January 17, 2011

Butterfly Punch and Scrapbook Paper Artwork

For the past few years, when giving gifts to my nieces, I have given them a homemade gift in addition to the other gifts I give them.

After seeing so many creative blog projects with decorative punches and scrapbook paper, I decided to make some butterfly artwork for their rooms.

Butterflies have a certain significance for them and their dad so these gifts had extra-special meaning.

I used a tan frame purchased at ACMoore and a black IKEA frame. Glue Dots, a butterfly punch and various scrapbook paper to match their rooms.Using spray adhesive, I first glued scrapbook paper to the cardboard part of the frame. Then, without using a grid (how the heck does one make a grid on Excel?), I glued the butterflies.

Here are the results.

Not too shabby if I say so myself. And, fairly straight for not using a grid.

31 comments:

High Street Cottage said...

Hello, stopping by via BNOTP link party. What a pretty project. Great colors too, it turned out so well. Have a wonderful Monday, xoxo tami

michelle said...

I just adore these so!! You did a wonderful job, I love the paper you chose too, I really need to make one of these!!!

Leslie said...

wow.. that looks fantastic!!! Now, I've got all kinds of ideas running round in my head.

Boogieboard Cottage said...

I love this, you are so creative! Thank you for linking to Masterpiece Monday. Mary :O)

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

This is so pretty! You did a great job choosing the right papers to use. They have great patterns and coordinate well together.

Caroline Henley said...

OH MY GOSH I LOVE THIS!! I so want to do something like this for my little nephew!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!! Your blog is so cute!

Sugared Grapefruit said...

You always make such sweet, thoughtful gifts...I wish I was related to you ;)

Tys said...

Visiting from BNOTP MM! The butterflies made me click on your link first! Super cute! Wish I had a little girl to copy you for her room!

April said...

this is a great idea! I would be perfect in a little girls room...oh! maybe do something similar to embelish a bow board! Oh yes you got my wheels turning! hehe! I would love for you to link up to my Sew Crafty Party & Giveaway!

http://wildflowersandwhimsy.blogspot.com/2011/01/sew-crafty-saturday-adventure-date.html

Mama Swears said...

Great job! It's beautiful. :)

I'm your new follower (GFC krishackney) from the Green Mama Blog Hop, and I'd love for you to follow me back at my new blog (not Mama Needs a Nap) at Mamaswears.com! Thanks! :)

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Really gorgeous! You did a wonderful job! The colours are fantastic! Angie xo

morganmadeit said...

What a beautiful art project! And a great way to use up all of my paper scraps.

morganmadeit.net

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

VERY CUTE IDEA. THEY TURNED OUT GREAT..

Robyn's Nest said...

Great project. It would be so easy for someone to recreate using papers that coordinate with their own decor. My teen daughter's room is in lilac, black and white. I think this would look great in her room using variations on her color scheme. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great job, Carmie! I'd probably need a grid to get them straight otherwise they would be all over, as if someone startled them into flight. ; )

Jerri said...

That is so adorable! I love butterflies!

Simply Domestic said...

This is beautiful and such a great idea!!

Stephanie Holtgrefe said...

I LOVE how simple this idea is! It turned out really great too. As soon as I get some more scrapbook paper, I intend to make a version of my own. Thanks for the inspiration!

http://holtgrsl.blogspot.com/

Jess (hellowifeonline.com) said...

Such a cute idea! Thanks for posting!

Flannery Buchanan said...

so cute! looks like something you'd find in a boutique!

Flannery @ threesisterz.blogspot.com

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Great idea! If one were to use cotton batting to put the butterflies on, it would look like a specimen box of real butterflies. I love your choice of colors, too.

Dear Sweet Home said...

Love this idea AND I love butterflies. I am working on a project in my kids' bathrooms - I wonder if I could find an owl punch?

Amanda said...

I love the papers you used, it looks fab!

Elle Uy {SWITCHEROOm} said...

aww this is too cute! I love the different patterns! Would love to see them in action.

April said...

I am so glad you linked up. I remembered finding an idea I wanted to use for a bow board but could remember for the life of me till i checked my blog this morning! Bookmarking now!!!

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

Looks great! I bet your nieces loved it. Thanks for linking up at the Craft Catwalk!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

I think they turned out lovely!!! Love the idea of the butterflies punch!! Thanks for linking to Fancy This Fridays! Can't wait to see what you come up with this week!!

The Paper Princess said...

What a gorgeous project! I also love butterflies and might have to do this sometime!

I am sitting here reading thru your backposts and really enjoying your blog! I have signed on as a new follower and would love for you to join me over at Create With Joy (where my goals also include simplifying and getting rid of some of my stockpile of magazines!)

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

This turned out great! I tried to do something similar back in the summer but never could get it to turn out as cute as yours.

Splendiferous Girls said...

I love this, such a great idea..I think I might have to steel it for my daughters room...thank you for sharing..

sherry

http://splendiferousgirlsclub.blogspot.com

Home Made Modern Mom said...

Thx for the inspiration! I used this as my "craft of the week!"
http://homemademodern.blogspot.com/2012/03/craft-of-week-diy-art-with-scrapbooking.html

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