Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Butterfly Wreath

                     After a very long winter it's time for something 
                                       bright and Springlike.

I found this wreath at a thrift store. It was a bit the worse for wear and definitely needed a little sprucing up. I decided to make it into a Spring wreath using butterfly files from My Scrap Chick. If you don't have a wreath that needs sprucing up, you can start with a grapevine wreath and decorate it yourself.


              I used the following files.                  

Butterfly Easel Card: click to enlarge

Butterfly Layers


12 inch decorated wreath
12 inch grapevine wreath
silk ivy garland
six silk rose sprigs
thin wire or hot glue

Butterfly Materials
heavy cardstock print scraps in two main colors
pearlescent cardstock to match the prints
small multicolored gems
coordinating ink
pop dots

For my wreath I just removed the bows and decorated the wreath with butterflies. If you are starting with a bare grapevine wreath, first wrap the wreath with the ivy. Use wire or hot glue to hold the ivy in place, if needed. Tuck in the eucalyptus, evenly spacing it around. Wire or glue in place. Finally, evenly space the sprigs of roses around the wreath in the same manner.

I made approximately 24 butterflies using the butterflies from the two My Scrap Chick files. The butterflies ranged from 2 inches to 3 inches tall. 

All the butterfly bodies were inked with coordinating colors.
The lacy butterflies were glued only in the body sections, then the wing sections were folded up.

The solid layered butterflies were glued in the center of the body, the wings were folded up, and a pop dot was added under the wings near the body.

Small gems were added to the bodies of all the butterflies.

The butterflies were then hot glued to the wreath alternating sizes, directions and positions on the wreath.

I love how this wreath turned out with all the beautiful butterflies by My Scrap Chick! Why don't you give it a try.
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Spring!


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Girl Bunny Box

Hi, Easter will be here before we know it, so I have been busy making this cute little girl bunny box. 

I used Bunny Hat Box from My Scrap Chick  for my box.  I left off the bird and made my bunny from Fun Foam.

Bunny Top Hat Box: click to enlarge


 Bunny Hat Box file from My Scrap Chick
White poster board
9 by 11 inch white Fun Foam
Pink Cardstock by Coredinations
Bunny printed Cardstock by DCWV
Pink glitter cardstock by Coredinations
Black and white cardstock scraps
Pink Mulberry Paper Flowers by Prima
Small pink flower gem by Jots
1 1/2 inch wide sheer pink ribbon
5/8 inch wide gathered white lace trim
Xyron, glue, glue runner
Light blue and pink ink pads
0.4 black Cricut marker
White Gelly Roll pen

I made the box slightly larger than it imports, using white poster board for the body.  I used a combination of glue and glue runner and paper clips to hold it together while it dried. I cut the face panels, muzzle and ears from Fun Foam, inked the edges, and ran them through a Xyron before attaching them. The eyes were accented with the black Cricut marker and the white Gelly Roll pen.

The outer ears were attached to the pink ears pieces.

The ear pieces were attached to the hat base one at a time. 

I lined the ears up so they matched and attached them together. ( I used clips to hold the ears together, but the clips left marks, so I would use a different method next time.)

I attached the hat brim, then using glue runner and glue I added the gathered lace around the outside edge.

I added the printed panels that were inked along the edges with pink. I folded the pink ribbon in half, wrapped it around the hat as a hat band, then tied it into a bow. I added a double layered flower with a pink flower gem in the center, just above knot of the bow.

Isn't this Bunny Box the cutest thing? I love how it turned out! 

Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear what you think.


Sunday, March 4, 2018

Mad Hatter Bunny Hat

One of my favorite files from My Scrap Chick is  the Uncle Sam Hat Box. I love figuring out new ways to use this versatile file. This time I used it to make a Mad Hatter Bunny Box.


Uncle Sam Hat Box
Bunny Top Hat Box (for the ears)
Jam Jar and Candle Gift Wrap (for the bow)
 Pixey Stix Glitter Pack by the Paper Studio
Grey felt from The Summer Sky Set by Cricut
Raspberry Confetti Peel & Stick Foam Sheet by Foamies
Paper Flowers by Jots
Butterfly Paper Accents by K & Company
Blue Diamond Wrap by Floral Garden
Small white silk flower
1/4 inch wide green ribbon

I made the hat following the PDF instructions. See how I put the hat together here: https://scrappysamdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/12/frostys-top-hat.html  I cut each of the long strips in half diagonally and alternated gluing them to the top and bottom of each section of the hat starting with the bottom section of a notched section. (See picture below.)

I made 6 inch ears using the Bunny Top Hat Box file. The larger piece was cut from grey Cricut felt and the inner ear was cut from the raspberry confetti foam.  I cut one inch off the bottom then glued the ears to the front of the hat. I cut a 1 inch by 9 inch strip of the blue dot cardstock and wrapped it around the base of the hat gluing it together in the front. I then made a 4 inch bow from the blue dotted cardstock and the bow from Jam Jar and Candle Gift Wrap, and wrapped the center with the blue Diamond Wrap. The finished bow was attached in front of the ears with foam tape and a little white silk flower was attached below the bow.

I made a bow from the ribbon and added the bow and a blue flower to the back with foam tape. A butterfly accent was added to the top of the inner box.

The inner box lifts out. This will make a cute Easter basket for one of my granddaughters.

I love how this little Mad Hatter Bunny Box turned out! What can you make with the Uncle Sam Hat Box?

Thanks for stopping by!