Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Butterfly



This is a card design from the Paper Crafter's Library that I learned to make from Andrea Walford. I used the Sweet and Sour Specialty Paper with Rose Red and Very Vanilla cardstock. I used the Top Note Die for the Rose Red and Very Vanilla and trimmed the outer edge of the Very Vanilla with Paper Snips. I used the Versamark Pad to emboss the Word Play verse with black embossing powder. I used the butterfly dies to cut out the butterflies and attached Jewels Basic Pearls. This is another card I made in honor of my mother-in-law and her love for butterflies.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Skinny Bag Treats for Easter Bunnies



I've been having fun making these cute little bunnies to put on the top of my skinny bags, an idea that I saw on Cindee Wilkinson's website. The skinny bags are filled with Sweetarts Jelly Beans (oh, so good!). I bought the skinny bags from a bulk group I belong to called "Seaside Crafts." The bunny is made with the Extra Large Ornament punch for his head trimmed off and turned upside down. His cheeks are made with the 1/2" Circle Punch and sponged around the edges with dimensionals on the back. The nose is from the smallest heart to the Heart to Heart punch. The eyes are from the smalled circle eyes from the Owl Punch. I used a white gel pen to highlight his eyes and attached them with glue dots. The ears are made with the Small and Large Oval punches. I'm going to give these out to co-workers on Friday.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tealight Candle Stamping Butterfly



This is a tealight candle that I stamped with the Flight of the Butterfly polka-dot butterfly stamp. First, I stamped it with Melon Mango on tissue paper with copy paper to support it in order to cut it out with a circle punch. Then I used my hand-held 1/16" Punch to punch a hole in the center to put over the wick. Heat set until tissue melts into the wax. I put Easter grass inside a small flat cellophane bag. I cut out a Top Note Die for the topper by scoring at point to point and folding. I used Jewel Rhinestones on the butterfly after punch him out. This is for decorative purposes only as the tissue paper could catch on fire.