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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Be Inspired Wednesday Challenge #23

Welcome to my blog!! For this week’s Be Inspired Wednesday at Cuttlebug Challenge, we were asked to use our punch a little differently. For this card, I first cut a 5 ¾ circle with my Cricut using Cloud 9 paper. I found it best to not use cardstock for this. Once cut, I folded the paper in half, opened it and folded it again in the other direction. One more time, I opened it and folded it again to give me 8 pieces of the pie. Once that was done, I started folding and punching with my EK Success Paper Shapers Pop Up Butterfly punch keeping the creased side to the left of the punch. I continued opening and changing the folds until I had 8 butterflies, one in each pie. The last punch cut was in the center of the fold, but I made sure I was centered enough not to cut short or into one of the cut butterflies.

Once all the cutting was done, I took my Fiskars Paper Edgers (cloud) and went around the outer border of the circle. I popped up the butterflies and used Close to my Heart Liquid Glass to give it some sheen.

After that dried, I inked the edges with Martha Steward ink.

The base card I used was a 5 ½ x 5 ½ Joann Craft Essentials and embossed with my Cuttlebug embossing folder Textile Texture. Again, I inked the edges with Martha Stewart ink.

I cut a small tag with my Nestabilities and embossed it with my Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder; added a K & Co butterfly.

Prima flowers, pearls and Stickles finished it.

If you have any questions, please email me. I would be glad to help you.

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Mrs J said...

Rosemary, this is beautiful! Great idea for using the pop up butterfly punch, it looks so effective! Beautiful blooms too!
Hugs Mrs Jx

Allison said...

very clever, fab card, must give that a go

Katt said...

Wow! Never even thought of doing that with a punch! That is so cool Roe! Love your card! Those butterflies are so neat!

Nathalia Castellon said...

Sooooo clever! And a lot of wonderful little details!

dannisdoodles said...

goodness gracious this is beautiful, wow!

Cassie said...

this is soooo, soooo , soooo incredible!! i am in love with it!!

JennK said...

What a beauty!! Great idea too using your punch!!

Eva said...

Ohhh...this is such a gorgeous card Rosemary!!! I love how you made your scallop circle!!!

Anonymous said...

Very cool! I love what you did this week with punches!

chelemom said...

Very pretty!!

lisa said...

I LOOOOVE the punch work you did with that butterfly!! thanks for the tutorial!! Love ya my friend!!