I hope that you like my fun project today — a linen pocket board featuring the beautiful Butterfly Medley Collection stamps and dies by Heartfelt Creations. Here’s a look at the finished project –
I began my project with the pre-finished linen pocket board. It is one of those versatile things that you come across once in a while that has so many possibilities. It was perfect paired with the Butterfly Medley Collection.
I began by making the flowers. Here I wanted to do something a little different, and I achieved it by using deli paper to make the flowers. I used the Botanical Rose die from the Butterfly Medley Collection. One single die cuts five different sizes of flower layers. You can cut the deli paper the same as any other, keeping in mind that it is quite thin. I always cut at least four layers together — you could cut more or less depending on what your die cutting machine tolerates. You’ll need to cut the Botanical Rose blooms six times for just one flower.
To assemble the flower, begin with the largest of the petal layers. Using glue, attach the layers, one at a time, until you’ve got six. Be sure to stagger the petals in each flower. Once you’ve attached six of the largest petal sets, allow the flower to dry a little before continuing. Then you’ll move on and do the same thing for the next two largest sets of petals. For the top two layers, you’ll only add four petal sets of each size. Allow each layer to dry fully before moving on to the next. Make sure the glue on the entire flower is dry before moving on to the next step.
To give the flowers dimension, I scrunched and wrinkled and wadded up the flower. Deli paper has an interesting texture, and it is very responsive to these very basic attempts to give dimension. Once I was happy with the appearance, I added a little color to the flower sets by sponging them with Prima chalk edgers. Because the blue that I had was a little to bright for the frame, I edged them the second time with a grayed brown to tone down the bright blue. I added some yellow in the center of the flowers, and a rhinestone in each center. That’s it . . . the flowers are done. I stamped some of the leaves on green cardstock, and cut them with the corresponding die. Done! Here is a close-up of the flowers —
The next step was the butterflies. These were super easy. Of course you could stamp and color the butterflies, but I just didn’t have time to do that for this project. Instead I selected a peacock feather glitter paper — all of the bling and the color was built right in. I used the various dies that are a part of the Butterfly Medley Collection to cut a variety of sizes and shapes of butterflies. To add dimension to them, I simply folded the wings up on either side of the flat body. Too simple! I added some rhinestones to each butterfly to complete the appearance. Here’s a close-up of the butterflies and of the paper that I used to cut them.
I wanted to create some tags for the pockets, and so I turned to the beautiful papers that are a part of the Butterfly Medley Collection and some Graphic 45 tags. I simply covered the Graphic 45 tags with one of the papers in the Heartfelt Creations paper. I fussy cut a set of three blue flowers for each of the tags, and attached it using Angel Crafts 1/4″ tape. I edged each of the tags with my Prima chalk edgers — both the blue and the grayed brown. Easy peasy! Here’s a close-up of the tags —
Assembly was super easy too. I placed the tags in the pockets. The butterflies were attached using a dimensional adhesive. I cut a corner of lace and tucked it into the lower pocket (it looked best when tacked down in a few strategic places). I placed the three deli paper flowers and leaves on the doily piece along with a blue lace ribbon bow. All were attached with Angel Crafts adhesive. I thought the little watering can made a good companion piece. I added a blue lace/burlap blow and a butterfly to tie it in. I love how quickly that this came together. Please see the short video for additional information on the Butterfly Medley Collection and my project today.
Supplies Available at Cut @ Home:
Heartfelt Creations Butterfly Medley Collection: Paper pad (SKU HCDP1-251); Butterfly Medley dies (SKU HCD1-759); Botanical dies (SKU HCD1-758); Butterfly Medley stamp set (SKU HCPC-3650); Botanical Wings stamp set (SKU HCPC-3652); Botanical Rose stamp set (SKU HCPC-3651).
Angel Crafts 1/4″ Tape (SKU ACT1414)
Die Cutting Machine — I used my Sizzix Big Shot (SKU 657900)
Supplies from my stash: Deli paper, Prima chalk edgers, peacock glitter cardstock, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, ribbon, silver rhinestones
Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!