I finally got around to making Ali Edwards butterfly collage that I have had starred/tagged since Feb. of ’08. Instead of a punch, I used one of my cuttle bug dies. To make lining them up easier, I used lined poster board. I used an array of paper for this project: magazine ads, patterned paper, old thank you notes and old cards. I even managed to get some pictures of food in there (i.e. grilled cheese, oreos, strawberries, lemons and hostess cupcakes)-so me. I really love how it turned out. Thank You Ali for all of the inspiration!
I love butterflies. There are so many great craft ideas with them too. Here are some easy or fun ideas to get you inspired:
-Use as a cupcake topper (above)
-make a collage like my blog friend Erin did – see here
-I love this butterfly mobile.
-I would love to make a mobile like this, if only I could figure out the whole balancing part of it.
-Framed in a shadow box like this is so simple, and pretty.
Right now at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, they have the most beautiful real butterflies on display in their gardens. They are huge! When their wings open up, they are bright turquoise. Beautiful.
Also, at Bath and Body they had (not sure if it is still on display) big butterfly mobiles similar to the one at PB above. Sometimes if you ask, they will sell their displays.
Or better yet, save all these ideas for a rainy day and head outside to see real butterflies. Have a lovely Spring day.