Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Butterflies Brighten Home Decor

Butterflies are my favorite design element right now. I plant native plants to attract butterflies to my yard and well, they are just me. However, what I am about to show you might, if you know me, shock you. Yes, I made it, all by myself.


Stamps: Elements of Style
Paper: Flirtatious Specialty Designer Series paper, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo
Ink: Melon Mambo
Accessories: Pearls, Big Shot, Butterflies Die, Tasteful Trim Die, Victoria Crochet Trim

I know, PINK, right? I dealt with the light pink by adding the other great colors in this paper- Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo.

This tray started out like this:

 
I found it at a Rummage or Thrift Store a while back. Moving and shedding most of my collectionables made me realize what I really wanted to play with and this I kept once I saw the doily paper. I had this design in my mind for a while, but had to make hostess appreciation invites first so I knew what I had left to play with!

The trickiest part of this was that the original cross stitch had a thicker background piece and I added my paper right to the back tray. Opps. I then had a gap. See those little pearls in the four corners? I added them for spacers or shims. Perfection!

Oh yeah, check this out. Clare loved my tray and it matched her outfit:

Her face isn't smiling, I know. Somehow, whenever Grandma put the camera up, she quit smiling!

Happy Stamping!

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4 comments:

  1. What a fabulous idea! Love the tray!

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  2. Love this! (And what a little cutie Clare is!)

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  3. Great idea and I love the background you created. So pretty! TFS

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  4. A great way to showcase the paper and a reminder to think outside the box (or tray) for ideas.

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