{3.13.2011} butterfly party

Butterfly Blog Party

Sweet Eva put together a little blog party for those who love butterflies.
What a super theme and I couldn’t wait to join in on the fun.

I have a couple butterfly-lishous cards to share.

I have this thing for using butterflies for sympathy cards.  I just think they bring a sense of comfort and peace with them… something I hope the recipient feels.  So, a little butterfly seems to find its way into almost all of my sympathy cards.

For both my cards today, I used the to the moon and back & picture perfect Unity kits.  For this one, I also used the butterfly from the the best is yet to be kit.  I love how these three kits just combine so well.

I hoped that wasn’t a downer!  Ha.  I contemplated not sharing this one since this was suppose to be a FUN hop and sympathy cards can be a wa…wa…waaa.  But, I do love how sweet it turned out and I know they can be so hard to make.  I kept it in and hope it will inspire you somehow.  Now onto a “lighter” card.  🙂

I made these cards on different days, but they have the same basic design.  I just noticed just how similar they are when I put them in the post.  How did that happen?  Ha.  I guess I just love all these fabulous stamps.  This time is was all about the stamping, no patterned paper.

Thank you for visiting and thank you EVA for such a fun idea!

Head over to Eva’s blog to see all the butterfly lovers who signed up for the party!  I’ve heard there might be some prizes involved.  Woo hoo.

Happy Sunday everyone.

sorry for your loss
stamps: to the moon and back, picture perfect, the best is yet to be {unity stamp company}
die cuts: lacy squares {spellbinders}
patterned paper: Circa 1934 {Cosmo Cricket}
other: twine, Corner Chomper

thank you
stamps: to the moon and back, picture perfect {unity stamp company}
die cuts: labels 8 {spellbinders}
punches: small butterflies {martha stewart}
other: baker’s twine {Twinery}


  1. Lydia

    Goodness – GORGEOUS!!!

  2. Taylor

    *gasp* these are stunning!!!! Both so pretty, and elegant, and perfect!

  3. Eva

    WOW, Lisa, WOW….these are both amazingly gorgeous, but your first one OMG…I am in LOVE with!!! THANK YOU soooo much playing along…Hugs

  4. Kathy J (Wattle)

    Your cards are so different, yet equally gorgeous!!! Really, really love that first one – what a perfect sympathy card!!

  5. Katrina

    Lisa…I love both of them…..and love how you used the “frame” to enhance the sentiments!!! hugs, Katrina

  6. Pam Hornschu

    Love your sympathy card…the colors, the thought, and the border stamped at the bottom of the card. You are right…butterflies are comforting!

  7. Dina

    I love how the black in your cards just makes the colors pop! Beautiful.

  8. Tosh

    WOW!! Both cards are simply stunning!! I adore the papers and that gorgeous pieced butterfly on the first. And your sketches are fabulous!! LOVE the charming simplicity of the second. Your eye for detail and image placement is impeccable!!

  9. Ashley Nguyen Newell

    These are both gorgeous! I love the shapes that you used to make the card bases! Just lovely!

  10. mary friederichsen

    These are beautiful Lisa!
    I used the butterfly for a sympathy card as well.I think you are right about the feeling of comfort as peace. I guess as Ginak had put it once,something to the affect of if lilke didn’t change there would be no butterflys. I think the funeral director had said this to her when her Father passed away.
    Anyway….your cards are beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing!

    Blessings and Hugs,

  11. liz aka javagirl

    This is gorgeous love the sentiments and butterflies yes so very pretty

  12. Janna

    Lisa, wonderful butterfly creations. Your sympathy card is lovely. TFS Janna

  13. kasia

    These are both absolutely beautiful! And you are so right, there’s just something comforting about them! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  14. Edna Morrisedie

    WOW… gorgeous job with the butterflies!

  15. Stephanie Muzzulin

    These are Gorgeous Lisa wow so pretty!!!!

  16. Theresa

    Wow! Both of your cards are amazingly delicious! So elegant, and I love all the little details!

  17. Marilyn

    So very different, yet so beautiful! May have to borrow your idea of butterflies on sympathy cards–love it!

  18. Leah Crowe

    I had never really made sympathy cards before, but I won’t be forgetting to add a sweet butterfly to it if I ever do. Your cards are brilliant, just so beautiful.

  19. Lisa Henke

    Love ’em, Lisa! soooo sweet!

  20. Kristine

    I love the pairing of butterflies and sympathy…perfection. Your cards are beautiful and I am so glad that you shared them!

  21. Jan Hunnicutt

    What beautiful butterfly cards!

  22. Angie BLom

    Oh Lisa.. gorgeous cards. I love how both may seem the same in design but they are totally different. It is just stunning! xx

  23. Danni

    Gorgeous cards! I really like the second one, so soft and delicate!

  24. MariLynn

    Gorgeous butterflies. I too like butterflies for sympathy cards. I like the black punched edges on your first.

  25. Felicitas

    great crads. love the color combinations.

    greetings from germany

  26. Rona

    They are both gorgeous!

  27. silvia haynes

    Lovely cards!!

  28. Nora Anne

    Two beautiful cards Lisa! I am so glad you decided to share the first one, even though it’s not for a happy occasion, it is simply beautiful and so inspiring!

  29. Erin Smetak

    Absolutely gorgeous cards!!!! I love them both!!!

  30. Sav O'G

    OK–I am blown away! I love both of these cards! I absolutely love love love that first card–love that butterfly (which I thought was a moth when I first got my set)! I also love the papers and that black ink/paper–it just makes this card pop! LOVE IT!

  31. Vanessa Middleton

    I absolutely LOVE both of your cards!!!!!

  32. Jaya

    These are gorgeous. You hit all the right notes there!

  33. lynn

    simply darling, lisa-love them both:)

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