I decided to participate in this month's Crate Paper Creative Weekly Challenge: Wings.
When I first saw the challenge, I decided to create a layout using some Storyteller patterned paper and chipboard. I chose a photo from my trip to the DR Congo last fall and started making my layout with the intentions of adding some diecut butterflies...
Except, then I noticed that sweet chipboard airplane and thought how perfectly it suited my layout. And it still had wings, right?
I diecut a tag using PTI's tag sale #7 die. Look, it even says Africa on it! Perfect, right? I stamped on my cardstock background using a stamp from my new PTI Birthday Style set. I love how it has the look of drops of mist/ink, but this way I can totally control the placement.
I used the chipboard word from the Storyteller collection and added some American Crafts letter stickers to spell out "return."
I used a tag and added some yellow baker's twine and the chipboard elements.
I tucked my journaling behind my photo using another Crate Paper tag and some cardstock.
So, still wanting to participate in the Crate Paper challenge, I decided to make an Easter card using the Storyteller collection and include a butterfly this time. I stamped my sentiment using PTI's Happy Day stamp set.
I diecut two patterned paper butterflies using PTI's Beautiful Butterflies die collection, cut one of them in half and stitched them together with a zig zag stitch. A new leaf button finishes it off.
So, the tags were all cut from Crate Paper patterned paper (I really love their tag sheets!) On the second tag, I diecut the butterfly originally for my Easter card that I shared above and then liked the look of the negative diecut and decided to use it on my layout. I took the other half of that butterfly diecut and added it to the polka dotted butterfly diecut using the same technique as my Easter card. This was placed over a 1 3/4" circle that I used to cover up the large "3" on the tag. A PTI button finishes it off.
On these tags I used some PTI Love Lives Here butterfly diecuts topped with buttons. The second tag uses the negative from the butterfly in the photo above, along with a strip of patterned paper which covered up the pocket watch that was on the tag.
I wanted to create some layered butterflies using my PTI Beautiful Butterflies dies, but wanted one larger than the largest one. So I took the die, flipped it over and traced it onto the herringbone patterned paper and cut it out by hand. I layered them and stitched them together and added an Echo Park decorative brad. The sentiment stamped underneath is Mama Elephant, from the Smitten stamp set.
To create my title, I diecut my letters using my PTI Headline Alphabet dies from sweet blush cardstock. Then I stamped on each one using the coordinating stamp set and terracotta tile ink. I was pleased at how well this matched the herringbone patterned paper.
Thanks for looking!