Jul 27, 2015

Float Like a Butterfly

Hello, and welcome to Monday and a brand new week!   I spent a good part of my weekend in the garden watching the butterflies floating about.   When the butterfly bush is in bloom we always have an abundance of these beautiful creatures.   I’m not sure if it’s simply their time, or if the butterfly bush really does work such magic in attracting them.  At any rate, I certainly do enjoy the winged display – some magnificent, some dainty and cute.

I recently went searching butterfly dies at Dies R Us and it was nearly as enjoyable as the butterflies in the garden.  I had the MOST difficult time deciding on just one. . . until I came to this gorgeous creature and I knew it was “the one”.

That is one BIG beautiful butterfly, isn’t it?   It’s by Impression Obsession, called Open Scroll Butterfly.   How much easier could it be to make a fabulous card in minutes?  I need quick and fabulous now and then.   I cut the butterfly twice -- once from pale pink and once from deep pink, then layered the two together, ever so slightly offset.   The deep pink helped the open scroll design of the butterfly stand out from the open design of the Sue Wilson Greek Island San Torini die cut.

My butterfly needed a garden, but I felt the card had enough going on with these two intricate die cuts, so I let the designer paper be the garden.   Again, so simple – layered, stitched, and done!

Just a note about using the search field at Dies R Us:   Try typing in both the singular and pleural, as in “butterfly” and “butterflies” (do NOT use the quotation marks).  You wouldn’t want to miss anything.   For instance, when I type in “butterfly” I get 130 matches.   When I type in “butterflies” I get 46 matches – entirely different from the singular search.  You probably already knew that, but just thought I’d mention it.

Come see us at the Challenge Blog, too.   Challenges run for two weeks at a time so you have a chance to get in on it and maybe win yourself a Dies R Us gift voucher.  Have a happy day!

--- Leslie ---


  1. WOW! Just GORGEOUS Leslie! Hmmmm I don't think I had seen this gorgeous butterfly ... okay now you've done it ... going to the store and adding it to my wishlist! LOL Thanks for awesome inspiration!

  2. Didn't think there a butterfly die I didn't own ;) How pretty!


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