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« on: February 08, 2013 02:45:55 AM »

I wanted to try these out for my grandmothers birthday card, I used this tutorial:
http://www.youaremyfave.com/2012/05/08/wind-up-paper-butterflies-are-my-fave-guest-post-from-amelia/
thru trial and error I found the best way to make these work it to use 20 gauge wire, really make the loops flat and use two tiny rubber bands to help the tension.
they flutter great! I cant wait to send them!

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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2013 04:36:20 AM »

Fun! Those are really pretty!
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2013 10:07:22 AM »

I like how these butterflies flap their wings around. Yours are pretty. Did you color both sides of the wings?
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2013 10:48:24 AM »

here's a video of them flying
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0PFsnm-ljU&feature=related
I only did double sided on one of the larger ones, I am making more today that will have both sides done, and these ones i did with scrap paper, I want to bring out the prettier paper now!
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2013 05:47:02 PM »

Very nice.
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