Posts Tagged ‘Punch Ideas’
Day 3! Really, I could go on for weeks with this Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch. For Day 3 of my Triple Layer Punch Tour, I have a card with 3 blooms. Get it? Day 3? Three blooms? Okay, it’s weak, I know.
This card was originally designed by LovenStampfuls Demonstrator Melissa Guldberg.
The stems are from the Bold Blossom stamp set (see it online) in the Summer Mini Catalog, and the greeting is from the Word Play stamp set (see it online). Word Play is one of the stamp sets available for 30% off until the end of May for National Scrapbooking Month.
I just might have mentioned that I’m in love with this punch. The Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch (see it online) is never far from my right hand when I’m creating these days!
Here’s my Day 2 card for my Triple Layer Punch Tour:
If you saw my Color Block card the other day with the Touch of Kindness set, then you know I love this type of blocked layout for a square card.
Here, instead of punched squares, the pieces from the Blossom Bouquet Punch make up the pattern. The last spot is taken by a greeting from the new Happy Greetings stamp set (see it online).
Earlier this month I shared an Easter bonnet that we made at Stamp Club in April. I loved the flowers on the hat so much that I decided to use the same supplies to create a birthday card for my niece.
Since she’s just turning 13, I had to include some ‘bling’ in the form of Rhinestones. The spring colors here are Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo, Regal Rose and So Saffron. Stamps are from my favorite birthday set — On Your Birthday (see it online).
Happy Birthday Jenny!
Isn’t this this cutest project ever?! When my demonstrator friend Christy Harsch, from Edmonton, Alberta (that’s in Canada, eh?) was here at the beginning of April, we had some extra stamping time and Christy shared this sweet Scallop Circle box with me.
The ‘box’ part uses the Stampin’ Store Containers (see it online) that go with the Stack & Store Caddy (see it online). I actually have 3 of those caddies in my stamping studio–they’re terrific for organizing!
If you have leftover containers from your Stampin’ Up! buttons or brads, those are the perfect size for this project. Or you can get them new in sets of 6.
The hat ‘brim’ is the Scallop Circle Die for the Big Shot, and the hat topper is the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch. Both were textured with the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder (love it!).
The flower was made with the 5-Petal Flower Punch and the Boho Blossoms Punch, plus a Subtles Glimmer Brad to finish off the center.
If you need a Mother’s Day Project, maybe for Girl Scouts or Cub Scouts, or a class project, these would be a perfect quick & inexpensive treat. Plus you can use recycled containers and card stock scraps for the flowers, which makes them an Earth-Day-friendly project!
Looking for more projects for favors or treats? Check out some recent ones on my blog.
I’ve been mentioning lately how much I’m loving the Nature Walk stamp set (see it online). So when I needed to design a card for Stamp Club with Meg (tonight! check my event calendar) this was the first stamp set to jump off the shelf and into my hand.
What a mouthful for a technique name though! This technique has been around since I started demonstrating about 10 years ago, and it has several names… Layered Brayers and a whole bunch more that I can’t recall.
But whatever you call it, it’s a great collage-type technique. Here I used the Nature Walk stamp set along with Classic Ink Pads in River Rock, Crumb Cake and Marina Mist, plus Early Espresso for stamping the darkest images.
Here are the steps for the Retro Brayer Color Block Technique:
- Stamp the background images in a variety of colors on Glossy Card Stock
- Use a Brayer and the lightest of your 3 ink colors to color the background
- Trim a Post-It Note to the desired size and cover up 1-2 spots on your card (I chose the bird images)
- Use the Brayer and the medium ink color to cover your full paper
- Add a few more Post-It Note masks and use your darkest color. Remove all masks and finish your card.
I used card stock to match my ink colors. The Four Frames stamp set (see my April Card Class ‘To Go’) is a perfect match for the oval stamp in Perfect Punches (the ‘thanks’ and small frame).
The sweet little Rosette and the Champagne Glass Glitter, Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper and Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon are all from the Occasions Mini Catalog.
Here is a fun trick with the Perfect Punches oval image. First stamp the ‘thanks’ oval, then punch out the words in the center with the 1-3/8″ x 5/8″ Oval Punch. Then punch out the frame with the Scallop Oval Punch and you have a fun frame with an oval-shaped window in the center.
Last week I received an envelope from one of my Stamps in the Mail Club members. When I opened it I found her check (thanks Margo) but the extra little note she included put a HUGE smile on my face!
Here is Margo’s notecard, and she tells me that her idea came from Genevieve Caissiee. The finished size is about the same as a business card (around 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″):
If I was so excited to find this little enclosure in the envelope, just think how much you could brighten the day of the person who opens your electric company bill, the preschool permission slip or your Demonstrator Starter Kit paperwork!
