Saturday, March 12, 2011

Jen's Birthday Blog Hop

Hi everyone!! We are all so happy to have you hopping with us today!!

You should have come here from Celeste's blog  (isn't she so wonderful).  If you just happened upon my blog and would like to start at the beginning, please go back and visit Jen  (the birthday girl) so you won't miss any of the crafty ladies on the hop!!

Here is the birthday card I made for Jen!! It has LOTS of purple... after all, she is the Purple Scrapbooker! :)

The card is shaped like a cloud.  I've been obsessed with shaped cards lately, I don't know what it is but they are so fun to make!! As you can see, I used my Gypsy to weld two cloud shapes together.  When I do this, the overlap creates a flat side on the card base when it's folded, so I always cut an additional top layer to cover the entire card body.

Here's the little butterfly I added to the cloud.  I put Glossy Accents and Stickles on the butterfly wings as well as placing a few dark purple rhinestones to represent the flutter trail. The wings are curled up and propped up with pop dots while the butterfly's body is glue straight to the card.


I just freehanded the trail and spacing for the rhinestones. I used cute plaid paper for the cute but uncommon purple cloud! :) Here you can see all the little stitches I doodled on Jen's card.

I stamped the "happy birthday" sentiment on a scrap of the purple polka dot paper and used a square punch to cut the little "v"s to create the little banner shape.  I layered up the sentiment and had to punch each layer as I built it up. This banner is added with pop dots.

More stitching and another stamp for the inside.

Bazzill purple metallic card stock base
purple plaid paper (cloud) is Heidi Grace
Polka dot paper (on butterfly wings and sentiment tag) is also Heidi Grace
Dark purple generic card stock
Dark Purple self stick rhinestones
Glossy Accents
Square punch
Gelly Roller purple glitter gel pen
Pop dots
Scotch Quick Dry Glue
ATG glue runner
birthday sentiments are Hero Arts : Big Hugs

Cricut Cartridges used:
April Showers Seasonal Cricut Cart for the cloud card body (cut @ 4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
Paper Pups for the butterfly (cut @ 2.36")

Now, don't forget to leave me a comment for a chance to win my blog candy!!

I am giving away this 10 piece stamp set from Inkadinkado.  It's all about birthdays!!

Your next stop is Julie @ Cricut Chick

Cricut Chick

In case you get lost along the way, here is the whole blog hop lineup:

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Kim said...

What a great card! I love the butterfly trail and how you popped up it's wings:)

kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com

Sugarlips said...

This card is gorgeous! I love the purple butterfly. I need to get some of those gel pens!!

The Purple Scrapbooker said...

I love this card!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the butterfly!! Thank you so much for such an amazing card!!

Jens Craft Corner said...

I love your card. Super cute! Purple was a great idea! Love your site!

SpantastiKreations said...

So pretty. LOVE the blingage.


Unknown said...

What a great shaped card!

Jenny said...

Such a pretty card! I just bought the April Showers cart, thanks for the cute idea!


Unknown said...

Great job with the rhinestones, your card looks fabulous!!
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card!! Adorable!!! Ty4s in the blog !!!!

Lori Comeau said...

Very cute. Thanks for sharing.

mw_scrap said...

Love your card...awesome the cloud and the butterfly...thanks for sharing..Mary Ann

Karen said...

What a great card. The butterfly adds the perfect touch. TFS

kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

Really cute card. Loved the bling. TFS!

Rainbow Designs at huntel dot net

Celeste B. said...

YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!!!! What an absolutely BEAUTIFUL card!!! I really am just in love with this card!!! You did such a great job! It's such a pleasure to be in the hop with you! Love you style and talent - thanks for sharing those with the rest of us!! :)

Kristin said...

Great card! I know this has been said in a lot of comments already but I love the trail of the butterfly! I also love all the detail to the card it's Beautiful!

ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Tiffany said...

Super Cute! I don't have a gypsy, but it is totally on my list of things to get. I'd love to be able to make shape cards. Excited to start following you! TFS


sgrcookie said...

Love all the glitter and bling! Awesome card, I am sure Jen will just love it!!

Emily said...

Wonderful card! I love the shape :)

Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

chignon said...

Oh I think I'll have to try making a shape card - yours is terrific!

quilt4fun2 said...

Great Card! The inside is almost as beautiful as the front. Thank You for sharing in the hop.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Debbie said...

Cheryl I love this card it's so cute thanks for sharing today it's been fun Hugs Debbie

Barbara Greenberg said...

Thanks for all the detail on your card, its great

mitch1066 said...

Im a the owner of a new cricut expression,im loving all the ideas.Thanks for sharing.

Barbara said...

I like the idea of a none square card!! I will take your idea!!


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Unknown said...

Love the cloud and butterfly card so cute.

Jessica said...

Very pretty, simple yet very effective use of color and scraps too! love the butterflies!

Lisa R. said...

I'm crazy about shaped cards too! Such detail in your card! Super duper job! Happy hopping

Unknown said...

Love your cloud card, I love the shape cards but am still waiting for hubby to get me a Gypsy!!!
Happy Crafting!!!

Happymom2010 said...

Cute card! Love your butterfly and the trail with your rhinestones. Thanks for sharing!

Gina L.
happymom2010learning at gmail dot com

Christine said...

Love your cloud card.

Dakota Bear said...

This is a very cute shape card. I like to make them sometimes myself.

firstgrandma6 said...

Nice site. I love that purple cloud. it would make a great rainy day card too!

Anniebee said...

What a sweet card! Very simple with the perfect amount of bling. TFS!

lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

CherylP said...

Love your card! I need to learn to do things like this with my gypsy! TFS and thanks for the chance to win

cherylphillips AT comcast DOT net

Janice said...

