Thankful Thursdays: For Punches to make Beautiful Embellishments

Did I tell you?  I have a love affair with Punches… really I do… I have a huge drawer full of them… my favorite one… hmm… I cannot pick because each one is so darn cute… here’s what I did with a few punches I have… soo cute!  Imagine… how cute they would look on your scrapbook page? Or a Card?  Or a Box?  Or a Gift Bag!  And they were really super easy peasy to make!  I make a bunch of them and keep them on hand for adding finishing touches to wrapped gifts…

The fun part was creating the flower… imagine what God must of felt when he created the flowers… so beautiful and so pretty… There is a beautiful bible verse about flowers…

30Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?  31 Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.” – Matthew 6:30-32 NKJV

When I look at flowers, I think about how God cares for me and knows just what I need.  I am thankful that God created flowers and Stampin’ Up! created punches… if you ever look at each petal it is magically sculpted into such beauty… think about your inner beauty… why don’t  you let it out?

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Now you try creating:

Color Scheme:  2012-2014 In Colors:  Primrose Petals,  Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, Gumball Green

Punches: 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch {Holiday Catalog}, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Bird Builder {wing only}

Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Step 1: Using the 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch and Primrose Petal Cardstock, punch 1 Scallop Circle.

Step 2: Using the small Scallop Circle Punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and the Raspberry Ripple Cardstock, punch 1 Itty Bitty Scallop Circle.

Step 3: Using the Bird Builder {wing only} Punch and Gumball Green Cardstock punch 2 wings {which will be leaves}  {You can cut a strip of Gumball Green Cardstock so that it just covers the wing of the punch so you don’t waste cardstock}

Step 4: Take the Itty Bitty Scallop Circle Scallop Circle and glue it on in the center of the 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle.

Step 5: Using your fingernail, take the edges of the 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle and peal the card stock into two layers – I usually peal and stop before I get to the center of the Scallop Circle so that it does not come apart.  {if you pealed too far, just glue it to fix}

Step 6: Take the top layer of the pealed 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle cardstock and scrunch together towards middle so that you have a flower that has the petals curving up a bit.

Step 7:  Take the Bird Wings and using a scoring tool score down the center of the wing from the tip of the wing to the opposite end… fold and use your fingernail to go along the edges to distress the cardstock a bit.

Step 8: Glue the Bird Wings to the back of the 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle so that they are peeking out of the flower like leaves.

Step 9: Take a Rhinestone Gem {or Pearl} and place in the middle of the flower.  {I usually use Mono Glue to do this}

Step 10: You are done!  Admire your new creation!

Take it up a notch:  Punch out Butterflies from your Stampin’ Up! favorite designer paper!

Take it up a notch: Out line the 1 1/4 ” Scallop Circle edges with Dazzling Details Glitter Adhesive

Take it up a notch: Add shimmer to the flower by using the Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin’ Pad and your favorite scrolly stamp…

flourish bottomI wonder how God creates flowers?



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