush kick lately in cardmaking. I find that if I have a tool out on my desk, I might as well make several projects with it. Once again, you could use inks and sponges instead of an airbrush.

To make the card, I first created a textured background with white cardstock and the chrysanthemum embossing folder. I thought because the card design is simple, it would look too stark without the textured background

For the butterflies, I cut everything out of white cardstock and then airbrushed the pieces with rainbow colors of Copic markers. I added a bit of a transition between the butterflies by using two colors for each butterfly. I had a red/orange one followed by an orange/yellow, yellow/green, green/blue and blue/purple.

Here is a close up:

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To finish the card, I added my sentiment and the brown bodies to the butterflies.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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04/30/2024

Tue 30

Just a Note with Exquisite Butterflies
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello there, it's Angie here today with a mini slimline card featuring the new Exquisite Butterflies die 94771, just released this month.  I also used some patterned paper from the new release called Glimmering Gladiola Paper Pad PP1028.  The sentiment was released last month and it's called Just a Note Daily Script die set 94663.  It's a really nice sentiment that has 3 parts that are cut with 2 dies.  A background die plus a 2nd die that cuts the outline of the words and also individual letters inside the outline, so there are many ways to use this sentiment die.  Here's a close up of my card:

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Another really cool feature about the butterfly die is that it is just one die but it cuts all the parts for all five butterflies.  It's great because you don't have to try to keep up with tiny metal dies or lose them while your are doing your die cutting.   As you can see below, some of the butterflies have center bug parts and the smaller ones don't, so I added a jewel to those centers for some shine!  

Here's one last look at my card:

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I hope you have had a chance to check out all the lovely gladiola dies and papers that were released by Memory Box this month.  They are truly gorgeous and go well with these butterflies that were also just released.  Thanks for stopping by!

 

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04/28/2024

Sun 28

Exquisite Butterflies Visit the Fanciful Gladiola Stem
by Anne Thompson

Here's another yellow gladiola card!  This time I used the Fanciful Gladiola Stem to lure in the Exquisite Butterflies!

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I used three of the plaids from GLADIOLA PLAID PP1027--one yellow plaid for the card background as well as another yellow plaid and an orange one for the EXQUISITE BUTTERFLIES 94771.

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I started this card by making the Exquisite Butterflies.  I cut them first from a yellow plaid and then from the orange one.  When I assembled them I put the yellow images underneath the orange ones and added a little bit of VersaFine Clair Acorn brown ink to the butterfly bodies.

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Then I die cut the FANCIFUL GLADIOLA STEM 94791 from yellow card stock in the SUNRISE COLLECTION SP1013 and cut it again using a green card stock from GREENERY SP1011.  I added a little bit of Hero Arts Butter Bar Ink to the blossoms.  I used the envelope to help me assemble the stem (and even then I still had a few tiny pieces leftover--I think if I had cut the die again from an orange card stock I could have figured out where all the tiny pieces would fit to accent the larger blooms).  A glue pen and tweezers were helpful tools.

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 To assemble the card, I started with a blank white top-fold note card and added the 5 1/4 X 4 yellow plaid paper to the front.  Next I glued on the completed Fanciful Gladiola Stem.  I then used tiny foam dimensional dots to add the three largest butterflies and glued on the smallest one.  I left the wing layers so that I could fold them up a bit for more dimension.  The last thing I did was to glue on one of the HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOIL GREETINGS WHITE TABS ST006.

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This card could have been a thank you one by using a different foil greeting tab or I could have stamped on an appropriate sentiment for whatever occasion I chose.  So many options with these lovely dies from the 2024 Gladiola Collection.

Happy Crafting!

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04/16/2024

Tue 16

Butterfly Birthday Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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It's a little early for butterflies - but the new Exquisite Butterflies are hard to resist. Here they are again, on a simple design for anyone on your birthday list.  They're cut from solid-core Lagoon Collection 110# cardstock and a pale aqua sheet from the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad.  Both 6x6 sets clearly highlight the details of these great butterflies.  Hi, Jean here with a mix of shapes, sizes, mattes, metallics - and plaid!

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Cut Exquisite Butterflies from the aqua Vintage Pastel 6x6 and the teal Lagoon Collection 6x6.  Save the extras for other projects.

Cut the turquoise Anemone Plaid 6x6 with the 2-½" wide Nested Globes die.  

I found a matching scrap of watercolored cardstock in my "save for later" stash and sprayed it with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.  Cut it with the Nested Globes die too.

