Sunday, May 1, 2011

Butterfly Monogram's only been 5 months since my last post. Whew. Just totally lost my blogging mojo. Hopefully I'll get better at it.

Just wanted to let you know of a new project that I'm working on. I recently made a special present for a sweet little girl who just turned one year old. Her name is Phoenix and she is seriously adorable. I punched a whole bunch of butterflies in three different sizes out of black glitter paper and arranged them in a 'P' using three dimensional foam dots. The butterflies are great, visually, because you can bend the wings up for an interesting overall texture. The edge of the canvas is wrapped in a black silk ribbon. (click the picture to zoom in so you can see every little butterfly)

I just ordered a bunch of new canvases in various sizes and will soon start to offer these monogram collages on Valerie Paperie! I will be punching shapes like crazy over the next couple days. I'll probably be sticking with butterflies and hearts for the mean time. Would love to hear your input on how much you would be willing to spend on a custom monogram! The one above for Phoenix is 16" x 20", so quite large. I'll probably start small, I have four 12" x 12" canvases and a few others in other sizes.

Please do let me know what you think!


  1. I think it's one of the sweetest and most special gifts one could give for a new baby or a child's birthday! I can hardly wait to see more! The depth created by the wings being folded up is really nice.

  2. I've put this up in Phoenix's room. It is absolutely gorgeous, it sparkles so gracefully, it is the best present she got for her first birthday :)
    You certainly need to make this a staple in your store!

  3. Hi, Val! :) I plan to, I just have to figure out how I would ship them, that's the only thing holding me back. Sending you hugs & love! :) V