Friday, July 18, 2014

May Arts-DCWV Butterfly Mini Album

Happy Friday crafty friends,
I am super excited to share today’s project with you. I have been working on it off and on for the last few weeks. I had the opportunity to work with some beautiful May Arts Ribbons for their design team call. I was thrilled to make it to the second round. Anyone who has ever tried out for a design team knows how nerve racking it can be to put yourself out there like that. But nothing ventured...nothing gained. So after mulling several ideas around in my head and on my sketch pad, here is what I came up with. 

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This is a view of the cover. It is a Butterfly shaped Mini Album. The cuts for the album actually came from a butterfly shaped card from PaperCraftingWorld.com. All of the pretty ribbon roses I made from some of their beautiful satin ribbon. If you want to learn how to make these roses, I have a video I made a while back showing how I did it with ribbon and one with paper. You can find them (Ribbon Version)HERE and (Paper Version) HERE.

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Here’s a closer look at the pretty focal flower. Not sure what to call it, so I will call it a daisy. I created this flower using the same technique for the tutorial flower below. I simply used some of their thinner satin ribbon. I layered it with three layers of "petals" and then added a pretty button for the center.

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Here’s a closer look at the pretty dress form die cut. I covered it with some of the light pink pleated satin ribbon (underneath) and then layered strips of the really pretty sheer pink ribbon. The bodice and the waist are decorated with their pearl and lace ribbon. I also used that same pearl and lace ribbon to outline the cover. I also used a layer of the light pink pleated satin ribbon to give it an extra soft look.

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Here’s a closer look at the pleated satin ribbon bow. I glued it to the ring I used to “bind” the pages together.

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Here’s a closer look at the other ribbon roses. All made from their pretty satin ribbon. I just added some pretty pearl beads to the centers. I used some really old metal shapes as flourishes. they were actually Christmas ornament holders that I thought were really pretty and just bent them to suit my needs.

Page 1.
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Here’s a look at page 1 All of the papers used here came from the DCWV Primrose, Dear Jane and Vintage Collector Stacks. This also includes the pretty labels used through out. Many of the stacks now include a sheet or two of journaling spots and tags that perfectly coordinate with the stack.


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Here’s a closer look at the pretty cluster of butterflies. They were punched from a variety of hand punches. I inked them and added some gems to some.

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A simple bow from the crushed ribbon. Gorgeous ribbon! Used a Paper Studio brad for the center.

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Here’s a closer look at some of the little ribbon roses made from some more of the crushed ribbon. I love the pretty stick pin too. It was from my stash and had some pretty little beads on it.

PAGE 2
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Here’s a look at page two. Again the papers were from the DCWV Vintage collectore and Dear Jane stacks. 

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Closer look at the cute little ribbon roses I made with some 2” pink satin ribbon. I used floral tape and some wire to create the stems. I bound them together with some more of that gorgeous crushed ribbon. I used an iridescent gem for the center of this double ribbon.

PAGE 3
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Here’s a look at page three. I used the flourish frame cut file and some more of that beautiful DCWV Dear Jane stack papers and printed embellies.

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You can see I added some little pearls around the frame. Very delicate and understate.

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Here’s a closer look at the ribbon “rosette’’. I simply used a needle and thread and did an in and out or slip stitch to gather the ribbon on one end. I glued a pretty button to the center and done!

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Here’s a look at page four. You can see that I wrapped the photo mat with some of the white pleated satin ribbon and gathered it in the middle with a little ribbon rose. The papers on this page were from the DCWV Primrose stack. 

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Here are some more pretty little ribbon roses. I used some of that fabulous Sage pleated satin ribbon to make my leaves. Have them “pre-pleated” makes this as easy as just a snip of our scissors! I used one of the Circle medallion die cuts and then added some pearls around the outer drops.


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Here’s a decorative die cut embellished with a Paper Studio gem.

PAGE 5
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Here’s a look at page 5. I wrapped this mat with some of the velvet ricrac and some more of the crushed ribbon as a bow.


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I once again used the dress form die cut and then added some of the pink sheer ribbon. I cut it into strips and then layered it around the waist. I glued some more of that wonderful pearl and lace ribbon to the waist. The background papers are again from the DCWV Dear Jane and Primrose stacks.

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Here’s a closer look to show the simple scalloped circles with a nice gem brad.

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Here’s a look at page six. For this page, I added some more of the pink pleated ribbon around my mat. The papers on this page are from the DCWV Vintage Collector’s stack.

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Here’s a closer look at the pretty bow on this page. Topped with a nice vintage button.

PAGE 7
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Here’s a look at page seven. I used some more of the pretty DCWV Primrose papers on this page. 

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Here’s a look at the pretty natural wired burlap ribbon I used as a page border. Works perfectly with this paper.

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I did distress the edges of this mat and ink them to give them a little more vintage look.

