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Buzzy Bee’s Butterfly Boutique by Laura Carson!

Filed under Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Fairy Garden, Giveaways, Laura Carson, Sale, Tutorials

Wow! So nice to see artwork from Laura Carson again. And such a sweet project for spring: Buzzy Bee’s Butterfly Boutique! That’s just a portion of the front doors of the boutique shown at right (see below for a wide photos of the inside of the boutique, plus farther down in the Giveaway for 2 more photos).

Laura used the 7 Inch Tall Theatre Cabinet as the structure for her boutique. And she created 2 NEW collage sheets with whimsical butterfly fairies in various sizes (plus tons of butterflies). They remind me of Art Deco flappers, with their headdresses.

Here’s some info about the artwork from Laura’s blog post:

On the front you see butterfly fairies sporting the latest fashions while bees and butterflies fly around them. The sign at the top (which you can download from Laura’s blog post!) is hanging from a new Butterfly & Honeycomb Medley that I painted and accented with new Chipboard Leafy Swirls, bees, metal and chipboard butterflies and flowers.

Beautiful work, Laura! Lucky for us, Laura provides a tutorial (and lots more photos) on her blog post. Plus here’s Laura’s supply list. And… there’s another photo (of Buzzy Bee himself!) in the Giveaway section below! (But don’t miss the new goodies & new sale between here and there!)

What else is new today?

More new things from Laura’s artwork! PLUS see that chipboard medley of honeycomb & butterlies in the center of the top row? There’s a big photo from Laura’s tutorial showing it in use below in the Giveaway!! AND: as there’s a Birds & Bees FLASH SALE, most of the new items are on sale, too!

NEW Flash Sale: Birds & Bees!

25% off on EVERYTHING in this BIG collection! Over 160 items (including most of the new items shown above)!

Note: Anything tagged clearance or clearance charms in this group is marked down to 50% off!

The sale ends FRIDAY NIGHT, May 15th at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

Here’s examples of clearance items in the sale (50% off):

Hooray for the Buzzy Bee’s Butterfly Boutique Giveaway!

There’s Mr. Bee! Beside looking proud-as-can-be, partially hidden behind some cattails; there’s another photo of him below: as a preview that you can download him from Laura’s blog post!

I love the rich golden colors (and some with metalic finishes) of the paper that Laura used in the backgrounds and on the sides of the shadowbox/cabinet. I haven’t even mentioned this beautiful new paper: Tell the Bees 6×6 Paper Pad.

In addition to those cattails and the paper pad (!), I’m including these goodies from Laura’s supply list in the Giveaway:
– BOTH of her new collage sheets!
– The NEW Small Butterflies & Dragonflies Set
– The NEW Butterfly & Honeycomb Medley (see the photo below for a close-up of this chipboard header)
12mm Resin Sunflowers (also on that close-up below)
– 3 of the Raw Brass Dragonfly Charms (see them on the photo at right, decorating the dress on display)

And 3 more things from Laura’s supplies (that are also shown in photos below — below the wide pic of the header — and all on sale!):
Butterflies & Moths Collage Sheet (Laura used some of the larger ones as wings on her fashionistas)
Honeycomb & Bees Die-Cut Chipboard Set (I spy both the honeycomb and a couple bees from this set on the front cover — including on that wide close-up pic below)
Mini Honeycomb Stencil (all over the place on background papers!)

To enter the Buzzy Bee’s Butterfly Boutique Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY Night, May 15, 2020).

And tell me: what will you make from this big group of items? And/or: what part of Laura’s tutorial is most useful to you?

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 donít 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

Oh! The Cabana Beach House Giveaway winner from the last newsletter! Drum roll, please: The winner is Jen! Please check your email for more information.

Posted by Leslie, May 14th, 2020

47 responses to “Buzzy Bee’s Butterfly Boutique by Laura Carson!”

  1. Maria B says:

    What a fun giveaway. I like the little dragonfly charms. The fairy bee collage sheets are intriguing. Thanks for inviting me to be part of this.

  2. Nadine says:

    I would do something bees as it is my daughters mascot!

  3. Ann F. says:

    I love the butterflies. Bring on summer!

