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Happiness Is A Butterfly….

Isn’t this a beautiful quote?  I couldn’t resist making a card that focused on this lovely sentiment included in the Wings and Such stamp set.


2012-08-26 PSS post WM


I used a mix of papers, paint, pearls, buttons and twine to give my card a shabby chic feel.  I even used one of my favorite things to add texture to a project, a die cut from a Starbucks coffee sleeve.    I love the way they look and it is a bit of recycling/reusing. 


2012-08-26 PSS post 2 WM


Here is a little bit of a closer look so that you can more easily read the sentiment.

Today is my first day posting on the Paper and Such blog.  If you get the chance, stop by to say “Hi” and you can take a look at some projects that the rest of the DT created.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope that happiness will alight upon you.




  • Stamps:  Wings and Such from Paper and Such
  • Inks:  Memento Rich Cocoa & Distress Ink tea dye
  • Papers:  Papertrey Kraft & Dark Chocolate, My Mind’s Eye Stella and Rose Hazel DP pad
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Die-namics Designer Labels die & large scallop die, Papertrey Victorian Lace Border die
  • Embellishments:  May Arts burlap twine, misc buttons, Paper Studio pearls, Jenni Bowlin malted milk paint



Ciska said…
It's so beautiful Cheryl, you've got this shabby chic style down to a tee. Really clever use of a Starbucks sleeve as well!
Cheryl said…
oh wow Hun I just love this too bits,you have this style down,to perfection,brilliant,hugs Cherylxxxxxx
Imke said…
That´s a little work of art, Cheryl. It´s really pretty.
KraftyKoolKat said…
This is so beautiful Cheryl. Gorgeous layout and colours. Yes that sentiment is awesome.

Karen B. said…
Beautiful coloring and layers!
Annette said…
wow love that vintage look and all those layers are awesome...great design
Karen said…
Gorgeous Cheryl, love all the layers too, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.
This is simply beautiful.. Love the details.. very lovely work as always..

So happy that you have joined us at TPS and good luck......

jimlynn said…
Beautiful quote and a beautiful card.
Patti Moore said…
So lovely, Cheryl!... Beautiful color combination & such wonderful detail & texture!

Thanks for joining us at the PholkartBlessings Color Challenge!! :)
Kristie Maynard said…
So glad you could add your card to the QKR Stampede challenge. It is just beautiful.
Nicole said…
WOW, Cheryl such a beautiful card and I just love the poem! Hugs, Nicole
Kathy and Lucky said…
This is stunning, loving the vintage, shappy chic look of your card and all the wonderful details that just keep you looking at it. Beautiful.
Cheryl said…
Just gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with us at Eureka Stamps this week.
Renee said…
This is really beautiful Cheryl! Love the sentiment & the gorgeous, soft colors you have used! Good on you for recycling!
Hugs, Renee
Karen said…
Lovely card CHeryl. Lots of dimension, sweet sentiment, and great layout design. Thanks for joining us at PholkArt Blessings. I hope you will join us again!
Riet said…
What a beautiful card Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx
Terry said…
Thank you for sharing your fabulous and georgous card with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show, love the colors and the vintage look, fabulous butterfly too, thank you for sharing, hugs terry xxxx
Amanda said…
WOWzer! What a magnificent and super gorgeous card!! All of your layers and design looks perfect!

Thank you for playing along with us in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!!

~ Amanda :)
1CardCreator said…
Beautiful card Cheryl!
Jennipher said…
I love all the beautiful papers and the stunning style of this card. Is it possible that you did not use a digi stamp? If so, I am shocked!
Gale said…
Lovely card. Love the butterfly and your papers. Thanks for playing with us at PCJ and good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gale
snailzpace said…
this is very pretty and i love all the texture with the bit of recycling! thank you so much for joining us at penny black and more this month for our whiskers and/or wings theme.
Shelby said…
Beautiful and lush design. All of the textures and different shapes work beautifully together.

brenda said…
Very lovely card Cheryl, thank you so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

B x
Nannieflash said…
Gorgeous card I love that sentiment and your beautiful colour choice. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx
Audrey Pettit said…
Wow! This is right up my shabby-loving alley! How gorgeous, Cheryl!
You are just ROCKING this stamp set girl!!

