Thursday, June 7, 2018

Birch Press Butterfly Garden Dies

I purchased the new Birch Press Butterfly Garden trio of full card die plates, recently!  I had this set of dies in my Simon Shopping cart for a while...while I thought about them.  These are beautiful dies, but a bit more than an average person like me has to spend on one set of dies.  The truth is, though, this is a set of 3 full size card dies, so the cost is warranted...but I still had to think about it for a while...and a while more!  I got them a few weeks back and finally took them out of their envelopes a couple days ago.  In less than 2 days,  I had EIGHT cards made with the three plates!!  There are SO many different ways that these three plates can be used...SO many possibilities!! 
 Here are the eight that I made...
The first one, I used all three plates in three shades of pink onto a white card.  I added a Birch Press sentiment die, along with a Simon Says Stamp sentiment stamp...

The second one, I used all three plates, die cut in white.  I adhered them to a black bottom layer underneath the three die cut layers (so the black would peek out), and added purple paint chip, die cut butterflies, filling in the last die cut layer's butterflies.  I added another Birch Press die cut sentiment...

The third one, all three plates die cut in cream color cardstock...thought it would be pretty for a wedding...
...and so I added a layered Penny Black die cut sentiment on the inside (from the retired Hooray die cut set)...

The fourth one I made while I was writing this post...LOL...I just couldn't stop!  I love black and gray, so I chose two shades of gray, and black on a white card with the Birch Press Big Thanks die...

The next one, I put used only the two top layers, one white and one cream, layered them on a cream card, and added the same Thanks as the one above, with a cream background, as well...
Here's a close up of this one...

The next one, I used just the first layer, love all the stitched detail of this layer!  I chose a piece of rainbow colored paper to put behind the layered die cuts(yes, I layered this one!), and added a fun birthday die that I recently got by Create a Smile, and sentiment stamp from Simon...
Here's a close up of this one, too...
THEN...I used all the die cut butterflies and made a couple more cards...
This first one, I used some paint chips for the five sizes of die cut butterflies.  I added a Paper Smooches sentiment stamp and added some enamel dots!  
The last, but not least is a card made with the butterflies simply left in the white cardstock from the previous die cuts, on the leftover piece of rainbow paper from the birthday card, above...
I used the You sentiment die from Birch Press...I LOVE the font and sizes of these sentiment dies!!!  I also added a part of a sentiment stamp from the same Paper Smooches stamp set as the Happy Birthday, above.  I added Tonic Jewel drops in seven colors(I LOVE these drops!!!), adhering the rainbow panel of white butterflies onto a tiny bit bigger black panel.  I DID use my fingers rubbing the wings of the butterflies and putting a tiny bit of pressure upwards, to  hand curve the butterflies a tiny bit to give them some dimension...I think the tiny details can make a simple card more fun!!  Here's a close up...

OK...I think this set of dies is well worth the investment I made...fun, easy and such pretty cards...  with 3 dies(along with some sentiment stamps and dies).... SOOOOO MUCH FUN!!  Thanks so much for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

5 comments:

  1. Love all of these cards, Lisa! Looks like you already got your money's worth!! These dies certainly do earn their way!

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  2. Now they are all on my butterfly Pinterest board! Love them all!

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  3. Buncha Beautiful Butterflies!!!

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  4. I am so impressed, Lisa! You sure did maximize your purchase! You always do amazing things with dies and this just demonstrates your versatility and eye for color and design!

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  5. Oh, wow! I just love cover dies and butterflies and together the combo is magical! So so pretty, all your different colour combo's and styles.

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa