Saturday, 17 April 2010

Butterfly Spinner

What a lovely sunny day its been today.
Popped to Wickford this morning, to In 2 Crafting, to pick up some bits for my monochrome class - watch this space and to see what I can come up with. I did have to buy a rather nice, Penny Black stamp with a poppy image on it, so much for the spending freeze after Ally Pally last week.
Anyhow today's card (sorry about the awful photo), is an old favourite for a spinning card.
Basically, it is made by folding back the front of any shaped card, and cutting an aperture halfway across the fold line using a punch or die.
Whatever image you suspend must have a front and a back, as both will be visible, I have used hearts for anniversaries, snowflakes for Christmas and of course my favourite for any occasion is this one - the butterfly.
The mechanism is as simple as a piece of fishing line stretched taught down the fold in the front of the card, with the die cuts sandwiching it.
The rest of the decoration is entirely up to you.
In this example, I have used a Cuttlebug cut and emboss butterfly for the centre, and a Cuttlebug border embosser for the edge.
Thanks for looking :o)
You know me, (the challenge addict), I'm entering it into;
Our Creatve Corner - Beautiful butterflies
One Stop Craft Challenge - Things with wings
Cute Card Thursday - Touchy feely (embossing)
The ABC Challenge - S is for sparkle
and finally
Colour Create Challenge - Lilac, grey and white


  1. Thanks for playing along with us at the OCC this week. Your card turned out great! Such a clever way to use butterflies. I lOVE it!!!

  2. What a great card Sharon. That butterfly is fantastic and I like the side embossing too.
    Thanks for joining us at both the OSCC and Colour Create Challenges.
    Sharon xx

  3. Hi Sharon
    lovely spring card, thank you for joining us at Totally papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

  4. Hiya

    fantastic card, love how you have the butterfly thanks for joining us at tpc


  5. Pretty card - love the butterfly!
    Thank you for coming over to play at Colour Create this week!
    Eiglas (GDT)