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January punch box samples - how to

If you ordered these already - lucky you because they are so popular they have gone out of stock, we are expecting them back in March however.

For those who purchased the bundle from me here is the tutorial that goes with the box!

This card is made by folding a card base in daffodil yellow cardstock. Make a back ground by cutting some of the Gingham Gala paper slightly narrower than the cardstock and then carefully tear along the bottom so there is room to stamp the sentiment from the stamp set.
Before you glue the gingham paper to the card base tie some of the organza ribbon around the bottom - tip - put a small glue dot at the back to keep it in place.
When you are stamping the butterflies it really helps to do a large batch in one go and then you can adhere them to all of your projects.
Stamp the butterfly duo in memento black ink and then using inks to match your papers (I used daffodil delight, lemon lime twist and grapefruit grove) Stamp the background colours using the inks and the background blocked pieces that come in the stamp set. You could also colour them in with pencils or inks if you prefer but the stamp set has these clever pieces to make it easy to colour block!
Cut the butterfly duo out with the butterfly punch duo which fits perfectly hold the punch upside-down so you can see placement.
After cutting out you can use the black memento ink to stamp the middles of the butterflies and once you have decided where the butterflies will end up on the card you can also stamp in the butterfly feelers. I adhered the butterflies using a dot of tombow glue in the middle so I could bend the wings up slightly each side.

For this card I sued a base in lemon lime twist and I cut 3 pieces of gingham gala paper 7.5cm x 9.5cm - stick the middle piece down first so you can find the centre. Prep up the ribbon and thread through the wooden butterfly element top wings and around the back of the gingham pieces on each side - I used two different colours of organza ribbon and tied into a knot. Then adhere the gingham paper to the card on each side. Finish with small butterflies already prepared as above and a sentiment mounted on some daffodil delight card.

 A bit fiddly - but take the ribbon through the wooden butterfly piece - be very gentle as the wood is thin and can easily break - mine did (don't look too closely)

Then adhere the gingham gala side pieces with the ribbon underneath. IF you just glue top and bottom of the paper the ribbon can be adjusted. Tie with a knot.

This card is very quick and you can use the butterfly pieces cut from the white cardstock as your butterfly pieces mounter on top of the card.  The sentiment is stamped twice once in black and part of it across a strip of white card in grapefruit grove ink and then it is cut and mounted over the top of the first sentiment with a foam dimension. Mount onto a grapefruit grove cardstock base using more dimensionals so the card really pops!

This is a slightly different version of the same card with added organza ribbon and some of the sequins supplied in your kit box. 

This is so cute. I made the sweetie holder using a plastic shot glass which can be purchased in larger supermarkets in the aisle with the party plates and cups. I have put one in the project box for you! I put skittles in mine and I made different coloured pots to match the different coloured skittles but you could mix them up if you wanted to or use your choice of sweeties. 

You first make a band by cutting a 2cm strip from the gingham gala paper which is 15cm long. It does not quite reach all the way around so you bend it so the centre of the strip is at the bottom and then each edge can be folded over the hip of the shot cup. I used a circle punch to cut the 2 card circles - but you can trace around the top of the shot glass and cut out two circles to fit you particular container. I glued the edges of the gingham strip on top of the first piece of card circle and then glued the second circle of card on the top of that to hide the edges.  Then glue a large butterfly with a small butterfly nesting inside on the top of the pot.

You could also put a sentiment on the front of the pot - or how about a persons name if it is for a place setting?

I have some other cards I have made using this lovely bundle and will post them onto my blog in the next couple of days.