Butterfly Punch Pansies


I have been working with some new stamp sets and products from the new catalog (when I have a few moments which seems to be rare lately).  However, I wanted to share this pansy card even though the Butterfly Punch has officially retired.  These pansies are super easy to make and you can find the tutorial here.  Dawn Olchefske has a fantastic video tutorial on how to make them using the Butterfly Punch, Ink Refills and Shimmery White Card Stock.  I sponged the sky using a template I made from the Cupcake Builder Punch.  I just snailed the cupcake tops to a scrap of white card stock and sponged around them with Bashful Blue Classic Ink.  To finish it off I added some white sting and a couple of tiny tags.
  


I also want to share a few pictures of what has consumed most of my time here lately along with not feeling well from seasonal allergies.  Mike and I put in a rather large herb garden along the side our house.  However, I also have all sorts of new flowers planted in there as well.  We have a nice big backyard, but the we spend so much time outdoors that we didn't want to loose any of that space.  So one of my BFFs, Neelie, who is a master gardener suggested this idea.  What a fantastic idea it was.  I no longer have that bare awkward space along side the house that you can't help but notice as you pull down the driveway.  Everything is filling out and blooming quite nicely.  I have everything from Basil to Tomatoes to Garlic to Columbine planted in there.  It's quite a variety.  I really forgot how much time gardening takes up though.  I haven't really had a chance to do any real gardening since before Chase was born so I'm for sure enjoying it this year. 




My garden markers are super simple...bamboo skewers and clothespins.  lol 

  
I also want to mention that the Early Bird Special is now going on over at Create with Connie and Mary for the New Catalog Edition.  This week the guest designers are being revealed.  So make sure you stop by and check it out.  I'm way excited to be a designer for this edition as well.  The projects are always just amazing.  Have a fantastic Tuesday and take care.



Supplies:  Tiny Tags Stamp Set, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Cajun Craze & Whisper White Card Stock, Shimmery White Card Stock, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Cajun Craze & Elegant Eggplant Classic Inks, Elegant Eggplant & Daffodil Delight Ink Refills, Aqua Painter, Elegant Eggplant Stampin' Write Marker, Cupcake Builder, Butterfly, Jewelry Tag & Blossom Petals Builder Punches, Brights Brads, White String, Stampin' Dimensions and Mini Glue Dots

5 comments:

Joyce C said...

Wow Carrie-those pansies on your card look so real that they could be in your beautiful garden. Looks wonderful! Great job on the card and the garden!

debra said...

Carrie - great card! I love your idea of using a sky "template." Any chance of seeing what it looks like? I can't seem to get a visual in my head. Thanks, Debra

Donna Heber said...

Hi Carrie,

I love those pansies on your card and would have never thought to use the butterfly punch. Your garden is looking great with lots of wonderful plants. Enjoy the pretty blooms.

Joan said...

You've done a fabulous job with these pansies. I love the leaves you've created too - and especially the landscape in the background. Awesome card!

Margaret said...

Love the pansy flower pot card! Fabulous colors!! Your landscaping/garden looks great! I try to add a little something new to our yard every year and that alone is a lot of work. I'm sure the whole area was quite an undertaking, but well worth it!

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