Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Welcome to the Quietfire Design Butterfly Blog Flutter!

 Quietfire Design would like to introduce you to the new Butterfly Circles stamp set! 

Welcome to Day 3 of the Flutter!


Each Design Team member will be randomly choosing a winner from their list of comments, so make sure you’ve commented on each blog.{I am also choosing an additional winner- be sure to read to the end of the post}
All winners will be posted on the Quietfire Style blog on Saturday January 21st. If you are one of our lucky winners, please contact Suzanne privately with your snail mail address within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.  (Her email address is in the sidebar of the Quietfire Style blog) 
Here is our schedule:
Sunday, January 15th: Yogi  
Monday, January 16th: Suzanne
Tuesday, January 17th: Robyn   (YOU ARE HERE!) 
Wednesday, January 18th: Monica  
Thursday, January 19th: Wanda  

Just comment below and you will be eligible to win a grab bag of Quietfire Design rubber stamps valued at $50!   We will be giving away five grab bags in total and all the names will be drawn on Friday, January 20th at midnight PST, one name from each blog, so you have lots of time to enter!  Tell your friends!
The Butterfly Circles rubber stamps will remain on special at 20% off throughout the Blog Flutter! 
Happy Fluttering  and good luck!!

Here is my first project using the new Butterfly Circles.





If you did your homework, you will have made your own paper ready to create this easy kiragami box.
Keeping to my NYR use it or lose it, this box is constructed of beautiful vintage wrapping paper from my stash, with butterflies on it. I did add the flourished stamp. I made a separate square for the top and heat embossed the Quote and made the butterfly from the Butterfly/Dragonfly plate.



The box opens to reveal this refrigerator magnet, a pile of butterflies ..................

and some flutter in flight
 This butterflies were die cut from an old Spellbinder die called Bugs.


My first box looked like this:


and below is one done with



my background from the last post

this








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Here is a video to show you how to fold-forgive me in advance. It's my first instructional video and my camera file won't fit into my editing software. Where is Santa when you need him? Shout out to Leslie at  Nice Threads-camera woman.
I forgot, when you cut out the triangles, you also make 2 cuts on opposit sides from the end into the center square-the dotted lines on this photo.
                    

Leave a comment if  you need more info- and to win prizes!

My second project is another cut and fold, luminary.




Below is how they look with a tea light inside



 The punch is an EK Sucess.
You  start with an 18" square,and then cut and fold. You can decorate your paper before you fold, or fold and unfold to place images in cetain positions.

Video is for another day. I'm open to suggestions for cameras. Leave a comment.

Everyone who leaves a comment will be entered in the Quietfire prize drawing and also I will be giving away the first project- the box, to one commenter on this blog.


Thanks for looking and I hope you will post your creations made with Quietfire rubber!



86 comments:

  1. What gorgeous and exquisite projects you have made - you are just gifted with talent and creativity! I am definitely going to watch your video.
    p.s. I'm a Carolina gal too!
    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  2. I recognize those luminaries! How beautiful they are with the butterflies. What talent you have!
    -Sara

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  3. The luminaries are fabulous!!!! Great projects and so beautiful done with butterflies and those wonderful quotes!!

    Therese
    www.tmalakart.blogspot.com

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  4. These are all so beautiful...when I got down to the luminaries, I just went 'ahhhhhhhh'! Gorgeous.

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  5. Such beautiful projects and all so different on the theme of butterflies. I love the magnet idea as well as the boxes, and the luminaries....everything really!

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  6. Wow the boxes are gorgeous and luminary is spectacular.

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  7. Wow I loved your butterfly box especially making it into a mobile...The new circle stamps are yummy!!Enjoy the hop and your blog. Hugs,Ina Good

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  8. These are so beautiful! I just love anything that lights up my life and these do that1

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  9. The luminaries are fab and the projects wonderful.

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  10. I love your work! The butterflies, the lumineiries........it all looks so impressive!

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  11. Great job on your first video Robyn! So easy to follow too. Looking forward to seeing how you fold the luminaries as these are so pretty too.

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  12. both projects are fabulous. You out did yourself. Nice touch with the butterflies hanging from the lid when being opened. Luminaire is lovely.
    The video for being a first is not too shabby. Well done.
    That's one of the reasons I haven't made any yet, the size of the file for editing, I have enough problems just editing pics sometimes...

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  13. Interesting projects. You don't really need to cut out the triangles in the box project--it just makes it a little less bulky. The heavier the paper you are using the more you need to do that. You can make similar boxes using old greeting cards (but they are not as elegant because you don't cover the inside of the box as these folds do). I like what you have done with the decorated papers (selecting or creating) to make them fit with the project. Your projects make me think or ways to use them!

