Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Candied Butterflies

     My mother-in-law is hosting her Pokeno group next month. She usually asks me to give her 16 cards from my stash to hand out as party favors. This time we decided that I would design a special card for the occasion. All of the players will get the same card. Here is the card I designed using Graphic 45's Garden Goddess Collection. 

     I chose to make a Box on Card. I made the card base and mat using the Cameo Silhouette, because I wanted the card to be scalloped. 

     I selected some 2-part butterfly dies. I placed Elizabeth Craft Designs double-sided adhesive on a pink patterned paper. I then die cut the butterflies. Each butterfly was dipped in Ultra Fine Diamond glitter. I think the paper looks like candy, hence "Candied Butterflies". 

     The box on top is a simple 2-inch cube. I recently learned how to make paper beads. I made earrings using the same paper found in the card. 

Silhouette Earring Holders


     Everyone asks how to get the box inside the envelope. The answer is that you don't. I place the box on the envelope. After opening the card, it can then be displayed with the box on top.

Inside of Card

Back of Card
The Earrings
I ended up making 21 of these cards.

     My mother-in-law doesn't wear earrings, so I made her a bracelet to wear to her party. Don't look too closely. I was winging it. I have never made a bracelet before, and I was too lazy to look up the proper way to do it.

     Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 - Garden Goddess Collection
                                                    Garden Goddess
                                                    Seeds of Kindness
                                                    Shine from Within
                                                    Fields of Flowers
                                                    Thoughtfully Planted
     Card Stock: My Colors - Lovable
                                        Spanish Moss
     Die: Spellbinders - Les Papillons
            Sizzix - Detailed Butterflies
            Burniston - Word Set 1
                             Butterfly Accessory Dies
                             Gift Card Label
     Embellies: Ric-Rac - mini Hot Pink
                     Elizabeth Craft Designs - Double Sided Adhesive
                                                         Cool Diamond Ultra Fine Glitter
                     Pearls - Pink 7mm and 4mm


Crafty Calendar - Girly and Cute - #29 - *
Creative Friday - Shaped Cards - #11 - *
Dream Valley - All That Glitters - #19 - *
Graphic 45 - A Card - December 2
My Time to Craft - Not a quadrilateral - #15 - *
Paper Girls - 3 Manufacturers - #3 - *
(Graphic 45, Minds Eye, Spellbinders, Sizzix, Burniston, Elizabeth Craft)


  1. Beautiful cards and boxes and gorgeous jewelry. Everyone is going to love these.

  2. Das ist eine aufwendig Karte geworden und auch mit besonderen Bestimmung.
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei creative friday!

  3. Beautiful feminine boxes for the gorgeous jewellery thank you for joining in at the Crafty Calendar Challenge

  4. such a fabolous card/box.Thanks for joining us at creative friday.

  5. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the My Time To Craft Challenge this time and good luck :)

  6. Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing with us in the Stinkin' Inkers Challenge Blog's November "Die-lirious and Punchy" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
    Leslie, SI DT
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