Friday, August 5, 2011

Butterflies shaped 3-D cards

Hi again, it's me Grandma Bonnie sharing my latest cards using the 3 butterflies digital images from the SNB store.  There is a set of 3 butterflies and one sentiment.  I've chosen to use just 2 of the 3 butterflies. Click here to find them.

What i did:
First, enlarged the butterflies and printed them off by putting them as far down on one sheet of paper as i could.  The reason for that is i wanted to make a card and i needed to fold the paper in half. I then cut out the butterfly, making a folded card.  I used the same image again and printed it off.  I colored both images, i didn't put as much shading on the card base because i am going to attach another butterfly on top to make it 3-d.  I gathered up some tulle and placed it between the card base and the top butterfly.  I used my machine and stitched through the top card base, tulle and the top butterfly.  I added some stickles to the small circles on the butterfly.  I used pipe cleaners for the butterfly body.  I curled one antenna and measured to the bottom of the body and wrapped the pipe cleaner around until i got to the top of the head, allow some extra pipe cleaner for the other antenna and cut off.  I sewed a button on for the head.  Next, i used hot glue to attach the pipe cleaner body.


The Stampsmith Challenge- Teal/Yellow
Lexi's Creations- Shaped card
Make My Monday- Butterflies/Dragonflies
Clearly iStamp- Things with wings 


  1. These are delightful! Love the extra touches particularly the netting. Beautiful..thank you so much for entering the Make My Monday challenge.

  2. Lovely butterflies and so well made. Thank you so much for taking part in this week's challenge at Make My Monday - Jacqueline xx

  3. Wow what a beautiful creation ! Love the tulle and your colouring is just divine.


  4. Wow! your butterflies are exceptional, beautiful colouring. Thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday. Caz

  5. These are really beautiful and such a lovely idea.
    Thanks for joining in at Make My Monday and good luck.
    Fliss x

  6. Very Pretty!! Great idea. Now, where is the fold? I can't tell from looking at the picture. Love your Teal and Yellow butterfly. And thanks for sharing your project with us at the Stampsmith Challenge.

  7. Thank you for joining us at the Magical Monday Challenges. Unfortunately, you didn't use a "magical" character on your card so it will not qualify for the prize. We will have a new challenge tomorrow if you would like to try again.
    Magical Monday Challenges

  8. Those are fantastic, Bonnie! Thanks for playing CIC#33 :D

  9. This is very pretty.
    Thank you for joining TSC and good luck with the prize draw.
    Lynne (Moncrieff)

  10. Bonnie these are beautiful.. what a fun idea :) you did an amazing job with these..HUGS

  11. Oh, I'm such a sucker for anything butterflies and these are just so much fun!!! Really nice job incorporating the teal and yellow Stampsmith color challenge!! Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration!
    Val :)

  12. What a fantastic idea.! Thanks for sharing : )

  13. Beautiful creations!! x

  14. Awesome job on making the whole card a butterfly. And 3d butterfly at that!! Very clever hadn't thought to do that. The pipe cleaners were perfect for this.

    Thanks for playing "Things with Wings" at Hope to see you Friday when Challenge #34 is posted.

  15. So glad you played with us last month at Clearly Inspired Challenge. Come check out CIC35 I think it will make your day!


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