270 posts categorized "Butterflies"

Smile Card!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!

The new butterflies from our most recent releases are beautiful!!!!


This butterfly is one of my favorites!!! I put it together with decorated paper with foil!


I painted the birds with copics and sharpies!!!  And I also used our rubons!!!



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Celebrating Summer with Nordic Butterflies
by Lisa Elton

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With summer just around the corner, butterflies were calling my name. And my goodness, what pretty butterflies the Nordic variety are! I'm sharing two of them today.  First up is the Nordic Floral Butterfly.

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This one has a wonderful whimsical look to it. The sweet flower cut-outs let you change up the look in numerous ways.  My butterfly was created using our fabulous Black Glossy Paper.  I can not rave enough about this paper! The gloss is incredible, it's a nice heavy weight and it cuts like a butter! Lovely lilac glitter paper from the Graceful Garden Glitter Pad was the perfect companion for this whimsical little lady! She's perched atop a panel embossed with the Cheerful Floral folder that's available from our parent company, Memory Box. I couldn't decide on a sentiment for this one. I'll add it when I need the card.

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My second card features the Nordic Spectacular Butterfly. And I must say, it's just that... spectacular!

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Using the same Black Glossy Paper, there's also a pretty pink layer and a black sparkly layer. I added a small strip of thin white paper behind the circle cut outs for just a bit more pizazz! The sentiment was stamped with black ink, then again with Versa Mark ink and clear embossed. This little lady is also perched on a Cheerful Floral embossed panel. This time I flipped the panel upside down.

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Thank so much for dropping by to visit the blog. I hope I've inspired you to create something summery today!

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It's a Specail Day
By Lisa Elton

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Once a floral designer, always a floral designer! Imagine the joy I had when I discovered this pretty little Corner Shoppe Wooden Cart in the latest release. I knew immediately I would turn it into a flower cart. I didn't have a cart like this in my floral shop, but I would have loved a life sized one! The sentiment, from the Birthday Banners set, reflects the way I felt when I saw this darling new die. Let me take you back to the beginning and show you the process.

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After die cutting the pieces for the cart, I colored some of them with Copic markers. The handles for the flower buckets are shiny silver paper. Next came the largest of the pretty Scallop Pinpoint Rings. It was cut from ivory cardstock. The center portion was ink blended with a soft blue.

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I added these elements to an ivory card base that was covered with a Cortina Pinpoint Plate die cut panel. It's pretty as it is, but flowers made it even better!

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The new Flower and Leaf Sprinkles die has a wonderful assortment of little blooms and sprigs. As you can see, I layered them up in the buckets, on the cart and on the ground. You can never have too many flowers! Also new in the shop is the Bunches O' Butterflies die. The sweetest little butterflies just the right size to visit my flower cart!

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There are oodles of new dies in the shop that would look extra cute on this cart. Take a look at the Idea Book for some inspiration. My heart was with flowers, but I know there will be more to come from the team. Thank you so much for stopping by to pay us a visit!







Sunrise Butterflies
by Meghan Kennihan

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Spring is on it's way and hopefully that means beautiful butterflies everywhere (however, since I'm in the Midwest it's probably going to be more cicadas than butterflies BOO!). This orange delight features Poppy Stamps Nordic Fanfare Butterfly and Nordic Lacey Plate.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Are you getting the 17 year or 13 year cicadas this year?
A: Me? YES! We are supposed to be where they overlap so TRILLIONS

Final_1 (3)I started my card by by putting together the butterflies. I layered three different shades of orange from the Sunrise 6x6 Paper Pad for the main Nordic Fanfare Butterfly and then two layers for the small butterflies.  Next, I mounted the Nordic Lacey Plate on a light shade of orange and framed it on glitter paper from the Poppy Stamps Majestic Hues 6x6 Paper Pad. Finally, I add the Thinking of You Banner Sentiment from the Sentimental Banners Stamp & Die Set.

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Birthday Wishes
by Tricia Barber

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Hello! I am still a newbie when it comes to Hot Foiling.  I have foiled many a plates instead of my cardstock!  I thought I would share a tip that I have found has been useful and helped with my foiling process.  For today's card, I used some dark blue cardstock with the Deco Shells Hot Foil Plate.  You can foil on any cardstock!  I always thought that you could only foil on white, but foiling on colored cardstock creates such a wow effect! 

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Believe me when I say I have thrown away many panels!  I traditionally cut my cardstock down then foiled on a perfect 4.25 by 5.5 panel.  My results were never great until I learned to use a larger piece of cardstock, larger than your hot foil plate!  Trim your panel down to 4.25 by 5.5 or 4 by 5.25 panel after it has been foiled.   I typically will use half sheet and then trim away the edges.  Yes, you will have odd pieces of leftover cardstock but it is better than throwing an entire panel away!  The Deco Shells Hot Foil Plate created such a pretty panel on this darker cardstock!   For my sentiment, I die cut the Birthday Wishes Moonlight Script die from the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Gold Foil cardstock.   The shadow die was die cut from light blue vellum and white cardstock. This created such a soft background for the gold foil sentiment.  

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I thought the panel still needed a little something and added a matching light blue butterfly using the Nordic Butterfly Trio craft die and added a small gold jewel from the Christmas Fairy Jewel to the center.  My mother loves butterflies, so this card will be added to her card stock stash to use!   What are your tips for hot foiling that you can share with me?   I would love to know!   Happy Foiling! 

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Nordic Butterfly Trio
by Birgit Norton


Hello Poppy friends, Birgit here with you today with a different take on using the Nordic Butterfly Trio from the spring release.


I started by cutting the Nordic Butterfly Trio out of a piece of script paper that I found in my scrap bucket.


I then layered the butterflies, gluing them down through the center, bending the wings up to give them dimension.


Next, I embossed a piece of pale blue cardstock from the 6x6 Vintage Patel Mirror Pad using the Cheerful Floral Embossing Folder which you can find here

IMG_6241I mounted the embossed mirror panel to an A2 sized card and glued the butterflies onto the flowers.  The details on this 3D embossing folder is phenomenal on this mirror cardstock!


I then added these photo corners that were cut using a die from the Basic Junk Journal Set, to finish the card.


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