i-crafter April Blog Hop: Shabby Chic Butterfly Gift Box

Hi everyone! I am so excited to share that I was asked to be a part of the i-crafter Inspiration Team and, of course, I said yes! With this being the first of the month it is time for the quarterly blog hop and the newest release of i-crafter diecuts!

I started by making a “practice butterfly” with the Folded Butterfly 3D (222001) before committing to the finally butterfly for my project. I cut out and folded on each of the indentions on the butterfly. 
I pinched the center of the diecut and wrapped a piece of wire around, secured and shaped. It was very easy to put together.
Now I cut out the “real butterfly” that I used for my project. The only difference I added a sequin and gem for the head and pearl top pins for the antennas.
I covered a box that I had received as a gift with patterned cardstock and trim before adhering the butterfly to the corner of the box. I also added lace, thread, jute, premade flowers, leaves and pearl sprayers to complete this gift box. 
Besides this new butterfly diecut for April these are the other diecuts being released this month.

Now for the fun stuff! Here is the line up of the rest of the i-crafter Inspiration Team! Check each blog and see what each team member has created. Also be sure to leave a little “love” (comment) on each team member’s blog. 

You can find diecuts and other i-crafter products at Simon Says Stamps and i-crafter.

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

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Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great day and enjoy creating!

Wonder Tag

Hi everyone! I am back with another project I created for ColorBox for their Creativation booth this past January. I know it took me forever to share these projects with everyone but I was trying to space my posts out so I didn’t overwhelm everyone with butterfly projects. 😬

For this project I placed a 3 1/4″x5 1/2″ white tag in the Open Book Embossing Folder, placed between two cutting plates, placed onto the platform and run though a Diecut MachineI inked an Art Dauber with Jade Premium Dye Ink and lightly rubbed over the embossed tag.

I placed a piece of White Cardstock on top of the Ornate Frame Diecut and placed between cutting plates and run through the diecut machine. I inked an art dauber with Dandelion Premium Dye Ink and lightly ink over the Ornate Frame Diecut. I added Gold Gems to the diecut and adhered the diecut to the center of tag.

Next I placed the outline of the butterfly stamp, from the Butterfly Clear Stamps onto the MISTI Stamping Tool and inked with Leather Premium Dye Ink and stamped onto a piece of White Cardstock. I placed the “filled in” image of the Butterfly stamp onto the MISTI Stamping Tool (be sure to line up the stamp with the stamped butterfly cardstock image) and inked the stamp with Sandstone Premium Dye Ink and stamp on top of the stamped butterfly image.

I loaded three art daubers with the following Premium Dye Inks: Bahama Atmosphere and Dandelion. I inked the majority of the butterfly image with Atmosphere Premium Dye Ink. I inked over a small portion the wings, near the body, with Bahama Premium Dye Ink. Lastly I inked the inner and outer edges of the wings with Dandelion Premium Dye Ink. I fussy cut the butterfly image out with Scissors. I adhered a metal tab to the body of the butterfly and added a Pink Gem to the metal tab for the head. I also added two Pearl Pins and Foam Pop Dots to the back of the butterfly and placed in the center of the tag.

I placed the “For Small Wonders” stamp onto an the MISTI Stamping Tool and inked with Leather Premium Dye Ink and stamped onto a piece of green cardstock . I cut out the “Wonder” sentiment with a Paper Cutter and cut another piece of yellow cardstock slightly larger than the sentiment and adhered both together. I added foam pop dots and placed sentiment under the butterfly.

I cut and adhered lace and Pom Pom trim to fit bottom of tag. I cut two 8″ pieces of lace and two gold Ric Rac and trim and strung through the top of tag, tied off with twine and adhered a button on top of twine. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

SUPPLIES

ColorBox: Art Daubers
Lace 
Pom Pom Trim
Gold Ric Rac
Gold Trim
Gold Gems
Pink Gem
Pearl Pins (2)
Sizzix: Ornate Frame Diecut
Maggie Holmes: Open Book Embossing Folder
MISTI Stamping Tool
White Tag
Button
Metal Tab
Scraps of Green and Yellow Cardstock
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Twine 

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Daydream Paper Clip

Hi everyone! I want to share another project, a paper clip I altered, that was shown in ClearSnap’s booth this past January at Creativation .

