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    Butterfly Garden Kit, New Collage Sheets, Chipboard, Charms & Sale!

    Filed under Art Projects, Butterfly Garden Kit, Collage Sheets, Lora Mahaffey

    New Butterfly Garden Kit

    Inspired by the new Butterfly Garden papers (the kit includes 1 each of all TWELVE papers from the 6×6 pad), this kit also includes 3 beautiful metal butterflies or bees (perhaps large for charms but perfect for a page embellishments), TWO new collage sheets, and a Tall Accordion Book Letter Folder with a matching accordion book! The chipboard folder and accordion book are sized for adding the pockets on the new collage sheets (which in turn can fit ATCs).

    Whew. Slowing down a bit to unpack all that: First, the Butterfly Garden 6×6 Paper Pad is a pretty group (and lots of options: from plaids to sweet florals (with bees and butterflies) and vintage ephemera) in a peach, cream and lavender palette.

    Next, TWO new collage sheets (both design to coordinate with the new kit papers):
    - Antique ATC Pockets & Butterflies (This collage sheet includes a wide envelope and a tall “coin pocket”, both designed to fit an ATC. Plus extra butterflies, faux-vintage Dennison labels, and vintage French postcards.)
    - Antique Ledger ATC Pockets & Cards (Shown at left. 3 of the cards are ATC-sized. and the 2 “coin pockets” (including a new design that fits wide ATCs so an odd shape) have no backs so are meant to be attached to pages.)

    The new Tall Accordion Book Letter Folder and coordinating Tall Letter Box Accordion Book are both included in the kit (and both have wide versions that are new today, too… more info on those and more chipboard coordinates are below). The Letter Folder is a scored chipboard folder, meant to hold the new Tall Accordion Book. The folder is 4″ wide x 4-3/4″ tall (and 1/4″ deep) when folded closed.

    AND… the 3 metal charms: really nice pieces. I love the new Large Antique Bronze Bee Pendant (so fancy)! And the verdigris butterfly and smaller bee make a perfect combo of options for embellishing a collage with the new papers and collage sheets.

    Go see the new kit for more info and more photos (plus more coordinating goodies and artwork are below).

    Bees Accordion Book by Lora Mahaffey!

    Design Team Member Lora Mahaffey has made a beautiful (and lively) bee-filled book with the new Wide Letter Box Accordion Book (tucked inside the new Wide Accordion Book Letter Folder)! Note: these are different than the versions in the kit: these are a wide accordion book and matching cover.

    From Lora’s blog post:

    I think in the insect world nothing is more drawn, photographed and generally admired than bees and butterflies.

    If you’re a human, that is.

    I suppose if you were a dung beetle another dung beetle would look like a supermodel.

    I could have made a book on dung beetles, but I don’t think they would care. They’re pretty busy as there is a lot of shite in the world right now.

    Also, they are not photogenic.

    Moving on…

    Ha! I enjoy Lora’s ramblings.

    Be sure to visit Lora’s blog for more photos and a detailed tutorial (and to see a second project featuring butterflies!)

    Check the Giveaway section below for another photo of Lora’s bee project (showing one of the metal bee charms from the kit), plus a chance to win lots of the items from the bee book supply list!

    More New Products!

    Just a snippet from 16 new products (!) are shown at left (and at right).

    More ways to search:

    - brand new items added this week are here


    - here are all of the items actually in the new kit


    - here’s a repeat of Lora’s supply list from her Bees Accordion Book artwork shown above!

    Butterflies Collage Sheets ON SALE!

    It only seems fitting! ALL Butterflies Collage Sheets are on SALE at 50% off! This is a BIG group: over 30 items! (And a broad swath of themes/styles, too… really, as there are butterflies hidden in corners of many collage sheets!)

    The sale ends at midnight TOMORROW NIGHT, June 3rd.

    Click: FLASH SALE to see everything!

    Butterfly Garden Kit Giveaway!

    And that promised second photo of Lora's artwork!

    In addition to the EIGHT items already in the new kit (like the cute bee charm at right), this Giveaway includes these extras from Lora's supply list:
    - Wide Letter Box Accordion Book
    - Wide Accordion Book Letter Folder
    - Antique Mini Envelope Set (Very cute! Printed envelopes with faux postage (and other designs that mimic rubber stamping or hand-decorating). White on the inside, as these are printed to look like vintage paper.)
    - Birds and Bees Collage Sheet
    - Bee Banners - Half Sheet
    - Bees Collage Sheet (that will make 5 collage sheets, including the 2 in the kit)

    To enter the Butterfly Garden Kit Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Monday Night, June 3, 2019).

    And what are you going to make?

    Don't forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I'm offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I'll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org).

    Hey, who won the Alice Junk Journal Giveaway from Thursday's newsletter? That would be Laura Callies! Congrats! Check your email for info.

    Posted by Leslie, June 2nd, 2019

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