Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Springtime Butterfly {to die for!} for this week's HSS Challege 56

Hello there, blog friends!  Did you have a nice President's day weekend?  Hope so.  I have to say it was great to have a 3 day weekend to catch my breath for a quick second.  It has been soo busy busy for me behind the scenes!  Thankfully, I had some down time to do some crafting and got to make this fun card for this week's Hand Stamped Sentiment's Challenge 56, which is to create a card using a die cut:
I got the idea for this cute butterfly easel card from Bronwyn Eastley and I had to give it a try!  Here's a couple more pics for you:
This little easel card fits in a 3x3 envelope, so it makes a sweet little note to give to someone to brighten their day!  I used the Easter Blossoms stamp set to stamp the sentiment on the butterfly, and used the pretty blossom branch to stamp the envelope flap.
One last look for you - I tied the tiny tags in the inside of the butterfly card with the linen thread.  What do you think?  I really like the color palette and the dainty little flowers on the Springtime Vintage DSP add that soft vintagey feel.  Hope you like it!  Here's the recipe for you:

{Springtime Butterfly}
*Stamp Sets: Easter Blossoms, Tiny Tags
*Cardstock: Textured Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Springtime Vintage DSP
*Inks: Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake
*Accessories: Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Jewelry Tag Medium, 1/8" circle punch, Linen Thread, 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon, 3x3 envelopes
Now, I'd love it if you guys played along with us this week!  How about giving it a whirl?  Would love to see the cards or projects you come up with using dies!  There are so many possibilities!!  Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and check out the creative inspiration from the awesome design team!


22 comments:

~amy~ said...

I can't believe this beauty fits in a 3x3 envy?! I LOVE it!!!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Gorgeous butterfly. :)

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Beautiful card, love the having the butterfly as the easel card and the use of the ribbon, gorgeous colors.

Anne Marie said...

Rose, I absolutely love this little beauty! What a fun take on an easel card and it's so "fun-sized", too. Lol! The tags with the linen thread inside are a perfect touch. Very, very pretty! :)

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Aaaaw! How cute. Love the DSP you used.

Louise Brown said...

Beautiful idea....love your colors.

stampingminnie said...

OH SOOOO CUTE!!! Love your color selection. Great project.

Erin Gonzales said...

Your card is seriously beautiful! I love the shape and the colors and the envelope is awesome! Nice job!!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

WOW!! just super beautiful and LOVE the easel idea for this cut!! Love everything about it:) WOW 3x3 every cuter!

stampinbygenny said...

Great idea to use the butterfly as a card. So clever! Love the colors and all the embellishments. Gorgeous!

Jane said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!

PocketsOfInspiration said...

Think I"ll go dust my Butterfly Bigz off now. Very pretty Rose.

monikastamp said...

HI Rose - I have an award for you on my blog - http://monikastamp.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/stylish-blogger-award/ - the Stylish Blogger Award. You are an inspiration! Post the award on your blog, tell your readers 8 things about yourself, and pass it on to 8 others. Have an awesome day!
Monika Davis

Trina G said...

Awesome card! Are you by chance sharing the instructions? I would love to have them if you are.
Have a great day!
Trina

Larisa said...

Very nice butterfly)) Good job!

Melissa Davies said...

What a fabulous idea, Rose! I enjoy looking at your blog. Your ideas are so inspiring! I have awarded you the Stylish Blog Award! Check out my blog for all of the details! www.rubberfunatics.blogspot.com
~Melissa

Sherry said...

This butterfly card is just too too cute. I just love it!

Totallyawake said...

Wow Rosemarie - this is amazing!

I just wanted to let you know I am passing you the Stylish Blogger Award ... for more details on how to play along on my blog

http://totallyawake4-stampin.blogspot.com/2011/02/stylish-blogger-award.html

Shannon said...

This is a gorgeous card! LOVE the butterflies. It seems so much bigger than a 3x3. Beautiful!

walchowDesign said...

Love this butterfly easel card and I must give it a try as well!

Patricia Gessner said...

This is a really great idea and so very pretty!!!

Eddie Meyer said...

Loved it, copied it (and, of course gave it my own twist) and will give you credit!