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Thursday, April 1, 2010

My Spring Cards

Hi again friends,
I'm back to share the cards I made for Easter. No bunnies or carrots. Nothing wrong with that, but I thought I'd go a more Spring-y route. Dawn McVey posted a beautiful butterfly card for the PTI release & I instantly fell in love. SO Simple!!! SO BRILLIANT!!! SO wish I could think that way!!! (Tee Hee!) She used 2 flourishes stamped side-by-side to create a butterfly. I sooooooo had to give it a whirl.
Here's the first:
I paper pleated the bottom panel of pattern paper & wrapped ribbon around it.

Take 2:
Different colors, wider paper pleating, pattern paper bow.

Take 3:
Different colors, no paper pleating, instead I simply used a border punch along the edge.

Here they are for a group hug:

I love the way they turned out :) I wish I could take credit for the butterfly concept, but it's all from Dawn McVey's brilliant mind. Be sure to take a peek at the original card that inpired me---> here.
Thanks for peeking! Happy Easter to ya & Happy Spring!




The 411:
Stamps: Fancy Flourishes, Blooming Button Bits- PTI
Ink: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa- SU!
Paper: Very Vanilla CS-SU!, Quite Contrary-My Mind's Eye (Luuuv this!)
Other: Buttons-PTI, Bling, Gemstone Stickers- MS, Gemstone Stickers- K&Co, ribbon

9 comments:

  1. oh so pretty! Love em! And very versatile, great for any occasion, right?
    Hugs,
    Kristina

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  2. These are great Karli. Love that they could be used for any occasion, too. I'll have to give it a try, I love butterflies.

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  3. Beautiful cards- love the embellished butterflies and really love the pleated ribbons! TFS and Happy Easter!

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  4. Your cards are gorgeous! What a creative idea. I'm off to check out the origial.

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  5. Karli, these are beautiful!!!! Each of them is so cute and unique - I love them all

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  6. These are all so pretty. I really like how you did the paper pleating at the bottom, what a nice touch.

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  7. ooooh thanks for the inspiration, Karli. New uses for flourish stamps... Your butterfly creation cards are just beautiful..love all the colors and the button/bling combo for the body is a great idea.

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  8. Beautiful collection of cards, Karli! I love the buttons for the butterflies' bodies!

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