Paper Hugs and Die Cut Dreams

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Stars & Butterflies

I have a couple of cards to share with you tonight that hit a bunch of challenges, so hold onto your seats!! And a lot of WHITE tonight!


  • Stamptacular Sunday asked for Red, White, & Blue and a Star too!
  • Our Creative Corner asked for a star
  • Belli Challenge asked for Patriotic (and to top it off - I won a digi stamp there last week!)
  • Crafty Creations asked for Stars and Stripes - technically stars or stripes! I am thinking this could qualify for both.
  • ABC asked for two tones - defined as any two colors, not counting card base (or flesh tones if coloring people) Both of these actually qualify for this one!

NEXT!!!



This one is actually a dark pink and those green butterflies are made with Nana's Kitchen papers. They actually have forks, knives, and spoons all over them!


Challenges:

  • TCP Tuesday has two drinks as an inspiration piece - one green, one pink and very spring/summery
  • Heart Hugs Etsy Inspired brought us to a store this week called Potato Patch and I was inspired by these cute little childrens shirts. I loved this one - with the butterfly!
  • Danni's Flutterby Challenge was for springy and of course the butterfly
  • Rosie & Dee asked for Pink & Lime
  • Paper Blooms asked us to be inspired by something - TCP Picture and the Butterfly shirt at Potato Patch
  • Secret Crafter asked for Pink & Green
  • All Sorts asked for "winged" things. So again, I give them some lovely butterflies - different butterflies, but lovely just the same!

And that's probably all for tonight! Thanks for stopping and be sure to stop by tomorrow morning for the Stamps & Smiles sketch and the Scrap Schemes Inspirational Challenge!!




44 comments:

Danni said...

I love both of these! Awesome job! Thanks for playing along with my challenge!

Kim said...

Great cards - I really love the FBW one.

Michelle said...

Wow both card are awesome! So glad you played along with the FBW challenge - it's a very pretty card!

Kerry said...

Great cards Vicki! Thanks for playing in the Etsy Inspired Challenge.

toners said...

Wow! Thank you for playing along with our TCP challenge this week - your work is beautiful! The butterflies are so pretty and summery!

acreativeneed said...

They're both great, Vickilyn! I'm so happy you joined in the Crafty Creations Challenge! Love the way you used the stars and the flourishes are great!!
smiles,Deena

Deanne said...

ooh wow they are both gorgeous :) TFS and joining in with us x

Crafting Joanne said...

Wonderful red, white and blue card Vicki, love the cleaness of the layout.

Thanks for playing along with the us this week over on SSC.

Joanne x

de said...

Awesome cards! Your butterfly card for the EtsyInspired is adorable! Love the colors!

Rosie (Freycob) said...

WOW!! Two fantastic cards!

Thanks for joining us at Rosie-Dee's this week. We hope to see you again!

x

Fern said...

Wow you have been busy... Both cards are beautiful... Wonderful job on all of the challenges...

Tiff said...

Both cards are absolutely stunning!!! I love your balanced use of space and I can see you're not afraid of white (like me)!!! Thanks for participating in the EIC!

Lilsweetpea said...

Your red, white, and blue card is fabulous. What die cut machine did you use?

Jane Carroll said...

very pretty

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Viv said...

Wonderful cards Vicki! Especially love the first one with those flourishes. It's gorgeous!
Viv xx

Liza said...

Fab card, I love the simplicity of the design. Thanks for joining us at SSC.

Liza x

Nancy said...

Wonderful cards!! I really love your first one, and I'm partial to the butterfly one!! LOL! Thanks for playing in the Flutter By challenge this week!

Holly said...

Your Belli card is absolutely FABOO!!!!! I love the swirls and the stacked stars!!! And your butterfly card - WOW. I'm casing that one! :-)

shelly said...

both gorgeous cards of course the b/fly is my fave :)
thanks for playing along at paperblooms again i really enjoy your work :) xx shelly

Carly said...

I love both of your cards and I am always amazed at how you are able to combine challenges so well in your creations. Thanks for playing with us this week!

Sprytebyrd said...

Great cards! Love the dimension and design!
Thanks for joining us at SSC this week!
Dee

Denise Clark said...

I LOVE your lots of white space! You did a great job with it! It's really not as easy as one might think to balance it all out of have the focus in the right spot. You did a wonderful job on both of these cards! I especially love the red white and blue one!

Found your blog over at Stamptacular Sunday!

Nicola said...

Wow Vicki your cards are awesome. The stars really pop and your butterflies are so pretty.
Thank you for playing along with Flutter By Wednesday.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Karen Wilson said...

These are both so pretty! Great job!

TFS!

Skraptacular Designs said...

Hi Vicki,

I just love this Red, White and Blue card! The flourishes are fabulous! Great design...very clean yet very elegant!

Thanks for playing along with us at Stamptacular this week!

Hugs,
Priscilla

Jill said...

beautiful cards love the butterflys, thanks for joining us at scsc hugs Jill xx

joey said...

Hiya Vickilyn

stunning creations! I absolutely adore the blue and red swirls fantastic card

Thanks for joining us at ssc

Joey.x

Leah said...

These are both just stunning! I especially love the butterfly one:) I am a softie for butterflies;)

Debbie said...

Both are adorable! Thanks for playing the Belli Challenge this week!

Gloria Stengel said...

I gotta ask...girl, how do you keep these challenges straight and how do you have time to find them all?! I'm blown away! Love the butterfly card!

de said...

WOO HOO GIRL! YOU WON ETSYINSPIRED THIS WEEK WITH THAT BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLY CARD!! YEA YOU!

Send me an email with your t-shirt choice and mailing deets to stampindeva[at]bellsouth[net]

raindropecho said...

Love ALL these cards! Your swirls on the stars and stripes card are just fantastic! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations this week :D
-Ann

jillyscreations said...

Gorgeous card love them both thank you o taking part at ssc

Tiff said...

Congrats on winning the EIC this week!

Janneke said...

Awesome card ;0)

Thanks for joining us at SSC!

Janneke X

Ali Manning/newenglandstamper said...

Beautiful cards - thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations!

Carol said...

OH BOY, Vickilyn! these cards came out great and you did an amazing job addressing multiple challenges with these cards - great take on the TCP challenge, that butterfly card catches my eye- very NICE!!!

Jaime said...

thanks for joining us on CCC this week. Love the card for Stars n stripes.

Helen said...

These are both fabby!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
Helen x

Dani said...

Wow! Clean and simple and stunning! Great job, thanks for playing with the Belli Challenge again!

jdmommy said...

WOW! That patriotic card with the die cuts is fabulous!! thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge!!!

Chrissy D said...

VERY COOL - Love the use of your die cuts!!! Thanks for playing along in the Belli Challenge!

Joan Ervin said...

Your cards are super cool...I love all the details on the first one and the butterflies are beautiful on the second!! Thanks for playing along in the Belli challenge

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Great job with all the challenges! Love your flourishes with the stars and stripes! Both cards are great! Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge!