Butterflies…..they're beautiful and graceful, colorful and each one unique.  We're celebrating these beauties today, with a gorgeous new stamp set called Life is Beautiful.  We hope to leave you feeling as inspired by these lovely winged creatures as we are!  And so, we bring you butterfly inspiration from the whole design team!

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Life-is-Beautiful-dies

 

These bold butterflies will soon become some of your favorite images to work with.  The main butterflies have detailed openings, allowing them to be used alone.  For extra pizzazz you can add a second layer of color with the coordinating accent stamp.  Since the butterflies are so bold, you can use them for all sorts of wonderful techniques!  Build your own customized sentiments with the various elements included as well!

The Details: 

  • Life is Beautiful will be available for purchase on May 15th.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • Life is Beautiful contains a total of 32 images.  The large butterfly measures 3-1/4” x 2-3/8”.  The smaller butterfly measures 2-1/2” x 2”.  The script “Beautiful” measures 2-5/8”.  The lowercase “beautiful” measures 2-1/4” x 3/8”.  The “beautiful” block measures 1-3/8” x 1/4”.  “Don’t let it fly away.” measures 1-3/8” x 1/4”.  “Do beautiful things with your” measures 2” x 1/4”.
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $18.  This collection includes a set of 2 dies (2 wired shapes + 2 wired shapes).  3-1/2" x 5-1/8" (A), 2-3/4" x 4-3/8" (B).  The large butterfly individually measures 3-1/4” x 2-3/8”.  The smaller butterfly individually measures 2-1/2” x 2”.

 

Circle-Scribbles-dies

Designed to coordinate with the Circle Scribbles stamp set released back in February, these dies are detailed enough that you can use them alone or with the companion stamp set!  You'll love the design options these new dies will open up for you!

The Details: 

  • Circle Scribbles die collection will be available for purchase on May 15th.
  • It will retail for $10.
  • Circle Scribbles die collection contains a total of 3 dies.  3-1/2" x 2-7/8" (A), 1-1/2" x 1-5/8" (B), 2-1/8" x 2" (C).

 

 

Now that I've made all of the formal introductions, let's get onto the projects!

Be Beautiful Card

For my first project today I couldn't help but have fun layering several of the new dies together!  They are just SO detailed and fun to work with!

Circle scribbles

I die-cut two of the largest Circle Scribbles dies using New Leaf and Limeade Ice.  I adhered them to my white card front with a 2-way glue pen and then trimmed off the overhang with a sharp craft knife.

Butterfly

The small and large butterflies were cut from Vellum cardstock.  I stitched them to the card front with my sewing machine.  They're just SO pretty and lacey!

Sentiment

I stamped the sentiments onto strips of white cardstock using Tropical Teal ink.  Then they are adhered with foam tape for dimension.

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Everything was adhered to a Tropical Teal card base.

Beautiful Life card

I had a lot of fun with the techniques on this card, not to mention they were super easy too!

Glossy accents

I die-cut the large butterfly from Limeade Ice, Hibiscus Burst and white cardstock.  I took out all of the interior cut-out pieces from the white die-cut so I could stamp them.  There is a small dot cluster stamp in this set that I stamped repeatedly on each piece using Raspberry Fizz ink.  I would start on one end of the piece and then keep stamping down the length of it without re-inking.  For some of the larger pieces I used this method twice.  I popped out the small circles from the edge of the wings on the Hibiscus Burst die-cut.  I inserted these back into the Limeade Ice butterfly and added Glossy Accents to them.  They look like little jewels sparkling in the wings.

Sentiment

I stamped "beautiful" in Raspberry Fizz on a strip of white cardstock and mounted it with foam tape.  I added the companion sentiments directly onto the card front with True Black ink.

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A Raspberry Fizz card base finishes everything off nicely.

Emboss Resist Card

I wanted to go for more of a vintage look with my next butterfly creation.  I started with Background Basics: Postmarks stamped in Melon Berry onto my card front.

Butterfly

I heat embossed the smaller butterfly with Cleat Filigree Embossing Powder.  I then sponged over the butterfly with Melon Berry ink.  I love how you can see the Postmarks background through the embossing.  I stamped a few accents within the wings using Canyon Clay ink.

Sentiment

The sentiment was added in the lower corner using a combination of Dark Chocolate and Canyon Clay ink.

