Monday, March 31, 2014

a butterfly “hello” card…

Mother Nature plays this mean trick every year – you’d think we’d remember, but we seem to forget, so we fall for it – year after year.  You see, she gives us a day or two of sunshine and warmth, and then she teases us by sending a few days of wind, rain, and snow!  Back and forth, back and forth, warm then cold, sunshine then clouds, over and over again – and then, suddenly, it’s July and we’re blessed with day after day of super high temps and the A/C running 24/7.  But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.  Let’s just enjoy Spring – whatever form it may be taking today…and today, that form is clouds and cool – so instead of feeling sad and missing the sunshine, I’ll just stay inside and craft up some Spring for myself!

Today, I’m doing just that with this fun little butterfly card.

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I used a brand new die set by Top Dog Dies called “Butterfly Finishers.” fb-newdies-april2014It is not available quite yet, but will be coming soon to their store – check in on Friday or Saturday!

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I folded over a blank card (from Pebbles, Inc.) and placed the die right on top before running it through my Cuttlebug – that left the creases on the top intact for a fun, butterfly shaped card – super easy!  Then I just added a few extra die-cut pieces and it was all done!

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Those cute little butterflies on the side are from the same set – wouldn’t they look cute scattered on a shelf or a table-top?!?

How do YOU bring a bit of “Spring” into your home this time of year?

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