And if you’d like to learn more about my Stamps in the Mail Club, it’s not too late to sign up for the February kit (even though it’s March now).
I had to create my own notecard, based on the one Margo sent to me. I used the 2-Step Bird Punch (see it online) as well as a bird idea that I borrowed from Cecile Ortiz. She made the bird 2-toned, by punching it twice then cutting away the bottom part of the darker punch piece. Isn’t that cool?!
So what do you think? Do you ever include a little note with your bills or registrations in the mail?
It’s the “chocolate” part that got your attention, isn’t it? Yes, you can admit it to me. I’d be in the same boat. Well, I would have been, except that I’m loving the Petal Cone Die so much that it would have been enough to make me check out this blog post!
The scallop half-circle and the banner piece are from the Petal Cone die. And the “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (see it online). Talk about a great stamp set–Teeny Tiny Wishes has greetings for LOTS of occasions and I find myself using it all the time.
You probably recognize the Owl from Punch Bunch (see some of my other samples). And the shamrock is one of my favorite punch creations! Here’s what you’ll need:
- one branch from the 2-Step Bird Punch (see it online)
- 4 hearts from the Small Heart Punch (see it online)
And the Shamrock Directions:
- Trim the two end leaves from the leafy branch piece
- Attach one heart to the remaining leaves to serve as the ‘base’ for the hearts
- Add the 3 remaining hearts to create the shamrock petals
- (and yes, I know that a Shamrock should have 4 leaves…feel free to add a 4th!)
This is a project from one of my home workshops recently. If you’d like to have your own party and get together to stamp with your friends, drop me an email! I’d love to get together and share this project with you in person.
Sometimes stamping projects endure for just a few days or weeks, but this is one project that will last you a full year–or even two years!
Since our snow day curfew is over, today is a great day to run to the store and pick up a couple of those month-at-a-glance calendars that are on clearance for $0.25. Then bring them home and remember that the wind chill is still -30 F somewhere in the country, so you should probably stay home for the rest of the day and stamp!
This project is sized to fit inside the plastic sleeve that usually surrounds pocket calendars. The background is done with a Brayer (see it online) and two colors of ink: Certainly Celery and Old Olive.
- Build A Blossom stamp set (Not Quite Navy on Baja Breeze card stock)
- Blossom Petals Punch (coordinates with the stamp set)
- Sweet Stitches BIG Designer Buttons
- Baja Breeze Glass Glitter (attached with Tombow Multiadhesive)
- Decorative Label Punch
- Define Your Life stamp set
Plus don’t miss the crimped strip of card stock in the background (see the crimper online). My son’s favorite Stampin’ Up! accessory is definitely the crimper. He’s 3, but he has mastered the art of holding the crimper in one hand and turning the handle in the other!
There is no end to the number of creative uses you can find for this punch shape. Fortunately though, here’s a Christmas idea that you can copy easily.
Here are the other pieces that you’ll need, all from Stampin’ Up!:
- 2-Step Bird Punch (for the antlers–check it out)
- Big Shot Circles #2 Die (for the chipboard circle you can’t see and the Designer Series Paper circle that you can see)
- 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch
- Jewelry Tag Punch
- Small Heart Punch
- Chipboard Long Board (to make the magnet base stronger)
- White Gel Pen (for eye highlights)
Finally, I used my favorite Tombow Multiadhesive (see it in the catalog) to glue the ceramic magnet to the back of the chipboard circle and to add the layers on the Owl Punch.
Looking for other holiday gift ideas? Check out some of the recent Gift Idea projects on my blog!
Close your eyes (or at least squint, so you can still read my blog) and picture yourself all dressed up to go out to a Christmas party. (Go ahead, it’s your imagination–add the sweater you want to buy and subtract the 15 pounds you think you need to lose.)
Wait…where’s your hostess gift? Ack! Did you forget it? Okay, take a deep breath and spend the next 5 minutes stamping a quick treat to take along:
These little treats use the Bigz Candy Wrapper Die for the Big Shot Die Cut Machine (check it out in my online catalog).
Have you seen my Video Tutorial on using the Candy Wrapper Die? Definitely check it out–since you’re trying to run out the door to your party, watching the Video will save you a few minutes on getting the boxes assembled
The rest of the stamping is simple — just stamp the scallop snowflake image from the Sweet Season stamp set and punch with the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, then stamp again and punch with the Scallop Circle Punch.
The Old Olive circle in between the two was punched with the 1-3/8″ Circle Punch.
Add a Basic Jewel Rhinestone (sticky–yay!) and you’re ready to head to your holiday party!