Thursday, August 11, 2011
This little project took me back...way back to a time when I enjoyed cutting out hearts and little paper people. I NEEDED them after seeing gold butterflies on a wedding show. I don't plan on using them for place cards..just some fancy pants glasses. No room in the budget for splurges. So I just cut my own. It was so simple. I found a butterfly temple I liked. Folded my paper in half yep you guessed it cut with scissors :)
After some brief trial and error I came up with this template. Can't wait to start cutting on gold :)
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Now what ever happen to the acorns? Well, I changed my colors and now I have half finished acorn place card holders sitting in a box. I am NOT repainting all of them and gluing again ...no way! I needed some easy cheap place cards and holders.
I really like the blumebud...but the cost is crazy for just 6 ...around $10 plus shipping = two 12X12 card stock and eight 4 or 3.75 inch water tubes. You can purchase double sided 12X12 card stock for under $1 a sheet the tubes run about .10 each. I am using the scrap leftover from my diy pocket fold. I also plan on stamping a peony pattern on them. Anyways...on to the tutorial!
Something to score with( I am using a rotary cutter with scoring blade)
Cutting tool ( Also using the rotary)
Craft knife to cut a circle the diameter of the water tube
Ruler/ something to measure with
12 X 12 card stock will be cut to 3 X 12(should be at least 100lb)
3.75" or 4" floral water tube (round ended)
Adhesive( I am using adhesive tape)
Cut the paper down to 3X12
Measure out four sections of the 3X12 according to the template above. 2.5", 3.5", 3.5", and 2.5"
With your tool you have chosen score along the fold lines.
Cut the circle
Measure the diameter of your floral tube and cut a circle to fit. Make sure you have it centered.
Fold along your scored lines
Add name card, stamp etc
Overlap adhere the 2 bottom flaps together. Your bottom should measure 3"
In the hole place a tube with flower.