Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Butterfly Bush Release Blog Hop +Giveaway (Total of $200 prizes)

Welcome to the Craft-A-Flower: Butterfly Bush Blog Hop. I’ve got several cards to share with you today. If you’re following along on the hop you’ve come from the talented and creative Ann Taylor. If you’d like to start at the beginning of the hop, hop on over to Altenew’s Blog.

Today’s release is very versatile, as you will see with my cards.

And it’s available as part of Altenew’s Craft-A-Flower Monthly Subscription. This is a monthly subscription plan for our Craft-A-Flower die set. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in our monthly Craft-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month – at a specially discounted price! ($35.99 →$29.99)

Because you’re joining us you can be a part of the give-a-way.

Giveaway Prizes

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 04/13/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/15/2022.

My first card today is a Feel Better Soon card. Don’t we all need those these days?

For this card I started with an embossed panel that I lightly rubbed with silver Gilding Polish. Then I die cut the flower out of 3 shades of pink/purple cardstock. I colored the butterfly with Altenew Artist Markers from the Red Sunset set and colored the body with a Black Artist Marker. Because I wanted the flower to be inlaid in the embossed panel I used the largest die to cut out the flower shape from the embossed panel and then inserted the completed flower in the panel. I used foam adhesive to attach the butterfly and leaf to raise them up. Finally I added my sentiment using foam adhesive too.

My next card is a happy birthday card.

For this card I decided to use a couple different layering die flowers to go with the butterfly flower. I started with a white panel that I cut down to 4″ by 5 1/4″ and sprayed with Altenew’s Antique Silver Ink Spray. I cut out the flower with the same pink/purple cardstock that I used for my first card. For the other flowers I used the Jumbo Garden Picks Die Set. I really like this set because it makes so many flowers and there is a single die for each color of the flowers. I didn’t have the color cardstock I wanted so after I die cut the flowers I used my blending brushes and colored the layers using Altenew Crisp Die ink in reds and yellows. I did the same with the leaves. Finally I printed out my sentiment using my laser printer and silver foiled it. What do you think?

My last card was a surprise. As I was looking at the dies I thought, “this could be a Christmas tree!”

I used different shades of green cardstock to cut out the flower pieces and hand cut a piece of brown cardstock for the trunk. I added some gems for Christmas ornaments (or lights) and used a star shaped Enamel Dot from Altenew and colored it yellow with an Artist Marker. Kind of a CAS card, not a lot of detail but, it was fun to think outside the box on different ways to use this die set.

I hope you enjoyed the cards. Please leave a comment and let me know which one you liked the best. And be sure to continue on with the hop.

Altenew Card Blog

Jenny Colacicco

Cheryl Espie

Jaycee Gaspar


Terri Koszler

Nenette S. Madero

Virginia Lu

Carol Hintermeier

Nathalie DeSousa

Angela Brennan

Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.

Rosie Neustaedter

Ann Taylor

Laurie Patterson 

Sande Woodson

Amy Hill 

Linda Westfall

Natasha Davies

Susan Stagno

Daniel Diaz

Eva Bussom

Hussena Calcuttawala

Nandini Karmarkar

Nichol Spohr

Preeti Chandran

SathyaKala Sankaran

Susan Busada


  1. Carol McCready

    May 13, 2022 at 12:45 pm

    Love getting more from my supplies. Great idea to make a Christmas tree.

  2. Sue D

    May 13, 2022 at 12:06 pm

    Pretty and creative cards.

  3. Inkin' Chickie

    May 12, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    Great project shares. I like the idea to turn the cluster into a tree.

  4. Bridget N

    May 12, 2022 at 1:45 pm

    Your creativity shines through your gorgeous cards! TFS 🙂

  5. Sheri Willard

    May 12, 2022 at 6:22 am

    Thanks for sharing your lovely cards & techniques. I love that you used the flower as a Christmas tree – so clever!

  6. Gillian Smith

    May 11, 2022 at 2:21 am

    Lovely ways to use what is a versatile die – who’d have thought!!

  7. Liz O.

    May 10, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Lovely designs Laurie! What a clever idea to use the floral as a Xmas tree! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Marisela Delgado

    May 10, 2022 at 12:03 am

    Fabulous cards!

  9. Marisela Delgado

    May 9, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    So beautiful!

  10. Jeanne Rice

    May 9, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    Beautiful! Love the butterflies. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. Sandra Baggarly

    May 9, 2022 at 1:37 pm

    Thanks for sharing your unique cards!

  12. Angela Hall

    May 9, 2022 at 11:35 am

    such awesome ideas, thank you

  13. Jill Rauenhorst

    May 8, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    Love the inlayed card and the Christmas tree is definatly out of the box…nice!

  14. Denise Bryant

    May 8, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    Such pretty cards! Love the way you used the pretty butterfly bush for a Christmas tree! Fab idea!

  15. Lauryne Cunningham

    May 8, 2022 at 4:50 pm

    Beautiful cards! I love how you colored the butterfly and the Christmas tree is so pretty!

  16. Pat

    May 8, 2022 at 4:40 pm

    I love your creativity! Very pretty cards!

  17. stacey carpenter

    May 8, 2022 at 2:16 pm

    gorgeous cards!!

  18. Lynn Lohne

    May 8, 2022 at 1:20 pm

    Craft a flower is one of my crafty subscription’s. I received this in the mail yesterday & made 4 blooms BEAUTIFUL! Off to make cards with all of this blog inspiration. Very cool color choices. & Love the holiday tree!

  19. Janet Ingraham

    May 8, 2022 at 10:16 am

    Beautiful colors and then….., what a creative mind to see that Christmas tree!

  20. Shawn C Harcrow

    May 8, 2022 at 9:37 am

    Love how you thought outside the box for your Christmas tree!


    May 8, 2022 at 8:15 am

    Inlay in an embossed panel is beautiful! I’ve never seen it before.

  22. Donna L Walls

    May 7, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Very pretty and clever designs!

  23. Dorothy Ayotte

    May 7, 2022 at 6:09 pm

    Gorgeous flowers, and I love the bouquet in card #2. And of course I’m still smiling at the fun “tree”. So creative!

  24. Meghan Kennihan

    May 7, 2022 at 5:26 pm

    Beautiful butterfly bushes! LOVE the Christmas one! And great backgrounds!

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