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Again, I used some of the gorgeous DCWV papers and utilized some of the pretty images on the paper to strategically cut it out for a pretty mat. I created the pretty ric rac flower on the bottom left using some more of the pretty crushed ric rac ribbon.

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Closer look at the hand punched butterflies. The weight of the DCWV paper is perfect. It is thin enough to work effectively in the punches yet stiff enough to allow me to bend them to give them some movement.


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Here's a closer look at my crushed velvet ric rac flower. 

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Here are three little flower buds using the same ric rac. I finished them off with a leafy punch.


Flower Tutorial
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Trim out of your ribbon 10 petals. To make the petals easy, I folded my ribbon in half, so both sides would be symmetrical. Please note: The picture shows only 8. That’s because I started scorching the edges to a couple before I realized I hadn’t taken a pick of the plain petals.


Next, take a lighter and gently scorch the edges of your petals. This causes the edges to curl up and also cauterizes them so they don’t fray.



Next, I used a circle punch and punched out a circle out of some scrap cardstock. I then glued five petals as the base layer.


I did the same thing again with a second layer. I simply “staggered” the second layer so that the petals would be offset.


Finally, I took a piece of ricrac and folded it around my gem. I glued that to the center and done! That’s it. really easy peasy. The crushed ribbon has all those wonderful creases and that added the perfect amount of “distressing” to make the petals look more natural.

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Here’s a closer look at the finished ribbon on my page. I layered it onto a piece of pre-wired ribbon to create the pleated “rosette” at the bottom. I once again used some of that gorgeous sage satin pleated ribbon to make my leaves.


Products Used For This Project

pazzles-cutter-200

dcwv dear jane stack-200
dcwv primrose stack-200
DCWV Primrose Stack
dcwv vintage collector-200
DCWV Vintage Collector Stack

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384-58-01 white pearl-lace
UK02-champagne crinkle
UK09
UK17
UK20-crinkle

398-25-11-wired burlap-natural
kk01-2white-satin
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wr17-6546 med pink ricrac

flourish frame-529-set-cf-200
PCW Frame Flourished CF
circle tear drop medallions ppr-cf-200
PCW Circle Tear Drop Medallions
butterfly shaped card-ppr-cf-200
PCW Butterfly Card
french qtr cf-ppr-200
PCW French Quarter CF

elements deco13-setcf-200
PCW Deco Elements CF
bitty sparkles-200

gemstones irredescent silver antique brad gems
saddle-200
Z1297-edge distresser
Distresser Tool
tape runner-200

liquid glass-200
memory book glue dots-200
foam tape-200

hb pearls
3 in 1 classic butterfly punch
MS Butterfly
Punch Mini

classic butterfly med punch
MS Butterfly
Punch Med.
martha-stewart-large-craft-punch-monarch-butterfly-20810-p
MS Monarch Butterfly Punch
ek butterfly lg
EK Success Large Butterfly Punch
ms oak leaf punch
MS Oak Leaf Punch

Additional Supplies
Misc. Buttons

I will be sharing how I made a couple of the other flowers soon. I didn’t want to overload you with any more info because this post was already super long Smile.  I want to thank May Arts and the Ribbon Lady Ms. Bethney for the opportunity to work with this beautiful ribbon. It was such a pleasure and I really enjoyed it. 

As always my crafty friends, I want to thank you for stopping by and sharing your crafty time with me. I appreciate it so much!  Until the next time,


10 comments:

teachdanz said...

absolutely stunning!! nice work :-)

CountryTwinkle said...

Gorgeous album!

Lisa Sorensen said...

Absolutely Gorgeous. I really Love your attention to every detail.

Cricut Critter said...

it's even more incredible in the inside, great job Melin this is a beautiful piece of heART, love it!

Brenda said...

Wow Melin, this mini is stunning!! I'm simply amazed by the amount of detail and all the lush goodies you have made for it. You know you are
Queen of scrapbooking and now mini's!! I truly love this mini. I can't imagine you not getting picked to be on this design team. You are amazing at everything you do and if you would happen not to get picked, I feel it is their loss! Good luck my friend!!! Hugs, Brenda

Sonrisa said...

Wow! This is just a Gorgeous album! So feminine! Hope you get chosen as a designer, because you surely deserve it.

Chriss America Real said...

I saw this on facebook and I had to come here and show this to my husband! What a beautiful work of art. It really does look like a confection, something good enough to eat!

Linda Pekrul said...

Your album is STUNNING and has so many gorgeous details. Love it! Best of luck!

Jean Bullock said...

Awesome mini book. I hope no one ever gives me such a beautiful gift like this. I could never throw or give it away. Loved your awesome tutorial and definitely going to try making ribbon petals now. Great job.

Judy said...

Your album is gorgeous! I love all the soft colors you used. Your ribbon flowers are great also. Thanks for sharing how you made them.