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  14. love them...I remember trying to fold the luminaria with you in PA - it was a wonderful evening folding paper (laughing alot on my account), drumming and walking the labyrinth...thanks for sharing and reinvigorating me!

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  15. oh how cute! u do such pretty work always...folding paper brings back memories for sure...ty so much for sharing

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  16. This is such a fun post! It´s motivating me to make some art...I love the boxes and the circle stamp!

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  17. Not sure I could do anything like this as I have about 5 left thumbs when it comes to cutting, folding pasting, etc., but they sure look beautiful. I am sure this is helping a lot of people along the way. Keep up the good works.

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  18. Your projects are lovely and nice use of the butterfly stamps and dies.

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  19. Your work is so inspirational. After watching the video on box making, I sure wish you'd do one on the luminaries. I thought I had 5 left thumbs, too. But your directions were simple and straight forward with the boxes and I would like to learn how to make luminaries...

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  20. Simply awesome projects!!! Thanks too for the video...sure helps!
    Jan

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  21. Beautiful work Robyn, can't wait for the luminary tutorial :)
    Sally

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  22. OMG These projects are awesomely gorgeous.

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  23. Great boxes and luminaries especially when lit up! Thanks for the video too.

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  24. Amazing work, Robyn. I love the luminaries--what a great boost that gives those gorgeous stamps. Oh, for the video fitting your computer or whatever, have you looked at freeware for this? Just google freeware video editor and you should find something that would work. I use a Mac, so I just use the iMovie with mine, but you should be able to find some for Windows whatever version you're using. You also might want to search freeware video converters--many times they can compress your video(s) to the right size.

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  25. the luminaries are beautiful. such creativity. Butterflies are so beautiful. love both of your projects.
    Caroline King
    Minnetonka, MN

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  26. Wow! These are phenomenal! I can't get over that they are made of paper and ingenuity. So beautiful!

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  27. You made some really beautiful projects!! I really love the luminary!!

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  28. Wow These are all Just stunning! The butterfly stamps are awesome. Your projects are now on my to do list for 2012. Thanks so much for all the time you spend making these projects and sharing them with all of us! you are very talented & I look forward to each of your posts!
    P.S.The Butterflies make me long for spring!

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  29. I can see some paper folding coming on! Thanks for sharing the steps and inspiring me. I love the aged/vintage top to the box and the lovely sparkle of color from the butterfly.

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  30. dot in hendersonvilleJanuary 17, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    Robyn--first time I have seen your blog and realize I have been missing alot. Gorgeous boxes that make me want to pull out the papers and get back to doing this.
    Thank you so much for sharing.

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  31. Impressive.Love your work. Hanging butterflies from the bottom is neat. Will try and follow the folding from the video - well done. Thank you.

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  32. Those luminaries are wonderful -- I am definitely going to try them. Thanks for the amazing inspiration!

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  33. The box with the hanging butterfly is incredible.

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  34. WOW! And THANK YOU SO MUCH for mentioning this blog hop to cyberscribes. I have often admired the Quietfire stamps and promptly told myself if you would pull out your pens and inks and practice, you wouldn't "need" word stamps. LOVE that box, especially the dangling butterflies. Your luminaries are beautiful. You got me thinking about my friend, Shirley, who passed away almost a year ago. She did amazing things with folding paper. Thank you for sharing and enlightening and some misty memories.

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  35. Can't wait for your video on the luminaries!! I need a refresher. I remember how much fun we had at your Summer Solstice party, learning to make them and cracking wintergreen lifesavers between our teeth to see how they spark.

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  36. Fabulous projects - I love them both and will certainly try making a box or two, thanks. As for the luminary - it is stunning but where do you find paper at 18" square? Gift Wrap maybe?

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  37. You really covered the flutterbys' versatility... loved the boxes with loose and hanging butterflies... REALLY loved the the luminaries... I'm not great at "folding" projects but will definitely give that a try. They'd make great gifts to very special friends!

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  38. Great projects. Thanks for showing them off. I love butterflies!

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  39. Lovely Robyn! Brings back memories of Sally Palmer's class at Pendle Hill.

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  40. I love both your projects but that luminaria is so gorgeous! I am a candle fan, so I will be watching for your tutorial on how to make it. I got great videos of my granddaughter with the movie setting on a lumix camera, but I really love my Canon.

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  41. Wow!!! The boxes are great, neat to have the butterflies hanging from the lid. I absolutely LOVE your luminaries!!! Can't wait to see the video. Sorry, I have no suggestions for you- that is an area I know nothing about.

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  42. Your butterfly box is gorgeous. I enjoyed your How-to video. I've done this fold before and you made it look easy. Good job on the video. Carmen G.

