Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Selena Layout: Ribbon Butterflies

Good morning crafty friends,
Today I am sharing a layout I created for my other niece who recently graduated from High School. Her name is Selena. She is another young girl who is as beautiful inside as she is outside. She loves the Lord and strives to be a good

Completed layout

Closeup of the scalloped ribbon mat.

Closer view of the scalloped ribbon mat.

Closer view of the “ribbon butterflies”.
I also added some butterflies I punched out from two different MS punches.

 Another closer view of the ribbon butterflies.
You can also see one of the photo corners.
This was created by using one of the MS corner punch and trimming it out.

How To Create The Ribbon Butterfly-Dragon Fly.

I started with ribbon and cinched it together in the middle with my white thread.

Cut some lightweight chipboard-heavy cardstock in the shape of a body.

Adhered the wings to the body.

Used wire and a larger button for the head. 
Threaded the wire through and then curled the ends to resemble the antennae

Finally I used some additional buttons in graduated sizes for the body length. 
After I adhered the buttons to the body, I trimmed the excess cardstock so that
the body base wouldn't show.  Very quick and easy :-)

I used the following products to complete this layout.
PCW Layout Set 613 Cutting Files (Coming Soon)
DCWV: Blossom Song Stack

American Crafts Buttons
Misc. Wire
Misc. Pearl Gems
MS Corner Punch and Two Butterfly Punches
White and Soft Pink Cardstock

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Now For The Winners of The Gears Cutting File Set
There were 58 Comments so I decided to pick TWO.

eej713 said...
Great card, cards for men are always hard. Did you get the brads that looked like screws or did you make the indentations?
frogquilter said...

Such a perfect Dad card!

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Clare D. said...

What a beautiful SVG! thanks for the free file!

MomInTraining3 said...

Congrats to the winners :0)

Michelle said...

This is a beautiful layout Melin and congratulations to your beautiful niece on her graduation. Thanks so much for the wonderful freebie too.

Michelle E xx

Penny Duncan said...

That is a GORGEOUS layout!!! Your bow butterflies are ADORABLE!!!!! I know your niece loved that page!!!!!!!

eej713 said...

Your little button butterfly is really cute.

I'm also thrilled that I won one of the gear sets. Can't wait to try it out. Thanks so much, I sent a seperate email.

Clare D. said...

I am interested in the SVG for the ribbon mat. Is it available? Thanks!

pennykitz said...

Thank you so much!

Brenda said...

Wow Melin, this layout is another beautiful one! I'm so in awe at your talent!! The butterflies are amazing and so creative and I love the scallop with the ribbon weaved through it! Amazingly beautiful!!! Hugs!

Lola said...

OMG your butterflies are adorable! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

Moments by Marla said...

Melin, Wowza!!!! This scrapbook page for your niece is beautiful (as is she)!!! Thank you so much for the butterfly/sweet spring file!

Sue from Oregon said...

This is lovely-and so is your pretty niece! I love how the pink ribbon gathers up like that! Super!