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Butterfly Motif Ideas

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Let your imagination fly with Keren Baker’s colourful winged designs

Butterfly Motif Ideas

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As one year ends and another begins, it’s the perfect opportunity to try new techniques and use up those old paper scraps you’ve been hoarding. From die cutting and paper piecing to stamping, you can do just that with Tonic Studios’ beautiful dies! You could even position a butterfly onto a white background and colour it in. So, spread your wings and flutter into a world of creativity.

You will need

Craft essentials
Dies: Tonic Studios Wings & Things, Monarch & Princess Wings, Mariposa Wings, Butterfly & Dragonfly
Stamps, Winnie & Walter Wish Big
Ink, Tonic Studios Nuvo hybrid, black

Sweet treat

1. Score and fold at 12cm and 14.5cm along green card, 7cm x 26.5cm, to create a bag shape. Add patterned paper to the front panel and punch a hole through the top of both layers.

2. Die cut a small butterfly twice in white, yellow and pink patterned paper. Fold each one in half, then glue the three colours together. Die cut a butterfly from patterned paper and fix to the front of the bag, along with the stacked butterflies.

3. Wrap yellow and white ribbon around the base, then attach a bag filled with sweets in the centre. Tie yellow baker’s twine to secure the bag together.

Let’s celebrate!

1. Mount green star paper onto a white top-folding blank, 14cm x 15.5cm, leaving a border at the top and bottom. Glue a strip of pink spotty paper across the bottom.

2. Die cut a Mariposa butterfly from white card, trace around the edge of it and cut it out, then layer together. Die cut the same butterfly from a variety of patterned papers, then arrange the pieces onto the die-cut base in a pretty pattern.

3. Score down the middle of the design and die cut a butterfly centre from patterned paper and card. Secure together. Apply 3D foam pads near the centre of the butterfly and fix onto the card base. Stamp and trim out a sentiment, then add to the butterfly.


1. Cover a 10cm x 14cm notebook in turquoise patterned paper. Die cut a medium butterfly from white card and fix onto the book front. Fold the excess around the back and secure.

2. Die cut a medium butterfly from various patterned papers and arrange into the spaces. To finish, add the excess hearts from the butterfly centre die-cut beneath the butterfly.

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