Friday 24 April 2015

Lace and a butterfly card

I used:

- 5" x 5" square white card blank

- snippet of raspberry coloured card stock for the backing layer

- a snippet of 'Cath Kidston style' (well, to me at least!) wrapping paper, bought from a local supermarket and leftover from wrapping a gift ages ago. Little tip, I mounted the square of patterned paper onto white card stock with adhesive sheet first of all, and then trimmed it to the size square I wanted 'cos the paper on its own is shiny, not very thick and it's easy to crease - I also thought that glue might show through

- a snippet of white card stock for the 'lace', punched using a Martha Stewart 'Deep Edger Doily Lace' punch then mounted onto the backing and trimmed to width with scissors before being added to the main card blank. It's much easier to do this than  to try and measure and position a strip accurately after the backing is stuck onto the card

- die cut the double layered butterfly using pink and raspberry snippets with Memory Box dies ('Isabella' and 'Pippi') and popped them onto the 'lace' band

- didn't even add a sentiment

Told you it was simple :)



  1. ooooo er Miss. Tis fabulous and you would never guess it wasn't the real Mccoy. ilike your take on the lace
    Thankyou kindly for fluttering by. hugs Mrs A.

  2. No sentiment needed on this beauty! Love the flowered paper and that pretty lace border. Wonderful!

  3. Love this rose flowered backing paper, simply beautiful and elegant with gorgeous butterfly and lace border!

  4. It may be a simple card, but it's simply beautiful - love your wrapping paper background and a good tip to use the adhesive sheet.
    Kath x

  5. WOW, Di! Never would have guessed you used wrapping paper. It's gorgeous! Thanks for the tip for stopping it creasing. The colours in the butterfly match the papers beautifully. Lovely card design with the lacy strip across the middle.
    Liz - with her Butterfly Challenge #29 Guest Designer hat on! xx

  6. Ooh that's a pretty pretty butterfly card Di. Love your punched lace strip.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  7. Pretty card Miss! Like the lacy strip - and what a great use of scrummy wrapping paper! x

  8. You´re way ahead of me again Di. I am only just thinking about my card for this challenge, and I need a Rudolph cad for tomorrow as well! I love the wrapping paper backer. It worked very well. Kate x

  9. Great use of wrapping paper!! This is a very lovely card, simple but so beautiful and sweet! The butterfly matches very well!

  10. Love that strip of lace, perfect background for the butterfly!

  11. Oh my this is a gorgeous card Di! I am shocked to hear that the background paper is wrapping paper. How clever of you to use it on your card, it is stunning paper! I love your lacy punched border and I love, love that butterfly. Hugs, Brenda

  12. So gorgeous Diane, love the paper, so pretty, love that you haven't overcrowded it, the paper speaks for itself and you have treated perfectly, a really fabulous design
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  13. This is very pretty Di and the paper definitely has the Cath Kidston look about it, and a good idea to mount it for extra stability. The butterfly goes perfectly with the pink of the roses and the paper lace punch works beautifully across the centre of the card. x

  14. So pretty! That does indeed look like Cath Kidston design paper! Great idea to save it and upcycle it on this card.

    I think it is best without a sentiment as this card will be so versatile!

  15. Hi Di,
    oh what a really great Butterfly Challenge card.
    I love Kath Kidson material and design.
    Lovely butterfly and faux lace.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  16. Your card is very soft and pretty! I love that you used wrapping paper! (because there isn't enough designer paper in the world, right? *wink*) Nifty butterfly!

  17. What a great tip for using snippets of wrapping paper and that wrapping paper is very pretty. I love that butterfly die.

  18. That paper is so pretty and just shows we should save everything! Now if anyone can tell me how to oranise it all...


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