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. ;)