Asian Motif Butterfly Ensemble   Thursday, October 04, 2012
by Beate Johns   Post Type: Card

I love Spellbinders Motif and Accent dies. Did you see how Candy used them to create her own background paper? Or how Linda used the new Vintage Lace Motif dies to emboss and sponge her paper? I wanted to show you how to use a Motif accent die cut to draw your eye to your center image. 

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Sanding block, sewing machine, buttons, embroidery thread, black ink, stamps, small lunch bag, paper cutter

I wanted to add a woven paper background in the center of my Accent die cut. Since I knew the background would be slightly smaller then 2", I cut four different patterns of My Mind's Eye™  paper into 1/4" strips. Next I cut 6" x 6" Scor-Tape sheet wide enough for the third smallest Standard Circles LG to be cut. The adhesive lining was folded down just a little.

I alternated patterns of two different paper patterns and lined the up with the edge of the adhesive strip. Next I threaded one of the other pattern strips through the vertical strips, then the other.

I continued to alternated the patterns and threaded it through the vertical strips. Every time I threaded two strips, I peeld a bit more adhesive lining back and pushed the weaved portion of the papers down. After I ran out of strips to weave, I cut off the access of the horizontal strips and continued to use those until I covered the entire adhesive strip.

A piece of white cardstock was cut and embossed with one of the Asian Accents dies, the woven paper with the third smallest of the Standard Circles LG. The edges of the paper woven circle was sanded.

The second adhesive lining was peeled off the woven circle and it was adhered to the Asian Accents die cut. 

The third smallest of the Classic Square SM dies was used to cut and emboss a banner edge on a 5" wide MME paper strip. Black cardstock was cut and embossed with one of the Les Papillions at the same time. 

The banner strip was adhered to the left edge of the card base, a 5 1/2" x 7" piece of Kraft cardstock, folded in half. The bottom right corner was rounded and a sentiment was stamped half off the banner strip and half off in black ink. The butterfly was adhered to my woven background circle and the layers were adhered to the card base with SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™ thin foam square adhesive.

Two buttons were threaded with embroidery thread and adhered to the upper right side of the banner strip to finish off the card. 

For my matching bag I cut a 3 1/4" x 7" treat bag down to 3 3/4". The top corners were rounded and two Core'dinations® ColorCore cardstock pieces were cut to size to create a bag front and back. One of the small Blossom Tags and Accents dies was used to cut handles in the bag and bag covers.

Scor-Tape was used to adhere the bag covers to the bag. A 3" long MME paper strip, that had been cut and embossed with a square die into another banner strip, was adhered over the bag front and a sentiment was stamped to the bottom right. I cut and embossed another circle out of my weaved paper strip, sanded it and layered it on a white piece of cardstock, cut with the same Asian Accents die. Foam squares were used to adhere it to the bag front.

 Two little buttons finish off the bag.

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my projects. I hope it inspired you to use your dies today.  Have a wonderful day! Hugs and smiles


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S4-128 Classic Square SM  •  Beate Johns  •  S5-123 Asian Accents  •  Scor-Pal  •  Box  •  My Mind's Eye  •  S4-114 Standard Circles LG


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  • Astrid Thursday, October 04, 2012

    Great project Beate, - love the woven paper technique!
  • Peggy Packer Thursday, October 04, 2012

    What a wonderful card and gift bag!! Anyone would be thrilled to receive this!! The woven paper adds just the right splash of color!! Love it!!
  • Xiomara Thursday, October 04, 2012

    Beautiful project Beate! love it.

  • Barbara Diane Thursday, October 04, 2012


    Really beautiful, Beate! The weaving is lovely and a very creative touch! Love them both! Wishing you a sunny day!


    Barbara Diane
  • Melissa Thursday, October 04, 2012

    Beate this is so adorable! I love the simple lunch bag idea and wow how gorgeous is the paper weave I would have never thought!! Gorgeous!
  • Anita Thursday, October 04, 2012

    The weaving technique very clever with the score pal paper.  Thanks fr sharing.
  • colleen h Thursday, October 04, 2012

    love this, it is so pretty.
  • Donna W Thursday, October 04, 2012

    Wow!  both projects are great.  Never thought of the way you used the square.  I will use that in the future and the patterned weave is beautiful.  Love it.  TFS
  • Lynne Ingram Thursday, October 04, 2012

    Great tutorial for two wonderful projects.  Thanks.
  • Kristie Maynard Thursday, October 04, 2012

    I absolutely LOVE this ensamble!!!  I have used paper to weave before, but never thought to put it onto score tape, genius!  And what an easy way to make a little bag.  This will surely be saved and made very soon.  TFS!  Another fabulous project!
  • Chris Boldovici Thursday, October 04, 2012

    Love both of these ideas.  May have to try your lunch Bag Idea out for sure! TFS....
  • kathy/NorthCarolina Thursday, October 04, 2012

    Wow, Beate, the woven background is wonderful.  Such a great look.  And, your treat bag is such a darling idea.  I'm going to have to give that a try.  Clever girl!
  • Susie Bentz Thursday, October 04, 2012

    Love the way you cut the handle with a die.  Great tip! I also like the die cut paperweaving.
  • Joan VanCourt Friday, October 05, 2012

    Oh, these are great projects. I love learning something new everyday. Thanks for sharing.
  • RachelB Friday, October 05, 2012

    Beautiful projects! Love the butterfly.
  • Lagene Friday, October 05, 2012

    Fantastic project!
  • Alice W. Saturday, October 06, 2012

    love the weaved background for the circles. beautiful set and thanks for the tutorial!
  • Sasha Saturday, October 06, 2012

    Such lovely projects, Beate. Your card and treat bag would be perfect for this Halloween...or any occasion! Thanks for the inspiration! x
  • Beate Saturday, October 06, 2012

    Thanks so much for your sweet comments!
    Hugs and smiles
  • Lisa Fish Saturday, October 06, 2012

    WOW, Beate, these are so gorgeous!! I love the woven clever and beautiful!! And how creative to use the square die to cut the end of the paper strip!! I always, always learn a new tip or technique from all of your fabulous projects :)
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