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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mother's Day Card - Blue Butterfly

I love everything about this card. Over the last weekend I wasn't in the mood for the Cricut, LOL and just wanted to make some simple pretty cards. This one turned out so pretty. I love this cream color and blues together. The border punch looks great like this with the blue ribbon going across the center. I love the butterfly. I have probably punched this butterfly a hundred times or more. Well worth it with a coupon. This is one of the few things I paid full price though, a couple years ago, because it was so pretty and I knew I would use it over and over. I am really liking how I do the butterfly now with the wings propped up and the center glued down and the bling. Totally different from how I used it for the first year or so. And doesn't this sentiment look awesome in Teal Blue Staz-On Ink? Although I really want to try some Momento Inks sometime too! Sigh...always a million things on my wish list, and lately I have no money for crafty shopping, I have had some other things to take care of and had to put 400 bucks into my car before it could be inspected! Such is life.

My birthday is in May and if I don't get a good chance to craft store shop before then you can bet I will be!!! I was thinking of getting the Imagine, but I think I am going to change my mind. I am happy with my Expression, and really I don't use a ton of printed paper and I like the layers and dimension of putting the cuts together. And when I want to make faster projects I use my punches. So I think I am going to hold off and just go on a little shopping spree for other goodies!

Hope you enjoy this card and hopefully I will post the rest I made in the next couple days. I just have not been feeling well and that probably won't change for a while yet, so I just try to do things when I can. I so enjoy my crafting and blogging.


Cheryl said...

Beautiful colors!! I really love that teal blue Stazon ink.


Sharon said...

This is just wonderful!!! Love love love the colors!! Sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well. I'll add you to my prayer list. :)

Tana said...

What a great card! My birthday is in May too and I'm hoping (fingers crossed) I'll get some gift cards so I can go shopping. My wish list keeps growing. :)

Jenn said...

Wow, very pretty card! Love the colours. Hope you start feeling better too. :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Very pretty! This butterfly punch is on my list!

liz at liz's paper loft said...

love the colors!
liz :o)

the cricutologist said...

Love this card Cristina!

Bebyles said...

Sooo cute ! Love butterflies ! Thank you for all your lovely projects ! They are very inspiring :-)

Denise G said...

Love this card. Cricut couldn't have made it any cuter. Hope you are feeling better soon.

~Olga said...

Very pretty butterfly punch.

Live Love and Scrap said...


I am having the same feeling with the Imagine...I mainly want it just so I wont ever run out of a favorite Patterned Paper...but cant pay the price just for that.....think I will wait!!!