Thursday, April 21, 2016

A Blessed Birthday



Hello friends : )   Today I get to share a card I made for the Seize the Birthday Challenge : ) where I am honored to be the Surprise Party Guest for April and May!



You have heard of a CASEd card well this is a CASEd Stamp and die set heeheehee.  I purchased this butterfly set for my sister but before mailing it to her I stole a few cuts! and created this card.

I chose to cut my card base as a "Tall and Skinny" inspired by the old 2015 Mojo Monday challenges.  The card is actually only 3.5" x 5.5".  I did that because I wanted my butterfly wing to hang over the side of the card while still fitting in an A2 envelope : )

I cut four butterflies:

one from white cs
one from white foam
two from clear acetate

I created the shaker card adding the sweetest little tiny yellow stars.  It is impossible to really see in the picture but these little stars are so light that because of static some cling to the top acetate piece - some cling to the bottom acetate piece and then some lay inside the shaker normally! It helps give this shaker (and the fact some of it hangs off the card)  the sweetest dimension  : )

I love birthdays!! and so it is a special treat for me to be adding my designs to the wonderfully talented gals at Seize the Birthday!  Please consider joining us for this fun challenge!  The theme is ANYTHING GOES!! which is always so much fun!  The challenge runs for two weeks so there is plenty of time to play along.  I can't wait to see what YOU create!







I will be adding my card to another challenge as well! Happy Little Stampers challenge this month is mixed media with "Wings of any description".

Edited to add:

Thanks to the suggestion of my friend Lisa I am also adding this card to The Paper Players Challenge Blog!!  I have never played with this great group but let me tell you!! between the terrific Design TEam and the gallery there are some spectacular butterflies floating around over there!! Come join the fun! : )



Thank you so much for stopping by and for your wonderful comments! They really make my day : )

Patti

Supplies:
Stamp and Die set "Enclosed: Butterfly mini by PTI
Yellow star glitter by Reflections from Michaels
Yellow machine embroidery Thread

33 comments:

A splash of color said...

Oh how sweet and fun to have the butterfly hang off.. how do you think of these things? I will have to get going and follow your directions on making one :)

LauraJane:) said...

Your butterfly shaker is Wonderful Pattie!! How clever of you to make some cuts for yourself before giving the die to your sister..That is fiscally sound thinking:))

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card Patti. So glad to have you as our Surprise Party Guest for April and May.

Jacquie Southas said...

Congratulations on being the Suprise Party Guest, Patti! Your butterfly is gorgeous extending off the edge of the card base!

Mac Mable said...

Ohhh this is wonderful..absolutely amazing!!! You are so talented and come up with the most creative, unique and clever designs. You've probably gathered that I love this card! Thank you for sharing your talent x

TaeEun said...

Wow! this card is the most beautiful shaker card I've ever seen, Patti! Love the wing hanging over the edge, where you can see through the wing! And thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving lovely comments!

Happy Dance said...

You do realize that you're going be seeing CASEs of this GORGEOUS card all over blogland! It's just fantastic. What a clever, clever idea, and oh!, those stars are so perfect for this beautiful butterfly. The pink and yellow add just the right amount of color, and I adore this card!!!! Amazing!! Bev

Kara Lynne said...

WOW! I absolutely love this! Those little scattered stars and that beautiful off-the-edge butterfly...so much to love here! I'm pinning this!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

WOW - this is one awesome card! I just LOVE that transparent shaker you created! Going to pin this!

Lisa said...

LOVE LOVE this beautiful card!! The teeny stars look so pretty in the butterfly shaker. I don't think your sister will mind that you snuck in a few die cuts!!

Lisa said...

Oops, forgot to suggest you enter this at The Paper Players. They have a butterfly challenge!

Sid said...

Fab shaker butterfly !! I have also become your latest blog follower !

Linda Callahan said...

This is one gorgeous shaker card! Love it! Glad you shared it at the Paper Players!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your card and that is one awesome butterfly die. Your card is just awesome in design. I seldom do shaker cards myself but I admire those who do them.

sandie said...

wow, my fav card of yours to date. How clever and totally stunning. Love how the butterfly goes over the edge. I wanted to thank you for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog, so much appreciated x

Nancy said...

Can I just say that this is sensational! Having the butterfly hang over the edge is awesome! I guarantee this card will be chosen as a winner at the other challenges. I am so glad that our paths have crossed and you're with us these next couple of months so we can enjoy your wonderful cards!

Colleen said...

Absolutely brilliant, Patti!! Now I will have to CAS YOU!! Right now I am in Reno, NV watching granddaughter play in a volleyball tournament, I clicked on the link and it did bring me to the Tailored Expressions where I saw Amy's card. I am sorry you couldn't get there, but thank you for leaving me a sweet comment. And thank you for ALL your awesome comments and encouraging people to play along with us at Seize the Birthday! Is that why we have more than 200 entries every time? You are too sweet!! And I do love this butterfly, wish I were home so I could get inky! Have a great weekend!!

Greta said...

I've had my eye on that butterfly die & oh my goodness--what a wonderful card you made with it! Love that it's a shaker & that you let it hang off the edge of the card!

Melissa L. said...

Ooooo! This is so pretty, Pattie. Thanks for sharing with us a HLS Mixed Media. I hope you'll play along next month too. :)

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant design here today and gorgeous colour combo used on this fab card....hope you are having a great weekend. xx

 {aNNie}

Linda Knox said...

Great card. I love shakers and you have created a new take on it with the wing hanging over the edge. Love it and thanks for sharing.

Lynne in NI said...

Oooooeeeee! What a fabulous butterfly shaker! Love it Patti!

laurie said...

What an awesome shaker...great idea to sneak a few cuts before sending it!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful card!

Joyce said...

Congrats on your suprise guest designer. This is such a cool design. I love how the butterfly hangs out over the card edge, and you can see the little stars in the shaker part.

Taunya Butler said...

So glad to see you Guest Designing over at Seize the Birthday - one of my favorite challenges!! You did an awe-inspiring job in this BEAUTIFUL, cheery, bright, and oh, so happy card!!! Light and fluttery feeling - you amaze me!!!

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

I really love your tall and skinny card, and the gorgeous butterfly hanging off of the edge is genius! Beautifully done!

Theresa Krout said...

This card is FANTASTIC and should win all prices for any contest you enter it in. It is one of my favorites. I need to try that foam technique because it is just incredible. Thanks for your talent and for sharing with us Patti. Love it!

Martha said...

OH MY, Patti, this is simply beautiful & so brilliantly designed. I love it!

*Vicki* said...

Oh my this is absolutely gorgeous Patti!! I love the butterfly filled with the star confetti and hoe it sticks out over the edge!! Just brilliantly done! HUGS

Kim Heggins said...

This is one amazing card...just love your incredible butterfly and off the edge and all, simply fabulous.

Carol said...

Gorgeous shaker card. Thanks for joining us at HLS Mixed Media challenge this month Carol DT x

Jodene said...

This card is wonderful Patti! I love how you have turned the butterfly into a shaker, and that it hangs off the card - very cool :)