Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Double D, Butterflies

Good Morning!  

A brand new Challenge is up and running over at the Double D Challenge Blog. 

Check out this Butterfly Inspiration:

I found this cool Tea Light card technique online.  It was FUN!!!
You can find the video right HERE.

This all starts with an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of card stock
scored at 2 3/4, 5 1/2 and 8 1/4 on the 11 inch side
rotate and score at 4 1/4.

This will be entered into the following Challenges:

Scor Pal, Pretty In Pink
All Sorts, Use At Least 2 Dies
Crop Stop , Party #40

Unfortunately it was hard to capture the glimmer of light in a photo, but here we go!

Now the front isn't that exciting to look at....but wait for it!

Dies; Memory Box Butterfly Exhibit.
Spellbinders Labels 4.
MFT Notched Border.
Chipboard Heart.
Baker's Twine.
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.
Designer Papers by Craft Smith, Tea Party.

There are 4 inside panels to decorate.  I cut the 2 middle panels out using Spellbinders Classic Ovals dies.  Then I covered the openings with Vellum.  On the inside of that I adhered 2 different die cuts; Wildflower Corner and Butterfly Exhibit both by Memory Box.  These are the windows that the tea light will shimmer through.

Dies R Us Butterfly #2 set.
MFT; Stitched Traditional Tags, Open Bracket Border and Fancy Flourish (cropped).

Altenew Wild Hibiscus stamp set.
Bermuda Bay ink.
Gingham Ribbon.

(blurry) Lighted Butterfly Window.

Fully opened, and it folds flat and fits nicely into an A2 envie.

Battery Operated Tea Lights from the Dollar Store make these very economical to make.

Please come on over to the Double D Blog and join in all of the FUN!
You'll be glad you did as there is always a pretty prize up for grabs! 
Here is the FAB prize for this Challenge: 

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. WOW, what a fabulous design this is and so beautifully FUN!! Whomever the recipient is of this will sure be one lucky gal!!

  2. This is so cool Donna! I'll bet this puts off a lovely glow and it's so pretty to look at. Truly gorgeous and what a great gift!!

  3. OMG this is so clever and down right gorgeous! What fun!! Do you need my address so you can send it on it's way?? LOL GREAT JOB my friend ... uniquely awesome!

  4. What a neat card! Love all the butterflies and how the light works within the card. Awesome!

  5. what a stunning card-turned-home-decor creation, Donna! I love your butterfly theme, and the pretty colors. The tea light is a stroke of genius! xx

  6. Such a beautiful design with the gorgeous flowers and butterflies. I love that it is a great decoration too and that the candle glows from within to add to it's beauty.

  7. Oh how fun -- a stand up card with a tea light inside! You really put a lot of thought and work into this pretty creation! I'm so very happy you linked this up to Cropstop!

  8. Thanks for all the pictures. I love when a card has a reason to be displayed. Such a cool idea, and beautifully decorated.

  9. Oh my goodness is this ever pretty, such lovely papers and looks great with the light shinning through!

  10. Such an unusual design for our 'Use at least two dies' theme at Allsorts challenge, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  11. Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  12. Wow, this is spectacular, Donna! I have never seen a tea light card....what a neat idea! This is beautiful! And yes, Nana, you left 2 comments on my blog post. But hey...I get it!!

  13. Pretty card, thank you for sharing at Allsorts challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

  14. Better late that not at all. This is a busy summer with the grands. Ok, On to this fabulous designed card. So different and I love it. Great way to use butterflies and a light, so that they can seem magical. Why not have a card that can be displayed for all to see.

  15. Your card is amazing Donna — love all the trimmings and the way you have put it all together. The colours are also beautiful.

  16. Your card is amazing Donna — love all the trimmings and the way you have put it all together. The colours are also beautiful.

  17. Well aren't you the clever one. This is so stinkin' cool, what a great idea. I LOVE that those butterflies show up through the soft vellum when the light shines. Plus, the card is just a beautiful there's that.

  18. Donna, this is beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Scor-Pal! Happy scoring!

  19. Wow! You went all out for this challenge! Beautiful, Donna, and such a lovely way to combine a card and gift in one!

  20. This is lovely! The papers are beautiful, love the vellum and those gorgeous butterflies.

  21. Wha a lovely candle card. Great idea! Thank you so much for participating in our 'More than one fold' challenge at Scor-Pal!