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Attach the diecuts to a top-folded white A2 card - use foam dots for the right halves of the whole butterflies and the upper section of the half-butterfly.

Select the perfect greeting typeface for the birthday person - the Happy Birthday Circle Greetings White Tabs include 36 tabs, 4 each of 10 styles.

Add turquoise Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing. 

There's a lot happening on this card...but most of the work is done for you!  Take advantage of the color-coordinated plaids, 6x6 solid-core color collections and mirror cardstock pads and create a stash of birthday cards in a rainbow of colors.

Thanks for visiting...see you again on Friday!

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04/12/2024

Fri 12

Garden Greetings…New Blossom and Butterflies by Jean Okimoto

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Designs from the new Gladiola Collection are great for slimline cards.  Layer the tall, elegant blossoms over a matching Gladiola Plaid background - then add a pair of the new Exquisite Butterflies and a Thank You Foil Greetings Circle.  Hi, Jean here with another design from our latest release.

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Spray a pale pink ink-blended scrap of cardstock with a spritz of Imagine's Gold Sheer Spritz and set it aside to dry.  Cut Gladiola Blossom and Leaves stamens from the dark gray Festive Glitter Pad 6x6.  Cut the leaves from dark gray cardstock.  Cut the blossom from the gold-spritzed cardstock.

A simple tip shared earlier...cut a matching circle of cardstock slightly smaller than the finished gladiola.  Use it as a base to adhere and assemble the blossom.  It adds dimension - and makes it easy to find the perfect spot and angle for the blossom.

Another simple tip...attach the stamen pieces behind the top-layered petal instead of on the background petals.  No guessing how much of it will be visible - and if any glue will ooze out! 

Cut the detailed Exquisite Butterflies from a gold Rainbow Reflections Pad 6x6.  We're just using these 2 here - save the others for another project.  

Cut the pink Gladiola Plaid with the 1-⅝" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  The die is longer than the plaid - but it's easier to cut a straight plaid piece with the die - just place a short edge of the die against the top edge of the plaid.  Cut a dark pink Blush Collection 6x6 with the ⅞" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card ( 3-½" x 8-½").  Add a Thank You Foil Greetings Black Circle Tab and gold Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstone.  Cut a slimline-size piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting our blog...hope we're inspiring you to create special greetings from the garden with the Gladiola Collection!

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08/18/2023

Fri 18

Improvise a Gilded Butterfly by Jean Okimoto

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Improvise...and build a shimmery butterfly with offcuts from the new Fanciful Gilded Frame.  The heart-shaped pieces from the top and bottom centers create a simple design to match the pressure-embossed background.  Hi, Jean here with a fast-Friday design for you.

Spritz both sides of textured light turquoise cardstock with a light mist of water.  Pressure-emboss the textured side with Fanciful Gilded Frame.  Dry the cardstock with a heat-tool if it's still damp.  Cut it with the 4-¼" x 5-½" Rectangle Basics die.  Attach it to a top-folded textured light turquoise A2 card.

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Cut the top and bottom heart-shaped designs from the turquoise Rainbow Reflections 6x6. Cut the smoother side of light turquoise cardstock with the 2" x 3-¼" Rectangle Basics die.

Cut two matching Intricate Mini Butterflies from the gold Rainbow Reflections 6x6.

Cut the larger center section of the butterfly with the Birch Press Design Butterfly Basics die and the Rainbow Reflections gold 6x6.

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Attach the rectangle and butterflies to the Fanciful Gilded Frame background.  Add turquoise Bright Jewels.  

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

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06/13/2023

Tue 13

Magnolia TriFold Thank You by Jean Okimoto

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Diecut and emboss a pale pink Magnolia Rub-On blossom for extra dimension.  Add a beautiful Magnolia Grove leafy print and golden butterflies - then tuck Tilted Thanks inside. Hi, Jean here with a simple tri-fold thank you for any occasion.

Cut the magnolia rub-on and its paper liner - leave extra space around the design.  Carefully remove the paper liner, then lightly tap the design onto pale pink cardstock.  Place it between two layers of printer paper and run it through your diecut machine using the plates you'd use for diecutting.  The Memory Box Magnolia Rub-On set includes a wood craft burnishing stick - but it's quick and easy to burnish the rub-on with a diecut machine.  Don't remove the frosty top layer yet.

