Thursday, February 23, 2012

Butterfly Cards

Hi, Heather here again! I can’t believe this week is going by so fast. I have had such a great time playing in my scrap room with the new SEI collections. They are amazingly beautiful! In honor of my Pinterest post yesterday, I thought I’d share one more Pinterest find that I used as inspiration for the projects below.


I’m calling today “Card Thursday”. I used the gorgeous Field Notes collection again because the colors are so striking and I just love the dimension I can get from the butterflies.

Spread Your Wings Card
For this first card, I used the perforated 12x12 sheet, Curated, and fussy cut the butterflies from the Butterfly sheet. I machine stitched the background and banner and then laid the sentiment across the top.


Tip: When I want to stitch on a card I like to stitch each piece before I adhere it to the card so that you can’t see the stitching on the inside of the card.

I used pop dots to raise the sentiment and to keep the butterflies from flattening out once I put the card in the envelope.


Just Be You Card
This last card was inspired by something I found when I was cleaning out my scrap space last month. Again, I wanted to do something to highlight those gorgeous butterflies and what better than a spinning card??? It really all came together because of the Vignettes 12x12 paper. When I got the collection, this paper really stood out. I immediately started cutting out the beautiful frames and I kept going back to the rectangular frame. At this point, everything just kind of came together. Here is the result...


I double layered the butterflies and added another smaller frame up at the top right. I stamped the sentiment in orange and blue ink, using silver embossing powder to accent the word “BE” so that it would match the silvery foiling on the frames. I can’t stop picking up the card and tilting it back and forth. It’s a bit addicting to watch the butterfly spin around.


Interested in making your own spinning card? I’ve posted a quick & easy 6-step photo tutorial on my blog.

Thanks so much for visiting today.

xoxo Heather
The Spotted Leopard

36 comments:

Rebecca W said...

Love the spinning butterflies- I am heading over to your blog to find out how to make them.

mavis carter said...

What gorgeous paper! I'm fascinated by the spinning butterfly. Great instructions on your blog - so easy. Can't wait to make things spin! p.s. your daughter is beautiful!

Ange said...

Cute cards. Love the spinning butterfly!

brenlubrant said...

I am loving all of the butterflies. I don't think they will ever go out of style. Thank you for all of the great card designs today. I truly enjoyed looking at them all.

Bethany Becker said...

I love the butterflies! Great cards! Thanks for sharing

Peg said...

omg those butterflies are so beautiful!

Debbie Buckland said...

Those are just awesome!

Beth said...

Lovely cards! I love sewing on cards.

Diana Waite said...

STUNNING--SERIOUSLY!

Carrie said...

Beautiful cards! Love Butterflies! Thanks for the opportunity!

KellyG said...

So pretty and creative, love your cards!

Terri H. said...

Love these cards. I'm off to check out your spinning butterfly tutorial.

Mommy Papi and Babies Sauri said...

That spinning card is amazing. I'm sure someone would feel super special to receive it.

Mommy Sauri~
http://Casadesauri.blogspot.com

Shana said...

I'm loving butterflies right now! Amazing card!

kaw1963 said...

Great ideas! I love those 3-d butterflies!

Tina M said...

Very cute ideas for some spring cards just to say "hello"!

Ann said...

I haven't made a spinner card in ages, but you've inspired me. Love this!

Karenajo said...

Beautiful cards - butterflies are one of my favorites for many cards I make - thanks for sharing !

heyitsamanda said...

Love that striped background. Beautiful!

abb0187 said...

I love Pinterest. It is such a great place to find ideas for ANYTHING. Thanks for sharing.

littlen said...

fabulous card. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Claudia said...

What a unique idea. Thanks for sharing the instructions. I hope to make one soon.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

These cards are AMAZING! I love the spinning butterflies! THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

StacyB said...

Love the spinning butterfly! I will have to try that for someone special. :)

tigeraah7 said...

LOVE the spinning idea!! Need to do this!

Emily Keaton said...

Those butterfly cards are gorgeous! I love those papers. :)

Delightful Designs by Katherine said...

Love the spinning butterflies. Thanks for the directions.

Kimberly Rendino said...

Cool! I love the spinning butterfly card!

Gail B. said...

The spinning butterfly card is great.

Monika Wright said...

I've been using stitching on my layouts more often than cards, but I'll need to do that as well!

Adams Family Album said...

I love adding motion to my projects, so I love the spinners!

Anonymous said...

lovely my mom is a huge butterfly lover- :) Linda Vigil

Karen said...

lovely cards - TFS :)

Laura said...

Your cards are adorable!

Shannon said...

Love how the butterflies are 3-D

Michelef4 said...

Truly stunning work!!

 

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