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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Caterpillar Butterfly Tag

Created this Tag using several stamps with a Summer Garden theme. Stamped the Butterfly twice, once on the tag & once on another cardstock. Paper pieced the Butterfly cutting out with scissors. Added Enamel accents, liquid Pearls, Spellbinder swirls, stickles & ribbon.

Found this Worm this morn on our Early Girl 
Tomato plant in our greenhouse. Hubby put it 
in a wooden planter near the fence. Figured it 
would be out of view of birds. Gave it a few 
more tomato stalks with leaves. We watched 
the Caterpillar eating very fast. It had eaten 
down the tops of our Tomato plants. Hubby did 
some research on as to id this and found out it 
is a Tomato Horned (see the red horn on the back)
Worm and not a Caterpillar to become a Butterfly. 
The Internet indicates that the larvae comes in the 
soil of the plants & recommends to squish them to 
get rid of them. We found a 2nd one on our Cherry 
Tomato plant. Cked on the wooden planter and the 
2 Worms are gone. Hubby found 2 more on the 
Tomato plants and do not think they are the same
first two. He is now tossing them over the fence for
the birds to eat them.

Photographed this Black Swallowtail Butterfly 
in our front yard a couple wks ago.

Supplies List

Enamel accents: black
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
liquid Pearls: Peacock
paper: cardstock - green, Kraft greens, white glitter
ribbon: Easter 2012
Spellbinder: Shape Fanciful Holiday
stamp: K Andrew Designs Winged Things, making memories insect doodle stamps
Stampin' Up: markers - Basic Black, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple
stickles: Firefly, Yellow
Tim Holtz: dies - Tag & Bookplates, Tag & Tie

Entering this into the following challenges:

6/25 Paper Pretties Wed PWC263 Summer Fun unlim 6/19
6/25 2pm CT Pennys Ch132 Anything goes w/ Swirls 3E(#2) 6/19 
6/23 Victorine Stamps Ch61 In The Garden w/ Animals & Bugs unlim 6/10 

6/26 C.R.A.F.T. Ch212 Recipe: Image. Pearls or Rhinestones, Ribbon, Sentiment 5E(#4) used liquid Pearls 6/20
6/26 Cute Card Thurs Ch274 In The Summertime unlim 6/20

6/28 2 Sisters Ch149 Summer Fun unlim 6/22

6/28 JW Scrap Shack FFC#5 Critters unlim 6/21

6/29 Glitter N Sparkle Ch38 Tag It (Add or make a Tag) unlim 6/23
6/29 Simon Says Stamp & Show Stripes 5E(#2) 6/24

6/30 Craft Your Passion Ch168 In The Garden 3E(#1) 6/24
6/30 DLART Thankful Thurs Linky Ch : June Anything Goes unlim 6/6
6/30 LEJ Designs Ch59 The Sun Has Got His Hat On Summery 3E(#1) 6/25
6/30 MFP Friends of Speedy TV Ch78 Sparkle 5E(#1) 6/24

6/30 Pause Dream Enjoy Ch13 Anything Goes 3E(#3) 6/24

7/2 Aud Sentiments Ch83 Summer unlim 6/19

7/5 Challenges 4 Everybody Ch23 Anything Goes 3E(#3) 6/23

7/6 Corrosive Ch177 Summertime 3E(#1) 6/23


  1. Love the inspiration Melissa! :) Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion!
    Good luck!

  2. Very cute!
    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope you will come back soon!



  3. Love your cute caterpillar/butterfly tag Melissa!! The sentiment is so true, although I hate changes. lol And yes that caterpillar you found on the tomato plants is not a butterfly type of caterpillar and is best if he was swished, they grow to be very, very big if left untouched. I found one when I was a kid and took to the police station which was right where I lived and they looked it up for me. No internet or computers back then!!! lol Thanks for joining us at Jo's Funday Friday;-)

  4. Lovely card, fab image and design. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week, hope we see you again soon. Hugs Sheryl xx

  5. Some great inspiration there. Love your butterfly ribbon. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

  6. great tag thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week , good luck with the challenge Tracy x

  7. Thank you so much for entering the LEJ Designs Challenge No. 59 - The Sun Has Got His Hat On...

    This is a lovely little tag with the quite busy backing paper and the simple stamps and sentiment.

    We have weekly challenges, so I hope to see many more lovely makes from you in the future.

    Hugs Lisa xxxxxx LEJ DT Member

  8. Very sweet tag! Great background and love the little worm. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  9. Pretty tag. Love the butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Jo's FFC.

  10. Your tag is far nicer than that bug - don't want any of them on my tomatoes - thanks for joining our sparkle challenge at FOSTV.