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Friday, March 29, 2013

Butterfly Paper Clip - Tattered Angels tutorial

I thought I would bring you a touch of spring today with this tutorial on how I created these cute butterfly paper clips.  They are perfect pocket buddies in your mini albums, add a magnet to trap notes on your fridge, or remove the clip and add a pin as a charm holder.  
Wood pieces are so popular in scrapbooking and paper crafting right now. You can really find all shapes and styles and they are so fun to docorate.  Mine were created with the following supplies, but please experiment with different products when making your own.
  • Recollections - Wood Butterfly
  • Tattered Angels: 
    • Glimmer Mist  - Jack O'Lantern
    • Glimmer Mist  - Taffy
    • Plain Jane - Rosey
    • Glimmer Glam - Stiletto
    • Glimmer Glam - Twinkle Toes
  • Ranger:
    • Glossy Accents
    • Distress Crackle Paint - Rock Candy
    • Adirondack Alcohol Ink - Caramel
    • Archival Ink - Coffee
  • Office Supplies:
    • Large Metal Paper Clip
    • Sharpie - Gold & Black
  • Stampabilities - Faded Text Background Stamp
Here is a step by step video tutorial on how these were made. 

If you make these cute butterflies, please be sure to tag me on facebook, or youtube. I would love to see them.
Thanks for stoppig in today,
Tonya Gibbs


  1. Amazes me how many products we can layer on one small piece of wood! It's beautiful Tonya!

  2. Brilliant Tonya! Can you advise me of colors ideas to do this technique in a wood Christmas tree? I made your 3-d paper daffodil for Easter/springtime and everyone loves them! Again, brilliant and thank you for sharing!

  3. Tonya I love your Butterflys. thank you for showing how to do this....xoxo


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