Friday, May 17, 2013

Birthdays, Butterflies, and Bows - And a Custom Touch

I had so much fun making this card! The inspiration for it came from 3 different card challenge blogs (one of which was closed even when I started the project!), and I'm super pleased with the result:

I just LOVE the quick-and-easy customization "trick" I learned at the SU Regional I went to last month: insert a piece of DSP into the envelop for an instant "luxury" look! So simple, but the effect is fantastic.

As I said, this card was inspired by several fun sources. The layout for this card came from Freshly Made Sketches (FMS86). 

The touch of butterflies came from SUO Challenges #70. When I saw that SUO was all about butterflies, you know I was so totally all over that! Haha. I love me some butterflies.  :)

And the birthday theme came from a fun tic-tac-toe challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays in celebration of their 100th challenge! Hooray! These challenges are always a lot of fun.


  1. Beautiful card! And dressing up the envelope is a great addition! So glad to see you at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  2. What a great card with matching envelope!! Love the sketch that you used and the butterflies are the perfect touch! Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges :-)

  3. What a pretty card! I love the clean look and I love the butterflies. Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  4. This is so different from all the other creations - the cake with the butterflies, awesome idea is very original~~~

  5. I love your pretty card with matching envelope. It's such a nice touch! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. I love this card and I can't wait to use it in a class for this set.