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Joy Is Where You Find It

Hello Everyone!

My name is Leslie and this is my first post for Just Imagine Crafts. I was really lucky to be able to attend the stamping convention last weekend on Mesa, Arizona and meet Roberta. She is the nicest person and was so kind to give me a little tutorial on all the punches and tools that Just Imagine Crafts has. I’m impress with all the versatility one punch can make and of course I am now going to have to buy more punches.

In this post I am going to show you the steps for the parts of the Joy Is Where You Find It 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.

Joy Is Where You Find It Card
Kreaxions Tools Used


How To Make The Butterflies

Butterfly Closeup

  1. Use the Kreaxions Punch 604 Butterfly to punch two butterflies from blue card stock
  2. Use a finger from under each wing to roll a curve into each wing

Optional Steps

  1. Add a little shadow to the wings using a stamp pad to darken
  2. Apply a little Inkssentials black Enamel Accents to the body and head of each butterfly
  3. Set them assign to dry (takes about 2 hours)
  4. Once they have dried you can apply them to the card

Kreaxions Tools Used

Accenting Tip

When applying accents like Enamel or Glitter remember they need time to dry. If possible do them ahead of time on pieces that can be done separate and let them dry before apply to the final product, or if you need or want to apply directly to the project itself wait until everything else is done and do them last. Then allow time to dry before you handling the project. This will help avoid accidental touching the wet accents while working on the project.

How to make the Doily

Doily Closeup

  1. Use the 6.8 cm circle on Stencil ‘A’ from the Kreaxions Plastic Stencils for Circle Punching to set the size of the Circle Cutter
  2. Using the Kreaxions Circle Cutter to cut a 6.8 cm circle on a piece of pastel yellow card stock
  3. Choose which side to make visible and then flip it over to the back side
  4. Align Stencil ‘A’ guides with the circle
  5. Using the guides draw 8 pencil lines around the circle by using every other line
  6. Turn Kreaxions 307 Punch upside down
  7. Slide the circle all the way into the punch make sure the lines are visible
  8. Very carefully align one of the lines using the center of the flower as a guide and the point of the large diamond to keep it straight
  9. Slowly push down on the punch until it is holding the paper but not punching the hole this will help keep it aligned and gives one last chance to make corrections
  10. Once it is aligned complete the punch
  11. Rotate to the next line and repeat steps 8 and 9 until you have five flowers punched in sequence on the circle. Leaving the last three lines unpunched
  12. Remove the circle and flip it back over to the front side and you now have the visible portions of the doily.

Optional Steps

  1. Add a little shadow using a stamp pad to darken the edge of the doily
  2. Glue a small half pearl to the stem under each flower

Kreaxions Tools Used

Doily Tip

You can use these steps to create many different doilies by adjusting the size of the circle and the using another Kreaxions punch.

How to make the Lotus Flowers

  Lotus Flower Closeup

  1. Use the Kreaxions Punch 603 Lotus to punch four flowers from red card stock
  2. On two of the flowers roll the flowers inward
  3. Take one of the rolled flowers and glue the bottom of its center to the top of the center of one of the unrolled flowers making sure to rotate the flower to show alternating petals

Optional Steps

  1. Add a little shadow to only the tips of the pedals using a stamp pad to darken the edges
  2. Glue some small yellow beads to the center to make the anthers

Kreaxions Tools Used

How to make the Lace Border

   Lace Border Closeup

  1. Cut a 4 ¼ by 1 ½ strip from a pink checkered pattern paper
  2. Line up the Kreaxions 4 in 1 Punch – 901 Butterfly with the the right short edge of the strip and only bring strip far enough into the punch so that the small tip of the lace under the butter fly is just above the bottom of the strip.
  3. Once aligned make the first punch
  4. Slide the strip to the right and align the pattern so only half of the pattern is visible, using the butterfly middle as you guide to help keep it straight
  5. Punch and repeat step 4 until you have a total of four punches
  6. The four punches should fill the strip

Optional Steps

  1. Glue a small half pearl to the middle of each point on the bottom of the lace
  2. Add a lace ribbon to the top of the board

Kreaxions Tools Used


Well that's it for my first blog post for Just Imagine. I hope you enjoyed making this card and 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
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9 thoughts on “Joy Is Where You Find It

  1. Bev Code

    this is stunning and so beautiful.. amazing colour, texture, depth.. and fabulous instructions.. thanks Leslie

  2. Deb Michelle

    Beautiful card Leslie!! Great use of the punches!

  3. Lisa Moen

    Gorgeous card Leslie and wonderful instructions!

  4. Jess

    Gorgeous card! It’s so awesome that you offer detailed instructions to help us recreate some of the effects.

  5. Jasmine

    Amazing! …I agree with all of the other comments as well, wonderful!
    Jasmine

  6. GinniG

    WOWSERS LESLIE!!! You’ve sure started off with a huge bang! LOVE LOVE LOVE the card and the tutorials!!! Welcome to the team! I’ll definitely be trying these out!

  7. Lisa

    Thanks for the doily pointers! such a pretty card!

  8. Linda Beeson

    This is simply spectacular! LOVE every single detail and your explanations.

  9. Lucy Chesna

    YOU ROCK ON THE TUTORIALS!!! I love it all and love your card

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Circle Cutter-

Punch 307-

Punch 603-

Punch 604-

Punch 901-

Stencils-

Tutorials

Joy Is Where You Find It

Hello Everyone!

