Tag Archives: S3-146 Butterflies Two

Thinking of You (CTD #108)

4 Sep

A couple of days ago, I ran into some old friends and heard some sad news. I wanted to send them a card and today I had time to create. The color combination at Color Throwdown is perfect for a subtle yet elegant card. See what you think:

The second photo shows details in the card. Look at the yellow background. It is embossed with a Spellbinders Impressabilities template. Also, butterflies’ bodies have a sprinkling of brown Flower Soft. It gives the body dimension while keeping a natural look…it goes in the mail tomorrow.

Important Stuff
Pens Sketch E47 Dark Brown, E04 Lipstick Natural (Copic Markers);
Die Cuts S4-244 Fair Isle Borderabilties® Petite, S5-019 Labels Eight, Wizard™ system, S3-146 Butterflies Two, I2-1006 Flower & Stone Impressabilities (Spellbinders Paper Arts)
Embellishments Nut Brown decorative sprinkles (Flower Soft)

Other Stuff Brown, Kraft cardstocks, Yellow handmade paper, Ultra-fine tan marker


Take Ten

21 Feb

I’m working on a little project for my daughter’s school. Soon they’ll have a faculty appreciation event with door prizes. I’m donating a set of hand-made thank you cards. I coordinated the set and will make a pretty little box to hold them. I wanted to share the cards today. Here is the crop!

I used a ton of Spellbinders™ Die Templates, just a few stamps and a few embellishments. So easy.

Important Stuff: S3-136 Butterflies Two, S4-214 Eyelets Borderabilities® Petite, S4-251 Big Scalloped Ovals LG, S4-204 Fleur De Lis Pendants, S4-268 Nested Pears, S4-200 Flower Bouquet, S4-199 Floral Accent, S4-245 Fancy Tags, S4-190 Labels Four, S5-014 Deckled Mega Rectangles SM, S4-241 Jumbo Scalloped Borderabilities® Petite (Spellbinders™); Blue Free Bird “Peace” paper (My Mind’s Eye); Mediterranean blue cardstock (The Paper Studio); Studio g, Thank You Stamp (Hampton Arts); Tim Holtz Flower and text stamps (Stamper’s Anonymous); Stampology Clear Stamp Ink (Autumn Leaves), Glue Dots

Other Stuff: Green satin ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch; Dark Blue dye ink, PVA glue

This project didn’t take long. I cut/embossed 2 of most of the die templates I used, from 2 double-sided papers. I cut blocks of turquoise blue cardstock and I had a pile of card bases ready to go!

I grabbed a couple of elements, a cardstock block and then a die cut. I arranged them all on the card bases and then grabbed some ribbon and a couple of stamps. I adhered, stamped, punched corners and VOÍLA…10 cards.

Here are a couple of close ups…hope they inspire you!

Hope you have a great, creative week! Cheers, Eli

Another Flutters By

4 Nov

I do love butterflies. Today I’m sharing another journal. This one has some funky elements in it like half page envelopes (most of the rest of mine are full sized), colorful tabs and of course, pages that are lined on one side and blank on the other. If you look near the bottom of the journal, you’ll also see the charms that are at the end of the bookmark that is attached to the top of the spiral…I love it when I can’t actually LOSE the bookmark.


The butterfly medallion is made from tw0 die templates S4-233 Labels Nine. I just used two consecutive sizes and placed their points on the four

The center panel was created using Spellbinders™ Impressabilities™ templates. I used a color core paper, embossed it in the Wizard™ using the I2-1002 Butterflies template and then sanded the top of it to bring out the color core. I love that it has a rich yet rustic look. Let’s check out the inside.


Here you see the half envelope on the bottom with a little inking on the edges, a sticker embellishment, a tab and a beautiful butterfly stamp. Fun stuff!

Now check out the side image of the pages and envelopes together. I think it is fun to see it from this angle sometimes…how many envelopes do you see?


I can’t count them either. Finally, the back cover.


So if you want to create something like this, here’s what you might need:

Important Stuff: S4-233 Labels Nine, S3-146 Butterflies Two, Wizard (Spellbinders); Orange cardstock (Core’dinations); Bind It All coil binding system (Zutter)
Other Stuff: Border cut outs and stickers, orange ribbons, charms, orange paper, purple and green patterned papers, sandpaper

As always, take care and happy creating! Eli


28 Sep

Sometimes life deals you a hand that causes us to suffer. We lose someone we love. I created this card for someone who had lost a sister. She wanted an invitation to a remembrance party that she would share with family and friends.


I kept it subtle with muted tones of white with pink. The butterfly is a reminder of something after this life and the swirl that was cut out of the patterned paper gives the feeling of lifting up in to the heavens. The stamped sentiment “Invited to Remember” gives everyone a small anticipation of what’s inside.

So, life is not always easy but I think we find it comforting to be with those we love when we are in grief.

Important Stuff: Wizard and die templates–S4-121 Doodle Parts, S5-006 Curved Rectangles, S3-146 Butterflies 2 (Spellbinders Paper Arts); Pink metallic rub-ons (Craf-T), Bianco Exclusives cardstock (Prism); Letter stamps (Close to My Heart)
Other Stuff: Pink patterned paper, pink chalk ink