Heart Butterflies

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner
Heart Butterflies

I am currently obsessed with butterflies and was so excited to come up with a creative way to use the 'Framed in Love' Border & Corner Punch to create the sweetest little guys. I love when punches are so versatile!

It's super easy to do … here's how!

1. Trim a 2" x 2.5" rectangle of cardstock using trimmer.


2. Punch each corner with the 'Framed in Love' punch using only the corner lever.

butterfly_demo

3. See the butterfly already? Now all that is left is to cut him out by trimming along the punched design.
Tip: I wanted the top wings to be a little different than the bottom so instead of trimming around that part of the design, I left the corners of my cardstock but rounded them very gently with my scissors.


4. Top with buttons and you're done.

butterfly_detail

For this layout, I created five butterflies using this technique and added four along the bottom of my cardstock base below a strip of photos. I then simply added a strip of journaling, a title flanked with two Pop-up Punch Butterflies, and my final butterfly centered at the top. For a finishing touch, I rounded the top corners of my layout using the Twist & Flip corner punch.

Supply List

Patterned papers and chipboard letters by My Mind's Eye

Assorted cardstock

Buttons