My name is Leslie and this is my first post for Just Imagine Crafts. I was really lucky to be able to attend the stamping convention last weekend on Mesa, Arizona and meet Roberta. She is the nicest person and was so kind to give me a little tutorial on all the punches and tools that Just Imagine Crafts has. I’m impress with all the versatility one punch can make and of course I am now going to have to buy more punches.

In this post I am going to show you the steps for the parts of the Joy Is Where You Find It 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.

Joy Is Where You Find It Card
Kreaxions Tools Used


How To Make The Butterflies

Butterfly Closeup

  1. Use the Kreaxions Punch 604 Butterfly to punch two butterflies from blue card stock
  2. Use a finger from under each wing to roll a curve into each wing

Optional Steps

  1. Add a little shadow to the wings using a stamp pad to darken
  2. Apply a little Inkssentials black Enamel Accents to the body and head of each butterfly
  3. Set them assign to dry (takes about 2 hours)
  4. Once they have dried you can apply them to the card

Kreaxions Tools Used

Accenting Tip

When applying accents like Enamel or Glitter remember they need time to dry. If possible do them ahead of time on pieces that can be done separate and let them dry before apply to the final product, or if you need or want to apply directly to the project itself wait until everything else is done and do them last. Then allow time to dry before you handling the project. This will help avoid accidental touching the wet accents while working on the project.

How to make the Doily

Doily Closeup

  1. Use the 6.8 cm circle on Stencil ‘A’ from the Kreaxions Plastic Stencils for Circle Punching to set the size of the Circle Cutter
  2. Using the Kreaxions Circle Cutter to cut a 6.8 cm circle on a piece of pastel yellow card stock
  3. Choose which side to make visible and then flip it over to the back side
  4. Align Stencil ‘A’ guides with the circle
  5. Using the guides draw 8 pencil lines around the circle by using every other line
  6. Turn Kreaxions 307 Punch upside down
  7. Slide the circle all the way into the punch make sure the lines are visible
  8. Very carefully align one of the lines using the center of the flower as a guide and the point of the large diamond to keep it straight
  9. Slowly push down on the punch until it is holding the paper but not punching the hole this will help keep it aligned and gives one last chance to make corrections
  10. Once it is aligned complete the punch
  11. Rotate to the next line and repeat steps 8 and 9 until you have five flowers punched in sequence on the circle. Leaving the last three lines unpunched
  12. Remove the circle and flip it back over to the front side and you now have the visible portions of the doily.

Optional Steps

  1. Add a little shadow using a stamp pad to darken the edge of the doily
  2. Glue a small half pearl to the stem under each flower

Kreaxions Tools Used

Doily Tip

You can use these steps to create many different doilies by adjusting the size of the circle and the using another Kreaxions punch.

How to make the Lotus Flowers

  Lotus Flower Closeup

  1. Use the Kreaxions Punch 603 Lotus to punch four flowers from red card stock
  2. On two of the flowers roll the flowers inward
  3. Take one of the rolled flowers and glue the bottom of its center to the top of the center of one of the unrolled flowers making sure to rotate the flower to show alternating petals

Optional Steps

  1. Add a little shadow to only the tips of the pedals using a stamp pad to darken the edges
  2. Glue some small yellow beads to the center to make the anthers

Kreaxions Tools Used

How to make the Lace Border

   Lace Border Closeup

  1. Cut a 4 ¼ by 1 ½ strip from a pink checkered pattern paper
  2. Line up the Kreaxions 4 in 1 Punch – 901 Butterfly with the the right short edge of the strip and only bring strip far enough into the punch so that the small tip of the lace under the butter fly is just above the bottom of the strip.
  3. Once aligned make the first punch
  4. Slide the strip to the right and align the pattern so only half of the pattern is visible, using the butterfly middle as you guide to help keep it straight
  5. Punch and repeat step 4 until you have a total of four punches
  6. The four punches should fill the strip

Optional Steps

  1. Glue a small half pearl to the middle of each point on the bottom of the lace
  2. Add a lace ribbon to the top of the board

Kreaxions Tools Used


Well that's it for my first blog post for Just Imagine. I hope you enjoyed making this card and 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

9 thoughts on “Joy Is Where You Find It

  1. Bev Code

    this is stunning and so beautiful.. amazing colour, texture, depth.. and fabulous instructions.. thanks Leslie

  2. Deb Michelle

    Beautiful card Leslie!! Great use of the punches!

  3. Lisa Moen

    Gorgeous card Leslie and wonderful instructions!

  4. Jess

    Gorgeous card! It’s so awesome that you offer detailed instructions to help us recreate some of the effects.

  5. Jasmine

    Amazing! …I agree with all of the other comments as well, wonderful!
    Jasmine

  6. GinniG

    WOWSERS LESLIE!!! You’ve sure started off with a huge bang! LOVE LOVE LOVE the card and the tutorials!!! Welcome to the team! I’ll definitely be trying these out!

  7. Lisa

    Thanks for the doily pointers! such a pretty card!

  8. Linda Beeson

    This is simply spectacular! LOVE every single detail and your explanations.

  9. Lucy Chesna

    YOU ROCK ON THE TUTORIALS!!! I love it all and love your card

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