In the above card I made the card base in solid pink cardstock cut out at 5.5 inches. Then I cut out another card at 5 inches in patterned paper. I used a dual sided patterned paper and simply cut it in half so I could layer it on top of the pink card base. I used the other half in the card below! It wasn't an exact shadow of the butterfly but it still worked. To finish off the butterfly card, I tied a ribbon and put in a flower and tag. The tag is cut from the Cuttlebug 'Tiny Tags' die.
Since I had an extra butterfly laying around - I put it to use on this card. For this card I cut the card base out at 4.5 x 4.5 inches. I then inked up the edges of the butterfly and tied a ribbon and button before attaching it to the card. I then cut out a 1 inch circle and stamped 'happy birthday' on it. To create a ruffle around the circle, used a Crepe Paper streamer and gathered it up and glued it to the back of the circle.
PAPER: The Girls Paperie, Anna Griffin; STAMP: Stampendous, INK: Versafine - black, Papertray Inc - Tea Dye, DIE CUTS: Cuttlebug 'Tiny Tags', Cricut cartridge 'A Child's Year'; RIBBON Seam Binding FLOWER Micheals BUTTON Paper Studio