DIY Butterfly Embellishments by Maija Männistö

Monday, July 29, 2019

Hi everyone, Maija Männistö here to share my first project as a member of the Paige Evans + Silhouette Design Team. I am so honored to be a part of this team and very excited to share my creations with you!
For my first project I decided to go with one of my favorite projects: DIY embellishments! I used the Layered Butterfly cut file to make embellishments in different sizes with the Whimsical collection. I used papers from the 12x12 Paper Pad to cut several butterflies.

I wanted to add more texture on the butterflies so I added stitching around each butterfly with my sewing machine. I also stitched the butterflies together in the middle. I made the little pennants attached to a paper clip and embellished them with the smallest butterflies from the cut file.

To embellish the butterflies I used Paper 08 from the Whimsical collection to cut out the phrase banners. I also used the Stickers as well as the stickers from the Sticker Book. From the Ephemera Die Cuts I also found perfect additions to my butterflies! For more splashes of color I added some thread underneath the stickers and put a few Enamel Shapes here and there for a different texture.

These DIY embellishments are perfect for your scrapbooking layouts as well as cards! I made a card with few of these, a perfect summery hello to a friend!

SUPPLIES: WHIMSICALPaper 0812x12 Paper PadStickersSticker BookEphemera Die CutsEnamel Shapes; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut file: Layered Butterfly by Paige Evans
Location: Finland / Blog: Mai Makings / Instagram: @maimakings / YouTube: Mai Makings / Pinterest: Mai Loves


  1. I loved your beautiful designs Maija ! Gorgeous, creative and colourful . I can't imagine how tricky it is to sew these tiny pieces. Bravo <3 It's fun to see new ways to use up all the bits from other projects. I can't seem to throw anything away, ha! Cheers dear!! xK

  2. These are GORGEOUS! LOVING the colors and that fabulous stitching!


Paige Taylor Evans © // Quinn Creatives DESIGN