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March 5, 2012

Butterfly Wreath

Good Morning, this is Jen from 3 Cats and a Bug

Thank you again Pam for inviting me to be on your talented Design Team!

For my project this month, I decided to use the Circle exclusive cartridge, Sophie. It's a great cartridge that I haven't used nearly enough!

I cut out the butterfly, using the doily feature to get the wreath and the butterflies from the base and base/shift feature. The doily was cut @ 11. For each butterfly I used Design Studio and and sized them to fit where I wanted them.



I didn't want to use chipboard, so I used my DCWV Shimmers paper, which is fairly strong paper.


I typed up my saying on my PC and printed it out. I used the hinge method to make sure it was even when cutting out the circle.

The hinge method is simple to use. I took a standard 8.5 X 11 printer paper and put it on my mat and cut out a circle from George @ 6.70 using my Gypsy.

Leaving my mat IN the machine, I used the "load paper" button, I removed the circle.

I placed a piece of tape on the top of my paper to keep it's placement. I then put my printed page under the paper on my mat to get it exactly where I wanted it. Once I made sure it was securely stuck to my mat, I removed the 1st page. I cut the circle again... never removing the mat... and it came out perfectly.

I ran all my butterflies through my xyron machine and started attaching them on my wreath. I lost a few butterflies to Sassy's feet, she couldn't resist playing with them! Once I finally had all the butterflies attached, I added the circle to the center and then I added some stickles to some of the butterflies and let it dry.


While the pictures didn't turn out well, it's gloomy outside today, I was happy with how the wreath turned out!

Thanks for looking!

5 comments :

marcia said...

Absolutely beautiful! I never knew about the "hinge" method either! I love learning new things! Thank you for sharing.

Pam said...

This turned out lovely. I am partial to butterflies myself.And glittering your embossed colorful butterfliesare so lovely. TFS

CathyinMN said...

Beautiful wreath!

Michelle said...

This is just simply beautiful. TFS.

Audrey Frelx said...

Jen, it's beautiful!

"kind encouraging and inspiring words"

I appreciate your comments so much. They are treasured and such an inspiration. Thanks for leaving them.