Sunday, April 27, 2014

Butterflies everywhere!


My daughter loves butterflies. She would say 'poombatta'( means butterfly in Malayalam), just like the cat Kathu in one of the cartoon films she watches. So along with the flowers about which I posted here few days back, we are going to have some butterflies up on the wall too.




I made these butterflies by reusing chocolate wrappers that I have been saving since almost 2 years.


If you thought I painstakingly cut them out myself with such an eye to great details, I am sorry to disappoint you. I cut them out using this awesome Martha Stewart butterfly punch. You just have to insert paper into the slot in  punch and press it to get the paper cut to the shape of the punch.




The other one I have is an edge punch. That can be used to give a lacey look to edges of paper. I used it to punch edges of paper before making this paper pinwheels I shared some time back. I also used it to spruce up this lamp shade.



I love craft punches. It is easy to use but still give your project a sophisticated look. It can help you in achieving perfection without much effort.

4 comments:

  1. Haha! I almost bowed down to appreciate and applaud you for your patience. And that's when I read about the punch. Super awesome anyway! I can already imagine the butterflies buzzing in Ritu's room..:) :)

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    1. Ha ha. I can't imagine doing that without a punch. :P

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  2. good work. never publish trade secrets. hi......

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    1. Ha ha you have got a point there! :D

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