Today I was playing with two of my favorite items from the Occasions Mini Catalog to create chocolatey Easter treats and came up with a super cute & fun idea that I wanted to share with you…

It is a beautiful free-standing Butterfly complete with a Hersheys Chocolate Egg and she is made using the Mixed Bunch stamp set and the co-ordinating Blossom Punch, both of which you can find on pg 17 of the Occasions Mini Catalog…

I just knew that I would get emails asking me how I made her, so I have put together a free printable tutorial for you which you can find a link to below PLUS I have some yummy Blog Candy up for grabs, so please read on for the details…

Isn’t she beautiful?  And she has some friends as well…I found that there are 3 colors in this years pack of Hersheys Eggs and so I decided to match them to my ink & cardstock colors and I found 3 perfect matches – for the pink I used Melon Mambo, the blue I used Island Indigo and the green I used Garden Green…

And these beautiful Butterflies could not be more fun & cost-effective to make – each is made using just 1 stamped image using a stamp from the set Mixed Bunch which you can find on pg 17 of the Occasions Mini Catalog…

You then punch out that image using the Blossom Punch (also on pg 17) which co-ordinates perfectly with 3 of the flower stamps in this set – and then you punch out another piece from a sheet of solid cardstock for the backing…

This is what they look like before the Chocolate Egg is added – if you add that egg using removable adhesive, then they will not be damaged when the egg is removed so that your lucky recipient can keep them…

This photo also shows you what they look like from the side – they are supported by their very own built in stands which are made by making cuts into the back piece of cardstock – no fiddly bits to add – it is all in one and easy to do – and your butterflies will remain freestanding even when you add the weight of an egg!

So what supplies will you need to make your very own Butterflies?

The Mixed Bunch Stamp Set & the co-ordinating Blossom Punch – here are the images for both – if you dont have them but want to get them, HURRY – these items are currently only available through April 30th!

Click on the blue highlighted words below to view each in the online store…

125537  Mixed Bunch Clear Mount Stamp Set – $21.95

125535  Mixed Bunch Wood Mount Stamp Set – $27.95

125603  Blossom Punch – $16.95

WANT MY FREE STEP-BY-STEP PRINTABLE TUTORIAL showing you how to make your very own Mixed Bunch & Blossom Punch Chocolate Butterflies? Click HERE to find it!

I hope you enjoy making them as much as I enjoy designing themand if you have any questions just email them to me and I will be very happy to help.

Did I say BLOG CANDY?  I sure did!  Leave me a comment to let me know what you think of my Butterflies and which is your favorite color and you will be entered into a draw…

The winner will be chosen by random.org on Friday and TWO lucky winners will each win a kit to make 5 of these Butterfly Treats including the chocolate eggs!

CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR STAMPIN’ UP! ORDER ONLINE!

AND DON’T FORGET that you get Sale-a-bration freebies on your orders!

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50 thoughts on “Mixed Bunch & Blossom Punch Chocolate Butterflies…

  • March 20, 2012 at 6:25 pm
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    thank you this is so cute and great.

  • March 20, 2012 at 6:37 pm
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    Love love love these butterflies…and the clever way you created a stand for them. Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us.

  • March 20, 2012 at 7:21 pm
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    These are so cool! What a great idea! I WILL have to case these! Thanks for sharing…gonna copt tutorial now!

  • March 20, 2012 at 7:25 pm
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    These are darling and I think I have the punches and stamps to make them. Thanks for the tutorial. Thanks for giving us a head start for Easter. I love the Islannd Indigo becausei love blue.

  • March 20, 2012 at 7:37 pm
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    Hi Sarah! Oh my, these are the cutest!! I love your butterflies. Thank you for our tutorial to create these. My favorite color is the blue one, however, all three of them together is fabulous and bright and cheery. Love these!!

  • March 20, 2012 at 7:37 pm
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    Oh My This is just too cute. Think I better go buy some chocolate candies… LOL

  • March 20, 2012 at 7:48 pm
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    Oh Sarah,
    I love these little Butterflys, you are so creative!!! Pink is my favorite one but they are all adorable. :o)

  • March 20, 2012 at 8:08 pm
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    Love the colors-they remind me of a tropical island. I think I like the blue best. Can’t wait to try these.

