Practicing Creativity

Fluttering by butterfly birthday card

How's the weather over your way? We're fortunate that we have a nice balcony with a view over the green space of our apartments as we shelter at home. The trees are leafing out and fruit trees starting to bloom. My neighbor on the ground floor has a lovely garden, too, with bright yellow daffodils and purple hyacinths popping up.

I think it was the hyacinths that inspired my color choice for this card, a spring look birthday card, featuring a digi and sentiment from Imagine That Digistamps – Goin' Buggy. I don't use purple on cards that often, but I always like it when I do, like this purple tulip thank you card.

I've had the little no-brand butterfly border die a while now and never used it. I was glad to finally put it to use (confession – I forgot I had it). The papers on this card, with the exception of the purple gingham, are from my scrap file. I don't even know where they originally came from. I'm trying to use up bits and pieces left over from other projects; it gives me such a warm, thrifty feeling when I do.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, patterned paper
Digital Stamp – Imagine That Digistamps Goin' Buggy
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – No-brand stitched circle dies and butterfly border
Embellishment – buttons

I'm linking up with: Little Red Wagon #542 – Leftovers, Crafts Galore Encore #73 – ATG, Crafty Friends #132 – Spring colour pallet, Gem of a Challenge Week 7 – ATG, and Love to Scrap Challenge Blog #131 – ATG.


  1. Hello… Thanks for joining our challenge with your lovely butterfly card… Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends. Good luck in the draw!
    Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  2. Fabulous card, Shani! So very spring! I'm loving all the purple. Friday was a beautiful day here....a month or so ago we lost a large limb off one of our trees so I spent the day cleaning it up. It's been wet & rainy since though. :(

  3. Love your colored pencil work. Cute card!Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

  4. Great way to use paper scraps on your colorful card !

    Thanks for joining our "Leftover" Challenge @ Little Red Wagon. Hope to see you back again soon.


  5. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 7 at Gem of a Challenge!

  6. Definitely a hyacinth-colored card, Shani! It's nice to hear about the greenery and flowers that you see outside your balcony. It is a nice reminder that there are beautiful things to see, even amidst such heartbreak. I wanted to thank you for leaving me such joyful comments; I truly appreciate it! On my lunch break now and wanted to drop you a quick line to send a hug!!

  7. Love your card. So spring-like. And, purple is my favorite color!

  8. Trop chou ce papillon!! Les couleurs sont ravisantes, très gaies, j'aime beaucoup!


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