Saturday, August 24, 2019

Seize the Birthday!

Challenges, Challenges, Challenges.  If only all I had to do in life was to read books and play along with card challenges.  :(Trust me, some days I do give it my all!)

The current theme for the Seize the Birthday challenge is butterflies. 

Our "Toppings" option this time is...

 I went with a non-traditional card size.  The dimensions are 3.5" x 5.5" and I'm rather digging it.  

I grabbed from my scrap pile to create this card.  The card base is from Michael's Recollections 110 lb. card stock collection.  I never use it to color but do use it frequently as card bases as it is quite sturdy and now comes in an array of colors.  This one is a blushy-pink.  

The butterfly dies are from Clearly Besotted and they consist of an upper and lower layer.  The lower layer was cut from a piece of leftover designer paper scrap.  I also used it to cut the mini frame from Altenew's fine frame die collection.  (You will be seeing it again soon on another card.)  The background clouds are from KatScrappiness .  The sentiment is from Reverse Confetti.  Hard to see but I embossed it with gold glitter embossing powder.  And speaking of glitter, I used some really, really old Martha Stewart glitter on the top of the butterflies.  (Simple to do with spray adhesive and a bit of burnishing.)  

I think I know exactly who I'll be sending this out to in a few months.  *wink*  (You know who you are....act surprised.  LOL!) 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

See you all on the crafty side....



  1. Since I no longer celebrate birthdays, sadly I know it's not for me... but someone is going to adore it as much as I do! Glittering gorgeousness, Jules!

  2. How lovely! This is gorgeous, Jules. I'd love to follow your blog but can't see any way of doing so. Would you consider adding a follower icon? Hugs, Jo x

  3. Your butterflies are gorgeous! Love the sparkle. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.