Do you ever have those weeks where everything seems to go wrong? Well, we are having several weeks of that. And I'm not trying to complain, but we can't seem to shake the crud out of our house. If one of us gets over being ill, then another takes their turn. Nicholas is on his 3rd round of the yuckies – all different, too! Luke just got over his second which lasted over a week this time. And now I have something that is taking over my sinuses and wearing me down. Sigh…
So if you remember me posting awhile back that I would share my now completed crafting room/office with you, I apologize that I haven't yet. I guess I have gotten a little behind with kiddos at home and all the "bugs" we are trying to fight off. We are looking forward to spring when we can open all the windows and get this house aired out. LOL In the meantime, please think good thoughts our way so that we can all be healthy and well again.
On a good note…The refill for the February Paper Pumpkin Hello Sunshine has appeared in the online store today!
When I got my kit this month, I had just seen Stampin' Up!'s video the day before. So I knew it was going to be a favorite kit of mine. Once a I got my kit in the mail I got on Periscope right away and broadcasted to let everyone know about the kit arriving and to share close up images and some details that I hadn't seen in Stampin' Up's video. (Do you like how I set up my iPhone for recording my broadcast? Rubber bands are amazing things.)
Here was my Periscope broadcast that day.
Periscope videos only last for 24 hours and then they are gone. But I uploaded mine to YouTube because I wanted to be able to share with all of you that I am now on Periscope and hope to broadcast on a regular basis. If you are on Periscope, I hope you will follow me. You can even see me on those days when my manicures aren't looking their best. 🙂
Now onto the project that I was going to share today. Here is a fun box I made a couple weeks back. To get that delicate top butterfly later of cardstock. I first diecut my paper with the Bloomin' Heart die. Then I cut it again with the butterfly framelit. To see a list of all the supplies I used, scroll to the bottom of my post.
- Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper: 3-1/2" x 3"
- Watermelon Wonder cardstock: 4" x 4"
- Soft Suede cardstock: scrap to die-cut the middle of the butterfly's body
- Gold Metallic Baker's Twine: about 3"
- Watermelon Wonder 1" Stitched ribbon: about 22"
- Wrap the ribbon around the box lid and tie in a knot. Trim ends at an angle.
- Die-cut the Watermelon Wonder cardstock with the Bloomin' Heart Thinlit. Then die-cut this again with the Bold Butterfly framelit. Die-cut the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with the Bold Butterfly framelit. Attach the Watermelon Wonder butterfly to the Dazzling Diamonds one using a few Glue Dots.
- Die-cut and trim out the middle portion of the butterfly body with the Soft Suede cardstock scrap and attach with SNAIL.
- Use a dark yellow or gold Sharpie marker to color one large and 7 or 8 small pearls.
- Separate the gold thread from the twine and fold in half. Attach the large pearl on top of the folded area of the gold thread forming the antennae and the butterfly's head. Attach the smaller pearls for form the body.
- Then attach the butterfly to the knot of the ribbon using a few Glue Dots.
- Fill with treats and give as a gift this spring!