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Butterfly Tiny Book

And finally, the last Tiny Book!!! This one is shaped like a butterfly and has a birds theme. I've gotten a request for product specs, so I'll try to specify the stuff I used, though most of it was from the stash. I used the butterfly shape in the "Serenade" Cricut Cartridge and cut the shapes out of cereal box!

Next, I painted each spread with cheapo craft acrylic paints to look like various butterflies. Then I sanded them down on the edges with a my Harbor Freight rotary tool (ten bucks!) and smudged the edges with colorbox pigment ink to make them look kinda dirty.

The bird images and phrases are cut out of an illustrated animal encyclopedia set that I bought at the thrift store.

I added lots of ribbon pieces and rhine stones and feathers and tags and whatnot to stick out the edges!

The binding is just three large jewelry jumprings put through little punched holes.

This is the front and back cover, simply because this was my favorite spread :) So I hope that info was useful! Happy Monday! Have a wonderful week!
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6 comments:

Jaclyn T said...

I don't have a cricut but I love the idea of making your own board book out of a cereal box!

Really likin' this one!

--Jaclyn T

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Knickertwists said...

Beautiful!

Audrey Darnell said...

Kira you are totally rocking!

Mareth Lee said...

I think this one is my favorite!

vidya said...

Super cute.. i am so inspired

Trace L Hentz said...

I LOVE you and your blog!