Thursday, May 26, 2011


Purple Butterflies and Flowers

This is a card I created for my 7 year old niece Emily’s birthday. I normally don’t make cards for kids birthdays because most kids really don’t care about cards. But I decided that seven is about the right age for them to be able to appreciate it. I wasn’t disappointed either. When she opened the card she said “ooooooohhhhh pretty!” Well here is the card that I made for her. Her favorite color is purple so it HAD to be all about purple!

Stamps: Doodle This (retired), A Little Birthday Cheer (retired), Butterfly Prints
Cardstock: Concord Crush, Lovely Lilac (retired), Almost Amethyst (retired)
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Almost Amethyst (retired), Concord Crush
Accessories: Butterfly Punch, Basic Pearls Jewel Accents, Concord Crush Marker, misc. ribbon (non-SU)

The card base is Concord Crush cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”. The flowers from Doodle This were stamped in Whisper White craft ink all over the card front and this was then set aside to dry.

A piece of Whisper White cardstock was cut at 2 5/8” x 3 5/8”. The flowers from Doodle This were stamped in Lovely Lilac (retired) and Almost Amethyst (retired) inks. The greeting from A Little Birthday Cheer (retired) was stamped in Concord Crush ink in the bottom right corner of the panel. The stamped Whisper White cardstock was adhered to a 2 ¾” x 3 ¾” piece of Almost Amethyst cardstock which was then adhered to a 3” x 4” piece of Lovely Lilac cardstock. This panel was then adhered to the card front.

The butterfly from Butterfly Prints was stamped in Concord Crush ink on a scrap of Almost Amethyst cardstock and punched out with the Butterfly Punch. Three pearls were added for the butterflie’s body and the butterfly was adhered to the card front with a glue dot.

Next I used a piece of ribbon from my stash that is not SU. The pretty purple polka-dot ribbon was tied into a bow and adhered to the card front with some glue dots.

Sorry for the glare from the window in the photo. I took the picture right before we walked out the door to go to the birthday party. Nothing like procrastinating right? Have fun stamping!