Butterflies and All Abloom

I made this card a few weeks ago when my upline, Kay Kalthoff was hosting our Spring Fling event.  She had asked us to create projects using the All Abloom paper stack, because our guests would be receiving them in their swag bag, and she wanted a display board with ideas.  I had found this clever layout done in different colors, and found it perfect to show off the pretty floral print.  Using the Window Frames Framelits to create the center piece, and wrapping it with bakers twine was so clever looking, and everyone really liked this technique.  I did a little stamping on the background using the Hello Darling stamps and the Thank You salutation came from Lots of Thanks, and the butterflies are from Papillion Potpourri.
I thought this would be a fun card to play along with several challenges this week.  The first one I thought of was Just Us Girls Challenge #291 where the challenge was to use twine of any color. The colors in the card and also the circular focal point reminded me of the card that used for inspiration on the Muse.  Challenge at Crafty Boots this week was for anything with wings, hence the butterflies.  And finally, the Pink Elephant Challenge #297 called for cards showing appreciation/thank you.  I love sharing my cards in the challenges, but most especially with all of you who stop by to see what I have made.  Hope you keep coming back.
Mary Alice


  1. I love how you framed that pretty butterfly by wrapping the twine. Beautiful design. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  2. Great card, I love the butterfly, stamping and pearls spilling over the focal piece and that frame is a fab idea. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  3. Oh I love your take of my Muse card! Awesome use of that twine too -- Thanks for joining in at both Muse & JUGS!

  4. Soon pretty! Love the twine on the die cut! Genius. You can see my take on the challenge at

  5. I like how you've used Vicki's layout but given the card an Asian feel! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

  6. Very sweet card, lovely layout. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.



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