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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

When is a Flower not a Flower?

Today over at the Practical Scrappers Blog, we are giving you 9 ideas that will answer that question. My answer?

When it's a BUTTERFLY!

This card is destined for someone I've never met in person but who I've become online friends with through my ScrapHappy group. (If you are interested in joining Scraphappy just click on the link.) We were challenged by Stacey Julian at Big Picture Classes to send out "Happy Mail" so this is what I am doing. What is Happy Mail, you ask? Real letters and cards that you send for no reason other than that you were thinking of that person and wanted to let them know in a non-electronic way! WAY better than the usual bills and junk mail fliers you find in your mailbox, right?

Anyway, I'm off topic. Here is a quick tutorial showing how I made this butterfly out of my flower punch.

Step One: Stamp this image from Mixed Bunch. I used Midnight Muse ink on Summer Starfruit card stock.

Step Two: Punch it out using the coordinating Blossom Punch.

You are left with a flower that looks like this. Can you see the butterfly hiding inside it?

Step Three: Cut out the butterfly as shown.
Easy right? Now you just need to attach it to your card or layout and embellish as desired.

Thanks for stopping by today. If you haven't yet seen all the other ideas of what to do with your flower punch, I encourage you to pop over to the Practical Scrappers Blog and check them out.

Here are your links for Stampin' Up! products used on this card.

1 comment:

  1. Okay, I don't know how you ever saw a butterfly in there, but you're obviously a genius! Gorgeous card, and it's a great idea to send happy mail, everyone loves handmade cards! Hugs, Rox.