Friday, July 30, 2010

Two of my favorites! Butterflies and hearts

A butterfly reminds us all of new life and what gives us life, but love from the heart.  This file was made with just those thoughts in mind.  The file took a while to create, but it turned out so well.  I wanted to be sure to share it with everyone so that if you love butterflies - and if you are loved, this may just inspire you to do something creative today! 

The file contains a base for the butterflies and hearts, the butterflies - of course, hearts, and then leaves just to give it more definition.  I wasn't concerned so much about the colors in the file for this first cut, but it does give us an idea of what the file will look like when it is complete. 

After you have selected the base paper, you can cut the file using the bottom layer.  The base paper does show quite a bit when the project is done, so you may want to choose a prettier type of paper than I did on this one.

The butterflies turned out better than I could have imagined.  I am still learning how to use Inkscape so this was a challenge, but once I had the left side done it was just a snap to copy, flip and join the two halves to get the perfect butterfly.  Then, when it was time to cut; it was absolutely perfect.  I am still quite amazed that it turned out as well as it did. 

I hope that this file inspires you to treasure life and those around you.  Love is scarce these days and so are butterflies during these hot summer months.  Here's some just for you!

You can get the file here and if you use it in a project, I would love to see how it turns out for you


  1. Oh how CUTE Gloria!!! I love that!!!!!!!

  2. wow - that is so pretty! I think I like the first cut without the layers the best - simple, and elegant!

  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [31 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  4. It's gorgeous, Gloria! A very pretty design, and I love the 3-D element to it when it's completed.

    I love butterflies, too! So decorative!

    There's lots of potential in cuts like this - reminds me of a kaleidoscope, and I think the idea could be adapted to other shapes too.


  5. Love your new design! It's beautiful... Your blog looks great too....

  6. Love the design! I love butterflies too! Good Job!

  7. What a wonderful design. I can't wait to use it.

  8. Oh this is sooo PRETTY!! Thanks for sharing it with us! :)


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