Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Not Sure about Purple

Tonight I want to share a birthday card I made for my daughter who is going to be turning 15, oh where has the time went. She was our surprise child and is 11 years younger than our youngest son. The boys have been on their own for quite a while so she has just been spoiled rotten, anyway on to the card. Her favorite color is purple and I really had a hard time making a card with purple, just not a color I use very often.

I cut the butterfly at 3" from the Home Accent cart, and I will let you know it is a difficult cut, make sure you use good paper, a sharp blade and slow speed.

I embossed the white cardstock with the Victoria Cuttlebug folder and added Crystal Stickles to the inside butterfly.

The sentiment on the outside is from Peachy Keen Christmas Greeting words, but I use it alot.
The inside sentiment is computer generated, I really need to get some more stamps. I also punched some smaller butterflies and added them. Still not sure on the purple but as long as she likes it that's all that matters.
Will be entering this card in the Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge #46 and also
the Cooking with the Cricut Challenge -C18 Swirls and Twirls . That's it for tonight, see you tomorrow!!


  1. Pretty card. I think the purple works nicely. Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking with Cricut.

  2. Love your card and the colors are perfect. Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking with Cricut
    Karla U
    CWC DT

  3. LOve it, the purple is beautiful!! TFS Cathryn67 :)

  4. This is GORGEOUS!!! I love it and I am sure your daughter will too! Thanks for playing along with us again at PKS! Good luck!

  5. Beautiful card, Cindy! And the purple works well ~ your daughter will love it, and that is all that matters! Thanks for swirling & twirling with us this week at Cooking With Cricut.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

  6. Pretty card love the gold touch!

  7. I love this! Purple is my favorite color too. I'm sure your daughter will love it!

  8. WOW beyond AMAZING!!! LOVES
    Raven CWC DT

  9. Very pretty, love the colors!
    Purple is my favorite color:)

  10. Cindy, I love the purple good job!!!Please stop by and pick up The Stylish Blogger Award. TFS Traci

  11. I think it looks great--she's going to love it!


  12. This is really gorgeous, love all the layers!

  13. This is so pretty. I am 15 and I love it:) TFS and thanks for joining us this week at Cooking With Cricut:)
    ~Madison CWCDT

  14. Adorable card !
    Thanks for playing this week with Cooking With Cricut.
    Have a great Saturday ;-)
    Maria Elena CWC DT

  15. I might have to scraplift this idea... have a few graduations this year... these colors would be perfect! Your daughter is going to love this... I love stories behind the meanings of why people make their cards!

  16. This card is beautiful, Cindy. I think the purple is fine with the gold and white. Just lovely! Thanks for the chance to win your great giveaway! I hope I win!--Pat N.

  17. Your card turned out great, I love purple! :) Happy Bday to your daughter.

  18. Absolutely beautiful card. I love the butterfly. Happy Birthday to your daughter. TFS!
    Cindy Lou

  19. This is a lovely card!! You deserve to be in the top 3!! Congratulations again!! Love the embossing and the use of patterns...and yes colors! Really great job. I'm a new follower and would love for you to visit my blog