Monday, September 19, 2011

Butterfly Tags

  I created this project for the Embellish Paint or Mist Color Trends Challenge,  Wee Memories - No Pattern Paper  and Creative Inspirations Paints - Charms. P1010472-1
I was playing around in my journal,  trying ideas and one of my ideas was stamping the Cocoa Bean Butterfly onto the Museum Tag. That inspired the idea of creating place card tags for my family.  I created five tags with the initial of each family member.  I looked around and found four little vases to attach the tags too. (Need to find one more for the last tag)
  1. Stamp museum tag onto Valise papers using brown ink. Cut out.
  2. Distress edges using distressing tool.
  3. Smear light blue acrylic paint onto tag. Sponge edges with brown dye ink.
  4. Die Cut Classic Tags from Valise Paper. 
  5. Stamp Museum Tag over circle classic tag.
  6. Distress Edges using distressing tool.
  7. Smear blue acrylic paint over surface.
  8. Stamp letter using brown ink, apply sticker or hand write the name on the tag. :)
  9. Stamp Cocoa Bean Butterfly on Shrinky Dink using StaZon brown ink.
  10. Cut out leaving a little extra on the top by the head to allow for a hole punch.
  11. Punch hole.
  12. Flip over and color on the backside of the butterfly using Copic markers.
  13. Heat with heat gun or in oven following instructions on packaging.
  14. Stamp Cocoa Bean Butterfly using brown ink onto Valise paper.
  15. Cut out butterfly.
  16. Color using watercolor pencils.
  17. Sponge edges using brown dye ink.
  18. Spritz Seam Binding Ribbon using blue glimmer mist.
  19. Tie initial tag with butterfly using twine.
  20. Attach the ribbon and tag to larger tag.
  21. Spritz white paper flowers with blue glimmer mist. Attach to center of butterfly.
Here is a close up of one of the Shrinky Dink Butterflies:
Here is a picture of the four vases with tags:
P1010472I created all five in a production line. Very fun. I also created additional Shrinky Dink butterflies charms. I want to take and tie them into the flowers in the mini vases.

These little tags could have been created with the pumpkins stamps or snowflakes.  I can see a bunch of different place-settings.  The statice is from my garden and I pulled a bunch in and spritzed with the glimmer mist to give it a blue tint.

Have a wonderful day!



  1. Beautiful place card tags, stunning butterflies and love how you have photographed them next to the beautiful stems, highlighting what gorgeous table settings they make. Tracy x

  2. These are adorable .. love the soft blue with the brown ... and they look so pretty on those lovely flower displays ...

  3. Beautiful place setting - love the addition of the shrinky dink butterfly!

  4. What a clever idea to create place cards at the table, or group several for a centerpiece. They would be pretty in a bathroom, too! Thanks for a great idea!

  5. wow that's stunning Suzz. so creative.

  6. WOW!! these are beautiful Tags..

    Hugs, Linda

  7. Beautiful tags Suzz. love that you made your own charms with the shrinky dink. Must try that.

  8. What a fabulous idea Sue and I love the colours. The blue looks so vivid against the browns and the shrink butterflies are lovely too. I love those cute little vases too.

    Lesley Xx

  9. Suzanne this is so beautiful. Very stunning creation. Love the blue butterfly.

  10. Oh my gracious, these are stunning! I looooove the colors - so gorgeous and ready for fall, but with that splash of brilliant blue. And that little shrinky b-fly is adorable.

  11. Oh my goodness knocked my socks off with this one!!!

  12. Wow, this is gorgeous. The coloring, the splash of blue. WOW! GORGEOUS. Thanks for playing along with us at Wee Memories.


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