Believe Layout Die Cut Butterfly Tutorial

Hello crafty friends,
Welcome to another terrific Tuesday project for my Scrapyland.com  DT. Once again, I chose to create a project with some of the fabulous Dies you can find there. This is another “unplugged” project. Meaning, only traditional, manual dies and punches were used….no electricity…lol, Here is my project.
My layout features paper from the DCWV Die Cuts With A View Magnolia Way Stack. What a gorgeous stack!  I also followed the monthly Die Cuts With A View Stackaholics Sketch Challenge. Each month they have a challenge featuring a layout sketch and a card sketch. You can find this month’s challenge: HERE

march sketch

Here are some gorgeous daisies from the Die-Versions Design A Daisy Die. I cut all the various pieces out in white cardstock and then inked them with two shades of green and brown to match the beautiful DCWV paper. I inked the edges of the daisy dies as well as the center dots with some Parchment Ink. I also dotted the centers of the flowers with some Yellow Stickles.

Here is a closer look at one of the vintage buttons. I punched out some MS leaves and inked them like the leaves and stems of the daisies.

Here is a closer look at my butterfly. Just like my post last week, I once again used my Die-namites Regal Heart die to design this pretty butterfly.

regal heart

Butterfly Die Cut Tutorial

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I started by cutting the die out THREE times in white cardstock. Picture only shows two.

butterfly wings-480
Next, I took two of the die cuts and lined them up and glued them together as shown in the photo above. Set them aside to finish drying.

butterfly antennae-480
Next, take the third die cut and cut it as shown in the photo above. The center piece will become the top of the butterfly’s head and antennae.

butterfly tail-480
With the two remaining pieces, trim out the portion on each side that the arrow is pointing to.

butterfly almost done-480
Next, take those two pieces and adhere them to the bottoms of the “wings” as pictured.

Finally, adhere the “head-body” piece to the wings as pictured. I also added a coat of stickles and then “shaped” the wings by giving them a slight bend. This gave the finished piece a bit of movement.

Here are the products used for this project
dcwv magnolia way
regal heart
Die-namites Regal Heart

Die-Versions Design A Daisy Die
moss green
Moss Green Cat’s Eye
Parchment Cat’s Eye

ek double crochet slim edger border punch
EK Success Double Crochet Border Punch

Daffodil Cat’s Eye
Citrine Cat’s Eye

ms fine tip glue pen
crystal stickles
Yellow Stickles
glue dots craft dots

Be sure to join the Scrapyland team this Sunday for an “online crop” hosted by the new team leader Kristina and the rest of the gals. There will be challenges, prizes as more! You can find the Scrapyland FB page: HERE. As always, thank you so much for sharing your crafty time with me. It has been a pleasure being a part of this team. Until the next time,
2013 fall winter melsig-450


  1. Beautiful. Such awesome ideas.

  2. Beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial

  3. Melin what a clever way to make the butterfly
    Dr Sonia

  4. You are just awesome at thinking outside the box!!! What a creative gift you have!!

  5. A really beautiful layout, and a fantastic way to construct a butterfly from heart die-cuts.

  6. I'm always lost when it comes to using paper with a large print.Thanks you for the inspiration, this is beautiful! Love the butterfly tutorial too. Thanks for sharing :)


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