Friday, January 6, 2012

Friendzy Friday: Butterfly Trim (for cards or layouts)

Hello Friends! Welcome to Friendzy Friday with Christa! Today, we are going to make a great banner for your scrapbooking pages or to highlight a card.

Here's what you need:

Wax paper
Double sided tape (I used a minimum width of 1 inch)
A Butterfly punch with different sized shaped butterflies (mine is a Martha Stewart tri-butterfly punch)
Variety of paint chips in colours that match your layout

Let's begin:
1. Take your butterfly punch and your paint chips and begin punching. Punch lots and lots of butterflies.

3. Take a piece of wax paper and lay it flat. Then adhere a piece of double sided tape in the length you require.

4. Begin adding your butterflies randomly, one at a time. Press them on firmly to begin.
5. Once your tape is mostly covered take a few butterflies and gently pinch them so they appear to be taking flight and add them. If you don't have any sticky part of the tape left, add a bit of glue (Beacon's 3 in 1 for example) and add them on top.

6. Afterwards, gently peel the banner up from the wax paper.
7. Adhere to your project immediately. You could make this ahead of time and save for a future project. Just fold the was paper over your banner.

Here is what my finished product looks like!

I hope you have enjoyed this technique. I hope you'll give it a try! We would love to see your creations in our online gallery and hear about them in our forum.

Until next time, keep doing what you love to do!


  1. Where do you think of this stuff! So smart!!!

  2. I adore this technique. Thanks so much for the tutorial. Will have to give it a try really soon!
    :) Kazan

  3. OHHHHHH! What a beautiful butterfly border--LOVE that you used paint chips for the pop of color!!! <3

  4. Very Creativity and I would never thought of using paint chips!! I love butterflies.. Thank you for the tips.

  5. I love this technique. I am definitely going to give this a try. I also feel a visit to Home Depot (don't tell anyone).

  6. Few years ago I did "taking" some colour paint chips for my class students. They do come in handy many times... I never thought of that for SCRAPBOOKING!!!

    Beautiful layout and brilliant idea to use the colour paint chips.

    Carolyn, can I tag along to the Home Depot?