I placed the cloud stamp from the Butterfly Clear Stamps onto an Acrylic Block/Precision Press(retired) and inked with Leather Premium Dye Ink and I stamped randomly on one side of the folded piece of cardstock. I inked an Art Dauber with Bahama Premium Dye Ink and lightly ink edges of banner and the cloud images.


I cut the stamped clouds cardstock 8″x3 1/2″ and fold in half, 4″x3 1/2″. I cut a “v” in the end of cardstock to create a banner.

I placed the Daydream stamp from the Butterfly Clear Stamps onto an acrylic block/Precision Press(retired) and inked with Leather Premium Dye Ink and stamped onto a piece of cardstock. Next I cut and folded, inked the edges with Sandstone Premium Dye Ink using an art dauber. I cut two smaller banners from patterned cardstock and slide all stamped and patterned cardstocks around the jumbo paper clip and adhered together.

I punched out a mini butterfly from cardstock and inked an art dauber with Rose Premium Dye Ink and inked the mini butterfly, adhered to the “Daydream” banner and add a Black Gem to the body.

I placed the outline of the Butterfly stamp from the Butterfly Clear Stamps onto an Acrylic Block/Precision Press(retired) and inked the stamp with Leather Premium Dye Ink and stamped onto a piece of White CardstockNext I placed the “filled in” image of Butterfly stamp onto an acrylic block or Precision Press…be sure to line up the stamp with the stamped Butterfly cardstock image…ink the stamp with Sandstone Premium Dye Ink and stamp on top of the stamped butterfly image.

I inked three art daubers with the following Premium Dye Inks: RoseRaspberry and Dandelion and inked the majority of the wings with Rose Premium Dye Ink, ink a small portion of the wings, next to the brown, with Raspberry Premium Dye Ink and the inner and the outer portions of the wings with Dandelion Premium Dye Ink. I fussy cut the butterfly image out.

I adhered the butterfly to paper clip banner, added three Black Gems to the body and clear glitter glue to the dots on the butterfly. I looped several gold metallic and yellow threads and glue underneath the butterfly.

SUPPLIES

ColorBox: Art Daubers
4″ Jumbo Paper Clip
Gold Metallic and Yellow Thread
Clear Glitter Glue
Various Patterned and White Cardstock
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Acrylic Block/Precision Press(retired)/MISTI Stamping Tool
Mini Butterfly Punch

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Butterfly House Gift Box

Hi everyone! I am back this week with a gift idea for Mother’s Day! I created this little gift box for ClearSnap to be shown in their booth at Creativation this past January and I am finally getting around to sharing this fun piece.
I started by placing the outline of the Butterfly stamp from the Butterfly Clear Stamps onto the Acrylic Block/Precision Press/MISTI Stamping Tool, inked with Leather Premium Dye Ink and stamped onto a piece of White Cardstock.

I placed the “filled in” image of the butterfly stamp onto the Acrylic Block/Precision Press…the precision press is no longer available but since creating this project I now own a MISTI Stamping Tool which I love. I made sure to line up the stamp with the stamped butterfly cardstock image after inking the stamp with Sandstone Premium Dye Ink and stamped on top of the stamped butterfly image.

I inked three Art Daubers with the following Premium Dye Inks: Coral, Dandelion and Black. I inked a majority of the butterfly image with Coral Premium Dye Ink and the inner and outer edges of the butterfly wings are inked with Dandelion Premium Dye Ink. The butterfly body  was inked with Black Premium Dye Ink. I fussy cut the butterfly image out.

I put a 2″x3″ box together. The second box I cut the lid/flap off and adhere the 3″x3″ piece to the smaller folded flap of box. 

Next I glued the other smaller folded flap to the inside of the box. 

The smaller flap I glued to the other side of the larger flap. 

This creates the roof for the butterfly house.

I cut four pieces of patterned cardstock 2″x3″ and inked an art dauber with Leather Premium Dye Ink and inked all edges of cardstock before adhering to the base of the 2″x3″ box. I measured and mark in 1″ increments on both sides of the roof and cut four 1 1/2″x3″ and one 3″x3″ brown cardstock and ink an art dauber with Leather Premium Dye Ink. 

