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Butterfly Book by Jennifer Dove

Supplies: CRS5044_F227_Butterfly_Book_JD_800

From Stampendous:

CRS5044 Jumbo Cling Rubber Butterfly Trio
SSC028 Butterflies Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
SSC1154 Queen Bee Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
R158 Nestled Bird

Plus:

Memento Tuxedo Black ink by Tsukineko
A large children’s book or any book you wish to alter
Copic Markers
Tape runner adhesive, glue dots, liquid adhesive
grape vines or other nest making material
thick acetate
sculpting clay
scissors

Instructions:

 
1.     To start off, find a book with fewer pages.  I used a children’s book with mostly illustrations.  If the book has quite a few pages you can glue them together using a tape runner to lessen the amount of pages in the book.  When you are done gluing pages you will have about 15 pages total.  You can also simply remove pages to lessen the number.  Now let the fun begin.
2.     The first and last page can be glued down onto the back of the front book cover and the back of the back book cover.  You will se a lot of the surface of this page when done, so make sure it is one you like to see.
3.     Now take the next page, which is now the new first page and follow this next step.  This will begin the base of the book.
a.     Pick up the bottom corner of the first page with your hand. 
b.     Bring it up to the center of the inner binding of the book and adhere down using a strong adhesive
4.     Follow the previous steps with all the pages.  Next you will work on the images you will add.
5.     Stamp as many images of butterflies and bees as you would like to cut and color.  The more you do the fuller the book will appear.  I used Stampendous!® Single Butterfly (F227), Stampendous!® Cling Jumbo Butterfly Trio (CRS5044) and the bee from Stampendous!® Queen Bee Perfectly clear stamps (SSC1154)
6.     Color your butterflies and bees using your favorite coloring medium.  (I used Memento tuxedo Black stamp pad and my Copic markers, but any medium that you are most comfortable using will work fine)
7.     Cut all the images out using scissors and set aside
8.     Stamp a couple of the bird images.  I used Stampendous! ® Nestled Bird (R158) image
9.     Color the birds and cut them out
10.  Using a thin bark, grapevines, or twigs make a nest.  You can also use moss from your local craft store.  I found grape vine bark and soaked it in water to soften it up.  Wrap it around and around until it formed a nest (or ball).  Rubber band the nest to hold the shape until it dries. 
11.  Take the colored bird images and place them into the nest using clear glue dots or strong adhesive
12.  Take sculpting clay and make 3 oval eggs and following instructions on package to cure the eggs.
13.  Color the eggs with your desired color and medium and place into the nest using your glue gun
14.  Using your glue gun attach the bird nest to the book
15.  Now comes the time to watch your book take flight.  Take some acetate or thick clear packaging material that you saved for a special project and cut it into ¼” strips. 
16.  Fold over the end of a strip about ½” down.  Place a butterfly or bee on the end using a clear glue dot.  Cut your acetate or clear plastic about 3″ down from the image.  Do this for about half of the images
17.   Using clear glue dots adhere some of your butterfly and bee images directly on the pages of the book.  Some of the images can be coming out from in between the pages
18.  Stick the end of the acetate that does not have the image attached in between the pages using clear glue dots.  These images will appear to be “floating” above the book.  If you want the images to “come out of the middle of a page” you can cut a small slit in a page and slip it through the opening.  Fold the bottom of the acetate over about ½” from the bottom and adhere to back side of the page.
19.  Continue the process until you have used up all your images.
20.  If your pages start to slump with the weight, you can add a little adhesive in between the pages to hold them together.
21.  Now sit back and enjoy your beautiful garden that you created.
 
Other book ideas: 
 
1. Add fairies to your book for a mystical garden book (Stampendous has fairies, trains and mermaids!)
2. Using a train child’s book adhere small train tracks and miniature trains to create a train book.
3.  Create a water scene using a book on fish (add mermaids for a mystical water scene)

 

Butterflies Scrapbook Page by Wendy Price

Supplies:DCS5071_HMR19_WP_800

From Stampendous:
DCS5071 Butterflies Die Set
HMR19 Fully Content House Mouse
SAS03 Stack Art Stamps Royal Heart Kit
EP160 Sunny Yellow Opaque Embossing Powder
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
VM001 Versamark™ Watermark Ink by Tsukineko®
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

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Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®
Harmony Patterned Paper by Authentique™ Paper
Spectrum Noir™ Markers (IB1, CT3, CT1)
Vellum
Button
Twine
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Instructions:

  1. Die cut butterflies from pattern paper and vellum.
  2. Stamp House Mouse image and color with markers.
  3. Adhere pattern paper, stamped image and photo to background paper.
  4. Adhere pattern paper butterflies to layout with foam adhesive.
  5. Adhere vellum butterflies to layout and embellish with button/twine.

PenPattern Butterflies by Amy Hurley-Purdie

Supplies:CRS5071_DCS5071_SSC1213_AHP_800

From Stampendous:
CRS5071 Cling PenPattern Butterflies
DCS5071 Butterflies Die Set
P249 Vintage Note
SSC1213 Life Words Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
FRGK05 Glitter/Ice/Mica Kit
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

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Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Ribbon by May Arts
Tag, Circle, & Scallop Circle Dies
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Floral Tapestry Butterfly Necklace by Wendy Price

Supplies:DCS5071_necklace_WP_800

From Stampendous:
DCS5071 Butterflies Die Set
R217 Floral Tapestry
FREG021 Chunky White Embossing Enamel
MGK05 Spring Micro Glitter Kit
VM001 VersaMark™ Watermark Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
White Cardstock
Chipboard
Die Cutting Machine
Fast Finish™ by Beacon Adhesives®
HHH Enterprises Deep-Dish Oval Pendant, Antique Pewter
Embossing Heat Tool
Heart shaped Brad
Ribbon by May Arts

Instructions:

  1. Fill bezel with Fast Finish. Sprinkle in glitters and set aside to dry.
  2. Stamp Floral Tapestry in VersaMark. Emboss with White Enamel.
  3. Ink Floral Tapestry with Distress Ink.
  4. Die cut chipboard with Butterflies Die. Adhere Floral Tapestry to chipboard.
  5. Heat emboss heart brad with white enamel. Remove tangs from brad. Adhere inside bezel with Fast Finish.
  6. Adhere bezel to butterfly with more Fast Finish.
  7. String on ribbon or chain to wear.

Asian Umbrella by Jennifer Dove

Asian Umbrella by Jennifer DoveSupplies

For Stampendous:
CRS5065 Asian Umbrella

Plus:
Copics YR000 R12 R02 R05

Instructions:

  1. Stamp two fans. 
  2. Stamp flowers on one. 
  3. Stamp butterflies. 
  4. Color all images and cut out. 
  5. Place on card base. 
  6. Stamp inside of card on cardstock. 
  7. Wrap card with acetate and adhere to itself as a slider. 
  8. Add sentiment and butterflies to slider to keep card closed.