Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Wish Come True


Today Lifestyle Crafts is releasing its Fall Core Collection of dies and I get to share some projects I created with a few of my favorites! Plus, as an Affiliate, I get to offer readers an exclusive 20% discount code for use in the LC Store (details below.) For today's project, I'm showcasing the new Butterfly Punch Dies and a little peek at the new Nesting Lace Doilies!


My little one LOVES to make wishes on dandelions. When I saw the Butterfly Punches Dies, I recalled a saying that "a butterfly is a caterpillar's wish come true." This inspired this scrapbook page which, normally, would have taken me several hours to make as I would be die-cutting butterflies until the cows came home! 
But, with the Punches Dies, I was able to make nine butterflies at a time, which was a huge time saver.


As you can see from the photo above, I actually die-cut butterflies in a solid color first and then adhered butterflies die-cut from patterned paper over those. The end result is a beautiful effect full of color and dimension. The great thing about these dies is that the set includes single butterflies in two sizes, which minimized paper waste when I needed a couple butterflies to round out each color.


To frame the photo of the rugrat, I used one of the new Nesting Lace Doilies (tune in tomorrow for another project using the remaining Lace Doilies in the set!) 


This was the perfect way to off-set the photo and draw attention to what would otherwise be lost in a sea of butterflies.

BEAN NOTES
Patterned Paper: Petite Prints, Snips & Snails (Doodlebug); In-Color DSP (Stampin' Up!); Cardstock: Textured in white and various colors (American Crafts); Stickers: Glitter Alphabet Thickers (American Crafts); Dies: Butterfly Punches, Nesting Lace Doilies, Nesting Circles (Lifestyle Crafts)

I hope you enjoyed my layout -- if you do any shopping in the Lifestyle Crafts Store, be sure to enter Promo Code: BEAN for a 20% discount. Check back tomorrow as I feature two cards made with the new Fall Core Collection from Lifestyle Crafts. Have a happy beany day!

9 comments:

Craftilicious said...

Wow, wow, and wow again! That is just THE most stunning layout.

Diana Fisher said...

This is amazing! You must be so happy with how it turned out!! :)

Stephenie said...

WOW!! I just LOVE this layout!! Great job on the butterflies...love everything about it!! TFS!!

wandaguess said...

This is just breathtaking! What a neat idea and so beautifully executed. I'm inspired...again!

Ruza Rebel said...

Such a lovely layout!! I really love all the butterflies, the way you frame the little guy and the sentiment really make the page! ;o)

Sharon F. said...

I saw your page at scrapbook.com and just had to come over to your blog to take a peak! I absolutely love your work!!! TFS!!!!

L. Grace Lauer said...

I just love them all and I really love the chevrons on the Create Often LO, and the butterfly one too!

wendy said...

amazing absolutely stunning , such a creative layout

Neela Nalam said...

This is one of the most beautiful layouts I have seen. It is so creative. I am totally going to copy it one of these days.... :)