I found the punches online for the butterfly shape ( http://www.amazon.com/Paper-Shapers-.../dp/B000MARKK6 ) and I have access to art and craft stores with good cardstock selections. I think I'd end up breaking even on cost by the time I bought the supplies and the punch (which will cost about $16 if I order it online), but I'd be able to see the papers and choose them in person with my color swatches in hand. And it seems like it would be fairly simple to do?
But there are a couple of things I'm not sure about and was hoping someone craftier than I could chime in. I'll need to poke a tiny hole in the middle of each butterfly and then use a bead and fishing line to tie it to a hoop or something, right? What could I use to poke that hole neatly?
If I use a metal or wood hoop, how do I keep the butterflies spaced out? Will the fishing line just slip around on the hoop? Or what about using a branch--we have plenty of woods nearby and I could search for an artistic branch to tie the butterflies on?