Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Christmas in July Tags - Bells

I know I'm cutting it close but I have a couple of Christmas in July tags using the Fox Builder punch; two Christmas tags.
The first is this pretty bell swag.

This can easily be used for cards as well. They also lend themselves well for New Years, Anniversaries and wedding themes.

The tag was die cut from black cardstock and the top was reinforced with a round tap punch piece folded over the top edge. A 3/16" eyelet was added and coordinating ribbon tied through the hole.

The punch art piece was attached using a bit of foam tape. I also left enough space that a name or To/ From:,  can be added using a gel pen.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill, Recollections
Die: Two tags - SU
Ink: Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow - all SU
Punches: Round Tab - SU, Fox Builder - SU, Owl Builder - SU
Misc.: Always Artichoke seam binding (SU), black marker, white gel pen, foam mounting tape/squares, 3/16" or 1/4" eyelet

Punch art instructions:

And here is a sneak peek at the second tag I made, instructions coming up next post.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you again soon - more Fox Builder punch art coming up next. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Chevron Crochet Blanket

Thought I'd share a peek at the warm and comfortable (and very masculine) chevron blanket I made for my teenage son.

Almost finished:

He love sit so much he runs around the house with it wrapped around his shoulder.

Completed blanket:

I used this free pattern, and made it 255 stitches wide. The colours were repeated in rows of 10, 6 repeats of the purple and grey, 5 repeats of the black, total 170 rows.
The edge consists of 4 rows of single crochet in black and 1 row of single crochet in purple.

As you can see, I did not fill in the chevron edge, I left the jagged corners as I think it looks nicer.

I used inexpensive Red Heart Comfort yarn that I picked up at Walmart for $9.99 each. These are the oversized skeins of 867 yards, so the blanket consist of just 1 skein of each colour.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you again soon - more Fox Builder punch art coming up next. 

Friday, July 22, 2016

Foxy Bookmarks

I have two small creations to share today, both made with the Fox Builder punch.
These can be used for cards or even scrapbook pages but I chose to make little tag style bookmarks with them instead.

The little chick would be great for a spring or Easter theme and the ice cream cone is perfect summer and celebrations.


The tags were die cut from teal green cardstock and the edges inked in a coordinating colour.
The top was reinforced with a little oval punch shape folded in half over the top edge. Then a 3/16 (or use 1 1/4") eyelet was added and a tassel tied through the eyelet.

The punch art pieces were attached to the tag with foam tape for a little added dimension. I sued a 1/16" thickness so as not to add too much bulk.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Die: Two Tags - SU
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Yellow, Tangerine Tango, Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Watermelon Wonder - All SU
Punches: small oval - SU, Fox Builder - SU, Petite Pennants - SU
Misc.: mini tassels, 3/16 or 1/4" eyelet, black marker, white gel pen, foam tape/mounting squares

Punch art instructions:

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Foxy Turtles

I am so sorry it's taken me this long to come back and post more of my Fox Builder punch art.
Life has been really busy as of late and I have not had much time to write instructions.
I did manage to get all the photos taken (4 more creation after today's).

So today I am sharing this lovely little pair of turtles.

The card is a little uninspired, I know. I had the punch art completed weeks ago but was stumped at how to use it. They looked like a pair  in love so that;s where the theme came from.

I kept this card very simple and used several scrap pieces of coordinating patterned paper.
the punch shapes and dies were cut form sienna cardstock.
I do really like the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and they worked very well for this card.

the turtles were mounted using foam onto cream cardstock cut with the label die. I added a little bit of ribbon and some scattered rhinestones for my finishing touches.

Aren't these two just adorable?

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill, Recollections
Patterned paper: MME Reunion paper pad, 6 x 6"
Dies: Sunshine Wishes Thinlits - SU, Labels Framelits - SU
Ink: Sahara Sand, Wild Wasabi, Crushed Curry - all SU
Punches: tiny heart (1/4") - PB, posh heart - Posh Impressions,
               for punch art turtles see below instruction sheet
Misc.: Always artichoke ribbon, white gel pen, black marker, foam mounting squares/tape, rhinstones, rose/red chalk

Punch art instructions:

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Foxy lion punch art

I sure hope you didn't think I was done with the Fox Builder punch, because I have more than six further creations already done and just need to create a finished project with a few more.

The first one of this second set of creations that is complete is this adorable little lion.

Admittedly I didn't use just the Fox Builder Punch. I thought the lion looked so much better with the addition of two shapes from different punches.

This is a really simple card. The base is black cardstock. Next I added two pieces cut with the banner dies. Then I cut a white circle from white cardstock, attached the little lion and attached it to the card front using foam squares.

Both the sentiment and little accent at the top are also die cut from white card. For finishing touches I randomly added several sizes of clear rhinestones.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned paper: MME Reunion 6 x 6" paper pad
Ink: Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake - All SU
Dies: Banner Thinlits - SU, Circle Framelits - SU, Sunshine Wishes - SU
Punches; Fox Builder, 1 3/4" Scallop circle, Owl builder - all SU
Misc.: foam mounting squares, black marker, white gel pen, rhinestones.

Lion punch art instructions:

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