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Doily Butterfly

Love is Like a Butterfly ...
... a Doily Butterfly

Our Creative Corner has a challenge this week to make a project inspired by the following photo and then share why you love butterflies.

 I love butterflies because they symbolise new life and new beginnings.

I am also submitting this as a second entry for the April Challenge at Bizzy Becs which is to add texture to your paper craft project.  The butterfly was die cut from a long rectangular crocheted doily that I picked up at a market for $2.  It has been adhered to the backing card stock with Big Shot Multi-Purpose Adhesive Sheets (Sizzix).  The ruffled ribbon has been woven through the punched edging.

PS:  Thanks, Kim, for including this in your Punch Inspiration for 22/4.


Now, I wish I had come up with this awesome idea to punch both sides of the card front to form three separate panels.  As soon as I saw this idea through Pinterest, I knew it was going to get a high priority rating on my 'To Do List'.  Here's the link to the original card by Mickey Roberts that caused my little creative heart to skip a beat.

12/5/2012 - Here's a link to a great little tutorial that explains the process.

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set:  Butterfly Prints
Ink:  Soft Suede
Card Stock:  Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Beautiful Butterflies Die, Basic Pearls, Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon, Antique Brad, Crochet Doily, Labels Collection Framelits Die, Dimensionals, Spice Cake DSP (SU)

Thanks for stopping by,


Esther Asbury said…
I never even thought of die cutting a doily like that...great idea!
Beautiful the butterfly!
Mickey Roberts said…
What a lovely card, Bronwyn! Love all the special details you included!
Lesley said…
Gorgeous card Bronwyn! Love the lace and the! That doily die cut is amazing!
Christine Blain said…
Bron, this really is a treat for the eyes - so many beautiful details. The die-cut doily looks fabulous! Love the way you've punched the sides of the card-front too; threaded with ribbon, it looks stunning.
Tina said…
Wow! Love that doily butterfly. I have a heap of doilies I bought at a Vinnies shop - now I know what to do with them!
Nikki Spencer said…
So clever Bron, l love the butterfly idea, even though at first glance l thought you had been busy with the crochet hook again..:0)
The use of that border punch is really lovely!
Sharon Wheet said…
what a stunning card! i love how you thought of cutting the butterfly from a crochet doily-clever girl! {smile}
and i love all the delicate and romantic touches you added. Very pretty! and wonderful craftsmanship!
thank you for playing along with us @ OCC
Paula Dobson said…
Oh my! You have outdone yourself this time Bron! I thought you had been crocheting too, until I took a closer look. What a great idea to use a cheap doily. So much to see on this beautiful card - I am going back for another look!!
Patti said…
This card is stunning. I love that punch and what you did with it. And the butterfly cut from a real doily is such a unique idea. Great card!
H2 :) said…
Absolutely brilliant card Bron! The die cut butterfly alone is such an awesome element, but the extra interest & texture you have added with the panels, ribbon & pearls is fabulous. Bravo! :)
Anonymous said…
Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Love your card Bron!
Kristin said…
Oh my gracious, that doily is amazing! I love all the texture you have on the card, the die cut borders and the ribbons. Really a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us this week at the OCC!
Meihsia Liu said…
Wow...this is so creative and amazingly beautiful. Thank you for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
Tui Nathan said…
oh my goodness Bron .... this is simply stunning ... how great is that doily butterfly - amazing! love too that punched border ...creative and pretty!
Terstamper said…
I love your card, it's gorgeous.
Anne Marie Hile said…
Bronwyn...all I can say is WOW! THis is absolutely stunning! I adore how you dressed up the punced borer and that butterfly is gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner! :) Hugs!
Kathy said…
WOW, WOW, WOW stunning. What an awesome job. Wonderful use of a doily. Love it. TFS
Darlene Gabriel said…
Wow - this card is gorgeous. I love the way you used that punch and then wove the ribbon through. Your butterfly is stunning - what a great idea using the doily.
This is my first visit to your blog and definitely won't be my last - in fact I'm going to take a look around now while I'm here.
Krystie said…
Wow, cat got my tongue! Stunning card! I was looking for a a doily butterfly to link up with and I have to say your card is gorgeous, but different type of butterfly!

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