Friday, July 10, 2009

Use It Hostess!

I'm excited to be the hostess for this week's Use It! Challenge. I had a blast making my card and coming up with the challenge. Here are the requirements:

1. Add some texture (felt, flower soft, velvet ribbon, etc.). I embossed my main panel.
2. Use at least 2 punches. I used 2 butterfly punches, a border punch, and a corner rounder.
3. Use paper from your favorite manufacturer. Mine is BasicGrey.
4. *Bonus* Add some pearls as your finishing touch.

Now, I expect all of you to play along. ;) So get busy and make your card, then link it up on the Use It! blog. I can't wait to see what everyone creates!

BTW, since I'm on a roll this week with multiple challenges, this card is also for Flutter By Wednesday #65 and Belli Challenge #69.

Stamps: All Occasions (Hero Arts)
Paper: Cool Caribbean, PTI white, BasicGrey Lemonade dp
Ink: Cool Caribbean
Accessories: Martha Stewart classic butterfly, 3-in-1 classic butterfly, & scalloped dot punches, corner rounder punch, ribbon (American Crafts), button (BasicGrey), pearls (Kaisercraft), Cuttlebug Swiss Dots

78 comments:

Jackie said...

Lovely card Ann and all those butterflies are just gorgeous! The texture is great too....tfs!!!

Michelle Forrest said...

Great card! Love the butterflies!

Beth said...

beautiful card! I just got the dotted swiss folder..I can't wait to use it.

Penny said...

Oooo.. that's such a beautiful card!

Lauri said...

wow this is so so pretty! I love the way you graduated the sizes on the butterflies! Thanks for all you comments too! I feel so honored that someone as talented as you even looks at my lowly little cards!! thank you!!

Kim Nath said...

That is a super cute cards. I love the little pearls on the butterflies it adds such a sweet touch.

Pat said...

Lovely card! All those lovely butterflies, so cute!
Congratulations on being hostess!
Hugs xx
Pat

LeAnne said...

Oooh, nice job, Ms Hostess! I HOPE to get some stamping time in today---this is lovely! Great colors together. And you combined all those challenges--you are so clever!

Leslie said...

love the embossing, but the butterflies are awesome!

Cassie said...

Gorgeous as usual, Ann!

Kary Sol said...

Fantastic! Love your butterflies! Beautiful card. I like too "BasicGrey" papers...
Thanks....

chelemom said...

Beautiful! Love those gorgeous butterflies!

~Michelle~ said...

oh man.....now I need that 3 in one butterfly punch too! I just love your card!!!!!!! TFS! :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Outstanding use of the butterfly punch. I love them done up in a mix of pattern papers.

Chrissy C said...

Just beautiful!

Danni said...

Love it!! Simply love it! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!!

Elena said...

Very beautiful card! Love these butterflies!

Cindy H. said...

Beautiful, Ann!

Jacilynn said...

Really gorgeous! I love this. Great job Ann!

jengd said...

Love the butterflies across this one!

Paige said...

Beautiful card! I love the flock of butterflies in all the pretty colors.

Heather P. said...

This is fabulous! Love all the butterflies in flight. :)

Vicki said...

Wow! Great way to "use it"! Sweet sweet card! Blessings to you!

Perky Nihilist said...

Congrats on being the Use It hostess.

Your card is adorable.

Kelley Eubanks said...

This is beautiful Ann!! I love the butterflies and the embossed background!!

PaperCrafty said...

Wonderful card Ann! Love the butteflies.

Aimes said...

Oooh so pretty! I love the butterfiels and those pearls really are a bonus feature!
Aimes
x

StampinCathy said...

This is one fanatic card. I just love the texture and those butterflies are just beautiful.

JoLynn said...

Nice card... what a challenge!! I may have to try this one. I have been soo dang busy this week! I miss my cards!

travelingmama said...

My goodness! This is fantastic! Those butterflies are gorgeous! Oh, and congrats on top pick for Dawn's challenge too!

Belinda said...

Love love love the way you organized the butterflies! That's so cool! Love that they're flying out into the wild yonder! ;-)

Susan Raihala said...

Love, love, love this!!!!

Nancy L. said...

Very pretty card!

xiumaiyuki said...

OMG!!! This is fabulous!! I love it! I'm gonna have to case this.

