Saturday, August 15, 2020

Butterfly Bookmark

It’s the middle of the month so time for me to share a DT mid-month creation for QKR Stampede. I encourage you to stop by the challenge, which is always “Anything Goes” and several prizes are awarded. Maybe you’ll be inspired to enter a card or two yourself?
I tried something a little different with a Eureka digi and sentiment, making a beautiful bookmark. I copied the Butterfly and Daisy Flower digi to tan parchment, cropping just the butterfly from the image, then printed and colored it with alcohol markers and white gel pen. Before fussy-cutting the image, I strengthened it by carefully attaching squares of a clear Self-Adhesive Laminating Sheet to both the front and back. When finished, I used to bone folder to gently press out air bubbles. When finished, I colored and fussy-cut the butterfly, making sure not to accidentally cut off an antenna. I then scored and folded the center of his body.  I cut a strip of the tan cardstock slightly smaller than the width of the butterfly and securely attaching the flaps to each side of his folded body. When finished, the sentiment was trimmed and added to the bookmark. I love the way the butterfly wings perch atop the pages of a closed book. So fun!
Note- My inspiration for this bookmark was a free template I received after joining Krista Leigh Smith’s Newsletter. Krista is the artist that created the classic Saturated Canary line of stamps. You can sign up for her newsletter and snag some of her amazing creations, too.
I am entering this bookmark into several challenges include Simon Says Monday’s Summer Memories (To me… butterflies are such a gorgeous sign of summer… and the hope of summer’s return!), the current Butterfly Challenge (my bookmark includes one color- buttermilk/light tan, and one theme- butterfly) and Ching-Chou Kuik's Autumn Colours (Bright shades of orange and red like in this butterfly’s wings are my favorite shades of Autumn. My hubby and I have lived in Wisconsin now for about 15 years and we NEVER tire of the beauty of the fall leaves here. They take my breath away every year!)
·   Digi- Eureka Digi Stamp- (Butterfly & Daisy Flower)Also available in unmounted or cling mounted
·   Bookmark Sentiment- Eureka Digi Stamp (You're UnforgettableAlso available in unmounted or cling mounted
·  Self-Adhesive Laminating Sheets (available in office supply stores)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Tan Parchment cardstock
Entered into:  
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Summer Memories                   
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #126
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday- Anything Goes
Scribbles Designs Challenge- #91 The Great Outdoors
Butterfly Challenge- #145 B is for Bow Fronted Card   
Double D’s Challenge- Butterflies                 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #452-453 Anything Goes                   
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #647 Bright Colors
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #33 Anything Goes                      
Digi Doodle Studios Blog- Challenge #30 Things with Wings


  1. This is so beautiful and so inspiring, love it.x

  2. How can it possibly be the 15th of august already???? What a gorgoues bookmark
    Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

  3. Hi this is a gorgeous bookmark. That butterfly is gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. This is such a brilliant idea. I love the big bold butterfly. I read a lot of books and often have more then one on the so I can see many of these being made by me. Thankyou for the inspiration and for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me. Hugs Mrs A.

  5. Such a very beautiful and unique design! Love the idea of a butterfly sitting on top of a book to mark the page. Thanks for playing at Polkadoodles,hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  6. Beautiful and creative butterfly bookmark! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  7. Just BEAUTIFUL Kathy ... what a great idea! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Butterflies’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  8. Great bookmark, it looks so fabulous in a book! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Scribbles Designs, we hope to see you back again.

  9. Love this butterfly! Thank you for joining the Digi Doodle Studios Things with Wings Challenge -DT Meghan

  10. Fabulous idea for a bookmark and it looks wonderful!! Thanks so much for joining us at Digi Doodle Studios for our August Challenge!

  11. Kathy, what an amazing butterfly bookmark. Not seen one made like that before. I might have to have a go sometime. Your card you have made fits perfectly the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Blog Challenge and Facebook Challenge Design Team Leader)

    PS: With everything going on in the world with regard to the coronavirus, please stay safe and well


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