Nov 30, 2019


Hi there! Nathalie here to show you new project ideas with the new MIX & MATCH MARIPOSA DIE SET.  This new set is filled with infinite possibilities that will create butterfly die-cuts from different materials, colors, and designs.  Let's start!



 I love creating large cut file backgrounds for my pages, but this time I will use the Mix and Match Mariposa Die set.  This will result in a large focal background.


To create the background, I first created a template (heart) that will dictate the number of butterflies and paper needed for it.  I cut all the butterflies from a paper from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection using only the simple butterfly outlines. This will take some time but it will be worth the work.


The key to creating this background is to fill the shape with the butterfly die cuts.  Having the wings touch each other will help attach them together as a large image.  A bit of foam adhesive on the back of the die cuts will bring dimension to the page.

  @altenew_MIX & MATCH MARIPOSA DIE highlight by Nathalie DeSousaA few simple embellishments and a title (created with the Handwritten Hello Die Set and Verdant Walk paper pack) complete the page.  Check the following video to see the page come together: 


The Mix & Match Mariposa Die Set creates the perfect soft embellishment for your scrapbook pages. 

@altenew_mix & Match Mariposa Die Set_Nathalie DeSousa  

This page is bold and dramatic, but the soft airy butterflies bring the colors together, add movement on the page, and soften the overall look of the page.


I used the Evening Grey Watercolor Refill to create a mixed media background.  Then used the Bold Alphabet Die Set to cut the title and attached it back to the page with foam adhesive - a paper from the Blushing Blooms pack.


A little hand stitching helps to create movement on the page while the soft vellum layer in the butterflies adds soft and airy feeling on the page.


@altenew_Mix&match Mariposa die set highlight_nathalie desousa  

Rainbows and butterflies are a classic combination!  This time I created my colorful paper using Watercolor Marker refills in Purple wine, Turquoise, Lagoon and Misty Mountain and the Metallic Watercolor pan set.


The detailed butterflies create the fun colorful butterfly silhouettes.  Two of the butterflies are attached together.  This helps to bring movement and dimension to the page.   To create balance on the page, the title is created from black cardstock using the Script Word 3 and Fine Alphabet die sets.


All the colorful enamel dots bring the extra pop of color to the page.  You can see the page come together in the following video:

 I hope these projects inspire you to check the new Mix & MAtch Mariposa Die Set and use it to create your next project.  I cannot wait to see what you create.


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