Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Three cards and then some more

I always think about myself as a scrapbooker and an occasional card maker but lately I find myself doing more and more cards. I made this simple butterfly card using the sketch on Love My Tapes blog. To make the butterfly I adhered two rows of pink polka dot tape to a piece of white cardstock, overlapping just a bit and matching the design in the overlapped part. Than I punched out the butterflies, making sure the overlapping part is in the center.

Supplies: patterned paper (My Mind's Eye), tape (Love My Tapes), stamp (Teresa Collins), punch (Martha Stewart)

Here is another butterfly card. I made this one for an inspiration challenge at Scrapbook Express blog.

Supplies: patterned paper (Lifestyle Crafts), border punch (Fiskars), butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), label dies (Lifestyle Crafts), stamp (Teresa Collins), button

The last one is actually a set. My MOMS club needed few thank-you cards for our event sponsors so I made those simple cards. One design, different papers from Colorbok paper pad.

Supplies: patterned paper (Colorbok), die (Lifestyle Crafts), corner punch (Fiskars), stamp (Fiskars), stickles (Ranger)

If they look familiar, that's because I scraplifted myself. I used the same design as I did few weeks ago making these cards. When I am looking for ideas I often go back to my older projects and look for inspiration there. Who said the inspiration should come from outside?

It turned out I wasn't the only one that liked my branch cards. Few days ago I spotted them on the Lifestyle crafts blog! That was a nice surprise :)

So what about you? Do you like making cards? Do you have several favorite designs that you repeat or do you start from scratch for each card?


  1. Love the idea of using tapes to make pretty butterflies! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I LOVE those thank you cards! Gorgeous. I am not a huge card maker anymore, but I did have a few designs that I liked to repeat.

  3. Your cards are so beautiful!! I'm not a big cardmaker either, but I do make them on occassion.;) Thanks for playing along with us at Love My Tapes!

  4. Your cards are great Maya! I love how you used all the butterflies!

  5. Your cards are beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing along the Love My Tapes Sketch.

  6. I hadn't made any cards at all until last year and now, yes, I do enjoy making them. Congrats on being featured - I'm not surprised becasue your cards are lovely