Butterfly Basics

Butterfly Basics 01A few weekends ago my team of demonstrators and I held a Charity Card Workshop to raise money for the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.

I was doing a demonstration on the day of the Butterfly Basics stamp set and matching Butterflies Thinlits dies – these two are available in a bundle which means you can save 15% on the set.

To showcase the bundle I set about making a few cards to give ideas of how the set can be used. There are so many ideas out there and the pictures here show eight cards that I made and these of course can be customized in any number of ways.

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The cards are made almost exclusively from the Butterfly Basics stamp set and Butterflies Thinlits dies – with only a few additional products:
– Gorgeous Grunge stamp set
– Hello You thinlits
– Window Frames framelits
– Circles Collection framelits
– World of Dreams stamp set
– Decorative Label punch
– Scallop Trim Border punch
– Essentials Paper Piercing templates
– and of course jewels, pearls, ribbon and twine to jazz things up a little.

There are two additional coordinating punches that work with the Butterfly Basics set: the Bitty Butterfly (which I’ve used) and the 3/4″ Circle Punch for the postage stamp.

My three favourite of the lot would have to be those below. The one on the left has a mash up of most of the images in the stamp set, all inked in Memento Black. Some have been stamped off first to give a bit of depth to the colour. This card is made from Crumb Cake and the matt and hello thinlit is cut from Baked Brown Sugar.

The top right card is also Crumb Cake cardstock with a Strawberry Slush butterfly topped with a Daffodil Delight 1/2″ seam binding ribbon bow. A tea lace paper doily has been cut and layered with paper from the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack cut using one of the circle collection framelits. The two right hand corners of the card were shaped using the corner rounding punch from the Envelope Punch Board.

And lastly, the bottom right card is very simple but very effective. A sheet of Confetti Celebration DSP was stuck to the Whisper White card. A butterfly was then cut from a second piece of Whisper White card. The butterfly was then re-positioned back in place and the wings bent slightly. After stamping the sentiment, the topper is stuck down with Dimensionals (there’s also a Dimensional behind the middle of the butterfly to keep it aligned with the rest of the topper).

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I hope you enjoy playing with this set as much as I have!

Astrid Bealing About Astrid Bealing

I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator from Brisbane, Australia. I’ve always loved all things craft and finally taken the leap into demonstrating the wonderful products Stampin’ Up! sell, which I’ve been using since 2010.

I will be posting my Stampin’ Up! projects here to inspire you. I also hold monthly card and paper craft workshops from my home in Eight Mile Plains, and sell product Australia wide.

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