Thursday, May 1, 2014

Butterfly Box

Happy Thursday!

I have some very exciting news to share with you today. I was thrilled and honored when Valou emailed me and told me I had been chosen as one of the DT Members of Magnolia Forever. I hope you will join our Anything Goes Challenge. Our sponsor for this challenge is Cards Und More.

For my first project I chose a wooden butterfly box that I purchased at Michael's for $3.50. I use Martha Stewart purple paint as the base and the used a sponge effect using a copper color paint. Please see below what I used to create my project.

Front of Box

Back of Box

Front and side

Left Side

Right Side

Below are the goodies I used:
Magnolia stamps- Tilda with Rabbit, Edwin with Butterfly, Tilda as Butterfly, Cute Magnolia, and Afternoon Tea Plant
Magnolia Doohickey Dies - Swirly Butterfly, Lovely Fence and Floral Swirl Corner
Cherry Lynn Dies - Large Flourish, Butterfly and Doily Heart
La La Land - Hot Air Balloon Die
Memory Box - Dragon Fly Die
Martha Stewart - Butterfly Punch
The images were colored with Copic Markers and Paper pieced
Maja paper
Prima wooden and metal embellishments
Melissa Frances resin embllishment
Pearl Bling
Tulle, re-purposed ribbon, floral and green trim
Lots of fussy cut tiny butterflies

I am entering my project in the following challenges:
Magnolia Licious - Anything Goes
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia - #93 Lots of Layers
Totally Tilda - #95 Tilda with Wings
Time for Magnolia - #54 Anything Goes
Ribbon Girls - April Magnolia Only


  1. beautiful...tons of loveliness all over this beauty.... well done and I bet well worth all that eye candy :) love it

  2. This is adorable! And you decorated it perfectly!!

  3. How adorable. This is just the cutest thing ever!

  4. What exciting news! I'm so happy to hear you were invited. They're such a lucky team to have you on-board. Congratulations and I'll check in to see more wonderful creations! Hugs, Gail

  5. You've made an amazing project, with lots of gorgeous details, love it

  6. Totally fabulous! I love all, this is a perfect job! Hugs, Flo.

  7. Oh, my word! This is awesome! You have created such a treasure with this butterfly box. Your "scene" is really gorgeous. Looks like you had a lot of fun creating the altered box...hugs...Barb

  8. So gorgeous! I love the butterflies...

  9. Oh such a cute project! I love all the details! Beautiful project! Congratulations too! :) Nancee

  10. Karen this is spectacular, an absolute work of art, each side as cute as the next. Wonderful, wonderful work!

    hugs, Diana

  11. Congratulations to you! WOW this is one fantastic butterfly box. Each side is fabulous. So much to admire here. Love the paper piecing too! You have done a phenomenal job on this beauty!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  12. Oh, my Gosh!!! Your butterfly box is absolutely gorgeous. So pretty.

  13. Wow, what a gorgeous butterfly box, Love it

  14. Just beautiful, I love all the pretty decoration, very nicely done
    Hugs Julie P

  15. What a cute box, Karen. So many pretties to looks at. Thank you for sharing it with us at Magnolia-licious.

  16. OMG this is soooooo beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us at TFMC. Good luck. Hugs, Nicole

  17. Oh wow, this is just fantastic! I love all of the gorgeous details and colors.

    Laura C.

  18. Beautiful creation lots of gorgeous images..nice take on the chall theme.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Totally Tilda chall this wk...hope to see you again.

    smiles Christine x

  19. How wonderful your creation is and so much work you've put into it
    Thanks for playing the totally Tilda challenge
    Hugs Susie Sugar xx


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