Butterfly Flourish Card

Sunday afternoon my son John had homework to work on, so we both headed upstairs to my studio. He worked on a project for History and I pulled out things to make a couple of cards to send out this week. I absolutely love having him work beside me at my craft table. 

I will be the first to tell you - I am not a card marker. Its hard for me to work with something small and I struggle with how to design a card font.

While looking through the Silhouette online store, I came across a cut file for the butterfly flourish card front. I cut it out using American Crafts card stock. Once the butterfly was cut out, I spray glued it to the front of a white card base, made of American Crafts paper. 

The card base is 5x7 which is larger than what I normally use, but I think the intricate details needed a larger background. 

To jazz it up just a touch, I placed various colors of enamel dots inside the floral cuts. I love the little pops of color!  Here's a close up: 

 All in all, I really liked how this card came out. Is it a heavy technique based card? Nope. But I am not a heavy technique based scrapbooker, so I am not surprised that my card making is simple also.

This card will most likely be sent to my MawMaw. I have been missing her a bunch lately, and I think this card will make her smile.

Happy Monday, friends. I am hoping to have some time to work in my studio this afternoon. I have a couple of ideas brewing and I am anxious to get them down on paper.


  1. Melissa, that is a gorgeous card! I'm sure it will brighten your MawMaw's day. It's very "spring" and cheerful :)

  2. This is fantastical. I love this so much.

  3. pretty butterfly, nice and 'springy' card

  4. The enamel dots are such a nice touch.

    I love getting ideas from your photos. The buttons scattered in front of the card is something I would have never thought of doing. Now I want to copy you.

  5. I think I have that die cut in my library! It looks gorgeous here.

  6. Very pretty! It also gave me an idea for using some of my millions of brads (instead of enamel dots). Thanks!

  7. I love simple cards! I like the color of paper you chose and the enamel dots really make it pop.

    Stefani | Dreams of Nyssa


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