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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…

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Wacky Wednesday – Happy S’Mores Day Card

Hello everyone~

Today my Facebook friends got to vote on what card to highlight for Wacky Wednesday.  They got to choose between two holidays – National Duran Duran Day or National S’Mores Day.  You guessed it – they picked s’mores.

I had a totally different idea when I went into my stamping area, but luckily, inspiration came quickly and brought some fire (yes, pun intended) into the design.

I used only three punches for this card and both the Foxy Friends and Fresh Fruit stamp sets (the phrase is from the Fresh Fruit stamp set).

I sponged the bottom of the main image and the marshmallow with Soft Suede.  The stick is our new classic label punch, punched only a one-third width.  The logs are the same label punch, and the flames are the tail of the Foxy Friend punch.  The marshmallow is the 1/2″ circle punch.

Of course, I used a marker to adjust the saying.  I’ll practice that a bit more the next time.

That little raccoon is just the sweetest little thing, don’t ya think?

 

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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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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 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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Camera Punch Art Birthday Card

Today we celebrated the birthday of one of our dear nieces, Julia, who is a budding photographer.  She’s also quite a smart and beautiful young woman!

Here is the birthday card I made for her:

Camera Punch Art Card

Love you, Julia!

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Goodbye, Summer – Popsicle Punch Card

Can it be true?  Summer is really ending already?

Let’s grab a popsicle and sit on the porch a while.

Popsicle Punch Card

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Sunflower Pennant Punch Card

Summertime…and the punching is easy!

Here’s the epitome of a summer flower – the sunflower!  Easily made with the Pennant Punch for the petals and the 1″ circle and 7/8″ scallop circle for the inner flower plus the large oval punch (embossed with the Woodgrain embossing folder) for the leaves.  Camera washed it out a bit.

Sunflower Punch Card

Bring on the sunshine!

 

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Honeybee Punch Art Card

It’s summertime – and no one really likes having honeybees around.  But creating them using punches and card stock make them much more friendly!

Here’s another swap card I made last month.  I love the vellum wings!  I also used two embossing folders on this card.  Bzzzz….

Honeybee Punch Card

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Ipod Punch Art Card

Teenagers are truly the hardest people to stamp for.  They are just not usually impressed with handmade cards.  However, the Ipod punch card is a teenage pleaser!

It is very simple to do too.  You could put a message on the “screen” if you wanted.  For some reason, my camera doesn’t like the color combination I have on the card – Island Indigo and Soft Sky.  Not sure why it picks up the color differently.

Ipod Punch Card

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