Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Butterflies! They are the most beautiful and fragile of creatures.  A couple of summers ago, I raised Monarchs on my back deck.  I don't know which experience was more awe inspiring; seeing the caterpillar go into chrysalis or emerge as the butterfly.  Some native American tribes call butterflies the secret keepers.  In honor of the butterfly and their ability to keep secrets, I have created the Butterfly Box and Mini Album.

This altered cigar box measures 7"x7"x 2.5".  It's interior is lined with velvet and the box's exterior is covered with-you guessed it-Graphic45, Once Upon a Springtime papers.

The top is embellished with paper punched butterflies from Marvy Uchida's large butterfly punch, paper roses, page corners and half pearls in pink and white.  The hinges and latch are original to the box and the feet are Tim Holtz.

The five page chipboard mini album measures 5.5"x 5.5". Each embellished page has either a photo mat and/or journaling tags.
  The pages of the album are held together by a large tassel in soft greens and pinks.
I chose not to name the album as I would like the person receiving it to name it themselves. The oval bronze frame is waiting for that name.
 Butterflies, fairies and flowers, an enchanting combination.  Enjoy.

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