Saturday, August 22, 2009

Butterflies-tutorial and challenge

Who doesn't love butterflies? Even though it might not be the latest thing in the scrapbook industry, I sure love them.

Here's a card I made using my Slice:





And here is an old layout ( scraplift from PhoebeJo over at scrapbook.com) where I used store bought butterflies from K and Co:





But even though I have my Cricut and my Slice I sometimes still prefer to hand cut.

Print out this template on a 8 1/2" x 11" white card stock, and then cut out the shapes and you will have some handy butterfly templates that you can use over and over again.



Here are some I made using the template.




Easy tutorial :

Cut out two sets of wings and one body. I cut one set of wings slightly bigger than the other. Add 3D- dots to the bottom wings.


I used paperclips for the antennas. Attach them on top of the 3D dot.

Then put the other set of wings on top and adhere the body.
Just the fun part left; to decorate the butterfly. Use whatever you have. I cut out small pieces of card stock, doodled of course and added some pearls.
I got my inspiration from these fabulous felt butterflies from K and Co.

Now to the challenge;

  • Create a scrapbook layout or a card with butterflies ( one or many) on. They can be stickers, die cuts, rub ons, stamped or handmade. Your choice!

  • Leave a comment to this post with a link to your creation, so that we all can take a peek.

  • Due date for this challenge is October 1.

  • I will draw a random winner October 2, who will receive a nice prize.

  • If you add a link to my blog you will get a extra vote and if you use my template you will even get one more.So you can get your name in the hat 1,2 or 3 times.

  • I will post the prize soon.
Happy scrapping and I can't wait to see your creations!
Pin It!

28 comments:

Nicole said...

I LOVE the template and I'm printing it now! Thank you so much! I can't wait to use it!

mE said...

Hi Helen!

These are gorgeous!

I just found your blog today. I was searching for home made glimmer mist and any additives it might need... made some of my own last night and wasn't sure if I should add rubbing alcohol to help it dry faster or not....

Anyway I'm excited to add you to my Reader! I love your fabulous tutorials!

Inky Smiles!
Erin

Janet said...

I found your blog yesterday & became a follower on the spot - don't want to miss any of your tutorials! In fact, I thought it was so informative that I mentioned you on my blog :)

Linda said...

you are simply a great crafter I love reading your blog

purescrapativity said...

WOW these are incredible. Thank you for sharing the template and tips. {Nadia}

mustangkayla said...

Love your projects! Thanks for th template!

perlie said...

I love the template and just finished making a card ;) just dont know how to send it, took a pic and its saved in my computer can you help me??? not very comp savy and I just started scrapbooking ;)

KellyG said...

Great tutorial! Love that idea!

Stamping Seasons said...

Thanks for the template, its going to be put to good use I am sure!

Kaymin Kantina said...

GORGEOUS work! Thanks so much for the template and the great ideas! I'm a first time visitor of your blog, but will definitely be back!! If you have a chance and would like to check out my blog you can at http://kayminkreations.blogspot.com
Hugs & Happy Days!
Min

Deanne Burton said...

Gorgeous butterflies!!!!!Your work is awesome!!!

April said...

Great template! I saved it for future use...thank you. :)

I made a layout with a butterfly on it today that I love! It was actually my first time using Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint too, which is sooooooo awesome. I can see myself buying alot more of it in the future. ;)

Anyway, here's the link to my layout...

http://scrapperforever.blogspot.com/2009/09/my-sweet-girl.html

Thanks for the chance to win a prize!
- April

Monique said...

Just found your butterfly template!! I printed it straight away!! Thanks very much!!
And I think your layout is awesome! I love all the bright colours!!

Nicole said...

I posted a LO with a butterfly made from your template on my blog. Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

http://fourwiseguys.blogspot.com/2009/09/yippee-skippee.html

Anonymous said...

http://www.scrapbook.com/myplace/index.php?mod=galleries&u=83782&m=view&id=867149&start=100&page=1&a=23715

my 2 fav grandkids and 1 gprgepus butterfly.

shana1035a@aol.com

mustangkayla said...

Here is a link to mine: http://dream-bielieve-imagine-mustangkayla.blogspot.com/2009/09/monochromatic-challenge.html

I used a prima flower, beads and wire to make my butterfly!

Nikki Love said...

Here's my butterfly layout:

http://nlovewithscrappin.blogspot.com/2009/09/september-guest-designer-at-paper.html

I used a hand crocheted butterfly from Paper Blooms that I received in my Sept. GDT packet.

Thanks for the opportunity for a great RAK too, Helen.

Your butterflies ROCK!!

Kim said...

Well gosh, little did I know. My AAM #2 has butterflies - punched, glittered, and folded to stand up. :) http://kim-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2009/09/aam-challenge-2-what-color-am-i.html
I love your tutorial and will definitely try layering them with pop-dots like you showed!

Kelly said...

Wow, LOVE the template. I used it with some homemade papers I was given, I must admit, those butterflies are gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for the template and the challenge! You can see my page here, named 'princess for a day'...
http://flutterbyes-kelly.blogspot.com/

Thanks again, Kelly

LotsToScrap said...

Sooo much fun! Here is a link to my fluttery layout:
http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/375477/view/2315807/-1/20/1.html

Lovin' Life said...

Hi Helen!! I posted my lo today, I actually did 2 butterfly lo's I guess I was in the mood for butterflies after doing the first on based on your template!!!!

I linked you up on my blog, but I do that all the time anyway *wink*

Anyway, just wanted to let you know I'm done and both lo's are posted on my blog!!!

Thanks again for an awesome challenge!!!! :)

KimR said...

Here is a link to my butterfly LO>

http://www.scrapdango.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=8436

Tiffany said...

Here's the link to my card http://tiffanyslittlesliceofheaven.blogspot.com/2009/09/more-digi-stamps.html

Nina said...

Hele, I am soo going to attempt to do this, I LOVE these butterflies they soo scream "hele" so bright and cheery and so your style! Just wonderful, lets see if I can find some time to incorporate this into something I am working on!!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for all the great tutorials that you post on your blog. There always so helpful when you want to add a unique touch to a layout.

Here is My Butterfly Layout

bluecrayons said...

hello, since butterflies are my all time favorite. i just had to stop my homework and do this LO. i love it. i included your butterfly template too. yay me.



http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com/

rhonda :o) said...

o0o i cant wait to see who has won.

Bev said...

these butterfies are awesome..beautiful