paper punch art

I've been wanting to do a butterfly "specimen case" ever since I first saw it on Ali Edward's blog back in Feb. '08. Then I walked into Michael's this weekend and everything was on major sale, including the whole Martha Stewart Crafts line. I think I had a stroke, because when I came to, I was walking out with several bags of goodies. I can't be held responsible for my actions.

You can find other versions of this project at Samster Mommy, LollyChops, and Peacock Chic.

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26 comments:

Melly said...

I love that. I am in the process of making them as Christmas presents.

lifeinredshoes said...

Seriously, you never disappoint.

Natasha said...

Don't you just love them!? Thanks for the link (:

LollyChops said...

Thanks so much for mentioning my little blog and butterfly project! I really appreciate it!

I too hit up the sale at Michaels this weekend and even managed to find another MS punch that I did not have! So much fun!

Ashley said...

Very cute! Joann's had HUGE sales too...I went nuts.

Candice said...

Very cute!

As for Michael's, I love that they allow their coupons to be used on the MS stuff now! :)

Jenny said...

Ok. That is so cool! How are the butterflies staying where they are supposed to?

Jill said...

the butterflies are held in place by foam adhesive dots.

Tauni said...

I love that you posted about this project...I "copied" Ali's butterfly collage for my bathroom last year, but I am feeling inspired once again by the interesting new takes you posted.

Thanks!

momof3under6 said...

you just gave me my christmas craft idea for my MIL! :) Thank you Thank you! I always try to do one homemade thing for the inlaws. A few years ago i did a scrabble board with the names of all the family members and put it in a memory box frame. The FIL loved it. Now it's MIL's turn for a christmas craft. Her punch of choice would be a pineapple! OHHH, i'm so excited!

Wendy said...

Ive thought about doing this as well, but havent decided where Id put it or what punch to use.

Deanna said...

I LOVED this! LOL! Your wording was fabulous. Can we EVER be held responsible with a creative mind? :)

anna angela said...

WOW! Okay, that's it. I'm going to Michaels.

stephanie said...

Let's not even talk about Michael's. I'll be paying full price for this punch. But it's worth it - I love this.

What size is your frame?

Lauren said...

Thanks for the idea. I used ladybugs instead of butterflies to fit in my daughter's room. Love it!

Christian said...

I love this idea. I am always lurking around your page and get so much inspiration. This time I will put my inspiration to use :). I recently bought the cricut so I will be using that instead of a hole punch and i will be using different themes as well. (i.e. flowers, fish, birds etc) Thank you for such an easy project that even I can handle.

Valerie said...

Oh, my youngest daughter would LOVE this.

Lowry Family said...

This is way adorable. Love it.

jezebelsk said...

I love this! It is so cute! And your spacing -- wow, girl, I don't know how you do it! It looks great!

Littlelou said...

I love this..plan to make smaller version for my craft room

Lindsey said...

First of all, I love your blog! I've made a few of these on a small scale, but I want to make a big one...what size frame did you use, and what did you use as the background?

Thanks!

Liz said...

I think I am on my way into Michael's to check it out. So love this!

Laura said...

Oh, I've been wanting to make one of these too!!!

Amy said...

I just had to tell you that you made me laugh, I'm going to use that "stroke" line next time I go to the craft store (on my husband). I am sitting here with the flu :( waiting on my 2 yr old triplets to stop jumping in the cribs and fall asleep for nap so I can lay down too. I feel like crap but you made me laugh out loud. Thanks. Amy

Christie - Childhood 101 said...

I have stumbled upon your site tonight and absolutely adore your ideas. Will be stalking you from now on!LOL!

merrianne said...

i LOVE that!!!!