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Butterfly Garden Journal, Confection Papers & Fairy Garden Sale!

Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Butterfly Garden Kit, Fairy Garden, Kristin Batsel

Serene. That’s what word came to mind when I saw this beautiful journal made by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel using the Butterfly Garden Kit (and the Wide Letter Box Book turned sideways as wrap-around book covers).

And I’m with Kristin: we are having a heat advisory here this weekend so we kinda skipped spring and dove into summer too early… but it feels all calm and cool looking at Kirstin’s Butterfly Garden Journal!

Here’s a bit from Kristin’s blog post to start:

The new June kit features the Butterfly Garden 6×6 Paper Pad. It’s perfect for spring, even though we seemed to have jumped right on into summer where I live. In any case, I decided to take the Wide Letter Box Book provided and make a sort of junk journal. Don’t you just love that bee? It’s actually a pendant, but I think it looks great as a charm.

It was fun to mix and match the papers from the 6×6 pad to make the inside and outside of the cover. I altered the Box Book a bit by cutting the spine down by half, as I wanted a bit of a smaller journal. Leaving the spine its full size would make quite a chunky book. My binding rings are only 3/4″, so a little trimming was necessary.

The pages of the book were bound with a Zutter BindItAll. After the wire bindings were done, I threaded a couple of rubber bands through the wires and slid them onto the spine. If I ever want to change the contents of the interior, it’ll be easy to remove this insert.

So clever using rubber bands!

Here’s a link to all of Kristin’s supplies. And check below for a photo showing 4 more of the inside pages (and a chance to win ALL the supplies)! AND don’t miss the new goodies and new sale between here and there!

New & Back in Stock Goodies!

So many new things to mention today, they’re not all covered in the previews below! Click here to see all 20 of them!

Oooh… NEW Confection Sweet Treats 12×12 Collection Kit with teeny tiny prints! And I love those new Fairy Garden Charms (especially the dragonflies)! Keep reading as there’s a FLASH SALE on the ALL Fairy Garden Charms!

ALL Fairy Garden Charms ON SALE!

As you can see, this is a jumble of mixed items: from insects (butterflies, bees & dragonflies) to fairy tale wands to actual fairies. This is a 30% off sale on a big section: Over 30 options… including the highlights below (and lots of the new goodies above and that lovely big bee in Kristin’s project)!

The sale ends at midnight on Monday night, June 10th. Click: FLASH SALE to see everything!

Serene Journal for Late Spring Giveaway!

So sweet! All those pink-hued ladies from the Easter Bonnets Collage Sheet work perfectly with the papers in Kristin’s Butterfly Garden Journal!

Today’s Giveaway includes ALL the supplies in Kristin’s project! That’s a little deceptive, as the June Kit already has the 6×6 papers and that lovely big filigree bee (on the front cover flap). But the Giveaway also includes the Wide Letter Box Book and Easter Bonnets Collage Sheet (only 3 items if you count the kit as one item, but that just about covers everything in Kristin’s project).

Note: if an item is duplicated in the Butterfly Garden Kit (included in the Giveaway) and also listed separately in the supply list, I’m just including one of those items.

HOWEVER, I am including a bonus:
– One of the Antique Mini Envelope Sets (nice small sizes of pre-made (and decorated) envelopes you could bind into your own journal)
and (for more pink paper options):
Attic Charm Foyer Scrapbook Paper
Always & Forever Love Clippings Scrapbook Paper

To enter the Serene Journal for Late Spring 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 10, 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 Tabbed Book & Butterflies Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Nadine! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, June 9th, 2019

45 responses to “Butterfly Garden Journal, Confection Papers & Fairy Garden Sale!”

  1. Janet Van says:

    I would love to make this for my mother. She loves butterflies and vintage stuff.

  2. Jo says:

    Love the miniature books! And the butterflies and bugs!! So cute!

  3. ricki walker says:

    This set is a beautiful start to a journal for summer!

  4. Kathy Toews says:

    Its gotta be ‘garden’ theme….its summer time!

  5. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    Absolutely love the journal. What a fun idea and would be so useful to keep “secret” things in.

  6. Barbara A says:

    What a lovely journal. Would make a great gift for my granddaughter.

  7. Vera Collier says:

    I love the serene journal. Wouldn’t it be fun to incorporate photo copies of vintage, family recipe cards and use it as a bridal shower gift.