I inked edges of all pieces of cardstocks. On the marked places on the roof, I started at the bottom of the roof and  work upwards by adding the 1 1/2″x3: pieces of cardstock. Before adding adhesive to the 3″x3″ piece of cardstock I folded in half to create a 1 1/2″x3″ roof peak. Then I adhered to the peak of the roof.

I inked and stamp the “Be Grateful” and “For Small Wonders” stamps from the Butterfly Clear Stamps with Leather Premium Dye Ink and stamped onto a piece of cardstock. I cut both to 1 1/2″x2 1/2″ plus one plain piece of cardstock the same size.

 I inked an art dauber with Leather Premium Dye Ink and ink all edges of cardstock. I then adhered the sentiments to each side of the house. The plain cardstock I adhered to the backside of the house. I punched two mini butterflies from white cardstock and inked both butterflies with Dandelion Premium Dye Ink using an art dauber. I adhered mini butterflies to each side of the house and added Black Gems to the center of each butterfly.

Next I punched from white cardstock a decorative punch (any punch/diecut will work as a long as it fits the front of the base of the box) and inked an art dauber with Rose Premium Dye Ink and ink the edges of the punch. I glued to the front of the base of the box and adhered the stamped butterfly to the center of the base of the box and add black gems to the body.

I placed a piece of white cardstock on top of the Flower Journaling Card Diecut and place both between two cutting plates and run through the Diecut Machine.

I loaded an art dauber with Rose Premium Dye Ink and inked flower diecuts, shaped and adhered flowers to each side of the roof. 

I added leaf sprigs, pearl sprays and twine/cording to flowers. 

I added a mix of gold gems and sequins to the center of each flower. Now all you have to do is add a small gift such as candy or jewelry inside and it is ready to give as a gift.

SUPPLIES:
ColorBox: Butterfly Clear Stamps 
ColorBox: Leather Premium Dye Ink
ColorBox: Sandstone Premium Dye Ink
ColorBox: Coral Premium Dye Ink 
ColorBox: Dandelion Premium Dye Ink 
ColorBox: Wheat Premium Dye Ink
ColorBox: Black Premium Dye Ink 
ColorBox: Rose Premium Dye Ink
ColorBox: Art Daubers
Black Gems
Gold Gems
Sequins
Twine/Cording
Acrylic Block
MISTI Stamping Tool
White Cardstock
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Leaves Punch
Mini Butterfly Punch
Scissors
Paper Cutter
2″x3″ Kraft Box (2)
Various Patterned Cardstock
Pearl Spray
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Journaling Cards, Flower and Leaves Journaling Card Diecut
Diecut Machine
Decorative Punch

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Spring Butterfly Tag

Hi everyone and happy Monday! I want to share a springy tag I created for ClearSnap!

I started by inking a glass tray with Hydrangea Blends Ink, adding water and placing the Tag in the ink mixture. The tag didn’t have to be completely covered so I removed and let dry. I cleaned the glass tray and inked with Frog Blends Ink, added a small amount of water to ink and randomly lay parts of the tag in mixture, removed and let dry. Next I inked the Simple Dots Rollagraph with Glacier Lake Archival Dye Ink and roll over tag.

I placed the Tear Drop Circle Diecut on top of a piece of Textured White Cardstock and  placed between two cutting plates and ran through the Diecut Machine. I placed the first Butterfly Art Screen on top of the Tear Drop Circle Diecut and inked an Art Dauber with Citronella Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink and ink over the screen and removed.

I placed the second Butterfly Art Screen directly over stenciled area of butterfly, ink art dauber with Shamrock Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink and ink over screen and removed.

I placed the third Butterfly Art Screen directly over stenciled area of the butterfly, inked an art dauber with Moonstone Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink and ink over screen.  

Once I removed the screen I inked an art dauber with Old Rose Ink from the Sunset Petal Point Inks and ink over the edges of diecut. I added pop dots to the back of the Tear Drop Circle Diecut and place on top of tag. With a paper cutter I cut a piece of patterned cardstock 1 7/8″x4 1/4: and cut a “v” in the end which creates a banner. I adhered the banner to the tag.

