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one of the girls here at the office told me about this awesome DIY project that she’s going to try, and i think i might have to try it as well! it is so simple and there are so many fun things you can do with it…

what you need:

1. some pretty paper – this would be a great way to reuse your old free people catalogs!

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2. punches in whatever shape or size you want – i love the idea of using varying sizes.

3. some zots (clear adhesive dots) and 3d-dots (sticky foam cubes) to add some dimension by placing the butterflies at varying heights, like this:

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4. a picture frame with 3d mat board

once you have your paper picked out, start punching! lay out the shapes on a piece of paper as you punch, in whatever pattern you feel like.  then you’re just going to attach them using the zots and 3d dots, placing the shapes at varying heights.

lollychops has a really great step-by-step tutorial if you need more direction:

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read the full tutorial here.

she also suggests adding an inspirational quote or word – what a great idea!

top image from the year of story.

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Comments

Candice -January 27, 2010, 1:22PM

absolutely adore this DIY.

can’t wait to try it out myself.

thanks so much for sharing.
xo

nicole j -January 27, 2010, 7:17PM

i bought these about a month ago and i love them! great for thank you notes, i bought the sea horses and skull ones.

julielani Chang -January 28, 2010, 1:32PM

I too reuse FP and Anthropologie catalogue for art projects. Also I am tickled pink with the butterflies. I am in the process of redecorating my daughters room and I have also used butterflies as part of the theme. In addition to the butterflies, birds and birdcages will also be used. I can’t wait to share the end products with FP facebook someday when I finish. I could only do a little bit at a time. You cannot hurry art, it just has to evolve. Wow I think this is why everything I do takes so long to finish !

LOllyChops -January 28, 2010, 11:02PM

Thanks for featuring my tutorial!

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