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

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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Even an Elephant Sometimes Forgets

Having a thriving stamping business can sometimes put you in a tailspin, and this is something I have to deal with. When trying to keep business(es), family, and home happy, prioritizing is imperative.  Sadly, my blog has suffered the most this last year (or a little more than a year).

For I believe I totally forgot that today was my 6th anniversary of this current blog.  Last year I should have done something special for a major milestone of 5 years; alas, that didn’t happen.  So let’s celebrate 5+1, ok?  Don’t tell the blog gods I messed up AGAIN.

I’m known for my love of punch cards and punch card classes.  Animal Adventures is now part of my summer repertoire…and because I “ALMOST” forgot, here’s my Edwina the Elephant!


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Shrek Punch Art

One of my co-workers is in the Shrek production this weekend and next.  I created this punch card to wish her luck (aka “break a leg”).



I did use some retired items such as the Top Note Die (my children will have to tear this from my hands before they bury me) and Lucky Limeade card stock (the perfect green for Shrek).  I was a little heavy on the sponging on this one.  I liked how the banner punch worked for his ears.

Of course, my co-worker did an amazing job!

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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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Christmas in July Snowman Punch Art Top Note Card

Here is a Christmas Party invitation I made last year.  Some items are no longer available, but you can easily substitute another item (like the snowflake die) with something else.  I do love my Top Note die!

Punch Art-top note snowman

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Easter Bunny Butt Punch Art Card

Ok, I was inspired by a fellow demonstrator for this card…and my customers loved it!  Punch art is so fun to do – and bunny butts are just "stinking" cute! 

Easter Card Bunny Butt Punch Art


The fence was made with strips of card stock and the jewelry tag punch.  The cross post hides the meeting up of the two pieces.  The grass was made with the leaf from Bloomin' Marvelous (a Sale-A-Bration stamp set).  The clouds were made by punching out a scallop circle and then sponging over it with Bashful Blue.

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Stampin’ Up! Spooktacular Sale – Post #3

Well today is the day! Stampin' Up! is offering 15% off all stamps (excluding hostess stamps, digital stamps, and stamps in a product bundle).

I am sweetening the deal with my customers for an additional 5% off! You can shop online until 11:59 pm (it will get very busy at that time) or call me and place it before 9:00 pm.

I also thought I would post a bunch of recent class samples to get your creative juices going. I'll be posting several times today so be sure to come back and see everything!

Here's another Halloween card – using oval and circle punches for pumpkins!  If you use our Woodgrain embossing folder, you'll get the veined look on the pumpkins!    I twirled the pumpkin stems on a toothpick.  The clouds are made from our cupcake builder punch.

Just Punchy 11

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Christmas Stockings by the Hearth Card


Welcome to the SU Stars Blog Hop…you've most likely arrived here from Raissa's blog www.raissastamps.com or the main page www.su-stars.blogspot.com.

 If  you ever get lost along the way during the blog hop, you should go back to this main page to find the next stop. The theme of this blog hop is Holiday Hoopla!

Today I am sharing one of my cards from this week's Holiday Cards Stamp Camp.  My customers loved making this card.  Colors used are Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White.  The phrase is from the Delightful Dozen stamp set.

Stocking Punch Heart


The strips of the hearth were distressed with one of the inks from the distressing kit. Then the top piece was punched with the scallop border punch. Cherry Cobbler quilted ribbon is on the top of the hearth. The phrase from Delightful Dozen was inked in Garden Green.

The stockings are incredibly easy with our new stocking punch. The bows were made out of the Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine and attached with mini glue dots. Instead of threading the twine through the holes of the bells, the bells were also attached with a mini glue dot. The stockings were attached to the hearth with Stampin' Dimensionals.

To make the fire in the fireplace, all you need is the Stocking Punch and Early Espresso and More Mustard card stock.  Punch with Early Espresso once (the top of the stocking) and More Mustard three times (the heel portion).  You will cut the Early Espresso punch piece in half.  Now just place the pieces as shown above.

Thanks for stopping by!  The next stop on the blog hop is Denise Foor's blog http://www.denisefoor.blogspot.com/

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Punched Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Patch

Right now, our little 2-step owl is sure making the rounds on stamping blogs!!!  He can be modified to be almost anyone or anything!  Stampers just love this guy/girl!

Here is my take on a spooky Halloween pumpkin patch.  This is one of the cards my customers made this week at my Customer Appreciation Party for my 10-year anniversary!  They loved it!




Big Shot/Web Embossing Folder

Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set/Autumn Harvest

Black Stazon

Whisper White/Basic Black/Pumpkin Pie/Old Olive/More Mustard CS

Paper Piercing Tool/Silver Brads

Stampin' Dimensionals/Sponge


Run Basic Black layer through Web Embossing folder.  Layer on a Pumpkin Pie layer and a Whisper White Card Base.

Punch 2 Whisper White Owl Bodies (trim off the "feet"), then sponge edges with Black StazOn.  Insert Silver Brad eyes and put Stampin' Dimensionals on the back.

Punch 3 Pumpkin Pie 1-1/4" Circles, then sponge edges with Black StazOn.  Stamp one with the face from Autumn Harvest.  Layer to look like pumpkin.

Stamp phrase on Old Olive piece, then punch with Word Window Punch.  Punch out one more Old Olive piece for stem of pumpkin (adhere to back).

Punch 2 Old Olive Leaves from 2-Step Bird Punch and adhere to back of pumpkin.

Punch 1 Pumpkin Pie Modern Label Punch and adhere Old Olive phrase. 

Punch 1 More Mustard Moon, from a 1" circle (punch a circle, discard, then punch crescent from punched out piece).

Adhere the rest of the pieces.

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Goblin Monster Punch Art

Today I am taking part of the SU Stars Inaugural Blog Hop!   You probably came from Courtney's blog.  If you want to start at the beginning, go HERE. 

My Halloween-themed card uses some fabulous new products from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  Today I am sharing my version of the Goblin Monster. 


I used the new Spider Web Embossing Folder with my Big Shot, then I pounced some shimmer paint on top.  The Goblin Monster is made using the Scallop Punch once, then put on typing paper or a post-it-note and moving the punch midway over the first punch to create spikier hair!  Sponge the Pear Pizzazz pieces.  The eyeballs are 3/4" circle and 1/2" circles.  Legs and shoes are the Word Window punch.  White gel pen and Basic Black marker are also used.  I love the new Glitter Brads – and the new large 2-1/2" circle punch is great to use for a focal point on a card.  I also used the new Decorative Label Extra Large Punch for the phrase!

If you want to continue on the SU Stars Inaugural Blog, Mary's blog is the next stop!

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