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.
Cuttlebug Butterfly Embossing set, Polka Dot
Cardstock -Little Yellow Bicycle, Stampin Up
Karen Foster Floss
Studio G rhinestones
Martha Stewart double arch border punch
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!