Friday, March 16, 2012

Wings and Blooms Blog Hop!!!!

Welcome! If you are here for the Crafting By Designs Blog Hop and you've arrived from Sharon's Blog, you're on the right track!!! If you get lost, you can start at Doris's Blog.  You can also get the full list at the Crafting By Designs site!  The theme is Wings and Blooms.  Yay for Spring!!! I made two cards - I just couldn't resist! The weather in Chicago has been wonderful recently and it's really put us all in such a Spring-y mood!

For my first card, I used my stamp set All Zipped Up.  I just love the pocket stamp!!! How about those butterflies and flowers pouring out of the pocket? I thought it was too fun.  I also added some stickles to the little blooms and that die cut butterfly.  The butterflies are Papertrey Ink and the blooms are Stampin Up.  The patterned papers are from Echo Park.

My second card is much simpler.  I've seen this technique done before and I thought it would be the perfect time to try it.

I simply die cut the butterfly from a Papertrey Ink die.  Then, I wrapped two different colors of twine around a strip of paper and adhered it to the inside of the card.  I covered it with some blank stock (no one likes a messy card!!!) and added the little sentiment (SP & Company - All Zipped Up).

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Stock: Echo Park (patterned), Recollections (Kraft), Classic Crest (Natural)
Stamps: SP & Company (pocket, Birthday Sentiment), Papertrey Ink (Butterflies, Dream Sentiment), Stampin Up (Blooms)
Ink: VersaMagic, Memento, Papertrey Ink
Twine: Doodlebug
Other: Stickles
Die: Papertrey Ink


  1. What wonderful spring cards! The pocket is just too cute and I love the bakers twine butterfly. Terrific idea!

  2. Beautiful butterflies-on both cards! The baker's twine is such a unique way to "color" the one and all of those emerging from the pocket on the other just make me smile! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Wow Chrissie, what excellent projects! I really liked the idea with the twine, I've got to do it. Thanks for sharing your creativity!!

  4. OH, LOVE these both, Chrissie! I'm thinking I'll be casing both of these! The butterflies coming out of the pocket are just adorable and the twine wrapped butterfly is such a great idea!

  5. Hi, Chrissie,

    Both of your cards are wonderful! I love how you have, so inventively, used the twine behind the die cut. And, I'm totally in love with the butterflies flying out of that cute pocket! Well done!
    Hugs, Gloria

  6. Hello Chrissie, The pocket card is just adorable. I agree, we should just follow those butterflies.

  7. What a lovely bunch of butterflies Chrissie! I'm so casing these :) Hugs, Doris

  8. Great projects. Love your idea of the twine for the butterfly.

  9. Love your CAS cards, simply gorgeous. So beautiful to see those butterflies flying up into the wind.

  10. I love both cards...great idea for the butterflies flying out of the pocket and the second with the twine, hmmm, will have to try that one myself!

  11. Chrissie - I love the butterflies! Spring is singing! YAY! I've never seen a card like the butterfly twine one. It is amazing!

  12. What a brilliant idea to have the twine show through the die cut. Both cards are inspiring!

  13. Chrissie, how lovely and very much spring!
    What a great idea to use the twine for the butterfly! Love it, love the simplicity of the card! Going to CASE this one ;) Very inspiring!

  14. great projects, love the twine inset behind the cutout shape.

  15. Hi Chrissie....
    I totally LOVE that wonderful Butterfly Card...actually I love both cards, but that one is extra special and something I think I would LOVE to try!!

    Happy Spring and Hugs too,

  16. That pocket butterfly card is beautiful! I like them both, but all the butterflies flying is my fav.

  17. Wow, these are both beautiful. I love the butterflies coming out the pocket.

  18. Magnificent job on both cards...beautiful. I really like the twine technique you used...and good for you, no messy-ness...LOL! Happy to be hopping.
    New follower via Aletha!

  19. I love your pocket and zipper stamp set. It is on my wish list from SP&Co. Great card and I love those dies. I might have to put those on my Papertrey Ink wishlist for my birthday. My SIL is in love with Papertrey Ink products. Thanks for sharing'

  20. The pocket idea is great and so versatile. I;m really struck by it. Love it!! I haven't seen the twill used like the way you have in the second card. This is so awesome another way to use my scrapbooking stuff. Thank you for sharing. Francis Ames,

  21. Christie, I absolutely love your cards!


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