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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Oh Hello There...


OM, I have completely neglected my little blog.
So today I thought I would try to get back into the swing of blogging
by sharing a fun little tutorial on how to create

These Floating Butterflies make the most fun
and they look amazing at the tip of a bookmark
or at the side of a hand made greeting card.

Use a butterfly punch to punch THREE butterflies.
Any punch will do but I highly recommend one from
(eh hem... you are more than welcome to visit
to make your butterfly punch purchase.
I will certainly appreciate the order, wink wink.)

Fold each punched butterfly in half with the
desired pattern FACING IN.

Layer each butterfly one on top of the other
adding adhesive as you go.

Once all three butterflies are together,

...add adhesive to the two wings with the pattern
I've marked mine with a sharpie so that
it is easily understood where to add adhesive.

Keeping the multi-layered butterfly folded,
line up the butterfly's fold with the edge of the page.

Begin to "open" the butterfly
so that it wraps around the edge of the page.

Adhere the remaining adhesived wing
to the opposite side of the page.

Look how cute she looks just sitting atop my Bible!

And look how fun it is to add these
to hand made greetings!

This card is is a photo card,
ready for a wallet size photo to be surrounded by
beautiful Floating Butterflies!

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial.
Let me know what you think about these adorable
(kind and loving comments welcomed).

And have a creative day!


Nohemi Trevino-Ybarra said...

I really love it, so very cute!
Any tutorial in the "photo card"?

MariLynn said...

What a great tutorial. Loved the butterflies, but you already know how I love butterflies. I might have to keep this idea in mind for some quick gifts.