Flutterby, Butterfly

At a family reunion a few weeks ago, we made these beautiful butterflies using the Big Shot and Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper and old magazines. It makes me feel like a true lepidopterist (Word of the day: The scientific name for someone who studies and collects moths and butterflies).

It was such a hit with the family–as well as a fun way to use up those scraps creative people save–that I took it to Convention and invited my friends to make one, too: Sue, Penny, Kristi and Murlynn show off their personalized creations below.

I found Ghostline Grid paper in 11″x17″ (also available in postersize that you can cut to whichever size you want) at Walmart. It’s the perfect background as it looks scientific and popped the butterflies up with Stampin’ Dimensionals (or your excess rubber as pop dots to be “green”). Some of our favorite magazines to find amazing pictures to make into insects were Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple and Country Living. Try this at home, or we could make it a workshop at your house!

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