Friday, December 9, 2016

'Butterbrot Tueten' ~ A New Ugly Duckling Transformation ...

Hello my dear friends,
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several weeks ago I found a very neat German tutorial an how to make paper stars from German 'Butterbrot Tueten'  (sandwich bags). German sandwich bags are a little different from the ones we can buy here in Canada and the US. The don't have a flat bottom that makes the bag able to stand but instead they have a gusset only and those were the ones I needed. All I had to do was to find them.

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 I checked out Etsy but didn't find what I needed. Ebay.com didn't have what I needed, so I also checked out the German Ebay site. It did have what I needed but the smallest order you could place was for 1000 bags! ... Far too many. I almost wanted to give up and then I thought of a lovely lady I know, who lives in Germany and could maybe help me out.  My dear friend Ines is so sweet and kind. I asked her if she would mind purchasing me a packet of  'butterbrot tueten'. I would send her the money for them and the postage but she insisted that she wanted to gift them to me. What a kind thing to do!  Just over a week or so later my mail arrived from Germany. Two packets of 'butterbrot tueten' were here and I was so excited! (forgot to take a photograph again) Now all I needed was time to turn them into something very beautiful.
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These are some of the bags I was gifted.
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I am quite busy with all sorts so it took me a little while to get to make my first star and that is what I am sharing with you today. Unfortunately so far I haven't had time to make anymore just yet.
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The German tutorial gives you the simple but beautiful star how-to. I wanted mine to be different though. I wanted to make snowflakes instead of stars. After making the basic star, I did few random snips here and a couple more of them there and it was done ... from a star to a snowflake in few moments.

Just take a look ...

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This new 'ugly ducking' transformation now hangs in my studio.

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Isn't it just lovely?!

I am so happy with the way my snowflake turned out and I am hoping to make a few more before Christmas is here to hang in our home. If  I don't get around to it this year, I sure know what I am going to be doing for next Christmas.

 Isn't it just so neat that you can take something so basic and plain and turn it into something so beautiful?!
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Thank you again so much my dear friend Ines, for being so sweet and kind!
Sending you many, many hugs.

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.
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Have a peaceful and creative day.


8 comments:

  1. It IS lovely!
    How wonderful that you were gifted the bags. What a treat!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    diane @ thoughts&shots

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  2. Butterbrot-Tueten sind auch in der Schweiz nicht gut erhältlich...
    Schön, deine Sterne!
    Herzlichst
    yase

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  3. Neat indeed!!! Hard to believe that bag could turn into something that pretty.

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  4. What a lovely friend and lovely snowflake too.

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  5. Oh Karen... how beautiful it turned out!
    I am glad you asked me.
    Just tell me, when you need something from Germany to be creative
    and I will send it to you if possible!

    Hugs Ines♥

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  6. WOW! I am awestruck! What an amazing transformation and from a very talented lady! :)

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  7. Wowsie. This is fabulous Karen. You my dear can take anything and make it beautiful.
    Happy Weekend.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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