Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Happy Birthday Grandma--Wiggle it! ;) Haha

This weekend is my step-dad's mom's birthday and I wanted to make a card for her since she is always so supportive of my hand-made cards :)

(For bigger picture, click on any picture)
This card was SUPER DUPER fun to make, I will tell you why when I get down there ;)
The purple paper in the background is a Recollections pack I bought in like 2005. It was my very first paper stack when I started scrapbooking and I still haven't used it all up! The pink paper is from Echo Park Country Drive. I used Recollection glitter flowers, a button also from michaels, and Lilac twine from the twinery. My doily was sold in a pack of 30 at Joanns for like 4 dollars I think, they are sooo delicate :) The little butterfly is 2 different size MS butterfly punches and the big butterfly is from the Serenade cricut cartridge cut at 2.75"

I stamped my sentiment with a stamp pad that has different colors in rows and it came out really light but I like how delicate it looks with the delicacy of the doily. I stacked the different size butterflies on top of each other in alternating colors and the second butterflies wings are not glued down so she could fly away :)

I used Amy's tutorial HERE on how to make your own wiggle wire, except she used floral wire and I just used her other idea where she used to take the springs out of her clicky pens. I just recently threw 2 empty clicky pens away so I dug in my craft garbage and got them out! THATS RECYCLING! :) Make sure you visit her blog and check out her tutorial!! She is having a challenge right now (which I am entering) to use a wiggle wire and there are prizes!! :)

I inked her edges with white and embossed her wings with the swirls folder by cuttlebug, I used the debossed side on top. I also stickled her body :)

This is the inside of my card. I used matching papers and cut 2 strips with the MS doily lace edge punch for the accents and punched out matching butterflies as well :)

I hope you like it!!

Love to Crop - Wiggle wire!
Flutter by Wednesdays - Open challenge (with wings)
Whimsical Designs - "Bringing out the old" (Really old paper!) (and for grandma hehe ;)
My Craft Spot - Anything goes



Chris said...

Hi Michelle, what a gorgeous card you made for "grandma's" birthday. It all came together so nicely. I love the flowers and butterfly. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

GiGi said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the flowers and colors! The distressed embossing is awesome! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

Suzanne said...

Love your card. So pretty. I got some wire yesterday to try Amy's tutorial too. Love it!

Amy said...

Michelle!! What a SWEET card!! Love your dancing butterfly -- and all the extra details!! :)

Thanks so much for "Wiggling It" in the challenge at Love To Crop!!! :)

Amy :) at

Suzanne Bier said...

Great card, Michelle! Love all the layers! I'm sure your grandma will love it! :)

Karen H said...

What a beautiful card! :o) I love the sparkly flower, the distressed embossing, and the delicacy of the doily and butterflies.. just gorgeous! :o) I love that the butterfly dances most of all. ;) Wonderful work! Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday!

Hugs and blessings!

Jayne said...

Such a pretty card and love how you made your action wobble.
Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week.
Jayne x

shelly said...

such a pretty card im sure your grandma will love it. your comment where you listed your challenges made me laugh ( something old, grandma ;) ) thanks for the idea on the homemade wiggly thing ill definetly be trying that :) thanks for sharing with us at whimwednesdays :)

Kate said...

What a super card! I love the dimension - and how fun to have a moving butterfly too!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

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