Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday Madness . . . Imagine That!

What’s up crafty peeps! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. We have beautiful weather here and I spent the entire weekend in the house or at my job. Go me.

I have a card to share with you all today. I’ve been trying to stick with spring colors and themes, so this is what I came up with. I think people will begin to notice that I use butterflies quite often. I can’t help it. I puffy heart butterflies. Sue me.

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The jumping point for the card was the floral patterned paper. I printed the patterned from Imagine More Cards and I used the one of the pre-sized rectangles so the patterned would be suitably scaled for a landscape oriented card. My card base is Lemon Tart and the mat is Hawaiian Shores.

I used the color palette from Imagine More Cards to fill the label image. I stamped the green label with the Chicken Wire background stamp from Spring Chicken Backgrounds with French Blue Colorbox chalk ink. I stamped my sentiment from Happy Hunting on the yellow label with Wisteria chalk ink and adhered it to the green label with dimensional adhesive.

Initially, I was going to tie the bow around the card layers underneath the doily, but decided that it looked better tied around the label. I was kind of going for an accent of purple. By the way, I used Plum Pudding twill tape from Papertrey Ink. People always comment on my bows and I will say that just knowing how to tie is bow is one part of the equation. The other is having a decent quality ribbon. The Papertrey twill is wonderful to work with – but my favorite is definitely saddle stitch.  Love!

The butterfly is a cut from Storybook and I used Imagine More Cards to fill it with a pattern. It was adhered directed to the label with liquid adhesive.  

That’s it for me today. Thanks for coming by. Have a blessed day!

20 comments :

  1. So elegant! The doily and stitching give it such a sweet look!

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  2. Trell ~ what a beautiful card! The pattern paper and the hint of the background stamp is just perfect! Yes ~ your bows are just PERFECTLY done always! I need lessons! I think your butterflies add just the right touch to your card! Fabulously done...again!

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  3. Love the Elegant Spring Look of this card. I have a flutter for Butterflies too. Great Job Trell. Smooches... Felicia

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  4. Love the spring look of the colors and patterns you chose for your card Trell! The hint of purple is just the right touch. And one can never cut too many butterflies! :) Great job!!

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  5. Very cool! I love this! Butterflies are always a perfect touch! Hugs- Glora

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  6. Really pretty, love the spring colors:)

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hug's!
    Monica L.

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  7. Very nice card!! I love your butterflies!! I feel the same way about googly eyes! lol! :) Great job as always!
    Tracy M

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  8. Very attractive card...The background paper is so beautiful! Great job! Love the sewing too.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  9. What a lovely card!! The purple ribbon is a perfect accent and I puffy ♥ butterflies, too!!

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  10. Love the pastels on this card. It looks very springy. The purple ribbon is a great finishing touch.

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  11. Awh, I HEART butterflies too (to the 10th power). Hehe LOL.
    Beautiful card, now I'm gonna have to pull that cart out and make something cute.

    Sew Sweet N Crafty
    SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

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  12. Considered yourself guilty, mister...guilty of making one fantabulous, gorgeous Spring card!!! I love every detail! The softness of the floral dp and doiley looks awesome against the type print butterfly and the stitching oh my!!! Pls fly to seattle and HELP me! I gotta learn how to sew some day before I die!! Your plum ribbon finishes this card beautifully and you are one crafty man! TFS Terrance and have a kick butt weekend that doesn't include staying in the house or working! ..eh unless your at your craft table, then it's ok to stay in lol ;) hugs buddy!

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  13. what a beautiful card. love the colors and never appologize for using butterflies...they are gorgeous, especially ones done in text paper.

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  14. I heart butterflies too...no need to apologize here....your card is beautiful....and I love how you used multiple cartridges...and all your special touches came together perfectly...you are extremely creative....TFS!!!!

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  15. Very cheerful! Definitely love the butterfly.

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  16. Like this Color Me Happy stamp set. It not only has Easter, but Spring quotes as well. Your card is absolutely beautiful. Love them both.

    Dianne Bell - Sewpro02@aol.com

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  17. Wow, this card really caught my eye. It's fabulous!! I love the pops of color, that doily and the text printed butterfly. Awesome!

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