Last week I received a card from one of my sisters that had this wonderful foam butterfly on it.  Since the card was store bought (I wouldn’t tear apart a handmade creation!), I decided to remove it and use it on a fun spring creation for Stacy’s Bunny Special News and Challenge. Stacy is celebrating some bunny excitement and has some fabulous prizes!!  Just make a project with bunnies or a “Spring” theme and you’re in.
Check it out check-it-outers!

The butterfly really sparkles and shines!!  LOVE!

Besides Stacy’s challenge this card is also playing along in:

This second card was made as a birthday card for a dear friend who absolutely adores cats.

There are little rhinestones on the notes to add some sparkle.  Gotta have a little sparkle!

This card joins some challenges, too.

Thanks for dropping by today.  Happy Crafting!
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Card 1: Springtime Smiles

Stamps: SU “Easter Blossoms”

Papers: PTI Select White; My Mind’s Eye “Memorable” Designer Paper (50% off right now at Ellen’s!!)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Foam Butterfly; Adhesive Pearl; Taffeta Ribbon; PTI “Parisian Lace Doily” Die; Sizzix “Flowers, Branches & Leaves” Die; Spellbinders “Curved Borders One” Die; Corner Rounder Punch

Card 2: Party Cats

Stamps: Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps “Party Cats”

Papers: PTI Select White and True Black

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”; Copics

Accessories: Rhinestones; Satin Ribbon

23 Responses to “Springtime Smiles and Party Cats”

  1. These are beautiful! I love all the detail die cutting you did on the first card. That Vagabond is really getting a workout 🙂 What cute cats. I’m sure you friend will love it!

  2. Okay the cat card had me giggling! 🙂 Very cute and I am sure she will love it. Your spring time card is just perfect. The leafy die is wonderful and great re-use of the butterfly. I agree very shimmery and pretty. Wonderful spring card, thanks for playing in my challenge Susan!

  3. Two fab cards here. x

  4. OMG your cat card is HILARIOUS! I love the sentiment…so fun. Thanks for playing along with us in the Let’s Have a Laugh Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week!

  5. Gorgeous Susan!!!

  6. I love everything about your first card, Susan. I’m so glad you saved the pretty butterfly. Couldn’t let something like that go! Those curved vines are beautiful. The card has so much movement. Of course, I love all things critter, so the kitty card had me at o sole me–ow. That row of fishy back up singers is hilarious!

  7. Fabulous cards Susan 🙂 great recycling, the butterfly and whole design is beautiful !
    I LOVE the singing cats too 🙂 I have this stamp set and the chorus of fish across the top is brilliant !! haha

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    luv
    Lols x x x

  8. Fabulous cards, Susan! I especially love how you designed a card to complement the butterfly!

  9. The first card is a real beauty with the recycled butterfly! I love the colors! The solo me-ow card is hilarious! The singing fish at the top is the funniest thing I could ever imagine 🙂 Thanks for the great chuckle 🙂

  10. Your first card is just Beautiful, so great to get more mileage out of that butterfly, and the leaves and doily dies are perfect with it!
    Love the shading on the cats in the second, your friend will Love it!

  11. Susan your cat card is hilarious with the fish choir. Wonderful spring time butterfly card and colors.

    Hugs Diane

  12. Beautiful cards, Susan! Love what you did with the butterfly…Talk about recycling at its best. Gorgeous!

    Your second card is so fun and fresh. Love the crisp, clean CAS design.

  13. Oh, your first card looks like spring, I love it!

  14. Fabulous cards! I LOOOOOve that sweet butterfly fluttering about!

  15. Oh, these are great! The second one totally made me smile!

  16. Love the shimmer of the butterfly and your doily ‘frame’ – such a pretty, feminine take on this week’s Muse! Thanks for joining us!

  17. LOL! That cat image is brilliant and I especially love the choir of fish! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

  18. Fabulous cards! Love your Muse card the best – that bfly is so fun! Thanks for joining in with Muse!

  19. The kitty card is adorable. 🙂 Love how you added tiny bow.
    And what a nice touch with the butterfly. You are so creative, Susan!

  20. Beautiful Muse card!!! I love all those layers, and that butterfly is AWESOME!!! 🙂

    Lauren
    http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

  21. Super cute cards! That butterfly really does shine beautifully 🙂

  22. WOW! I love how you managed to photograph the shiny butterfly! Thanks for joining us on the Runway!

  23. Your idea to “repurpose” the lovely butterfly just makes me smile! It and the pink patterned leaves on top of the doily is an effective layering. WOW.

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