Sunday, November 14, 2010

Butterfly Thank you Card

Life is crazy!!! And as it usually works out, right after I join the blog motivation support group on the Cricut Circle Message Board, life gets so crazy that I haven't had time to post on the Message Board, much less my blog.

Last month my grandmother passed away. She was an amazing lady. One of her favorite things was butterflies. I made these thank you cards for my church and the school where I worked for the cards and flowers. I decided to use butterflies in her honor.

The base of the card was made from white 12x12 cardstock that was cut in half, then cut at a length of 9". This makes a card that is 6" x 4 1/2" and fits perfectly into the invitation envelopes that you can find the the Walmart office supply section. The brown and rose colored cardstock were both from Core'dinations the Nostalgia stack. I cut the brown 1/8" smaller than the front of my base, and the rose 1/4" smaller than that. The patterned paper is from the Laundry Line stack from My Minds Eye and was cut 1/4" smaller than the rose piece. All of the layers were inked with Chestnut Cat's eye ink. The butterfly was cut with the cuttlebug combo die and embossing set. I used cardstock from the jewled Core'dinations stack and sanded the embossing. Some pink skittles acctented the body. The tag was from the Heritage cartridge and cut at 3/4". The sentiment was from Penny Black, and stamped in Chocolate ink from Close to my Heart. I attatched in on brown satin ribbon from Walmart, and added the antique embellishments from the Paper Studio in the corner.

On the inside of the card, I cut the layers the same size as the front, substituting the cream colored cardstock for the patterned paper. The butterfly inside was cut at 1 1/2" from Home Decor in the patterned paper with a shadow from the rose color.

I hope you have enjoyed this card. I know my grandma would have.

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