This card is just spectacular! You and the Starbucks sleeve are a perfect combination :)

You should enter your card in the catered crop 'distress' challenge too!
Chris said…
Wow, this is vintage at it's best!! I'm going to have to disect all those layers and learn from you :) Thanks for playing along with my Amusing Challenges this week - I'm glad you were able to join in on the fun!
Karin said…
Love all the layers and the distressed look of your card. It's just perfect for the lovely sentiment!
Eileen said…
Great use of layers and the distressed look. Love the sentiment.
Thanks for joining us at the Paper Shelter challenge this week and good luck
Eileen x
pinky said…
That is one stunning card Cheryl and so beautifully finished.
whoistracy said…
So very pretty- I am loving those butterflies!! Happy belated birthday by the way. Hope you had a great day!
lis-m said…
just stunning honey, beautifully done.
Thanks for joining us over at LMMS this fortnight
good luck
Hugs x
Jingle said…
This is absolutely gorgeous!
Ellis said…
Stunning card you have made and I love the quote! =)
Hugs, Elenor
Dawn said…
Stunning creation! Thanks so much for playing in The Crafty Pad Twine Challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx
Lisa said…
Wow, this is so elegant and gorgeous!! I love the beautiful design and that quote is fabulous :)

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Ruza Rebel said…
Gorgeous card!
Thank you for joining the QKR Stampede Challenge. Good luck on the draw!
Ruza ~ QKR DT
Makiko Jones said…
So gorgeous!! I love the layout and the butterfly quote. Beautiful distressing too. Thank you for playing along at the FTTC.
Davi said…
Not only is is it a beautiful sentiment but a gorgeous card!! I love the distressing, layers and beautiful combo of dps :)
aqualeiga said…
A beautiful sentiment for a beautiful card! I love the shabby-chic feel (something I really struggle with.)
Thanks for joining us in the TWINE challenge at THE CRAFTY OAD this week; check back on Thursday to find out who the Winner and Top 5 are!
Hugs, Ali x
Beautiful card love your style thanks for joining us at Divas by Design
Leikkaan Mervi said…
hi Cheryl!
beautiful card with lovely layering and distressing!
Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge, good luck;-))m
Wow stunning card, love the sentiment and fab use of the recycled sleeve, thanks for sharing with us at ATSC, hugs Liz xx
Julie Robinson said…
absolutely beautiful! love all of the elements you incorporated - WOW!
Jennifer said…
Fabulous layers of wonder! I love all your papers and your delightful butterfly!
Joey said…
Just amazing Cheryl, thanks for joining us at LMMS. Joey x
Pat K said…
Very pretty card with a lovely sentiment. Thanks for joining us at the Belli Challenge and I hope you will join us next time. hugs, Pat K.x
Diane said…
Wow Cheryl, you have so much fab detailing on your card !! From the stitching to all the distressing, love it !! Thanks for joiningg us again at The Crafty Pad !!

hugs Diane xx
Shari said…
The sentiment is so beautiful, I can see why you choose to highlight it! Gorgeous card with stunning details! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter.
Jenn Zeeb said…
Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the PHOLKART BLESSINGS "Color Challenge” with us! Just loved your card, and hope to see you back here for our next challenge!

Jenn Zeeb
downrightcrafty said…
lovely sentiment and a gorgeous vintage feel to this card just beautiful
Hugs Kate xx
Milliesmarvels said…
This is beautiful! I love all the layers! Thanks for joining us for the Little Miss Muffet Challenge!
What a beautiful card very vintage. Love yur colourways.

Thanks for joining us at digi doodles shop challenge

Tracey dt
Gorgeous card, love the butterflies and the sentiment is perfect.
Hatty Shine said…
Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog :) This card is just beautiful! I love your style so i have become a follower :) looking forward to seeing more of your work in the future! Hatty :) xxxx
mandy said…
Fab card Hun, love the colors you've used and the gorgeous sentiment and the lovely butterfly and pearls :)

Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges

Hugs Mandy xxx
HeatherLynn said…
Beautiful! Love all of the papers, layers, and details! Another winning card, Cheryl!

Teresa said…
Love the shabby look to this one and a great sentiment. Thanks for joining in the sentimental challenge at Joanna Sheen
Teresa xx
butterfly said…
Absolutely glorious! The layers, and distressing, and stitching, and kraft twine - yummy! I've just discovered Paper and Such, and entered the Wings N Things challenge with some shabby butterflies - so this is right up my street... totally gorgeous!
Alison x
die amelie said…
Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Greetings from Vienna,

die amelie
What a superb card Cheryl! Fantastic layering and distressing ;). Congrats on your Addicted to Stamps spotlight ;)

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