Saturday, April 17, 2010

Butterflies with Everday Cricut


I am so excited - this is my launch as part of the Saturday Design Crew at Everyday Cricut.  I am so honored that Joy and Melanie asked me to join them on this one Saturday each month.  I thought I might like to work on themed projects, featuring similar cuts, or colors, or both.  This month I am sharing two butterfly cards made with the Sentimentals cartridge. 


The features wings which open from the center of the butterfly's body.  I created this effect by welding extra wings to the shadow butterfly cut.  There are more details on this in my post today at Everyday Cricut.  I embellished the butterfly with flowers, pearls, gems and doodle dots. 


The second card features the same butterfly cut, only smaller, the same paper colors, but is designed to be a more traditional rectangular shaped card.  The inside of the card has an additional butterfly, even smaller, as well as colored paper.  Again for more details on how this card was made and designed (I off hints on designing with Cricut Design Studio), visit Joy's and Melanie's Everyday Cricut.  Just click the Everyday Cricut blinky in the left column.

I hope you have a great weekend.  I will be back early Monday morning with my BBTB2 post.  I may get Busy with the Cricky Cake tomorrow, so you might want to check my sister blog over the weekend.

29 comments:

Amy said...

Love the welded butterfly. Thanks for the encouragement to use my DS more often.

Craftyanny said...

Adorable Susan, very very pretty
Anne x

Angie said...

Well, we must have been thinking the same thing. I made this Sentimentals butterfly card last night. It's only the 3rd card I've done (I do more invites & banners) but, I thought it turned out well.
http://invitationsonly.blogspot.com/

CelticWoman said...

Susan stunning butterflies. Sandi

Linda L said...

Wonderful butterflies! I love your cards. I don't have DS but I have a Gypsy. Can I do this with it?
I am having a celebration at my blog and I would love to have you visit if you have time.
Hugs,
Linda
http://cardsbylinda.blogspot.com

Miss Giebel said...

Susan, I saw your butterfly card on Everyday Cricut, It is gorgeous!! I love how it opens in the front! And I'm so happy to have found your blog. best, Heidi

niaggi said...

I love the butterfly cards!! A new cartridge moved to the top of my want list!!!

Ms. Jackie said...

Love it, Love it, Love it.....I have had this cart for sometime, but have never used it, until last weekend. I do some cuts for my preschool class, and loved them. But now seeing yours, I will need to get busy and us it for myself.

Dawn said...

I so love this card. thanks for sharing. you do great work. keep it up.

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous Susan! LOVE the way that butterfly opens! xxD

Angela said...

Lovely cards and great information on using your DS. I like the way you do all your creating on one page and then go from there.

Margie said...

Just beautiful, Susan!!! That butterfly is such a pretty cut and I adore the papers that you used. Congrats on the DT, girl!

Casey said...

Really beautiful cards! I love how you welded the butterfly!

Betsy said...

Very nice! I love the way you attached the butterfly wings to swing out. Creative! Thanks for sharing.

Dakota Bear said...

Very beautiful cards!

I like your blog, so now I am a follower. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts.

Jean said...

Thank you for showing us yet another great project!

Linda said...

You are a fabulous designer. Love the butterflies. I don't have Design Studio. I think I can recreate a similar effect just by using layers.
Thank you
Linda in Stanwood

MORunningWithScissors said...

I love, love, LOVE your shaped butterfly card! Simply adorable!! I've had the Sentimental cart on my wish list for awhile, but now it's on my must list! Lol! Thanks for being so detailed in your instructions on what you do. That's a huge reason I follow you! :-) I can't wait to get started using a DS. Thanks for the design tips!

Angela Mclean said...

Just LOVE how the butterfly opens!!!!!
Angela xxx.

freetimegone said...

OMG! That butterfly card is awesome. I love the design and the papers you used are great. I like DS but tend to forget about all the possibilities. You are an inspiration.

KimS said...

These are just gorgeous!

Jennifer H said...

I think I need to get DS. There is so much you can do. Beautiful card, love the colors.

Wendy Raffin said...

Thank you for the ideas! I think you used to be a Michigander? By the MSU logo. I am now a follower! Love the cards. Beautiful work!

SuzanneS said...

Love this one ! Your directions were great too.

Creative Bug said...

I have to find this cartridge....sigh the butterflies alone make me think of my mother, gardening, dividing up and sharing our plants each spring...

thanks for sharing such a beautiful design!

Linda Lee

Roni said...

Beautiful!

Live Love and Scrap said...

SUSAN!!!! First of all...LOVE the new look of your blog...cute =)

second...CONGRATS on designing for EverydayCricut!!!!! I am totally not surprised....YOU, my dear....are one of the most talented paper crafters out there!!!! They are lucky to have YOU =)
LOVE your butterfly cards....STUNNING!!!! I got the Sentimentals cart not too long ago and LOVE that butterfly...I have used it a couple of times...but I JUST LOVE how yours came out!!!

hugs,
Sarah

MjDidDoIt said...

congrats on the DT add!!! That is awesome!! I am loving what you did with this butterfly and have decided to add this to my cart collection next!! Beautiful work!!

TumbleWeed25 said...

The butterflies are georgeous. Not only is the design wonderful, but the paper choices are magnificent.