I have been wanting to join Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge lately since I've missed the last few challenges. The theme this fortnight is V for Vases and/or Vanilla plus a Butterfly. I've got all three! At first this theme stumped me - I only have one vase stamp in my stash - so I searched my digital files and found this gorgeous image from Gecko Galz. It was on their Floral Fantasies Collage Sheet (I believe this sheet is no longer available).
I die-cut the image with Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangles and fussy-cut the vase so I could pop it up with foam tape. I added a couple more layered rectangles and mounted on a die-cut tag (My Favorite Things Stitched Traditional Tag Stax). The cardstock for the tag is Stampin' Up Very Vanilla (my old stash), which I dry embossed with Darice Butterflies. I added two die-cut butterflies (no-name dies from ebay), embellished with purple gems. The tag is tied with beautiful ribbon that I won in a candy from Brenda last fall (thank you, Brenda!).
The gift bag was made from a 12x12 sheet of patterned paper (K and Company) and I followed the video tutorial here. I added a die-cut butterfly border (Joy Craft) along the bottom, embellished with purple gems.
My tag and bag fit the challenge over at The Unstampabelles, which is Anything But a Card, with a twist of add a tutorial or a link to a tutorial as to how to make the project (I've got both, plus no stamping!).
I would also like to support these challenges (listed alphabetically): 613 Avenue Create AG 4/8; Allsorts Butterflies 1/3; Brown Sugar AG 2/2; Come and Get It Punches and Dies 1/3; CRAFT AG 2/5; Craft Your Passion AG 1/3; Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Crafting from the Heart AG 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper August UE; DigiStamps 4 Joy AG Optional Add Roses 1/3; DL.ART August Linky AG 1/day; Doing Life AG 1E; Dragonfly Dreams More than One Fold UE; Dragonfly Journeys A Rose is a Rose UE; Gecko Galz Papercrafting Challenge Facebook Group Tag; Glitter N Sparkle AG 1/3; Hiding in My Craftroom Happy Blogiversary Super Scraps Saturday (all die-cuts from scraps) 1/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Lunagirl Moonbeans AG 1/3; Mod Squad Sew Easy 2/3; Not Just Cards August AG UE; One Stitch at a Time Bags or Boxes UE; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 3/3; Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippets used for all of the die-cuts 1E; The Outlawz Saturday PAM Anything but a Card 1E
I would also like to support these two challenges (back-linking permitted):
Just Keep On Creating AG UE
Love to Scrap No Rulz 2 Challenge and Blog Hop UE
Please join my celebration candy here!
There are two giveaways to be won!
Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!