Saturday, January 14, 2012

Soda Pop Butterfly

Here's a quick post on using a soda can to create this fun butterfly.
First I had my husband cut the top and bottom off the can then cut it down the center to create one sheet.  I cut the metal using my Stampin' Up! Beautiful Butterfly die and Big Shot without any difficulty.  In fact I was surprised as to how easily it cut through.  I dabbed the butterflies with alcohol inks and then ran them through the Big Shot again, this time using a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  I used adhesive dots to adhere them together and made thin antennas out of the left over metal.
I attached my butterfly to a fun shaped star card. You can find the tutorial here.  Be warned that it's in Russian.  Just look for the link that will let you translate to your own language.
Here's a picture, that I took recently, of our cute cats getting into mischief. The weather here in Florida got below freezing recently so we brought our potted plants into the house. This gorgeous plant is called a kangaroo plant and the lizards love hiding in it.  The cats found that out pretty quick. Actually it's Bella that's being a bad girl sitting right in the center of the plant, Darci is just 'observing'.
Thanks for stopping in.
Have a good night,


  1. Michelle what a stunning butterfly on a unique card shape!!
    Love your pussy cats too - mine is currently sitting directly behind my computer seat... dangerous!!

  2. Gorgeous- I love this! And, your cat is sooo cute!