The Butterfly Project

Thank you for all your sweet comments about our Catty Cruise and my Bountiful Butterfly projects. Aren't our cruise Stewards amazing?! Be sure to visit our home port, Catty Cruise Line, for news about upcoming cruises and profiles of our fabulously talented Cruise Stewards. We'll be setting sail again to cruise through the new Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog on September 25. IMG_3756wm The Bountiful Butterfly projects I shared during the cruise are in response to a call for butterflies. In an effort to remember the more than 1.5 million innocent children murdered during the Holocaust, the Holocaust Museum of Houston is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies. The butterflies will eventually comprise a breath-taking exhibition, currently scheduled for Spring 2012. The museum has already collected an estimated 400,000 butterflies. I guess these projects will make it 400,012 butterflies. If you'd like to contribute, you can mail your handmade butterflies to Craft Critique Attn: Butterfly Project 649 N. Spring Street Elgin, IL 60120 by September 19, 2009, or to the Holocaust Museum of Houston by July 30, 2011. (Click on the links for more information and guidelines.) Holocaust Museum Houston Butterfly Project Education Department 5401 Caroline St. Houston, TX 77004 Butterflyspotlight So, here are just a few more details about my butterfly projects.I found the Shadow Box frame at Ikea for $9.99. I used a household straight pin to mount each butterfly to a 2" Aluminum White Metal Edge Tag covered with a cork sheet I cut with our Circle Scissor Plus. You can find these cork sheets at Hobby Lobby with or without adhesive backs. You can even find them in hardware stores with the shelf lining. Cork sheets are great fun to cut with our die cuts or circle cutter, but beware, they're too thick for punches. I was really intimidated when I saw these Tri-Shutter cards popping up on Splitcoast Stampers. But, they're actually incredibly easy to make. You can find instructions and a whole gallery of these cards here: TLC221 Tri-Shutter Card Instructions. IMG_3763 I really had fun making each butterfly unique, so there are quite a few ingredients in this recipe for the specimen box and matching card. Recipe Stamp Sets: Flight of the Butterfly (111564) and Define Your Life (114950) Paper: Cottage Wall (115671) and Old Olive, Pale Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, and Whisper White cardstock. Cork Sheets (non-Stampin' Up!). Tools: Butterfly Punch (116629), Trio Flower Punch (109183), Circle Scissor Plus (112530), Finial Press and Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (115963 and 115964), Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Dies (114507), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439). Embellishments (butterfly body parts): Playground and Button Latte Designer Buttons (116313 and 114333); Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads (109111); Pewter Build-a-Brad (109128); Filigree Designer Brads (112579); wire. Aluminum White Metal Edge Tag (103374). Straight Pins. Fibers: 1-1/4" Old Olive Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (115618), Rich Razzleberry Polka-dot Grosgrain (115613) If you're able to take time out of your busy summer to make a butterfly for the Holocaust Museum of Houston, I hope you'll let me know. I know we'll be making a road trip to Houston in Spring 2012!

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  1. Renee Winch says:

    Absolutely Gorgeous! I love those butterflies. Fantastic Job Stampin’ Momma, Renee

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