Butterfly Gala 3D projects

Introduction

Hello, and welcome to part 3 of the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala Showcase. In part 2 we looked at handmade cards (you can find the blog here) and this week we will be making 3D projects. Again there will be examples for beginner, casual and avid crafters so, no matter what your level of experience and size of your craft stash, there’s something for everyone!

If you don’t have any experience making gift bags or boxes, or don’t have the tools you need, don’t worry! Stampin’ Up! make it super simple with their choice of pre-cut, pre-scored boxes which you just need to fold to assemble. They will really add that little extra touch to your gifts.

Beginner Crafters

The project for beginners uses only the Stampin’ Up! Clear Tiny Treat Boxes, cardstock, stamps and ink and so is really simple to make but gives a great alternative to wrapping sweet treats and other small gifts. Having assembled the box, I used a 4cm wide strip of Whisper White cardstock to create a wrap for the box. The butterflies are then stamped in Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Pacific Point and Gorgeous Grape to create a rainbow effect. The wrap is then scored and shaped around the box and adhered. These treat boxes would be great for mini eggs or other small Easter gifts.

Casual Crafters

The project for casual crafters adds in the use of the coordinating punch (Butterfly Duet) and uses one of the Stampin’ Up! Mini Pizza Boxes. A piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock is cut to the size of the box lid and the butterflies stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. These were then cut out using the punch. The butterflies were then shaped by bending up the wings and adhered back into the space from which they were cut. I stamped the sentiment onto Bermuda Bay cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut it out using the Everyday Label punch. Extra detail was added using a journaling pen. These Pizza Boxes are really easy to decorate and you can make them as simple or elaborate as you wish (or as your crafty stash allows!).

Avid Crafters

The avid crafter project uses the Stampin’ Up! Kraft Pillow Boxes. I have adapted one to create a bag by using an oval die to cut out a handle. I have then tied a ribbon around the box. A piece of Highland Heather cardstock was cut out using the Starburst punch and a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock was cut out using the 2” Circle punch. These have been layered up with a slight offset to add a slightly different look. The Butterfly Duet punch has been used to cut out an image from the coordinating Botanical Butterfly DSP. I have stamped the sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock in Highland Heather ink, and outlined the sentiment using a stamps from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set. These pieces are then layered up and adhered to the box using dimensionals. These little bags/boxes look stunning and would be great for wedding favours or small gifts.

Next Time…

I hope you have enjoyed part 3 of the Butterfly Gala Showcase. Next week we will review the Butterfly Gala stamp set and see some bonus projects! In the meantime, if you have any questions just let me know.

The product list for these three projects follows below. If you would like to purchase any of these items, click on the link and it will take you straight to my online shop!

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Butterfly Gala Cards

Welcome to part 2 of the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala Showcase. In part 1 we looked at tags (you can find the blog here) and this week we will be making cards. Again there will be examples for beginner, casual and avid crafters so, no matter what your level of experience and size of your craft stash, there’s something for everyone!

A Little Note

The card for beginners uses only cardstock, stamps and ink and so is really accessible but looks impressive. The colour scheme for this card is Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist and Mint Macaron. I made the card base from Tranquil Tide Cardstock and made another, slightly smaller, Whisper White layer to stamp onto. The sentiment is stamped in Tranquil Tide ink and the butterflies are stamped in Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist and Mint Macaron. Creating your own background paper like this is a great way to produce a simple card and can be used with almost any stamp set. This is a really quick and simple card to produce but looks clean and stylish and would make any recipient smile.

Thank You So Very Much

The card for casual crafters adds in the use of the coordinating punch (Butterfly Duet). I decided to use an unusual colour combination for the card – Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie. Black makes a great card base because any colours used on the card will really stand out. The sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Pumpkin Pie cardstock and the outline is produced using a journaling pen. These pens are great for adding extra detail to stamped images or creating borders around sentiments or around the entire card. The butterflies are also stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Pumpkin Pie cardstock and then cut out using the punch. Some extra shape has been added by curling the butterfly wings so that they stand out from the card. This produces a simple but eye-catching card using just two colours of cardstock and one ink colour. The range of sentiments within the Stamp Set mean that, given this small selection of products you could create cards for a number of occasions.

You’ve Been On My Mind

The avid crafter card also uses the coordinating Designer Series Paper (DSP) and embellishments. I created the card base from Highland Heather cardstock. All of the layers on this card have been cut out using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits but if you don’t have these you could simply cut the layers using your trimmer. Mulitple layers are a simple way to make your cards look really extravagant and luxurious. The main layer is DSP followed by two pieces of Highland Heather cardstock onto which pieces of Whisper White cardstock are adhered. The sentiment is stamped in Highland Heather ink and the butterflies are stamped tone-on-tone (Highland Heather ink onto Highland Heather cardstock) and cut out using the punch. The final touches are added by using two different types of ribbon and the Gingham Gala sequins. Using the coordinating DSP on projects takes a lot of time and effort out of creating background layers and using this and the coordinating embellishments means you can guarantee that everything matches perfectly!

