Rainbow of Butterflies | tutorial

Don't you just love butterflies? I do, so much! And I love rainbows too. These things make me smile.

Today I have a tutorial on how to take a ready available and cheap Ikea ribba frame (23cm square) and decorate it for a beautiful gift.

The beauty of this is that it so simple to create but it also looks chic and can easily be personalised for your recipient. I will show you a couple of ways to do this, so you can gift friends and/or family.

Are you ready - let's go!

So first of all you need to decide on your colours, I went for a rainbow but another option is to pick one colour and work your image through the different hues and tones in that colour. This works particularly well if you have a larger image in mind.

The ribba frame actually comes with a middle card cut out that is 12cm square so bear this in mind when you make your choice of image to punch.

I used an awesome punch from Stampin' Up! called Bitty Butterfly/Papillon Bitty and the following colours from Stampin' Up!
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After I had punched out all my little butterflies I cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock to 22cm square, laid them out in my colour order and temporarily adhered them with some washi tape ~

and then I used my sewing machine (nothing fancy, just a cheap one!) to stitch them down. Then I carefully removed my tape and bent up the little wings ~

Then I created my greeting using the Washi Label punch - which is very versatile for both cards and other paper creations and I stamped a sentiment from the Watercolor Wings set from Stampin' Up! Here is a couple of other ideas for sentiments that fit nicely and can easily adapt the gift to your needs ~

Thanks for visiting today and well done if you read through to the end! Next week I will be back with another project, this time a video tutorial for a fold card and how to recreate some of the retired Stampin' Up! Painted Blooms paper (I love that so much!) using a current stamp set! Don't miss it - lots of awesomeness - sign up to my YouTube channel using the links on the right side bar!

This was birthday gift for my Mother in Law and she loved it - I hope you do also and are inspired to create one too. Have a beautiful day.x

The original inspiration for this project came from this card by Laura Bassen. Please note I use affiliate links where possible, this means that when you purchase something via the Stampin' Up! online store I receive a small commission and this gives me funds for crafting. Thank you so much for your support.

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