Friday, April 2, 2010

Butterfly tutorial...

I love spring. The fresh, happy colors. The warm breezes. New life popping up everywhere! It's such a breath of fresh air! We are supposed to have a terrific warm weekend here in New York for Easter and I'm so excited. We get together with my husband's family and all of the cousins and their children for the Easter egg hunt each year. I was in charge of finding a pinata, so we did that today and found a cute egg pinata. It's one of my favorite holidays to spoil the girls!



I made this little card for the Jenni Bowlin blog and want to share with you how I made the little crepe paper butterflies! See the blog HERE for the tutorial and supply list. I am so loving crepe paper.

They are really easy and fun to make. I used the Jenni Bowlin Crepe Paper Ribbon for this one, but you could use any size... the larger the piece, the larger your butterfly will be. I made it the same way I made this one, except on the blue one, I didn't round the edges before fanning it out.

What do you think of the yellow ribbon on the card? Oh. MY. I can't get enough of this stuff! If you have seen Tammy Tutterow's video here, then you know what I'm talking about! I first saw this ribbon on Melissa Phillips' blog. She is the queen of shabby and all things beautiful. She is so inspiring. I had to order some seam binding and try it out. I sprayed mine with Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels in Lemon Zest, Sunshine and Candlelight. LOVE it! Thank you, Melissa, for always inspiring me and all of your readers!

Enjoy your Easter holiday with your loved ones,
Danielle

16 comments:

BabyBokChoy said...

Gloriously lovely. Everything you do.

Ann Arbogast said...

Gorgeous card. Have a great Easter.

ania said...

This is so cute Danielle :)

Elizabeth said...

Have a blessed Easter holiday!
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Curlywiggles said...

This is so cute! Thanks for another idea for using the crepe ribbon, I am always stumped with what to do with it!

Kay said...

Stunning butterfly card, Danielle. Gorgeous yellow ribbon! Happy, happy Easter to you and your family! Have fun! ♥♥ Kay

Charlene said...

Beautiful card Dani!! I got some seam binding too :-) I love the bows!!!

Tammy Tutterow said...

Ohhh, I love how your ribbon turned out. Great color combos!

TracieClaiborne said...

Beautiful Danielle. You are so talented.

lisa dickinson said...

so simple but so stunning! love this dani!!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [03 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

lari scrap said...

Stunning!!!

Christiane said...

ahhh, i so hope your easter was sunny and warm!! we had a thunderstorm and snow!! :(
send some spring over, please!!
love the cute butterflies!!
happy belated easter!! ;)

Daniela said...

Dani this is adorable. I was just looking for that video to link it up!! I love it. Waiting for my first batch to dry in Lemon Maringue with a touch of Sunset Strip Vibez from Shimmerz.

Anonymous said...

Great informative post!

Anonymous said...

This post is beyond awesome. I am always wondering what to do and what not to do so I will follow some of these tips.