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Shabby Chic Butterflies and Handbag

Hi friends!
Today's post is all about being creative on a budget, and still making fabulous embellishments to either dress up a handbag, or use in other projects!
This is a perfect idea for swaps!

Who doesn't love Butterflies??
Well I know that I do, and I found these little pretties at my local Dollar Store. To make things even better, they also had little handbags in pastel colors in a pretty velvet fabric.
I selected both, and took them home with an idea in mind.

I embossed the silver paper in my Spellbinders Platinum 6 for added texture!

This is what I came up with!! 
As you can see, I altered the butterflies, adding embossed silver paper, tulle, wired ribbon, smaller butterflies, pearls, and gems.

To gift these little beauties, I added them to tags so the recipient can easily remove them.

Aren't these spectacular?
I made them each a little different, even making a Flamingo Butterfly. Named after the little pink feathers that adorn its center below. That one even has a heart-shaped pearl tiara!

These little beauties are enclosed in the pouch that I embellished with vintage lace, trims, ribbons, and pearls. One of them decided it wanted to rest on the front of the bag also. I think it looks perfect!!

Paper Butterflies cut from Doily Dreams Digital paper collection, available on Etsy.
I hope that you enjoyed this post, and for a full tutorial and more details, watch my video here:

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Be inspired, Be Blessed, -Raquel


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