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« on: December 30, 2008 12:57:34 AM »

When I saw this:

http://aliedwards.typepad.com/_a_/2008/02/weekend-creat-2.html

I knew I HAD to make it!







Most of the paper is from an old IKEA catalogue, some bright post-it notes, aluminum foil (heehee), junk mail, some coloured card, glitter glued paper and one coloured in with a gel pen. Hehe, the glitter glue one seems to have warped a little, I have to press it under a book or two to flatten it out, wouldn't do to have to it fly off the page! Punching the shapes out of the IKEA catalogue was a pain because the paper was so flimsy, so i just used printer paper underneath so give it more ... "body." I didn't have foam dots, so I used foam tape which I cut into itty bitty bits. Loads of fun, and perfect way to use scrap paper. I LAHV it!

I have the perfect frame for it, but the paper (A4 black card) is too small, so I will have to figure out a border that will enhance it. Will put up finished frame in a few hours  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2008 01:30:18 AM »

Ohhhh I love!  You can just pretend the warped ones are flying away  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2008 01:37:54 AM »

It's scrumptious!  The colours make me swoon!
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2008 01:55:08 AM »

i really love this have bookmarked that link as well to have a go once i have been craft supply shopping
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2008 02:16:05 AM »

That is lovely. Such a simple but clever idea. I so need to make one to hang in my bedroom.
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2008 02:18:26 AM »

luvin it
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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2008 03:40:35 AM »

Ohhhh ... I like!! Bookmarked for a rainy day :-D
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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2008 04:31:09 AM »

Easy to make yet so attractive!
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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2008 04:35:11 AM »

That is beautiful!

Can I ask what punch you used and how big the butterflies are?

I may have to raid my mum's supplies to make this  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2008 05:26:23 AM »

Thankyou soo much for the compliments! The hardest bit for me was what colours to choose  Grin

Here's the finished product, I found a cardboard "frame" thingy that I had saved from another frame and cut to size. I'm not too sure about it, maybe I'll change it:



That is beautiful!

Can I ask what punch you used and how big the butterflies are?

I may have to raid my mum's supplies to make this  Cheesy

This is the punch I used, it's by Craft Too. Since there a extra bit of pointiness to the butterfly's bottom wings, it's a pain to cut with flimsy paper. I layered printer paper underneath and they popped out might fine. Ali Edwards used a Martha Stewart punch, but I liked this one, I searched and searched for the one punch that I would love. And they have about a 2.2 wingspan. The sheet is A4 size black card.

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