Scrapbook How-to: Transform Die-cut Circles into Other Accents

Die cuts and journaling spots can easily be cut, folded, stamped on, and literally transformed into a different type of accent than originally intended, which makes them a fantastic supply for a scrapper on a budget. Take, for instance, the banner and butterfly on Paula Gilarde’s Snapshots layout from Budget-Friendly Scrapbooking, both of which were created from journaling spots. Give this idea a try when you need a quick, wallet-friendly accent.

Snapshots by Paula Gilarde for Jillibean Soup from Budget-Friendly Scrapbooking

Snapshots by Paula Gilarde for Jillibean Soup from Budget-Friendly Scrapbooking

Create the look: Butterflies from die cuts

Step 1: Score center of scalloped circle die cut and sketch butterfly on back side.

Step 1: Score center of scalloped circle die cut and sketch butterfly on back side.

Step 2: Fold die cut in half and cut out butterfly. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for additional butterflies.

Step 2: Fold die cut in half and cut butterfly. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for additional butterflies.

Step 3: Layer butterflies and tie baker's twine around center.

Step 3: Layer butterflies and tie baker’s twine around center.

 

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5 Responses to Scrapbook How-to: Transform Die-cut Circles into Other Accents

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    What a cute idea !
    Must try !!

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