Monday, May 7, 2012

Butterflies!!!

Don't you LOVE this butterfly?  It is an inspiration from Susan at http://www.papercraftcentral.com/paper-butterfly.html  For my first attempt I used 6"paper, 4" circle and scored it with my Simply Scored Scoring Tool.
Then, I thought, "Why not use the Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die to do the scoring for me?  So I started with a  4" square of DSP (Designer Series Paper) and traced a button container.
 Then, I cut at 1/1/2" on both ends until you end up with a shape like this.

 Then, place it on your Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die and run it through your Big Shot, making sure that the paper is lined up so the lines will be straight.
 This is what you get once you run it through the Big Shot.   SO much easier than scoring every 1/2" with the  6" butterfly I made first.

 Fold it in half and crease the lines very well.
 Use some cord or you can use ribbon to tie it and act as the butterfly's body and antennae.
 Use both hands and squish the tops and bottoms together to "puff" it to look like a butterfly.
What do you think? Thanks for checking in!
Sharon