A Birthday Butterfly

Hi there….hope your day is going well.  We are recovering from some scary storms that passed through last night but luckily we did not have any damage…just a lot of thunder, lightning and rain.  At least it wasn’t snow!

Today’s card is for the Global Design Project’s Case the Designer challenge.  Michelle’s card was a fun one to case and left so many possibilities……


I really loved the little shaker feature on the butterfly.  I haven’t made a shaker card yet but it is definitely on my list to try as there are so many awesome examples out there.  So, sadly, my butterfly is not a shaker…yet!

Watermarked Photo 7 (2016-02-24-0938)

After I decided to case the butterfly, I needed to determine my colors.  I turned to my DSP collection to find a pattern that was bold but not too busy as I wanted the butterfly to be the focal point of the card.  The DSP I chose is from Wildflower Fields, which is a free item from Sale-a-bration.  I have really gotten a lot of use from this paper collection.  The other DSP used is the dots on the butterfly, which is from the 6 x 6 paper stack, Go Wild.  I am not really an animal print person, so I’m not sure why I ordered this.  However, I found that it does have alternative patterns that I am putting to good use.

Watermarked Photo 9 (2016-02-24-0938)

I cut the butterfly out twice using the Butterflies Thinlits, once in Basic Black cardstock and then with the DSP.  I glued the black right to the panel and then just glued the middle of the patterned butterfly to the black one and lifted the wings.  Basic Black candy dots were adhered to the body.

The sentiment is stamped in Black Archival ink using the Tin of Cards stamp set.  This is another workhorse set for me.  After I layered the panels, I used a piece of Black 3/8″ satin ribbon and a 1/4″ piece of Calypso Coral ribbon that was available during last year’s Sale-a-bration and wrapped them around the panel.  You could always replace the ribbon with cardstock for basically the same effect.

Watermarked Photo 8 (2016-02-24-0938)   Watermarked Photo 10 (2016-02-24-0939)

The inside sentiment is from the Remembering Your Birthday stamp set.  I stamped it a wee bit crooked but didn’t notice that until the card was put together.  Most times I stamp the inside sentiment first for this reason.  But sometimes I get so excited about a design I forget and just go to town.  I embellished the envelope with the same DSP and a bit of black cardstock.  I think this little extra paper and effort is so worthwhile.  To me, it puts a handmade card over the top!

I hope you liked my interpretation of Michelle’s card.  I’ve listed all the products used on this card below.  They are all available in my online shop…just click the Shop Now button to pop over.  And remember that the Wildflower Fields DSP is FREE during Sale-a-bration!

Thanks so much for coming by today.



Stamps:  Tin of Cards (138946), Remembering Your Birthday (131350)

Inks:  Basic Black Archival (140931)

Paper:  Whisper White Heavy (140272), Calypso Coral (122925), Basic Black (121045), Wildflower Fields (141022), Go Wild (138441)

Embellishments:  Neutrals Candy Dots (130934), Black 3/8″ Satin Ribbon (138430), 1/4″ Calypso Coral Ribbon (retired)

Tools:  Butterflies Thinlits (137360), Big Shot (113439), Trimmer (126889)


  1. Rosanne, I love how you used the butterfly and layout (turned on it’s side) from Michelle’s card, but used a refreshingly different color pallet. Thanks for joining us for our CASE the designer challenge this week at Global Design Project.

  2. Rosanne – I love that you flipped this layout and your choice to make the butterfly black. Such a beautiful, elegant card. Thanks you so much for playing along with this week’s CASE the Designer Challenge at Global Design Project – I’m glad you did.

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