With things you have around your house- including a recycled jar, some patterned paper scraps and your Marvy Uchida Paper Punches, you can create an instant gift for a friend who loves to scrapbook, make cards, or embellish their creations with custom flowers.
Gather up your patterned paper scraps. Include a nice mix of solids and patterns. You can also throw in some recycled materials such as brown paper bags, newspapers or old maps to create interesting looks. Anything a punch will go through is game. I choose colors that were coordinating, yet contrasting for a super colorful collection. If your friend likes certain color combinations- include those in your gift.
I started by choosing these three Clever Lever Embossing Flower Shaped punches from Marvy Uchida. I love them because they are unique floral shapes and emboss at the same time they punch the shape.
I also used my Jumbo Clever Lever Circle Punch for each flower center. I punched two of the same flower shapes from coordinating patterns and solids from the paper scraps.
Layer the flower shapes together and use a brad to hold the shapes together by placing in the center of the 1" circle. Keep going until you have enough to fill a recycled jar. I used a 1 quart spaghetti sauce jar.
Use the CLEVER LEVER SILHOUETTE CRAFT PUNCH to punch a tag from a black piece of cardstock, or other color.
Finally, punch several butterfly shapes using CLEVER LEVER SILHOUETTE & EMBOSSING in this butterfly shape. I punched four from recycled vintage encyclopedia paper and glued them together in the center to create dimension.
By using recycled materials, including your patterned paper scraps, a recycled jar and your Marvy Uchida paper punches, you will have a super artist gift any crafty friend will enjoy! And this is a great way to use up those patterned paper pieces!
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