Craft-A-Flower: Butterfly Bush Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in Total Prizes!)

by Michelle

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Hello there, and welcome to the Craft-A-Flower: Butterfly Bush Release Blog Hop!

It's Michelle here, and today I am sharing how you can add layers to projects in a clean and simple way. Before we get started, let's take a look at the newest addition to our Craft-A-Flower collection!

Craft-A-Flower: Butterfly Bush Layering Die Set

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Ready to create a delightful nature scene? This set of nine dies will help you create the most adorable butterfly bush plant, complete with two dainty butterflies. The images are easy to layer up and would make a charming addition to your projects.

Project Inspiration: Adding Layers in a Clean and Simple Way

I started off my card by die-cutting the Craft-A-Flower: Butterfly Bush Layering Die Set from Gradient Cardstock. I used Andromeda, Deep Iris and Wisteria from the New Purple set for the flower itself. I then used all three colors from the Green Meadows set for the leaves, and Mocha from Coffee Break set for the stem.

Craft-A-Flower Butterfly Bush

They were layered up and adhered together using 2 in 1 Precision Glue. This layering die set is so easy to layer up and creates a big impact really quickly! I love it!

Next,I die cut the butterfly from Buttercream cardstock in the Summer Afternoon Gradient Cardstock Set and then also from Vellum Translucent Paper. I wanted to add a layer to the butterfly so that it looked like the wings were open. I added ink blending to the cardstock piece with Golden Sunset Crisp Dye Inks and a Mini Blending Brush.

The vellum layer was then added on top, adding a small amount of glue to its body only. This little step added so much dimension to the card!

Craft-A-Flower Butterfly Bush

To bring the card together, I added splatters to a card panel using Jet Black Ink Spray. The panel was adhered to an A2 white card base with Glue Tape. I added the leaves on top, followed by the stem. I added it so that it was hanging off the bottom of the card and trimmed off the excess with scissors.

The Butterfly Bush flower was adhered on top with Glue Tape, followed by the butterfly.

Craft-A-Flower Butterfly Bush

I stamped the sentiment from Sentiment Strips 3 Stamp Set onto white cardstock with Obsidian Pigment Ink. It was cut out using the Terrific Tags Die Set and added to the card with Instant Dimension Foam Tape.

TIP! Add a black cardstock layer behind for some added interest.

Although the card is very layered, I still think it looks clean and simple in design. I hope I have given you some inspiration on using the new Craft-A-Flower Butterfly Bush Layering Die Set. You can watch the full process video below or on YouTube. Wishing you a wonderful day!

Giveaway Prizes!

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$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/13/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/15/2022.

Blog Hop List

Craft-A-Flower Butterfly Bush

Here's a list of all the amazing designers joining the blog hop. Make sure to leave them lots of love and comment on each stop for more chances of winning our giveaway prizes! 

Altenew Card Blog

Jenny Colacicco

Cheryl Espie

Jaycee Gaspar


Terri Koszler

Nenette S. Madero

Virginia Lu

Carol Hintermeier

Nathalie DeSousa

Angela Brennan

Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.

Rosie Neustaedter

Ann Taylor

Laurie Patterson 

Sande Woodson

Amy Hill 

Linda Westfall

Natasha Davies

Susan Stagno

Daniel Diaz

Eva Bussom

Hussena Calcuttawala

Nandini Karmarkar

Nichol Spohr

Preeti Chandran

SathyaKala Sankaran

Susan Busada

~Supplies Used~

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photocentric clear stamps sentiment strips 3 stamp set
Sentiment Strips 3 Stamp Set
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Terrific Tags Die Set
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Obsidian Pigment Ink
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Jet Black Ink Spray
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Mini Blending Brush Set
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Gradient Cardstock Set – New Purple
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Gradient Cardstock Set – Coffee Break
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Gradient Cardstock Set – Green Meadows
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Vellum Translucent Paper (25 sheets/set)
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Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock…
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2 in 1 Precision Glue Pen
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Instant Dimension Foam Tape
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Crafter's Essential Micro-Tip Tweezers
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Satin Masking Tape
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Joan Bowman May 7, 2022 - 9:21 AM

Love the vellum butterfly detail!

Beth May 7, 2022 - 9:28 AM

Beautiful cards!

Natalia Ritchie May 7, 2022 - 9:33 AM

My grandmother grew beautiful lilacs on a tree in her garden. I would LOVE to make this card. You inspire me!

Kathy Witt May 7, 2022 - 9:35 AM

The new Craft a Flowers look amazing!

Laura Craighead May 7, 2022 - 9:36 AM

Love the black splatter on the card. I’ve only seen gold being used. Love it!

Carol McCready May 7, 2022 - 10:13 AM

Beautiful card. I love the new craft a flower layering set. Lilac Bushes are so beautiful; unfortunately, the blooms only last a couple of weeks; with this new set they can last all year.

Elena Evans May 7, 2022 - 10:30 AM

This is a very beautiful layering bundle.

