Birthday Butterflies

I found a new to me challenge blog devoted to Butterfly cards, called Butterfly Challenge. This week they are looking for Paper Pieced Butterflies.

I wanted to create a soft, feminine birthday card. I used a die set from MFT - Fancy Butterflies Die-namics. This set has a solid and detailed version of two different butterflies. I only used the larger version. I cut out the solid butterflies on textured white card stock. Separately I cut out a yellow and blue detailed version and paper piece them together on the card front. To add that little extra dimension, I cut out two more detailed butterflies of frosted vellum and using glossy accents glued the butterfly bodies only so the wings lift off the page. I cut up a jeweled spray to add some “blinged” movement to the card. The sentiment is from SSS.

inlaided butterflies

inlaided butterflies2I also entered this card into Crafting for All Seasons – Birthday Challenge

UPDATE: I won the Butterfly Challenge and asked to be a guest designer in January 2015.

win #13



  1. Mrs A. says:

    Hello Myrna and welcome to my Butterfly Challenge. Hope you will stop by again. I love your detailed butterflies and the yellow and turquoise together is always so fresh looking. Not seen that die set before. Thankyou for fluttering by. Hugs Mrs A. (Butterfly challenge).

  2. Elfie says:

    Great Birthday Card. Looks Brilliant.
    Love the Design.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Hugs Elfie

  3. Bianca says:

    What a lovely card and wonderfull colorcombo! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons. Bianca XXX