Thursday, May 19, 2022

BUTTERFLY EASEL CARDS


 Because I appreciate that stamp companies sponsor different blog challenges I like to occasionally go to them and see what they have on offer.  One such case is CraftsUprint.  I love so many of these images and cut files!!  There are cut files for your Cricut if you're a Cricut user and Cuts for your Silhouette if you use one of those.  Plus they have so many 3D card files.  This one is a Butterfly one that I found and fell in love with.  In fact, I purchased the same one is a few different colors.  So far I've made two of them.  What is super cool is that you can make them as large or as small as your printer and your cutting machine will allow.  These were both created by Carol Dunne.  

The first one I will show you is the Black&White Layered Butterfly Easel.  Aside from what it already comes with, I added to mine some shimmer on the top layer using a CTMH shimmer pen and some black gems.  I also added glossy accents over the button cut.  I used my Cricut's print and cut feature to make this.  When this is folded closed it will fit into a 3-1/2" x 5" envelope.  So I made it pretty small.


I had a difficult time taking a good picture of it., one that would show the shimmer as well ask the layers.


The second one I did was the Butterfly easel Pansies and forget-me-nots.  This one I did quite a bit larger.  The final measurement when folded shut is approx 7.25" x 5".  For this one I did add buttons to the wings.  I used blue pearls down the spine of the butterfly and used Glossy Accents only on the "string" of the buttons.



I purched a few others from the Carol Dunne shop section of CraftsUprint.  

One of the other things I found here were images from Bugaboo and The Paper Shelter.  As many of you were sad to see, the Bugaboo shop closed.  Well, now you know where you can find them again!  :)  I didn't see anywhere where the artist mentioned they were Bugaboo images...I also didn't look super close.

I will say, the only BIG draw back of shopping here is that you can not just go and grab one project.  You have a minimum you have to spend before you can even check out.  It isn't a huge limit, but still...if you don't have time to spend trying to pick things out from the hundreds of thousands of awesome things, that is a HUGE issue!  LOL

Okay, so that is my "review" of CraftsUprint and a couple of the projects I've made using their items.  I am quite certain you will see many more items I've made, especially since I've been shopping 3 times now, and met the minimum and then some each time!  haha

Thanks for looking!

Crafting Happiness Challenges – ATG

A Place To Start – ATG w/OPT. Lillies & Lace

InspirationStation – flower shop (the flowers in the second butterfly wings)


Through The Craftroom Door  (4 entries max) - ATG

Unicorn Challenge Blog – include pearls/bling

Papercraft Challenges – Add Bling

Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) – Layer It Up

Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes  

Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – buttons &/or Bows

Double D Challenges – Monochromatic 

Moving Along With The Times (up to 3 entries)– 

Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) – Use a new technique

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes  

Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Add some sparkle

A Gem of A Challenge (up to 3 entries) – ATG


5 comments:

Donna Phelan said...

Well, these are gorgeous! That butterfly is magnificent, and I love that you made it into an easel card! Love the black and white creation! Well done! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Monochromatic Challenge. Donna, DT Member.

Vicki said...

This is a stunning easel card! Wow, love the patterned paper piecing on the wings. Overall gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at A Place to Start's May, Anything Goes with a Twist/Lilies and Lace" Challenge.

Darlene said...

I was sure I commented on these beautiful designs earlier for the Double D challenge though I don't see it now! Crazy Blogger! LOL Anyways, thanks for sharing these beautiful creations with us on the DD Monochromatic challenge and also, Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Inspiration Station!
Darlene
INSPIRATION STATION
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Chana Malkah said...

Beautiful project, Karen! Thanks for sharing it with us at A Place to Start!
Hugz,
Chana Malkah, Owner

Jana Forrest said...

Simply lovely Karen. Love the additional creative touches of love you have added. Thanks for linking up with us over at Crafty Gals Corner. Best of luck, DT~Jana Forrest