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Sunday, August 03, 2008

Butterfly Template and Scrapbook Layout

Hi Everyone! I created this layout last night and everything about it was easy but when it came to the chipboard alpha. . . arggghh! It's the sort of chipboard that is raw . . .you know, non-decorated. I adhered the designer paper on to the chipboard but when it came to cutting the designer paper with a blade. . .okay, that's when the "issues" began. I could not cut it nicely with the craft knife. It took me forever to to cut them out. It just didn't look very smooth . . .I guess I'm not a very good craft knife cutter, LOL!!

Anyway, the picture is of my daughter with the wind blowing across her face; hence, the title "Blown Away"!! If you want to know how to create a "vintage" look to a photo, visit my blog site "Photo Inspirations". I posted a Photoshop tutorial on desaturation.

The Prima flowers on my layout is by Making Memories. The designer paper is by K&CO, brads by JoAnns, chipboard shape and alpha is by Colorbok, and the buttons are just regular sewing buttons that I found in the sewing department at JoAnns. The buttons in the sewing department is cheaper than the ones sold at the scrapbook section.

Okay. . . my layered butterfly is a butterfly that I drew on Adobe Illustrator and I created a template to share with y'all! You can use it as an embellishment for your scrapbook layouts or for your cards. The butterfly measures 4.5 x 4.5".

Try it out if you want!! My next project will be to use the butterfly template for a card project.

This template has the "center body". You can use it to paper piece the butterfly. Click on the image and you can print it directly from the Internet. I think if you print it directly from the Internet, the size will shrink by maybe 1/2"; you may need to adjust your printer to enlarge the images somewhat.

Actually, you can resize the images in any fashion you want by enlarging the percentage on your printer or photo editor.

This image is without the "center body". If you don't want the lines to show on your butterfly, you can use this template. This is the template I used for my scrapbook layout.

If you plan to use my templates and will be posting your project on your blog or website, all I ask is that you give me credit for the template by linking back to this post. Much Mahalo!!

Anyway. . .hope y'all are having a wonderful Sunday!!


Tracy.H said...

Beautiful page, Maria!! Love your butterfly too! :0)

Rita said...

Gorgeous layout & great title for this photo Maria! I luv your butterfly too & printed it out in case I use it. Thanks for sharing.

By the way I went over to your Photo Inspirations blog that you linked too & it said blog has been removed. What happened?

Michelle said...

This is an awesome layout! I love it and thanks for the template!

Scrap Jaci said...

Beautiful page. I love the butterfly. I used to have problems with chipboard also, and then someone showed me how to use files and file the edges smooth after cutting them. I bought a set from online and now we are going to be selling them in the new book lol. It is amazing how easy it is to use chipboard when you use the files.

2 Worlds said...

What a great Layout ! Great Job !

Ila said...

Your layout is the photo and the butterflies!!

Jen Young said...

Very Pretty Maria! Love your templates too... you are too talented my friend!!


Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

So gorgeous Maria!!!

Hope you had a Happy Birthday and many blessings!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful page and great title. Thanks for sharing the template for the butterfly.

Anonymous said...

Maria, you are amazing. I love the butterfly card.
Thanks for sharing the template.

Mel M. M. M. said...

Ouuuu!!!!! Maria these are stunning! You are SOOOOOO good! I love how you made them layerable and how they are so sweet with buttons. Can't wait to get back & into some stamping! :0) You ROCK!

Tintel said...

Hello Maria,
I used your butterfly templates for some crafting with my kids. Results on

Thank you for sharing, we had fun!

marry said...

Blogs are so informative where we get lots of information on any topic. Nice job keep it up!!

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