Butterfly Cut-Out

I got my inspiration for my butterfly cut out card from a card I saw on Pinterest by a talented crafter, named Lindsay. If you click on the snowflake card below, it will take you to her blog. I decided to use a butterfly die, vs a snowflake. With my first or sample card I used a patterned background paper, and embossed the plain white cardstock. I wanted a more colourful background, so I created my own using a Crayola watercolour set and Tim Holtz’s watercolour paper. I made three cards, one with the watercoloured background, and two using a white background and cutting the butterfly out of the watercoloured paper. I used the Large Exotic Butterfly die by Cheery Lynn, and various sentiment stamps.

butterfly 4a

butterfly 3a

 I entered this card into the Butterfly Challenge

butterfly 2

I entered this card in the Time Out Challenge - CELEBRATIONS with the optional twist of BUTTERFLIES. With my Hello Card, I am celebrating my friendship with my BFF, just sending her a card to say I was thinking about her!

butterfly 1

I designed this card with the watercolour challenge at AAA Cards Challenge – Game #14 and CAS on Sunday – Challenge #39 Butterfly. I also entered it into Try it on Tuesday Challenge – Things with wings


The Inspiration Card by Lindsay from Pinterest

Update: My card(s) were selected as winner of the week at the AAA Cards Challenge


My inset butterfly card was selected as a Top 3 at CAS on Sunday




  1. Linda Beeson says:

    Love all of your creations, what wonderful butterflies. So glad you could join us at AAA Cards

  2. Jane says:

    Stunning butterflies! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards watercolour challenge.

  3. Beverley says:

    A FABulous CAS array of butterfly cards, which make my heart happy :) Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

  4. Lynn says:

    Wow! You’ve made so many beautiful cards. Love the color butterflies. Thanks so much for taking Time Out with us!

  5. Margaret says:

    All the butterflies are beautiful! What a clever technique. Margaret

  6. Mrs A. says:

    All of your butterflies look stunning on their different backgrounds. I love this large butterfly die. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge. Hugs Mrs A. (Butterfly challenge).

  7. Wilma says:

    Amazing card, Myrna. I love the colours and the butterfly is so pretty. Thank you for playing along with us at CAS on Sunday. Luv, Wilma

  8. Cara says:

    Wow … all so pretty! Thanks for playing along with Mrs. A’s Butterfly Challenge! (Hugs)

  9. So clever! Great use of a die and some watercoloring. It’s a good looking card and I’m so happy you’ve shared another goodie with us. Hugs, Victoria Lavender AAA Cards

  10. Nandini says:

    All the cards are so beautiful, I am finding it difficult to decide which one is the best!

  11. c says:

    An absolutely gorgeous card – and well deserving of a win over at AAA! Swooning over your pretty butterfly and the various ways you’ve showcased it! Way to go!!

  12. Anja curvers says:

    Wow these are all very pretty love them. Thank you for joining us over at CAS on sunday.

  13. Lisa Kind says:

    Such beautiful cards with such different results! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!