Friday, March 5, 2010

A paper butterfly wreath

Hi there! Hope the week goes well for everyone so far... This is something that has been swimming around in my head for weeks- so glad to finally see it come to life :) I had acquired a wreath made of hay at a local market before Christmas, fully intending to make my own Holiday wreath for our front door.

One day last week, I finally got around to the wreath. I cranked and cranked all sizes of butterflies die and the butterfly punch in these neutral color combo: Naturals Ivory, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, and Kraft.

This makes me think of my friend Huey (hi, dear!!), who loves projects utilizing the Big Shot machine. Mmm... if only she is around here, we would do this together, over tea and some dainty cookies and perhaps fight over the color combo :)

Here is the whole wreath. As you can see, I stamped on some, dry embossed on some, and left some blank. The whole project is nothing more than ink, stamps and cardstock and plenty of Stampin' Dimensionals. The diameter is 13" and I probably cranked around 80 pieces of butterflies of all sizes. Layer 'em all up.

It is now hung on the dining room wall :)

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read. I hope you like it and perhaps inspire you to make your own for your house.


Recipe (all by SU!)
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Nat. Ivory, Kraft, Chocolate Chip
Stamp sets: Bella Toile, Of the Earth, Dot dot dot, A to Z
Ink: Versamark, Sahara Sand, Choc. Chip, Soft Suede
Tools: Big Shot machine, SU! Beautiful Butterflies, butterfly punch
Everything else: Pink Pirouette 1 1/4" ribbon, stampin' dimensionals


marlene said...

this is superb, liza!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous, Liza! Your patience is unlimited!

Carrie Rhoades said...

that is the most gorgeous thing, I am going to have to make one for my home! Thanks for the great idea and for sharing your talent!

TeenaBugg38 said...

Oh that is beautiful! I seen a blog post yesterday where someone had done soemthing similair but with leaves. I like this one better....butterflies just say spring!!!

Crafting Clare said...

This is absolutely stunning!