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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Wreath for All Seasons Birthday Butterflies

     I'm still thinking spring and summer should be just around the corner, so I got out my stamps and dies to make a Butterfly Birthday Card. This one is for a Papertry Ink Post Its group member - Happy Birthday Anne!!  

     I really like the Wreath for All Seasons stamp set, as you can change the accents to create such a variety of cards. Here I combined the wreath with some butterfly accents - I used the patterned paper as inspiration for my colour scheme. It's from the Cosmo Cricket Pixie-Licious Mini Deck. 

I stamped the wreath in CTMH Garden Green and then added the berries with SU Lovely Lilac and Pixie Pink.I usually cut a circle as a matting for the wreath, but this time I tried the Nestabilities Labels 9 for the stamped panel and then hand cut the outer edge of the metal die cut to get a narrow purple mat.

     The sentiment is from PTI's Everyday Button Bits. I mounted the cream card stock onto the front of the card and framed it on the top and bottom with narrow purple ribbon. Little purple mini pearls accent this panel.

     Here's a close up of the stamped wreath with the purple and pink butterflies. I die cut these from a Sizzix Embosslit "Beautiful Wings". Little mini pearls were added to the body of the larger butterfly.

The card base uses SU Certainly Celery card stock. The inside was stamped with the sentiment from PTI's Signature Series: Butterfly in Lovely Lilac and the Butterfly image in VersaMark.

Card Details
Stamps: PTI Wreath for All Seasons,  Everyday Button Bits,  Signature Series:Butterfly
Inks: CTMH Garden Green;  SU Lovely Lilac, Pixie Pink
Papers: Cosmo Cricket Pixie-Licious; SU Certainly Celery, Vanilla Cream;  Recollections Purple & Pink;
Other Supplies: Sizzix Embosslits Beautiful Wings; Nestabilities Label #9 ; Kaisercraft mini pearls; purple ribbon; 

Thanks for visiting. Have a great week.


Lorraine said...

Oh this is gorgeous! I love the colors and all the details!

Kelly said...

I love the butterflies with the Wreath For All Seasons set. And I have bot the stamp set and the sizzlets die!

Jen said...

Oh my goodness! This is so pretty. I love the wreath and its purple and pink berries. The butterflies look as if they are actually floating by. So very cool. I really love your choice of Nestie frame too. It gives the card a subtle Morrocan flair. Just perfect!

Anne B said...

Aaww thanks Karen. Gorgeous colours and those butterflies are super sweet. Hoping that spring is on the way soon :)

Kristin said...

so gorgeous!!

Michelle said...

She's gonna love it - - and welcome back! This is so springy in color and with the butterfly...just so pretty!

Emily said...

Very pretty! I am sure she will love it! You make me want that wreath set, too.

steph said...

LOVE it! Going to have to pull out the Wreath set soon, I think I've only used it once and it was for a holiday card- thanks for some spring wreath inspiration!