Thursday, May 15, 2008

Butterfly Lessons and Beauty Instructions

Cardstock: K&Company (BW Mira Citrus Botanical Die-Cut Glitter Thermography Paper)
Chipboard butterfly: Jenni Bowlin Studios
Patterned paper: Glitz Designs (Sublime: Wacky Stripe—used solid side)
Rhinestones: Glitz (Frosting: Blue)
Felt: Queen & Co (Felt Fusion: Hot Pink)

Organdy ribbon: Stampin’ Up!
Glitter mist: Tattered Angels (Pink Taffy)
Glitter glue: Ranger (Diamond)
Ultra-Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE): Ranger
Chipboard letters: Basic Gray (Wilma)
Stamps/ink: Inque Boutique
Pen: American Crafts (Precision)
Wire, pearl beads: SU!
Rub-ons: American Crafts (Kate); Bo-Bunny (Garden Chic)



  1. Spray with glitter mist.
  2. Sprinkle a little UTEE over and melt with heat gun.
  3. Outline with glitter glue and cover abdomen with glitter glue.
  4. Make antennae out of wire and pearl beads. Attach to the back of butterfly with double-stick tape folded over to enclose wire ends.

Ribbon Photo Corner

  1. Lay out length of ribbon and secure if necessary.
  2. Heat with heat gun. Ribbon will curl.


  1. Spray raw chipboard with Pink Taffy glitter mist.
  2. Dry with heat gun.

Journaling Block

  1. Using a light box, trace the label from the Jenni Bowlin packaging. Cut out.
  2. Use a line journaling stamp and stamp on cardstock.
  3. Lay template over journaling lines, trace, and cut out.

Assemble page as shown.

Patterned paper: Glitz Designs (Sublime: Doodly Floral, Splatter); Cherry Arte (Girl Power: All About Girls)
Felt: Queen & Co.
Rhinestones: Glitz Designs
Rub-ons: Cosmo Cricket (Elementary)

Ticket corner punch: Stampin’ Up!
Black pen: EK Success (Zig Writer)
1/8” hole punch: Fiskars
foam adhesive: The Paper Studio
color pencils: Sanford (Prismacolors)


1. Cut title out of Cherry Arte paper.

2. Punch corners of photo with ticket corner punch.

3. Place photo on Splatter paper. Freehand a frame around it and cut out (outline with a black pen first if you want). Adhere to background.

4. Adhere title to background using foam adhesive.

5. Trim rhinestone strip into 9 individual squares. Place 3 in 3 of the photo corners.

6. Cut flowers and little circles out of felt. Adhere a little grouping in fourth corner of photo. Scatter more flowers in flower border at bottom of background. Adhere the little circles to the flower centers (the flowers on the stems).

7. Use rub-ons for part of journaling and color in with color pencils and handwrite the rest, wrapping it around the photo.

Cut a butterfly out of Splatter and trace with black pen. Fill in any details you want. Adhere by title and doodle in antennas and flight trail.