Friday, August 16, 2013

Book of Butterflies.

I wanted to send my friend Di a little gift of appreciation and as she mentioned she was running a bit low on the butterflies I had made her previously I thought I would make her some more and put them into a little book for storage.

I had seen a booklet made here  but did not like it made with an envelope (as I couldn't decorate the inside of the envelope which I thought looked untidy so adapted it using a sheet of paper and folding instead! The picture above is the inside of the envelope being made and below once the white sides have been folded in and the patterned paper added. This will be the outside covers.

Now flipped over to show the other side  which is the inside pages of the book.

Little pockets added which have doily shapes in one and fancy square die cuts in the other.
Tags slot in behind and can be pulled out with via the ribbons.

 This is the outside covers of the book which have been decorated with Hunkydory  Flutterbye Wishes Toppers. Papers are Florals and Flutters free with making cards magazine. Plain stripe paper free with quick Cards magazine  'Parisian Dreams'

The finished book with the tab inserts below.

And finally the butterflies that I made from shrink plastic and coloured using Promarkers.
Some have been made into buttons.

 Backs off the tabs.  Everything made to be re useable. Butterflies are on acetate which can be removed.

Entering into the following challenges:
Pixies Crafty Workshop #85: Use up your snippets (apart from the papers everything else used was a snippet).
Make It Monday #153: Paper crafts. 


Catherine said...

This is such a sweet idea Valery-Anne ! I love it ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

roffeycreations said...

How gorgeous... so pretty and thoughtful... hugs Mrs A Mxx

Di said...

Bwahahah, you beat me to it! I was going to show this when your lovely first gift for the Playground toy box is on offer - crumbs girl, you're well in credit as I also have them stamp thingies as well :)

Now, no way can the real beauty of your gorgeous book be conveyed by piccies - it's on my desk here and I just LOVE it. And I had noticed that you'd so thoughtfully made it so that removing the butterflies and butterfly buttons won't spoil it.

Magnifico Mrs A!

Hugs, a rainy day here, Di xx

Karen Petitt said...

Awesome work Mrs A! Very kind of you to make them Di and a gorgeous book to keep them in - wonderful creation! Karen x

Margreet said...

What a lucky girl is Di to receive such an awesome is a real Mrs A's masterpiece!
xxx Margreet

Do What You Love said...

I love it! It's so gorgeous all gussied up like that and the keeper of butterflies is such a brilliant idea, Mrs. A. I love the card you made that reminded you of your friend and you - gorgeous...and I envy a close friendship like that! How fun is that you two have - love it! :-) Thanks for stopping by. I love your comments - love your blog - it always has something crafty and gorgeous in it...oh, yeah...that's YOU!! Have a fantastic weekend! :-)

Bonnie said...


Unknown said...

Beautiful and such a lovely gift for all those butterflies.

Had a lovely time with the grandchildren despite it raining most of the time! Did manage to play on the beach for about 15 minutes before getting wet.

Denise said...

How talented You are:)I really love the little book You made and I'm going to save this page to study a little later-Thank You-Denise

Carol L said...

What a wonderful hand-made gift! Any stamper would adore something like this, and I see Di already enjoys it, so bravo on a job well-done!

The initials for the baby on my card stand for Brian Quinn D****. Last name not needed, and not sure the parents would approve anyway :)

Sandra H said...

"WOW"......Mrs A simply beautiful and what a brilliant idea XX

Viv said...

Fab gift! Lovely.... brilliant idea.

Christine said...

such a prodigious creation Mrs A. Every bit of it is amazing.

Donna said...

Wow Mrs A, this is such a beautiful and thoughtful gift and I bet Di will love it! Your detail is amazing and I love all the pretty clever that they are all re-usuable :) Donna ♥ x

Whimcees said...


What a beautiful little book! Love it! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your kind comments! The little doll is about 15 inches high to the top of her hat. I hope that all is well with you! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

It's fantastic Mrs A, very beautiful and very clever design.

Love and hugs

Unknown said...

Beautiful projectt! Thank you for joining us over at MIM. Hugs Kerry xx

Jo said...

What a lovely gift *claps* xx

Zue said...

A gorgeous project and i had forgotten that you made
your own embellishments. Beautiful butterflies and beautifully displayed!
Sue xxxx

Kimbo said...

WOW, this is absolutely gorgeous Mrs A. What a wonderful way to present a gift x

MagsB said...

What a clever way to send a gift - it's both useful and beautiful! Gorgeous!

love Mags B x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I bet she loved it too! It's very pretty xx

Sarn said...

WOW . . .this is stunning Mrs A. And Di clearly LOVED it.

Sarn xxx

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