Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Morgan, handmade Ribbon Flowers, and finding more butterflies

A fun layout with some new captures I have of my niece, Morgan. I scraplifted (scrapstole) the lovely layout "wishing" by July Gaceta on XOXO Girls Challenge Blog.
I really like how my ribbon "flower" turned out. If you haven't made these before they are very cute, and easy! You just need a strip of ribbon (in this case I used about 4") and you sew one side with a running stitch. Leaving a few inches of thread at each end to "pull" together. When the thread is pulled tighter the ribbon starts to form a circle. You just tie it and cover the center of the flower with a brad/button/another flower/etc.

Additionally, the larger white "butterfly" is made from two flourish stickers - I fudged the butterfly by adding the 3 white velvet brads and the antennae from wire. :)

Products used:
  • Cardstock - white
  • Bazzel Dotted Swiss - lt green
  • Reminisce Unwritten, Colorful
  • Recollections Rhinestone Stickers - brown flourish
  • Me & My Big Ideas, Elegant Flourishes Puffy - white
  • Magic Mesh - lt green
  • Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
  • 4 velvet brads - white
  • 26 gauge wire - teal
  • Embroidery floss - drk brown
  • Imaginisce Wild Flowers - White Elephant
  • ClearSnap Smooch - green
  • American Crafts Giggles Foam Thickers - white


  1. ohhhh, love the black stitching and the little antenae on the butterflies!

  2. Great take to the challenge! Thanks for playing with us at XOXO and don't forget to tell all your friends to come vote for you when it goes up for voting later today. ;-)