Monday, January 24, 2011

Butterfly Cards

I decided to branch out and do something crafty that I've never done before. I made a few cards for my mom. First, I bought a blank card set at Michael's for $1 (don't tell my mom... then again, she might be proud of my thriftiness :). I'm pretty sure they always have cards like these stocked in their discount section. Then, I used a butterfly shaped hole punch by Martha Stewart, an alphabet stamp set, and my sewing machine.

I love the way all the elements work together.

There you go. A hand-made card set for not much money. These make great gifts!

14 comments:

Amber Noella said...

Lovely! very!

Peggy said...

Very lovely! NOw you have given me ideas for some of the cute punches I have! between the moose, snowflakes and hearts I think I should be able to come up with all kinds of variations. Plus my mom is always looking for cards!!

Carolina said...

lovely. lovely!! thank you for sharing.

Jen said...

I love them! Butterflies are my favorite. Simple, creative and beautiful.! Thanks for sharing.

Joyful Noise for a Joyful Life said...

You always amaze me with your ambition. So talented! Hope you and Dave are enjoying the Lord's blessings. I remember being with you at Oakbridge when you were epecting Lucy. We prayed for my daughter, Natalie, who was struggling with bolemia.

I am blogging now too. www.joyfulnoiseforajoyfullife.blogspot.com
check out my blog in your abundant free time!

Barbara Barber from Los Alamos, NM

Tracey said...

I love paper, more than fabric. I just love creating something quick and beautiful...like your cards. It fulfills my "product over process" wiring that often leaves me tired in the middle of a sewing project. Hence, the lack of sewing. Oh, and waiting for your powder room update!

Melissa said...

beautiful! Now, I need to go to Michael's! lol

MariLynn said...

You need to be careful because cardmaking can be addictive.I know from experience!! :) www.splitcoaststampers.com has a lot of neat card making ideas. I have a lot of ideas on my blog as well. I love the simple elegant look of your cards, plus I love butterflies.

jimmie lee said...

Ooo...I love these! Butterflies are my favorite :)

Pauly said...

So sweet, J! Nana Connie would be proud of you for sewing on paper!

Nathália Galúcio: Nathy_bass said...

really lovely! good work! ;)

Laura {{* *}} said...

Paper & thread & alphabet stamps

...just the thing I was looking for
to spend creative time with
my daughter.

Thanks for the inspiration jj ♥

{{* *}}

Diana Joy said...

I love it!!!! I have a friend who has "Card Making Club" once a month! It's so fun to see friends and make cards at the same time ;-)
God bless!

Sarah said...

I LOVE this idea! Thanks for the inspiration! A friend just sent me your blog today and I'm enjoying reading through your great projects. I love to design, craft, sew, cook and decorate (among other things). Nice to "meet" you!
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