Hi! poki here with a new project! If you have ever been to my gallery at The Digi Chick you have probably figured out that I LOVE BUTTERFLIES! I spend lots of time “chasing” them in the field so that I can “catch” them with my camera! And, I’m pretty lucky … I “catch” quite a few. Of course, I love to create with them, so I keep making layouts with butterflies. Over the years I have found some quotes about butterflies that I use regularly when I create layouts with the butterflies in my portfolio!
I found the perfect kit in The Digi Chick boutique to compliment my butterfly collection – Kimeric Kreations JUST BECAUSE – I just love this color palette with my butterflies!
I combined it with several templates from Digital Designs by Amber Morrison:
and I quickly had 6 beautiful layouts from the kit JUST BECAUSE. (I plan to load the layouts into my TDC gallery soon). I always like to make my digital art work for me, so I decided to use my 6 layouts to create a photo cube as a paper weight for my desk! It could easily be an inexpensive gift as well. My photo cube is a plastic box that comes with a cardboard folded box inside. There are two 3-sided pieces to the plastic box that fit together around the inside box. I found my photo box several years ago in the “Dollar Spot” at Target, but most photo frame departments will have something similar! I stocked up when I found them, so I have plenty in my craft closet just waiting for inspiration!
I reduced the size of my layouts to just slightly smaller than the 3 3/4 side of the box, printed them on cardstock and adhered them to the box. Here is a mock up of the box unfolded.
I added adhesive to the white tabs, folded up the box and slipped it inside the plastic cover. Now I can always “catch” a butterfly on my desk, even in the wintertime!
GIFT SUGGESTIONS: One year for Christmas I created photo cubes of the grandchildren for Great Grandma (my mom), Nana (my sister) and the parents (my niece & husband, my nephew & partner) using layouts I had already created of the kids. The kids love to play with the blocks when they visit Great Grandma’s house.
Other gift suggestions: a wedding gift, with photos of the couple; a graduation gift with school pictures of the graduate, or use a pair of them to make a calendar! So, what else can you make ? … if you make a project, be sure to load it to the Hybrid Gallery at The Digichick.
Other Articles by poki04:
- "Family and Friends" mini pocket book - September 29th, 2014
- It's SPRING and almost Easter! - April 18th, 2014
- It's almost BIRTHDAY TIME in my family! - February 21st, 2014
- Fussy cutting project ... long time coming! - January 31st, 2014
- Christmas Card keeper - December 2013 - December 20th, 2013