Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Purrr-fectly Delightful Hop and Butterfly Tutorial

Hello! Hope you are having a wonderful week. I am getting all set to travel to California on Friday for CHA, so my blog will be on auto pilot for the next few days. If you have a question, please email me. I will check in on my blog while I am away but I am not sure when. *Hopefully* I will have lots of fun things to share next week when I return!


Tonight the amazing Theresa is hosting a blog hop with her newest release from Gina K Designs called Purrr-fectly Delightful. Here is the birthday card I created with the set:

I stamped the kitten on white pure luxury cardstock and colored her with Copic markers. I cut her out and popped her on top of the stamped kitten on the card base for some dimension. I used some October Afternoon-Farm Fresh designer paper throughout the card and created some little butterflies out of ocean mist cardstock (see below) and a flower punch.

The happy birthday greeting is from Eclectic Summer Sayings set. I used a few Prima pearl swirls to create the butterfly paths. Hope you like it!


Simple butterfly shape using flower punch:


<---Punch flower shape from cardstock. I used the Five petal flower punch from Stampin' Up! (For the smaller butterfly, I used the three flower punch from Stampin' Up!)



<---Fold flower in half. (You may get a little wrinkling in the cardstock...that is ok.)



<---Using craft scissors, cut off the top of the flower (this is the petal that is folded in half) at a slant.


<---Open up flower....it is now a butterfly shape! TIP: To add some dimension to the butterfly, use a sponge to ink along the edges.




Materials used: Stamps-Purrr-fectly Delightful, Eclectic Summer Sayings (Gina K Designs); Memento tuxedo black ink, bashful blue ink (Stampin' Up!), SU! markers-black, red; Copic Markers; Designer paper-Farm Fresh (October Afternoon); cardstock-pure luxury white, ivory, ocean mist (Gina K Designs); ribbon (SU!); Say It In Crystals Pearls White (Prima); Flower punches (Stampin' Up!); tag punches (Stampin' Up!); corner rounder punch (Creative Memories).

Check out these blogs for even more inspiration:

Now, it's your turn! Please hop over to Gina's blog to add the direct link to your blog post showcasing Theresa's Purrr-fectly Delightful Stamp set in the Mister Linkey Box. Gina will have a special prize for the one link that she chooses out of all the participating bloggers - check out her blog for the details.

Thanks for stopping by!

43 comments:

Tina Gilliland said...

I LOVE this, Cammie!!! Very pretty card.

Janice M said...

Ohhhhh I love the kitty chasing the butterfly!! Thanks for the tip for the tip of using the flower punch to make them!

Sheri said...

Cammie this is absolutely adorable and what a wonderful idea to turn a flower into a butterfly. Genius, pure genius! Have fun at CHA - I am so jealous! It would be my dream come true

Theresa Momber said...

Cammie, this is so awesome! Your coloring on the kitty is fabulous and that butterfly punch idea rocks! Now I need the punch!

Cheri said...

Wow, Cammie, this is fantastic. I love the butterfly idea.

Maria Levine said...

Awesome job! Love the colors you picked and your punched out flower flower to butterfly tip!

Have a blast at CHA I can't wait to hear about it!

Betty Neville said...

Fabulous card Cammie! Great coloring, great colors, and love those butterflies!

stampmonkey said...

That is such a sweet card (and I'm not even a 'cat person' -lol), and I love your homemade butterfly --very creative (again...you never fail to impress us with your ingenuity!). Thanks for the tutorial, and wishing you a safe and fun trip!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Super cute card! Love the butterfly trails. My kitty would love chasing after them!

redwasher1 said...

Great card and I love the tip and idea about the butterflies!

joy said...

Love the pearls added to your wonderful butterflies! Have fun at CHA

MicheyMoo said...

Aww Cammie.....what a cute little card!! I'd give this a go myself, 'cept I don't like cats and have no stamps of 'em.....I love your pearly swirls and fab-O tute on butterflies!!

Have fun at CHA - seems like all my blogland friends are heading to California. Hope the weather is nicer than what they've been facing there this week.

Hugs, Michey xxx

Becky said...

Love this cute card, and what an awesome way to make butter flies

Jenn said...

What a great idea :) Thanks for the butterfly idea!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Okay now that is a DARLING kitty and you are my BLING idol with that pearl trail!!!!! I totally have to try that!!!!!!

Natalie said...

Great idea with the flower punch! Love the pearl swirls making the path!! Wonderful touch!

Debby said...

such a cute card,thanks for the great tip of how to make butteflies!

Melissa Cash said...

Great card Cammie, I love your butterflies and pearls!

photo masking said...

hi,

very nice and good..keep blogging

craftieodamae said...

Simply gorgeous, I love the pearls!

NinaB said...

I love your cheery card, Cammie. Those butterflies with the swirly pearls are lovely.

Diane said...

Very cute card...great idea for the butterflies, too!
Have fun at CHA...I am sooooo jealous...LOL....

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Very clever butterfly and I love them paired with the kitten..so playful!! :)

Sharri Seffens said...

Awww...this is adorable! I love how you made the butterflies!

Gabriela said...

Cammie:

1) I just LOVE your kitten card
2) Fabulous butterfly tutorial
3) You've got two anonymous SPAMMERS abouve my comment.

Donna said...

Great card! Love that little kitten. I have that punch and never thought of making butterflies. Thanks for the idea. I will definitely try that one. Have fun at CHA. Would love to attend but I doubt they would ever come in Indiana; maybe Chicago!

Amy Johnson said...

This is absolutely ADORABLE! I love cats. I really need to get this set. The images are just so sweet. And I love how creative you were to think of adding the butterlies and pearls. Genius!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Cammie, your card is just adorable girl!! I LOVE that darling kitty with the fabulous pearl trail along the butterfly!! Thanks for that great tutorial!! I'll have to try it out!! HUGS

Melanie said...

love the butterflies and trails, wonderful!!!

Lynette said...

Awesome card - what a great idea for the butterfly! Have an wonderful time, and I can't wait to hear all about it!

Starla said...

Clever little butterfly!! And I love the pearl bling...need to look into those!!
Hoping that maybe I'll get to meet you at the supershow on Sat?!! Bring your rain boots....and maybe a lifejacket....I think we are going to start floating here!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Super precious Cam!! And clever to boot!! LOVE that butterfly girl!! You amaze me!!

lisa808 said...

Enjoy CHA!

Jessica said...

Cammie! What a perfect card - those butterflies are adorable with that sweet kitty!

specialcraftmom4 said...

Adorable card!!! Love the cute way you made the butterflies (:

Allison said...

Gorgeous colouring on the cat and I love how he is chasing the butterflies! Love he pearls and colorus too!

Christi said...

This is wonderful Cammy!! I love how you turned that flower into a butterfly! Have fun at CHA!!

Deebi27 said...
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Deebi27 said...

I just comment on Theresa's blog about her new set. The kitten in the cup is my favorite, however after seeing your card with the pouncing kitten...hmmmmm. I love your use of the pearls for the flights of the butterflies is a great idea. And your tutorial of the how to butterfly, well that just perfect. And yes new punch to get my goofy hands on! This new stuff, stuff is never ending...love it!

Joan Ervin said...

Cute, Cute, Cute...just look at that darling little kitty playing with your awesome butterflies...thanks for the deets!!!!

Brenda said...

Cuteness! I love your card and thank you for the tip on making the butterflies.

Nancy said...

I love this card! Thanks for the quick tutorial on how to use the 5 petal flower to make a butterfly. I just happen to have that punch! yay!

dustypenny said...

Adorable card!