Love the shape card. I am going to try some too. Thanks for the download file. I'll see what I can come up it.

Jeannie said...

What a cute card!!

Nadia's World said...

What an awesome card! I love the details you added! Very nice!


Nicole T.

Lovebug Creations said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card!!! I love it! I went awhile where all I made was shape cards! They are so different and soooo fun to do! The cloud is one I've never tried but guess I want to! :) TFS!!!


kmbrlysue22 at yahoo dot com

Melissa said...

Wow, lovin that bling on that butterfly, great job!

Thanks for the chance to win!

*Star said...

Beautiful card! I love all the little details you added to it! I've had tons of fun being in the hop with you. Have a great day. :)

Scrappin Time Gal said...

Great the stitching...Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Child_of_Faith said...

what a fun shaped card! like the purple butterfly as well! great job

Unknown said...

LOve all the purple its a great card Happy birthday Jen.

kathlee said...

Your card is really pretty. I love the purple and I'm a push over for butterflies! TFS

Trisha said...

Fabulous card. I love the shaped cards also. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Manhattan Mandie said...

Beautiful card!!!!

Libby Beach said...

This card is gorgeous!! I love all of the sparkly detail you added!! Very very nicely done! :)

Penny said...

Thanks for a chance to win the stamps. I love your card. Going to download the file.

pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

Unknown said...

I love this card so my purple my fave color too. :) I am a follower for awhile. Thanks for sharing this card. and for the chance to win some great stamps.
Melissa D

Salnclts said...

I love your card and the bling! I just became a follower.

scrappinC said...

WOW! What a awesome card I love the colors and the shape of the card.
Cindy Lou
endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

JANLYNN said...

Thanks for the tip about layering another cut on top of the welded shape so you don't have a flat side. Such a cute little bling bling butterfly.

carmen said...

great the cloud bday card.....great work....always looking for ways to send out unique bday cards....this one is wonderful

Marcy S. said...

I love your card, I hope to own a Gypsy one day, but since I just got my Cricut Expression, that will have to wait. Thanks for sharing.

Marcy S.

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Mary said...

So cute, I love the butterfly. What a great idea using the rhinestones for the flutter trail!
mary3mom at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

I love love this card. I love anything with butterflies though. You are so talented Cheryl. I would love to win the blogcandy as I have so many birthday cards to make this month. I'm a beginner when it comes to stamping so this would be a great start.

Vicki said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

vwilson577 at

scrappingmamma said...

lovely card, love the color puprle & butterfly's

Thank-You for sharing
DebFoti~ http:/

ScrappinAnn said...

I love the purple inspired card. Thanks for sharing it and for giving the details on how you made it. That is so beautiful.
I am a follower and will be back!
ScrappinAnn at gmail dot com
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Bunnyfreak said...

Fun card. Love it.

Ellen Jarvis said...

Sweet card!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

STOP BY MY BLOG TODAY to join in on another (different) birthday blog hop ... and also to learn the latest on what's up in the lawsuit case of ProvoCraft vs. Make-The-Cut.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty! Love the purple!

karensk said...

Really cute card. I became a follower.
Thanks for sharing
karen k 3 at ameritech dot net

Theresa said...

I love this...purple cloud and all! I think is it such a happy card and the stitching and butterfly trail is perfect
Theresa said...

Very sweet card you created!!! TFS!!! I am so ready for Spring!!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Georgiana said...

I am definitely going to start making more shape cards. Your card is magnificent! I love the colors, the shape, the gems, and the stitching. I love all of it! : )


sucor said...

Beautiful shape card! Great colors and I love the butterfly bling! Thanks for sharing.
Su sucor_2 at

Leah said...

OH I love your cloud card and thank you for sharing the cut file. I loved your tip too. Sometimes I forget to cut that extra layer for the top; that just makes the finish even better.


Brenda said...

The shape card was too cute, detail was great. Thanks for the inspiration.


Marianne S. said...

Great card! I love the shape and think it is perfect for the butterfly. Great job and thank you for sharing.

Marianne S.
sthquilter at gmail dot com

Anna said...

Great card!!! Just wonderful.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

SiskiyouSue said...

Your card is beautiful. I also love shaped cards.

Stuff-n-Such By Lisa said...

I love the clean simplicity of this card, yet it is still unique with the added touches of bling and the stitching!
Truly special...I'm sure purple scrapbooker will love it!
Lisa H.
lisastuf at gmail dot com

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

I love your happy little cloud card with the butterfy, very adorable.
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Walking on Water said...

What a pretty card and I love butterflies...TFS and I became a follower! :)

ShersL84bed said...

Love your cloud shaped card. Great job, its very pretty.

Smiles Sher

LesleyfromWI said...

Love the colors and the butterfly it too cute!
lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

AJoy said...

She's going to love it! TFS!

nginerd at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

This is a great card, I love the cloud shape. I like shaped card a lot too. thanks so much for sharing

Anonymous said...

Cute card! And great blog candy. Thanks for sharing.

Scrappers' Ranch said...

Hey Cheryl

This is so pretty! I loev all the BLING and the colors.
I am already a follower of your blog
TFS and a chance to win
ascrapabove at aol dot com

Julie said...

What a beautiful card. The butterfly is just awesome. I love this card:)

Cricut Chick
cricut chick at rocketmail dot com

Jennifer said...


Ah,'s always been my favorite color (I shouldn't admit to it, but I had purple painted walls in my bedroom growing up!;)! I love your shaped cards, too!!! :) I can't wait to try them now that my Gypsy should be working (I just got one for my birthday in January, went to sync it before the deadline in February, & it was defective, so I had to send it back...). Wish I lived closer to get a lesson!

Thanks for sharing!

Crafty hugs,

partridgelu at yahoo dot com