BUTTERFLIES BORDER DESIGN

Designed for you by, SHARON MURPHY, crafts1@mail.com 

Copyright 1999 S.A.M., All rights reserved.

March 18, 1999

 

Supplies Needed:
  • One sheet of 12x12 cardstock in Cobalt Blue
  • One sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock in white
  • Wavy ~ border ruler
  • Green Fine Tip marker
  • Black Fine Tip marker
  • Yellow Brush Tip
  • Lavender Brush tip
  • Glue stick and/or photo splits

Butterfly punches: Total: 13 Butterflies (The following Butterfly punched punches is an example of what I used to design the page.)

  • Small: 3 Orange, 2 Yellow, 2 Lime Green, 1 Royal Blue, 2 Red = 10 Small
  • Large: 1 Yellow, 1 Lime Green, 1 Royal Blue = 3 Large
 Instructions:
  1. Take your 8 1/2 x 11 white cardstock and draw a wavy line with the wavy border ruler down the right (or the left) side of your page. (Approximately 3/4 inch from edge.)
  2.  Draw little squiggles off the edges of the drawn wave here and there along each side.
  3.  Draw little tiny leaves here and there along each side of the wave.
  4.  Take your Yellow brush tip marker and place one dot on each side of the inside curves of the border. (I came out with a count of 12 yellow dots along my border, top to bottom.)
  5.  Take your Lavender brush tip marker and place five dots around each of the yellow dots to create a flower. (No need to go up against the yellow, it is okay to leave space between. It is your choice.)
  6.  Mount your 8 1/2 x 11 page on top of the 12 x 12 Cobalt Blue cardstock approximately a 1/4" to a 1/2" from the left or right edge of the Cobalt Blue page. Note: if you placed your border on the left side mount the page on the left side of the Cobalt Blue cardstock. And likewise, if you have the border design on the right side, mount your 8 1/2 x 11 on the right side of the Cobalt Blue cardstock. (Your white cardstock should now be centered top to bottom and offset left or right, which ever side you designed your border.)
  7. Butterfly placement, take 2 large and 7 small-assorted colors of butterflies and place them along both sides of your borderline tilting them in different directions. Once you have them where you want them, glue them in place. The remaining 4 butterflies are to be used on the cobalt Blue side of the page. Placing one small butterfly in the upper corner and 1 large and 1 small in the bottom corner. And then place the extra butterfly remaining somewhere by your picture or journaling.
  8. Take you Black fine tip marker and draw tiny dashed lines forming little loops behind the butterfly to show the trail the butterfly has flown. There is no right or wrong here. It is how you see the butterfly flying about on your page. I made my butterflies look as though they were flying onto my page from the edge of the paper. So each butterfly has a dashed looping trail from 1/2" up to 3" long depending on the placement of the butterfly. The extra butterfly I placed by the picture and had the trail look like it came from behind the picture.
  9. Your page is now ready for pictures and journaling. You may wish to add additional butterfly's to your page after journaling and pictures are placed.

Hope you have enjoyed this border design. I know I have enjoyed designing it and sharing it with all of you!

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Please Note: This idea may be used for your personal scrapbooking pages only. Altering this handout to look as though you designed this idea is a violation of the copyright. This border along with any other of my borders and ideas I created may not be reproduced or copied to teach, or publish in any idea books or placed on any Web sites without contacting and receiving hand written permission. You may contact me at crafts1@mail.com with comments or questions or write to: Sharon Murphy, 117 Ziegler Road, Leesport, PA 19533. Thank you for your cooperation.

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