Make a Card Using Cardstock, Crimper and Punches

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By Scrapbook & Paper Crafts Contributor Jennifer, from the blog “So Many Products, So Little Time”.

I wanted to show that you can make a card without a scrap of patterned paper.  All I used were a few different colors of cardstock, some punches and a few small simple embellishments.  I love texture on my projects, but I always forget about my paper crimper, so I decided to pull him out for this project.  It’s fun to rediscover “old” tools that you loved, but may have forgotten about.

To create this card you will need a piece of Bazzill Blue Dotted Swiss cardstock.  You can also use a plain blue piece of cardstock and run it thru the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots Embossing folder

For this card I used:

Bazzill Cardstock – greens, brown, pink
Bazzill Cardstock Dotted Swiss – blue
Pebbles Thank You Rub-on
Making Memories Wedding Pearls
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Martha Stewart Edge Punch Arch Lattice
Marvy Uchida Paper Crimper
EK Paper Shapers Circle Punch 1 1/2″
Buttons – green
Glue Dots
All Night Media Pop Dots

After creating the card base, it is time to make the tree trunk.  Draw a tree trunk on the brown cardstock, cut out and run thru the paper crimper.  Adhere the trunk to your card.

Next get out your 1 1/2″ circle punch and punch circles from two different shades of green cardstock.  (If you do not have a punch, you can trace circles and cut or use a circle cutter). Run the light green circles thru the paper crimper to give them added dimension on the tree.

Layer and adhere the dark green circles to the card – overlapping the trunk.  Layer the light green circles on top of the dark green circles, adding pop dots behind a few for dimension.  Use Glue Dots on the other dark and light green circles.

Punch three butterflies from pink cardstock.  Adhere two to the tree “leaves” and one to the trunk. Add pearls to the centers of the butterflies.

Use your border punch on the dark green cardstock to make grass.  Adhere to the bottom of the card.

Apply sentiment rub-on.

Adhere 3 buttons on each side of the sentiment using Glue Dots.

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