Sunday, January 2, 2011

The LAST card of this post...


May as well make it a Lucky 7, ehhhh??!

This will be a quick post (for me!). It's another Simple Simon card -- done with embossing (Cuttlebug) the swirl pattern onto a pre-made card. Then I cut the butterfly and its shadow, using the Cricut Cake Basics cartridge. You'll note that I added antennae -- jewelry wire -- onto which I put Swarovski crystal beads. I dressed up the butterfly by applying Stickles glitter glue (I lovethat stuff!!!) and affixing a computer-generated sentiment.
This card would be easy for me to mass produce, as I usually have a flock of butterflies hanging around my Craft Loft. Whenever I have scraps leftover, I do a quick-cut of a butterfly and I keep them to use on random quick cards whenever needed.
(I know! You'd think I'd cut Monkeys! Or that my blog would be named "CardButterfly" instead of CardMonkey!! Speaking of that ... I just picked up the cutest monkey Cuttlebug die. You'll be seeing that cutie popping up soon!)
BLOG CANDY, Card 7: Additions to your "thank you ensemble" ... you'll be getting a thank you rubber stamp (mounted on wood), the Cuttlebug Thank-You embossing folder, and ... some butterflies!
For more information... how to win the Blog Candy, entries into the Grand Poohbah drawing, and next stops on the hop, please see the next post. Dinner is in the oven, and I'm rushing!!!

18 comments:

Kim said...

Wow Seven cards! Love the butterfly:)
card #7
~Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com
kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com

Elaine said...

Ellen

Card # 7
WOW I am lucky to get one done in a day, I am way slow.

Very, Very pretty!! I just love butterflies:)

thanks for sharing another card and for the chance to win.

elainer@cinci.rr.com
ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

Debra said...

Beautiful card TFS!

Nikki T said...

Such a pretty card, love the butterfly. I'm a huge stickles fan too.
Nikki
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com
www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

Joana said...

Beautifull card!!! I love butterflies :)
I can see another two butterfly cards behind the one you're showing and the butterfly of the one on the right side seems really pretty too :)

Lisa W said...

I love the swirls and glitter. Butterflies are one of my fav things.

karensk said...

Oh my gosh, you've out done yourself on this one,so much I beame a follower to watch what else you can do .
Thanks for sharing
karenk 3 at ameritech dot net

Debc06 said...

LOve this card. I am a butterfly aholic also. and I want all the blog candies. Yes I am greedy, easy to be when you are not very lucky. Hope your dinner was great.
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com/

MeMe said...

Very pretty. I need to follow your example and keep different cuts as I go along.....Then I won't be rushing at the last minute.
Pat
plweir@satx.rr.com

Lesley from WI said...

Very pretty. Love the embossing and the butterfly is gorgeous!

Janet said...

Love the butterfly card gorgeous!
http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/

Kristin said...

This is so pretty.

Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

charleeta said...

I think I have everything I need to copy your beautiful card. My mom loves butterflies. Thanks for letting me be a follower.

Reneeleeak said...

I'd like to be entered into Card #7 blog candy and... Card #7 is very pretty. I like the idea that you used wire and put a bead on it for the antennae. Very clever!
Thanks for your hard work!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

Michelle said...

Wow - I love your butterfly card - It is beautiful. I just became a follower and look forward to viewing your other creations. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jennifer said...

Ellen,

Your card is beautiful!!! I love the antennae (what a great idea!)! I like your idea of using the scraps to make extra butterflies, too.

Can't wait to see your monkey (they're my favorite animal)!

Crafty hugs,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Simply AJ said...

What a beautiful card! I really enjoy following your blog. You are such an inspiration! SimplyAJ - queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com

Jan said...

Very pretty card! I saw you commented on the Creative Charms blog candy and I just wanted to pop over and say hi!

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