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Sunday, July 19, 2020

Twofer Card Challenge #29: Butterflies....

I am sneaking in just under the wire for this month's Twofer Card Challenge.

I love butterflies and have quite a number of butterfly stamps and dies. I chose one die from a set of nine Ellentina butterfly dies for this challenge.

As I started this project, I thought maybe I ought to try to use some of the mountains of floral cardstock that I have on hand. Butterflies and flowers go together, after all, don't they?

This card was a new design for me. I can't recall now where I saw it, but I'm pretty sure it was somewhere online.  It's a pocket card, with the top flap overlapping the pocket on the bottom. I'll show you what I mean in the photos below.

'I layered up a wonky scalloped and stitched circle with a white sentiment circle. My little butterfly was attached to the top with three brown "pearls" made with Nuvo Drops.

I felt like it needed a little sparkle so I added three pink gems, too.

The layered circles are popped up with foam tape onto the top flap.

Can you see the little pocket I've created on the inside? I simply adhered the left and right edges of the flap with 1/8" double-sided tape. Then I created a card to put inside my pocket. You could also put money or a gift card in the pocket.

I searched through my flower stamps to find one that matched, as closely as possible, the flowers on the front DSP. I made a mask so that I could stamp one over the top of the other. I also added a couple of stamped leaves and some dots made with a marker.

All of the sentiment and image stamps I used on this card came from various sets. I have my stamps sorted by occasion, so I just search through them to find what I need.

My second card was quick and easy. I had this pretty gold-flecked floral DSP and wanted to use it. I found a background die to cut the front panel with the three square apertures. Then I cut the same piece out of foam board. I glued the two together and then glued them to my pale pink card base.

Once again, I used my Ellentina butterfly die to cut three butterflies from some metallic gold packaging material. It was nice, heavy stuff and made some sturdy little butterflies. I used a black Viva Decor pen to add the three black "pearls" to their bodies.

Finally, I stamped a sentiment and cut it out with a fancy oval die.

Because my background die was NBUS, I'm also going to enter this card into Darnell's NBUS Challenge #16.

Both of these cards were super fun to make, and it makes me happy to be able to enter them into a couple of online challenges. I hope you'll consider doing the same.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Marcia Hill said...

Two great cards Cheryl and way to go using up some of that mountain of DSP...my own mountain needs to get used too! I love, LOVE your pocket card...what a cool idea!! And your little wonky stitched scalloped circle is the perfect spot for your sweet little butterfly to land! Your 2nd card is just as sweet with all three of those gold butterflies hanging out in the square die cuts...just beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing these 2 beauties with us at The Twofer Challenge!! :0)

designbydonna said...

Your cards are both beautiful. I like your choides of floral papers. The pocket card is a good presentation. I think I will give that a try. Your gold foil butterflies are great accents.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Cheryl, your cards are beautiful. I didn't realize until I read the description that the first one had the pocket inside. Love it! And I love that dp you used. Great cards!

Darnell said...

I love the wonderful floral pp and the great colors of your Twofer, Cheryl! Your birthday card looks to be a classic design layout that we've all used, but then, wallah, there's a lift-up to a surprise pocket inside for a sweet note or a gift card! Very clever! I love the butterfly that's taking center stage on the wacky circular sediment and your masked and colored flowers decorating the inside note. Your second design is so pretty and really schparkly with the gold-flecked pp and the sturdy gold triplet of butterflies! This is bound to cheer the recipient! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #29 and for also sharing with everyone at NBUS! Keep well! Hugs, Darnell

Lynette said...

Oh my - such pretty papers!! I love the designs on both of your beautiful cards, Cheryl.

Jeanne H said...

Your butterfly cards are so pretty. What a great use of dsp; I need to follow your example.

Glittered Paws said...

Love your twofer cards this week - and I am thinking those two cards just make a small dent in your mountains of floral DP. I am the same way - love floral, well ok and stripes, polka dots, etc etc. I really liked the gold butterflies and the pocket card. What a great idea.

Cat Craig said...

The floral paper with the three windows and those sweet gold butterflies caught my eye. I am also enjoying the fun fold card with the interior pocket, so clever. Thankyou so for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge #29.