Next Time…

I hope you have enjoyed part 2 of the Butterfly Gala Showcase. Next week we will be making 3D projects. In the meantime, if you have any questions just let me know.

The product list for these three projects follows below. If you would like to purchase any of these items, click on the link and it will take you straight to my online shop!

Supplies List

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Butterfly Gala Stamp Set Showcase – Gift Tags

Introduction

Welcome to the March instalment of my Stamp Set showcase. Last month we looked at the All My Love Suite and you can find the last blog post here. This month we’ll be exploring Butterfly Gala and the accompanying suite Gingham Gala. As always, the first week focuses on gift tags. Small projects like these can be less intimidating for the new crafter but can equally provide a nice sized canvas to express your creativity. Besides, if you have put a lot of thought into a present for someone and a lot of time and effort into creating a beautiful card, why allow the gift tag to let the whole thing down?!

As a demonstrator, I try to cater for all levels of crafter. So, however big your stash, you’ll find something that you can create or use as inspiration. And, if you feel like you are ready to take the next step in your crafting journey, you can find a list of the supplies I’ve used at the bottom of the blog, complete with links taking you straight to my online shop.

Stamping is easy and fun and no-one should feel that it is beyond them. Even simple projects can look stunning using Stampin’ Up! products.

Gingham Gala Suite

The Butterfly Gala bundle features a stamp set and coordinating punch. The stamp set contains a number of different butterfly images in different sizes and patterns. There are both outline and filler stamps so you don’t need to worry about colouring in (unless you want to!). There are also some lovely, versatile sentiments, including ‘You’ve Been On My Mind’ which is perfect to let someone know that you are thinking of them, whatever the occasion. The punch is the perfect size to cut out both the small and large butterfly images and is a great time (and effort) saving alternative to fussy cutting! The main colour scheme for this suite is Balmy Blue, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight and Lemon Lime Twist.

As you may have guessed from the name of the suite, the Designer Series Paper (DSP) features a gorgeous gingham pattern and is double sided so you get a choice of small or large checks.

The stamp set is versatile enough to be used on its own but the addition of the punch, DSP, sequins and ribbon really allows you to take your projects to the next level.

Stamp set, ink, cardstock

In this example I have only used the stamp set, cardstock, Highland Heather ink and some basic tools. I have used a 2×3” piece of Whisper White cardstock and trimmed off two corners to create a tag shape. I then punched a hole using a standard hole punch and threaded through some white twine. The two butterflies are stamped in Highland Heather ink as well as the sentiment ‘Hello Beautiful’. What a great finishing touch to your gift, and so simple to make.

Let’s Add The Punch

In this example I have also used the coordinating punch, the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324) and a corner rounder (can be found on the Detailed Trio punch 146320 or the Envelope punch board 133774). I created the tag from Whisper White cardstock and stamped some background images in Balmy Blue ink. The image is then stamped again onto a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock and the two butterflies cut out using the punch. These are then adhered onto the base tag using dimensionals. I then stamped the sentiment in Balmy Blue ink onto a small piece of Whisper White cardstock and adhered this to the bottom of the tag. The final part is to thread through a length of twine. You can use the Silver and Pool Party twine for a subtle extra touch.

Let’s Have It All!

In this example, I have used most of the suite. The tag itself is created from the Grapefruit Grove DSP using the Scalloped Tag Punch and Corner rounder as mentioned above. The sentiment is stamped onto another piece of DSP in Highland Heather ink. I stamped the butterfly images onto Whisper White cardstock using Highland Heather ink and cut them out using the punch. These butterflies were then adhered to the tag using dimensionals. I used the ribbon (now sold out!) from the Sale-A-Bration promotion but you can use Whisper White ribbon and colour it using ink or Stampin’ Blends. Finally, I have added three of the adhesive backed sequins for the finishing touch.

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed this introduction to the Butterfly Gala stamp set and the Gingham Gala suite. In the next instalment I will be creating cards for each of the Beginner, Casual and Avid crafter levels. In the meantime, if you would like to purchase any of the products featured here, click the links below or pop over to my website at www.papercraftlife.com/shop

If you have any questions, you can email me at helen@papercraftlife.com or message me via my Facebook page www.facebook.com/helenchapmanhandmadecrafts

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