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Celebrate Sunday – Ice Cream Sundae Punch Card

Ok, kind of fun for me to post this Celebrate Sunday card!  At a recent punch class, my stampers made this ice cream sundae card:

Sprinkles of Life stamp set is used to make the scoops of ice cream and punched out with the Tree Builder punch, the bananas are the top of the acorn punch (with the stem cut off), the cherry is actually an apple from the Tree Builder punch.

The new banners punch is great because you can stamp two and layer them.  Photopolymer stamp sets are cool because you can bend them to match a curve like the top of the banner!

 

 

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Fabulous Friday – Cupcake Shaker Card

Ok, so I cheated a little on this one.  Had the shaker card made already and just blinged it up a bit to post tonight.  What’s my reason?  Well, my adult son wanted to have some movie time with me.  THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN OFTEN.  So I hurried my planned stamping time tonight to spend it with him instead.

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Wacky Wednesday – Rainbow Fish Punch Art

The new catalog is filled with amazing new items including some fabulous new punches.  However, as punch art fills my creative mojo, Stampin’ Up! did retire some of my go-to punches this May.  I had my first punch class scheduled even before I truly thought it through.  Oh my, did I struggle for a while.  Sometimes you just have to stop second-guessing yourself and start playing!

The final card for my stamp camp proved to actually be the easiest card to make AND used four NEW punches!  That was truly a blessing!  Plus, it used some of the new In Colors – Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, and Peekaboo Peach.  Bermuda Bay was a perfect addition to the color scheme.

I used the new Swirly Scribbles framelits for the seaweed.  Loved how easy that was!  The greeting is from our Greatest Greetings stamp set, and it is punched out with the new Classic Label punch.

The fish is created with the Best Badge punch for the body (one full punched piece in Peekaboo Peach, and then just a third of the top part of the punch in Peekaboo Peach, Glimmer Paper, and Bermuda Bay).  The fins are created with the medium leaf from the Blossom Builder punch in Bermuda Bay.  His mouth is actually a cut piece from a swirl from the Sprinkles punch in Basic Black.  (Thanks Melissa Cook for that improvement!)  His eye is a metal-rimmed pearl with a sharpie marker center.  Be sure to use Stampin’ Dimensionals on the body!

The trio of starfish are flowers from the Blossom Builder punch with a pearl in the middle.

I love this little guy – and so on trend with the new Finding Dory film this summer!

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Film School Punch Art Card

My nephew just graduated from film school. Here is the card I created for him:
Film School Punch Art

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Rosie the Maid (The Jetsons) Punch Card

Happy National No Housework Day!

 

National No Housework Day

 

My recent punch class featured this little beauty – I’m calling her my Rosie the Maid card.

Rosie the Maid Card

The phrase is from Celebrate Today.  I love the Pacific Point, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, and Smoky Slate color combination.  This is perfect for a little boy’s card or scrapbook page!

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Happy Easter! Friends & Flowers Bunny Pop-Up Card

My stampers have created lots of Easter cards the last couple of weeks.  This is one of my favorites.  It is a Pop-Up Corner Card with a fun fold design using the Friends & Flowers stamp set.

My customers liked this one so much I knew it was the card to share with some of our 7th-grade crafters during a Nite Owl Madness event this month.  The cards were a big hit with this age group too!

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FRONT OF CARD

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INSIDE VIEW OF CARD

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SIDE VIEW OF CARD

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Going Places-Big Dipper

Another great stamp from the Going Places stamp set is the Big Dipper image.  Make sure when you are embossing this one to use the Embossing Buddy!

In the background I adhered white punched-out stars onto Basic Black card stock, and then I ran it through the Big Shot with the Stars folder.  The little stars in the foreground are pieces from the Metallics Sequins assortment attached with Mini Brads.  I used the Banner framelits for the Big Dipper image.

 

Going Places-Big Dipper

Going Places-Big Dipper

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Halloween Punch Art Black Cat

Every year, I teach a Fall and Winter Holiday Punch Art class.  It is one of my best-attended classes of the year.  2015 was no different.  I do at least one Halloween card, one Thanksgiving card, and usually two Christmas cards.

This year’s Halloween card featured a black cat – super easy to create using some basic punches:

 

The background circles are the 2-1/2″ circle.  One was from the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper selection (love it).

Here is what you need to make the cat:

extra large oval punch

1-3/4″ circle punch

1″ circle punch

medium star punch

 

To make the body of the cat, punch out part of the extra large oval onto a piece of basic black card stock.  Then take the 1-3/4″ circle punch and punch out part of the circle from the already punched card stock.

To make the tail of the cat, use the punch to create a half oval with the extra large oval punch on a piece of basic black card stock.  Then punch again right on top of on the same card stock that has already been punched (not the punched out piece) to create a large sliver of a moon.  That’s your tail!

The ears were punched from a medium star and then trimmed for the two peaks.  Face was the 1″ circle punch.  Added some scissor-cut whiskers and pearls for the eyes.  Of course, popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

The phrase is from Happy Scenes – one of the most popular stamp sets in the 2015 Holiday Catalog!

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Boo to You!

We are finally feeling some fall weather after an unseasonably warm September.  Today’s card features products from the Holiday Catalog – Boo to You Framelits, Happy Scenes stamp set, Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper, and Black Glitter Paper.

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This designer series paper is perfect for coloring!  Love those cute ghosts!  I’ve taught how to make bats out of butterflies before – they are super easy.  The gravestone is from one of the new tags framelits – just added some sponging to age it.  BLACK GLITTER PAPER – LOVE IT!!!  That word in the Boo to You framelit set is worth the price alone!

Boo to you!

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Talk Like a Pirate Day Card

Talk Like a Pirate Day – believe it or not, it is the 20th Anniversary of this holiday!  It all began in 1995 with two guys deciding on the date while playing racquetball.  If you want more details, check out this web page – http://www.talklikeapirate.com/about.html

So, I decided to create a card just for the occasion.  I love the new Black Glitter Paper and the Howl-O-Ween Treat stamp set and Boo to You Framelits – they worked perfectly for this card!

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May ye find black glitter in ye stamping treasure!

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