Sunday, April 4, 2010

Spread Your Wings and Fly

Hello all! Hope you had a blessed and wonderful Easter Resurrection Sunday!

Forgive me for my brief absence the past few days, life has been busy and I just needed a little breather. You all have been so supportive and have left me such sweet comments on my last couple of posts, I just want to say thank you! I hope I haven't set the bar too high for my self now.

At the first of each month the Papertrey Ink Senior Design Team (Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Lisa, Michelle and Guest Designer Kelly) is given a challenge by Nichole Heady, this months challenge was to create a project highlighting Papertrey's new dies and impression plates. So, even though I am not a Senior Design Team Member and it's past the first, I thought it would be fun to participate anyways...
Using the Butterfly Die, I cut a couple butterflies from Melon Berry cardstock and crumpled them up. Assembled them together using a glue dot, embellished with a button strung with satin ribbon and attached it to the card with dimensional adhesive (that way the crumpled butterfly sits just above the card and gives it a bit more room to spread out).
The butterfly sits on a white cardstock circle, stamped with a background (from Background Basics: Botanicals) and a sentiment (from Butterfly Dreams). Then stitched with embroidery floss and attached just over the edge of the card base.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today! I really do appreciate it!

Spread Your Wings And Fly:


  1. cute card Maile! I luv the butterfly idea of crumpling them up, so vintage looking! I gotta tell ya, when I first saw the die PTI introduces, I wanted them all, this wk i have some coming in the mail for me :) hehe, thanks for the inspiration!

    Clouds :D

  2. fabulous card as always! love your beautiful butterfly!

  3. I added your blog to the sidebar of my blog under BLOGS I LOVE.. u are oh so talented.. I hv yet to get my first PTI set... I know i know... LOL I hv tons of Unity and Ippity though! I love your work xo fr fargo, bonnierose

  4. Simply Darling! Love the crumpled butterly :)

  5. Good to "see" you Maile, lovely card! Glad you were able to take a break to recharge and enjoy Easter!

  6. I love butterflies. So I love your card.

  7. Love the bow tie and the button against your butterfly!