Sunday, February 22, 2009

Butterfly Envelope

The other day I discovered Danni's Flutterby Wednesday challenge. How did I, a butterfly lover and challenge addict, not know about this one?!

Anyhoo, the challenge each week is to use a butterfly on your card, and this week there was the extra challenge to use blues or purples. I had this envelope idea for a while, and this seemed like the perfect time to do it. It fits in nicely with the Caardvarks challenge to use kraft cardstock.

I made the mini envelope using SU's five-in-one card cover, something I thought I'd get a lot of use out of, but then I promptly threw it in a drawer and forgot about it. I was glad to pull it out again for this card.

Stamps: Beautiful You (Verve)
Paper: Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Kraft
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, Martha Stewart royal butterfly punch, 5-in-1 card cover (SU), ribbon (SU), rhinestones (Kaiserscrapbook)

44 comments:

Marge said...

This is just gorgeous, Ann! Love the colors you've used here & your Swiss dots butterflies!!!

Scoobie said...

Great idea. Love the butterflies!

Michelle said...

ADORABLE! Love it!

Angie Tieman said...

This is simply fabulous!! Love those butterflies pouring out of there!

Debsg said...

This is simply stunning. Love the butterflies.

Oma said...

Gorgeous card and I love butterflies as well so will have to check out that blog!

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, luv the butterflys comming out, lovely, sue.x

Melody said...

Love the way the butterflies come out of the envelope!

Elizabeth said...

Just adoreable. I love the bling on the butterflies.

my5bratz said...

OH-I-LOVE-THIS-CARD..lol :0)

Elizabeth said...

Ann, this is breath-takingly beautiful! I love the layout, embossed butterflies and everything else about this card!

Becky said...

Well this is just plum pretty, :)I love the idea of the butterfly's coming out of the envelope, and they are such pretty colors.

Jackie said...

Very nice card Ann and I really like how the butterflies *explode* out of the envy...tfs!!!

Lynn Guinn said...

Hi, Ann!
Thank you for visiting my blog. I love your cards--ALL of them! What grade do you teach? I taught mostly 6th and then 3rd.

Lynn
ps Love the buttons bows and boobs!

virginia said...

Ann how very pretty I am inspired!

Joy said...

cute idea!

cadnileb said...

Oh how fun! Love how the butterflies are just coming out of the envie!

Nicci said...

Oh thats such a cute card! Love it :)

Allison said...

Just gorgeous! Love the envie and the butterflies are super!

~amy~ said...

okay, I'm really lovin' this one Ann!!! Great idea!!! Can never have too many butterflies...

Heidi said...

OH my this is a wonderful card! So springy and fun!

lauren said...

OMG! what a fabulous idea! butterflies emerging from the envelope!!! ♥AWESOME♥!!!!!!!!!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Oh this is wo pretty, Ann! Just love the butterflies coming out of the envelope, very clever idea!

Julie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Ann! I'm so glad you did because your card is perfection - I just LOVE LOVE LOVE it. The envelope with the butterflies and the sentiment is beautiful - I'm buying the set right now!! :) Thanks a lot - great job!

Heidi Van Laar said...

So beautiful! And what a totally creative and clever idea!

Dana said...

What a gorgeous card Ann! And thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Regan said...

such a cute card...love it!

Silly Skittles said...

This is goooor-jus! It's so sweet and prettiful with the beautiful pastel colours! Plus I HEART butterflies!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a super fun idea!

SmilynStef said...

Love that cool krafty envelope full of butterfly prettiness ... great card.

Tanis said...

HOW FUN! What a clever idea...I love how the sentiment balances everything out, but doesn't overpower the pretty little butterflies...SUPER!

Stamp and Smile said...

Just adorable! I love the fun colored butterflies, rhinestones and the cute envelope!! I have NO butterfly punches and I so need to get one this spring/summer!!! (I know I'm crazy.. LOL!) I hope to make a Michael's run in the next week or so... It's on my list now! :)

Elena said...

What fun card! Love the idea!!! So creative, Ann! Love the colors of the butterflies too!

Christine Riley said...

Oh my, this is gorgeous! What a clever idea, love the butterflies coming out of the envelope. Just beautiful!
Hugs, Christine :)

Shirley said...

How very very pretty! Love those butterflies from the embossed paper!

Danni said...

I'm so sorry I'm so late in getting back to you!! I've been without internet, gasp!!
LOVE this card!! So, so pretty and clever!! Thanks for playing along with my challenge!

Marnie said...

Beautiful Fabulous Wonderful! HA really it is I am in love with this card!

Lisa Graves said...

So pretty! I love how the butterflies are coming out of the envelope. so cool!

~Michelle~ said...

fun idea! My dd LOVES butterflies...I'm going to have to keep this idea in my brain!! Thanks for sharing!

Lyn S said...

This is such a fun card! Love all those butterflies!

Oliva said...

Very pretty card! I love butterflies, too!

Kathi said...

Wow. That's gorgeous. I love how the butterflies have escaped from the envelope.

Michelle said...

I love the what you did with the butterflies/envelope...very creative and a great card too!

JoLynn said...

Gorgeous and creative card!