Thursday, September 15, 2011

My version of Sister Butterfly Card

Update 9-15-11: Gads, I had not realized my posting went a bit crazy.......1st photo has been reloaded and hopefully the format has been "cleaned up" sorry about this.

Sometimes there is no reason to re-invent the wheel. This card is an inspiration from many is especially from a great card maker Eunice She inspired me to use the Happily Ever After Provo Cartridge for the frame from the Mulan section. See her beautiful card posted on 7/4/2011- what a great idea, indeed! And, I just love her inside layout, too which originated from Carol (posted 6/23/11) - ya gotta check Carol's site out for an all day inspirational tour...she is an extreme paper crafter (mildly described). Links to both these gals are on my blog side bar. My goodness, I loved their cards so much, my version is made with different DSP and punched butterflies.

Close-up of the frame:

Kiyomi: using Copic Marckers 110, W5, R20, E21, G4, RV02, R83

opened card.................

Side view...........

To make this card:

(1) AC Lip Gloss pre-scored/precut Card Stock

(1) Chocolate Chip frame (Provo Craft Happily After Mulan)

(1) Crate Paper DSP: this is hand cut after making the frame

(2) 2-1/4" x 5-1/4" SU Celery CS, score on the 2-1/4" side 1" on both pieces - punch grass on the 1-1/4" width

(2) Large punched Butterflies (SU Pixie Pink), 5 punched Small Butterflies (SU Pretty in Pink)

(9) Small Flowers cut using SCAL - a free cut file from (or use a small flower punch, if you have)
(1) 5-1/4" x 3-3/4" White card stock

(1) 1-1/4" x 5-1/4" DSP from Crate Paper

(1) 5-1/4" x 3-3/4" DSP from Crate Paper

Apply Tombow adhesive to back of frame. Attach to DSP, then pop with dimensionals to adhere to card front.

After adhering flowers and butterflies, add Stardust Stickles to the flower centers and butterfly body

Punch the grass along the 1-1/4" width using Martha's great punch.

Attach punched grass as shown, secure DSP on top of the "grass extension" as shown. Stamp sentiment (from Dandelion) using Momento Rich Cocoa ink

The acetate is attached to the punched. Then butterflies attached using mini glue dots. Then use mini glue dots to sandwich the grass together.


  • Stamps: Sisters stamp: Kiyomi, sentiment from Dandelion Happy Wishes Set

  • CS: American Crafts Lip Gloss Pre-cut/Scored Card, Crate Paper Pink Plum Very Berry, SU Pixie Pink, SU Pretty in Pink, SU Chocolate Chip, SU Certainly Celery, Neenah White

  • Ink: Momento Rich Cocoa

  • Accys: Martha Stewart Grass Punch, Martha Stewart Large & Small Butterfly, Provo Craft Cricut Happily Ever After Cartridge, Cherry Blossoms using SCAL (Sure Cuts a Lot) from Free Cut file, SU Dimensionals, Star Dust Stickles, Clear Acetate, Copic Markers as listed above

Thank you for stopping by today...........................


Pineapple Cove said...

Patti, your cards are all so beautiful & inspiring!

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Pinkaliciously sweet! Mahalo for sharing your beautiful and intricate card.