Liz O. May 7, 2022 - 10:42 AM

A lovely set and inspiration! 🤩 This is a must have CAF set! Thanks for the inspiration and for the video Michelle.

Greta H May 7, 2022 - 10:46 AM

Beautiful new set & love your card! The double sentiment strip is wonderful!

Denise Bryant May 7, 2022 - 11:31 AM

Love this beautiful new Craft-A-Flower design! Gorgeous card by Michelle with the butterfly bush!

Sadia Ashraf May 7, 2022 - 11:34 AM

Awesome projects!

Joanne Ondulich May 7, 2022 - 11:54 AM

Such a gorgeous card. I love the simple use of the vellum wing to add interest to the butterfly. Just lovely all the way around!

Tammy Williams May 7, 2022 - 12:04 PM

I love butterflies so the butterfly bush is a favorite flower 😊

Denise Morgante May 7, 2022 - 12:06 PM

Lovely cards and dies are great.

Martha May 7, 2022 - 12:24 PM

Great die and beautiful cards!

Theresa May 7, 2022 - 12:28 PM

I really like the lilac because it is so different from all the other flower dies!

dorothyayotte May 7, 2022 - 12:40 PM

Great video; such a lovely card. I especially like your butterfly!

Lori Martin May 7, 2022 - 1:09 PM

I love this new set. It reminds me of hydrangeas!

Brenda May 7, 2022 - 1:10 PM

Love the colors and designs. Can’t wait to try it.

Rita Turkowski May 7, 2022 - 1:32 PM

The new Craft a Flowers look amazing!

Kristine Boydstun May 7, 2022 - 1:38 PM

Gorgeous card!

Yvette Williams May 7, 2022 - 2:44 PM

Nice layering set. Paper makes a difference.

Maureen R May 7, 2022 - 2:50 PM

Really Beautiful dies!!! Love all the Fabulous cards!!!

Khena Grant May 7, 2022 - 4:14 PM

So pretty. They smell nice in person too.

Vickie Davis May 7, 2022 - 5:06 PM

Such detail! Really pretty.

Laraine May 7, 2022 - 6:29 PM


Stephanie Zilmer May 7, 2022 - 7:08 PM

Beautiful card :)

Donna Walls May 7, 2022 - 8:00 PM

Lovely CAF this month. I used to have a Butterfly Bush and they are truly lovely in person and Michelle’s card is just as lovely as the real thing!

Carol May 7, 2022 - 8:14 PM

Love this die! Already made a get well card!

Linda BL May 8, 2022 - 1:44 AM

Great new set. Love lilacs and this card is gorgeous!

Marilee McKelvey May 8, 2022 - 8:46 AM

Love the die! Looks just like the Butterfly Bushes in my garden.

sharon May 8, 2022 - 8:54 AM

Absolutely beautiful.
My lilacs are all in bloom.
I can bring each one in with this die.
Love it

LAURA CASSELMAN May 8, 2022 - 9:40 AM

Another beautiful release! The butterfly in vellum looks like it’s ready to fly off the paper!

Shawn C Harcrow May 8, 2022 - 10:16 AM

Love butterfly bushes and I hope I can get this set.

Janet Ingraham’s May 8, 2022 - 10:29 AM

This craft a flower butterfly bush flower has grabbed me more than my resistance can overcome. Hugely gorgeous!

Carol M.D. May 8, 2022 - 10:38 AM

A beautiful Spring flower.

Nancy Paulin May 8, 2022 - 11:38 AM

What a beautiful card, love this die set

Nancy Wilcox May 8, 2022 - 11:59 AM

Lovely cards!

Patricia K Valker May 8, 2022 - 12:55 PM

Love this, very unique.

Avis Mullins May 8, 2022 - 1:16 PM

Love this and couldn’t resist! Already ordered! (Mother’s Day gift from my fur babies!🤣)

Debbie Miller May 8, 2022 - 1:23 PM

I love how quick, easy, and beautiful these cards turn out. Sometimes you don’t have the time to spend on one card, but this is a game changer!

Amy Cooley May 8, 2022 - 2:11 PM

Wonderful new set!

chrispecherzewski0290 May 8, 2022 - 3:38 PM

Lilacs were my mom’s fav and i love butterflies awesome die set!!!

Elizabeth Dreier May 8, 2022 - 3:40 PM

OOOOOOH! Lilacs! I love the colors, and your cards make me almost smell their enticing scent! Ah, Spring! It gives me hope! Thank you!

stacey carpenter May 8, 2022 - 4:15 PM

very beautiful cards!!

Lauryne Cunningham May 8, 2022 - 4:20 PM

What a beautiful addition to CAF!

Deb W. May 8, 2022 - 5:44 PM

Absolutely love the new die, so many options for colors and adding additional elements to make your card one of a kind.

joni52 May 8, 2022 - 5:44 PM

Love this new craft a flower

Alexandra Y May 8, 2022 - 6:00 PM

This is such a beautiful flower! I hadn’t heard of the Butterfly bush before now but it is STUNNING!

Patricia A Wood May 8, 2022 - 6:19 PM

I love lilacs

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