Making a pretty card is easy, even when you don't have a lot of supplies and fancy equipment. The *fanciest* tool in this tutorial is the butterfly paper punch.
To get started, you need some printed papers (this paper pack is from Stampin' Up), a butterfly punch (this one is from Fiskars), a folded notecard in the colour of your choice (I used a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 cut in half and folded), scissors, rhinestones (mine are from the dollar store), glue dots, a tape runner, ruler, and a greeting (printed on my ink jet). Let's go!
Punch out your butterflies. I used 12 but if your butterfly punch is smaller or larger, just adjust based on what you have on hand.
Fold the butterflies over a straight edge, like a ruler. I like them to have a little span in the middle rather than just folding them in two, but you could do that as well.
Keep an eye on them or they will fly away. They look all sweet and innocent but they are sneaky like that.
Use your ruler to decide how you will lay the butterflies out on your notecard, leaving room for your greeting tag if you are using one. I just eyeballed this. Perfection is for machines.
Use a glue dot (or even a dab of liquid glue) to hold each flutterby in place on your card.
Use the tape runner or adhesive of your choice to glue the greeting tag onto the card. Then place a sticky-back rhinestone in the center of each butterfly.
And you're done! Wasn't that easy? If you used a dark cardstock like I did for the notecard, you can glue a white liner inside the card so it's easier to see your written message.
Stay tuned for another card in a few days. It will be inspired by this one, but with hearts instead.
7/14/2016 06:16:22 pm
What a cute and smart idea! I have a heart punch that I would love to apply this concept with!
7/27/2017 03:35:47 pm
What a cute idea!! So glad that I discovered your blog!
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