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Happy Easter Bunny Punch Card

I just recently hosted a Spring Stamp A Stack.  This was one of my favorite cards!  Although not officially a “punch class” card, we did use a few punches with this card.

The heart framelit set was the main face piece.  We also used the XL oval punch, the bow builder punch, the 1/2 inch punch, word window punch, Project Life markers, the wedding DSP, and the polka dot embossing folder.

Here’s “hopping” you have a great week!

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Butterfly Pennant Punch Card

At my Crazy About the Pennant Punch stamp camp, we created an adorable butterfly.  The colors captured in the photo aren’t true to the actual card.  Colors used were Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay along with our Confetti Celebration DSP.

 

Butterfly Punch Card

 

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For the Birds – Pennant Punch Window Card

I held a Crazy About the Pennant Punch Stamp Camp this month.  This was probably my favorite card of the bunch.  I just love those little birdies splashing in the water.

Now, I don’t have Wisteria Wonder curtains, but they were so pretty with the Soft Sky layer!

For the Birds - Pennant Punch Curtains

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Work of Art – Star Masking Card

Work of Art stamp set is the most versatile new stamp set in the catalog.  The images are perfect to create fabulous works of art (hence, the name).

At my Try the New Tools stamp camp, I showed my stampers how to use our new masks.  Love, love, love those masks!  We also used the new kraft stickers and the small star is from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack.

Here’s the card we made:

Work of Art - Star Mask

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Perfect Couple Word Bubbles Framelit Masking Technique

My Technique Tuesday classes are always quick and fun nights out for my stampers.  I love the teaching aspect and hearing the oohs and aahs from my customers.

At a recent Technique Tuesday, I taught the framelit masking technique.  They loved it!  I’ll share the technique details later in this post, but here is the finished card:

Perfect Couple Word Bubble Framelit Masking

First off, may I please mention – PROTECT YOUR WORKSPACE.  I have leftover spritz spray all over my countertop.  It will eventually come off, but I did want to forewarn you.

You will need the magnetic plate for the Big Shot.  You will also need a 9″ x 6″ large piece of scrap paper to PROTECT YOUR MAGNETIC PLATE!  For this card, I used the Word Bubble Framelits, but I could have also used the heart, circle, flower, or many other framelit pieces.

Here are the other supplies –

  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Dye Reinkers
  • Stampin’ Up! Spritzer
  • Neutral Card Stock
  • Baby Wipes

Fill the spritzer 2/3 full with rubbing alcohol.  Add several drops (I used 12 drops of Real Red) of refill for the desired hue.

Layer the Magnetic Big Shot Plate with scrap paper.

Place your neutral card stock (I used Naturals Ivory) on the scrap paper.  Layer the framelits in the desired design.

Spritz the spray over the framelits.  It is ok to leave less sprayed areas.

Make sure to rub off all ink with baby wipes – and then dry them.

I know you can use all of our neutral card stock, but I liked the way the spritz soaked in to our Naturals card stock.

This card would be perfect for an anniversary card or a Sweetest Day/Valentine’s Day card.

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Camper Punch Art

It has been a rough few weeks – one of the big obstacles for me and my blog is my watermark.  For some reason, my WordPress blog is no longer liking the watermark I’ve been using for over 3 years.  I’ve tried to reload it, rework it, and it is just leaving me frustrated and sad.  If you are a WordPress blogger and/or know what I need to do to fix my watermark, please let me know.  It is getting the best of me!

At this week’s Mardi Gras Punch Stamp Camp, this was one of the favorite cards!  I used the Window Frames framelits for the main camper section, Retro Fresh DSP, and the You’re Lovely stamp set to create this card (along with several punches of course).

Camper Punch Art Card

I hope you like it!

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Washing on the Board (Chipboard, That Is)

I loved this project. I designed it for my stampers this month for our Wickedly Wild About Washi Tape Stamp Camp.

