Butterfly Die-

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Punch 918

Garden of Cards

Good morning, Stephanie here with 2 cards today.  I had originally planned on giving you a look at punch 918, but then we have the wonderful sketch challenge this month and I created a card for that.  Since working with these punches is so much fun, and I go for them daily, I thought I'd share both cards today.

My first card is based upon the sketch challenge and who doesn't love a challenge!!  Just remember you have a lot of wiggle room when working with a sketch – it doesn't have to be exact, but it must resemble the sketch!!!

Instead of die cuts along the edge of the card, I used a large ribbon and attached my sentiment to it.

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I used the lattice die which can be found in the store as the background for my card.  I used the fabulous Circle Cutter to cut my circles, then stitched them to the background.  I cut the butterfly die and placed it slightly off center and added some rhinestone swirls underneath and some pearls on top.

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I then used Punch 901 along some white cardstock that I placed inside the card. 

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I wanted it to stand out so I backed it with some black cardstock.  Now this card is ready for any occasion you want to remember Mom.

For my second card, I used punch 918 without the inserts.  I love using these punches without the inserts because I can create 2 nice borders at the same time.  When you are finished punching, you can easily seperate the 2 pieces and use either one or both.  This is a perfect way to use up your scraps!

I decided to use both borders from punch 918 – one along the top edge of my card and one along the bottom edge.  I added a little ink for definition, a spring quote, a couple of brads and a pretty card was the result. 

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Pull out those scraps, and get punching!!!

I had so much fun creating these cards and I'd love to see what you can do with the sketch challenge this month. 

Happy Scappin'

Stephanie

 

7 thoughts on “Garden of Cards

  1. Angela Fehr

    These are both great! Love the dramatic colours and the lattice in the first one, especially.

  2. Bev Code

    really amazing.. fabulous design and accents.. beautiful and great ideas for using the punches too.

  3. GinniG

    O Stephanie!!!! They’re FABULOUS cards! I LOVE that you showed the inside of the first one. Great punching too! 🙂

  4. Linda Beeson

    Wow, wow, wow! Gotta love a red butterfly and I can see I NEED that lattice die! This is stunning!

  5. jess

    Beautiful cards love the colors and lattice on the first card!

  6. Gina

    These are so pretty!!!

  7. Sharon Hinckley

    Elegance and simplicity. Bravo!

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