Simple Mother’s Day gift

20Apr10

I needed to come up with an idea for a Mother’s Day present for the girls in my youth group to make.  It needed to be simple and inexpensive.  This is what I came up with.

Doesn’t it look impressive!  I found the idea at “Love, Paper, Scissors. Bug Art Design”.  Obviously I couldn’t afford the price tag so I hunted around to find some bargains.

This picture frame is A4 size and only cost me $3.  It came with glass but to make the butterflies ‘pop’ I just took it out.  I cut half a sheet of A4 Basic Grey cardstock and stuck it straight to the picture that came in the frame making sure to cover  the original picture to leave a white border around the grey.  I added a piece of Baja Breeze and then a simple poem printed on standard copy paper.

To make this into a work of art, I punched 4 butterflies from three different designer papers and arranged them up the side decoratively.  I only stuck the central body section of the butterfly so that I could fold the wings up and make them look like they are fluttering.

All up it has cost about $3.60 to make.  A price tag that I can deal with quite easily.

Why not give it a go yourself.  You probably have an old picture frame lying around that would be perfect for this project.  Have fun creating 🙂

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7 Responses to “Simple Mother’s Day gift”

  1. STUNNING!!!! Absolutley STUNNING!!!! Will def be trying this one myself Amy!!! I love it so so much…just wondering though – are the butterflies from a sizzex die??? I was looking at one this week but ended up putting it back on the shelf, but after seeing this may just have to go and get it!!! Stunning….xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. 2 becreativewithamy

    It’s a punch from EK Success. The company that makes the punches for Stampin’ Up!

  3. This is fabulous!

  4. WOW! What a beautiful gift. Any mother would love this! Fantastic idea and great resourcing to find such a bargain!

  5. Sweet!!! I’m off to find that punch!!!!!!!!!!! So so lovely Amy – my mother would CRY to get a gift this gorgeous!!! xxx

  6. Hi Amy, I guess I should be flattered – sort of!!!

    Can’t help smiling. I’m glad you and so many others love my little design.

    Cheers Chelsie

  7. This will be a perfect gift for a christening, thank you. Just need to come up with words for Sarah which shouldn’t be too hard.



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