Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring in the Air

I have been in such a creative mood the last two days!  Since yesterday afternoon I have nearly been working non-stop on making cards.  Maybe it's because my new SU! goodies arrived on Friday.  A little early birthday present for myself.  But let's face it, I really didn't need an upcoming birthday to justify buying some stamping stuff, right?  Anyway, since I've got a Cuttlebug now, I thought I'd try a Sizzix die and see how it went.  I bought the SU! Butterfly die and am IN LOVE!  I've been cutting butterflies of different shapes and colors and just having so much fun. 
Anywho... I loved this card style the most - even if it took a bit of work.  I found this posted on Split Coast Stampers (here's her post: Butterfly Trifold) and decided to try it.  It's a bit tricky but SOOOO worth it for the 'WOW' factor!  Check out this tutorial: Half Cut Cards  For another blog with a good sample: Click Here and scroll down to 'January Club Project'.  I did the embossing after I cut the butterfly.  It made it a little easier to figure out which side I wanted the dots to be raised on that way. 
I liked this so much, I had to try it twice.  This time with my new Razzleberry Lemonade DSP.  This time I 'hid' the sentiment behind the butterfly. 
This is another one of my favorite creations from today.  I was so excited about it.  I cut the branch, blossoms (two sizes) and label from my Cricut. 
I used some of my jewelry making beads as centers for my blossoms.
I made a few more cards - but we'll save those for later.  I wouldn't want to overwhelm you. ;) 


  1. Your cards are beautiful!! I especially love the butterfly trifold.

  2. Very pretty! I love the cherry blossom branch!

  3. Isn't Signature Greetings awesome!? Your cards are gorgeous! My fav is the 2nd butterfly one - great combo of patterns and colors!

  4. How beautiful your cards are. I love the cutout butterfly one!

  5. Wow, you HAVE been busy! I love that butterfly trifold...and I appreciate the links so I can learn it too. Your branches card is very pretty. I like the centers of the flowers.

  6. Wow what a col card. Love the trifold. So clever! Love the branch, so pretty with those flowers. Nice job!

    PS... Thanks for the links.

  7. Very pretty cards! Love the trifold.