#G45OffThePage – Butterfly Box Tutorial


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 5×5 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 5×5 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!

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