Pootlers' Design Team Using Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics

May 2, 2017


I'm delighted to have been selected to be part of Pootlers' design team for the month of May. For those of you who don't know  Pootles aka Sam of Pootles Papercraft  was this year crowned British Papercraft Blogger of the year at the British Craft Awards. 


Design challenge is simple... produce one project for each week in May using whatever supplies you like but you must use the stamp set kindly provided by Sam. This month we struck lucky with the gorgeous Butterfly Basics stamp set from Stampin' Up!. See link below to get your hands on it.


Let me tell you it s anything but basic. It's gorgeous and lucky me because it was on my wish list!


So this is my first offering. This gorgeous hand bag gift bag/box which is super simple to make and a great beginners' 3D papercraft project. It has finished dimensions and an internal capacity of 6 inches x 3 inches x 3 inches so a pretty sizeable little thing.  


Details of how to make it are below with a full list of products and buying links if you fancy giving it a go. There is a video tutorial coming very soon too so why not be an early subscriber to the Crafty Little Things channel so you don't miss that. I've also added a free PDF download below of this project complete with supplies list if that's any use to you. You can find that in our website's documents page in section 1 or just click this link.


I loved making this with the tonal stamping and the vellum overlays which gave a real fabric feel to

the cardstock and also the delicate butteflies and colours made me think of French boudoir type of vibe. Enjoy making these and especially the super easy closure with no stickiness going on at all and no measuring up or positioning to worry about. What could be more simple?


There are so many ways you can change this design, I've showcased a few above. If you give it a go I'd love to see how you customise it and make it your own so please tag #craftylittlethingsuk when you post pictures to social media or Pinterest so we can find and admire your take on this simple little project.  It works just as well with a sheet of DSP as it does with cardstock.


Thanks for popping in.


Andrea x


How it's made


Take a 12x12 inch (35x35 cm) piece of Soft Sky Cardstock by Stampin' Up! Using the larger butterfly and small flower from the set, take a Soft Sky ink pad and stamp all over one side (or both sides if you like).


Score on one side at 3 and 9 inches (7.6cm and 22.9cm)


Turn the paper and score at 0.5, 1.5, 4.5, 7.5, 10.5 and 11.5 inches (1.3, 3.8, 11.4, 19, 26.7, 29.2 cm)

Fold and burnish all score lines as normal except for the two 0.5 inch lines, these should be folded back on themselves (right side to right side).


The handles


Take two strips of Very Vanila cardstock measuring 0.5 x 11 inches (3.8 x 28 cm) and two strips of Vellum the same size. Stamp the small butterfly onto the cardstock  using Soft Sky ink and then take some Tombow liquid glue and using the small applicator glue the vellum onto the cardstock.

Score each strip at each end at 1 inch (2.5cm) burnish, folding back on itself right side to right side and then glue to bag.


The label 


Get inventive with vellum ink cardstock and thread and some oval stitched framelits!


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