I cut from textured white cardstock Flowers and leaves from crinoline fabric from the Journaling Cards Flowers  and Leaves DiecutsI inked an art dauber with Old Rose Ink from the Sunset Petal Point Inks and ink the edges of two of the flower diecuts, shaped and adhere both flowers together. I added a button to the center of the flower. I inked an art dauber with Olive Ink from the Sunset Petal Point Inks and ink over the crinoline fabric leaf and adhered to back of flower before adding to tag. Next I made two bows one from seaming binding and one from thread and adhered both to the corner and underneath flower.


I placed the “For Small Wonders” stamp from the Butterfly Clear Stamp Set on the MISTI Stamp Tool  Ink with Leather Premium Dye Ink and stamp onto a piece of textured white cardstock. I cut the word “Small” and “Wonders” out with a paper cutter. Cut a “v” in the end of each to create a banner and adhered both to the bottom of stenciled butterfly and under the flower. I cut three 8 inch pieces of ribbon and lace and threaded all pieces through the top of tag. Tie off and adhere a button to ribbon and lace. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

SUPPLIES USED:

ColorBox/Eileen Hull:Hydrangea Blends Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull:Frog Blends Ink
ColorBox: Art Dauber
Canvas Corp:Tag
Spellbinders: Tear Drop Circle Diecut 
Lace
Seam Binding
Button
Crinoline Fabric
Thread
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

 Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Canvas Corp: Spring Bunny Banner

Hi everyone! Spring is right around the corner and I am so ready for warmer weather, leaves and grass to turn green and the flowers to bloom and today over on Canvas Corp’s blog this little Easter banner is featured. If you would like more info and photos about this project please click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Eileen Hull’s New Diecut Release

Hi everyone! I am here to share my project for Eileen Hull’s November Art with Heart Challenge.


 Eileen has new diecuts called Stitchlets out this month and let me tell you I am in LOVE!!!
It is a combination of sewing and paper crafts all rolled into one! I started with the Embroidery Hoop diecut which I cut out twice with mat board. I spritzed with Tattered Angels Gold Glimmer Mist and I laid it the hoops off to the side to dry. (I didn’t spray the circles that are in the center of the hoops since I won’t be using them). Also I inked the “closure”/top of the hoop with silver ink.

Next I cut out flowers and leaves from felt with the Buttons, Border and Trim diecut. The pink flowers I layered four per flowers and tried off with cross stitch thread.
I layered two leaves and tied off with thread and the yellow flowers I actually cut it to make a spiral. I started by rolling the petal around each other until the center (two button holes) is left. I then add glue to that and pinch that to the bottom of the flower.  The border stem with leaves I cut from cardstock. I cut two leaves from that inked edges and shaped and added to the yellow flowers. 
The larger hoop I tied various lace and some ric rac to the bottom. I drew a half circle from the larger hoop onto a double sided cardstock, cut out, used a decorative punch on the straight edge, inked the edges and then cut down the center. I adhered to the backside of the hoop and then curled the edges with a pencil to created a pocket.

Next I cut netting a little bit bigger than the smaller hoop and wrapped around the hoop and then adhered to the backside of hoop. I inserted the smaller hoop into the larger one and added a little glue to the backside.  Next while the hoop is still turned over I sprinkled sequins on the netting and then adhered a second netting over that and trimmed off the excess. The second set of hoops I adhered over that.

 I arranged the flowers in the pocket and on the hoop and then glued down. I also used the Banners and Pennants diecut to finish off this fun and cut hoop.
Originally I hadn’t planned on adding sequins and netting to the projects but I really do think it turned out great…if I do say so myself. 😉 I do plan on making more of these…maybe   sequins with a Christmas/winter theme?
If you do have any questions about this project please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Robin’s Nest: Love Makes my Tea Cup Over Flow

Hi everyone! I am back as a guest designer this month for the Robin’s Nest. I want to share a quick project I created using a sheet of the Lips Glittered Cardstock which I printed this  Tea cup and Saucer printable on to it. It is a very easy project to do. All you have to do is, of course, print and then cut the cup and saucer out and glue together. For more photos and how to please check out the Chattering Robin’s blog!

