4/15/2013

Button Boutique #4 ~ Butterflies!

Hey there! It's time for for another set of Button Boutique projects at DeNami Design. The spring flowers are finally beginning to bloom in my neck of the woods. Before you know it butterflies will be fluttering about too. With that thought in mind I put together a fun project that would be cute for Mother's Day, a teacher's desk or perched on your window sill!


I've taken these splendid DeNami products and turned them into these sweet little projects!


Aren't they fun! I started with simple wooden spools picked up at any craft store and grounded them with some pretty patterned paper die cuts. As you can see each of the spools is decorated a bit differently using blue stripes washi tape, boutique buttons, twine and the tulip border stamp. The tops of the spools were made to look like flowers with the solid leaf sprig fussy cut then added for extra movement at the base of my design.


I stamped the full view butterfly twice for each spool, fussy cut them, then added spiraled wire stems and wire antenna between the two with a foam dot and score tape. I gently curved the wings to give them a fluttery look! Of course I had to give them a little body made from a threaded button. 

Next I took this idea and transformed it into a card. Following the same design, a dimensional butterfly flutters above a button flower! The large dot swirls stamp replaces the wire stem and the washi tape helps to anchor my design. 


I hope I've inspired you to dig into your button collection today and let a touch of spring flutter into you home! Button supply running low? No worries since the DeNami store has a beautiful selection to choose from. Have a delightful day friends ~Lisa

16 comments:

Karen B. said...

Oh these are most adorable!

Geri said...

Well, how CUTE!!! They look like they're in flight, both as stand alones and on the card!!! Love these, Lisa!!!

Marybeth said...

Sooooo darn cute Lisa! Love the detail and fussy cutting on the adorable decorated spools ! Then your sweet card to match! Love the way you used the buttons!

~Tammy~ said...

Lisa you are beyond talented and these are so adorable! Swooning for sure! It put a much needed smile on my face! :-)

Kelly Griglione said...

Hahaha, maybe when I'm 90 my button supply will be running low, but when does that ever stop us from adding more of the latest and greatest?! Really great projects here, Lisa! Love the home decor AND card.

Tracey McNeely said...

Lisa these are so cute, I love your colour combination and the level of detail. The sweestest card too. Thanks for sharing.

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, my gosh! Aren't these the cutest, little things I've ever seen! LOVE!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Oh my word! How cute are these??? I just love them! And your card is so pretty, too!

Emily Keaton said...

I never, ever would have thought to make anything quite so cute with empty spools, but YOU did and I LOVE them!! Those button flowers are fabulous, Lisa. You work magic with your DeNami buttons!

Barb Murphy said...

so pretty and sweet! i love that butterfly image...i love the scale of it and your fab coloring

Greta said...

Love everything about this project, Lisa! You really outdid yourself today! The use of the buttons is wonderful & I'm pinning this so I can admire it over & over!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Lisa, so creative! That card at the end of your post is pinspirational and precious!!

Wendy said...

GREAT photo tutorial and project! Looks like something Martha Stewart would make. Love the matching card too.

Colleen Dietrich said...

'Whimsical' is the first word that popped into my mind upon seeing these adorable little creations. The matching card is equally sweet!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

GOOOOOOOOOODNESS me! I love love love this spool design-- LOVE the papers and colors! LOVE the whimsical butterfly! And I LOVE x10000 that these spools match your card! YOU ROCK:)

ps... Olsen just started barking as I was typing this! Now he's howling! LOL! Guess I better go look to see what it is:)

laughadaisy said...

Lisa, girl, you are so wonderfully creative. I absolutely LOVE these little spools, oh my word! What a delightful project! And you've done them so perfectly, down to the very last detail. And your coordinating card is equally delightful. Beautiful colors, and brilliant use of buttons. Fantastic job. ;-)