This project is so simple and rewarding. You’re going to be able to create it super fast!
I started with this naked tree from the Dollar Store. YAY only one dollar!
I used Lori Whitlock’s Butterflies cut file along with my KNK Zing to make ton o’ butterflies. You can use Lori’s files with other die cut machines as well, so don’t hesitate to try her file! Check to see if your die cut machine can use .svg’s and other types of cut files. Trouble importing files into the Silhouette software? Check this post for help.
Did you know there are several collective nouns to describe a grouping of butterflies? Yep. You can call them a rabble, swarm or a kaleidoscope of butterflies. I’m still trying to determine which one is the “rightest”. If I find one I like even better than those three it will be the rightest”est”. 😉
After I cut out my kaleidoscope of butterflies (… decided kaleidoscope was the “rightest” collective noun for butterflies, in my opinion…) I added a tiny Glue Dot® to the middle of each butterfly and stuck them to a branch of the tree.
I varied the direction I turned the butterflies. Lori’s butterfly file comes with 3 different butterfly shapes, all of them pretty. 😉
It always amazes me when something so simple and inexpensive can be dressed up a little bit and become lovely.
Alright my friends it’s now time for a GIVE AWAY! Please leave a comment on this post to be eligible to win a $5 gift certificate to Lori’s store where you can buy great .svg files and fonts!
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April 4, 2012 at 1:20 PM
How wonderful! It is almost magic that such a cute tree is born! Just some white wrapped wire and cut outs of butterflies!