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Butterfly Garden Kit, New Collage Sheets, Chipboard, Charms & Sale!

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New Butterfly Garden Kit

Inspired by the new Butterfly Garden papers (the kit includes 1 each of all TWELVE papers from the 6×6 pad), this kit also includes 3 beautiful metal butterflies or bees (perhaps large for charms but perfect for a page embellishments), TWO new collage sheets, and a Tall Accordion Book Letter Folder with a matching accordion book! The chipboard folder and accordion book are sized for adding the pockets on the new collage sheets (which in turn can fit ATCs).

Whew. Slowing down a bit to unpack all that: First, the Butterfly Garden 6×6 Paper Pad is a pretty group (and lots of options: from plaids to sweet florals (with bees and butterflies) and vintage ephemera) in a peach, cream and lavender palette.

Next, TWO new collage sheets (both design to coordinate with the new kit papers):
Antique ATC Pockets & Butterflies (This collage sheet includes a wide envelope and a tall “coin pocket”, both designed to fit an ATC. Plus extra butterflies, faux-vintage Dennison labels, and vintage French postcards.)
Antique Ledger ATC Pockets & Cards (Shown at left. 3 of the cards are ATC-sized. and the 2 “coin pockets” (including a new design that fits wide ATCs so an odd shape) have no backs so are meant to be attached to pages.)

The new Tall Accordion Book Letter Folder and coordinating Tall Letter Box Accordion Book are both included in the kit (and both have wide versions that are new today, too… more info on those and more chipboard coordinates are below). The Letter Folder is a scored chipboard folder, meant to hold the new Tall Accordion Book. The folder is 4″ wide x 4-3/4″ tall (and 1/4″ deep) when folded closed.

AND… the 3 metal charms: really nice pieces. I love the new Large Antique Bronze Bee Pendant (so fancy)! And the verdigris butterfly and smaller bee make a perfect combo of options for embellishing a collage with the new papers and collage sheets.

Go see the new kit for more info and more photos (plus more coordinating goodies and artwork are below).

Bees Accordion Book by Lora Mahaffey!

Design Team Member Lora Mahaffey has made a beautiful (and lively) bee-filled book with the new Wide Letter Box Accordion Book (tucked inside the new Wide Accordion Book Letter Folder)! Note: these are different than the versions in the kit: these are a wide accordion book and matching cover.

From Lora’s blog post:

I think in the insect world nothing is more drawn, photographed and generally admired than bees and butterflies.

If you’re a human, that is.

I suppose if you were a dung beetle another dung beetle would look like a supermodel.

I could have made a book on dung beetles, but I don’t think they would care. They’re pretty busy as there is a lot of shite in the world right now.

Also, they are not photogenic.

Moving on…

Ha! I enjoy Lora’s ramblings.

Be sure to visit Lora’s blog for more photos and a detailed tutorial (and to see a second project featuring butterflies!)

Check the Giveaway section below for another photo of Lora’s bee project (showing one of the metal bee charms from the kit), plus a chance to win lots of the items from the bee book supply list!

More New Products!

Just a snippet from 16 new products (!) are shown at left (and at right).

More ways to search:

brand new items added this week are here


– here are all of the items actually in the new kit


– here’s a repeat of Lora’s supply list from her Bees Accordion Book artwork shown above!

Butterflies Collage Sheets ON SALE!

It only seems fitting! ALL Butterflies Collage Sheets are on SALE at 50% off! This is a BIG group: over 30 items! (And a broad swath of themes/styles, too… really, as there are butterflies hidden in corners of many collage sheets!)

The sale ends at midnight TOMORROW NIGHT, June 3rd.

Click: FLASH SALE to see everything!

Butterfly Garden Kit Giveaway!

And that promised second photo of Lora’s artwork!

In addition to the EIGHT items already in the new kit (like the cute bee charm at right), this Giveaway includes these extras from Lora’s supply list:
Wide Letter Box Accordion Book
Wide Accordion Book Letter Folder
Antique Mini Envelope Set (Very cute! Printed envelopes with faux postage (and other designs that mimic rubber stamping or hand-decorating). White on the inside, as these are printed to look like vintage paper.)
Birds and Bees Collage Sheet
Bee Banners – Half Sheet
Bees Collage Sheet (that will make 5 collage sheets, including the 2 in the kit)

To enter the Butterfly Garden Kit Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Monday Night, June 3, 2019).

And what are you going to make?

Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via

Hey, who won the Alice Junk Journal Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Laura Callies! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, June 2nd, 2019

61 responses to “Butterfly Garden Kit, New Collage Sheets, Chipboard, Charms & Sale!”

  1. BarbMac Vt says:

    Be still my beating heart! I absolutely adore this month’s kit and today’s giveaway is breathtaking!
    If I won this I will definitely be making a memory book! So many amazing goodies to create with in this fabulous prize package! 🤞🤞🤞 is my email address just in case I win. 😁🤩😁

  2. Nancy E says:

    My girlfriend absolutely loves butterflies. It would be great to make something from this kit!

  3. Ina Good says:

    I would make a mini album on birds and butterflies great collage sheets!

  4. Lorna E. says:

    Lora’s book is gorgeous, I think I’d make a winged things book too.

  5. Diana Bittaker says:

    Just love anything you guys do with butterflies!

  6. Karen says:

    The bee collection is wonderful. I would love to be as “busy as a bee” creating this wonderful project!!! I also really like the butterfly collage sheets too!

  7. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    Love butterflies and bees. I’m not sure what I’d make maybe a mini book or cards, lots of cards.

  8. Nancy O says:

    My granddaughters would love little books about butterflies and bees.

