New Butterfly Cards with ‘Sweet Nectar’ Papers




These 2 pretty sets of butterfly cards were just listed in my shop for CS research.

I used the bright ‘Sweet Nectar’ designer papers from KC Company on these. The colors are so cheerful and fun!

If you know anyone who likes handmade cards or butterflies, or both, please pass on the link!

I send the money from my shop to Boston Children’s Hospital, where a few brilliant minds are trying to solve the puzzles of Cockayne Syndrome.

Hope you’re having a great week, thanks for stopping by!

Singing Owls

These card designs are all hand-cut using some of the super-awesome paper in the KC Company’s Que Sera Sera pack. The changing seasons always put me in the mood for cutesy things like this.   These owls are enjoying the moonrise from their respective tree tops and singing sweetly in the night.  :)

We have a great horned owl that lives around here by our house and I can hear him once in a while–love the sound.

All my hand made card sets are for sale on my Etsy shop for CS research. I send the profits to Boston Children’s Hospital, where they’re working on a treatment for Cockayne Syndrome.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend. As you probably can guess, we’re hoping for a fire free weekend here in Texas!

Caterpillar Card Inspired by Eric Carle

We have at least a dozen Eric Carle books around our house, if not more. We read them over and over and over…

  We’ve actually had to replace our copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar a time or two after it’s been read to pieces!

This card was inspired by the little green worm who just can’t get enough to eat. 

The caterpillar was made from thick wired twine, which I then bent like a caterpillar and covered with green floral tape.

The words are pieced together from book text to form the familiar phrase. The lined paper is from a vintage notepad I picked up at the antique mall.

Can you guess what the leaves and strawberries are made from?

In the world of paper making, they’re called angel wings.   They have an awesome texture, perfect for the leafy border and berries.

Assorted trims were added to finish it off and then I made a coordinating envelope with the scraps.

Hope you like this fun card inspired by one of my favorite children’s book authors.  You can purchase this card and other unique hand-made items on my Etsy shop!

*** All proceeds from my shop are sent to Dr. Edward Neilan and his team at Children’s Hospital, Boston, where they are working on a treatment for Cockayne Syndrome.




Cards Using Kid’s Spin Art

Much like the cards I posted recently using my kid’s leftover paint pallettes, these cards were made with their spin art.

They looooooove spin art and want to make it all the time.

I used the same punches but I used metallic gold paper for the butterflies this time. The words and phrases from newspapers are a little more abstract this time, but I still like them. 

These cards will be listed on my new Etsy shop for Cockayne Syndrome  by the end of the week. Hope you like them!