Friday, February 24, 2012

Butterfly Mini Book + GIVEAWAY!

Hi, Heather here again! I can’t believe this week went by so fast. I have had such a great time playing in my scrap room with the new SEI collections. I hope they have inspired you along the way!

For my final project, I remembered I had bought a butterfly chipboard album at Michaels for $1 several years ago so I went into my stash of alterable items hoping I didn't give it away when I cleaned out my scrap room. Of course, it was there because I keep everything.

I love the 6 x 6 paper pads for cards but you know what? They fit the mini butterfly shapes perfectly so I put the papers I wanted to use in order, traced the butterfly shapes on the back, cut them out and adhered them to each page. Once I had them all glued down, I used my Imaginisce d-stress tool to sand all the edges.


Let me walk you through my thought process as I was building each page...

Cover


I chose the newsprint album for the cover because I wanted something neutral. I knew I wanted to capture all of the Field Notes colors on the cover and anything else might have been too busy. I inked the edges of each page with cocoa ink. Then I layered the yellow punched strip die-cuts from the Sample Box, stickers, a butterfly, which I fussy cut from the Butterfly Collection paper and a rolled flower from the Arboretum paper. The sticker in the upper left corner was intentionally left blank to that I can personalize it when I am ready to give them to someone special.

Pages 2 and 3

When I started on these two pages I knew I wanted to add the frame that I had fussy cut from the Vignettes paper, however; when I laid the frame on the stripes it looked horrible so I added the coordinating green from page 2 as a background and then it all came together. Again, more die-cuts and fussy cut butterflies.

I kept page 2 more simple by adding some twine and die-cut butterflies.

Pages 4 and 5

I used the die-cut scroll from The Sample Box and then hung banners from the sticker sheet as well as hand-cut banners. I think it would be really cute to add a small photo over the banners

I love the pop of the orange flowers in the Arboretum paper so I played that up a bit by adding the orange behind the circle die-cut image and then layering the floral paper over it to make a photo frame.

Pages 6 and 7

More banners but this time it's an assortment of banners, tags, frames, flowers and buttons. I was going for the eclectic look. Mostly, I wanted something as fun as the butterfly paper on the coordinating page.

I love this butterfly paper but it can be a bit much for me is I use a lot of it at once. So, I covered the page and toned it down by adding a basic frame and a neutral rosette. Of course, it needed another butterfly to pull it all together.

Pages 8 and 9

I love the more muted tones of these papers that are in the collection. I simply layered the rosette and brad over the thin die-cut strip, offset the butterfly and left more clean space on this page.

Similar to the coordinating page, I kept this last page clean and simple. You can add a little photo or journaling to complete the album.

I didn't get a shot of the back but I covered it in this beautiful goldenrod paper in the 6 x 6 paper pad.

Thanks for sharing your week with me. I hope you enjoyed my creations.

xoxo Heather


Thank you for sharing so many great Field Notes projects this week, Heather! It was fun getting to know you and seeing all of your pinterest inspiration too!

Remember everyone, our week-long giveaway is still going. We will keep it open until Sunday, February 29th at midnight MST. To enter to win some Field Notes products, leave up to one comment on each blog post this week (Monday-Friday). That means you have up to 5 entries!

50 comments:

Diana Waite said...

this is just GORGEOUS Heather!

Charlotte Brochu said...

Really cute little album!

Terri H. said...

I love that your facing pages coordinate and you've left space for some pics and journaling.

Teresa said...

I love butterflies and love all the things you have done -- I so want this giveaway.

Mommy Papi and Babies Sauri said...

I love what you've done. Very nice. Thank you for being here.

Mommy Sauri~
http://casadesauri.blogspot.com

Shana said...

What a beautiful album. Thanks for highlighting this great line this week. Wonderful projects!

kaw1963 said...

Love it! I could almost see it as a banner too!

Ann said...

What a beautiful mini album!

Karenajo said...

Perfect paper for a butterfly album - great pages - thanks for sharing !

Rocky Mountain Rv said...

Heather, you have outdone yourself. This album is very cute. I want one!!!!

JERI VANN said...

I Love butterflies, this stuff is amazing. Amazing talent!

heyitsamanda said...

What a beautiful butterfly!

abb0187 said...

Thanks for the project idea. I need to dig around in my supplies. So often I just go buy something new, but I should just go shopping in my own stuff. Lots get hidden and can be "new" again once they resurface.

littlen said...

very nice mini. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

I love butterflies! So of course I LOVE the Field Notes line. And I LOVE the butterfly book you made Heather. Inspirational!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! I just love butterflies--this is a gorgeous project! THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

StacyB said...

Really pretty. Love how colorful it is!

Julia Andrade said...

I don't typically like butterflies but this is such a cute album! I opted out of the SEI march kit which included the butterflies paper but this is making me wish I didn't.

Carol Meadows said...

really cute album. Carol M in TX/carolswingster77@aol.com

tigeraah7 said...

Love the vintage feel of this book!! Well done!

Anonymous said...

Wish I had just a tiny bit of your creativity.

Beth said...

I LOVE the way you inked the edges of the papers. It gives it such a unique look. Beautiful album.

mavis carter said...

You have used this collection so beautifully!

Bethany Becker said...

Gorgeous mini butterfly book! I absolutely love it! Thanks for sharing.

Emily Keaton said...

What a FABULOUS mini album! You've used some incredible details to make this so interesting. :)

glenda said...

What a lovely album!

SusanHellinger said...

Very inspirational, can't wait to get crafting this weekends. No doubt I will have to need to incorporate a butterfly somewhere!

Delightful Designs by Katherine said...

Beautiful project. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kimberly Rendino said...

Aw! So beautiful! Love it!

Rebecca W said...

Awesome Album!

brenlubrant said...

Gardening is my second hobby and I love anything related to nature. I especially love brillant butterflies. You did an awesome job creating your album. I just love it. This collection would be perfect for making my 2012 gardening journal.

Gail B. said...

Beautiful album. I am inspired.

Monika Wright said...

mini albums are my favorite, such a cute one!

Adams Family Album said...

I LOVE the butterflies! So very fun

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Just gorgeous Heather! I loveeeee all the butterflies!

Linda Peterson said...

I love mini albums---really neat butterfly one!

April said...

This looks fabulous!

KellyG said...

So pretty, love that album! LOVE what you did this week!

Helen said...

I love this it is just so perfect for spring!

Tina M said...

Very cute and versatile gift ideas using butterflies!

Laurie said...

This is beautiful! I wish the giveaway was your butterfly album!

Michelle said...

Wow, this is very cute Heather. You did an amazing job and the papers are great as well.

Karen said...

Beautiful mini! I already wanted this collection but you have definitely helped confirm that desire :)

Peg said...

So smitten with those butterflies, and what you've done with them!

littlen said...

beautiful papers. thanks for the chance to win.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

connie said...

beautiful!

Laura said...

Beautiful mini! I have quite a few of the $1 chipboard books from Michael's.

Shannon said...

I just ADORE butterflies!! So pretty!

survivesall said...

Love this - I ordered 2 kits cause I love this paper so much & want to be able to share with some friends!

Tigerberry said...

I just found your butterfly collection and wanted to say how much I love it.

 

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