Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hello Little Butterfly!

Being that today is the 4th Tuesday in the month, it's my day to post on Craft-Dee BowZ. This month we all shared a fancy fold card. I used this adorable image by Di's Digi named Hello Butterfly. For those of you surrounded by snow, I hope my card makes your toes feel warmer.

I don't make many fancy fold cards so this was my attempt. The paper is by Doodlebug, the fence die is by Magnolia; the cloud die is by Die-Namics, and the sentiment die is by Cheery Lynn. The flowers (and I added tiny rhinestones in the middle of each one) and leaves (I painted over each with my Wink of Stella green pen) are miscellaneous punches and the grass die is by Memory Box and was cut 4 times in 4 different green papers (yes, the grass is very lush!). Below is a side view so you can see my fold and how I layered my card with the fence on top of the flower paper, 4 layers of grass with the flowers and then the back layer was my image.

And here's a close up of this adorable Di's Digi image. I colored my image with Copics, but this time I used a different paper and am disappointed with it. My usual paper, Neenah Super Smooth, didn't bleed like this paper did. I really did color within the lines, honest! So, I'm off to purchase more of my Neenah.

And I HAVE to show off my bow. I used my Craft-Dee BowZ tool and made this very pretty bow with it.  I added this cute orange enameled metal butterfly with a piece of embroidery thread. I love embroidery thread since it comes in so many different colors and is easy to tie a bow, unlike some of the wax coated threads. I thread embroidery thread in all my buttons, too (on other cards).

I don't do many CAS cards and enjoy this type of cardmaking with the many layers and embellishments. I'm not sure why, but I think getting really involved in making a fussy card is what helps de-compress me from work and other things that weigh on my mind.

Since this is the 4th and last Tuesday of the month and our challenge is monthly, guess need to get your cards posted on the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog where the topic is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW this week by February 28.  I hope you'll join in since the prize is a reel of ribbon and who doesn't want a reel a ribbon!


This card is entered in the following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner (tic-tac-toe: rhinestones/flowers/ribbon), 4 Crafty Chicks, Sister Act, Di's Digi Designs, As You Like It, Inspiration Destination, Lacy Sunshine, Crafts Galore Encore, 613 Avenue Create, Come And Get It, Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper, Corrosive Challenges, Artistic Inspirations, Party Time Tuesdays, Scrap-Creations (bingo: Flowers/Diecuts/Digi Image), Creative Moments, Crafting for All Seasons, Simply Create Too, Love to Scrap, Open-Minded Crafting Fun, Cuttin' and Stampin', Fussy and Fancy (tic-tac-toe: Charm/Ribbon/Sparkle), Crafty Calendar, Bunny Zoe's, Scrappers Delights, Crafty Boots, Whimsy Inspires, Art by Miran, We Do Doobadoo, My Creative Moments, Cheery Lynn Designs


  1. It is a darling card....I hate to make all the folds and trying to figure out the measurements...ugh! You did an excellent job.

    1. Patty Sue, I am very happy to stay with my 6x6 cards for a very long time. I didn't post how much paper I wasted to get this card shape since I didn't want to win any challenges on the sympathy factor. hahaha!

  2. Wow! This is fabulous. I love all the dimension you have created with the grass and flowers. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  3. Super card I love the wsy you created a scene with dies. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments and good luck.
    Rose DT member x

  4. Hi Gail,
    this card is so cute
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy

  5. Gorgeous side step! So springy and cheery, beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Crafty Gals Corner.

  6. Gorgeous step card. I love the layers of grass and picket fence, the bow if fab too. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  7. Gail, your step scene card is so adorable. From the sweet little girl to the detail of the grass, this is truly a piece of art. Thank you so much for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting "up in the air" challenge. Take care and good luck.

  8. Oh my Gail...such a fabulous step card!! Coloured beautifully...all your lovely embellishments have created a fabulous Spring scene here!! Thank you for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy!! Good luck and hope to see you again!!
    Take care,

  9. LOL - you worry too much, Gail, as this card is yet another perfect creation of yours. Very ambitious of you to do a step card that requires all the measuring and cutting of papers and embellishments - more than I want to tackle, that's for sure. Lovely fence, flowers, bow and coloring of this cute image. But, you will need to get out there and mow that grass - hahaha!! Good luck in the challenges you've entered.

  10. Wow, Gail, I love this! I am a big fan of Di's Digis anyway - her designs are so adorable! I really like the side-step design here - I have only tried center-step style myself and this one is on my list to try! All the die cuts look amazing and, of course, the bow is totally gorgeous! The charm is a nice touch! You said you don't do many CAS cards - I must say I go through phases where I only want to do CAS cards! But then I miss my embellished cards and have to return to them. I really enjoy all card styles - I've even been looking at mixed media lately and would love to try it but need to work up the courage hehe! Have a good day, my friend!

  11. Wonderful Gail, love this, that surely is a sweet image, and the grass and little flowers are lovely, the lush bow, fabulous. and the little charm, a lovely touch, a really great creation
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  12. So cute! Thanks for joining the Cuttin and Stampin challenge

  13. Wonderful card Gail. Love the different card fold, and such pretty details! Thank you so much for playing along in my Monday Morning Challenge!!

  14. Sweet image and a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons. Carol S. DT

  15. Beautiful and adorable! Fabulous design, details and coloring of the image. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  16. How delightful! Such an adorable image and fabulous step card! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog! Hugs!

  17. How adorable! I love these card folds!
    Thanks for playing along last week at Crafty Gals Corner!
    Crafty Gals Corner - DT Coordinator
    Crafty Gals Corner

  18. Another wonderful card, love the image and the step card design is one of my favorites. Great colors and the flowers are beautiful. Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

    Leanne DT

  19. Adorable step card!!! The colors are so sweet and I love the pretty sentiment that you've used, it accents your design beautifully! Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs.

  20. so cute caard thanks for sharing with 613 avenue create Rachel Dt

  21. Great card - I like the depth that you have created using a step card. Thank you for joining in on the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs!

  22. Great card - I like the depth that you have created using a step card. Thank you for joining in on the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs!

  23. A wonderful card. I love the sweet image, big bow and how you've created dimension.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore February Challenge "Use a Stamp or Digi Image" and good luck x

  24. Beautiful stepper card love the cute image and scene you created ,great dies and gorgeous bow---Thank you for joining us at OMCF
    Carol DT x

  25. This is a gorgeous card, such a sweet image and lovely design.
    Thank you for joining us at Di's Digi Designs.

  26. What a sweet card, Gail, love the little flower garden you have created. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  27. Hi Gail, this is a lovely card, your colouring is fabulous Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Stamps xx

  28. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise x

  29. So beautiful and precious! Thanks for joining the “Things with wings” challenge over at Lacy Sunshine
    Lisbeth, DT

  30. Great step card.

    Thanks for entering Open-Minded Crafting Challenges.

    Open-Minded Crafting
    {Craftisan Studios}
    {Design Team Showcase}

  31. Gorgeous card. I love the image. Thanks for joining in our Anything Goes" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Bev x