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Butterfly Wishes to End Hate: Giveaway for Giving Back!

Just popping in to remind you all that butterflies for the Butterfly Project are due to us on or before September, 15th 2009. I also have a wonderful gift to share with several lucky participants.

Former Craft Critique reporter Jessica Diedrich reached out to us as soon as the Butterfly project idea was posted and wanted to help. She has 3 copies of a beautiful new stamp set she designed to giveaway to our participants.

Please help us thank Jessica by visiting her blog and The Greeting Farm.

We now bring you Jessica Diedrich…


When I saw the Butterfly Project posted on Craft Critique, I couldn’t wait to join the cause. Anyone who’s been to my blog knows that I LOVE my butterflies, but also, as a close relative of two family members that have been the victims of hate, I knew that this was my call to action.

This all couldn’t have happened at a more coincidental time…or shall I say, perhaps it’s NOT coincidence, that my first stamp set that I designed, Butterfly Wishes, was released through The Greeting Farm. This stamp set means the world to me and so does this cause.

Therefore, I would love to give a little back to all of you who are so influential in helping to end hate by making such a beautiful tribute to the Holocaust Memorial.

I will be giving away THREE of my new Butterfly Wishes stamp sets throughout the duration of this project in the hopes that we can reach the goal and also because life is always more beautiful when there are butterflies fluttering around in it!

Here is how you can be entered to WIN this set:

Visit THIS post and read about how you can help The Butterfly Project. Then come back to THIS POST to leave a comment with a link to your Project.

I will give away one Butterfly Wishes stamp set on July 20th, August 15th, and September 15th (the deadline for the entries), to any participant who has created and sent in (on their honor) a butterfly to Craft Critique to help reach their goal.

You can leave a link to your project on your blog, SCS, Papercraft Planet, or any public accessible website. Just be sure to leave a comment ON THIS POST with a link to your project to be entered into the drawing.

All entries must be submitted by 11:59pm CST on the day before each drawing.

Good luck and thank you to ALL who participate in this extremely worthy cause.

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Kid-Friendly Butterfly Crafts

Reported by Kristine Fowler

Although this isn’t a tutorial, I thought I would share a couple of butterflies that my 7-year old daughter made at school this year. It just so happened that I came across them when I was sorting through the piles of artwork that came home with her in June (I know, I’m a bit behind!).


The one on the top left is made with paint – and since the coloring pattern looks symmetrical I would guess they added paint to one wing of the butterfly, then folded the paper in half. The body of the insect is simply cut with paper and glued on top, once the paint was dry of course.

Now the second one…this was made using tissue paper. Actually it is small squares of tissue bunched around the end of a pencil, dipped in glue and placed atop a butterfly shaped base page. As I recall from my primary school days, this was probably one of the funnest art class projects. I always enjoyed it! For kids, tissue paper is a great medium, since it has a nice, delicate texture that children find easy to rip or cut. I scoured the net in search of instructions for this particular craft and found lots of links for tissue paper collaging, but none for this tecnique specifically. If you do search, and manage to find a link or two, be sure to post it in the comments section so that everyone will know what I’m talking about.

Now go! Get your kids involved in the Butterfly Project – they’ll have a blast! And be sure to send your butterflies to us here at Craft Critique so we can pass them along to the Holocaust Museum of Houston for the Butterfly Project. You can find the mailing details, as well as the information about the Butterfly Project in this post from July 1.
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The Butterfly Project

by Taylor Usry

I cannot possibly put the details of this project more eloquently than Sarah did in her first post. She brought tears to my eyes! And I have shouted it as loud as I can to everyone I know, for this is truly a wonderful project that everyone, young or old, can be involved in. My almost 4 year old is hard at work with construction paper and scissors, but she won’t let me “see” hers yet – she says they aren’t ready, lol.


As for me, here’s what I have done so far. I used the butterfly from Au Naturale by Lizzie Anne Designs and colored each one with Copics. I also used the largest butterfly I had to stamp a sheet of butterflies by Inkadinkado (Garden Delight set). Now I just have to cut them all out! An easy thing to do while I’m sitting around watching TV.

So grab all of those butterfly stamps you have and make some sheets of beautiful butterflies!!

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