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Say “hello” with an Embellished Butterfly Card!

Today is “send a card to a friend” day. What better way to celebrate someone special in your life “just because” than with a sparkly embellished butterfly card?

Embellished Butterfly Card


One of my favorite things about creating with the 28 Lilac Lane embellishment bottles is that they come in an entire rainbow of colors. This means that there is always the perfect bottle for whatever paper collection I’m in love with at the moment. For this new Graphic 45 collection called Nature’s Sketchbook, I reached for “Birds of a Feather”. It’s a perfect match for the blue tones in the papers, and a great way to add pops of colorful sparkle to my metallic butterfly!

Embellished Butterfly card close-up

This metallic butterfly was created with a glue and metallic flake stamping technique from Indigo Blu. It creates an opaque image even on dark paper, perfect for creating visual pop.

The butterfly is gorgeous on its own but it needed some more color to make it coordinate better with the chipboard. Also, it needed more dimension so it wasn’t overwhelmed by the chipboard elements. The blue sequins and seed beads from “Birds of a Feather,” along with the white pearls, provide just the right touch to take the butterfly from simple to gorgeous!

Embellished Butterfly card detail

A few buttons from the bottle finish off the holes on several of the chipboard elements, and the whole thing is tied together beautifully! By mounting the black background on a blue card background, it keeps all of the embellishment contained and coordinated.

Embellished Butterfly Card

Who do you know that would love a blue and gold butterfly greeting? Flutter an embellished butterfly card their way!


Altering Buttons

Altering Buttons

There are lots of ways of altering buttons. Today, we cut off shanks and paint.

Altering Buttons to match a Poppy Card

Altering buttons to match a butterfly card.

I’m back with more buttons from the Butterfly Kisses collection. I needed to do something to make these butterflies match the cards I was wanting to make.

Butterfly Kisses

Butterfly Kisses Collection

Here’s how to get started.

Altering Buttons - Start by removing the shank

Gesso is like paint, but different – it’s almost like a crafty primer coat.
Altering Buttons - Apply Gesso to your Button

Once your button is primed, you can try lots of products.
Here, I use Smooch in a couple of colors.

Smooch comes in a nail polish style bottle with it’s own brush. So convenient. It’s made by ClearSnap.

Altering Buttons

To finish off this card, I added some ribbons from May Arts. As a kid, I grew up watching my mom sew. When she passed away, I received her sewing basket, and inside were her orange handled Fiskars scissors. Her scissors were carefully hand labeled – for sewing, for ribbons, and for paper. I still have them all.

You can also ink your primed buttons.

Altering Buttons

No button should ever go to waste!

Alter buttons to match your next project.

Supplies Used:

  • Butterfly Kisses buttons
  • Gesso – Claudine Hellmuth
  • Ink, Spritz and Smooch – Clearsnap
  • Ribbon – May Arts
  • Images – Gina K Designs
  • Paper – Cosmo Cricket
  • Other – Copic Markers

Tools Used:

  • Fiskars scissors
  • Toe nail clippers



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