  • March 20, 2012 at 8:17 pm
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    How clever to use the blossom to make the butterflies… great colors as well! Tks for sharing the tutorial.

  • March 20, 2012 at 8:33 pm
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    Super cute! Love the melon mambo. I think they shall adorn my Easter table.

  • March 20, 2012 at 8:36 pm
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    Love the butterflies. My favorites are the pink and blue ones. I’m making these for my granddaughter’s Easter baskets. One always gets blue things and the other pink. Thanks for sharing.

  • March 20, 2012 at 8:38 pm
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    Absolutely love these..TFS!

  • March 20, 2012 at 9:12 pm
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    These are adorable! I’m heading out to buy some eggs so I can make some for the staff at my school! They will be a perfect little treat to put in mailboxes. Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial–I can’t wait to get started!

  • March 20, 2012 at 9:15 pm
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    These are so cute! I love how you made them free standing. The Island Indigo is my favorite color and it matches the egg perfectly. Thank you for so generously making a tutorial. You are just as sweet as your cute little butterflies!

  • March 20, 2012 at 9:23 pm
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    The butterflies are adorable. Melon Mambo is definitely my favorite.

  • March 20, 2012 at 9:33 pm
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    I love all the butterflies, but the blue is my favorite and I would LOVE to win the materials to make some. Thanks for all you share on your great Blog!!!

  • March 20, 2012 at 10:04 pm
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    This is probably my most favorite project of yours so far, and I’ve been reading your blog for about six months. So impressive – this is why I love to read blogs, because I’m not very creative on my own, but I know you can do amazing things with the stampin’ up products. Thank you thank you for sharing your talent.

  • March 20, 2012 at 10:08 pm
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    These are so cute! I like the blue one. Thanks for sharing.

  • March 20, 2012 at 10:47 pm
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    These are the cutest ever!!! Clever designing.

    Favorite color?? Pink for my granddaughters; blue for the g-sons and I love the green. All of them!

  • March 20, 2012 at 11:13 pm
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    Sarah, you are a GEN-IOUS! And a very kind and thoughtful one for sharing with us, taking the time to make a gorgeous and clear tutorial. Can’t wait to try, the Hershey’s eggs are going to fly off the shelves because everyone is going to have to make these!

  • March 21, 2012 at 12:06 am
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    I just have to make some of these for my stamping group. Melon Mambo is my favorite, but they are so cute as a group.

  • March 21, 2012 at 12:07 am
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    These are so cute! I admire your creativity. Thanks for everything you share.

  • March 21, 2012 at 2:43 am
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    Super WOW – these are amazing – I am off to print off the tutorial right now. Thank you SO much for your amazing generosity at taking the time to write up and share the tutorial for FREE. You are an amazing talented & generous individual and we are super lucky readers!

  • March 21, 2012 at 2:43 am
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    p.s. definitely the blue one is my favourite!

  • March 21, 2012 at 3:41 am
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    I love the butterflies. I think I might use them on my able for Easter dinner. Thanks again.

  • March 21, 2012 at 5:09 am
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    Love these!! I like the melon mambo!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win:)

  • March 21, 2012 at 6:37 am
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    These butterflies are just too cute.

  • March 21, 2012 at 7:46 am
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    Hey Sarah – This is a wonderful idea! I’ve missed your frequent blog posts.

  • March 21, 2012 at 10:25 am
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    So cute! They will make great place setting decorations for Easter!
    The blue is georgeous! Thank you so much for sharing.

  • March 21, 2012 at 5:50 pm
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    Are you kidding me????? This is the best Easter idea so far this year and I doubt anyone will beat it.

  • March 21, 2012 at 5:59 pm
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    How adorable. I just love them, which I had seen this earlier to make some for an event this friday. My mom called me this am to tell me about hem. She was right, great idea. I’ll have to make some for this easter festivities.

