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    Butterfly Garden Journal, Confection Papers & Fairy Garden Sale!

    Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Butterfly Garden Kit, Fairy Garden, Kristin Batsel

    Serene. That’s what word came to mind when I saw this beautiful journal made by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel using the Butterfly Garden Kit (and the Wide Letter Box Book turned sideways as wrap-around book covers).

    And I’m with Kristin: we are having a heat advisory here this weekend so we kinda skipped spring and dove into summer too early… but it feels all calm and cool looking at Kirstin’s Butterfly Garden Journal!

    Here’s a bit from Kristin’s blog post to start:

    The new June kit features the Butterfly Garden 6×6 Paper Pad. It’s perfect for spring, even though we seemed to have jumped right on into summer where I live. In any case, I decided to take the Wide Letter Box Book provided and make a sort of junk journal. Don’t you just love that bee? It’s actually a pendant, but I think it looks great as a charm.

    It was fun to mix and match the papers from the 6×6 pad to make the inside and outside of the cover. I altered the Box Book a bit by cutting the spine down by half, as I wanted a bit of a smaller journal. Leaving the spine its full size would make quite a chunky book. My binding rings are only 3/4″, so a little trimming was necessary.

    The pages of the book were bound with a Zutter BindItAll. After the wire bindings were done, I threaded a couple of rubber bands through the wires and slid them onto the spine. If I ever want to change the contents of the interior, it’ll be easy to remove this insert.

    So clever using rubber bands!

    Here’s a link to all of Kristin’s supplies. And check below for a photo showing 4 more of the inside pages (and a chance to win ALL the supplies)! AND don’t miss the new goodies and new sale between here and there!

     
    New & Back in Stock Goodies!

    So many new things to mention today, they’re not all covered in the previews below! Click here to see all 20 of them!

    Oooh… NEW Confection Sweet Treats 12×12 Collection Kit with teeny tiny prints! And I love those new Fairy Garden Charms (especially the dragonflies)! Keep reading as there’s a FLASH SALE on the ALL Fairy Garden Charms!

     
    ALL Fairy Garden Charms ON SALE!

    As you can see, this is a jumble of mixed items: from insects (butterflies, bees & dragonflies) to fairy tale wands to actual fairies. This is a 30% off sale on a big section: Over 30 options… including the highlights below (and lots of the new goodies above and that lovely big bee in Kristin’s project)!

    The sale ends at midnight on Monday night, June 10th. Click: FLASH SALE to see everything!

     
    Serene Journal for Late Spring Giveaway!

    So sweet! All those pink-hued ladies from the Easter Bonnets Collage Sheet work perfectly with the papers in Kristin’s Butterfly Garden Journal!

    Today’s Giveaway includes ALL the supplies in Kristin’s project! That’s a little deceptive, as the June Kit already has the 6×6 papers and that lovely big filigree bee (on the front cover flap). But the Giveaway also includes the Wide Letter Box Book and Easter Bonnets Collage Sheet (only 3 items if you count the kit as one item, but that just about covers everything in Kristin’s project).

    Note: if an item is duplicated in the Butterfly Garden Kit (included in the Giveaway) and also listed separately in the supply list, I’m just including one of those items.

    HOWEVER, I am including a bonus:
    - One of the Antique Mini Envelope Sets (nice small sizes of pre-made (and decorated) envelopes you could bind into your own journal)
    and (for more pink paper options):
    - Attic Charm Foyer Scrapbook Paper
    - Always & Forever Love Clippings Scrapbook Paper

    To enter the Serene Journal for Late Spring 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 10, 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 Tabbed Book & Butterflies Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Nadine! Congrats! Check your email for info.

      
    Posted by Leslie, June 9th, 2019


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