Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Flutter By Wednesday: Butterfly Memo Board

Good Wednesday morning girls!!! I hope you are having a wonderful week! It's been great around here! A little chilly still but wonderful! We came down the hallway the other day and saw 2 doves taking shelter from the wind in the window above our front door. That was pretty cool. We were headed out the door so I felt bad that we scared them away. I hope they found another quiet place to rest. Then this morning (which was really Tues. morning as I'm pre-posting this) we had ducks - yes ducks - on our front lawn. Hubby said one was hobbling around on a stump; he fed them lots of bread so hopefully they had full bellies before they flew off. This is my second post for the day - please be sure to scroll down and see my Cuttlebug Challenge card - I love how it turned it out!!

Since it's Wednesday I have another Flutter By Wednesday project to share with you. Several months ago, Maggie, the owner of the Cuttlebug Challenge blog asked several of us to create an altered project for the Ready, Set, Create ezine. (Click on the cover to purchase this issue. It's full of lots of other great and easy projects!) I was thrilled to be asked and set about making a simple project. (This is actually not the first project I started - that project had pictures the wrong size and has been shelved since then). But I have a few of these memo boards and decided to alter one of them and make it into something pretty AND functional.

Here's what I started with:


To begin, I removed the corner brackets and then the side pieces. They were hot glued together so I just gently used an exacto blade as needed. I also removed the piece separating the memo section from the cork section. You could leave the white board on there but I carefully removed it and used it as a template to create my topper.

Some pretty dictionary butterflies. It's hard to see in this photo, but they have been embossed using my cuttlebug folders and inked. Gems on their body and gems highlighting some of the paper design to add a bit of sparkle.


The journaling tag was stamped with a quote from Paper Makeup Stamps. This is the small size; I really like this quote and think I'll have to get the big size too! It is tucked under some layered flowers. The center is a really pretty aurora borealis button I picked up at WalMart. After gluing the section back down, I added some lace to act as a barrier from the corkboard section.



We would love to see your butterfly creations as well. Please use the keyword FBW when uploading at SCS or PCP. Also be sure to visit the rest of the Flutter By team. They create the most beautiful cards/projects - you won't want to miss them! I am so excited to welcome Nancy to the Flutter By team. She is one of the sweetest stampers and is so very talented too! You will really enjoy getting to see her work if you are not already familiar with her. Be sure to leave her a note of welcome. Another big thing is that the challenge is all about Fluttering - and fairies flutter just like butterflies. So we are adding fairies to the challenge too!

Nancy

Be sure to keep scrolling and see my card for this week's Cuttlebug Be Inspired Challenge.

25 comments:

Nancy said...

You are so sweet to write such kind, welcoming words for me! I'm so excited to be working with you! And, your memo board is spectacular...the colors, the design! Absolutely fabulous!!

Kim said...

Cassie, how creative - that is beautiful!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Ok, i am ABSOLUTELY in LOVE with this! WOW Cassie! This is so beautiful! I love the dp, the laced trim, and the butterflies and that big gorgeous flower...and the quote...ok, so yeah, I love EVERYTHiNG about this!!! So awesome!

V said...

Oh wow! This is lovely! Where did you snag the original memo/cork board from? I can tell I'm going to have to go hunting one down. :)

Heather said...

Cassie,

This is absolutely beautiful!!! I love the lace and the colors and they papers and flowers and the Flutter By's you did a superb job on this and I really really enjoy it!!!

Great Job Cassie you outdid yourself this week!!!!

I will be back later today to catch up on your posts so sorry I have not been by much lately I have not been by anywhere!!!

Heather

Aimee said...

I've been waiting to see what you came up with for this project. Wow! Very pretty. I've been coveting a butterfly punch after seeing all your flutterby entries. :)

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! What a really awesome project!! I love your pretty details and design!! :) TFS!

Michelle said...

Cassie - your corkboard is beautiful!! LOVE IT!! How cool to dress it up and make it look so pretty!

Eva said...

Ohhhh, I love this project of yours!!! Beautiful!

Grace Tolman said...

Hi Cassie,
Thanks for the kind words you left on my blog regarding my card that I entered in Cuttlebug's Be inspired #25 challenge.
You were hilarious too! As for the product question, the circle embossing template that I used was from the decorative circle set of Cuttlebug. I just moved the small template around my paper to get the image/emboss all over my paper.
Have a great day.

Meli Mitchell said...

Cass, all I can say is WOW, this is totally gorgeous!

Maraya said...

Cassie - This is SO awesome! I love it!

Cathy said...

This is so adorable. What a great project!! Love it!!

Hugs, Cathy

Jodi said...

Very very creative to create a message board for your cuttlebug challenge and to also use it for the flutterby challenge this week! I love the idea of it all and the embellishments you added!
Hugs,
Jodi =)

Anita Hovey said...

BEAUTIOUS Cassie...I wish I had the patience and vision to make things like that I could actually display in my house...WOW.

Danni said...

Another wonderful creation to blow me away!! Love this!So creative and pretty! AWesome job!

Janna said...

Cassie this is just awesome!! I love this idea! I can see so many great uses for this board! You altered it so lovely too! What a great gift this would be!

Isn't it so nice to see signs of spring finally! Nothing like some doves and ducks to brighten your day!

Smiles,
janna

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

This is gorgeous Cassie!! so many different elements to love, the lace, flowers, butterflies! Really amazing work!

Kristie said...

Your creation is awesome!! Really great work, Cassie!

Ann said...

Wow, wow, wow! This is gorgeous! I love the lace, the butterflies, the bling, the flower--well, everything! Beautiful work!

Heather said...

WOW Cassie! This is fabulous! I love all the elements you used to make this board...and of coarse I love the butterflies! Great job!

Stampin' Meg said...

This project turned out fabulous!

Ashley said...

This is amazing! I love it!

Maria Matter said...

Cassie, this is so pretty! love those butterflies!!!
Blessings, Maria

Ann Kranitz said...

Wowsa!! This is a gorgeous project!!