  • March 21, 2012 at 6:24 pm
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    These are simply adorable! I love them all. My favorite is Island Indigo! These would make such cute place markers for Easter dinner!!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!
    ~Alicia

  • March 22, 2012 at 12:24 am
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    thank you so very much for the tutorial… this is such a darling idea… I have 2 new little girls in the family that will love this idea… thank you again for sharing the tutorial and your wonderful creativity.

  • March 22, 2012 at 5:28 am
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    Very, very cute. I have to run right out to get some eggs, so that I can make them for my granddaughters’ Sunday School classes. Thanks for sharing all of your ideas.

  • March 22, 2012 at 5:49 am
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    WOW how simply gorgeous thank you so much for sharing this project off to have a better look at your blog.

  • March 22, 2012 at 6:39 am
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    I just love these butterflies. My favorite is the green, which is my favorite color. I am planning a tea party and these will be great little treat for my guests at their place setting. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • March 22, 2012 at 8:58 am
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    These are adorable!!! I want this set and punch so badly. But would love to win the kit for now to show folks. Thanks for offering that. The other day I saw a recipe for cookies, make macaroons, but make a thumbprint in the middle so it looks like a nest, bake til the coconut is a bit toasty. Fill the thumbprint with Nutella, and put 3 small speckled candy eggs on top. That would also look cute on this if you wrapped the cookie in some plastic. Butterflies could have nests…right? lol

  • March 22, 2012 at 8:59 am
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    oops, forgot to say what my fav color was. Since the silly chocolate people didn’t do a purple one…..I will go with the blue one.

  • March 22, 2012 at 9:21 am
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    cute! cute! cute!

  • March 22, 2012 at 12:03 pm
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    Love these butterflies and the colors you’ve used. Thanks for sharing the tutorial which I’ve already printed.

  • March 22, 2012 at 3:10 pm
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    i love the creative way you used to make the butterflies.yours is the best i’ve seen!thank you for being so generous with the tutorial and blog candy.hugs

  • March 22, 2012 at 3:40 pm
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    I LOVE this idea,I made a few and can’t wait to put them on our Easter table as a little decoration at each setting! Can’t choose a color there ALL so cute.TYFS.
    Susan B.

  • March 23, 2012 at 4:20 pm
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    What a creative idea! These would look great sprinkled around the Easter table (but you must make at least one for every person, because people will want at least one!).
    As for a favorite color, I’ll have to go with Island Indigo – it’s my go-to color of the moment. Can’t get enough of it!
    Thanks for another great idea – and tutorial

  • March 24, 2012 at 9:20 am
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    Thank you very much for this cute idea!
    Lovely greetings from Germany
    Susanne

  • March 24, 2012 at 8:31 pm
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    Super cute, as always, Sarah! Blue is my favorite, every time. Too bad I am too late to enter, but wanted to tell you it was adorable anyway. Thanks for sharing your talent!

  • March 25, 2012 at 3:12 pm
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    Just love these. I was looking for a quick, cute and easy gift idea for my k4& k5 co-op home school sweeties. This is perfect! I love the Melon Mambo!! Thank you for sharing your yummy idea:-)

  • March 25, 2012 at 4:26 pm
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    where did you find the hershey eggs ? thanks for the idea

  • March 30, 2012 at 1:59 am
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    Love these butterflies. Such a clever and inspired idea. Thank you so much for sharing.

    You completely – and immediately – inspired me to make my own version using the Beautiful Butterflies die as we don’t have this punch and stamp set in the UK yet!! And no Hersheys eggs either – so I used the Lindor ones instead!! http://thecraftspa.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/easter-lindor-chocolate-egg-butterfly.html

    So again thank you Sarah – I really love this chocolate treat!!

  • April 9, 2012 at 7:08 pm
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    I’m too late for blog candy, but I wanted to tell you I love the butterflies regardless! Awesome! Love the little quilled antennae!! TFS!

  • February 23, 2015 at 6:39 pm
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    want to make these for little girl i menter. these are sooo cute thanks for sharing

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