Craftin Memories with Cheryl

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I joined Nomades on my wedding anniversary. My husband was looking at military jewelry so I went searching for something with special meaning and found this wonderful company! I saw so many charms to build the story of the military journey my family has been on for 30 yrs that becoming a Consultant was a simple step. I love that the silver charms represent memories and stories to those who choose them. I continue my journey with Stampin' Up! as well - a Demonstrator since 2001 ... my stamps allow me to express my creative side. Stampin has also brought new and special friendships to my life and makes moving and meeting new friends so much easier.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Recycled Butterfly

Been busy with remodeling projects around house (workers and dust everywhere) so haven't had time to really stamp for weeks. In an effort to downsize the clutter, I have been remounting 10 years of stamps I just couldn't part with and have been cleaning out my craft room. What to do with all those clear boxes the sets came in and retired designer papers I seem to be hoarding .... well here's what I came up with - Recycled Butterflies ... with command adhesive or velcro on back can be mounted to just about anything, like your work computer screen to brighten your day, or in groups on a wall. I have lots of retired paper and plenty of plastic so will be making a lot of these for my upcoming craft fairs. Cut up and ran the clear plastic through Big Shot with Exclusive Stampin Up Butterfly die (can use any clear plastic found as packaging around most items we buy these days) - die cut retired Designer Paper the same - used Crystal Effects to adhere paper to plastic butterfly - ran the combination through machine with the Elegant Lines embossing folder ... needed more so cut up used Coke cans and ran them through die cut to get the smaller butterfly and embossed that with same folder .... Crystal Effects and mini silver beads add bling to edges. I have some antenae to add I just have to find where I put them! Enjoy.

5 comments:

Stampinwithdeborah said...

How cool is this! They are beautiful and love that they use recycled products. Can't beat that. Thanks for sharing.

Diana said...

Cool idea! Now following you from SC.

Diana
www.secretlifeofpaper.blogspot.com

helloholley said...

Love this!!! I'm following from SC!!!

Suzie, the Paper Craft Lady said...

I love love LOVE these!!!!

Do you have a tutorial or supply list for these by any chance? What are those silver beads? I am soooo inspired to create my own version :)

Anonymous said...

pretty much listed supplies in description ... plastic, butterflies die, DSP, soda can, embossing folder (strictly for crafts), crystal effects, silver beads (just rd beads - no holes, come in other colors as well).