Friday, June 15, 2012

Butterfly Clips

It's time for your mid-month reminder to play along with us at Stampin' Celebration!  With such a fun inspiration piece this month, it should be easy!

A little bit ago I saw these cute butterfly clips over on Pinterest and knew that I wanted to try some of my own.  My 4 year old daughter is WAY into being 'pretty', and she loves cute clips to put in her hair.  She was so excited that I was making these for her that I was barely able to finish and get a picture of them before she snatched them up and ran off.  :-) 

Making the first clip took a little figuring out, but then the second was easy once I got the hang of it.  The approximate lengths of the ribbons that I started with:  

Basic Black Scallop Dots Ribbon:  2"
White White Taffeta Ribbon:  2 5/8"
Melon Mambo Scallop Dots Ribbon:  3 1/4"

I just used a low-melt glue gun to put it all together.  Start by adding ribbon directly to the clip (here Old Olive taffeta).  Next create the smallest circle by gluing the ends together.  Then I glued one end of the white ribbon to the black, looped it around and glued the other side so both circles are stuck together.  Then I repeated that with the pink ribbon.  Make the second set of 3 circles, and then glue them both to the clip. 

For the antennae (since I didn't have any thin pipe cleaner on hand and didn't want to run to the store) I used Baker's Twine coated with a little Crystal Effects.  I just let it dry well, and then was able to shape it into the little antennae.  I didn't get the Crystal Effects totally smooth on the Baker's Twine, but that doesn't seem to affect it being able to hold it's shape.  I found it easiest to add the antennae very last. 

Here is a closer look: 

Let me know if you have any questions about these!  They really are fun to make and of course you could use a variety of colors and styles of ribbon.  I'm planning to make up some of these to take with me as 3D swaps for convention, so come find me if you'd like one.  :-) 

And remember to play along with us at Stampin' Celebration! You have until June 25th to create a card, 3D item, digital item, scrapbook layout, etc. using the inspiration piece above. Link your creation to the Stampin' Celebration blog so we can see your project. We will choose the "Pick of the Party" at the end of the month. We can't wait to see what Stampin' Celebration inspires you to create!

If you missed the original Blog Hop of the Design Team, you can see it here: 

Allison Ohran -Sweet Impressions (you are here)
Candace Lawlor - not participating this month
Cori Kozak - Creative Chat
Erica Cerwin - Pink Buckaroo Designs
Erin Gonzales -Hand Stamped Style
Krystal De Leeuw - Krystal's Cards
Marlene Peters - not participating this month
Rochelle Gould - I stamp, I create, I have fun!

Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge


Amanda Mertz said...

So sweet! Great idea to use the Baker's Twine for the antennae! TFS!

beth rush said...

oh my, i see these in my future! so cute, my daughter will love them!!

Kym said...

These are adorable!!!