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Inlay a Felt Plush Elegant Butterfly
by Jean Okimoto


The new Plush Elegant Butterfly - designed to be lovingly layered and stitched - is also perfect for quick inlaid felt designs.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here, hoping you're having a great weekend!

Gather some scraps of summer-colored wool-blend felt and back them with adhesive label or sticker paper.  The backing stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives from soaking through.


Diecut the felt pieces.  Here's an easy way to remove the little stitch dots - place the diecut on a scrap of felt in a weird color that you won't be using - then use a toothpick or BBQ skewer to push the little dots out and onto the felt scrap under it.  The little dots will stick to the felt scrap and can easily be disposed of.  Skip this step if you're actually stitching the butterfly - the needle and floss will do it for you!

The light peach-colored piece in the center is layered - the other felt diecuts are inlaid.

Attach gold glittered washi tape to a scrap of paper and diecut the largest butterfly center section from the Morning Garden Butterflies set.

Score, cut and fold a 5-1/2" square white card.  Diecut the folded card with the Straight Stitches die to add some texture to the front - and inside - of the card.  

Stamp the greeting - from the new Spring Lilacs Clear Stamp Set - with Brilliance Pearlescent Jade and dry the ink.

Attach the butterfly.  Add green gem stickers. 


Square cards require extra postage - but I think this happy card deserves special handling.  Hope you agree!

The Memory Box Plush Collection creates great felt keepsakes and hand-stitched gifts.  They're also great for cards, layouts and mixed media.  Get the most from your dies by using them in different ways- you'll love their versatility.

Thanks very much for stopping by - have a great weekend!



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I love crafting with butterflies! This is a beautiful one. Love it in the felt.

I don't use felt a lot, I gravitate more toward the suede papers, but your idea to back it with adhesive sheets is wonderful...will give it more body and stability....thanks so much for the informative post and your adorable card.

,I love your card I need to get some of those felt dies they are cute!

This is stinking CUTE Jean! What a great idea with this beautiful die! Well done!

Absolutely gorgeous! xxx

Thanks Amy - wool-blend felt comes in so many great colors that are perfect for summer cards!

Thanks Jan D. - try combining suede paper and felt for a great contrast of textures!

Thanks Tracy - our Plush Dies are habit-forming - in a good way!

Oh wow Teresa - it's probably the first time a butterfly has been described as stinking cute - thanks!

Thanks Christine - maybe coral, pink and fuchsia next time? There are so many color combos to try!

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