Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Butterfly Beauty

As I started downloading the photo of this card, a song which I haven't heard in years popped into my head. It is called "Bullfrogs and Butterflies." It was on an album my children loved when they were little and then my little granddaughter. I can't remember all the words to the song, but the first line is "Bullfrogs and butterflies -- they've both been born again." Of course, that line is going to be stuck in my head all day, and I'll be "bugged" because I can't remember the rest of the song -- hate it when my memory fails me. You know what is going to happen, right? Somewhere in the middle of the night I'll remember the words (LOL)! Maybe I'll just do an internet search and see if I can put my mind at rest early (grin).

Anyway, I made this card for Dutch Paper Crafts. The card base is white, layered with a piece of card that has subtle sparkles in it. The DP came from a pad by Die Cuts With a View called Linen Closet. Now comes all the really pretty parts. I used three Cheery Lynn Dies (DL105, Oriental Butterfly, FRM133, French Lattice Large Frame, and DL130, Dutch Doily Rectangle Frame). All three dies can be purchased from Dutch Paper Crafts (just email Darlene with the names and numbers) or visit her blog (link in my side-bar). I cut all three dies from white. I layered the rectangle frame on top of the French lattice. I cut two butterflies so that I could layer them one on top of the other. I folded the top wings upward to give the die cuts dimension. I added graduating size pearls to the body of the butterfly and also to the corners of  the French frame.

I know I took a photo of the inside, but searched my computer and could not find it, so you'll have to use your imagination (sorry). I cut another piece of the DP that I used on the front. I cut another French frame which I placed on top. I then typed a poem using my word processing program and printed it off. I cut the poem so that it fit inside the French frame. It made a lovely inside.

This card was really quick to put together, but the beautiful dies provide such a WOW factor that people will think you spent hours making it. The poem I used inside my card was about friendship, but this would make a beautiful wedding card, sympathy card, birthday card, or for any occasion.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/ - In the Garden
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://scrappyfrogschallenge.blogspot.com/ - Die Cuts
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/ - Photo Inspiraton (the colours inspired me)


  1. Oh Jenee, I just love that song! It's ok if you remember the words in the middle of the night, just don't start singing it or you're hubby might think there's more wrong than your memory! LOL just kidding.... Anyhow, your card is exquisite! I just love it's lacyness and the pearl accents!

  2. Jenee, this is stunning! How very elegant and beautiful....you have some amazing dies, and use them so effectively.

  3. Oh Jenee - this is so sophisticated AND just LOVE abound! What says love more than a flutterbye! There are so many wonderful sayings about them and your white against the pattern has captured it perfectly. Thanks for coming over to OSAAT this week. See you again? Smiles, Samara

  4. so elegant and lovely...thanks for sharing at cucpake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  5. What a delightful card Jenee.

    Thank you so much for joining us In the Garden at Stampalot Challenge this month, good luck and hope you will join us again next month.

    B x

  6. Hi Jenee,
    Wauwww what a beautiful card! I realy love it, i looked at the video from Darlene, your work is so beautiful!! Keep up the good work!!
    Love, Petra xxx

  7. This is just gorgeous. Very delicate and feminine. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

  8. This is GORGEOUS!!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week and good luck!
    Rene :D

  9. Fab Entry, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. Absolutely beautiful, thanks for joining us for our IN THE GARDEN challenge
    over at Sir Stampalot this month
    and good luck !


  11. A great card for our garden themed challenge. Ruth ,Sir Stampalot DT

  12. Stunning Thank you for playing along at One Stitch At A Time xx