De-hoarding flowers + Cheery Lynn die

May 5, 2012 by

Hello again! I’ll be continuing to post cards for the rebel challenges….and I sure hope you’re playing along too! I’m making cards between all my errands and chores…. I’m pretty sure I’ll get more crafting done since my chores are now outside ones – and it’s mostly a cloudy cool day. Not very motivating to be in the garden, I’m a fair weather gardener :)

The card for the second challenge is supposed to use something we’ve been hoarding. And I thought right away of these flowers – I had a whole pack of them and haven’t done a thing with them in at least a year or more! But….I made a bunch of these since I was doing one. That pack is GONE! The lacy die is by Cheery Lynn Designs – it’s challenging to get it to punch out right, and then there’s the fact that it’s huge – I’ll have to figure out some designs that’ll work. Oooh ya know, I need to go to their website and look around for sample ideas, maybe. Anyway…without further ado, the card!

I created a butterfly from two of the leaves; the body/antennae is a tiny slip of paper folded in half and slightly curled:

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  1. How clever it was to turn the petals into the butterfly! I think that die is lovely and I agree that detailed ones like it are challenging to remove from the die without shredding them.

  2. Ingenious! I would have never known the butterfly was pieced it turned out so cute! Yikes, the lace punch would intimidate me…looking for inspiration is always a good idea if you ask me. :)

    Way to use up those hoarded flowers!

  3. TK

    What an awesome card! I too, love the way you used the leaves to make a butterfly. You are so inspiring. (hugs)

  4. TK

    What an awesome card. I LOVE how you used the leaves for a butterfly too! Inspired. I <3 you!

  5. Aundria B.

    I’ve not been able to do the challenges yet & am hoping to get enough of the necessary things done today so I can play tomorrow. I’m on my dinner break & am enjoying seeing what others have made so far.

    Pretty card – I like how you used the leaves to make butterflies – so creative and out of the box! The colors and die are also very pretty. Happy gardening!

  6. Well, now I don’t feel too bad, knowing with all the fabulous cards you create, you STILL leave some elements behind long enough to consider them “hoarded!” I have lots of company today, and I’m so glad we’re all using our stash for a great cause! These felt flowers and butterflies look amazing with the stitching and great colors!

  7. Sandy you are just so very creative! I love the doily, but your idea to turn leaves into a butterfly is fantastic!

  8. It’s always fun for me to see what others have been hoarding! I tried borrowing a lacy die once. There was too much poking to get the little pieces out. You must have an extra dose of patience! Love your card.

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