  8. Laurie B says:

    I think I would make a dream journal. The butterfly one is beautiful!

  9. I love the journal. I would try to make one like this one

  10. Ina Good says:

    I would love to do a fairy book Kirsten’s is lovely! I have some fairy stamps that would be nice to make book with also plus other goodies!

  11. Janeace Liles says:

    I love this beautiful paper and colors. The wide letter box book leaves the open for all kinds of projects! Just found you ladies and love what you are offering.

  12. Linda Streppa says:

    My grand-daughter’s last day of school was yesterday and she is thrilled I ordered The Butterfly Garden Kit so we can have some ‘fun’ crafting time together; she loves, loves butterflies and got interested in journaling when I made her a journal as a gift for last Christmas.

  13. Andrea Pretlow says:

    Lovely, such contentment to the eyes!

  14. Amy says:

    I would love to make a butterfly and bird journal for mornings with my coffee in the gardens…

  15. Lorna E. says:

    Lovely book! I would love to do a summer memories project, include some family photos and trinkets.

  16. Kathy Anderson says:

    I would Bee very happy to win this one! Love, love, love vintage and this would make a great gift for sisters in law!

  17. Gabrielle Schmidt says:

    I would like to make a moving fairy journal, as I am in the process of moving at the moment.

  18. Samantha Stevens says:

    That is so pretty!! My Mom loved butterflies, so I would probably use it to write some of my favorite memories of my Mom!

  19. Laural says:

    My daughter is getting married. this would be a lovely gift from Mom to Daughter..

  20. Jan Wilkotz says:

    A birthday journal with photos!

  21. Sandie Locklin says:

    Love making journals and mini albums would love to add this to my collection. Thanks for all your wonderful stuff.

  22. M. C. Sparks says:

    I love journals like this. Would love to try!

  23. jackie says:

    that binding is great I’ll definitely be doing that

  24. Kat Cashwell says:

    This would be perfect for the old tin of old family pictures I found from at least the 1920-1930’s!!! Love it!

  25. Catharine McCammon says:

    What fun making a butterfly journal with my grandbabies!

  26. Karen Mallory says:

    I love that bee! I would make a journal for thoughts on summer!

  27. Kathy S. says:

    Just noticed the pumpkin pie slice. That needs to be on everything going forward.

  28. Bridget Haig says:

    How pretty, I like how the ring binder is attached to the cover, not to mention the lovely ladies and the butterflies. Also the red labels remind me of old slide labels.

  29. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful ideas for a summer journal! It would be a great project to collect some summer recipes and put them in the journal! I am thinking of the bowls of cherries I am about to go pick today from the tree in my front yard!

  30. Janet Turner says:

    What a lovely project. I would love to make a journal for my grand-daughters birthday gift.

  31. Kathe Deck says:

    so many beautiful things, the project, the giveaway, the charms! I need to get some of the projects-in-progress around here completed so I can get started on some new ones!

  32. Luanne Shearer says:

    This is a lovely little project. It would be so much fun to make.

  33. BarbMac Vt says:

    Breathtaking is another word for Kristin’s lovely journal! I would trade my right hand for today’s prize package! I would make a dragonfly journal for a dear friend who just lost her 10 year old best friend! I would add in some pages for photos also!
    Thank you for the chance to help someone who is grieving deeply! 🤞she has one more 😇 watching over her.

  34. Celia says:

    Very nice!

  35. KIM says:

    What wonderful journal idea.
    Would be fun to stay inside and make when it’s too hot this summer

  36. Kim Lucak says:

    So fun!!!! Love the bees, dragonflies and Easter bonnets…a journal would be exciting to make 🙂

  37. Thalia Kottke says:

    That letter box book would make a great place to store the ATC’s I’ve gptten from swapping.

  38. Roe says:

    I love making journals and things that you can tuck other things into. This will be perfect

  39. Lee Maynard says:

    Never would have thought to thread elastics through the ring binding. What a great idea.

  40. Nancy E says:

    Mini books and envelopes, count me in!

  41. Your artists’ work keeps getting better and better. What a great bunch of talented artists. I could use this for my collages…send!!

  42. Rhonda S says:

    Such a sweet gift to make someone.

  43. Malinda R. says:

    This album would be great for my grandkids trip to the butterfly garden!

  44. Michelle says:

    This is so pretty! I would love to try making a journal!