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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Beautiful Butterflies for you!

Craft Critique recently reported on Stampin Up's fabulous Beautiful Butterfly die. After you read this review by Sara McKenzie and purchase yours here, be sure to stop by craft critique and show Sara some stampin Love!

As Reported by
Sara McKenzie on Craft Critique

In support of the Craft Critique Butterfly Project, I poked around to see what I might want to make and share. It feels a little bit like cheating, but if you want quantity, you can do what I did and go for die cut butterflies.

Stampin Up! has an exclusive Sizzix Bigz die "Beautiful Butterflies" that will cut 6 butterflies at once, of different sizes and shapes. Two of the butterflies are created by using a folded piece of paper or cardstock, and placing the fold at the center of the butterfly. Below is an example of what you get out of the die.

Butterflies from the Beautiful Butterflies die.

When you use a folded piece of paper, you get two-each of the butterflies on the lower row. The two on top are cut on the fold. The butterflies range in size from 4" X 3" to 1-1/2" X 2-1/4".

You can use a single sheet of paper, or you can mix and match using scraps on the different butterflies, as shown below.

Mix and match your butterflies by choosing the placement of your paper.

Of course the die easily cuts through all manner of materials. I played with vellum, handmade paper, paper doilies, and origami paper. The butterflies are sized to be used singly, or you can layer them; you can adhere the whole butterfly to your project, or you can adhere only the center so the wings are free to move.

These butterlifes are great for all manner of projects, including:
  • greeting cards
  • scrapbook pages
  • 3-D paper projects, such as stationery boxes
  • mobiles

In other words, pretty much anything you want to use them for!

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So, what do you think? Wanna get your hands on this great Die? Did you know it's a Stampin Up Exclusive? You can get it today for only $19.99 (retails at $21.95)plus S&H . If you are interested in contributing to the Butterfly Project for the Houston Holocaust museum, this die will make a perfect addition to your stash and before long, you can crank out tons of your own buterflies to donate.

Stampin Up also recently released this great butterfly punch, for only $15.95, but if you order it now, it's yours for only $14.45 + S&H.

Better yet, make plenty of butterflies to donate and plenty to keep for yourself! Purchase both the butterfly punch and the butterfly die today for only$29.99 Plus S&H. You cant get a better deal!

Butterfly Special

1 comment:

Whispers and Wishes said...

Angi, just wanted to let you know that i linked your blog over at mine. I had not heard about The butterfly Project, but am totally impulsed! As always, it's great fun to read your blog, and see your new projects.