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Angel Punch Art with Pennant Punch

This summer I hosted a Crazy About the Pennant Punch stamp camp.  We really were a little crazy that evening!  I wanted to bring in a Christmas card to the mix, so I shared this one with my stampers.  It really goes together quickly!

Christmas Angel Pennant Punch


Punches needed are as follows:

  • Pennant Punch for dress
  • Scallop Circle for wings
  • Owl for hair and heart
  • 1″ Circle for hair bangs and face
  • Cupcake for cheeks
  • 1/2″ and 3/4″ Circles for halo

Of course, the Scalloped Tag Punch is the backing for the angel.

Although this is a Christmas card, it could easily be transformed into a child’s birthday card, a thank you card, a baby card, or even a get well card!

In my religion, today is also All Saints Day so although it is not a traditional card-giving holiday, it does go with the theme of the day.

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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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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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Smores Card – Scored Background Technique

Welcome to the third 2010 VC Rocks Bloghop.. you've most likely arrived here from  www.tinataves.blogspot.com/

At my Technique Tuesday class last week, I taught my customers the Scored Background Technique.  This is really a very easy way to give a card some texture and dimension.  The supplies should be in your stamping stash too!  All you really need is card stock and a scoring tool.

If you are going to stamp the background piece, you should stamp before scoring.  Then you need to decide if you want to scored background to  have "hill" or "valley" scores.  Score the stamped piece upside down for "hills"; score the stamped piece facing up for "valleys".

You need to score the piece both horizontally and vertically for "squares" – however, you can choose to do it just one way for a different look.

Find your middle of the card stock and start the score there.  I like to start in the middle because then it is balanced on both ends.  Start in the middle and make your score lines at the same intervals, then move back to the middle (or flip if you need to) and score the remaining section.  The size of your score intervals can be large or small, depending on the look desired.  I personally like the 1/2" score size and look. 

Turn your cardstock a half turn and then do the same to create "squares". 

This is also a great technique to create windows or even Hershey Bars!  My kids love to make Smores in the backyard firepit which inspired this card: 


Supplies Needed

  • Under the Stars/Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Sets
  • Cajun Craze/Early Espresso/Crumb Cake/More Mustard/Whisper White CS
  • Cajun Craze/Early Espresso/Crumb Cake Ink
  • Scallop Circle #2 Die/Big Shot/Polka Dot Embossing Folder
  • Scoring Tool with Measuring Guide
  • Sponge
  • Distressing Tool
  • Large Square/Word Window/Modern Label Punches


  • Stamp smore in Early Espresso all over Cajun Craze piece. 
  • Turn over and score 1/2" apart horizontally.

  • Turn cardstock a quarter turn and score vertically.

  • With piece of Early Espresso, score horizontally and vertically also.  Cut a square from this for your Hershey bar.  Be sure to cut just beyond the score line for the best effect.
  • Punch out square in Whisper White for marshmallow and use distressing tool on edges.
  • Sponge all over square to get marshmallow colored to your liking.
  • Run a piece of Crumb Cake through the Polka Dot embossing folder.  Use square punch to cut out graham crackers.
  • Run the Scallop Circle die through the Big Shot with More Mustard card stock.
  • Stamp phrase in Early Espresso on Whisper White and punch with Word Window punch.  Punch Modern Label with Cajun Craze.
  • Mount and adhere all pieces.

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 –   www.theloveofstamping.com





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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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Punch Art-Vase of Tulips

I am certainly not the first to post a card using this punched art example.  The tulips are made from the 2-Step Bird Punch (the tulip pieces are made from the wing from the bird); the vase is the ornament punch (with a little piece cut off).  I loved using the Polka Dots Embossing Folder for this card – it really pops!  I was surprised how much more the dots were popped out than the Texturz Plate (not that there’s anything wrong with the TPlate – it is just different).

I also used Pale Plum and Mellow Moss to showcase some of our retiring colors.  The Pale Plum/Mellow Moss/Perfect Plum combination was one of my first "go-to" color combos when I first became a demonstrator.  I will miss it, but truly I haven’t used it that often in recent years.

Here is the card (colors are a bit off in this photo):


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Just Punchy Stamp Camp – Fish Love

Ok, I have to admit it – my Just Punchy stamp camps are the most fun to plan!!  I LOVE Stampin’ Up! punches to create characters, people, symbols, etc.  I am hosting a second group this Saturday!

Here is one of the examples for this week’s stamp camp:


I really think the crimping of the ovals add some fun to my fish!  Hope you enjoy this one!

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25 Days of Holiday Projects – Day 24

At this time of year, you always need a cute little bag to hold a precious gift!  This penguin bag is based on a card I created for the middle school carnival station this afternoon. 

Punches must be my favorite accessory!  I hope you like my little Chilly Willy!


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