Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Belli Challenge #85 - Butterflies/Dragonflies

Welcome to another Belli Challenge! This week's challenge is to use butterflies or dragonflies on your project. We also have a sponsor for the challenge - QKR Stampede. QKR Stampede very generously provided each Belli Girl a choice of three stamps for this week's challenge.

My first card uses Herd Birthday on the front and Happy Birthday on the inside. The patterned paper is from October Afternoon. I used the reverse side for my butterfly and for the strip on the inside. The ribbon is from Stampin' UP and the buttons and twine are from Papertrey Ink.

For my second card, I used Tulip Border and Happy Birthday again. The Happy Birthday set comes with four sentiments, so it's a great buy! I paper pieced my tulips using the same papers as I used on the background, which are from Memory Box's Biscotti Collection.

I popped the middle tulip flower up using a foam square and the matted panel is popped up with foam tape. The ribbon is from Martha Stewart and the buttons and dragonfly are from my stash.

For the inside, I used a 1" square punch to create three squares from the same paper I used on the front and paper pieced two more of the tulips. I punched the butterfly with a Martha Stewart punch and added three Memory Box crystals for the body.

We'd love for you to play along with us this week. QKR is offering $30 worth of stamps as the prize, so it would be worth your while to play! If you upload your card to Splitcoast Stampers or Papercraft Planet, use keyword CBC85. Please be sure to check out what all the other Belli Girls, and our guest designer, Jess Stockmeyer have done over on today's post on the Belli blog.

That's about it! Thanks for stopping by!


Maria Matter said...

too fun Robin! love your play on words for your Herd card!!!

Lovely tulip card, your paper piecing is fantastic! beautiful design!!!

Hope you're having a great day!
blessings, Maria

Liz Williams said...

Cute cards and I love the paper piecing on tulips. A great choice of paper on this one!!

jdmommy said...

Robin, that cow is just the cutest. Made me giggle!! Adorable card!
The tulip card is so beautifully pieced!! What a great idea with this image for QKRStampede!!
I have to say our projects this week are fab!!!

chercroppin said...

That first one is just to darn cute Robin! Darling papers and image : )

Your second one is lovely...sweet images, papers, and I especially love your sentiment with those buttons!

Debbie said...

Robin these are such fun cards. I love that little cow for a birthday card! The DP is perfect.

Silke Ledlow said...

AWWW - your first card is so cute!!! Sweet inside too!!! The birthday card is also beautiful!!! The little dragonfly is the perfect little finishing touch!!!

Hope you are having a great week!!! Hugs ~S~

Shelly Koskinen said...

Your cards are really cute!

Joan Ervin said...

What a cute little cow image and sentiment, Robin..... the background paper is just perfect!!!! Love the little paper pieced tulips, too..sooo sweet!!!

JeanFB said...

Robin, your work is exquisite, as always! Love the way you've decorated the insides of the cards - such a sweet surprise for the recipient!

Fern said...

Robin, I love your Herd Birthday card.. It's tooo cute!! And the colors you used on the Tulip Birthday card are sooo pretty!!

Holly said...

Did you see me laughing at your first card with the cow? LOVE that. You cut that background paper just perfectly and I love that little butterfly on the side.

Your tulip card is gorgeous! I love the patterned paper strips and how you paper pieced each tulip . That little dragonfly is so cute.

I love how you decorated the inside of your cards as well - you gotta remind me to do that! LOL

Anonymous said...

Love the paper piecing you did on the tulips. It adds a lot.

Sue P GetMeOutOfHere

Chrissy D said...

Robin - this is so much FUN - I love the papers you chose and your design is WONDERFUL! FUN WORDS!!! Have a great day!

Ceal said...

sweet cards and what fun with Herd it's your birthday. I love it!

Annette said...

Hi Robin, what a wonderful selection of cards, love your paper toling on the tulips, but my fav has to be your 'Herd' card lol, did make me giggle, take careX:)