Hi Peas! It’s Wendy Sue Anderson here with you today – sharing one of my favorite tools available right now in the Two Peas shop. With the coming of Spring, my mind has been focused on the beauty of my surroundings - flowers and birds and butterflies. Especially the butterflies. I love watching butterflies fluttering from one tree to the next, floating along with such grace and beauty. The warm weather is just beginning, but I know it is fleeting here in the mountains of Utah, so while I know I can only watch the “real thing” for a few months, I love being able to enjoy the beauty of butterflies all year round by adding them to my scrapbook pages and cards. It seems I’m not alone – as I looked through the gallery, I found lots of my fellow Peas putting this fun butterfly punch to good use!
Here are a few of the fun examples I spotted in our gallery:
This fun layout, by Lisa Dickinson (aka buestardesign), incorporates the butterfly punch into a unique grid design. I love how the butterfly isn’t necessarily the focus of her page, but the subtle addition of the butterflies add to the overall “happy” feeling of her layout.
In this sweet layout, Megan Klauer uses a single butterfly punch to create two separate embellishments. You can see the butterfly perched softly on the edge of the photo, but did you also notice how she used a butterfly punch as a mask for the gray stamped circle near the bottom? I love finding ways to use tools that allow much more bang for your buck!
My fellow Garden Girls seem to be smitten by the butterfly punch as well – here are a few of their recent gallery postings featuring the butterfly:
Amy Heller used a butterfly punch to create this fun row/border of butterflies on her card. Isn’t it interesting how using patterned paper vs. solid paper can really make a difference with the end result? And how fun is Amy’s method of attachment? I love how she stitched, with colored thread, a straight line right through all of the butterflies – a great way to add a border to a project!
Laura Craigie (justlulu) punched several butterflies and featured them on this fun card in one of her “Finally Friday” videos. Combining the butterfly shapes with other images (such as the mason jar on this card) creates an entirely different feel than simply adding the butterfly alone. I also like how Laura used the pretty crystals to enhance the body portion of the butterflies.
And finally – who would have thought to add butterflies to a layout all about winter?!? Well, Wilna, of course! I love the white on white look – and adding the splash of misted color is the icing on the cake. The butterflies are so subtle, yet they add such an element of warmth and femininity to Wilna’s layout. It’s like she just gave us all permission to try adding summer elements to our winter pages – perfection!
I had so much fun looking through the gallery, searching for butterfly punch inspiration. It’s interesting to see how your view of certain projects (or products) can change when you are focusing on ONE element, rather than the overall design. Our gallery is so full of such amazing inspiration – and searching through it is a great way to see how versatile one tool can be.
Thank you so much for joining me at the Two Peas in a Bucket blog today. I hope you enjoyed a peek at these inspiring projects – and hopefully you’ll be motivated to try some of the ideas yourself! Have a great day!
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