Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Another birthday card

I'm sharing a much more feminine birthday card today.  There was no stamping involved in the card.  I used my new Memory Box Blissful Butterfly Border die and patterned paper to create the butterflies, then a Simon Says Stamp die to cut out "Happy" and a Papertrey Ink die to cut out "birthday". 

Isn't it cute?

I love the colorful butterflies! 

In case you are wondering how a border die will result in independent butterflies, here's how:  I ran the border die 4 times on white card stock.  Then I snipped off those partial butterflies but kept the three that are intact.  I got four of each of the intact butterflies and carefully layered them up - that's the white border you see on the butterflies.  It adds dimension and oomph to the butterflies.  How nice!

Then I ran the border die again on various patterned paper, picked the ones I like and arranged them to my pleasing.

I was inspired by the card made by Melania Deasy at The Cutting Edge Challenge #5:

I kept her original design and used die cuts for the main focal point.  She had open and solid flowers so I made some butterflies with a thick white borders and some without.

My card is linking up to:
Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge - Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy - 3 or more patterned papers

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a beautiful card! Love the different patterned this!

  2. great card - so cheery and would certainly put a birthday smile on the recipient

  3. stunning card
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  4. Pretty. Love it! Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
    Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

  5. Oh so very pretty!!! I love the cleanness of your card. The butterflies are great and I love how you laid it all out. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Three or More Pattern Paper' Linky Party at PDE!!!! :)

  6. What a lovely card, Joyce...all those pretty butterflies...sooooo pretty:)!! So happy you were able to join the challenge this week at The Cutting Edge:)!!

  7. What a fabulous card!! Love the pretty butterflies!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  8. Love all the fun patterns on this pretty card. Thanks for playing at DCD