Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Butterfly Challenge for YOU!

Even after just over a year making butterfly cards, they STILL put a smile on my face! I'll actually kind of MISS this challenge once this next year is over (this makes card #53!). Maybe I can use y'all for some inspiration! Why don't you play along with me?

Starting today, if you have an idea floating around in your head for making your OWN butterfly card, DO IT!! Each week as I delve into the butterfly world, I think I will just take you with me! I will take a different element of the card every week to give you a starting point for inspiration (color, layout, technique or whatever)! Since I have already used THIS card for SCS's color challenge - CC181 - black, kraft, rose red - I want YOU to use the layout, because it is kind of fun It can be vertical (like mine), or horizontal. Make sure to include at least ONE butterfly somewhere on your card!

This is a standard A2 sized card made into a pocket. Take the right front edge and fold it back 1 1/2" to form a flap. I then used the scallop border punch to finish the flap off, but you can leave it straight, tear it, use a different punch or whatever strikes you. As a helpful hint . . . the actual card insert is 4" x 5" on its base (the kraft piece). Making it slightly smaller makes it easier to slip it into the pocket once it has been taped/glued closed!

That's it! In order to play, make your card and upload a photo of it into an online gallery. Then, come back here and make a comment on this entry, linking your card to the entry. Then we can ALL see what you make!! Have fun with it!! (And don't embarrass me by NOT playing along . . . I'd feel pretty dumb if NO ONE joins in!)

Stamps: Wonderful Words II, Side Spotted Butterfly by Rubbernecker
Paper: Basic Black, Kraft, Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Rose Red
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes ef, dimensionals

13 comments:

Starla (star) said...

OOOOO!! Cool idea!! I'll try to play today, but might have to make it later in the week!

Dawn Mercedes said...

Do we need to use butterflies? Or just this layout?

Wendybell said...

Butterflies, baby!

Shelly said...

Very nice Wendy, love the fold!

Miss Boo said...

Beautiful card!
I'm in the middle of reorganizing my stamp room, and it's a MESS! If I'm not able to play this week, I will later. And I'll put your challenge on my blog when I next update it.

MrsBoz said...

I made one! I posted it to the SCS gallery here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1033327?cat=500&ppuser=94252 Now I'm going to upload it to my blog. Thanks for the challenge, Wendy!!!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Sooooo pretty...I have to go look through my stash to see if I have any butterflies...definitely a need here!

Connie (cmc2stamp) said...

Great Challenge, Wendy!! Here is my butterfly pocket card:

http://cmc2stamp.blogspot.com/

austampers stampin room said...

I LOVE this layout!! I have finished the card but my stickles are still drying! :) I'm really excited about it. I used hearts to make the butterflies.

Bev said...

Well I had to play my Wendy Friendy's challenge! It would be wrong not to. :) Besides, I heard it was your birthday yesterday and I didn't call! Forgive me friendy! :)
Here's my challenge entry:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1035108?cat=500&ppuser=81561
Hugs,
-Bev

Jan Castle said...

Not sure you will get this as I just started a blog and really not sure what I am doing??? I posted a butterfly picture idea for you...iris folding at http://jansjoy.blogspot.com/ Hope you can view it. If not, please contact me: castle77@comcast.net
Jan

Karen said...

Here is my version ;) Thanks for the inspiration!

http://zaftigcutie.blogspot.com/

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Here's mine: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1037565?cat=500&ppuser=65469

I didn't make it a pocket though....I hope that is okay.