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Everything was adhered to a Classic Kraft card base.  I tied a bit of Chocolate Baker's Twine around the spine of the card.

Beautiful World Card

I had a lot of fun with this quick and easy card using the smaller butterfly from the set.  Layering all of these colors together makes for a bright and cheerful greeting that any recipient would appreciate.

Butterflies

I love the two-step stamp that fills in all of the butterfly opening with just one impression.  It makes it so easy to add detail and contrast.

Sentiment

I added the sentiment components in True Black.  Don't you just love the script "Beautiful"?  It's one of my favorite images in the set for sure.

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To help carry the eye around the card, I added a frame using a ruler and black pen, making sure to skip over the sentiment so that it is still easy to read.

Perfect Pearls Butterfly Card

There is no way I could resist using Perfect Pearls with these gorgeous butterflies!  I started with Tropical Teal cardstock as my base.

Butterfly

I stamped them with VersaMark ink and then brushed them with Turquoise Perfect Pearls.  As an additional accent, and to help the sentiment pop, I added small dots of white pen to the openings in the wings.

Sentiment

The sentiment was heat embossed in the lower corners with White Filigree Embossing Powder.

Ombre Embossed Card

The technique I used on this card is called ombre embossing, and these butterflies are bold enough that it is a perfect match for them.

Butterfly

I stamped the butterflies in VersaMark and then sprinkled them half with Cricket Zing and half with Aqua Zing.  I heat embossed them and let them cool just a bit.  Using a black pen, I added lines of dots in each opening of the butterfly wings.

Sentiment

The sentiment was added in a clean, crsip True Black.

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Now that you have seen a few of my creations, here are some of the amazing things that the team has created!

Ashley

CLICK HERE to see more from Ashley Cannon Newell.

Betsy

CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.

Danielle

CLICK HERE to see more from Danielle Flanders.

Dawn

CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.

Erin

CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.

Heather

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.

Laura

CLICK HERE to see more from Laura Bassen.

Laurie

CLICK HERE to see more from Laurie Willison.

Maile

CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.

Melissa

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Phillips.

I hope you have enjoyed all these amazing creations that both the team and I have shared with you today!  What do you think of all these lovely butterflies?!  Don't you love that you can adapt them to nearly any style?  We would love to hear your initial thoughts on everything we introduced!  Please leave a comment on this post to tell us what you think of the new products and you will be eligible to win big!

Grand-giveaway

$75 Papertrey Ink Gift Certificate 

to spend however you choose!  

You have until 7am EST, May 15th to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced on our May Release Winners Page before noon EST the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!

Creative-clicks

CLICK HERE to see more from Lexi Daly.

CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Bickford.

Supplies

BE BEAUTIFUL CARD

  • STAMPS: Life is Beautiful (available May 15th)
  • INK: Tropical Teal
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Limeade Ice, New Leaf, Vellum cardstock
  • OTHER: Circle Scribbles dies, Life is Beautiful dies, sewing machine
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

BEAUTIFUL LIFE CARD

  • STAMPS: Life is Beautiful (available May 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Raspberry Fizz
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Limeade Ice, Raspberry Fizz
  • OTHER: Life is Beautiful die, Glossy Accents
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

EMBOSS RESIST BUTTERFLY CARD

  • STAMPS: Life is Beautiful (available May 15th) Background Basics: Postmarks
  • INK: Dark Chocolate, Melon Berry, Canyon Clay
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: Clear Filigree Embossing Powder, sponge, Choclate Baker's Twine
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

BEAUTIFUL WORLD CARD

  • STAMPS: Life is Beautiful (available May 15th)
  • INK: True BlackOrange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, Limeade Ice, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: black pen (American Crafts)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

PERFECT PEARLS BUTTERFLY CARD

  • STAMPS: Life is Beautiful (available May 15th)
  • INK: VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Tropical Teal
  • OTHER: Perfect Pearls (Tuquoise), white gel pen, White Filigree Embossing Powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4" x 8-1/2"

OMBRE EMBOSSED BUTTERFLY CARD

  • STAMPS: Life is Beautiful (available May 15th)
  • INK: True Black, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, True Black
  • OTHER: Zing! Embossing Powder (Aqua , Cricket), black pen (American Crafts)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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