Sausalito, California

Friday, April 15, 2011

Birthday Butterfly

Purple Birthday!
I have a big family so I am always busy making birthday cards. This one is for my sister who lives in Florida.  I used my new Marianne Design Butterfly die. I have used this before with gold paper so I wanted to try a "color" butterfly.  Purple is a very regal color and since I love it so much it became the theme. The paper is from Basic Grey Wisteria collection.  I bought this last year at the Manchester Convention in Manchester, NH and used it once or twice.  Good time to bring it out again! The paper is just so beautiful, every page! The flower and leaves are from the same convention as well so I don't remember which kiosk I got it from but it all fit so well together. Lavendar ribbon, MS border punch and Spellbinders Fancy Tags for the sentiment were used.  It is an easel card and it measures 5 x 9, scoring at the 2 inch mark and 2 1/2 inch mark.  The butterfly part measures 5 x 4 1/2. This works out great for the 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 envelope.  Looking forward to this year's Creating Keepsakes Manchester Convention in 2 weeks!!
Check out my dragonfly! I know it is hard to see.


  1. Wow! That butterfly is a winner! I love the purple colors you used for Phillis's card! She will love it!

  2. Love the easel card. That butterfly is gorgeous. The flower with it is a perfect compliment. Great design.