Make Your Own Embellishments | Layered Butterflies

Last summer, Pebbles introduced these fabulous layered butterflies with the Sunnyside collection. I have a project I’m working on right now where I needed a little something extra and those layered butterflies came to mind. Unfortunately, the colors in the collection don’t match the products I selected.

So, I got out my Silhouette machine to see if I could whip up my own version.

Make your own embellishments from Your Memory Connection: layered butterflies

I cut out three successive sizes of the same butterfly shape in a solid red, white and red polka dot and layered them in different combinations.

Make your own embellishments from Your Memory Connection: layered butterflies

With the Tim Holtz Design Ruler, I used a pin to add stitching holes and then hand stitched the butterflies together down the center.

Make your own embellishments from Your Memory Connection: layered butterflies

I ended up with four fun, dimensional butterfly embellishment to add to my page. They couldn’t have been easier. I’m all for buying pre-made embellishments when it makes sense, but in situations like this, when pre-made won’t work, I love having the Silhouette at my disposal.

I liked the polka dot paper used in the embellishments from Pebbles, so I followed that example. But you could use pattern papers or do an ombre effect with dark to light shades of the same color. I also think it would look cool to sandwich a bright color between black and white butterflies. The options are limitless!

Do you like making your own embellishments with the tools you’ve invested in?

Thanks for stopping by today!

16 Comments

  1. Those are so beautiful! I love making my own embellishments, and butterflies are my favorite! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. These are so pretty, Tammy!

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  3. i so love making my own emellies with my silhouette!!

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  4. Love this idea! Your butterflies turned out great.

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  5. I love butterflies!
    Those are so pretty 🙂

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  6. So adorable Tammy! I love making my own embellishments too, when I have the time 😉

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  7. Tammy, these came out adorable. Better than any you could buy as the colors will always fit your page!

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  8. These are too cute! Adding to my “embellishments” pinboard! 😀

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  9. Those look just like something you’d pay a lot for in an embellishment package! Hats off to the Silhouette.

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  10. Very cute! I love how they are 3d. I will have to try this with flowers.

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  11. Thanks for sharing this! What a great way to save money and customize them too.

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  12. Such cute butterflies.
    I seem to make my own embellishments more times then not. Sometimes I wonder why I even buy them, lol.

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  14. These are great will have to try his with my butterfly punches

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