Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Chocolat Butterfly

I finally got my act together enough to post. Where, Oh Where does the time go? This is another card made with the Jolie Chocolat paper. This is the cherie paper in the collection. I love this paper! I started with Sweet Blush cardstock for my base, then adhered a piece of the patterned paper cut 1/4" shorter on both sides. I cut about a 2 x 5 1/4" piece of the reverse side of the paper and punched the border. I tied brown satin ribbon (Offray) around the piece and adhered it to my card with foam tape. The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch and I added some adhesive pearls to the center. I folded the wings up and adhered it to my card by using mini glue dots in the center. Quick and easy--no stamping. I feel like I cheated.

I know we are getting into a very busy season for most crafters...making cards and gifts for friends and loved ones. It all seems so overwhelming sometimes. I need to remember to focus on what this season is really all about...Christ. He is the reason that we can celebrate peace and joy in the midst of so much hardship all around us. I am so glad I don't need to rely upon myself for joy---we would all be miserable. LOL Jesus is the reason for the season. I want to celebrate Him!!

Thanks for stopping by, may your day be blessed!

11 comments:

Hampers said...

Wow....Your Jolie Chocolat paper looks wonderful. The give away look is so cute. Glad to know that you are getting ready for Christmas.

Yvette said...

This is very beautiful Karen! I have been hoarding these papers since I started crafting back in April! Ha! You have made me want to pull them out! :) You've been missed!

Ronnie said...

This card is beautiful! I LOVE the paper, and all the pretty touches you added!

Scrapping Julie said...

karen, this is so beautiful. i am so glad to see you back.

Gina said...

This is gorgeous, what a great color combo. I know this time of year is so busy, but I love making all my gift items, so I kind of enjoy the craziness!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

This is gorgeous and I'm loving that large scallop punch.

JazzyH said...

Pretty!

Dru said...

This is so feminine and pretty - just beautiful. Love the colors, the butterflies, the bling - really really pretty!

Maria Matter said...

what a beautiful gift set!!
your paper and designs are gorgeous Karen...isn't this a wonderful gathering for a hop?!
take care
Be Blessed, Maria

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

This is beautiful! I love how the butterflies look like their coming right off the card. Happy sunday to you my friend. :)

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Delicious!!