Sunday, June 29, 2014

Butterfly Birthday

Today's post is another birthday card. If you are like me, you use birthday cards more than any other, and it is really nice to have a few pretty ones on had both for those birthdays that you know are coming up, as well as for surprise birthdays that were not planned for ahead of time. It is nice to just go to my card stash and pick an already-made-card for that spur-of-the-moment situation when there is just not time to make a card, but one is needed ASAP.

So, today's card is for the "stockpile."

I used a pretty butterfly paper placed on top of a blue-on-blue polka dot paper. There was a doily lying around and I decided to cut out the center of it; I took a needle and thread and went around the inside edge and gathered the paper and pulled the gathers down to the right size. On top of it is the same polka dot paper and the sentiment which was printed from my computer, punched with a scallop punch, then popped up on a larger scallop punch. Blue liquid pearl dots were placed around the outside edge. A little double-looped gingham bow was attached; a green Spellbinders "Sprigs" die cut was placed over another block of polka dot paper and a double-layered Memory Box Pippi Butterfly was placed on one of the foliage leaves.

Here is the card:

Double layered Pippi butterfly:

Gathered doily edge:

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jun 30 A Girl Who Crafts - AG 5E #3 PP
Jun 30 DL Art June Linky Challenge - AG 1E per Day
Jun 30 Craft-Dee-Bowz - AG with a Handmade Bow UE PP
Jun 30 A Creative Need - AG UE
Jul 02 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #2 PP
Jul 04 Sister Act Card Challenge - AAG UE PP
Jul 05 613 Avenue Create - AG UE PP
Jul 05 Robyn's Fetish - Stripes or Dots UE PP
Jul 06 Dragonfly Dreams - Things with Wings UE PP
Jul 09 Crafty Girls Challenge - AG 3E #2 PP
Jul 14 Scribble and Scrap Challenge - AAG 3E #1 PP

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day.

Many rich blessings,

Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 


  1. Ginny A very pretty card. The blues are rich. Thank you for sharing your wonderful art with us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Many Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson

  2. This is so lovely! A Joyful card! Thank you for sharing with us at A Creative Need!

  3. What a wonderful cheerful, happy colors card this is. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ June challenge!

  4. Beautifyully cradted card, wonderful design, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week

  5. Love the colors. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. PennyRae DT

  6. Such a pretty card!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope we see you again soon!


    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

  7. Beautiful creation ..Thankyou for joining us at the crafty girls challenge blog..good luck ..Anita DT


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