Creativity for a Cause

Creativity for a Cause
Stampin' Up! is a global sponsor for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. As the assistant lead for Stampin' Up! at the Tampa, FL location, I provide the House with hand-stamped cards for families to use during their stay. Contact me to help me create cards for this worthwhile cause.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Metamorphosis at its Best!

Ah, butterflies! They are so delicate, so gentle and so beautiful but the most interesting thing about them, in my opinion, is that they morph from a caterpillar to this gorgeous, thing of beauty.  I've morphed this butterfly into a key chain using Soda Pop Tops.  Yesterday I posted how I smashed them in the Big Shot to create a flatter version, great for cards and 3D projects.   Below I've listed some tips to make your own key chains or even necklaces.

  • After your Soda Pop Top is smashed, use the 1/16" circle handheld punch and punch a hole between the notches and attach a jump ring.  
  • 5" of chain, attached a connector to it.  (This is the same chain and connectors used on ceiling fan pulls)
  • I stamped and punched the images as shown and attached them with a generous amount of SNAIL adhesive.
  • Add Crystal Effects to the entire center, filling it but not allowing it to overflow from the sides. I also added a dab to the jump ring to seal the connection of the two ends.  
  • Allow to dry for about 1-2 hours.
  • Stamp Sets: Hearts a Flutter #129249 wood, #129252 clear; Collage Curios #129099 wood, #129102 clear
  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
  • Ink Pad: Jet Black Staz On #101406
  • Marker: Pumpkin Pie #105115
  • Soda Pop Tops #129388 $3.95 for 16 pieces; 8 each, large & small 
  • Punches: 1/16" Circle handheld #101227, 3/4" Circle #119873, 1" Circle #119868, 7/8" Scallop Circle #129404
  • Accessories: Crystal Effects #101055, Chain, connector, SNAIL Adhesive
The Soda Pop Tops are available in the Spring Catalog only until May 31st.  Stampin' Up! has not told us if this item will be carried over into the new catalog so get your Soda Pop Tops while you can!  CLICK HERE TO ORDER!

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