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Origami Butterfly

I made a card for my niece’s Bridal Shower with an Origami Butterfly. Start with Arnold Grummer's Paper Making.

Use a square piece of paper. I used handmade paper 5 inches square to fit my 5 x 4 inch card. Only a few steps involved:

1. Fold diagonally both ways using a bone folder. 2. Scrunch the middle together: poke in the center, like this:

3. Fold flaps down to center point - on one side only. 4. Turn over & fold up past the edge - as on the right below. 5. Fold top flaps down & create corner folds - at bottom.

6. Turn over and fold in half - looks like this:

7. Use an awl or needle tool to punch holes for adding a tiny brad to the nose to puff it out. 
For the card: Put through Sizzix for embossing the flowers; added the butterfly  (without the brad) and flattened

Season of Love

We are fast approaching February and the season of love. Why not should your love with a card made from hand made paper?

Grab those red  and pink papers from the recycle bin or add red tissue paper to your slurry to create a beautiful paper. I used my Pour Handmold

to create both a pink and red paper.

To create the heart, I made paper pulp which I squeezed through a strainer to remove most of the water. I pressed the pulp into cookie cutters and removed as much water as possible using the sponge and wood block from my Papermaking Kit. These can be dried either in a low over (250 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes) or air dried. Once, dry, I painted the heart red.

I stamped the sentiment and inked the edges of the card and the pink papers. I added a Skeleton Leaf and twine to the heart embellishment.

Isn't this prettier than a store bought card? I think so.

Thank you for visiting today. If you need any paper making supplies please stop by the Arnold Grummer's website.

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Tis the Season ...... for thank you notes!

The gifts have been opened. Maybe even put away or being used. Now is the time to get the pen and paper out to write thank you notes! Instead of just writing them, why not also make them!!

Grab that recycle bin including Christmas wrapping paper and a Hand Pourmold! Before you know it, you have pieces of paper for cards!

For this card I chose a premade card base. Here is a tip for creating the torn edge look - using a paintbrush, paint a line of water. Once it is soaked through, gently pull apart. 

I stamped the piece of handmade paper with a metallic paint. 
I also used a printed deli type paper and nesting dies to created the sentiment medallion. I painted  one of the hand made paper layers and around the edges of the smallest medallion.  I think it looks so elegant! 

And here is the card -

So much prettier than a store bought one!
This is a fun project for those children who are home for the holidays! Head on over to ArnoldGrummer's to find all the supplies you need! 
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