Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Nested Butterflies and a Paper Saving Tip

Today I have a paper saving tip for you. Do you make cards with lots of little pieces, like this one?  This card has 2 pieces for the sentiment as well as the circle background for the butterflies. And the butterflies are 2 pieces, punched and nested.  

Lots of little pieces and they have to come from somewhere.  So lets talk about saving paper.

If you are like me, you save scraps. But sometimes I don't have enough scraps (amazing, but true). And I hate to cut into a fresh piece of paper just to make a small piece for a card. 

Here is the solution:  punch the piece from the framing layer. 

The green back on this card is actually sandwiched between the white front and a white card base.  If you punch the  pieces you need for the front from the green layer, then, when the card is assembled, no one will know the holes are there in the middle layer!

I'm actually making extra holes on purpose. The red base to the left needed only the longer piece, not the hearts. You can see the card front here - its one of the pinwheel cards I posted last week. 

The hearts are for a different project. My daughter is the site coordinator for an after school day care program.  So now with Valentines Day coming up I'm making lots of hearts for her to use with the kids. I've been punching extra hearts from any card that uses a red layer. 

And speaking of saving:
Sale-a-bration is coming up soon.
This is Stampin'UP!'s once a year Event where every $50 purchase you make will earn you a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration brochure.

Did you get your Sale-a-bration brochure in the mail?  Contact me if you need one.  
Now is the time to take inventory of your paper, envelopes, adhesive, ribbons, brads . . . Well, you get the idea.  You need this stuff anyway and its so easy to reach $50 just with the basics.  
And its down right silly to pass up on something FREE.  Do your planning now to take full advantage of Sale-a-bration.

This is also the perfect time to invest in that big ticket item you've been wanting.  Do you have the Big Shot yet?  Remember EACH $50 earns you a FREE Sale-a-bration item.
And Hostesses Earn even more!  Contact me for more information.
608-220-3450 or by email

Lets really "Sale-a-brate!"
Happy Stamping

1 comment:

Paula Knall said...

Love the black on yellow Katie! I have been really conservative with the butterflies, sticking to pastel pinks and blues. I need to be braver with my colours! Pxx