Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Earth Day and Happy Birthday Gaby Blog Hop

First things first, Happy Birthday Gaby and Happy Earth Day! Welcome to my blog and to Gaby’s Blog Hop. If you want in on the fun and prizes make sure you start with Gaby! If you arrived from Melissa Made you're on the right track.

I love Butterflies and could not think of a better way to celebrate Earth Day and my friend’s birthday than to make a cute butterfly card!


I used the Cricut Florals Embellished cartridge and Design Studio to make this adorable butterfly. The butterfly image is located on page 64 of the manual.

To make the card, I welded two shadow images together. Next I cut all the layers at 3¼ inches. Lots of layers, but super easy to make. First, I attached the black shadow to the base card and then attached the light green piece to the black piece. I attached the remaining layers, added glitter and pop dotted to the black layer. I love how sweet this card is, just like Gaby!!

Your next stop is Abby from Scrapabookaholic by Abby.

Hope you enjoy the hop and have a Happy Easter!

103 comments:

JustYolie said...

Absolutley gorgeous butterfly card....wonderful colors.

GabyCreates.com said...

THANK YOU LINDA!! that butterfly is gorgeous (you are enabling me, I do not own that cart!)
I feel so honored that this is your first Blog Hop and YOU are in it!!! Hugs and thank you for all you do and share!!

All Honey Creations said...

I love this. I'll have to make this card. It's to cute! Pam

Creative Cutter Room said...

This card is just so beautiful. I love these colors. TFS Cathie

Melin said...

Wow what a pretty butterfly shaped card! I loved the color combinations! I am your newest follower and will be waiting to see more creative inspiration! Melin...CookingWithCricut.com and PaperCraftingWorld.com

Tori said...

Beautiul card! Love the butterfly! Veyr pretty!

Tori :)

jessica said...

beautiful butterfly!! TFS
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Celeste said...

Love lovve your card... sooooo pretty

ramonafl4 said...

love the butterfly it is so gorgeous

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

OhMYgoodness... your butterfly came out adorable...
The Scrapbooking Queen

Tracey said...

Wow....Another cartridge I need to get! Your butterfly is beautiful.

Karen said...

so so pretty! Great colors

Josie0602 said...

Oh my! I opened your blog and just said WOW! when I saw this card!!! It is so pretty!! Definitely have to lift this idea. I dont have the Florals cartridge but I will be looking for a similar cut to try this out. It will be perfect for the birthday card I need to make for my SIL.
Tracy
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

sweetlilscrapper said...

gorgeous.. love the detail!

Dayna Sabrina said...

Super cute! Thanks for sharing.

Idle Hands said...

Lovely butterfly. Beautiful, just like all of your work!

Madonna
http://handmadehobbies.blogspot.com

Crafting Katie said...

Gorgeous, Linda! I love the colors and layering! You are on a roll with butterfly cards today!

mforquer said...

Wow this is super gorgeous Linda! Love this butterfly!
Hugs,
M

Tanya said...

LOVE IT!!! The colors you used are GREAT!!

Hugs,
Tanya
freddylswillima@windstream.net

Maria said...

Love the butterfly super cute

stampinlara said...

this is adorable!!! great blog, thanks for sharing!

stampinlara at yahoo dot com

Lucinda said...

I lvoe butterflies and this one is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

Diane said...

Very pretty card

Debbie - Olivia's Nana said...

CUTE!!!!

Debbie @ http://bugginattheseams.blogspot.com/

silvia said...

LOVE your gorgeous butterfly!!!

Brenda said...

Beautiful card! I recently bought Florals Embellished and now you've shown me how great it is.

HappyScrapper64@bex.net
http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/

shersl84bed said...

beautiful card.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Susan said...

I actually started with your blog and then had to backtrack for the hop! This has been such fun. Your butterfly is fabulous! Don't you love ds?
SusanJ in Atlanta

mamawcindy said...

Oh my goodness!!! You did a Awesome job on your card. It's just beautiful. Wish I had a Gypsy so that I could weld cards together. Maybe someday. Happy Earth Day!!!! :0)
cindymarshall63@hotmail dot com

Audrey Frelx said...