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  43. Everything is just gorgeous! The luminaries are stunning and must have taken so much time to create! I know where I'll be coming when I need inspiration!

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  44. I love the butterflies! I've made cranes like that before but butterflies like yours would be lovely! The luminaries are gorgeous! Thanks for the video. That certainly aids my kind of learning :)

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  45. This is fun seeing all the great projects with the QuietFire stamps. The techniques and details are so very helpful I could only hope to do anything close to your example. Thank you!

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  46. Oh wow! Am so loving this new set by Quietfire, really awesome! And I like ever one of your creations, the last luminary looks so very gorgeous with the tea light lit! Great job :)

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  47. I absolutely love the luminaries! I have to do one now. TFS!

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  48. what awesome projects you have made Robyn!! I love them all!

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  49. Absolutely love the projects! cindy b

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  50. i just love the contents of the litttle box when they are hanging down. great job. thanks also for the video. very cute luminaries, too.

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  51. Ooh! I remember this luminary design from Pendle Hill and have been thinking about incorporating it into the creativity work I do now. Thank you for the gorgeous photos of them all lit up. You have inspired me.

    The second box is quite incredible, too, with its 3D butterfly and butterfly mobile as well. Very tactile and appealing. Thank you Robyn!

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  52. I love the project...thank you for posting ...I will want to attempt the star luminary. It's amazing!
    Gigi

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  53. I loved both projects. You box was especially beautiful. I can't wait to try out your ideas show for the luminaries! Thanks!

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  54. What incredible ideas. I'm glad I found your blog.

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  55. Beautiful projects! I especially like the luminaries - gorgeous!

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  56. Thank you for sharing ...these projects are wonderful
    Maryella

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  57. Thanks for sharing these beautiful things that brought me inspiration reminding me to be my own creative self.

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  58. Both projects are wonderful, Robyn!!! I'm looking forward to the video on the second one... love the shape of it!!!!

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  59. Your beautiful projects blew me away!! Wow!

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  60. Amazing luminaries and absolutley fitting with the butterflies

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  61. You have done an amazing job with your projects. I love the luminaries especially. Thank you for sharing!!
    Cheers,
    Jane

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  62. I can't wait for the luminaire video! I'd love to make those. So beautiful! I love your butterfly box(es) as well, and I appreciate the details about making a mark with a pencil instead of foldng, so the bottom of the box is without the creases from the folds. Thanks for sharing! :-)

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  63. these are gorgy girl! luv luv that you show me how to do things...really wonderful! luv!

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  64. Your projects are amazing. I totally love the candle holders. Beautiful work.

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  65. Your work is both innovative and skillful -- a perfect combo. The folded papers are delighful showcases for the butterflies.
    Take Joy, Marlene

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  66. Wonderful and creative projects! Love 'em!

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  67. Wow! What beautiful creations. I love them both and the hanging butterflies are great. And I'd love to learn to make the luminaries. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents.

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  68. wow -- what can one say -- amazing, beautiful,creative -- just loved it!!!

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  69. Lovely projects! I enjoyed them so much.

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  70. What beautiful projects. You are so creative!

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  71. I am thrilled with the luminaries in particular. They are exquisite.

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  72. Such pretty projects! I would like to make the luminaries for my patio this spring!

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  73. I cannot believe these two projects! Absolutely outstanding in every way. Thanks for video & instructions! Nelda

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  74. For a first video, you did a stellar job. I have made that box, but your instructions gave me a couple of helpful hints that will make it even easier and the result better. I also liked that you showed a picture of the lines drawn go the creases were easier to see. Smart thing to do. I LOVE the lumanary. THe EK butterfly punch looks exceptional with the light shining through--now I have an additional way to use that punch. Looking forward to the video instruction for the luminary. Thanks so much for your sharing these lovely projects.

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  75. The luminaries are beautiful! I'm curous what kind of paper you used. These are wonderful projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  76. Excellent projects. I love the inspiration.

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  77. Will most certainly have to do this one!

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  78. WOW what gorgeous projects you've made. I am so impressed. Thank you for sharing and the tutorial.

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  79. I love your creative ways of using the stamps and dies. Very lovely.

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  80. Robyn-----This is fabulous!!!! I think maybe I can do the box!!!!! I am famous because we live on the same street!! Sissy

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  81. It's outstanding specially the luminary art with a light inside.Hopefully my next stop at your blog I can read the steps on how to do that thing.Anyway thank you so much for posting It makes me eager to learned more from you.Inkjet Paper

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  82. Wow These are all Just stunning! The butterfly stamps are awesome. Your projects are now on my to do list for 2012. Thanks so much for all the time you spend making these projects and sharing them with all of us! you are very talented & I look forward to each of your posts! P.S.The Butterflies make me long for spring!

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