Friday, 13 June 2008

Birthday mini book 2


This is the second mini book I made for my sisters birthday, using the BIA. This project was a little more tricky. I wanted the binding rings to represent the butterflies body and lots of sparkle, it's nice to use glitter for something other than christmas. There was glitter everywhere, even the cats got some!!LOL

The shape of the butterfly was done using a heart template I printed of my computer, I took the point of the bottom and traced onto card. I used some small pieces of K&co paper across the middle of each wing then drew the flourish on in pencil. For the cover wings I used PVA glue over my pencil lines and glitter. I did this in stages so the glue wouldn't dry out while I was still applying it. For the inside wings I used a whispers pen to go over the pencil lines the rubbed them out. The book is full of butterfly and sister quotes, which I printed out and matt and layered onto card. They are attached with sticky fixers. Inside the book are teabag butterflies. I folded these and glittered the wing tips so they would twinkle. Finally some wire for the antenna and ribbon tied to the binding rings finished off the book. I made a separate tag to write my birthday wishes on too. Here it is....

I will post the quotes and poems I have used for the last few projects next time.

FIL's birthday next, some challenges and father's day to come, I have managed to make one card for my FIL and matching ATC's for the Papertake challenge this week so I will have to get them photographed and posted soon. Take care everyone, thanks for looking

michele xxx


  1. beautiful butterfly book. xx

  2. I love your butterfly book, it is so pretty!! xx

  3. Great job, it looks wonderful. x

  4. Ohhh lovely, i bet your sister loved it. xx

  5. I loved all the glitter really effective.

  6. I like the way you used the binding rings as the body of the butterfly, clever.

  7. sooo pretty, love it!! xx

  8. lovely book, i am sure your sister loved it. jjxx


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