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.

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!


Tara Cardwell 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!!

Anonymous said...

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

Unknown 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 Fritchman 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!!!!

Unknown 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

Unknown 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.... :)