Thursday, November 28, 2013

Grinch Christmas Punch Art

Last but definitely not least, today I have my Grinch Christmas card.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Ink: Colorbox
Die: Top Note - SU
Punches: scallop border - SU, 1 1/4" square - SU, Stamp - SU
Embossing Folder: Distressed Stripea - Cuttlebug
Greeting Stamp: Tags til Christmas - SU
Misc: Foam dots, white gel pen, balck Zig marker

Full instructions for the Grinch punch art below:

Thanks for looking!

Up next is my second set of punch art Christmas cards.
Here is a sneak peek:

Monday, November 25, 2013

Rudolph Punch Art Card

Today's post features the fourth crad of my first lot of Christmas cards - little Rudolph:

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Ink: Colorbox
Die: Top Note - SU
Stamp: Greetings of the Season - SU
Punch- 1 1/4" square -SU (to make the banner tails)
Misc: foam squares, white gel pen
Full punch art instructions for Rudolph below:

Thanks for looking!
Come back for the next post featuring my Grinch punch art.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Happy Little Elf

Today I have for you my happy little elf punch art card.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Ink: Colorbox
Ink markers: More Mustard, Real Red, Garden Green - SU
Stamps: Cute & Curly - SU
Dies: Top Note - SU
Embossing Folder: Just My Type (polka dot border) - Cuttlebug
Punch: Curly Label - SU
Misc: 5/8" red organza ribbon, black Zig marker, foam dots, white gel pen
Instructions for my punch art elf below: 

Thanks for looking!
Come back soon; next up is my reindeer punch art card.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Santa Card

Today I would like to introduce you to Mr. Claus:

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Ink: Colorbox
Stamp: Club Scrap - Holidays
Die: Top Note - SU
Punches: Decorative Label - SU, Key Tag - SU
Misc: 5/8" red organza ribbon, foam dots and white gel marker

Tip: to add some textrue to Santa's beard I used the cardstock from which I punched the scallop circle for the beard as a template to sponge ink "layers" onto the beard.

Full list of punches needed for Santa listed in below instructions:

Thanks for looking, more to come soon.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Little Angel Card

I have had very little time to write the punch art instrucitons I've been planning to work on, but managed to get one done this evening.

So I am sharing the first card of my first set of Christmas cards which is this cute little angel:

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Ink: Colorbox
Die: Top Note by SU
Greeting Stamp: "Greetings of the Season" - SU
Face Stamp: Provocraft "Paperdoll faces"
Punch: 1 1/4" square to make the banner tails - SU
Misc: foam dots, white gel pen
Punches used for the angel noted in below instructions:

Next post will be card number 2 from my first set, Santa.
Here is a sneek peek of the entire set:

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Gold Star Christmas Cards

Several years back I regularly taught scrapbook/papercrafting classes at some of the local scrapbook stores as well as the annual Canadian Craft & Hobby convention held here in Calgary each year.
Many of these classes were for 50 to 100 participants so we needed to have plenty of kits/supplies on hand.

As often happens there are always extras. I still have many of these left over packs.
While looking through some of these during a recent clean up I came across a large bag of die cut gold folk stars.

I really wanted to make use of them and that is how these 10 rustic Christmas cards came to be.

Supplies used through out:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned paper: Karen Foster "Pine Sprigs"
Gold corrugated cardstock and the copper mesh: Scrappin' Extras
Ink: Colorbox "Chestnut Roan" Fluid Chalk
Star Die: Sizzix originals Folk Stars
Here are closeups with the additional supplies used for the cards shown:

Stamp: "Merry Christmas" is from Seasons of Joy - SU
Dise: Spellbinders "Fancy Tags", On the Edge - Brackets - Tim Holtz
Embossing folders: Modern Mosaic - SU and Winter Words - Cuttlebug
Punch - 1 1/4" square to make the banner ends  - SU
Misc: twine, ribbon and foam dots


Stamps: Greetings of the Season - SU, More Merry Messages - SU
Dies: Spellbinders "Fancy Tags", On the Edge - Brackets - Tim Holtz
Embossing folders: Christmas Elegance - Sizzix, Winter Words - Cuttlebug, Ornate Swirls - Sizzix
Punch - 1 1/4" square to make the banner ends - SU
Misc: twine and foam dots

Stamps: Riveting - SU, Lots of Thoughts - SU,
Punches: 3/8" circle - PB, 1 " circle - PB, Curly Lable - SU, Flourish Label - EK, corner rounder - CM
Die: One the edge - Scrollworks - Tim Holtz
Embossing Folders: Distressed Stripes - Cuttlebug, Allegro - Cuttlebug
Misc: Twine, 1/8" brass brads, 5/8" red button, foam dots

