Saturday, April 19, 2014

Favorite Glitter....EVER!!! Spring Butterfly Card

Cats only assume their strangest, most intriging and beautiful postures when it is impossible to photograph them.
                                                                            ------J.R. Coulson

Hi, Friends.....

I am posting this on Saturday evening, but most of you will not see it until tomorrow or perhaps the next day.  But I will go ahead and wish everyone a

Happy Resurrection Day!  
He is Risen.  He is Risen, indeed! 

I will be heading off early to a sunrise service and then we have breakfast potluck at the church afterwards.  Morning worship begins at 11 am.  What are your Easter plans?

Here's a Spring card that is so fast and simple that I am totally embarrassed to even show it to you. 

I wasn't planning to post this card because it is similar to the one with my Serendipity butterfly that I put up last night.  But when I used more of my new glitter, I was so thrilled that I just had to share with you! Besides, it has aqua and pink....a favorite color combo!!  :)

This is my favorite glitter ever

I snagged it recently on clearance at JoAnn's for a dollar or maybe even 75c (can't remember for sure how much and now the trash is already emptied!)  I love the spring colors:  white, pink, blue, green....which are a bit more pastel than the photo shows....and it doesn't even show the green and white!

I used the green on this card and it has little iridescent flower sequins in it.  <3 <3 <3  That's what you see glinting in different colors in each of the photos.  The blue has tiny stars and the pink has tiny hearts in it.  Adorable!!  This glitter set also has a little funnel that stores in the center of the caddy and is very useful in putting away the leftovers.  :)  I wish I had picked up more than one of these clearance finds!!!

This was a super easy four-step card:
1.  Score and fold the patterned cardstock.  (I used DCWV.)  Cut edge with decorative scissors, if desired.
2.  Die cut and glue together the two butterfly cuts (lattice and solid).
3.  Apply glue and glitter.  Let dry.
4.  Make tails with ribbon and attach to butterfly and mount with 3-D foam on cardstock.


You can see why I say this is so incredibly simple that I hesitate to post it and enter it in any challenges!  However....I am just so totally delighted with it that I am swallowing my pride and going for it.  Ha.

Here's an angled shot.  I can't get over how much I love this quick dress-up for my butterfly .....instead of painstakingly adding individual pearls and sequins like I did on my last card.   This is so fast, but really beautiful.

And let me tell you, this card has some amazing sparkle and shimmer in all the colors of the a million sparkling gems....whenever it is moved slightly.  I wish you could see it in real life!!!

Okay, I have gushed on enough.   I have an idea you are going to be seeing a LOT of this glitter.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!  Can't wait to try it with stencils!  :)

Happy, happy Easter!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  Annabelle Stamps April Challenge - Sketch
2.  Words 2 Scrap By Challenge #4 - Shine Bright Like a Diamond
3.  Keep it Simple Challenge #38 - Bright Sparks
4.  Mark's Finest Papers Speedy TV Challenge #59 - The Eyes Have It (Inspiration Photos)
5.  The Doodle Garden Challenge #2 - Color Inspiration


  1. Wow, what a lovely card and beautiful and sparkly butterfly. Thanks so much for joining us at SpeedyTV's Inspiration Challenge.

  2. Very pretty card and does sound easy to make. I'll have to try it. This was a perfect card for the W2SB challenge. Enjoy your day.

  3. Your glittery butterfly is stunning! Thanks so much for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

  4. Hi, Janis.

    What a pretty butterfly -- and perfect for our shine like a diamond challenge! Thanks so much for joining us at Words 2 Scrap By!

  5. Gorgeous, love the glitter and the tiny little flowers! Thanks fro joining in on the Doodle Garden Challenge!

  6. A beautiful card with a beautiful butterfly. I love the glitter. Thank you, for joining us for the Speedy TV Inspiration challenge.

  7. So pretty. Looks alot like the one sitting on my kitchen table ;) What fun!

  8. Your entire card Shines Bright Like a Diamond! I love how you used the different glitters and sequins together. Thanks for playing along with us at!!

  9. Pretty embossing and glitter! Love your butterfly! Thanks for joining us in the MFPSpeedyTV challenge!

  10. So pretty! I love every single glitter at your Card.
    Thank you so much for joining us at KEEP IT SIMPLE!

  11. So so pretty!! Thanks for playing at KIS!!


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