How to Make a Butterfly Wreath Framed Scrapbook Page
Use a box frame to create an extra special gift of a scrapbook page with the American Crafts Pink Paislee Whimsical collection. Use rub-ons to add interest to photos and paper-cuts and folds to add texture and definition to your project.
1. Start by cutting out your star shapes from the geometric papers (I cut 15 for the size of my wreath circle).
2. Carefully cut lines from the edge of the star to almost the centre – then carefully fold each “petal” in half. You finish with a sort of pinwheel shape.
3. Choose your background paper – I choose stars to match my star flowers. Next. take an ordinary side plate and draw around it to form the wreath shape – I then popped a spot of wet glue on to the back of each of the star flower petals and stuck them around the circle to form my wreath.
4. Take a sheet of the butterfly paper and cut out lots of the butterflies and intertwine them with the star flowers making sure to lift the butterfly wings up first. Add in a few fussy-cut flowers from the paper collection and secure an enamel dot into the centre of each flower.
5. Create the main title on the page, using the same side plate used to create the wreath, carefully laying the plate upside down over the wreath and sticking the letters around the outside in an arc.
6. To complete the layout, use some of the rub-ons on your photo to add interest – I added the photo to the layout before adding the rub-ons by raising it above the wreath with foam pads.
7. Lastly I framed my photo, adding some washi tape around the edges to make sure there were no gaps.