Washi Tape Ideas-Door Hanging

First off, we did the direct to paper (in this case, chipboard) technique with Wisteria Wonder.  Then we embossed the image from the Toil & Trouble stamp set in black.  Added some washi tape, punched a hole and put in ribbon, and added a little sparkly skull and crossbones at the bottom.  A perfectly fun and simple 3D item to hang on a door, cabinet, or Halloween tree!

This image is a quote from a famous William Shakespeare play.  I’ve got a stack of 10 pieces of rectangle chipboard that will be delivered to the first stamper who correctly names the play this quote is from.  Please leave a comment below with your name and the play.  (Comments are moderated, but are timed so I’ll know who is the first one.)

 

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Fall Scarecrow Punch Card

I think my customers (many who have become some of my best friends) know how much I love punch art stamping.  Besides Christmas cards, it is probably my favorite thing to create in my stamp room.  With all the resources out in the world wide web, our creativity is certainly boosted by other stampers sharing their works of art.  I based this card on another one I saw a while ago and just changed a few things.  Even after “professionally” stamping for 13 years, I rely on CASEing (copy and share everything) for some projects.

Scarecrow Punch Card

 

Scarecrow Punch Card-Close Up

 

I’m asking anyone who reads this blog over the weekend to share where they find their inspiration.  I’m going to do a drawing for a free package of Basic Pearls on Sunday evening.  Just leave your name, email, and one place your crafting muse comes alive.

And to my faithful customers, thank you for your support and friendship over the last 13 years!

 

 

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Halloween Hello Viewmaster Card

Well, today is my official 13th anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  I truly do LOVE being a demonstrator and sharing my knowledge of and passion for stamping.  I started teaching Technique Classes in August of 2007.  To date, I have taught 66 classes (next Tuesday it will be #67) – meaning I’ve shared over 198 techniques (201 next Tuesday) over the years.

This card features the Viewmaster Card Technique – a technique I learned at a regional event.  My customers made this card at August’s Technique Tuesday event!  It is a perfect card for those smaller stamp images.

Halloween Hello Viewmaster Card

I’d like to know what is your favorite stamping technique!  Share your name, email, and favorite technique, and I’ll put you in the drawing for a FREE TECHNIQUE CLASS FEE!

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Wickedly Wild About Washi Tape-Large Paper Clips

This was another item my stampers made at last week’s Wickedly Wild About Washi Tape Stamp Camp.  Another item in my stash (I know, I know) I found that was perfect after perusing the Pinterest posts was large paper clips.

Here is the one I designed:

Washi Tape Ideas-Large Clip Skeleton

 

The directions are pretty easy.  Here are the materials you will need:

  • Whisper White CS
  • Washi Tape
  • Large Paper Clip
  • Sticky Strip
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Punches/Accents for Middle Accent
  • SU Grid Paper

Here are the instructions:

Cut the card stock just a little shy of the width of the washi tape.  For this size of clip, the length was 8-1/2″ long by 3/4″ wide.

Lay the card stock strip on the grid paper (helps with eyeing the matchup).  Carefully apply washi tape to one side of the card stock (washi tape will not release easily on this little piece), turn over and apply washi tape to the other side of the card stock – make sure it is smoothly put down on the card stock.  You don’t want to see the Whisper White CS – this CS is just to make the washi pieces sturdy.

Cut strip into 2 pieces – one about 3-1/2″; one about 5″.  Curl the 5″ piece with a pencil or your fingers and set aside.  Make pennant on 3-1/2″ piece by cutting in center and then cutting off triangles.  Apply a 2″ section of Sticky Strip to the pennant piece – keep red tape on for a bit yet.

Take the larger piece and make a large loop – trim if too big before releasing the red tape.  Once happy with the size of your loop, take off the red tape and butt the ends of the loop at the middle, pressing it into the Sticky Strip.

Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on either side of the large paper clip.  Release the paper pieces from the Stampin’ Dimensionals and press to either side of the loop.  Then take washi tape and gather the loop in center and adhere to the back of the pennant piece.

Add accents, punches, etc. to dress up the clip.

Enjoy!

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