I love to decorate gifts with something I have made that is different from a ribbon tied in a bow or curled with a scissor blade. My granddaughter recently celebrated her 9th birthday and I gave her the gift that I talked about in this post. When I wrapped it, I wanted to use some very flowery paper and decorate it with something a little unique. I remembered the beautiful butterfly that can be cut from the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge. I cut it out at 5" (I think). Then I applied some spray adhesive and covered it with fine yellow glitter, burnishing by rubbing the glitter gently in circles with my fingers. It's always a good day when I can play with some glitter!
I have some very fine gold wire that I used to fashion the antennae, which I adhered under one of the gold flat-backed gems that formed the head and body. This butterfly was so quick to make and looked pretty impressive as it rested on the garden of flowers in the paper's design. I also used a Spellbinder's Fancy Tags die on which I wrote my granddaughter's name.
Just a word about the Art Philosophy cartridge - it is one of my very favorites! I love the images and the stamps that coordinate with them. If you read my blog from time to time you will see me using it again and again. If you'd like to purchase this cartridge, I recommend you talk to Lisa Stenz at Lisa's Creative Corner. She's a wonderful CTMH consultant and I know you'll just love her!
Remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day!