Thursday, June 11, 2009

Flight of the Butterfly

Thanks for all your lovely comments about my weekend work. I also made a frame for our dining room wall (which was another thing on my to-do list) but I haven't taken a photo of it that's on my to-do list! It never ends!!

I'm loving the "Flight of the Butterfly" set at the moment. It's a really pretty set to work with. Here's a card I made for a couple of special friend's birthdays:

I used the very pretty Candy Lane DSP (I love the pink and brown combos in it).
I didn't want to tie the ribbon in a knot, so I made a slit in the paper, and made a loop for another piece of ribbon to pass through.
TIP: I used my Mat Pack to get the 3 brads in a nice even row. I can never get them straight otherwise!

Materials (all Stampin' Up!)
stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
ink: Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose
card: Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla
other: Very Vanilla Wide Grosgrain, Rich Regals Brads, Regal Rose Marker, Dimensionals, Mat pack


  1. Marelle
    I think your work is brilliant. Every time i check your blog you have another stunning design. Your lines are very clean and "simple" yet are so stunning. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent. You provide me with so much inspiration continuously.
    Well done, and thanks again.

  2. Hi Marelle

    That is a GREAT tip regarding lining up brads! I was just saying to a friend this afternoon how hard I find it getting brads lined up...using a mat pack is so simple but absolutely BRILLIANT! And something that I never thought of - I have a phrase for things like that - BFO - blinding flash of the obvious!

    Thanks and take care

  3. Just poppin' in to say hello, not been here for a while and have missed it. Nothing to do with you just not much paper-craft happening for me right now. Glad you had a productive long weekend. Love KimT

  4. What a great idea using the mat pack for brads, my last ones were a bit crokked and way to close together. That is such a pretty card too,

  5. PS they were crooked, not crokked! Shouldn't try & type late at night.

  6. Another gorgeous card Marelle! I hope I feel like creating again soon, but for now I'll sit and look at your pretty ones! lol


  7. Very sweet card; Candy Lane DSP, and Flight of the Butterfly, are two of my favourite things in our current catalogue. Love how you put a brad in the centre of the butterfly - gorgeous!

  8. Hi Marelle! How am I supposed to resist the temptation to buy this set when I keep seeing such pretty cards using it? :) Love the gorgeous colours! Hugs, Andrea xxx

  9. Aha! Thats how you do your ribbon! I have noticed how pretty the ribbon is done that way - especially as it is quite a wide one and a bow would just look too ostentacious! The cards are divine wish you lived near me :( Have you ever thought about doing any 'clubs' so to speak? Or tutorials on making cards?



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