Saturday, April 13, 2013

Quick and Easy Cards: Glitter Bitty Butterfly


This card shows five quick and easy techniques to put a little WOW into your cards using Stampin' Up! products.

Technique 1
Scoring the edges of your card stock to create a quick and easy frame.  When you look at the 4 edges of the Whisper White card stock, you'll see where I used Stampin' Up!'s Simply Scored Tool to add lines.  What made this really quick is that I scored several of the lines before I cut the card stock.

Technique 2
Using your Big Shot lets you cut a lot of pieces very quickly.  I used Stampin' Up!'s Blossom Party Originals to cut 4 flowers at a time.  Between my demonstrator meeting and my stamp club, I'll end up needing a couple dozen of these flowers.  Thanks to the Big Shot, I'll be able to die cut these in a few minutes.

Technique 3
Embossing folders add texture to your project which give it another Wow factor.  I used my current favorite Stampin' Up! Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Lacy Brocade.  You can fit three of these flowers into the folder and emboss them all at the same time.

Technique 4
Using punches is another way to add quick little Wow's to your projects  I used 2 punches for this card.  Under the flower from Stampin' Up!'s 5/8" Flower Trim, there is a 7/8" scallop circle to help the flower trim pop.  The touch of Crumb Cake color gives just enough contrast to the little flower so it shows up against the Whisper White.


Technique 5
This is such a fun and fast technique that you will probably see variations of this idea in upcoming projects.  I used the Bitty Butterfly punch to punch this butterfly out of label paper.  Then I put the sticky side down in Stampin' Up!'s Dazzling Diamonds glitter and got a glittery butterfly without a lot of mess.

I hope you enjoyed seeing these 5 quick and easy ways to add a simple WOW to your cards or scrapbook pages.  Try them out and let me know which one is your favorite.


Stampin' Supplies

Item Description Price
126707 Sassy Salutations Stamp Set $17.95
122334 Simply Scored Scoring Tool $29.95
115971 Blossom Party Originals Big Shot Die $17.95
127819 Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder $7.95
129404 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch $12.95
126869 5/8" Flower Trim $6.95
129406 Bitty Butterfly Punch $15.95
102023 Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter $4.50
129287 Natural 7/16" Trim Ribbon $6.95

Visit my online store to get your supplies for this project.  Remember that when you purchase $25 or more in product, you are eligible for my Rewards Program.

Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX
My Online Store

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