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#G45OffThePage - Butterfly Box Tutorial

Posted by Graphic 45 02/20/2019 31 Comment(s) Home Decor,Tutorials,Videos,


Hello, G45ers!

 We invite you to join us for our #G45OffThePage - February Challenge.  This month we want you to think outside of the 'page' and create a non-traditional scrapbook project, home decor or 3D piece and share your creations to our Official Community Page using the #G45OffThePage hashtag to be entered to win!  Winner will win a $150 prize package of Graphic 45 goodies.  To get your creative wheels turning we have a genius Butterfly Mixed Media 5x5 Box to share with you from Brand Ambassador, Kasia Bogatko.  Kasia shows us how she created this box using our Flutter collection in a step by step video tutorial below.  So grab your scissors and paper and let's have some fun!





 Join our #G45OffThePage Challenge!


  • Create an off the page project using Graphic 45
    (Create any non-traditional scrapbook project, home decor or 3D project)

  • Upload your project to Graphic 45 - Official Community Page on Facebook using #G45OffThePage

  • WIN a $150 prize pack, one winner will be selected randomly

  • Deadline: Friday, March 1st, at 11:59 pm PST

  • You can enter multiple times

  • Winner will be announced in the Monday, March 4th, 2019 newsletter


We can't wait to see your projects.  Thanks for participating in our monthly challenges - Happy Papercrafting!   



Flutter Butterfly Box

By Kasia Bogatko


Today I have for you colorful and spring inspiration. Winter is still in Poland, it is gray and dark, so I decided to bring back some spring in my studio. The Flutter collection is perfect for this! It has a lot of beautiful butterflies and flowers, wonderful colors, it is cheerful and full of life.




I made a box based on Mixed Media 5x5 black box. I filled it with a whole flock of butterflies. How to do it? The recipe is very simple and the effect is worth the time spent cutting. Prepare a large number of butterflies and a plastic sheet. Plastic, which is often in the packaging of acrylic stamps, will work great here. We cut out a narrow stripe, bend one end and glue the butterfly. The other end is also bent and glued to the bottom of the box. The plastic strap is almost invisible, so we have the illusion of flying insects. Stick the butterflies of different sizes and on shorter and longer strips to even out of the box, then the effect will be the best. Below you will find a video where you can see how I did it.





Then we need to glue the papers to make the box more joyful. I didn’t want to add to many colors and embellishments, because the interior plays the main role here. I used papers from the Flutter Collection Pack and from Patterns & Solids pad. I also added a few stickers on the cover and the back of the box.


Such a box can be a great way to make wishes, it will perfectly replace a traditional card. For example, you can write wishes on a small piece of paper, roll it up and place it between the butterflies.



I hope this project inspired you to create your version of the flying box.” ~Kasia


Video Tutorial:

Butterfly album for Graphic 45 - by Kasia Bogatko


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Mixed Media 5x5 Box—Black

Flutter 12x12 Collection Pack

Flutter Stickers

Flutter 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad



Butterfly in the sky, I can fly twice as high.  Take a look, it's in a box, it is Graphic 45!  We want to send our gratitude to Kasia for sharing this beautiful box and video.  Please join us in the comments below by leaving your love.  As always, thank you for stopping by for your daily dose of creativity.  We wish you a wonderful day!  


Happy Papercrafting!

31 Comment(s)

Jean marmo:
02/20/2019, 11:28:05 AM

I wish I were as creative as your designers!!

Sharon gullikson:
02/20/2019, 11:52:18 AM

Oh my gosh, it looks like the butterflies will fly right out...

Ellen Haydon:
02/20/2019, 11:57:16 AM

Oh how I love this project. My children took me to a Butterfly Forest for my birthday last year. What a way of saying "Thank You" to them. Thanks for the tutorial!

Martie Rollin:
02/20/2019, 12:09:37 PM

I so enjoy the combination of colors in the Flutter collection! Every project I've seen is so enjoyable and pleasing. Well done!

Sue D:
02/20/2019, 12:18:38 PM

So beautiful with all of the colorful butterflies. I like the bees too.

Diana Dillon:
02/20/2019, 12:22:15 PM

This is so much fun. Thank you for sharing.

Brian Poteraj:
02/20/2019, 12:36:41 PM

What a cool idea. No butterflies were harmed. Nice job.

Regina Harrison:
02/20/2019, 12:37:58 PM

This is so beautiful. Love that they seem to be flying right out of the box:)

Susan Ashby:
02/20/2019, 12:54:16 PM

Beautiful projects. Love the Flutter papers.

She Fowl:
02/20/2019, 01:06:48 PM

Love the box full of butterflies.

02/20/2019, 01:08:45 PM

What a wonderfully joyful project! Thank you :)

Margaret R:
02/20/2019, 01:20:20 PM

Love that Butterfly Box! It's giving me all kinds of ideas for similar boxes using different collections - like flowers popping up, or Wonderland characters, or just about anything!

Leah Matthews:
02/20/2019, 01:22:02 PM

The box of butterflies is absolutely stunning! I can’t wait to try it myself.

Jill McAuley:
02/20/2019, 01:38:19 PM

What motion! I will try this for a Spring project I have been missing over! Thank u Graphic 45.

Lynda White:
02/20/2019, 01:59:01 PM

This is awesome! I would love to make this for someone (who would really appreciate it)!

Rebecca Rosas:
02/20/2019, 02:32:09 PM

This is a really great idea, and it's gorgeous without being overdone.

Joyce G.:
02/20/2019, 02:59:48 PM

I love your Butterfly box with all the motion in it. Thanks for sharing your great idea with us.

02/20/2019, 03:11:29 PM

The colorful butterflies are stunning against the black! Beautiful box.

Bev Drake:
02/20/2019, 03:22:20 PM

Fabulous box of beautiful butterflies with these gorgeous papers. Such a clever idea!

02/20/2019, 03:55:24 PM

Kasia, thanks for the tutorial and lovely G45 Flutter creation!

Nancy Mac:
02/20/2019, 05:43:27 PM

What a beautiful project and perfect creation! I love this idea.

Diane Fountain:
02/20/2019, 05:49:08 PM

I want to make one!!! Will watch for when the boxes are back in stock!

Corrine Hall:
02/20/2019, 06:18:38 PM

This is really cute

Kathy Udlinek:
02/20/2019, 07:00:06 PM

One can never have too many butterflies!

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Very pretty. Love all the lovely details!

Sheila Styre-Briere:
02/21/2019, 02:22:04 AM

Brilliant and beautiful!!

Debbie Siddle:
02/21/2019, 05:37:09 AM

Those bees on the side are my favourite part and I really love that blue colour x

02/21/2019, 06:32:05 AM

We just went to Butterfly World (Florida) for my birthday and this box reminds me of when you first walk in, there are butterflies floating around you everywhere - and I mean hundreds upon hundreds of them! They are so pretty and your box is so lovely and realistic.

Kate LeBlanc:
02/21/2019, 07:10:01 AM

What a beautiful box, this would make a fantastic gift. Kasia, this sure does brighten a gloomy winter day! Thank you G45 for such a beautiful collection!

Kathy Lutter:
02/21/2019, 09:58:56 AM

I just love those butterflies flying all around! What a super idea!

Katherine Smirti:
02/21/2019, 06:19:18 PM

Just love this butterfly box! I have all the papers in this collection and can't wait to use them on this!

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