Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Patchwork Butterflies



Hey there! I was checking out Debbie Olson's blog and fell in love with this adorable quilted card (the third one in her post) so I just had to make something similar. I love those cute little bows she added where the squares intersect and I thought the little butterfly from my Night Owl set would work well.

My Cute Stamps and the October Afternoon papers are available at Stamper's Dream.

Today we're going swimming at my aunt's pool and then tonight.....if I can get rid of the butterflies in my stomach and find some freakin' confidence.....I'm going to try and run a 5K. If I do, it'll be my first! I'm a pretty slow runner so my only goal is to finish. I'll let you know if I actually did it or not. Eeek!





SUPPLY LIST ~
Stamps: Night Owl (My Cute Stamps)
Paper: Textured Barely Banana, Kraft, Thrift Shop DP (October Afternoon)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Close to Cocoa marker
Accessories: Foam Tape, Piercing Tool & Mat Pack, Melon Berry Ribbon (PTI)
Technique: Faux Stitching

29 comments:

Jackie Pedro said...

ACK!!! I LOVE this Denise!! The colors, the quilted look and those butterflies are TOO cute!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is GORGEOUS Denise! LOVE the soft papers and those butterflies!!! Good luck on the race!

Susie said...

Totally love this - so soft and pretty. The butterflies look great! You go girl on that 5K. I'm doing a 5K walk/run (I'll be walking) in September and I'll be 67 years old. So, you'll do great. Finishing is my goal, too.

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

You can do it girl!!! GO for it!

Love this sweet card! The butterflies are super cute!

Becky said...

This patch work is beautiful Denise, love the design paper and your stitching is perfect.

Good luck on your run, you have..I will be rooting for your..:)

dolcreations said...

Denise you won't believe this...but lately I have been invisioning a quilted card in my head....I soooooo love this look. Last night before I fell asleep I was just thinking of making a quilted card. This is stunning Denise..I soooo love the butterflies you made for each corner! Thank-you so much for inspiring me to get crackin on this vision!!! All the best with your 5k...you will do it..I know you will!!!

Christina Fischer said...

Oh my gosh, Denise -- this is SO sweet! I love the butterflies! :)

Wendy said...

Pace yourself girlfriend and if you need to stop and walk, do it!! You don't want to hurt yourself either! The first 10-12 mins are the worst and if you can get past that, it is smooth sailing after that!! Oh ya, the card is wicked too!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

I love cards with the quilted look. Yours is so pretty! The little butterflies are a perfect touch on this.

Broni said...

Oh my goodness! This is too precious!

Danni said...

This is gorgeous!! Love it!

dpkennedy said...

Oh! This is so sweet! I love it!

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Denise,i love the papers and the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Our Little Inspirations said...

What a sweet quilted card with those charming papers and butterflies and perfect stitching!
Good luck on your run......I can't imagine trying to run a block, let alone 5K, but if that's what you want, then don't think about it - just GO FOR IT!!! You will probably end up surprising yourself after all is said and done ;)

Kathy Martin said...

I love this card! Great patchwork design and pretty little butterflies! :)

marilynwillauer said...

Adorable, just great work!!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Oh my goodness..I've missed a few posts, just wanted to tell you that all your latest cards are super beautiful Denise!!! You already knwo how much I adore your style and today's card is another fabbo design!!!

OMG...I keep my fingers crossed that you will finish your 5k's!!! I'm SOOOOOOOO PROUD OF YOU for trying!!! Let me know how it went!!! Big hugs ~S~

Sue from Oregon said...

This is very eye catching! Love the little butterflies too! Good luck on your 5K! Will wait for an update LOL!

JD said...

So lovely. I love the look of quilted cards. I must try one...but I know it wouldn't turn out as lovely as yours...so adorable.

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Dawn Easton said...

Girl, this is GORGEOUS! Love the idea of adding the butterflies!!!

Glad that the race went well and you are already thinking ahead to the next one! YOU ROCK!

Wendy said...

Simply adorable!

Marisa said...

This card is adorable! Love the DP and the stitching and the perfect touch of butterflies!

Makiko Jones said...

Super cute, Denise!! I love the quilt design you did with those DPs!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is totally cute!!!

Janice M said...

Denise this card is soooo pretty!!! Love the papers you used and those butterflies are the perfect touch!

Rose Ann said...

This is incredibly beautiful, and I love the soft colors!! Perfect little stitches, and sweet butterflies too!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Oooooooooh.....I LOOOOOOOOOVE this!!!!! Absolutely gorgeous in every single way!!!! :)

Bonnie said...

Sweet Sweet SWEET! I love the quilt and yes GMTA!! So wonderful to meet you in person Denise and thank you so much for the free drinks!! Perfect end to a fabulous day!