Jenn Embry said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love the texture and the butterflies.

Jeannie said...

Awesome card, but it probably would have looked better with dragonflies on it!! (hehe)

Peace and Luv,
Jeannie

Becky Carafa said...

So pretty, Ann! Love the two sizes of butterflies!

Louise Forsyth said...

Beautiful card, I love the soft pretty colors and the butterflies are gorgeous.

HazelQ said...

Beautiful card! I love it, what punch are you using for the butterflies??

Regan said...

sweeeeeeet
i'm all over that like a fat kid on a smartie!!!

Bernice said...

That's such a beautiful card! Now I really wish I had a Cuttlebug.

BananaStamper said...

Fun - love all those butterflies!

Shanna

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

gorgeous, I luv it!

I have blog candy to offer, I hope you check it out....hehehe

enjoy *~*

Cindy Haffner said...

Pretty, pretty, wonderful work.

supercraftygirl said...

Simply gorgeous!

Cassie_lu said...

LOVE this card and all the butterflies. What a neat idea to punch them out on scraps of pattern paper too. I so need to get that punch.

cricketeew said...

WOW !!!!!!!!!!! Is all I can say!

Michelle said...

beautiful card ann.. love the trail of colorful butterfleis.. youve got the magic touch with this card...its lovely..
TFS!

Sankari W. said...

This is great Ann!! I LOVE those butterflies flying out!! LOVE those colors together! And you SO rock the swiss dots Ann!!! I can't wait to play (is there a deadline?) will check it out!
Sending you a ton of hugs my friend!
Love Sankari :)

ps - thanks for the well wishes for my finger -- its kind of gross and painful - but getting better -
hope you are having a great friday!!

~amy~ said...

such a fabbie Use It challenge Ann!!! I'm so playing...love your butterfly'licious card!

ribenaruby said...

Beautiful card, love how all the butterflies are place and embossing is super!

Lilly said...

I love the little butterflies and the pearls! Cute!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

VERY nice card! Love the butterflies and pearls. The DPs you used are great. Thanks for participating in this week's Belli Challenge!

Steph Zerbe said...

you are a busy bee.
Love this!! So pretty!!
I am so making one of these.
I love that you used more than one size butterfly! Awesome!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Love, love, love, love, LOVE this!! Multi colored butterflies...fabulous!

(-: Heidi

Lisa Graves said...

Beautiful card! Love the butterflies. :-)

Marie B. said...

Oh, I love these butterflies Ann! Beautiful! :)

AUsome mom said...

Girl, this is gorgeous!! I love the patterned paper butterflies. Love it!!

Debbie said...

Beautiful card. Love all those butterflies! Thanks so much for playing with us over at the Belli Challenge.

Lyn S said...

Just love all those butterflies!

Allison said...

Beauteous!

berta said...

what a lovely card!

Quirky said...

This card is just too awesome!! Love it!!!

having a {me} day said...

Beautiful card! I love the butterflies. katxx

Stamp and Smile said...

Fabaliciousness! LOVE butterflies... I'm sure you know that! And you covered a few challenges with this card... SMILES!

Deb Neerman said...

Drop Dead Gorgeous, Ann!!!

Kathi said...

This one totally rocks. I love every single detail.

Deanna said...

Gorgeous, I am on it! Can't miss your challenge!

Also, you check out Pile It On, there are all about mulitple challenges! You would rock it!

Angie Tieman said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the colors and floating butterflies!!

i {heart} papers said...

This is stunning!

tina werner said...

what company makes those butterfly punches??? i'd love to know!! this card is stunning! thanks!

Fern said...

Love the splash of red... And the butterflies are so pretty... Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Belli Challenge..

Chrissy D said...

Gorgeous! I love your spray of butterflies too! Thanks for playing along with us in the Belli Challenge!

Roberta said...

I love your site! You've done an outstanding job with all the pictures and other wonderful information!

Ceal said...

I LOVE your card simply beautiful! thanks for playing with us Belli girls

Dani said...

Gorgeous card, love those butterflies! Thanks for playing with us in the Belli Challenge!

Joan Ervin said...

What a darling design...I am sooo lovin all those butterflies!!!! Thanks for joining us in the Belli challenge!!!!

jdmommy said...

I love all those butterflies! thanks for playing the Belli!