Friday, July 16, 2010

I was inspired! by me!!

I am trying a new way of blogging, via Windows Live Writer. I know many of my blogging friends use it so I thought I’d try it. Bear with me if things aren’t quite right..hehe!

I also apologize for the mulitple posts today~ I was going to wait to post this but wanted to see how the live writer did so I decided to post it today. Please scroll down to see my Makeup 4 The Weekend Post and my Bellarific Friday Post! Thanks!

Anyhoo, I was inspired by my post here to use this quilt/patchwork style to make more than backgrounds!

See these cute little butterflies? How fun, no?

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Here’s how I did them and you can do it with punches, die cuts, etc!!

First I started with my piles  mountains of scraps, some punches and adhesive!


I chose a piece of cardstock for my base.


Next I started punching squares from my scraps of designer paper. When punching the squares, I found for your finished punch/die cut etc, you need to think of the size of the punches squares~~for example for the SU Top Note Die I used my 1 1/4 size square punch as it was a bigger die cut. For the SU Butterfly punch I used my 1 inch square punch…got it?

For my sample here I used my 1 inch punch. For those of you with kiddos, this might be a fun project for them to help with!


Next you adhere all the squares to your base cardstock. This is much easier if you have a xyron machine, which I don’t. Just make sure they are stuck down really well.

You’ll end up with a piece like this.


From here you can run it through your die cut machine or punch. If using punches, they need to be sturdier punches to go through all the paper. Also it helps to flip the punch upside down so you can see where you’re punching to line up the “patchwork”. Like this~


For my butterflies, I punched another butterfly out of cardstock for a base. Then you could add glitter, stickles, Viva Decor products, diamond glaze, etc for extra “pop”.


Here’s one more example using a Sizzix flower die~


Hope this inspires you to create something fun today!

Ohhhh, and check out my design team sister, Kim’s tutorial today!! It rocks!! Check it out at Susana’s store blog, Follow Your Heart!!

Also be sure to check out new goodies at Susana’s!!


Crystal said...

AWWW Danni what GREAT butterflies, thanks for sharing girl they are FABULOUS!!!

Karen Wilson said...

Hey Danni! These are fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, Danni, these are great. I might have to give it a try. I love how they look.

cardcrazy said...

What a great idea! Love how the butterflies look!

dolcreations said...

Danni this is such a great idea! I love it...thank-you so much for showing how you did it!

pinky said...

Great idea Danni, they look really gorgeous and fun. Might have a go at this cause my scrap pile is now a mountain lol.

stampinfrog said...

Fantastic idea Danni!TFS!!!

Angelwood said...

Oh wow! How cute! I have to try this TFS!!! hugs, Angela

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

fabulous card and great tut!

i've been using live writer almost a year now and i just love it. you can present your pictures with different borders - and if you click "advanced" you can even watermark your image right then and there - tho' it's nothing fancy!

have a wonderful weekend!

hugs :)

Jodi said...

These are such pretty butterflies!! Great tutorial!
Jodi =)

Angela said...

too cute!! You always have some of the coolest tutorials!! I hope you have a great weekend!! ANd after 4 weeks of craziness, I finally got some time to visit some of my favorite blogs!! Now to go and check out more of your creations!!

Kim said...

Oh look at you...that is such a wonderful idea!!! You are so darn creative girl! Love it!!!! Stunning work hun!!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs~ Kim

Melissa Sauls said...

Ack!! These are absolutely ADORABLE! I sooo need to do this and like SOON!

melissac said...

Adorable butterflies girl!! I need to give this a try!! Blessings and Hugs!!

Justine said...

Oh Danni those butterflies are so clever. What a fun idea, I can see how that technique would be addictive.

Maria Matter said...

how cool is this! fab idea Danni, thanks for sharing!
have a wonderful weekend!

Lori said...

Fabulous idea, Danni! You are a genius : )
Love and big hugs ~

Jane Wetzel said...

so very cool! hmmmm..gotta make some!

Michelle VP said...

I love it! Such a great idea for creating patchwork butterflies and flowers,etc. ! :)

Ageeth Holster said...

Hi thanks for your great lesson. I learn a lot from you today! You have a fantastic blog and I will become a follower. Have a nice day, Ageeth


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