Friday, March 28, 2014

Butterfly Shadow Box for Fleurette Bloom-LoveBug Creations Co-Hop!


Welcome to the Fleurette Bloom-LoveBug Creations Co-Hop!


If you've flown over from Katie's Blog, then you've joined the parade, but if you've stumbled on this hop and want to begin with the first stop, soar over to Fleurette!

The pairing of LBC's fantastic rumple ribbon and other trimmings with Fleurette Bloom's outstanding SVG's and digital delights is a great way to jazz up your projects - who wants to be ho-hum? Not us gals.........so grab your favorite beverage and settle back for some crafting inspiration for just the right touch of class!

For my project, I chose to create a Spring inspired Butterfly Shadow Box!

Isn't it pretty?!?


To create this, I altered the large nesting box SVG file from Fleurette Bloom's Nesting Gift Box SVG Collection by cutting the side panels of the box to measure 2" wide. The front of the frame, was simply created by cutting out a square from the box lid, leaving approximately a 1" border around it.

If you want to hang the frame like I did, use a hole punch to cut the holes on each side of the lid. Using a pencil, mark those spots on the bottom of the box once the lid is in place, then punch the holes out. This will align the holes properly. Feed the ribbon ends through each side and create a knot to keep the ribbon in place. This will also keep the lid from falling off as well!


To hang the butterfly through the opening of the frame, I used some hot glue and glued the back of the butterfly to a fishing line. Next, take a pin and puncture the center top and the bottom of the outside frame of the box. Feed the line through the top and the bottom holes, centering the butterfly in the middle of your opening. Secure the ends of the line onto the outside of the box with a little piece of tape. To the inside of the box, where the line runs through add some hot glue to ensure that the line doesn't slip out. Once the glue is dry, you may remove the tape and trim the line. NOTE: You may like to do this step before putting the ribbon through the lid as I mentioned above.


To the outside of the box I embellished it with some beautiful Cherry Blossom Branches, added some gorgeous pink panther rumple ribbon and rose bloom button!
Hope this has inspired you to create your own Spring Creations ;)

Now, how about some blog candy??


Fleurette Bloom is offering a $10 gift certificate to her Store  

http://www.fleurettebloom.com

 AND

LoveBug Creations is offering a $10 gift certificate to their Online Store!

LoveBug Creations
  
So what do you have to do to be in the running???
1.  Become a follower of each crafter (if you're not already)
2. Leave a love note at each blog spot with your contact info
3. For extra chances to win like our Facebook Pages and leave a comment on
 Fleurette Blooms FB Page -> Fleurette Bloom Designs and
LoveBug's FB Page ->LoveBug Creations
4. Check back on Wednesday for the announcement of the winners!



For your next touch of class, please visit Tanya!



Just in case you've lost your way here is the co-hop line up again!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Hopping Everyone :)