  9. Catharine McCammon says:

    Imagine the fun I’ll have with my grandbabies “Bumblebee” and “Butterfly! LOVE this!

  10. Diane says:

    Love, love this giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  11. Carla M says:

    Love the bees and butterflies!

  12. Kat Cashwell says:

    Love these gorgeous papers !!! Would definitely make a picture album with some old photographs!!!

  13. Kathy S. says:

    It must be summer—definitely making postcards.

  14. ricki walker says:

    Bees and butterflies are definitely a great way to kick off summer crafting!

  15. Verna says:

    Welcome Summer! Who doesn’t love bees and butterflies. I adore this book and would add some small old black and white family pictures. Thanks for the giveaway and the inspiration.

  16. Judy Adamcyk says:


  17. Marilyn Ray says:

    I love bees. They are awesome to observe. This is a great giveaway. I can thing of many variations right off the top of my head.

  18. KIM says:

    What a beautiful idea.
    Would love to make it for my daughter .
    Thanks Alpha Stamps, for the opportunity to win.

  19. Jan Wilkotz says:

    I’ll make the book, adding photos, as a birthday present for a friend.

  20. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the accordion book! I’d make a mini scrapbook with some garden pics!

  21. Jo says:

    The butterfly papers are so pretty! Would love to work with these materials!

  22. Bridget Haig says:

    Bees, ladies and sunflowers. How wonderful, do many lovely summer days suddenly fill my head.

  23. Vera Collier says:

    Nothing speaks of summer gardens like bees and butterflies. I love how the colors pop against the black background.

  24. Karen Ann says:

    I wish there were more butterflies in my garden.

  25. Cherry Nowell says:

    Oh goodness how cute these are!!

  26. geri says:

    Nothing brings the warm weather in as the sight of butterflies in the flowers and garden… makes your heart sing.
    Love the accordion book… great job!

  27. jackie says:

    so summery

  28. rox says:

    Gorgeous book!. Would love to own it. I got some of the butterfly collage sheets to make by own. Love all you do.

  29. I love the card. These would be great to put in my journal

  30. GAYE MILLER says:

    I’m sure I would make a gift for my sister from this gorgeous-ness. She’s my gardening inspiration.

  31. Jen J says:

    I love all the bees! I bet Lora could have made something cool with the dung beetles too lol

  32. Christina Gant says:

    Just beautiful! Love the colors. I’d make an album and tuck my grandmother’s poems throughout for future generations.

  33. Janet Stoffel says:

    Oh this giveaway is awesome! I love bees and butterflies. I would make a bee and butterfly journal. Thanks.

  34. I have been wanting to make a garden book with an emphasis on butterflies. This book looks like it would be perfect for doing just that! I love to work with a black background.

  35. Rebecca R. says:

    I would have to make a beautiful Butterfly garden complete with those adorable bee pendants!

  36. Celia says:

    These are beautiful! I think I would make a butterfly accordion book to display with my spring fairies….

  37. Barbara A says:

    Another beautiful project. So many fun projects, so little time! Would love to make something similar.

  38. Donna Kottcamp says:

    I love this…I’m so ready for all the summer themes.

  39. I do 🐝 lieve I will make an bee accordian book🐝

  40. Karen Mallory says:

    Love this giveaway! I would make a bee journal!

  41. Laurie B says:

    I love doing accordion book projects. This bee one is fantastic!

  42. Gail S says:

    The colors in the paper are so Spring & Summer. Got to make one.

  43. Kim Lucak says:

    Love this!!! Birds, bees and flowers makes for a wonderful little garden book/journal!!!

  44. Jean Marmo says:

    Just darling! Love the idea of a garden journal!!

  45. Gina Caruso says:

    Oh, Lora I love your bee accordion book! And especially your poem to go with it, poor dung beetles, lol. If I won I would happily make my own little book and maybe add some fun quotes. I am crazy enough to save butterfly wings that I’ve found on the ground near the evil preying mantis! What a pretty book they would make, too!

  46. Bees AND butterflies are not only beautiful but essential for our survival. And they are dying off through habitat damage and pesticides and herbicides. When we in the art community shine a light on these essential pollinators, hopefully it helps raise awareness about the need for us to protect them and provide safe habitat for them when we can. That said, I’m going to act Lori’s implied challenge to make art about dung beetles…

  47. Roe says:

    Beautiful project. I especially love the collage sheet of pockets from the kit. I think a small dried flower tucked into one would be a perfect complement to the bees and butterflies

  48. Kitty Tatman says:

    Interested in making a Bee themed Santos doll and this gorgeous inspiration.

  49. Janet Turner says:

    I just made my first accordian book today and I loved it. The buterfly papers are beautiful!

  50. Lee Maynard says:

    I love this set.

  51. Carol Slowik says:

    I love this!! My boss is a beekeeper and I would LOVE to make this for her!

  52. Joan Allard says:

    Such a lovely kit. I would make a mini-journal for all my garden notes.

  53. Margaret D says:

    I love all the new chipboard things you are offering. This months kit is lovely and I love the collage papers and charms. I would make a garden book with the supplies.

  54. Patti Flasch says:

    Just in time for warm weather! I love the vintage look of these images.

  55. Lovely kit- butterflies and bees are 2 of my favorite things to work with! Would love to play with all this beautiful stuff!

  56. Rhonda S says:

    I love those ladies in the collage set.

  57. Carol Feiner says:

    It’s the bees knees!

  58. Angie M says:

    Beautiful butterflies!

  59. Cheri says:

    What a lovely kit!

  60. Anne S. says:

    I think I’d make a mini-album of summer photos.

  61. Bonnie H. says:

    Bees, butterflies, and beauty wow!!