Stamps: Punches Three - SU, More Merry Messages - SU
Punches: Scallop Square - SU, Corner rounder- CM, 1 1/4" square to make the banner ends - SU
Embossing folder: Devine Swirls - Sizzix
Misc: Twine, 1/8" brass brads, foam dots
Stamps: Greetings of the Season - SU, Holidays by Club Scrap
Punches: scallop border and corner - SU, 1 1/4" square to make the banner ends - SU, corner rounder- CM
Dies: Spellbinders "Fancy Tags, On the Edge - Snwoflakes - Tim Holtz
Embossing folder: Spots & Dots - Cuttlebug, Winter Words - Cuttlebug
Misc: Twine, foam dots
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sakura Blossoms

I believe I mentioned this before, my daughter loves all things Japanese.
So of course she is a big fan of anything with sakura blossoms.

One of my older SU sets has the image of a small tree branch with blossoms.
I recently was given some older SU markers and thought this would be the perfect time to try and colour the section of a stamp image with different colours using my new markers.
So I made this card for my daughter's next birthday:

I kept it fairly simple so that the blossoms would be the main focus.
Supplies used:
Stamps: Art of the Orient - SU, Small Script - SU
Cardstock: Bazzill
Markers: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery - SU
1" wide polk-a-dot gros grain ribbon
Here is the inside of the card:

The greeting is: Heard from the Heart - SU
Of course the envelope has to match as well:


Thanks for looking.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Quick Card Share

What a week!
Someone in our home, who shall remain nameless, got in big trouble as they managed to infect our main PC with 2 viruses on Friday night.

Spent 3 hrs Saturday morning trying to get rid of the darn thing without success.
Mind you, the actual virus never infected our system. The install file snug in but when ever it tried to actually execute Norton's caught it and blocked it.

Apparently unless the virus is active (and I wasn't about to let it) nothing I could find online was able to delet this little file. And I am no expert to start messing with my root kit.

So, off to Geek squad we went. $200 later the culprit has been taken care of. Silver lining, yes there actually is one, this old PC is faster than it has been in a long time. Guess I should have had it cleaned up a while ago. Also, this reminded me how important it is to do regular back-ups.

Unfortunatley this did cost me pretty much the entire weekend, so no time to write up isntructions for my next projects (my first 5 Christmas themed punch art cards for this year).

Add that to the fact that I will not have much time this week. I am happy to say I will be off work, however the reason is that we are finally having our new windows installed.
What was supposed to have been a 1-2 day install job will now be 3-4 days though as the window company is down one crew this month.

I am not looking forward the next few days!

Having said that, I do have a few projects I did a little while ago, that will not requrie punch art "recipes". I thought I'd share a few of these until I have some time to write some instructions.

First up a couple of baby themed cards. Two of my cousins had babies in the last few months and these are what I sent along with our gifts (both are out of town, so we have not been lucky enough to meet our new little second cousins in person yet).

Card #1
I choose some brighter, non baby colours.
I decided to use the chalkboard technique for the greeting (my cousin is a teacher).


Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill, green is some old ColorBok
Patterned Paper: old Provo Craft
Die: Two Tags - SU
Punch: Decorative Label - SU
Greeting: A Word for You - SU
Embossing Folder: Argyle - Cuttlebug
Ink: Stazon white
Little crochet baby booties and bonet are old Scrappin' Extras
I lined the envelope and of course finished the inside to match:
Greeting is by SU: In my Thoughts.
Here is my second card. Also for  a little baby boy. I decided for this cousin a more traditional look would be a better fit.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned paper: unsure, some old scraps I had
Punch: Scallop Oval - SU, S. Giant Stocking by Emagination
Greeting: A Word for You - SU
Die: Spellbinder Lacey Ovals
Ink: Colobox
Markers: Bashful Blue and Ruby Red - SU
White Organza ribbon
I also lined the envelope and used the same greeting on the inside as the first card: In My Thoughts - SU
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Turkey Punch Art

Thanksgiving may be over for us Canadians, but it's just around the corner for our friends across the border.
So to celebrate I am sharing my Thanksgiving turkey punch art.

Supplies used to make card:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Ink: Colorbox
Embossing folders: SU Woodgrain and Cuttlebug Forest branches
Punches: Label Bracket -SU, 1/2" circle -PB
Greeting: Tags 4 You - SU
Full punch art instructions and punches used below:

Thanks for looking.

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