Spring is in full swing here in Alberta and summer is quickly approaching. Yay! We waited all winter for this!! The warmer weather is bringing beautiful flowers to the garden and the flowers are bringing the butterflies. So it’s a perfect time to highlight a cute bundle of stamps and dies from Stampin’ Up!, Best Butterflies Bundle.
This bundle is so fun for creating butterflies with different wing patterns and colours, but there is more to be made than just butterflies! I decided to play with the stamps and dies and create birthday presents and a sweet little caterpillar instead.
When I first saw the Best Butterflies stamp set, I saw gift bows in the set of wings so I set out to make a birthday card covered with presents. I paired a light and dark colour for each present to give some contrast with the ink and paper. I used Coastal Cabana & Bermuda Bay, Parakeet Party & Granny Apple Green, and Tahitian Tide & Pacific Point.
For the bows, I layered a stamped pattern with a die cut pattern and lifted the edges of the die cut so it had more dimension. The gifts were then arranged on a Smoky Slate card base with a gingham embossed background.
The one thing this bundle was missing was a caterpillar to go with the butterflies, so I made one out of the little flower dies. I simply glued the tiny die cut flower shapes in a line and added antennae. This critter is the perfect addition to a bag full of gummy worms using the new Peekaboo Treat Bags.
I added Granny Apple Green ink to the white bag with a Blending Brush and used the dot stamp to make a fun pattern. (HINT: To get the bottom of the treat bag to open fully, use a bone folder to push it out from the inside.) The greeting seemed a little incomplete to me so I hand wrote “…and gummy worms” to finish it off. I don’t know why I don’t just write my own greeting when I can’t find exactly what I’m looking for! It was so easy!
I hope you enjoyed these projects with the Best Butterflies Bundle, even though there were no butterflies on them.
For more inspiration with this bundle, be sure to visit the Stampin’ Up! Facebook Page and see what the other Artisan designers have created!
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