Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Flutterby Butterflies

As promised in yesterdays post, here is the mini book I have been working on, the pages of which have been created from the humble coffee filter.

Anita bought me a pile of filters as a challenge quite some time ago, and we sat and cropped at my house working through some ideas, we managed the bare bones of our books but then mine languished in a zip-lock bag, sidelined for more pressing projects.

I felt inspired to finish the book last night, the coffee filter pages have been stamped and hinged together with some large butterfly shapes. The basic shape was a google image printed out and used as a template on patterned paper, all papers used in this book are Cosmo Cricket.

Then I set about finding all my butterfly punches, dies and chippies

I used lots of quotes, typed up and printed out onto textured card, one of my fave quotes in the book is

"Butterflies are self propelled flowers" and I used this as license to add lots and lots of lovely flowers (not that I normally need an excuse!)

I added a few pearls and grunge-paper hinges to the outer covers which were crackle-painted.

We have our new Cuttlebug class starting tomorrow and I can't wait, the ever bubbly and brilliant Bonnie is benefitting us all with her expertise on all things die-cutting.

The classes are the third thursday in each month, they are £6.00 and we are currently running two sessions, 10-12am and 1-3pm,  I have a couple of spaces in the morning but the afternoon is at present full

Dates are 18th August
                15th September
                20th October
                17th November
                15th December

Please ring or call into the shop if you are interested in booking a place.

One last thing before I bid you all goodnight, thankyou to Victoria who bought me a cute little bauble to decorate, even though the 'c' word is still banned I think I might just relent and have a play with my bauble, I promise to share when it is finished.


  1. Beautiful!!! Love love this Tracey!! The big butterfly as the hinge is a wonderful treatment!!Coffee Filters aren't just for creating flowers!!

  2. gorgeous Tracey, loving those butterflies punches and I wish I have the one which look like a stencil. That butterfly is so beautiful!

  3. Long time no see!! I'd forgotten about that coffee filter book, now, where did I put mine. Yours has turned out rather gorgeous, love the extra butterfly hinges and you can never have toooo many flowers. xxx

  4. Tracey, I am drooling. I wish I was filthy rich to fly over the pond and come to your workshops when I felt like it. I have a butterfly crazy friend who is having a 65 birthday. Would you mind if I used you idea. It certainly won't be as beautiful as yours. P.S great photography!
    Chris XO

  5. do the coffee filters still open? You could put tags in them! This is a great idea!

  6. wow love the butterflies album very creative just so beautiful

    hugs carla

  7. wow! I'm not the only one who loves butterflies! I love the use of the coffee filters! just beautiful and so creative!


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