First of all, Happy Mother's Day to all out there and I hope you have a wonderful day! The kids are taking me to a movie of my choice, which happens to be Guardians of the Galaxy 2 *okie wonders if anyone can get enough of baby Groot*, this afternoon and Chuck is going to come mow my yard for me. Yesterday Shiane helped me with starting to make flowerbeds around my deck and getting an area ready in the back yard for my outdoor fireplace. I feel very blessed to have this time with the kids and it makes my heart happy!
Now about the card....
I have quite a few butterfly stamps and a few butterfly punches and dies from Stampin Up that I have acquired over the years and I love every one of them. When I opened one of the bags of dies my friend sent me I immediately was drawn to this butterfly die and couldn't wait to use it.
I wanted to make a fairly simple card just to see how well the butterfly worked but also to challenge myself to just use a few elements and not go overboard with papers and design. I had made a few other cards using dies before this one and they were rather labor intensive. I was surprised that I was pleased with the card when it was finished and also how fast I was able to complete six of these...ya'll know good and well I don't make just one!
Recently I actually thought about cutting back to making only 4 of a card but then my friend Carmen reminded me rather quickly that I wouldn't have enough for myself since I have to send her two of every card I make, it's the price I pay for her personal crafting shopper services since she has a more sources available to her than I have here in this lil' ol' town.
-Memory Box Chloe Butterfly die
-Memory Box Valerian Flourish die
-K & Co patterned paper
-Stampin Up sentiment stamp
I am certainly glad I had the Fineline Glue Applicator working with these delicate dies, and even then I had glue all over my fingers but I know a lot less than I would have with just using my regular bottle of Scotch Quick Dry glue. I have the Fineline Glue Applicator Standard Tip and the Fineline Glue Applicator Standard Tip and they sure are some handy little things and I highly recommend them!