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 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 I added 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  


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 and 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 :)


  1. Oh my!! This is amazing!! I love the colors and textures and how it seems to move!! Totally stunning!! I'm so blessed to have been able to be a part of this blog hop with you.

  2. Holy gorgeousness!!!! I am in LOVE!!! This is just beautiful! I love everything about this!!! And the LBC products just add to the stunning-ness you've created!!! Wonderful job!!! So happy to be able to hop with you!!!!

    Bug hugs,

  3. Oh this is just beautiful! It makes my heart smile to see your creativity! Gorgeous!

  4. WOW! This is beautiful! I love the design of the shadow box and the way you embellished it make me look forward to SPRING!! Scrappy hugs! Connie Can Crop

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  6. Ilda, your shadow box is amazing!!! I so want to make one now! I love how you made te butterfly the centerpiece and your cherry blossoms are stunning! The rumpled ribbon adds that perfect finishing touch! I love everything about this :) <3

  7. This is a fabulous idea and so adaptable to just about anything! It's a beautiful piece!

  8. I love it!! Now I need, need, need that file to make one of these for myself. haha. You have done such a sweet job combing the two companies.

  9. Stunning! That is the first word that came to my mind when I saw your project. You are a top-notch paper (and cake) crafter and it shows in everything you make. I love being inspired whenever I stop by your blog!Beth
    Beth's Beauties

  10. Oh man, this is amazingly gorgeous! It so makes me want Spring weather to arrrive NOW! The ribbon & Beautiful Bloom look so pretty at the bottom.

  11. The blossom branch and butterflies are so pretty with the ribbon and button. I love the 3D box idea. What a beautiful decoration. Fabulous job!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  12. New follower - I love the dainty blooms and butterflies on your outstanding shadow box - TFS and it was great hopping with you today!

  13. Very pretty shadow box--love the colors.
    I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  14. Beautiful frame. I love the flowers you used.

    Melisa Alzammar

  15. WOW! This is fantastic. It's so pretty. Love it!

  16. This is stunning!!! I love those cherry blossoms!!

  17. How beautiful!! I just became a new follower on Bloglovin'.

  18. Wow Ilda, this is beautiful!

  19. Another incredible project Ilda!! Love what you've done here! So clever to alter the nesting box files and turn it into something totally different. Amazing!!!

  20. Ilda this is amazing!!! Very nicely done, my friend! Great hop!


Thanks so much for taking the time and leaving me a comment! I always love hearing from you and I appreciate you stopping by! Hugs, Ilda