What a stunning card! The butterfly IS beautiful!

scrappingjoy said...

Aren't butterflies so neat and yours is amazing.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Gorgeous butterfly I just love all the colors that you used. TFS

Carol said...

Beautiful card, Love butterflies and the colors are awesome, TFS

Cricut Couple said...

Oh Thanks... Now I have to go get this cartridge too! Hee! Hee! Such a beautiful design! TFS! Bobby & Jill

Misty said...

Happy Easter! I love your card, wish I could make shapes.
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Tanya said...

Love this butterfly card!!

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Got2BCrafting said...

What a gorgeous butterfly! The colors are so beautiful together!
Lori
got2bcrafting at gmail dotcom

Debbie said...

I love butterflies thanks
upnurse at aol dot com

Tambo said...

such a great looking butterfly. So springy! Come on spring, it's been so cold, I want to see some butterflies as pretty as this one.

joydee1963 said...

Great butterfly card! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Scrappin Crafter said...

I *Heart* Butterflies! Super cute card! TFS
Jenni
Scrappincrafter@hotmail.com

Jenn said...

Great card! The butterfly is so pretty - love the colours, TFS!
Jenn
www.craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com

Lori Apgar said...

Very sweet card!!

Glad to be in this hop with you!

Amy Z said...

I love the butterfly card! I think I am going to go copy your idea today!

mitch1066 said...

ahhh i love butterflies too,in fact at 43 years old i got my first ever tattoo....of a butterfly:)
Thanks for sharing

mitch1066(at)gmail.com

Dalis said...

that butterfly cut is super cute!!!!

-- dalis
alidalis AT comcast DOT net

MLiss3 said...

Beautiful card. I always love your creations!

Geri said...

What a great card!! Butterflies are so beautiful aren't they?! Thank you for sharing! Happy Easter!

My Crafting Time said...

Ohhhhh. Very pretty! Awesome job! Thanks for the blog hop and a chance to win.

stacy at mycraftingtime dot com
http://www.mycraftingtime.com

Sherrie K. said...

Great card! Butterflies are so pretty. TFS! I am a new follower:)Hope you stop over at my blog and follow too! Can't wait to see all your creations!
Sherrie K

JennyKozar said...

This is beautiful.

Jazmin said...

The butterfly is amazing... I might have to scraplift the idea of a butterfly card!

Jazzy
MsPoet2Be@gmail.com
www.JazzysCards.Blogspot.com

Corrine said...

the cutest thing EVER!!! Corrine http://celebratingordinarymoments.blogspot.com/

pat said...

just wonderful! TFS.

Kaitlin said...

Beautiful!:)

Kaitlin
http://cupcakesandcards.blogspot.com/

Scrappin Place said...

Love the card

mish said...

Very pretty butterfly card!
Michelle
You can find me at http://scrapbookingSOS.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Beautiful butterfly!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Scrappin Time Gal said...

Love this card.....really nicely done. Colors are great too !!

AnnCarolW@aol.com

the 2 Pink Ladies said...

I love butterflies, too! I am learning through this hop that we can make our own shape cards. I like this. Thanks for sharing!
Hazel
hdhall6002 at sbcglobal dot net

Sarah Magill-Straisfeld said...

Gorgeous card....grrr you've put another cartridge to my 'must have' list....
Sarah
www.sarahprocrastinating.blogspot.com

Anna said...

Beautiful card.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

In keeping with the theme, I'm recycling these comments: A lovely project to celebrate Gaby's birthday. I am a follower! Happy birthday Gaby. Thank you for sharing. I love your project!!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

BunnyFreak said...

Adorable butterfly card.

theduchess&thediva said...

What a beautiful butterfly just in time for spring.

Felicia

Deborah said...

Awesome butterfly......great work......

Cathy said...

Beautiful card. I want to get the design studio. I want to weld pics. Happy easter.
mexicopetshop@hotmail.com

Debc06 said...