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Canvas Corp: Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

Hi everyone! I’m here to share my very first project as a Marketing Contributor:Papercrafts for Canvas Corp. The whole CCB Crew was given a 4×4 Stretched Natural Canvas to decorate anyway we wanted as long as it represented me/my style. Well, this is what I came up with. First I spritzed with both, Bahama Blue Glimmer MistMint Julip Glimmer Mist on the canvas and let dry.

I used a combination of Maritime 6×6 Paper PadPoses and Reflections Gypsy Moments CardstockConservatory 6×6 Paper Pad, to decorate the front and sides of the canvas along with a few embellishments I had on hand.

This is one of my favorite sayings and knew it was the perfect choice to be included. The gems that I used on the butterfly as its body is from an old prom dress.

The dancer I fussy cut from the Poses and Reflections Gypsy Moments Cardstock and I added the butterfly wings which I cut from the Conservatory 6×6 Paper Pad. I finished her off with a little banner I cut from scraps, beads and twine.
This is the first time I have ever had a chance to decorate a canvas and let me tell you. I am hooked!!! I had so much fun with this that I bought some more to try my hand at…so stay tuned to see what I come up with on those. 😉
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies Used:

Other Supplies: Paper Doily, Beads, Twine, Gems, Dew Drops, Sequins, Thread, Pearlized Pins, Buttons, Chalk Ink, Paper Flower, Tulle

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!

The Fairy of Spring

 Hi everyone!!! I’m here to share a project I created using the Eileen Hull: Food Jar, 3-D and Spoon Diecut which is for the New Beginnings-Art with Heart Challenge.  This die has so many possible uses. I wanted to create something with a whimsical vintage Springy theme and this is what I came up with. 
The jar base is cut from mat board which I inked all of the edges and then adhered together. I dressed it up with cardstock from the Lost and Found collection from My Mind’s Eye. I added a little bit of tissue paper into the “bottom” of the jar. I fussy cut the Flower Fairy Vintage Graphics out and adhered to the tissue paper, added moss and then proceeded to add lace and the flowers that I had punched/cut out and shaped. 

The butterfly and the little birdie is fussy cut from theVintage Spring Printable-Country Living Project sheet. For the butterfly I added a little Stickles and an antenna made from 24 gauge bead wire which I wrapped with Tim Holtz Elements Tissue Tape. 

The little spoon is cut from mat board and to get its shape I dampened the bottom half of it. I used the largest stylus to make a “bowl”. I then used an actual baby’s spoon to finish shaping the “bowl” and the handle. Once dry I inked and adhered cardstock to the front and back of the spoon and inked it again. 🙂

I added a bit of moss, little birdie and a punched flower, sequins and dew drops to finish off this adorable spoon.


Also some other challenges I would like to submit my little Spring Fairy to:

Cut It Up Blog Challenge: National Craft Month, Anything Goes! Challenge #41

PAPER SWEETIES MARCH INSPIRATION CHALLENGE #17 – ‘POLKA DOT LOVE

Supplies Used:
Eileen Hull: Sizzix ScoreBoards Die – Food Jar, 3-D and Spoon
Other Sizzix Dies: Flower, 3-D Rose, Sizzlits: Flower #2 and Sizzlets: Stampin’ Up Little Leaves
Flower Punches
24 Gauge Bead Wire
Tim Holtz Elements Tissue Tape
Versa Magic Dew Drop: Aquatic and Oasis Green Chalk Ink
Crystal Stickles
Mat Board 
Lace
Sequins
Moss
My Mind’s Eye: Lost and Found Collection 
The Robin’s Nest: Pink Glitter Cardstock, Dew Drops 
Eclectic Anthology: Flower Fairy Vintage Graphics
The Graphic Fairy: Vintage Spring Printable-Country Living Project


If you want to play along with these challenges be sure to stop by Eileen Hull’s blog, Paper Sweeties and Cut It Up Blog Challenge for more details. Also if you have any questions let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is awesome and enjoy creating!!!