Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Getting Sketch with Catered Mojo! Butterflies!

The new challenge at Catered Crop is Garden Party.  I absolutely love how Linda introduces each challenge with a quote...

I went to a garden party to reminisce 
          with my old friends
A chance to share old memories 
          and play our songs again.
~ lyrics by Ricky Nelson, 1972

I have flowers for you today, but I also have a kaleidoscope of butterflies - that is seriously what a group of butterflies is called.  Either that - or swarm or rabble. but doesn't kaleidoscope sound beautiful?  I think many of you have moved past shaker cards - but I am still loving them!  I recently got a die that cuts teeny tiny butterflies and decided that butterflies were very representative of a garden.

This is the first card that I made - I keep saying that shaker cards will always cheer up the recipient, so I decided a get well card would be perfect.  But after I made it, I realized it didn't work with the "party" part of the challenge so I have another to share also.

Get Well with Butterflies

There isn't quite as much confetti in this card as it looks.  Because this was such a tall shaker, I added a strip of foam adhesive towards the top of the ribbon.  This makes it a double level shaker!  I didn't want all of my punched shapes behind the green ribbon.

This card uses the current sketch at Mojo Monday.  The card is 3.5" by 5.5".

Now for a card that is more garden "party".  I am still using the teeny, tiny butterfly but went for a "celebrate" card with much brighter colors.  I would like to be in this garden!

Celebrate with Butterflies

This card uses the current sketch at My Favorite Things.

I hope you play along with the Catered Crop Garden Party challenge.  Linda always curates a Pinterest board full of inspiration when the challenge first comes out.  Then the following Sunday, she brings together all of the design team cards.  Here's this week's Pinterest board - just click anywhere on this graphic to go to the complete Pinterest board.

Get Well Soon
  • Stamps: Verve Lean on Me (flower), With Love (sentiment)
  • Paper: Echo Park Sweet Day 6x6, Papertrey Melon Berry and Lemon Tart, Stampin' Up Sage Shadow,
  • Ink: Memento Black, Copics
  • Accessories: Verve Pointed Flowers die, Spellbinders narrow rectangle die (they don't next exactly so I cut the center rectangle then used my paper trimmer to cut the border), MFT Stitched Circle STAX and Flying Butterflies die, Martha Stewart ribbon, Hemptique 10-lb Natural Twine, two sizes of hole punches
Celebrate Your Special Day
  • Stamps: My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
  • Paper: My Favorite Things Wild Cherry, Berrylicious and Primitive White, Simon Says Stamps Sunshine, Fog and Smoke, My Mind's Eye Blink of an Eye 6x6
  • Ink: Memento Black
  • Accessories: Pretty Pink Posh 4 mm sparkling clear sequins, My Favorite Things Rectangle Frames die, Gerbera Daisy die, Flying Butterflies die, Fishtail Layers die, Berrylicious button, Hemptique 10-lb white twine


  1. These 2 shaker cards are FANTASTIC! Love them. Thanks for listing the specifics of the white twine!!!
    Hugs, Kim

  2. Two totally striking cards, Kim!

  3. Oh my goodness gracious! I want to party with you - you sure know how to do it right. I love the tiny butterflies. And thanks for all the sweet words about our Catered Crop craziness.

  4. Both are fabulous, Kim! Love the little butterflies in the shaker and way to flash the Verve :)

  5. Kim two fantastic shakers!! Do you use two layers of foam or one? Inquiring minds wan to know! The papers and die cut are fantastic. You are going to break me down on buying MFT!

  6. Two great shaker cards, Kim! Love those bitty butterflies, and kaleidoscope is the perfect word to describe a group of them! Awesome papers, pretty ribbons, and sweet flower die cuts. Just wonderful! Bev

  7. A duo of delight here, Kim! Your shakers have me in awe, while the kaleidoscope of butterflies are sending me into a swoon. Gorgeous!!

  8. Oh my goodness Kim these are beautiful I just adore shaker cards.

  9. Oh, I like both cards!! :-)
    Love the tiny butterflies and what a great name! I really had no idea it's called a kaleidoscope.
    I can see why you'd love to be in this garden, ha, ha.


    ps. a few years ago when we went to France we visited a real Butterfly garden, it was gorgeous!! Noirmoitier I believe....

  10. Holy smokes Kim how cute are these!! I think the second is my fave, love the colors!!

  11. Hi Kim! Thanks so much for your sweet blog love today! I must learn how to make these shaker cards. I'm sure I have seen a tutorial somewhere! These are fabulous! Hugs xxx

  12. Stunning and striking, I love the way u pick ur colors and patterns, they are always perfect !

  13. What cheerful shaker cards! The colors are bright and summery. What fun cards!


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