  4. Awesome idea for the spring

  5. Rhonda says:

    I think the butterfly ladies would make a really cute garland.

  6. jo says:

    This is so cute! Love the bee and butterfly girls!!

  7. Laura c Lomax says:

    Love bees – maybe this time I might get lucky and win.

  8. Barbara Souza says:

    Super cute bee girl. This would be fun to create with.

  9. Toews, Kathy says:

    Could it bee any cuter?

  10. Christina Hilton says:

    Absolutely beautiful! I love the greenery!

  11. Kathryn McCartney says:

    OMG, this is just the best project idea! I have a friend who loves butterflies that, I’m sure would love for me to make this for her. Keep beeing creative!

  12. Anne W says:

    That bee is just darling. Love it.

  13. KathyS says:

    Beyond excellent on Laura’s art—particularly the metal accents.

  14. Ronda Liebert says:

    This is so beautiful. I would love to attempt something like the one Laura made.

  15. Monica Gabehart says:

    Simply love this busy bee boutique. Love the theater box!

  16. Kim Lucak says:

    Something to buzz about 😉 Love the bees and butterflies!!!

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  18. Deb Revier says:

    LOVE anything that Laura Carson does. This is no exception. Such attention to detail.

  19. Laura Norman says:

    Wonderful little shop with all the bee and butterfly goodness! Laura Carson always creates things that inspire me to make my own creations.

  20. Denise H. says:

    Awwwwe-mazing! Gives me a whole new perspective on a fairy/bee theme. Thank you!

  21. Margery McInerny says:

    What a great project to work on during these stay home-stay safe days.
    A wonderfully inspirational art piece.

  22. Jen says:

    These would be cool items for my bee journal

  23. Laural says:

    Bee-utiful artwork, loving the Bees!

  24. Sheree Gormley says:

    Love any and all by Laura Carson! Spring is in the air and her artwork and these goodies are very inspirational.

  25. Barbara Griggs says:

    Bees are so very important! I love to do artwork and jewelry featuring these little pollinators. The project is delightful, a wonderful fantasy to take us out of ourselves!

  26. Karen Mallory says:

    Gorgeous project!! Love Laura Carson’s art!

  27. I am enchanted. There are so many possible projects with this new design. And we all need a little dose of fantasy going though this pandemic!

  28. Celia Abbott says:

    love it

  29. Daylan says:

    This is beautiful, and I would make a Midsummer Night’s Dream display with it.

  30. Kee says:

    This is just magical. I love making fairy houses and this would incorporate perfectly. Thank you so much for the chance

  31. Kat Cashwell says:

    This is beautiful!!!!!

  32. Nancy E says:

    OMG! This is just absolutely enchanting!

  33. Kim R says:

    I am buzzing for joy over this fun kit from Laura! It is BEE-utiful! 🐝

  34. Diana Bittaker says:

    just what we needed to welcome spring!

  35. Marilyn Ray says:

    Absolutely love this one. Bees are one of my favorite project ideas. And I love butterflies and dragonflies.

  36. Roe says:

    What a cute project. I especially love the color pallet

  37. Dorothy Peterson says:

    Reminds me of a A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

  38. Bridget Haig says:


  39. Janet Turner says:

    Adorable. I love the butterfly fairies. I would make a shadowbox for my grand-daughter with all these beautiful supplies.

  40. Carol Slowik says:

    So sweet!! I would make something for my boss who is a beekeeper!

  41. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome! I’d make a pretty spring scene!

  42. lee Maynard says:

    I’ve no idea yet what I’d make but love the idea of the double opening box.

  43. ricki walker says:

    This is the perfect project for spring time. The detail on Laura’s piece is AMAZING!

  44. Jennie I says:

    These are so freakin’ cute! Love it.

  45. Jules says:

    I’ve been wanting to do a natural history type shadowbox, and this is definitely inspiring me to get started!

  46. Christina Gant says:

    Good morning! I would make a shadow box similar to Laura’s. Would look lovely in my daughters conservatory.
    I really liked Laura’s technique to make the ovals on her piece. Never thought of that and looks great.

  47. Amy says:

    This is so darling.