Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Hey People!!  Bet you are surprised to see  me so soon, huh?!!  Well, I thought I'd pop in and share a quick CAS card that I made for one of the young ladies who manages the front desk at our second office. 

As you know, I am surrounded by testosterone in my family. Even the dog struts how much testosterone he has.  And not being a girly girl myself, I REALLY struggle with girly cards.  Especially, tween, teen or early 20's  girly cards.  Seriously.  That is a whole world I have NO CLUE about. But, with that said, I rather like how this card turned out!!

I stopped in at my local scrap book store today and the Nightfall paper collection from Memory Box jumped into my hands.  Since I'm horrible at saying "No", I decided to go ahead and bring it home with me.  I absolutely love the colors in this collection!  So, I let the paper do all the work. 

Using the small Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, I punched out 18 butterflies from the collection.  I mixed the patterns of the top and bottom butterflies and attached the two by a rolled glue dot just at the body.  Adhered the bottom butterfly to a 5 1/2" square piece of Pure Ivory luxury card stock with 1/8" Scor-tape.  Folded up the top butterfly wings to add some dimension and stamped the sentiment (retired SU) with Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink (one of the new seasonal inks).  Rounded the corners on the card base and called 'er done!!

The layout is one I've seen used quite frequently throughout blog land.  I like how it showcases the butterflies. 

Like I said, a quick, CAS card!!  Works for me!! 

'Till next time...............remember to explore some type of creativity!!


Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Those butterfly cutouts are awesome. You do great work!

Linda D said...

Your girly card is beautiful, just like all of your art :)


Love your girly card! Butterflies are always a favorite! Well done!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

and that paper definitely works! absolutely gorgeous!

even the dog strutts... too funny. but then you ALWAYS make me LOL.

hugs :)

Sylvia said...

Sorry to be so slow getting here this week! It has been a doosy of a week for me. Check out my latest butterfly post card, just posted awhile ago!Your's is so fun and I love the colors, Starla. Have a wonderful Friday!

bethann said...

beautiful. love it.

kaiandkristi said...

Nice! Again! :-)