April 2009 Sketch
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Designer: Valerie Salmon
With Fiskars new spring squeeze punches, it's easy to add interest to projects! I like to mount these fun shapes on to larger circles to create my own little custom accents, using foam adhesive to add dimension to them. Experiment with different cardstock and patterned paper combinations. Don't forget to add some detail by adding rhinestones, small buttons, brads, and other tiny embellishments. Fold the butterfly wings slightly upwards, too!
1. Use a 12" x 12" orange cardstock sheet as the page background.
2. Trim a 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" turquoise floral patterned paper. Corner-round the top right corner. Adhere it 1" from the top edge, and 1" from the right edge.
3. Add a 1" x 8 1/2" white cardstock stripe below the turquoise floral paper.
4. Place the photo grouping as shown below the white cardstock strip.
5. Trim a 2 3/4" x 8 1/2" green dotted patterned paper. Corner-round the bottom right corner. Adhere it 1" from the top edge, and 1" from the right edge.
6. Add a 1 1/2" x 10" black patterned paper. Corner-round the top left and the bottom left corners. Then, adhere it vertically along the left of the page as shown.
7. Punch (3) 2" circles with blue patterned paper and (1) 2" circle with black patterned paper. Ink the edges in black, if desired. Place them horizontally along bottom of the photo grouping.
8. Punch various spring shapes with patterned paper & cardstock scraps. Adhere each one over the circles with a foam adhesive.
9. Add buttons in between the 2" circles.
10. Punch (1) 1 1/2" circle with blue patterned paper (edges inked). Layer a butterfly punched shape on it. Adhere this accent on the left end of the white cardstock strip.
11. Apply the title with glitter alphabet stickers on the white cardstock strip. Stamp the subtitle on yellow cardstock & adhere in place with foam adhesive.
12.Add rhinestones to some punched shapes, if desired.
Fiskars Brands: 12-98937897 12" Portable Trimmer
Fiskars Brands: 12-7414 XL Round n Round Squeeze Punch
Fiskars Brands: 12-74247097?Round n Round Large Squeeze Punch
Fiskars Brands: 01-004426 "Under Cover" Squeeze Punch
Fiskars Brands: 01-004429 "All A-flutter" Squeeze Punch
Fiskars Brands: 01-004427 "Chicky Baby" Squeeze Punch
Fiskars Brands: 01-004428 "Get Crackin" Squeeze Punch
Fiskars Brands: 12-73307097?Round the Bend Squeeze punch
Heidi Grace Designs: "Sweetest Bug" Patterned papers & alphabet stickers
Fiskars "Romance" Clear Stamps ("Special to Me")
Other: Cardstock scraps, buttons, stamping ink