Super simple fancy card set

Hi there!  I’m having fun where it’s much warmer than at home.  Sunshine? yes please!

Today I thought I’d share a fairly quick gift idea with you.  I’ve done a mini version of these cards before (half the size, using smaller punches).  I picked up a new “punch anywhere” butterfly punch by Martha Stewart, and just had to put it to use.

You know how much I love the vintage book paper look, so I set to work punching holes all through my book.  Don’t worry, I bought it specially for this purpose.  I don’t think I could chop up a book I already owned and read. 

I used regular invitation sized cards, and cut out a piece of patterned paper for each one, measuring somewhere around 5 1/4” x 4”.

I cut out a 1 3/4” circle for each card, and 3 layers of butterflies from the book paper.  I edged EVERYTHING in a nice brushed corduroy distress ink. 

I sprayed the butterflies with some water, crumpled them up bit, and allowed them to dry.  This gave them some nice texture.  Next, I glued 3 layers together with a bit of double-sided tape down the centers.  I adhered a button and it all came together nicely.  They’re even cuter if you tie some string on the button and leave the ends long for “antennas.”

Some family member will soon be 6 cards richer.  Merry Christmas!


About Shauna

I fell in love with the art of rubber stamping when I was 12 years old. I blame my grandparents. I already had every crafty hobby imaginable when they bought me a few stamps, an ink pad, and some embossing powder. I was hooked. From that point on, no special occasion has gone unmarked by one of my hand-crafted creations. Scrapbooking came next, and though it isn't my first love, it's a close second.
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3 Responses to Super simple fancy card set

  1. Leanne says:

    Everything you make is absolutely beautiful. I wish I were as talented as you!

  2. Cecilia says:

    Dear Shauna

    Please tell me who makes the Funky Heart punch you use? I would love to have one?


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