Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Surprise! No elephants in today's project. LOL! 
The subject of butterflies has been very popular in my house lately. I recently had to cut out 300 paper butterflies for my twins' 2nd Grade class because the kids are studying about caterpillars and butterflies and the teacher wanted to decorate the classroom. Each student is given a live caterpillar and she will study it as it transform into a chrysalis and then finally a butterfly. Even my little 5 year old is studying the same subject in her preschool. She is so proud that her teacher is keeping 5 caterpillars in her classroom too. Better still, since both her class and her sisters' class started keeping those caterpillars at the same time, they will all get to see butterflies at around the same time too!
Caterpillars in the 2nd Grade classroom, April 26

Caterpillars in the preschool, April 26

Chrysalis in the 2nd Grade classroom, May 10

Chrysalis in the preschool classroom, May 09.

I suppose it is no wonder then that I just have to make a butterfly card. 

For today's project, I used Make-the-Cut and Lettering Delights' Cloud Nine SVG with Cosmo Cricket's Social Club cardstock. The whole card was cut by my Silhouette SD cutter because I was not able to get a satisfactory cut of the pop-out wings with my Gazelle.


Both the butterfly image and the sentiment are from Lettering Delights' Cloud Nine SVG. You may notice that even though the sentiment came in the form of an SVG, I used Make-the-Cut to cut out the flag and used the same program to PRINT the sentiment (instead of cutting that too).

The rhinestones as well as all the cardstock used (except the card base) are from Cosmo Cricket's Social Club line. If you have not entered in my giveaway of a Mini Deck Paper Pad from the same line, just click here to enter.


  1. This is a beautiful card and the papers go so well. I like the idea how you have popped the butterfly wings from the base card. How do you make the half cut for the wings or does the file come like that?

  2. Thanks, Joanna! I used MTC's Boolean Join to make the wings pop. :)

  3. I always love the paper you use. It goes great together. It takes me hours just to pick out paper and when I get it together, it never looks right to me.

  4. I love all the things you make. You have made me want to learn my MTC program so much more! So creative on the wings popping up. Maybe you could do a video on the boolean join because I can't figure out how you did the wings. Because of you I learned how to make a shaped card! Thanks so much!!

  5. I love the card, and I too cannot figure out how you did the boolean join! I have tried on several occasions to figure this out. I own "Cloud Nine" and can't wait to put it to use! Thanks so much for your creative, informative, fantastic blog!

  6. Beautiful card. The colours are wonderful.

  7. GORGEOUS!!!! I love how the butterfly is popped up from the card! Great colors! Love the bling, perfect touch!


  8. Very beautiful card! I love how the wings are coming up out of the card.


  9. You truly inspire me. I wait for you posts. I am sure Lettering Delights profits have gone up since I started following your blog. Please consider doing a tutorial or better yet a video on how you used the boolean join to pop up the wings. (Pretty please!)

  10. Love your card. I think it is great your kids are doing this in school. I used to do this with my boys all the time, it is so cool to see
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  11. That card took my breath away! BEAUTIFUL!

  12. Beautiful! jenny.naus at yahoo dot com

  13. Wow this is a beautiful beautiful card! My preschool class also grows little catepillers and we have a huge party when we release the butterflies into the woods!


  14. Love this card and the paper is so pretty! TFS!
    Jen H

  15. You alone are responsible for making me want a new cutter just so I can get MTC...you're bad for my checkbook:)

  16. Your butterfly card is wonderful! (But i sorta miss the elephants! LOL)

    smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

  17. What a beautiful card!! Thank you so much for sharing all of your creativity with us!! :) If you know of any tutorials on how to do the pop up, I would really appreciate a link. If not, can you share any of your process??
    Thanks, again!!
    Susan Chong

  18. Very pretty!! I love that it is 3D!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

  19. That butterfly is so lovely!
    I am so glad they got the blog problem fixed!