Sunday, April 8, 2018

Wandering Butterflies - Just for You

Hello friends - thanks so much for stopping in.  It is Sunday evening and the weekend has been very relaxed and the weather beautiful - it is hard to believe that it is Autumn/fall and this week seems to be much of the same - or so they say!  I have a card to share with you today using those die-cuts and bibs that gather on my desk - it is endless - but a lot of fun!

Start by cutting/embossing the Spellbinders Nestabilities New Nestabilities Label 49 Decorative Elements Etched Dies using Authentique Paper and the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 6" Platform.   Adhere this onto pink card stock that has been trimmed to size.  Next pop up onto a slightly larger card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares. 

Cut one circle using white card stock. Cut/emboss one thin wings and one backer from the Shapeabilities Wandering Butterflies Etched Dies Good Vibes Only Collection by Stephanie Low. Glue the filigree layer to the base of the butterfly and adhere to the centre of the circle,  popping up the butterflies wings using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Dodz. Attach the Little Birdie Crafts Handmade Embellishment Flower in pink to the centre of the butterfly. Pop-up the layered circle into the centre of the card front using 3D Foam Squares.

Attach the computer generated sentiment below the butterfly; trim the Want2Scrap Beautiful Bling Borders and adhere above and below the layered circle.  Baby Bing - Pink Rhinestones have been added along the border, to add a pop of colour and one to each side of the die cut card front.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - Female Birthday with Sentiment 
 Allsorts - Be There or Be Square (squares only)
Crafter's Castle Anything Goes+ optional: Dimensional Projects
Simply Create Too - USE DIE CUTS
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Flowers and sentiment
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes
House That Stamps Built - All Creatures
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Card Mania - Spring
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Creative Craft Cottage Challenges - Make it Feminine
Dies R Us Challenge Anything Goes
 Papercraft Business Challenge Anything Goes + option of Birthday
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - ANYTHING GOES
Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

{{{hugs}}} and happy crafting


  1. A pretty summery creation for our 'Be there or be square' theme at Allsorts challenge, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  2. Lovely card Linda - the strong pinks really show off the die cuts beautifully.
    It's definitely heading into winter here with a marked drop in the temperatures and wind and rain predicted this week!! Enjoy the warmth while you have it :-)

  3. Beautiful creation Linda! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes DRU’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  4. Lovely project, thank you so much for entering our square challenge at Allsorts this week.

  5. wow, this is so adorable!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at make my Monday!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  6. What a lovely bright and cheery card you have made here which fits perfectly the Lemon Shortbread Monthly Challenge this fortnight. Love that butterfly. So ornate. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Lemon Shortbread Design Team Member).

  7. This is so very beautiful. Love the bright color.
    Thank you for joining us at Make my Monday challenge.

  8. Lovely card and all details are so beautiful !
    Thank you for paying with us at Card Mania Challenge ! Wish you good luck...
    Veana R. DT

  9. Pretty card, Thanks for joining us this month for our "Mothers Day/Pearls" Challenge at The Brown Sugar Challenge.

  10. This is gorgeous!! I love the colors, the elegant dies you used and that fabulous layered butterfly!! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  11. An absolutely beautiful card!!! I love all the delicate details and the dimension of the butterfly. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
    Crafter's Castle

  12. Very pretty card, thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Pam x

  13. What a gorgeous card!! So happy you linked this up to The House That Stamps Built!

  14. Very nice! Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog. Good luck!
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  15. This is just so beautiful. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  16. What a sweet creation! TFS it with BSChallenge~

  17. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jodie DT for  World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  18. Lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenge and hope to see you again! Hugs, Kakichka DT
    ♥ Kakichka Blog ♥
    ♥ Kartishok - blog for ideas ♥

  19. What a beautiful way of showcasing a butterfly die cut, Linda! Gorgeously designed, and such pretty layers. So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Thanks for supporting us, and we hope to see more of your pretty creations in the future. Please check back to see if you are a winner or our next guest designer. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  20. Great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Challenge and we hope to see you again in May.

    Helen x

  21. beautiful combo and design.. thanks for joining Crafter's Castle Challenges

  22. Wonderful card:)Thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar Challenge:)Ines DT


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