Wednesday, April 17, 2019

STAMPlorations Spring Fling LAST CHANCE project

STAMPlorations is having a Spring Fling 12 days of giveaway with great prizes.
Just look at this list.

Day 1 - $15 gift certificate
Day 2 - Choice of 3 in-stock 3x5 stamp sets ($21 value)
Day 3 - $25 gift code
Day 4 - Choice of 3 Sanna Lippert Designs stencils ($15 value)
Day 5 - Choice of 1 in-stock 4x6 Dee's Artsy Impressions stamp set ($15 value)
Day 6 - Choice of 1 cover plate die ($25 value)
Day 7 - Choice of 1 in-stock 4x6 The Bee's Knees stamp set ($15 value)
Day 8 - Choice of 1 in-stock Big Grins by Becca Cruger stamp set ($15 value)
Day 9 - Choice of 3 in-stock CUTplorations word/phrase dies (up to $30 value)
Day 10 - Choice of 1 4x8 stamp set ($20 value)
Day 11 - Choice of 1 in-stock 4x6 Shery Russ Designs stamp set ($15 value)
Day 12 - $15 gift certificate

Day 17 (extra prize) - three winners of $10 gift codes

Today is your last chance to win an extra prize.
For my project today I had some designer paper on my desk. If you follow my blog for any length of time you will see how seldom I use designer paper, but this piece was so pretty. It reminded me of sunflowers. I also happened to have a packet of sunflower seeds.

I started by taking a kraft colored envelope and sealing it shut.

I then took my paper cutter and cut the envelop into 2 pieces. I used one of the corners to make my pocket on my card.

I wanted there to be pretty inside the envelope when you pulled the seeds out so I stamped 
on the piece of yellow designer paper that is behind the pocket.


If you scroll up and look at the first photo in this post you will see that on the packet of sunflower seeds, there was a bright yellow price on the top right hand corner. It didn't really match the paler and more subtle yellow of the designer paper. So I added my butterfly to cover it up. And of course the inside needed a butterfly too. 


I stamped the butterfly several times. I only colored the right wing because that was all I was going to use. (Of course the left sides that I didn't use I saved for another time.)

I then fussy cut the right wings of the butterflies and the bodies out.

Then I glued two wings on top of eachother to make the "half" butterfly.

I hope you have been inspired by my spring fling project. Remember to comment on the featured blogs to win that day's prize. There is one other way that you can be a winner. Shery has a SPRING FLING section at STAMPlorations where the product is automatically 25% off. Isn't that great? But it gets even better. If you use my design team code, below, you will get an additional 20% off. That is a total of 45 % off for product in that section.


  1. Such a fun and clever project as well as a sweet gift idea.

    1. Thank you Marianne. The friend I sent it to just loved it.

  2. Brilliant idea for making your folded butterflies --- and I love the little seed packet pocket!

  3. I love this idea! Beautiful butterflies and sunflowers!!!

  4. This is such a lovely gift idea. Love the butterflies!

  5. You always make something wonderful and these are no exception! Love this idea!

    1. Thank you for your sweet comment. You made my day.

  6. What a great project. I love the wonderful colors and designs with the flowers and butterflies. Great card fold too.

  7. So pretty. I love sunflowers.

  8. Oh what a beautiful and creative project! What an amazing gift.

  9. Gorgeous way to pass on a packet of
    seeds. The butterflies are
    wonderful. thanks for sharing

  10. Great how you used the envelope to hold the seed packet. The flowers and butterflies work so well in this design. tfs

  11. What a fun and fabulous card MariLynn - love how you created the pocket, and then decorated both the front of it and behind. Those butterflies are amazing