Sunday, June 24, 2018

Summer Pen Nib Butterfly

     I found some Tim Holtz Pen Nibs just as I was starting this project. I knew I had to use them on one of the cards. Summer seemed the perfect time.

     I started with a sketch from Lili of the Valley, but I veered away from it a bit. 

     The spellbinders butterfly die that I used had a solid and a filigree butterfly. I used my bone folder to give the butterfly some shape.

     With all of the extra pieces that accompany this collection, it is fun to make pockets in order to add more of it to cards. I made a hidden pocket behind the "Sunkissed" panel and placed a tag from Tags and Pockets in it. I placed the pocket on the horizontal panel, then placed the "Sunkissed" panel over it, so that it just peeked out.

     For the inside of the card, I used the leftover strip from the front, a stamp, an ephemera post card, a tag sticker, and fussy cut some purple flowers.

     I will be making 16 cards and 4 calendars with this Graphic 45 Seasons Paper. All of these SEASON cards can be made using:

  • one sheet of each of the patterned paper 
  • one sheet of each of  Prints and Solids
In order to make All Seasons cards and calendars, you only need purchase the following items once:
  • Tags and Pockets
  • Chip Board
  • Ephemera
  • Stickers
  • Season's Patterns and Solids
Stay tuned for more cards this year.

Summer Pen Nib Butterfly - You are here!

Winter Birdhouse
Winter Cozy Snow Day
Winter Pop Up Gift Card Holder
Winter Box on Card 
Winter Calendar 

     Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 - Seasons (Summer)
     Card Stock: My Colors - Ecru
                                        Harvest Orange
                                        Concord Jam
     Ink: Distress - Frayed Burlap
     Die: Spellbinders - Les Papillons     
     Embellies: Twine - Purple
                     Ribbon - Ivory Seambinding
                     Gem - Purple
                     Pen Nib


Cardz 4 Galz - Sunny Summer Days  - #17 - *
Crafting by Design - Flowers Flowers Flowers - #49 - *
Crafting with Dragonflies - Bakers Twine - #2 - *
Creative Inspirations - Here Comes the Sun - #58 - *
Double D Challenges - Butterflies - #30 - *
Moving Along with the Times - June Blooms - #18 - *
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Anything Goes - #11 - Winner!
Di said: "Sharon F makes some beautiful cards, using up loads of snippets. This one really caught my eye - see the Tim Holtz 'pen nib' which forms the body of the butterfly? What a lovely finishing touch!"
Pixie's Crafty Workshop


  1. Very pretty butterfly card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  2. Well that's just brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck!

  3. Who's a very clever girl then Sharon?! LOVE this card and of course how you incorporated the pen nib. I love that it also holds secrets too :)


    Di xx

  4. This design is super awesome....great colors, great arrangement and I love all the layers and fabulous things you added to make it so.

  5. Sharon, wow!!! Thank you for joining us at Crafting By Designs xx

  6. Me again :) Stunning!!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz4Galz xx

  7. Amazing card thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

  8. Great design and colour combo Sharon

    Thank you for joining our MAWTT challenge

    Happy crafting....


  9. WOW beautiful creation ... love that butterfly! How creative on the body of the butterfly ... looks awesome! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Butterflies’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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  10. Gorgeous! I love this butterfly, and all the bright colors. Thank you for sharing your sunny summer days card with us at Cardz 4 Galz! - Chris, DT

  11. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Hope to see you again next time.