What a great butterfly. It just pops off the page at you. TFS
Happy Birthday Gabby!!!!!
Debbie
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

Nadia's World said...

What a beautiful butterfly! I love it!

TFS!!

Nicole T.
niclax13@gmail.com

thekolbes said...

Your right it sure is a sweet card. I love it. Thanks so much for sharing.
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

thekolbes said...

Your right it sure is a sweet card. I love it. Thanks so much for sharing.
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Kris said...

Linda, gorgeous as usual! Love all those layers! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

ScrappinAnn said...

That butterfly is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it and the recipe. Of course I don't have that cart yet but maybe someday!
I am a new follower.
Ann
ScrappinAnn at gmail dot com
www.annlenth.blogspot.com

Kay Miracle said...

Very pretty card.
kay.miracle@yahoo.com

Holly said...

Love love love the butterfly! Beautiful work!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

Stacey said...

I love your butterfly!! Gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!
Stacey
Stayce71Z@hotmail.com

Brenna said...

that is an adorable butterfly, I think I might ahve to invest in this cart!! tfs
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

Theresa said...

Such a pretty butterfly card! I love the colors you picked, so sweet.
TFS
Theresa
tmdettloff@gmail.com

Maria said...

Beautiful butterfly card! TFS

Lisa R. said...

Wow, love it. I love shaped cards! Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Stephanie said...

Beautiful!!! Love the colors!! Love butterflies too!! Thanks for sharing!

scrappingwithstephanie.blogspot.com

Simply AJ said...

Wow... your card is wonderful! I just love all the special details. Thanks so much for sharing. AJ
queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com
http://queenofmynest(dot)blogspot(dot)com

HockeyScrap said...

Beautiful card. The layering of all of the colors really makes it! Great work!

Susan said...

This gave me inspiration to make a butterfly card of my own, thank you! I'm looking forward to checking out more of your projects!

Thanks for sharing!

Susan
http://cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com

CathyinMN said...

Lovely butterfly shape card! It's so fresh and sweet! TFS!

Serenity Crafting said...

Wow! I love your card and always love visiting your blog. I'm adding your button to my blog!

kathlee said...

What a sweet card. I love shaped cards and I love Butterfly's even more.
TFS!
Kathie
Kathlee154atgmaildotcom
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

Paula Puckett said...

I've always loved butterflies and your card is very striking! The colors are wonderful! TFS

jpuckett13@woh.rr.com

Autumn said...

Another beautiful card! Love the colors; the butterfly looks like it will take flight any second!

autumnwillis925 at gmail dot com

Gwen said...

This card is so beautiful! I love it the colors are perfect.

liz at liz's paper loft said...

what a pretty card, I love that it's a shape card and the bling too!
liz :o)

LouAnn said...

Love the card being shaped.

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your butterfly card.
Kathy
Katsew at gmail dotcom

Annette said...

Love the originality of this butterfly card. Simply beautiful...Smiles to you for sharing, Annette
amfahuna@gmail.com

Jamie said...

That is a very pretty card and the fact that it is green makes it even better. I love green! TFS.

Houses Built of Cards said...

BEAUTIFUL card!!! I just came over from the Circle board - and I'm a new follower - #999!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

McVic said...

BEAUTIFUL LOVE THE SHAPE!
KACEE
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

Jo said...

Great butterfly! Love the layers and colors.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

I love butterflies. Adorable project. Happy Easter! :)

Brenda Kelley said...

I loved the card & tried to replicate it with DS only to get frustrated that it cut 2 black butterflies instead of welding it like I thought I was doing, then the layers didn't line up like yours so I tried manually doing it on the machine, no dice! I thought the layers needed to be cut at 3 but the machine said N/A!!! Guess I'll just have to keep trying with different size cuts.

Linda Kaiser said...

Brenda, that is so weird. I welded the two shadows together and then cut another one to place on top. Was the weld box checked? My layers worked and I cut all the pieces at the smae size. Please email me if I can help.

Linda

St. Petersburg Cricut CutUp (Veronika) said...

oh I love that butterfly

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