Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cuttlebug Butterfly

I forget about having this Cuttlebug butterfly set and I am not sure why since I really like it. I was looking for something to make and I came across it in my Cuttlebug drawer and then went to looking in one of my CARDS magazines for some inspiration.

I found this layout and decided it would work with the butterfly. In the picture in the magazine it had a large bird about where I placed the butterfly. I think it was the tag that got me interested in using this layout. I like tags on cards but I never know how to incorporate them and make them look good.

Supplies Used:
Cuttlebug Butterfly Embossing set, Polka Dot
Cardstock -Little Yellow Bicycle, Stampin Up
Karen Foster Floss
Prima flowers
Studio G rhinestones
Martha Stewart double arch border punch
Spareparts brads
Plastic Clamshell from Cricut Cartridge
Stampin Up! sentiment

I cut the butterfly and embossed it from some word print cardstock and then did the same with the plastic clamshell from a Cricut Cartridge. I did have to add a chipboard shim to get it to cut through the plastic. I inked the edges and used Walnut stain on the print. Three brads were used to keep the butterflies together.

I followed the layout pretty much how it was in the magazine with just a few variations on the embellishments. This was a pretty simple card to make and went together pretty fast. I think it could be used for a variety of occasions. I made the tag by simply cutting the corners at a 45 degree angle. I did add an eyelet at the top that you can't see so I wouldn't tear the paper when tying the button on.

If you guys have a Cuttlebug and don't have this set it might be one you consider getting. I really do love it!


  1. So very very pretty!! I just love butterflies. I do have that set and I'm gonna have to get it out and use it more often!! :)

  2. Great card! I love the butterfly ! I will have to start saving my plastic clamshll from my cartridges! hmmmmmmm........I think I might have to get a few more cartridges so I will have the plastic from them ! :) Thanks Okie!! Any excuse for a new cart!

  3. I love love love this card!!!! Could you just throw it in with my other set??? hahahahahahaha
    Seriously, It is beautiful. I want to try using some of my clam shells like that. But I've used most of them for cartrige book/overlay dividers in my Cgull cartridge tote.
    Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Very nice Okie, love the way you used the clamshell, I have all mine saved as well Nana Donna

  5. What a pretty card. Can you give us more info on the clam shell. That is new to me and I have no idea what you are talking about.
    Thank you
    Linda in Stanwood

  6. I love it! You are so creative.

    Linda K

  7. Linda the clamshell is the plastic packaging the Cricut cartridges come in. I cut them apart and keep the rectangle flat pieces to use for things such as this butterfly.

  8. Great card Okie,
    I do have this cuttlebug embossing die set.
    I use it all the time.
    Have a fun trip.

  9. Very Pretty Okie! I have this set too and love it... but haven't used it much.... maybe I should pull it out and make something! :o)

  10. Very pretty card I have never thought of using the plastic like that plus I have never seen that buttefly cuttlebug set

  11. Oh, goodie! I have everything I need to make this one. Glad you finally posted something for me to steal! LOL!

    This one would be a good sympathy card too with the right sentiment on the tag.

    I like tags on cards and seem to never think to use one. Mmmm...maybe I do need a tag punch after all!

  12. My favorite card of yours so far!! Very very pretty and very very much worth stealing your idea... Thanks for posting it.

  13. I LOVE it! Never would have thought to use the pastic in my cuttlebug, another way to recycle!

  14. Cute! I have been looking at that butterfly set for a year... I may have to get it.

  15. Pretty card. Thanks for the .cut file.


  16. Congratulations on your 100 post. Love this card. Very simply but extremly elegant!! Have a safe trip home.

  17. This card is so pretty. I love the reuse of the clam shell. My gears are turning.