Hi! This is Ginni Gass. I’m new to the Just Imagine/Kreaxions team and this will be my first post! I am SO excited to be here and can’t WAIT to share with you. I’m a SAH Grandmother of 4 and live in Sunny South Florida with my husband of 20 years and our little dog Baxter. I’ve been scrapping for about 10 years now and I’m totally addicted! For the past two years I’ve been on the Design Team at My Sketch World and I’ve been published in Ivy Cottage (now Scrapbook Trends), Memory Makers and Scrapbook News and Review. I love punches and I love the versatility the Just Imagine/Kreaxions punches give you!
So without further adieu, here’s a two page layout I created using the 4-in-1 Punch #919 and the Butterfly Punch #604. I’ll show you how to make the center strip that is the mat for my title.
Cut your piece of paper 1” bigger on all four sides than you want your finished piece to be. (It’s easiest with this punch to use thin paper.)
Punch your first time with the right side of your paper lined up at the far right side of the guide.
Line up your paper with the decorated edge just outside the edge of the punch.
Punch like this around all four edges.
Once you’re finished punching, take your paper and place in your trimmer so that the blade will cut in the middle of the “flower”.
SLOWLY cut your paper. If you go too fast you’ll tear it! You’ll end up with this.
I “decorated” my punched piece by using a Colorbox Adapter tool that you place into ink and smudge and/or pounce onto your paper.
Then once I adhered my paper to the background, I went around the decorated edge with a pen.
The top border is punched with #919 and without a guide.
To decorate your punched butterflies, take a pen and try the following ideas…Outline the butterfly shape with lines or dots and leave the center plain. Outline the shape with lines and draw squiggly or straight lines on the body. Have FUN with your pen! This technique works on any punched shape! The beauty of it is that as long as you have paper, you can always punch another one!
I hope you've enjoyed this post! Be sure to share your creations on our Facebook page! Happy Punching!