Sunday, July 10, 2011

Pennants and butterflies

It has been a busy week here but I'm so pleased that another room is nearly complete.  A fresh coat of paint is such a big difference and I enjoy the "nesting joy" you feel when working on your home.  The days ahead will be used to hang pictures, mount bookcases, and a bit of sewing for our new room.  More "nesting joy" ...

Thankfully I was able to spend some time with friends yesterday.  Everyone gathered at my house and here is just one of the projects we created.  It's simple, based on classic colors, and fun with pennants and butterflies.

Beginning with Very Vanilla card stock, print papers from the "ever overflowing scrap drawer" were added.  I'm loving those polka dots!  The Large Lace Border Punch made a beautiful cut pattern for the middle.  I'll be featuring that punch in many a future project.  (You can see a more detailed image about this punch via the link.) Basic Black is just one of the many gorgeous colors this 5/8 inch satin ribbon is available in.  It ties wonderfully - here I added a white button with a Natural Linen Thread .

My sentiment is from a sweet new set ... Pennant Parade!  The words fit perfectly on the Jewelry Tag Punch.  The pennants are First Edition paper - a classic newspaper print.  I simply punched them out with the Petite Pennants Builder Punch.  There are two shapes in this punch but here I chose to keep my lines clean and simple.  Butterflies are cut with Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die (which dry embosses the shape while it cuts).  Finally, every butterfly needs a rhinestone, of course.

So happy you could stop by - I'll be back soon with more to share.  I have so much to show you!


  1. So very pretty! Love the little banner and color combo. :)

  2. This card is soooo sweet, I love how you have added the butterflies to the banner. I might have CASE that idea :)

  3. Beautiful card, Joanne. Love the elegance of the red and black. I love how you added the butterflies to the pennants. Just fabulous!

  4. Your cards are always so pretty. I just love this one..

    Hugs, Linda

  5. Simple? ... simply stunning!

  6. beautiful, love the butterflies on the banner and the sweet polka dots!

  7. Absolutely beautiful, love every little details you have, you are so talented!
    Yep, I love that little flower on my banner (Letter N) as well, sent to me by a sweet crafty friend! *wink*

  8. If you call this a "simple"card would you please tell me why this simple? I think it's simply.....FABULOUS!
    Every time I'm here I look upon a card that turned out gorgeous. Made with love, perfect details and a lovely mix of papers and embellishments. You did a wonderful job; again :) Would you mind if I case that amazing butterfly-banner? Wow!