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Beautiful Butterflies

Since we moved into our new Stampin’ Up! office (Australia) a few years ago, we’ve been gradually adorning our walls with Stampin’ Up!-related artwork. We started with an eye-catching Stampin’ Up! sign (our logo) that constantly changes color; we also added a couple of cabinets showcasing changing displays of Stampin’ Up! craft projects. We then created a wall of nine frames, each filled with a sheet of Designer Series Paper—it’s a great way to create an impact without going to great effort to create “art”. The hard work is already done for you in the beautiful paper designs!

More recently, with our 2013 annual training events out of the way, I finally got around to creating an art piece that I’d been assigned to. I consulted with Aaron (my manager) and ran a few ideas past him. Luckily, we had a similar vision!  Together we decided on the basic look and feel: 1) Night of Navy Cardstock to match the paintwork on the feature walls; 2) butterflies—we have such beautiful butterfly dies and punches that this seemed like an obvious choice; 3) organic—to create a look and feel of movement, bringing the butterflies to life.

Aaron purchased a large frame for the art piece, but we decided to ditch the frame altogether and worked directly on the wall—a bit of a risk, but what was the worst thing that could happen? We’d need to repaint!

I was a little intimidated by the stark wall, initially, but after adhering the first few butterflies, my fears subsided as the wall came to life. I’m pleased with the end result! What I really love are the shadows of the butterflies created by the light. But would you like to know the best thing about it? It really was easy to create! Our gorgeous dies and punches did all the hard work for me!

I used: Night of Navy Cardstock; Glue Dots; the Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly Punches; the Big Shot; the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die; and the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die.

Sophie Z.
Training Facilitator









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  • Carol Franklin

    Dec 20

    Love, love love the butterflies! Can you please tell me

  • Carol Franklin

    Dec 20

    Can you please tell me what the circles represent?

  • Jo Ann Rowe

    Dec 20

    Now this is art, Love it

  • Trish

    Dec 20

    These butterflies are beautiful. I am going to try to recreate it as a wreath for my door!

  • Mairin Conneely

    Dec 20

    To many butterflies, not my thing

  • Lisa Anne Crispi

    Dec 20

    This is just beautiful and so glad to see the entire wall of butterflies and the design.

  • Ann A

    Dec 20

    This butterfly art is absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to make one for my wall. I already have one that needs this!

  • Therese Arsenault

    Dec 20

    So beautiful!!!

  • Jayne Grenier

    Dec 20

    Wow. What a lot of work. But this is beautiful! You should be proud.

  • Colleen Johnson

    Dec 20

    I'm a fairly new demonstrator and struggling a bit (lots of people are already taken care of by a Stampin Up demonstrator) but this gave me a great starting point to make something on my own that I could demonstrate at a hostess party. This is one of the most beautiful uses of punches and dies that I have ever seen. A+!!!

  • Julie Wadlinger

    Dec 20

    I did a much much smaller version on my stamp room wall last year and it's still a joy to see every time.

  • Beverly

    Dec 20

    Beautiful,but how would your ever clean it.?

  • Lori Wikoff

    Dec 20

    How beautiful!!! Now I know what to do on my blank wall in my craft room!!! Thanks for the idea!

  • Dorothy Gunter

    Dec 20

    The butterfly is such an elegant, free spirit that can go anywhere. It is beautiful and you did an awesome job with your display. Even in a single color, it is outstanding. Great design.

  • nixa perez

    Dec 20

    love it

  • Debbie S

    Dec 20

    Stunning!

  • Casey

    Dec 20

    Love this wall!

  • Dawn Flowers

    Dec 20

    AWESOME!!!!!!!

  • Bonnie Wager

    Dec 20

    This is amazing ! What fun, what patience!

  • Kerry Willard Bray

    Dec 20

    Just gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful! G'day to all the Stampin' Up! staff and demos!

  • Carol Carriveau

    Dec 20

    Absolutely lovely - the way a few are leaving the design..,.and fabulous color!!! Thank you for sharing the pictures...wish we could see this in person!!!

  • Angela Parker

    Dec 20

    Absolutely Stunning Sophie

  • Jennifer Buchanan-Springer

    Dec 20

    WOW! That's amazing. Who knew Night of Navy could be so beautiful.

  • Sue

    Dec 20

    Stunning! I am feeling inspired!!

  • Kristine John

    Dec 20

    That is ABSOLUTELY striking. Thank you for sharing it with us!

  • Donna Jorgensen

    Dec 20

    It is absolutely beautiful !!!!

  • Pam Gonzalez

    Dec 20

    That is amazing and so creative!

  • Melissa

    Dec 20

    What kind of adhesive did you use on the wall?

  • Charlene Becker

    Dec 20

    Wow! Amazing and gorgeous!

  • Valory Degree

    Dec 20

    This is beautiful and inspiring!