My favorite medium for coloring them is of course our Blends - just can't go wrong with them. Any color or combo of colors seems to turn out beautiful.
Here are a few I did recently - don't they look like they just want to take off and fly?
For my cards today, I also used up a bunch of scraps. I keep all those little half inch strips when we prep for our card layers - and then I use them to edge layers on new cards.
These bright colors are the perfect contrast with the black and white gingham.
So I add the strips - which mimic the look of a layer, without the weight or waste - pop on a couple butterflies with glue dots so their wings can still rise, and a sentiment. Plus decorate the envelope of course - and DONE!
Here are a couple other samples, in other colors -
What a pretty trio of cards - what are you coloring today to brighten your mindset? Why not a few butterflies :)
But - if coloring is not your thing - you can still have FUN with butterflies. Just look at these adorable little treat holders.
Gingham again from our retired Occasions catalog - but this time the butterflies are just stamped with black onto a coordinating color and punched out. So no coloring!
This is made with an adaptation of the measurements on a 2-4-6-8 box. I started with a 5 1/2" x 6" piece of gingham paper, scored it the short way at 1 1/2", 2 1/2", 4" and 5" then scored horizontally across the bottom at 1". So after folding and adhering it, it left a box 5" tall with front and back dimensions 1 1/2" and side dimensions 1". I then punched a little indentation on each side with my 1/2" circle punch and ties a cute bow around before adding my sentiment and coordinating butterfly. I just love how they turned out.
Here is a rough template for these - I always sketch out so I can remember how I made boxes. It is easy to adjust to any size you need - Just be sure your 1st and 3rd panels are equal size; and your 2nd and 4th panels are equal size; and your bottom score is the same as your smallest panel (not including the flap).
Once again I hope you enjoyed these projects and got some inspiration for creating something wonderful. I would love it, if you would leave me a comment below. Don't forget to click through on each name below to see even more amazing Posts with a Summer theme. See you soon with more ideas! ~Maureen
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