Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Butterfly Calendar

I made this calendar for a challenge swap on one of the Yahoo swap groups I belong to.  The swap hostess sent us two brown paper envelopes and also a piece of leather and we had to come up with something from those items which had to include some stamping!

I had just bought a packet of these little calendar pads from Anita's so I decided to make use of them!  I put a piece of card into each brown envelope and then sealed them and inked around the edges with a brown ink pad.  I folder the top envelope in half and then scored it before folding it backwards to make the top part of the calendar - the other section was stuck to the base envelope.

The stamped panel was made using white card - I used some brown ink on it and then stamped with one of my oldest stamps - Old French Writing from Hero Arts.  The butterflies were die cut from a Tim Holtz die (with thanks to my good friend Sylvia!) and then overstamped with the Hero Arts stamp - the 'bodies' were drawn in with a black permanent pen.  Finally, I added some small black peel off dots to finish it.

I'd like to enter this project in the following challenges:

Stampalot Challenge - 'whatever you fancy'
Allsorts Challenge Blog - 'anything but a card'
Craft Your Passion - 'anything but a card'
Creative Craft Challenges - 'anything but a card'


  1. Love your project, the butterflies are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

  2. Beautiful Creation

    Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck!


  3. I luv what you have done Helen, wouldn't of guessed it was envelopes, very clever, luv the butterflies with the text stamped over them. Janette x

  4. what a great project for our anything but a card challenge at creative craft challenges, good luck,
    hugs sandra xxx

  5. What a brill idea. I've also got some of the calendars in preparation for another year so I may just borrow your inspiration, x

  6. How gorgeous is this Helen, I love it.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and Stampalot this month and good luck.

    B x

  7. This is gorgeous - you'd never know it was made from envelopes!

  8. This is fantastic Helen!! I wouldn't have known where to start if I'd been given that challenge! xx

    Love your new look blog!

  9. This is fantastic Helen...and a super creation too hun...

    have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

  10. Beautiful creation Helen, love the colours, butterfly and script. Have a lovely evening, hugs Heidi x

  11. Beautiful calendar Helen - love the butterflies.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  12. Very nice, thanks for sharing with us at craft your passion and good luck, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

  13. Great calendar and of course I love the butterflies ;)

    Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

    Emma xxx

  14. A fabulous calendar, Helen! Thanks for sharing it with us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

  15. oh really love this its just gorgeous great colors and image on this bless you for playing at creative craft challenge this week hugs cherylxxxxx

  16. Fabulous calendar. Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  17. What a super idea and how cleverly executed. Love the clean lines look of this.

  18. This is gorgeous, I love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge. Bev x


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Helen x


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