Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Quick 'n Easy Butterfly Card

I was invited to do a make and take at a craft fair this past weekend. Since the target audience of the craft fair was people looking to buy hand crafted items and not necessarily be crafty themselves I knew I had to do something simple.  I was stumped for ideas but Carol of Our Little Inspirations posted THIS card and so my version was born.
I provided many of the pieces in different colors so folks could have some say in what they made and mix and match as they wanted.  They also had a choice of greetings.
Quite a number of people stopped by and made cards. The work involved was mostly just assembling the card using roller adhesive and glue dots. People did get the chance to roll the white layer (with the butterfly already cut out) through the embossing machine and stamp the greeting.  Many who participated already had some experience with paper crafts.
The Fine Print: Large butterfly die and embossing folder by Provo Craft/Cuttlebug, solid and ornate butterfly dies by Memory Box, greetings and cardstock by A Muse Studio.

11 comments:

LesleyG said...

I know how difficult it can be to come up with a 'simple' make, so admire your design and your patience! Xxx

MaryH said...

Pretty, pretty and you made a good choice for the ease of enticing folks at a craft fair. No one wants to work on something complex when you have to rush. These have just the right amount of texture & color - yet still fairly CAS - to attract would-be crafters, and I'll bet you have a good show! Wonderful inspiration card too. Carol always does A+ work on her beautiful cards. I especially love her quilt designs!! TFS

Maxine D said...

What eye catching cards for a make and take Princess J- love that you provided different colour and sentiment options.
Blessings
Maxine

Barb said...

A really pretty card Judy and what a wonderful idea to give others the chance to have a go. I bet you've got lots of new crafters hooked. Barbxx

Bad Kitty said...

very nice cards
hugs
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Carol L said...

I am truly honored that one of my cards inspired you to make these and share the technique with others! They look lovely with the background embossing and colorful butterflies! Thanks so much!

SARN said...

Lovely looking card. Not surprised people wanted to come and play at your table! xxx

Greta said...

You came up with the perfect idea, Judy--great Make N Take! Sounds like a fun day!

Bonnie said...

This was the perfect project to share! I'll bet those gals were thrilled to take their cards home!

Craftychris said...

Fabulous design for your make and take. Just enough to do without being overwhelming! Brilliant! xxx

butterfly said...

Lovely layered butterflies, and they look fabulous against the textured white backgrounds - very cool design.
Alison x