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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Butterfly Gardens Easel

 Good morning!

Isn't this big butterfly beautiful!  

Wow, just think of all you can do with this beauty.

Today I've made it into an easel card.

Heartfelt Creations Products:

Large Floral Butterfly Die

Large Floral Butterfly Stamp Set

Sweet Magnolia Blooms Die

Sweet Magnolia Blooms Stamp Set

3D Magnolia Shaping Mold

Cheerful Notes Sentiments Stamp Set

Album Tags and Accents Die

Rock Candy Stamen-Small

Bright Pearl Stamen-Medium

Luxe Gold Cardstock

Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper Pack of 50-White

Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear

Opaque Embossing Powder-White

Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles

Dries Clear Adhesive

Magenta Hue Archival Ink

Fern Green Archival Ink

Leaf Green Archival Ink

Other Products:

White cardstock-heavy weight, Peerless Watercolors, sheer ribbon, embossing ink (VersaMark used here), watercolor paper.


For more ideas on creating with the 5 x 7 Decorative Frame Dies, watch the tutorial at

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at


 Card size: 4 3/4 X 5 3/4".  Fold a piece of heavy weight white cardstock, 10 X 6, to measure 5 X 6.  Place the top of the outer Butterfly die just over the fold so that it will not cut away fold (about 1/4" over fold).  Score cut out butterfly again on the right side right at the intersection of top and bottom wing, fold down toward card inside to form the easel.  Cut another full outer butterfly from white and glue just the bottom half to the folded down bottom half of card base butterfly.

Use a piece of white watercolor paper (smooth as possible) about 5 X 6” and wet entire piece.  Use a large flat brush to “wash” paper with Fuchsia watercolor.  Let dry completely then dust the paper with non static pouch, ink Large Butterfly stamp with VersaMark or other clear embossing ink stamp washed paper, emboss with white powder then die cut.  Stamp another piece of white with the butterfly stamp, emboss then die cut for the inside of card.  Sponge the outer edges of inside butterfly with Magenta Hue.  Glue the inside down to inside of card and glue the watercolor washed butterfly to front of card.

Die cut the decorative butterfly out of Luxe Gold and out of white, glue them together slightly offset.  Cut out another gold head and antenna from the butterfly die (the one used to die cut the stamped image), glue the gold head to the stamped watercolor butterfly.  Glue the decorative gold and white butterfly to the body of stamped butterfly and gold head, leaving wings free. 

Stamp Magnolia Blossoms using Magenta Hue, sponge backs, die cut and shape in the mold.  Stamp leaves using Fern Green, sponge front and back with Leaf Green, adding in a bit of Magenta Hue at the tips, die cut and shape in the mold.  Glue 2 of each size blossom together to form each flower, insert gold and hot pink stamen.  Form a small arrangement for the inside of card to be placed just so that butterfly will stay open to desired position. 

Stamp sentiment using Magenta Hue and die cut using a small tag.  Glue a fuchsia bow to the top then glue the tag to the inside of card.

Finish card by glittering the body of the butterfly on the front and glittering the flowers inside.

My next project is a pretty basket just right for filling with candy treats or some other small surprises.

Heartfelt Creations Products:

Small Floral Butterfly Die

Small Floral Butterfly Stamp Set

Lattice Swirl Gateway Die

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink

Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter

Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottle

Dries Clear Adhesive

Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board

Spellbinders Tool N One

Stamp Mat Pad

5pc. Acrylic Block Set

Other Products:

White cardstock, Copic: R22, R21, RV10, RV02, RV04, YG11, YG05, Y11, Y15, B21, B24, V01, V12, V15, ribbon, Easter basket pearlescent grass, Acrylic Shimmer Additive


Size: 1 3/4" deep, 4 3/4" wide, 6 3/4" tall.  Cut 2 Lattice Swirl Gateway Dies from white.  Cut 1 piece of white 2 1/4" X 9” then score the strip at 2 1/2" and 6 1/2" leaving 2 1/2" end.  Score down both long sides at 1/4" making a 1 3/4" wide side and bottom of basket (this can really be any width you desire just be sure to add 1/2" for the tabs on the long sides [1/4” each] and the other scores would be the same).  On each side at the short score make a notch from edge to long side score line, this enables nice folds for a box without excess paper. 

Fold on all score lines then glue to 1 of the die cuts about 1/2" from the bottom (sides will tilt in slightly).  When completely dry, glue the other die cut so that bottoms, sides and tops match then glue the top “handle” together about 1” across but no further down the sides.

Stamp various butterflies from the Small Floral Butterfly set, die cut and color with preferred coloring method.  If you watercolor make sure to stamp butterflies on smooth watercolor paper to hold up to the water also use Archival or Versafine Claire to stamp with as Memento is best with alcohol inks and may bleed with water.  Add some shimmer to the wings mixed with a tiny bit of water.  Paint glue around the edges of butterflies and sprinkle with Ultrafine glitter.

Arrange butterflies on the front of basket and 1 for the inside of the back, seen from the front.   Glue onto basket then add a multi-loop bow to the top.  Stuff basket with pearlescent grass and it is ready to fill with treats.

Thanks for visiting today!


Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. 

1 comment:

Patricia Manhire said...

These are so beautiful!! I love your big butterfly and the colours on the smaller butterflies on the gorgeous basket!