Punch 307-

Punch 604-

Tutorials

Birthday Card

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

I hope everybody enjoyed Cinco de Mayo yesterday. I am from Mexico City, and I wanted to share what Cinco de Mayo is really about.  It is not Mexico’s independence day as some think which is actually September 16, 1810.  As for May 5, 1862, El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (The Day of the Battle of Puebla), is important for several reasons, first it was a victory by the outnumbered and under equipped Mexican Army of 4000 over the better equipped French Army of 8000 that has not been defeated in over 50 years. Second since this battle no country in the Americas has even been invaded by a European Army every again.  Lastly, the reason why this battle was important to the United States is this victory kept Napoleon III from supplying the confederate army for the next year, allowing the Union Army to grow strong which lead to the eventual defeat of the south in the US Civil War 14 months after this battle.  Anyway, enough of the history lessons you are here to learn how to make this Birthday card, so let us get on with it. 

In this post I am going to show you the steps for the parts of the Birthday card where I used the the Kreaxions tools. I hope you will enjoy making it as much as I did. If you want to know more about the parts of the card not discussed in this post feel free to ask in the comments and I will be more than happy help.

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Kreaxions Tools Used


How To Make The Lace Border

BirthdayCard LaceBoard Closeup

  1. Cut a 5 ¼” by 1 ½” strip from cream card stock
  2. Line up the  Kreaxions 307 Punch with the right short edge of the strip
    1. Now only bring strip far enough into the punch so that the small tip of the lace under the flower is just above the bottom of the strip.
    2. Once aligned make the first punch
  3. Slide the strip to the right and align the pattern so only half of the pattern is visible, using the flower middle as your guide to help keep is straight
    PartialFinished LaceBorderWithFocus 
  4. Punch and repeat step 4 until you have a total of four punches
  5. The five punches should fill the strip
  6. If the bottom excess is still attached, carefully remove it
    2012-04-18T085738 

Optional Step

  1. Add a little shadow to the edges using the a color that will accent well with card.

Kreaxions Tools Used

How to make the Butterflies

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  1. Use the  Kreaxions Punch 604 Butterfly to punch 4 butterflies from brown cardstock
  2. Only on 2 of the butterflies use a finger from under each wing to roll a slight curve into each wing
  3. Take the other 2 butterflies that are still flat and glue them into their position on the card
  4. Now with the 2 butterflies with the curved wings glue them carefully to the flat butterflies on the card at their thorax (center body)

Optional Steps

  1. Apply a little Inkssentials White Enamel Accents to the body and head of each butterfly now allow them to dry (takes about 2 hours)

Kreaxions Tools Used


Well that's all I have for you this time. I hope you enjoyed making this book and as always I hope you will make your own embellishments and unique tweaks to make it your own.  If you have any questions feel free to post them in the comments.

Have a great day!

 Leslie Foley

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 My Just Imagine Posts
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6 thoughts on “Birthday Card

  1. Linda Beeson

    I am in love with that punch for a border, I need to make sure I have that one!

  2. Barbara Lochridge

    Gorgeous card!! Love that punched border!!

  3. Bev

    fabulous card.. the inked punch is the soft and perfect touch to such an elegant card.. and too cute butterflies

  4. Lisa Moen

    Love your lacy border, so pretty!

  5. GinniG

    Thanks for the history lesson! I learned a lot! And your card is BEAUTIFUL!!! Awesome punching and fabulous tutorial!

  6. Jasmine

    Great card, Leslie! Love the sweet, little butterflies.
    Thank you for the history lesson, as well!

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Punch 307-

Punch 604-

Tutorials

Birthday Card

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

I hope everybody enjoyed Cinco de Mayo yesterday. I am from Mexico City, and I wanted to share what Cinco de Mayo is really about.  It is not Mexico’s independence day as some think which is actually September 16, 1810.  As for May 5, 1862, El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (The Day of the Battle of Puebla), is important for several reasons, first it was a victory by the outnumbered and under equipped Mexican Army of 4000 over the better equipped French Army of 8000 that has not been defeated in over 50 years. Second since this battle no country in the Americas has even been invaded by a European Army every again.  Lastly, the reason why this battle was important to the United States is this victory kept Napoleon III from supplying the confederate army for the next year, allowing the Union Army to grow strong which lead to the eventual defeat of the south in the US Civil War 14 months after this battle.  Anyway, enough of the history lessons you are here to learn how to make this Birthday card, so let us get on with it. 

In this post I am going to show you the steps for the parts of the Birthday card where I used the the Kreaxions tools. I hope you will enjoy making it as much as I did. If you want to know more about the parts of the card not discussed in this post feel free to ask in the comments and I will be more than happy help.

2012-04-18T092152

Kreaxions Tools Used


How To Make The Lace Border

BirthdayCard LaceBoard Closeup

  1. Cut a 5 ¼” by 1 ½” strip from cream card stock
  2. Line up the  Kreaxions 307 Punch with the right short edge of the strip
    1. Now only bring strip far enough into the punch so that the small tip of the lace under the flower is just above the bottom of the strip.
    2. Once aligned make the first punch
  3. Slide the strip to the right and align the pattern so only half of the pattern is visible, using the flower middle as your guide to help keep is straight
    PartialFinished LaceBorderWithFocus 
  4. Punch and repeat step 4 until you have a total of four punches
  5. The five punches should fill the strip
  6. If the bottom excess is still attached, carefully remove it
    2012-04-18T085738 

Optional Step

  1. Add a little shadow to the edges using the a color that will accent well with card.

Kreaxions Tools Used

How to make the Butterflies

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  1. Use the  Kreaxions Punch 604 Butterfly to punch 4 butterflies from brown cardstock
  2. Only on 2 of the butterflies use a finger from under each wing to roll a slight curve into each wing
  3. Take the other 2 butterflies that are still flat and glue them into their position on the card
  4. Now with the 2 butterflies with the curved wings glue them carefully to the flat butterflies on the card at their thorax (center body)

Optional Steps

  1. Apply a little Inkssentials White Enamel Accents to the body and head of each butterfly now allow them to dry (takes about 2 hours)

Kreaxions Tools Used


Well that's all I have for you this time. I hope you enjoyed making this book and as always I hope you will make your own embellishments and unique tweaks to make it your own.  If you have any questions feel free to post them in the comments.

Have a great day!

 Leslie Foley

 MyCraftopia.com
 My Just Imagine Posts
 Subscribe to My Posts Feed

 

\\CRAFTOPIA\Users\Leslie Foley\Documents\Just Imagine\20120422 – Wedding Book

6 thoughts on “Birthday Card

  1. Linda Beeson

    I am in love with that punch for a border, I need to make sure I have that one!

  2. Barbara Lochridge

    Gorgeous card!! Love that punched border!!

  3. Bev

    fabulous card.. the inked punch is the soft and perfect touch to such an elegant card.. and too cute butterflies

  4. Lisa Moen

    Love your lacy border, so pretty!

  5. GinniG

    Thanks for the history lesson! I learned a lot! And your card is BEAUTIFUL!!! Awesome punching and fabulous tutorial!

  6. Jasmine

    Great card, Leslie! Love the sweet, little butterflies.
    Thank you for the history lesson, as well!

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