Cut the design with the die from the Marvelous Magnolia 3D Embossing Folder and CuttingDies.  Place the diecut in the embossing folder and emboss it using the plates required for your machine.  Carefully remove the frosty top layer.

Cut pale pink cardstock with the 1-½" x 2-¾" Rectangle Basics die.  Attach the diecut rub-on - use foam tape behind the petals.

Cut the pink and gold leaf  print - from the Magnolia Grove 6x6 set - with the 2" x 3-¼" Rectangle Basics die.

Cut three Intricate Mini Butterflies from the pale gold Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad sheet.

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Cut white cardstock to 5-½" x 10-¾".  Score it at 3-¼" and 6-½".  Attach the rectangles.  Attach the butterflies with foam tape - place the left wing of the larger butterfly slightly over the 3-½" fold to hold it in place.  

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Spread glue between two scraps of pale pink cardstock.  Diecut it with Tilted Thanks.  That's easier than diecutting the greeting twice and gluing the layers together.  Attach the greeting to the 3rd panel so it's hidden when the card is folded.

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Try variations of this basic design with the other Magnolia Rub-Ons and stamped or diecut greetings.  Or just create a stash of tri-fold cards and add your greetings later.

Thanks for visiting...see you on Friday!

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03/22/2023

Wed 22

Spring Daisy and Butterfly Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a spring card featuring the new Plumed Gypsy Butterfly and Scribble Daisy dies.

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Flower and butterfly:

Die cut the Scribbled Daisy and Plumed Gypsy Butterfly from heavy weight card stock, twice, and then once from gold mirror paper from Vintage Pastel Mirror pad.  For the daisy, keep one of the die cuts together by adding washing tape to the back and placing the pieces back in.  Color the Daisy petals with alcohol markers.  I used Copics in a light yellow, medium yellow to a orange/yellow.  Don't worry about coloring the outline die cut.  repeat on the leaves.  I used Copic light green, medium green, and dark green.  For the Butterfly color in the solid die cut with the same colors randomly adding and blending.  Glue the white outline die cut on top and then add a 3rd layer with the gold.  I changed my mind on my design and why I have 3 layers of outlines stack on top.  You can select to only use 2 layers.

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Frame and Sentiment: 

Gold hot foil emboss the 2nd largest Rectangle Double Boarder plate on white card stock.  Die cut out with the 2nd and 3rd largest die from the the A2 Rectangle Frame Die Set.  Die cut the purple and yellow pad paper from the Spring Plaid pad using the 2nd largest die from the the A2 Rectangle Frame Die Set.  Add foam tape to the back of the  frame.  Die cut the Hello Rush Script die from gold mirror paper from Vintage Pastel Mirror pad.  

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Adhere the daisy to the plaid background panel, to the left side having some of the leaves under the boarder.  Adhere the frame on the background.  Adhere to a top folding A2 heavy weight card.  Adhere the butterfly to the upper right hand corner using foam tape.  Adhere the sentiment in the lower right hand corner.

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03/20/2023

Mon 20

Two Cards With Alcohol Inks and New Dies
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome!  It's Angie here today with 2 cards featuring new dies from the last release plus some alcohol inks!

I love working with alcohol inks and then die cutting from the resulting panels.  You never know how they will turn out and so it's truly an experiment in color every time!  For my first card I use the Curved Cap Pinpoint Layers die set, all of them to create a shaped card.  

First I cut all of the layers at once from white and then next I took the largest die and cut it from a folded card base, but left the top edge of the die hanging over the top so it wouldn't cut through.  That created the shape card base and all I had to do was add the set of dies I first cut right on top of the card base.  Next, I cut the smaller die in the center from alcohol ink panel (that was splattered with white paint) and heat embossed the sentiment from the Joyful Moments stamp set right in the center with white embossing powder.  I also cut the Scribble Daisy from the same panel and left it all in one piece to add to my card.  Lastly I added gold jewels from the Christmas Fairy Jewels package.  Here's a closer look:

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Here's a look at card #2:



To create my 2nd card I did the same things except I cut the set of Curved dies from black and white and pieced them together, same look, 2 colors.  And instead of using the flower I used the Plumed Gypsy Butterfly die.  This time I used the sentiment new die called "Hello Rush Script" and I added the same gold jewels.
 
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And here's one last look at both cards:

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I hope you like my cards for today!  I enjoyed creating them and I hope I inspired you to pull out your alcohol inks and dies and make some pretty cards!!!
 
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