Die-cut butterflies card

This probably won’t be exciting to anyone but me, but I shall tell you about it anyway.

I got a die cutter for Christmas – specifically the Big Shot foldaway – and after having a bit of a play with the shapes that came with it, I have been very much looking forward to making some actual cards with it. My opportunity came this week. I am determined to keep being involved with Post Pals* this year, and one girl who likes butterflies has a birthday coming up.

butterfly card

I cut out the red butterflies using a die that a penpal sent me. The yellow butterflies are felt ones I bought ages ago, the flowers are stickers, and the “Happy Birthday” was cut using a die I purchased.

I can’t wait until I’ve built up my die collection some more and can (hopefully) make better, more complicated cards.

* In case you’ve missed all my previous references to it, here is my explanation of what Post Pals is all about and here is a link to their website where you can read all about them in their own words and maybe even pick a pal to write to. Apparently January and February are the slowest months for mail, so if you do want to brighten a sick child’s day now would be the perfect time!


10 thoughts on “Die-cut butterflies card

  1. Pretty! I bought a non-fold-away Big Shot a couple of years back. I do like it, but probably don’t use it as much as I should for what I paid for it!! My butterfly dies are the ones I use most.

  2. Hi! I just stumbled across this post by accident after searching randomly for expats and Geneva, because I live over an hour’s drive away now with a car-hating toddler and I miss Geneva so! I kept following the links out of curiosity and had a good cry over post pals, and would now like to thank you for helping me in my search for a flexible cause. My toddler and I will be painting pictures this afternoon. Your cross-stitching is beautiful, and I love the ballerinas! Keep up the good work! Xxx

    1. Thank you for the compliment, and I’m so glad I could inspire you. Post Pals is an amazing cause! And I do love that I can fit it in around other things, just sending some post when I have time. I will come and check out your blog later when I’ve finished work.

      1. That is very nice of you, but is not a requirement πŸ˜‰ I had a bad year last year and was very keen, this year, to find a way of keeping it all in perspective. Having a toddler means that any scheduled voluntary work would be difficult – even though he has only just started mornings at the maternelle he is getting every bug going, and has missed at least one day every week! It’s also nice to find something that can be done in English πŸ™‚

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