Monday, May 12, 2014

Butterfly Love

I had such a wonderful weekend visiting my daughter in Wichita!  I so wish we lived in the same city.  I wish she lived next door, although she might like to live a little further away!  I promise Lauren - I wouldn't bother you...much... 

We had such lovely weather this weekend.  Is it time for butterflies yet?  I've always been fascinated when they come flitting by.  We never have very many around the house, maybe we need to plant different things to attract them.  I might not always be able to see butterflies outside, but I can always create with them.  I love vintage butterflies.  If you like this one, you can dowload it below.

How about quick and easy packaging?   This will only take you about 5 minutes, but I think someone would still be impressed with this vivid butterfly!  Here are some of the things I used:

I love the pretty kraft treat bag (just one of 4 designs from my store)  and the tiny punch (Petite Curly Label Punch).

I stamped it with one of the hearts from the Language of Love stamp set.  

No need to glue the doily - just wrap it with washi tape.  Be sure to make the washi a little longer than the fold over of the doily on the back - that way it will hold it down.  

Another tip:  Stick a piece of cardstock inside when you wrap and tie the twine.  That way the bag won't bunch and it's easier to make the twine tight.

I also created a card using the same butterfly.  You wouldn't think a green butterfly would be that versatile, but amazingly it goes with lots of things!   If you would like to download a copy of the butterfly, click HERE.

Have a wonderful week!


  1. Such a gorgeous bag! I love it!

  2. Gorgeous bag and beautiful Butterfly Lori. I have not seen any butterflies here for several years...Loz

  3. This is such a pretty bag summery. I understand your wishes re your darling daughter. I so wish mine was not one and a half hours drive away especially now Daisy is around! Hugs xx

  4. hi Lori, this is soooo beautiful :) added your blog to my blog list as your creations are so beautiful ♥

  5. I had to leave my gorgeous butterfly bush when we moved and now I am encouraged to buy another after seeing your vibrant and wonderful butterfly here. Thank you SO very much for the free download. I will definitely use this!! Your card and wrappings are both sensational.
    Lisa x

  6. Gorgeous little bag and card! The butterfly is perfect!

  7. gorgeous project. Love the bag idea!!

  8. So glad you had a wonderful weekend visiting your daughter! Your little bag and card are so pretty with the gorgeous butterfly! I always forget to use my washi tape! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Have a great week!:-)

  9. How lovely that you were able to enjoy your weekend with family and lovely weather.

    What a pretty piece of packaging.

    Toni xx

  10. Just gorgeous and so delightful with the butterfly. Thanks for the tip.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  11. Hey, I was OK with being next door. Do you think that estate is still for sale?

  12. Some of the most simple projects are the prettiest! I think the green matches so well with everything because it is Mother Nature's color. Thank you for the beautiful butterfly. You're so sweet :)


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