Tuesday, May 8, 2018

flutter by, butterfly!

there are some pretty cool things with wings out in the realm of nature, but one of my all-time faves is the butterfly, so i'm pretty psyched that this week's challenge at shopping our stash is to use one (or more) on our projects!
patterned paper: scraps of basic grey glued together to make little panels + an older prima print as base; florals: prima, petaloo, recollections and some that are so old i honestly don't know whence they came; 2part, layering butterfly die: quickutz; ink: ranger; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, beacon 3 in 1 glue, sewing machine

i made two similar cards because it just so happens that i have two nieces being confirmed this month and they will be celebrating together! i've used loads of absolutely ANCIENT stash here, as well, so obviously i'm pretty proud of that. the torn and layered backgrounds are leftover bits of older basic grey papers that i had torn to make funky pages for a junk journal about a month ago. i couldn't quite face tossing them all, but most were too small to save. then i thought, "i wonder if they'd be cool all glued together into a bigger piece?" and it turns out... yeah... they were!

the butterflies were from a quickutz die set and had been pre-cut for (but not used in) an earlier project. the prima --and prima wannabe, lol-- flowers are just a small part of my dimensional paper flower hoard that i don't use as often as i once did, but they look so pretty in jars on a shelf in my art lair that i'd be fine with them staying just as decorations, at this point!

there are plenty more examples of butterfly-bedecked art to inspire you over at SOS. why not flutter over and enjoy those right now!♥


  1. These are fantastic. I giggle about the flowers in jars on a shelf, doesn't everyone have those? I have buttons too. The backgrounds are awesome, the flowers beautiful and the star of the challenge, beautiful butterflies. Oh and they are shabby chic, I am in awe of people that can pull off shabby chic!!! Love them.

  2. Glad I'm not the only one who keeps her flower stash more for decoration than actually USING them. LOL! These cards are stunning!

  3. Oh my these are such fabulous cards. I love the vintage feel and all those fabulous layers and the flowers. Love the flowers.

  4. Yep, love love love these Lauren!
    The layers, the flowers, the papers and of course the butterflies!
    So beautifully done ♥ ♥ ♥

  5. Gorgeous way to use all of that beautiful items on your stash, Lauren, love the vintage feel on these cards, from the papers to the lovely flowers, the butterflies are the stars of these pair of beauties.

  6. So beautiful! You had me at BG... I have scraps of the stuff that are like 1x2"... not going in the trash! Love the piled-on flowers! Way to use them!

  7. Absolutely Gorgeous cards! I love all those pretty flowers you included!
    I'd love for you to link this up to the Cropstop blog where it's always "Anything Goes" as long as you use a product or two from one of the companies they carry in the store. (You did!)
    You can find the current link party here: https://cropstop.blogspot.com/search/label/link%20party


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