Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Butterfly Art- Passing it on

I finally had a moment to myself to be abe to create gifts for three of my blog friends, Colleen from So Much to Say, Megan from Balancing Home, and Candice from New Modern Momma. I've guest posted for Candice before (see that here), and I'm in almost daily email contact with these ladies, which just proves that online friendships can turn into real friendships as well.


Given my daughter's love of butterflies (her room is a veritable explosion of the winged creatures), I am planning (3 months in advance) for a Butterfly Birthday Party. Step one was clearly to buy a butterfly punch from Martha Stewart. Obviously. The I scoured Pinterest (you can see some of my inspiration on my Celebrations board). Then I made a list.

Circling back to my point (I'm a talker writer, what can I say?), I had a butterfly punch, a stack of lovely magazines, a small portion of an afternoon to myself, and a Pass It On Project to complete. The spirit of the project, is to make something by hand and send it to online friends. Then they make something to "pass on" to their friends. Like a giant handmade/crafty gift swap.You can see what I received from Linda from it all started with paint, here. I'm not a sewer, and I'm pretty sure I couldn't spray paint some furniture to ship across the country, so I looked around and was reminded of my very first crafting project that I made in February, some Heart Art for the upstairs loft.

And so, the punching began...




Punch out butterflies.


Arrange on card stock.


Dot glue (Elmer's in my case) on the back.


Press down.



All done!




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Jessica

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44 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

what a happy gift to receive in the mail!

Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

Very cute! They are some lucky ladies!

Tales of an HBS Wife said...

that looks so pretty! I'll have to try that!

Colleen said...

I love it so much Jessica!!! I can't thank you enough for brightening up my Monday with that package.

Of course now I'm inspired to make one for E's room. I have to get to Michael's for the punch.

I also must follow you on pinterest : )

Kim Wilson said...

I love this idea! Seriously smart! They turned out so lovely!
~KIM @ Sand & Sisal

Kelli said...

LOVE this! I am going to go and get everything to make one for my daughters room.
I always love my morning visit to you blog!
Have a great day!

Laura from Top This Top That said...

these are so precious. what a wonderful gift!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

so cute and what a wonderful gift.

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

So simple but so beautifully executed! Just lovely. The end product is so very pretty!

Jessica @ HomewithBaxter said...

This came out beautiful!

Megan said...

OMG! This turned out amazing! I love the idea of putting that stack of magazines to use. I really, really love it and I really, really love that I get to have one. It will look super fab in Eleanor's room.

Mandy Mo. {Tar Heel Charm} said...

Love this idea! I'm putting it on my to do list now.

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I love them in little frames, cute! Here is our framed butterfly project...
http://sixtyfifthavenue.blogspot.com/2010/06/butterfly-artwork.html

Erika . . . with a K said...

My biggest question, how did you have time to yourself? I am jealous... just a couple of weeks ago I was thinking about making this project for my daughter (who also loves butterflies.) Somehow this ended up on my "will do... one day" list. Yours turned out so great and you make it look so easy!! I love the idea of cutting out the pretty pictures from magazines!

She's crafty, and she's just my type. said...

Love this! so simple and sweet. I need to pull out my punches and see what I have on hand...

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

What a cute little Pass It On! I love it!

Heidi Rew said...

LOVE this! Not to mention...any reason I can give to my husband as to why I need to save so many of my magazines, I'll take! :p

Heidi Rew said...

LOVE this! Not to mention...any reason I can give to my husband as to why I need to save so many of my magazines, I'll take! :p

Amy - while wearing heels said...

What a fun and easy diy art work...and you didn't even mess up your beautiful French manicure in the process :)

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Very cute, Jessica! I'm sure they'll be thrilled!
xo Heidi

meaningfulnest said...

How easy and beautiful! Love this idea! Thanks for sharing! I also love the crafty/swap idea!

Becca Acker said...

Those look really cute! Found you via the D.I.Y. Dreamer :)

Melissa @ No. 2 Pencil said...

So cute! I love that you used magazines. A sweet gift to pass on:0)

Cristina Garay said...

Love it!! so simple and cute!

Debbie {Visual Eye Candy} said...

These are so cute! I love that you cut them from magazines! They're adorable!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Nice manicure. :)
And I love the art, too. I think I'm in need of some fun cutting stamps.
Karah

Kelly said...

These are so beautiful! Now why haven't I made something like this when the end result comes out looking so fabulous?!

Ashley Urke | Domestic Fashionista said...

Love it! I am a huge butterfly fan! And so simple and easy! I have been wanting a butterfly punch for awhile...so perhaps this is the excuse I needed to finally buy one! ;)

Claire @ a little something in the meantime . . . said...

These are so pretty! Great idea to use magazines instead of scrapbook paper. Your butterflies have so much texture and variety as a result of this choice.

Linking up from Thrifty Decorating!

Christine said...

Fabulous!! I need to get a butterfly punch! Love it!

Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!! :)

Jenilyn said...

Those are so sweet! I would love for you to link this up to "I Made This" at Grits & Giggles! http://www.gritsandgiggles.blogspot.com/2012/05/i-made-this-3.html

Ilda Dias said...

Hi Jessica! Love this idea! Am your latest follower now... found you through your link up to the Grant Life!

Would love if you visited my little blog :)

Ilda
http://idiasign4u.blogspot.com/

Tisha said...

Pinning, then off to buy a butterfly punch! I am going to do a butterfly theme in my 10-year-old's room, and was planning to start this weekend. Here's to starting right now! THANKS for the inspiration!!!

Kate Vickers said...

Very pretty! TFS.

Karen At Home said...

What a cute idea!! Your friends are going to love your thoughtful gifts!!

Jennifer L. Griffin said...

I love this idea! One framed picture would be lovely or a whole grouping of butterflies! I'm going to keep an eye out for a butterfly punch!

Nelly@DGInnovations said...

UM....LOVE!
Looks soooo good!

allisamazing said...

I love this and so simple to do. I am pinning it :)

mbdang said...

Very cute idea! Your little butterflies are adorable! :)

Apsolutely Me! said...

Cute! This has been on my To do list for a while!

Debbiedoo's said...

Congratulations Jessica on your newbie spotlight of the week. What an awesome project and I am so happy you shared it with the newbie party. You are full of inspiration.

Bliss said...

Well Little Miss Spotlight, remember the little people. And the little butterflies that turned out so cute.

~Bliss~

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Loving this! Featuring you tomorrow!

XO, Aimee

Miss Charming said...

I've made a mobile from punching butterfly shapes out of newsprint but I love this idea of using old magazines. So colorful! (It would also be great for a kid craft.)

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