Friday, April 29, 2011

Butterfly Notes

Well, it's Friday again already and here I am with my last "Things with Wings" project-- this time with an insect-- and I am back to butterflies again because I just can't get enough of them! My project this week is an altered tin "Notes" holder, the perfect little container for storing handmade cards all ready to be sent out .

I used the Prima Marketing Sparkling Spring 6x6 paper pad and it is just perfect to add flitting butterflies too. I attached the paper to the front of my tin with good old Glue Dots (I prefer Zots by ThermoWeb but I also use the Glue Dots brand a lot). I have tried many different types of adhesives for putting paper on tin and found that the best thing is still glue dots. I edged all my papers with Tim Holtz Distess Ink in Vintage Photo, with the help of a finger dauber to smooth the edges and give the ink a nice soft look (a blending tool does the same thing).

To embellish the front of my tin, I created my own banner spelling "Notes" and then also made some felt flowers by cutting a small circle from felt, then starting at the outside and cutting in a spiral until I reached the middle. Then I put a large bit of hot glue in the spot I wanted and starting from the outside edge in, wound the felt round and round to create a flower, finishing off with a pearl for the center. (Aleene's Tacky Glue works great too, I just used hot glue because I was in a hurry! :)) I added felt leaves and some pearl floral centers to my flowers as well.

Here are some 3-D views of the top of the tin to show how the butterfly and flowers pop up:

And also a quick look at the inside cards-- they are just simple, without any sentiments, that way they can be used for whatever!

I have really enjoyed visiting your blogs and looking at your Things with Wings creations, I hope to see a few more before the challenge deadline on April 30 at 11:59 EST. Click here for all the details! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!


Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Ooh, love this Jamie! You're killing me with those darling felt flowers.


Anonymous said...

Jamie, this is fabulous. I love the tin and all the cards you put in it. We all need quick and handy note cards. What a great idea!


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