Handmade Butterfly Frame

Today I am sharing a handmade Butterfly Frame that I recently made using the new Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set, the coordinating Butterfly Duet Punch and the Butterfly  Beauty Thinlits.


Each year my Stamping Team the New England StampINKers, has a 3D Yankee swap.  Originally it started out as a Holiday party held in the beginning of December.  But over the years we have moved it to the beginning of January since people are just too busy during the Holidays.   The rule is that the items must be a 3D item made using Stampin’ Up! product.  It does not have to be current product.  We always have fun with these projects.

This was the project that I made for this year.  I have had this frame for a while and wasn’t sure what to do with it.  Here are the details on the frame.  I took the frame apart and removed the glass.  I knew that I wanted the butterflies to be 3D so didn’t want the glass in the frame.  Next I traced each of the openings onto the piece of paper that was in the frame.  I used that as my guide to design each of the images.  
Next I selected sayings that I wanted to use.  I wanted inspirational phrases and also wanted to use the Stampin’ Up! Statement of the Heart.   the  Stampin’ Up! Statement of the heart was a stamp that demonstrators could purchase last year.   The “It’s a Beautiful Day” phrase is from the Share what you Love stamp set.   The Share what you Love stamp set also has a background stamp that I used for the shading behind the Statement of the Heart with Calypso Coral ink.


The 3rd phrase at the top right “Here’s to those that inspire us and don’t even know it!” is from one of the new Sale-a-bration sets Part of my Story which you can get for FREE with a $50 purchase of product!   All the Designer paper used for this frame is also a Sale-a-bration item:  The Botanical Butterfly Designer Series paper.   You can see these and other Sale-a-bration items HERE.

The two medium butterflies on the bottom right squares are punched out from the designer paper using the Butterfly Duet punch.  I colored these butterflies with Blends markers.  The small butterflies are also punched from the Botanical Butterfly Designer paper.  

The layered butterflies are cut using the Butterfly Beauty
 Framelit Dies.  What I love about these dies is the detail of the butterflies and the layering that you can do with the dies.  This is a “two-part” die.  You cut a background layer and then a top detailed layer.  I used a little Wink of Stella to add some Glitter to the butterflies.  I used the Fine Tip Glue pen to put these butterflies together.  If I were doing this again, I would use the Multipurpose Adhesive sheets on the back of the cardstock so the layers are cut with adhesive.  That would be easier to use than glue.



Here is a picture of my team together with all of our 3D Items that we swapped.  What a great time we had!  Interested in joining my team?  Sale-a-bration is a great time to join my team!

During Sale-a-bration you receive and extra $50 worth of product for joining.  And there is a second option to join and get a beautiful Crafting Bag.


You can check out the details HERE.    Feel Free to call me and ask questions.  If you are in the USA I would love to have you as part of my team!




Happy New Stampin’ Up! Year – new Occasions Catalog

Happy New Year!


   


What an exciting day!  The new Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration start today!  That means new stamps, papers and projects for the Winter and Spring seasons!  And I love all the new products.  Some beautiful Designer Series paper for Valentines’ Day with some new stamps and some gorgeous stamps, designer paper and thinlits for butterflies!  Everyone’s favorite image for Spring!

So what is Sale-a-bration you ask?  There are 3 Benefits to Sale-a-bration!

Shop – For every $50 that you purchase in current product from either the new Occasions catalog or the current big Catalog you will receive one item for FREE from the Sale-a-bration brochure,  and there’s no limit! For every $50 that you spend choose another FREE item!

Host – When you Host a party that reaches $250 you will receive an extra $25 of Host Credit in addition to the Host dollars you usually earn.  You can even use the Host Dollars to apply to the cost of the Starter Kit!

Join – Join my Team and join the Fun!!  There are two options for joining during Sale-a-bration!

  • Option 1  – Sign up for the Starter kit for just $99 and receive $175 worth of product (that is an additional $50 in product over the regular starter kit).
OR
  • Option 2 – Sign up for Option 2 for $129 and receive the $175 worth of product and a $50 exclusive Craft & Carry Bag! (that is an additional $50 in product over the regular starter kit & the new Craft & Carry Bag)!  NOTE:  This bag will not be available after Sale-a-bration is over!


Questions?  Drop me a message or give me a call!  I can help you put together a great starter kit that meets your needs!

Happy Stamping