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Little Chef Punched Art Scrapbook Page

Welcome to the first 2010 VC Rocks Bloghop.. you’ve most likely arrived here from www.stampinldyglfr62.blogspot.com, but if not, you can return to the start of our Blog Hop at www.vcrocks.blogspot.com .

I had the extreme pleasure of creating scrapbooks with a group of Brownie Scouts.  As a mother of three boys, this was a dramatic change from my usual environment!  It was lots of fun, and I think they really enjoyed creating a memory scrapbook from this year’s activities.  One of their activities we scrapbooked included baking together…I knew I had to create a little chef using my Stampin’ Up! punches!!!!

Since May is National Scrapbooking Month, I thought I would share this page for the first-ever VC Rocks Blog Hop!  For this month’s Blog Hop, we are featuring retiring colors and new Summer Occasions stamp sets.  I used both:  Close to Cocoa is featured on the page and is on the retiring color list (thankfully, more brown hues are coming), and I used one of the phrases from Go, Graduate from the Summer Mini Catalog on the page.  Here is the page:


Supplies Needed:

  • Chocolate Chip/Close to Cocoa/So Saffron/Very Vanilla/Whisper White Card Stock*
  • Chocolate Chip and Ruby Red Markers and Chocolate Chip Ink*
  • Big Shot with Ovals Die
  • Punches:  Scallop Edge/Word Window/Large Tag/1" Circle/Designer Label/5-Petal Flower/Trio Flower/Round Tab Punch
  • Go, Graduate Stamp Set
  • Flower Assortment Brads
  • Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack
  • Crimper
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals and MonoAdhesive


  1. Use Scallop Edge punch on large Close to Cocoa piece and Chocolate Chip Photo Backing.  Mount pieces.
  2. Stamp phrase and punch out with Large Oval punch.  Stamp a Designer Label piece in So Saffron.  Mount pieces.
  3. Center holes for trio of brads and insert brads.
  4. Use Big Shot and Oval Die with So Saffron card stock.  Use largest oval for punched art backing.
  5. Crimp piece of Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with round tab punch at halfway line.
  6. Punch in Very Vanilla the following:  (2) Word Windows-arms, (1) 1" Circle – face, (1) Trio Flower – dress buttons
  7. Punch in Chocolate Chip the following:  (1) Round Tab – back hair, (1) 5-Petal Flower – front hair, (1) Large Tag – dress
  8. With the 5-Petal punched piece, use the 1" Circle punch to cut off a section for the "bangs".
  9. Use half of Round Tab punch for the "back hair"
  10. Cut off a section of the Word Window pieces for shorter arms.
  11. Create eyes and mouth and dots in the buttons with the markers.
  12. Attach all pieces and pop up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  13. Mount remaining pieces.

*colors you may use will differ for hair color and eye color…

ALSO – in the theme of "little chef"  – My customers have been begging for me to share my dessert recipes that I serve at events so I have added a new section on my blog under EVENTS for my EVENT RECIPES.  I will be adding more this weekend…

What is VC Rocks…and why do I love it??  VC Rocks is an online community where members share their love of stamping before, during, and after the Stampin’ Up! convention.  If you can’t go (or even if you can) to convention, you can get your "stampin’ mojo fix" with challenges, swaps, and discussions!  I have "met’ many fabulous stamping demos and nondemos through this group.
Thanks for stopping by, and now your next stop is  http://www.stampingfunwithkim.blogspot.com/
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May 15, 2010 - 03:05:45
Carolyn Sharkas said:

Jane, This is an awesome scrapbook page. Would be great for
a 6×6 recipe swap, hint, hint, lol. Thanks so much for sharing.

May 15, 2010 - 11:05:35

Cute Page! Love those colors.

May 15, 2010 - 01:05:54
Alexandria said:

So cute! This would be great for a recipe scrapbook page!

May 15, 2010 - 01:05:28
Loni said:

sooooooo darn cute.. and a punched Brownie to boot… Thanks for participating in our first VC Rocks Blog Hop… I am simply amazed by all of the talent and projects shared. Happy Hoppin!

May 15, 2010 - 02:05:47
Kimm BT said:

How cute that chef is!! Great directions too:)

May 15, 2010 - 03:05:46
Brenda Hugar said:

Love this scrapbook page. Love how you used punches to make the little baker! My granddaughter is into punch art. I will definitely have to share this one with her. Thanks for sharing.

May 15, 2010 - 03:05:31
Veronica said:

What a cute scrapbook page and fun activity! TFS

May 15, 2010 - 05:05:09
Anita A. said:

This is so cute.

May 15, 2010 - 05:05:35
Marti Crapo said:

Very creative – wonderful idea.
Glad I came by.
Marti Crapo

May 15, 2010 - 05:05:12
Sassy Shirley said:

Jane, love this page … I just may have to CASE it for a friend who is going to culinary school! Thanx for sharing – I often check out your blog to see what you are up to!

May 15, 2010 - 06:05:24

Oh my goodness, that little punch art baking Brownie is just too cute!

May 15, 2010 - 06:05:56
Shari said:

So cute, Jane!!!

May 15, 2010 - 07:05:34
Dee in N.H. said:

How sweet is that. Love your page and the story. TFS

May 15, 2010 - 09:05:27
Carey Rogers said:

Way too cute. I love your work and this is really special.

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe’s mommy

May 15, 2010 - 11:05:31
Mary said:

Love the page and love your blog- wish I was as creative with punches- this would be a cute character on a card for my graduating students.

May 15, 2010 - 11:05:06
Patrice said:

AMAZING!!! I think this page is so stinking cute… Love it!

May 16, 2010 - 12:05:56
jackie watson said:

Love it, Love it, Love it. I cook alot and this touched my heart. Thanks for sharing

May 16, 2010 - 04:05:10
Lori said:

However did you come up with the chef using punches? Amazing. My brain doesn’t work that way.. Great page!

May 16, 2010 - 05:05:21
Kimber Dunn said:

Absolutely adorable!!! I’m totally copying this one – too much fun!!!

May 16, 2010 - 04:05:27
Barb said:

oh so cute…..love it

May 30, 2010 - 12:05:24
Deborah said:

This is so fabulous. I love the creativity with the punches.

Jun 1, 2010 - 09:06:56
Emily said:

Love the page and love your blog- wish I was as creative with punches- this would be a cute character on a card for my graduating students.

Jun 24, 2010 - 04:06:44
Kim said:

Congratulations, your little chef has been selected as a Punch Art Find of the Day!