Butterfly Garden

by karen @ carefree creations - Butterfly Garden

I created this card for two challenges. I had extra time for crafting today so I was able to pick up some challenges that I usually only stalk.

The layout is using the latest Seize the Sketch. A great basic layout that can be used in tons of ways. Of course, I managed to come up with a card pretty similar to one that was entered (the second time today that has happened!). Oh well. I used to look at other cards before doing my own so I wouldn’t end up with this dilemma, but I stopped…maybe I need to start up again, lol.

The birthday theme and twine usage came from the Friday Mashup challenge. This is one I learned about a month or so ago but never got farther than getting ideas. It is a great challenge and I hope I can participate more frequently!

I broke out some new Paper Smooches stamps for this card. I love the new Botanicals sets – and the Kissing sets! The kissing is on the butterflies, but is probably pretty hard to see (my inks are too close in color – live and learn).

To make my tag, I trimmed some blue paper to the height I needed, then used a Labels 4 die to cut the ends (I only ran just a bit through the die-cut machine and then reversed back out – repeat for other end). Hope that makes sense! If not, ask – I don’t mind answering questions 🙂

Thanks for taking a peek!

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Stamps: Flap Happy, Botanicals 2, Kissables 1, Pretty Phrases (Paper Smooches);
Ink/Cardstock: Blueberry Sky, Spring Rain, Melon Berry (PTI); Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral (SU);
Other: Labels 4 die (Spellbinders); blue twine (PTI); rhinestones (Hero Arts);

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