Monday, May 16, 2011

Flutterby Butterfly

Happy Monday everyone!! I have some really fun projects to share today! The Design Team over at Cheery Lynn Designs has been having a fun time creating with the most popular type of die...the butterflies! Oh yeah! We were challenged to think of some out of the box ways to use these dies and I'm sure you will find some inspiration in each and every project posted this week.

I created a set of magnets using the Exotic Butterfly Large #1, Exotic Butterfly Large #2, and Exotic Butterfly Large #3. I die cut each of the butterflies from a thin piece of chipboard (cereal boxes would work great for this) and 2 pieces of Basic Grey patterned paper for each butterfly magnet. I adhered the patterned die cuts to the front and back of the chipboard die cut using mod podge. Once dried, I added magnets to the back and pearls (that i made brown using alcohol inks) to the front. These were so super easy to create... I see another batch coming soon!

Here are close-ups of each butterfly magnet:

Cheery Lynn Designs has a bunch of brand new butterflies dies in store in different sizes, but there's also an oldie but goodie in the store!! The Dimensional Butterfly Bundles are still some of my favorite dies.

I die cut a few from Lily Bee papers and used them to embellish this birdcage along with a bunch of amazing new Petaloo flowers. I also used the largest die from the Classic Circles Nesting Die set to die cut a circle to line the bottom of the cage.

As you can see here, the amount of of dimension you get with these dies is just remarkable!

Petaloo Products used:

Canterbury Collection

Canterbury Roses x 6 Lemon (Yellow)

Canterbury Roses x 6 (Teal)

Mini Canterbury Asst. x 9 (Lemon Yellow)

Mini Canterbury Asst. x 9 (Marine Blue)

Flowering Vine Spray (Yellow)

Trumpet Vine Spray (Teal)

Devon Collection

Petites Mini Rose Clusters (Blue)

Petites Mini Rose Clusters (Yellow/Gold)

Glitter Critters Butterflies Dragonflies (Wht/Lt.Blu)

Thanks for stopping in! Have a wonderful week!!


knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

I really long the magnet butterflies. Great job. TFS

Jodi said...

Oh!!! These are fab!!! Now I NEED those dies! ;-)

Jingle said...

These are so fabulous! Thanks for your comment over on the CI blog!

Gina Lideros said...

that cage is amazing, Tanisha. So vibrant and pretty. Love all those butterflies :)

Raechelle said...

These butterflies are amazing! As is that birdcage! Wow! I am definitely inspired by your work. :)

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