Monday, June 20, 2011

Pink Butterfly Birthday Card

I hope all the special guys in your life had a great Fathers Day yesterday.  The day was super special because it was also my mom's birthday!

Even though she lives seven hours away, we have a close relationship and talk on the phone most everyday -- sometimes multiple times.  Since we both got our Expressions in March, many of our conversations are now about Cricut and papercrafting.  But my mom is talented many, many areas -- cross-stitch, home decor, flower arranging, crochet, and anything that requires creativity and precision.  (You see, when my mom needs to center something, she whips out the measuring tape; I just eye-ball it.  She's that exact and takes pride in everything she does.)  She's also a loving grandmother to my son and the best cook I know; there's nothing like Mama's cooking.

She and my dad are actually coming for a visit and will arrive this evening -- I'm so excited!

So without further ado, here's the card I made for my mom:

Card Details:
  • Card Base - Easel Card (5x5")
  • Papers - patterned papers from My Mind's Eye: Simply Delightful; solid cardstock by The Paper Studio
  • Cricut Cuts - butterflies from Florals Embellished, page 64; scalloped background and border from Elegant Edges, page 56
  • Cuttlebug Embossing - Kassie's Brocade on pink background
  • Other - pink ribbon from stash; gems from Michaels dollar bin; doodling with white Gelly Roll pen; sentiment printed from my computer


  1. Bee-utiful. Would like to know the cut sizes of the Butterfly & Border. Will have to look how to make an Easel card.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Oh my goodness Jessica!!! This is GORGEOUS!! You could never find something this beautiful in a store. NEVER. Your mom is going to love it! :)

  3. I saw this gorgeous card yesterday while visiting with your Mom! Love it! Great job!
    Enjoy the visit! I am sure there will be shopping!

  4. Jessica, an absolutely beautiful card! Just LOVE it. I gave you a blog award on my blog so go pick it up! thanks for your friendship and being a great blog buddy!
    Cindy Porter

  5. WOW--that's a gorgeous card! Lovely!!!

  6. just love your card. I love butterflies!! have fun when you all visit!!

  7. Wow Jessica! This card is gorgeous! I love the big butterfly and the beautiful colors. TFS

  8. This is absolutely beautiful! :o) So breathtaking... she's going to love this masterpiece. :o) Lovely card and lovely blog! :o)

    Hugs and blessings! :o)