Friday, October 8, 2010

Cardstock, Punches and Paper Crimper - and Glue Dots!


*This is a recent post of mine over at the Create for Less blog.

I wanted to show that you can make a card without a scrap of patterned paper. All I used were a few different colors of cardstock, some punches and a few small simple embellishments. I love texture on my projects, but I always forget about my paper crimper, so I decided to pull him out for this project. It’s fun to rediscover “old” tools that you loved, but may have forgotten about.

Supplies:
Bazzill Blue Dotted Swiss cardstock. You can also use a plain blue piece of cardstock and run it thru the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots Embossing folder.

Bazzill Cardstock - greens, brown, pink

Pebbles Thank You Rub-on

Making Memories Wedding Pearls

Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch

Martha Stewart Edge Punch Arch Lattice

Marvy Uchida Paper Crimper

EK Paper Shapers Circle Punch 1 1/2″

Buttons - green

Glue Dots

All Night Media Pop Dots

Directions:

  • After creating the card base, it is time to make the tree trunk. Draw a tree trunk on the brown cardstock, cut out and run thru the paper crimper. Adhere the trunk to your card.

  • Next get out your 1 1/2″ circle punch and punch circles from two different shades of green cardstock. (If you do not have a punch, you can trace circles and cut or use a circle cutter).

  • Run the light green circles thru the paper crimper to give them added dimension on the tree.

  • Layer and adhere the dark green circles to the card – overlapping the trunk.

  • Layer the light green circles on top of the dark green circles, adding pop dots behind a few for dimension. Use Glue Dots on the other dark and light green circles.

  • Punch three butterflies from pink cardstock. Adhere two to the tree “leaves” and one to the trunk.

  • Add pearls to the centers of the butterflies.

  • Use your border punch on the dark green cardstock to make grass. Adhere to the bottom of the card.

  • Apply sentiment rub-on.

  • Adhere 3 buttons on each side of the sentiment using Glue Dots.

4 comments:

Tina said...

This is so cute, very clever.

Sarah said...

Very cute! I might have to try this one. TFS!!

K Andrew said...

Hi Jennifer--fellow Creative Charms Designer here stopping by to say hi! I also joined your blog as a follower.
This tree is adorable!

Gina Lideros said...

How creative! That came out so cute!