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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Blossom petals punch and Build a Blossom

I have a class on Saturday night at my house for some crafty friends and I am going to be using the blossom petals punch and the build a blossom set to make a lovely flower card.

I will post a picture of the card we make on Sunday but in the meantime I wanted to show  how versitile all of Stampin Up's punches are and some of the wonderful punch art that you can make with a little imagination. I am a huge fan of punch art and have vertually every Stampin Up punch going as a result so you will see may more punch art projects.

The two punch art projects I am going to show you on this post are not my original idea. I found this video on u tube from Tarheel Stamper's which showed how to make these cards and I just had to have a go myself.

I simplified them a little more as I have made these for my samples and I plan to make these in up coming classes so I like to keep these projects quick and easy and suitable for all levels of crafters.

You will see if you click on the video link above how to make these for yourselves so I am not going to go into too much detail on how to make these on this post but if you have any questions or if you would like to place an order then please email me or leave a comment below.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Thank you card

My craft space re-organisation is coming on well but I am not quite ready to share my pictures of it yet as there are still a couple of changes to make.

In the meantime I have a card to post.

This card is so quick and easy and would be great for anyone who has a lot of thank you cards to make for birthday gifts or new baby gifts etc.

This is my usual sized card (i.e. A4 cut in half to A5 and then folded in half). I then cut a basic black layer 2 cm smaller than the base and then a further white layer 1cm smaller than that. I adhered the two layers together using my snail and then put dimensionals on the back of the basic black layer and added it to my base.

I punched 5 hearts 1 in daffodil delight, 1 in old olive, 1 in pretty in pink, 1 in marina mist and one in whisper white with the small heart punch (page 106 item no 117193 £5.75). I picked these colours at random from my scraps.

On the white heart I used the versa mark, heat and stick powder and dazzling diamonds on the to give it a bit of sparkle. I added all the hearts to the base in a sort of wave pattern. I used mini glue dots to stick down all the hearts with the exception of the dazzling diamonds heart which I added with a piece of the edge of the dimensionals.

Using the mat pack I pierced some holes in between the hearts.

My sentiment is from the sweetheart stamp set (page 37 item no 120415 for the wood mount £22.95 and item no 120780 for the clear mount £17.95) and this was stamped in the basic black to finish the card.

I hope you like it. If you would like more information or to place an order for any of the materials used then please send me a message

Before I go I thought I would share with you another hobby of mine which is cake decorating. This is a picture of a "cupcake bouquet". This is a gift of cupcakes made to look like a potted plant. This is the one I have just completed for a neighbour who helped me this week.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Re-organising my craft space

Sorry I have not posted any projects but I have been away. Whilst away I have bought up all of IKEA and I am assembling a million flat pack units and re-organising my working space. Pictures will follow soon. I have gone with the Expedit range and I LOVE it!!!

Back soon with pictures and more projects so please bear with me.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Outer Space card with the owl punch

I used the two step owl punch from page 14 of the mini catalogue (item no 118074 price £15.50) to punch out the aliens I punched three one in daffodil delight, one in concord crush and one in melon mambo.

Also with the owl punch I punched three of the larger eye circles in whisper white and three of the smaller eye circles in black. I also punched two of the smaller eye circles in daffodil delight, two in concord crush and two in melon mambo.

I then used the star punch on page 104 of the catalogue (item no 119875 price £15.50) and punched three stars one in daffodil delight, one in concord crush and one in melon mambo. I cut off two points from each star and stuck the matching colour circles to them to make the antennae for the aliens.

I carefully cut the feet of the punched owl shapes and adhered them to what would be the head of the owl. I then adhered the antennae to where the feet were and placed the whisper white and black circles to the alien to complete them.

I punched an ornament punch (item no 119847 price £15.50)  in vellum to make the bubble for the spaceship and punched a scalloped oval in daffodil delight (item no 119856 price £15.50) and a large oval (item 119855 price £14.25) in real red for the base of the spaceship.

The last punch was a 1 1/4 inch circle punch (item no 119861 price £14.25) moon in whisper white.

I also added some dazzling diamonds (item no 102023 price £3.75) glitter stars. I used the multipurpose glue and randomly placed some dots and then dusted with glitter. I also added a glitter edge to vellum spaceship bubble.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Quick and simple thinking of you card

Would you believe that this card is made with the two step bird punch.

I punched 11 of the wing from the bird punch (page 104 item no 117191 price £15.50) in regal rose (brights collection) and then 3 wings in old olive (from the in colours collection) and 5 of the branches also in old olive.

I then cut the leaves of one of the branches and shaped the three old olive wings and layered them over three of the regal rose wings to make flower buds. The sentiment is from the curly cute stamp set (page 75 item no 117014 wood £20.95 and item no 120510 clear £16.95). I just cut the sentiment out with my paper snips and layered it on a mat of regal rose and placed dimensionals on the back and then stuck everything down.

This card could easily be used for many occasions and is quick and simple.