Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Flutterby, Flutterby....

I can't tell you how many kids I worked with as a speech therapist who said "Flutterby" for Butterfly.  It was so darned cute it was almost one of those errors you didn't want to correct, you know?  (sort of like when a kid says Pasketti or Basketti for spaghetti!....cute as a kid....not so cute when an adult says it.)

What is it about butterflies we love?  Color, movement?  Everything?  I just love 'em...don't need to analyze it...but they are such beautiful creatures.  I only recently learned, though, that from the time a butterfly comes out of its cocoon it only lives about 2 weeks.  Egads!  Awful....I think they need to evolve a bit more and hang around!

But we immortalize them with our crafting...lots of butterfly crafts out there, aren't there?

Here's another card done with all Hero Arts products....did this one at Archiver's in the card class recently.  I loved this card....the techniques will be so useful on other cards, as well.

 We used a Hero Arts Frame Cut...you can see it here:
and used it to cut a window in the card.  We stamped  a piece of white cardstock for the mat on the inside of the card.
We stamped and cut out the butterflies and watercolored them with some Tombow pens and added some pretty Stickles (turquoise).
 Then using the "open" flower we stamped the outside of the card with Versamark, applied opaque embossing powder and heat set it.
I love that look....really love it.
We used a simple sentiment on a banner, added a button and I finished it with some baker's twine and we were done!
Here's what the card looks like sort of closed up....

Such pretty "FLUTTERBIES!"

I'm entering this in the Speedy TV Challenge on Embossing HERE  and the Made Especially for You Challenge on Embossing.

Happy Crafting.


  1. Your butterfly is amazing Susan..I dont have any of the tools you have used but can just sit back and drool at your gorgeous creation!


  2. What a pretty and elegant card and your butterfly is so lovely. I really like the fold of your card too. Thanks for joining us at Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV and we hope to see you again soon!!

  3. Like the sunny yellow card color choice, the opening, Butterfly coloring & flower stamping for this wonderful Butterfly card.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  4. Susan, this is such a beautiful card. love the colors and the die cuts you used are wonderful, and needless to say the butterflies are awesome. Great

  5. stunning butterfly card, love the dies!

  6. Love the cutout. Great job. Thanks for joining TTSTV.

  7. Great card. I love the die cut in the middle. Beautiful butterflies. Thanks for trying the Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV technique and joining the fun. We hope to see you again next week.

  8. such a beautiful card, i may have to 'lift' some of the techniques! thanks for sharing with us at MEFY!

  9. What a fabulous idea ... you are definitely inspiring me :) I love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Made Especially For You!


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