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Sat 28

Butterflies by Starlight


Can you believe it's almost July?  Jean Okimoto here with some patriotic summer celebration ideas for you today.   Stencil a simple vellum candle wrap - and fill Butterfly Favor Boxes with sweet treats for everyone.  It's quick, easy - and sure to turn any party into an event!

Memory Box Products

  • Butterfly Favor Box Die 98771
  • Swirl Butterfly Die 98894
  • Solo Stars Designer Stencil 88565
  • Star Dust Designer Stencil 88573
  • Blueberry Signature Prints - Moroccan and Dots
  • Cranberry Signature Prints - Dots, Gingham and Distressed Dots
  • Parchment Cardstock
  • Blueberry Cardstock
  • Cranberry Cardstock

Diecut Butterfly Favor Boxes and crease them along the scorelines.  Carefully snip halfway down the center of one butterfly - and halfway up the center of the other butterfly - using the scorelines as a guide. Assemble the boxes, then interlock the slotted sections.  Diecut and attach Swirl Butterfly overlays from Parchment, Cranberry and Blueberry Cardstock.

Cut a piece of vellum to fit around a battery-operated candle, plus a 1/2" overlap.  Stencil Star Show in the center with Versamark.  Emboss it with detail white powder.  Stencil and emboss Star Dust on the left side of Star Show. Clean the stencil, flip it over and stencil and emboss Star Dust on the right side of Star Show.

Get the most out of your Memory Box products and add a special touch to your summer parties, picnics and barbeques!

Thanks for visiting...hope you'll stop by again this evening for another summer project.



Where can I find the celebrate stencil?

Oh my gosh Jean, they are amazing. I love the little butterfly boxes. The vellum, is it a certain weight? I've attempted to emboss vellum, but it didn't go well. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Great job, and so easy.

Cindy -

I'm not sure which celebrate stencil you're referring to - Solo Stars 88565 and Star Dust 88573 Stencils were used for the heat-embossed design. Here's a link to our Store Finder list of Memory Box Retailers.

Blue Rose - thanks for your sweet comments! I just used some vellum I found in my stash - it's Neenah UV/ULTRA II Radiant White #02854 Sub 28 14 M. (whew!!!) Here's an embossing tip I share in my classes - hold the heat tool about 2" from the paper and carefully emboss one area before moving on to another section. It's actually faster - and more consistent - than waving the heat-tool over a larger area.

Cindy - Sorry, I forgot to attach the link. Here it is: http://memoryboxco.com/storefinder.asp

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