Saturday, March 13, 2021

Spring Butterfly Treats! Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop

 I am giving you a little taste of spring in more ways than one with my butterfly treat box of butterflies!

If you are joining me from Libby's blog and the hop - Welcome!! I am Ann Krucek, from Malvern, Ohio.  We are sharing anything Easter or Spring in this hop.

If you are a regular follower of mine, you are always Welcomed!!!  I think you will enjoy seeing all of the Spring and Easter inspiration we have to share with everyone.


I made a shadow box for some chocolate butterflies that I purchased at HomeGoods.  Just like many, I am  attracted to bright shiny things!! 

 So these caught my eye and I immediately thought of making some sort of treat box using the new Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance set with these. 

I set out to make a shadow box by referring to a video that my Stampin' Up! upline, Chris Slogar of Buckeye Inklings made.  Chris does a great job of explaining how to make a shadow box in this video.  I just adapted it to my candy size and used the same scoring line measurements. 

Instead of a sleeve to wrap around the box, I made a window box top to show off those cute butterfly chocolates.  Using the Stitched So Sweetly dies I cut a long scalloped rectangle in my box top by running it through twice to elongate the opening.  I used some Tear & Tape on the back of the box top to adhere the Window Sheet piece cut to size.

While I did use one of the butterflies included in the Brilliant Wings Dies from the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, most of the embellishment on the box is from the Pierced Blooms Dies.  I used bright colors such as Lovely Lipstick, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight to make a nice cluster of flowers for the corner of the box top.  These Pierced Blooms flowers are fun to play with, there are so many different sized flowers, leaves and centers to make millions of combinations of flowers with to adorn your cards and projects!

I hope you enjoyed my Spring treat box.

I have a couple of Easter Baskets that these will get tucked into!


Up next in the hop is Jan Mussleman!


MARCH 2021


Angie McKenzie  ●  Mikaela Titheridge  ●  Alejandra Gomez

Leonie Stuart  ●  Danielle Kassing  ●  Annette Ball

Vicki Milyard  ●  AurΓ©lie Fabre  ●  Kristie Wilson

Mo Rootes  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Terry Hamilton

Deb Macdowell  ●  Narelle Fasulo  ●  Karen Henderson

  Jill Chapman  ●  Melissa Faust  ●  Susan Webster

Anne Marie Hile  ●  Chris Smith  ●  JoAnn Pollock

Cheryl Hamilton  ●  Tricia Butts  ●  Teri West

Susan Simpson  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith  ●  Lisa Mackey

Libby Fens  ●  Ann Krucek  ●  Jan Musselman

Shel Anderson  ●  Sue Allen  ●  Jo Blackman

I hope you enjoy these posts from so many talented bloggers!


As always, I am here for any questions you may have. 

 The new Annual catalog will be available to you to order from on May 4th.  

In the mean time we have the early release of the Butterfly Bouquet. 

 The Butterfly Bijou 6X6 DSP that coordinates with this Bundle is only available while supplies last until May 3rd - the bundle will be in the new catalog, however the DSP is only available with this early release.


Also coming soon is a fun Paper Pumpkin kit geared for crafting with kids.  So if you have some young ones or grandchildren who like to get creative - this maybe right up your alley.

The Paper Pumpkin Kits are all inclusive - ink, stamps, stickers and shaped mailable cards are all included in the kit along with shipping for $21.00! You can easily take and share the fun with anyone!

Please use my hostess code found in the upper right hand corner, you will receive a special little something from me personally when you do!! 

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. Cute idea and I'm sure how ever gets these lovely little box treats will love them.

  2. your treat box is adorable, Ann! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. I love how well you incorporated the butterflies

  4. Very clever! Love your treat box and the colours are perfect!

  5. One of the nicest treat boxes I have seen Ann! The bright flowers really set it all off! :)

  6. Wow! BRILLIANT idea, Ann! The treat box is amazing and so are the colors. Love everything about it. Thanks for the inspiration and for hopping with us. xx