Friday, August 9, 2013

Taylored Expressions August Spotlight Day: Butterfly Parade

Hello! Welcome to Taylored Expressions August Spotlight Day! All of the products that we have been previewing are available in the TE store! Need more inspiration? The Baker's Dozen has another day of projects highlighting our new stamps and dies!

Today I have a card using the new Butterfly Parade stamp set and the Butterfly in the Sky dies. Butterfly Parade was concepted by Wanda Guess, and it is a fun and beautiful set of fluttering butterflies. I love everything butterflies, so I was anxious to ink it up!

To create my layered butterfly, I embossed the two polka dot butterflies onto cream vellum, die cut and mounted them onto a solid die cut out of cardstock. Here's a detail shot.

Speaking of butterflies... this summer I had the chance to see part of a butterfly's transformation when we were in MN! My SIL Mary started by putting 3 caterpillars from her garden into a jar with some dill for them to eat. Within a few days, they were in the chrysalis stage. Unfortunately, they didn't transform until after we came home (and I wish that I had taken some photos of their progress). Mary did share photos of the butterflies before they flew away. Here's a photo of 2 of them (the small one still hadn't unfolded its wings yet). Nature is pretty amazing, isn't it?!

Please visit these Baker's Dozen Designers for more spotlight day projects:

Stephanie Kraft (you are here)

I hope you have enjoyed August release week... Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies from the TE store:

Stamps: Butterfly Parade (TE)
Paper: The Pier (Crate Paper), Choice Buttercream, Choice Kraft (TE); Cream vellum
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark Watermark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Butterfly in the Sky (TE), Standard Circle Nestabilities – Small (Spellbinders), White embossing powder, Buttons, Hemp cord, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.


  1. I love the way you embossed on vellum and the layered over cardstock - such a pretty effect for your butterflies!

    We have some friends who grow milkweed which attracts monarchs. They collect caterpillars and one the cocoon is formed, they give them out to friends in plastic jars. We got to watch one progress recently and become a butterfly. So cool!

  2. What a fabulous butterfly! Love how you layered it and let it be the statement on the card. Gorgeous real butterfly too!!

  3. Beautiful project!!!!! Have a great weekend Stephanie. XO

  4. So pretty Stephanie! That butterfly is so sweet!

  5. Love love love your butterfly! That papers are perfect and your bow looks fabulous. Beautiful photo of the real butterflies. :)


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