Working Wednesday – Paper Cuts

Working on some paper cuts for Crafty Bastards, which is in November this year! You can also buy an early bird ticket for entrance for $5 right now (remaining tickets will sell at $10 at the door) This is of course new for Crafty Bastard’s to have an entrance fee, so it is going to be different for sure, but I’m remaining optimistic. I do love that the show is indoors this year, last year’s weather was really bad.

How To Tuesday – Summer Cards with a surprise

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My youngest son and I decided to make some cards to send to his friends. I found this tutorial online for making wind-up paper butterflies. They flutter out when the cards are opened, so we thought caterpillar cards would be perfect for hiding the butterflies inside.

All you need for the cards are:
-blank white cards & envelopes
-colored paper
-circle punch
-black marker
-glue stick
-wiggly eyes
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Simply punch of a bunch of colored circles and let your kids glue them down to make a caterpillar. Then they can draw a face, legs, and glue on some wiggly eyes. It’s super easy and B was able to do all the cards by himself.

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Now the butterflies are a bit trickier, but the instructions are really good. Here are a few things that worked well for us…. We had to use 20 gauge wire instead of 24, I cut the wings a little smaller (so they would be lighter, and ended up cutting the top wings wire shorter once it was assembled to help lighten those wings too. While there was a bit of trial and error with these, they are pretty magical! You wind them up, then sandwich them in the card, put it in the envelope and mail it. His friends will have quite the surprise when opening, I just hope we don’t scare anyone too bad!