Saturday, April 14, 2012

Button Chain Punched Volkswagen Tutorial

Have you ever been inspired by a particular shadow or shape?  That’s kind of what happened when I was snipping away at the the cut from my button chain punch!  While positioning the chain on yesterday’s cards I couldn’t help notice a Volkswagen within the paper cut!I today's tutorial you'll make this cute volkswagen from the button chain punch by sizzix

Isn’t it too cute?  Today, I’ll walk you step by step through snipping away at a button chain punch string to make this cute little Volkswagen car and card!  LOL gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “Punch Buggy”!gather your supplies... might want to add a sanding block too!

For today’s Button Chain Punched Volkswagen Tutorial… gather the supplies you’ll need:

  • Button Chain Punch (Sizzix)
  • 3/4” and 1/2” Circle Punches
  • Circle from Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Set
  • Pencil
  • Paper Snips
  • Card Stock (I’ve used Brushed Silver for the button chain car, and whisper white for the tires)

Step by Step Button Chain Punched Volkswagen Tutorial:

  1. Cut card stock with button chain punch, punching twice to get a long string of buttons and needles and then carefully snip apart the chain just behind the first needle/button combo.snip the dual string of punched images to seaerate
  2. There are three different buttons in each chain repeat.  Overlap the largest buttons and draw/trace the curves for cutting lines as shown below.  Follow the curve around to mark where you’ll be cutting away the thread too.step 2 overlap two punched images and trace for nicely formed wheels
  3. Draw a line to complete the curve along the next sized button where the needle point protrudes.cut on pencil lines step 3
  4. Snip along all three drawn lines… Volkswagen car revealed:step 4 revealing the car image sort of
  5. Use the 1/2” circle punch to center and punch out both front and rear wheels.step 5 and 1/2 inch circle punch to remove button centers
  6. Use the circle shape from itty bitty punch shapes pack to remove the center of the smallest button, save to use as a hubcap in a future step.punch one more button and reserve to use as a hub cap for your car
  7. Punch two 3/4” circles from Whisper White card stock and glue behind two large wheels of car.step 7 add 3/4" circles behind open wheels
  8. Punch a second itty bitty circle shape from second car string, and glue each ‘hub cap’ button to front and rear tires.add an extra tiny button punched hubcap and reserved one from prior step
  9. Add a little bling… tiny rhinestone to each wheel and begin making your card!

Today’s Tips For Paper Crafters:

  • After snipping portions of a punched image, uneven or flat areas can be smoothed easily with a sanding block!
  • I tried snipping out the smallest center button in it’s entirety, but was quite unhappy with the general appearance… so left it en tact.

Additional card photos and details…travelling on the wrong side of the road with a little bling

Cut Designer Series Papers in gentle curves to simulate both hillside and road, sponging along the edges of the ‘road’ in basic gray and dashing the dividing line with a white gel pen.  LOL.. my car is travelling in Europe… I added it with dimensional dots to the left side of the road!Affix two clouds dtp, and pop a third onto card front

Clouds were created using the Cupcake Builder Punch, and sponged along the edges with bashful blue ink.  Two clouds were adhered dtp (direct to paper) and a third was popped using a stampin’ dimensional ‘pop dot’.pop on a stamped and punched sentiment to finish your card

A sentiment chosen from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set was inked in Basic Gray Ink, punched/sponged and popped onto the card front as well.

Thanks for stopping by, I look forward to reading your comments and hope you’ll stop back by tomorrow


Shop my Online Stampin’ Up! Store for most supplies used in today’s…

Button Chain Punched Volkswagen Tutorial and Card!13_fri_13_shoppinG_List_Punch_buggy_aka Volkswagen card

Stamps:   The Best Of Everything WM 123534/ CM 123536, Teeny Tiny Wishes 115370

Papers:  Bashful Blue 105120, Whisper White 100730, Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack 117157, Regals Designer Series Paper Stack 117154

Ink:  Basic Gray 109120, Bashful Blue 105209

Terrific Tools:  Cupcake Builder Punch 121807, Modern Label Punch 119849, Paper Snips 103579, 3/4” Circle Punch 119873, 1/2” Circle Punch 119869, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack 118309

Awesome Accessories:  Stampin’ Sponge Wedge 101610, Sponge Dauber 102892, White Gel Pen 105021, Rhinestone Jewels 119246, Sanding Block 124304, Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430, Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker 100080, Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Marker 100701, Button Chain Punch (non-SU)

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Soniasv said...

How very creative!!!

Gpopsgirl2 said...

How clever!! You never cease to amaze me!! :)

Patrice H said...

Hi Sharon, you are sooo darn cleaver! I love that you ( see ) interesting things within your stash of goodies!

lbcrafts said...

This is so creative!!! I'm sure you're seeing more ideas as you play with this punch. I see sunglasses as well.... But I don't have the punch!

ellouise1969 said...

Punch ha ha ha. What a fab idea Sharon. Ur mind is amazing!! Such a cute image and I love the card.

City0880 said...

nice opinion.. thanks for sharing...