March 14, 2012 at 2:37 am #4412
This LO was made entirely from the main kit plus the addition of the butterfly files.
Cut a strip of the neutral paper 7 1/2 inches wide. Set the extra piece aside. You will use this one as well.
Using an edge punch of your choice, punch both sides of your 7 1/2 strip of paper. I used the Martha Stewart Deep Edge Punch in Floral Vine.
Ink the the punched edges of your strip.
Slightly wrinkle and distress your edges.
Place your inked and distressed strip on a darker piece of 12 x 12 paper, adhering only the very edges.
Tu the paper over and carefully cut out the middle of the back of the paper. You will use this strip as well. set aside.
Cut any shape to frame your photo's I used the left over strip you cut from the back of the paper. I used my Sizzix Film Strip Die for the frames.
To give the frames more stability, I also cut the frames using chip board, then adhered the chip board to the paper die cuts. Slightly ink the edges as well.
Print up and cut out your butterflies. Ink the edges, and paint the antennae. Using your fingers, spread on some Rock Candy Stickles or Glossy Accents. Let dry.
Cut some pieces of the rhinestone trim for the bodies of the butterflies. Adhere them to the body.
Construct your flowers.
This makes 1 flower and you are going to need 2. So double your diecuts.
You will also need 4 smaller flowers, so you could cut 8 more layers of the smaller flowers using 2 layers for each flower. I punched some scrap paper circles for the middles (not shown)
I used the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die. Die cut one large flower from the burlap. Cut 2 of the daisy shaped flowers. Cut one smaller flower and set aside one of the giant rhinestones. Distress the daisy and smaller die cuts by scrunching them up a bit.
Layer the daisy shapes and glue them together.
Place the smaller flower in the middle of the daisy cutouts and then adhere the rhinestone to the middle. Scrunch up the flower to give it some body.
Place the finished flower onto the burlap layer. Glue and set aside.
Place your pictures into your frames and adhere them to the middle strip as shown. Then take your 2 finished flowers and place them as shown, on the outer coers of the frames.
If you created the 4 smaller flowers, place them on the layout as shown. Die cut or punch some leaves from the green velvet paper. Place your leaves among the flowers.
Place your butterflies on the page as shown. I bent the rhinestones slightly to give them some shape and adhered them to the paper that way.
Cut out the dress form from one of the What Not cards.
Tuck the dress for into the flowers. The joualing was created by printing up the words on card stock (I used the leftover piece of card stock from the 7 1/2 piece you cut.) Cut up the words in strips, cut the strips apart and ink the edges. Place the joualing on the LO as shown
You are FINISHED!!! Now if you follow this tutorial, or use it as inspiration, Post in this thread. I would love to see it.March 14, 2012 at 5:51 pm #161009
Beautiful layout and great tut! I'm going to have to get that Martha Stewart punch – GORGEOUS!March 14, 2012 at 10:39 pm #161011March 15, 2012 at 1:00 am #161012
Just gorgeous! Every time I see those leaves I want to kick myself for forgetting about that die cut!March 15, 2012 at 1:23 am #161013
Gorgeous! I am stalking my mailman and may have to knock himmto the ground if he doesn't hand over the box fast enough:)March 15, 2012 at 11:45 am #161014March 15, 2012 at 6:15 pm #161016
Gorgeous! I really like the idea of the rhinestone butterfly middles. Too pretty!March 15, 2012 at 6:39 pm #161017March 15, 2012 at 11:24 pm #161015March 15, 2012 at 11:40 pm #161018
I totally have to get that Martha Stewart punch. And what about that leaf punch? Who is it by and where can I get it????
Thx!March 16, 2012 at 12:05 am #161019March 16, 2012 at 6:27 am #161020
wow Lisa what a beautiful lo. What is a What Not Card? TY great step by step directions~!!March 16, 2012 at 6:38 am #161010
Kathi, The Glitz, What Not cards are coming in the main kit. You will love them!March 16, 2012 at 2:35 pm #161021
Lisa, this page is just breathtaking and your how-to is perfect!!!!
Thanks so very much for sharing!!!!!March 17, 2012 at 5:39 pm #161008
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