Blossoms and Butterfly Card

This card is simple and oh so girly. What little girl doesn’t like flowers and butterflies?

I took a pink card and rounded the corners. Then I took some blossom scrapbook paper and cut it a little smaller than the card and rounded its corners. I attached the chipboard flower (Cupcake Love Chipboard Shapes from Little Yellow Bicycle) to the middle of it. Next, I took my handy-dandy Martha Stewart butterfly punch and punched two different shades of butterflies and attached those using pop dots. Lastly, I applied little gems to the corners!

Thanks for looking!

Summer Butterfly Wreath

I was looking to refresh my front door with something summery…after all, I potted new flowers and a new tree to gain some curb appeal..so I thought why not make a wreath to make my plain ole front door pop? I’m tired of the fake floral wreaths I see time and time again. I did some research and found the perfect DIY summer wreath!

Here are instructions for DIY wreath project I tackled. My method and materials are different from what she mentions, mostly because I wanted a bigger wreath cause I knew an 8 inch wreath would be dwarfed by the proportion of my door.

Materials I used
Kraft paper roll (looks like wrapping paper roll)
Scallop punch (mine is 3.5)
12 inch straw wreath
glue gun
unsharpened pencil
scrapbook paper and pages from old book

1. I cut long thin sheets from my Kraft roll to cover my entire wreath…I just wrapped them around and hot glued it until I couldn’t see any more straw. (see pic)
2. Punch a bunch of scallops using your punch. I didn’t count how many I punched but it was a lot. Fold paper a few times to make it quicker and get more circles.
3. Take unsharpened pencil and fold scallop around it so it looks like a blossom, place hot glue at the point of pencil on the Kraft paper. Then start gluing them one by one, close together onto your wreath. I used the pencil to push down on the wreath to make sure they would stick.
4. Continue until wreath is full.
5. Cut different butterfly sizes from colored paper and book pages. I chose lavender! (butterfly template found here)
6.  Hot glue the center backs of the butterfly onto wreath in any order you like, mine went from small to big on the right side of the wreath.
7.  Hang on door, and admire all summer long!

Pretty Cards Werner

I visit the site Two Peas in a Bucket quite often to get ideas, purchase the latest scrapbooking collections or just check out a forum or two but a few months back I noticed a Garden Girl (its like their version of a resident designer) with beautiful cards that I thought were very creative. Kristen Werner makes the most lovely cards on her blog and she even has videos so you can follow along and see exactly how she puts them together. Here is a video of a butterfly card she made…I really like this one because of the embossing technique:

Enjoy!