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Friday, April 29, 2011

Buttefly Notes

Well, it's Friday again already and my day at The Beary Scrap Design Team Challenge Blog. This is my third and 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 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.

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. 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!

Check out our current Beary Scrap Challenge-- Things with Wings-- by clicking here and enter your own project. Thanks for looking!