Quick & Easy Greeting Cards
Heart Shaped Butterfly Greeting Card
2. Down load and print out the heart template.
3. Cut out heart template with scissors and/or craft knife, lay template over card front with fold at the top so that the tops of the heart just overhangs the fold of the card by approximately 1/8” and use a pencil to trace the outside edge of the heart onto the card. Use scissors to cut along the pencil lines to create a heart-shaped card base.
4. Lay the heart template onto wood-grain paper and trace around outside edge with a pencil. Cut along pencil line with scissors, and adhere to card front with dry adhesive.
5. Lay the heart template on grey paper and trace along both outside and inside edges with pencil. Use scissors to cut around the outside edge of the line, and a craft knife to cut along the inside line. Erase any pencil markings left behind with an eraser.
6. Place several adhesive foam squares along the back side of the heart cutout, peel off their release paper, and place over the card front. This raised heart is where the vines will be attached.
7. Use a vine edge punch along the edge of grey paper. You will need two 12” strips of vine.
8. With scissors cut the long strips into several small pieces about 1 1/2” long. Apply white glue to the backs of the pieces and adhere vines to the heart frame, starting at the bottom and making your way around to the apex of the heart.
9. Apply glitter glue to the tops of the vine and sprinkle with coarse glitter. Shake off excess onto a scrap piece of paper and return to the container.
10. Use a silver glitter pen to trace around the velum wings of a large, small, and extra small butterfly sticker.
11. Place two blue gems on the body of the large butterfly, and one blue gem on the body of the small and extra small butterflies.
12. Remove the large butterfly from the release paper and adhesive foam square to the back of the top left wing. Apply the powder tool to the sticky side of the top left wing and then remove the release paper from the adhesive square. Place the butterfly on the bottom right side of the heart.
13. Remove the small butterfly from the release paper and place it to the top left of the heart.
14. Remove the extra small butterfly from the release paper and place it to the top left of the heart, so that it overlaps the small butterfly slightly.
Glitter Garden Greeting Card
2. Use a paper trimmer cut a piece of flower/vine patterned paper to 4”x 5”.
3. Ink the edges of the patterned paper with grey ink and a foam applicator.
4. Use a glue pen along the light green parts of the paper. Sprinkle light green glitter over the glue, and shake off excess onto scratch paper. Work in small sections until all of the light green areas are covered with light green glitter. Return excess glitter to container.
5. Use a glue pen along the dark green parts of the paper. Sprinkle dark green glitter over the glue, and shake off excess onto scratch paper. Work in small sections until all of the dark green areas are covered with dark green glitter. Return excess glitter to container.
6. Use a paper trimmer to cut burgundy paper to 4 1/4” x 5.1/4”. Adhere the glittered paper to the center of the burgundy paper with a tape.
7. Use scissors to cut a piece of green ribbon to approximately 18”. Wrap the ribbon around the glittered piece, about 1 1/2” from the top edge of the piece and tie a bow. Cut a “V” in the ends of the ribbon with scissors.
8. Adhere the glittered piece to the center of the card front with a glue runner.
9. Remove large and small pink heart gems from the release paper and place over the pink flowers of matching size
Butterfly Cut-Out Greeting Card
1. Select a pattern paper from the paper pad. This card used the script pattern paper.
3. Ink edges of front of card with grey ink and foam applicator. Draw thin line around edge of card front with fine-tipped black ink pen.
4. Punch one small and one large butterfly out of scrap paper as these will be used for a template.
5. Lay card open flat on cutting mat. Lay butterflies on desired location on card front and trace with pencil around wings. Do not complete the entire shape – leave the mid-section blank. Remove the butterflies and use a retractable knife to cut along the pencil line, leaving the body of each butterfly intact. Pinch the wings together with your fingers to give dimension.
6. Apply a thin line of glittering glue around the wings and sprinkle glitter liberally over the glue. Shake off excess glitter onto scrap paper and replace into container.
7. Cut a 3/4”x7” strip of light blue paper with a paper trimmer. Cut v-shaped ends in the strip with scissors. Use a fine-tipped black ink pen to draw a line around the edges of the strip. Folds each end 1 1/2” and 2” to create the banner shape. Adhere banner folds together using adhesive foam squares. Adhere to the card front with adhesive foam squares, approximately 1 inch from the bottom edge.
8. Remove the flower cluster chipboard sticker from the release paper and place on the left side of the banner.
9. Use a black ink pen to write “hello” on the remaining open space on the banner.
10. Use a paper trimmer to cut a 4”x 5 1/4” piece of wood-grain paper. Adhere to the inside of the card with a tape runner.
11. Peel off a butterfly chipboard sticker from the release paper and place it at the bottom right corner of the wood-grain paper.