Welcome to the blog of Jane Hignite, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Throwback Thursday – Nativity Christmas Punch Cards

Punch cards have been a customer favorite for many years.  For Throwback Thursday, I had to revisit an old version from a stamp camp in 2011.

Baby Jesus lying in his manger…complete with some hay.

This year, I created a companion piece for the nativity…the Three Wise Men.

I love our glimmer and foil papers – they were perfect for the crowns.  The phrase comes from the Star of Light stamp set.  My customers loved this card, and it was a big hit as a swap at the Madison OnStage event last weekend.

Doesn’t this card beg for you to start singing Christmas carols…We three kings of Orient are…

Share This Post

Throwback Thursday – Embossed Foil Card

I haven’t done a Throwback Thursday for quite a while.  Today’s card features a technique from October 2011 called Embossed Metal Technique.  The older card used Jack of All Trades stamp set and the web embossing folder plus some accent images from Spooky Bits stamp set.  The metal on this card was a thick and sturdy piece of craft metal.

For my new card, I wanted to feature more of the embossed piece, but didn’t have a thick piece of craft metal at the ready so I used aluminum foil instead.  You do need to be careful to not tear the larger piece, but it is quite economical and sure to be found in your cupboard.  I went to our lovely Woodlands embossing folder for this card plus I used the Peace This Christmas stamp set.

Share This Post

Fabulous Friday – 25th Anniversary Card

My sister and brother-in-law celebrated their 25th anniversary last month.  My sister adores the color blue, so I knew I had to incorporate blue into the card.

I’ve been using up some older vellum – those hearts are just perfect for backing this card.  Silver Glimmer paper really sparkles, and I love to use it on special cards.  Number framelits and oval framelits hit the mark on this too.

Simple, but made with love.

Share This Post

Step-It-Up Saturday Graduation Card

Today we attended a graduation party for my niece.  I was playing with a few ideas and thought it would be the perfect card to use for my step-it-up Saturday post.

Here is the first card I came up with:

Actually not a bad card.  I love the black, red, white, and gold color combination.  There is some glitter, but I also see a little messy adhering and cutting on this one.  Oops.

Here is the stepped up card I finished with:

A little more glitter, another layer, and some ribbon truly did make this card stand out a little more.  I love those number framelits.  So many ways to use them!

Share This Post

Snowman Framelits Card

This week was my last Technique Tuesday of the year.  The Weekly Deals featured the Snowman framelits (without the Snow Place stamp set).  I wanted to show a card using the framelits WITHOUT the stamp set so I came up with this card:

Technique Tuesday-Color Me Ink Wash Card with Snow Friends Framelits

Technique Tuesday-Color Me Ink Wash Card with Snow Friends Framelits

Ok, so the card did use the phrase from the stamp set, but that was it!  The technique was an Aquapainter wash using the Color Me Irresistible designer series paper.  We learned the technique at the OnStage Local event held in Milwaukee the previous weekend.

Color combination is Whisper White, Basic Black, Pool Party, and Island Indigo.

Winter has finally arrived in Wisconsin…snow is lovely, but drive safe everyone!

Share This Post

Merry Christmas – Elf Shoes Punch Art

Here is one of the Christmas cards I mailed out this year:

Elf Shoes Christmas Card

I really enjoyed making these!  That Top Note die is a must have for every crafter!

Share This Post

Merry Christmas – Santa Punch Art

Merry Christmas to everyone!  This holiday season was quite a busy one for me, and sadly, my blog took the brunt of it.  So today, I thought I would share some of my favorite cards.

Here is a punch art Santa card that was a big hit at my classes this year:

Santa Claus Christmas Card

Share This Post

For the Birds – Pink Christmas Card

A PINK CHRISTMAS CARD?  Really?

Yup, and I love it.

For the Birds - Pink Christmas

Share This Post

Angel Punch Art with Pennant Punch

This summer I hosted a Crazy About the Pennant Punch stamp camp.  We really were a little crazy that evening!  I wanted to bring in a Christmas card to the mix, so I shared this one with my stampers.  It really goes together quickly!

Christmas Angel Pennant Punch

 

Punches needed are as follows:

  • Pennant Punch for dress
  • Scallop Circle for wings
  • Owl for hair and heart
  • 1″ Circle for hair bangs and face
  • Cupcake for cheeks
  • 1/2″ and 3/4″ Circles for halo

Of course, the Scalloped Tag Punch is the backing for the angel.

Although this is a Christmas card, it could easily be transformed into a child’s birthday card, a thank you card, a baby card, or even a get well card!

In my religion, today is also All Saints Day so although it is not a traditional card-giving holiday, it does go with the theme of the day.

Share This Post

An Open Heart – Circle Woodgrain Card

In my very long “short” list, An Open Heart was first on new sets to purchase.  The bird and the branch nature theme as well as the phrase choices spoke to me.

Our new cotton ribbons are wonderful to work with – thin enough yet manageable for many projects.

The woodgrain embossing folder pairs nicely with this set too.

An Open Heart - Circle

Share This Post