Posts Tagged ‘Punch Fun’

Cute Survival Kits – We all need them!

February 22, 2009

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Oh isn’t it fun to receive a cute gift that causes you to laugh!  And oh how useful these kits are!  Above is a kit I made for my customers for the new catalog!  It has a rubberband to stretch your creativity as well as a bandaid to repair the paper cuts you get while viewing the Stampin’ Up! Catalog in bed!

I had so much fun making these I thought all of you would too… here’s what I used* to make these wonderfully easy treats!:

  • Big Shot Top Note Stampin’ Up! Exclusive Die
  • bashful blue Designer Series Paper (2 sheets – top note bag topper, pen inside & scalloped square for chocolate)
  • chocolate chip Designer Series Paper (2 sheets – bag topper and scalloped flower)
  • bashful blue 12″x12″ cardstock
  • whisper white cardstock
  • scallop circle paper punch (for bag topper)
  • scallop square punch (for bottom of chocolate!)
  • Fiskars Paper Cutter and Scoring Blades
  • Tombow Glue
  • mini glue dots
  • stampin dimensional for the circle inside the flower
  • Paintshop Pro/Microsoft Word for the circle image inside the flower

Oh these are quick and easy to make… and in fact you can make ahead of time the bag toppers and stuff with the items of your choice when you need to use the bag topper!

If you look closely, I also made a matching pen!  You can get these at your local drug store – look for the pens where the top unscrews!

Here’s a few websites with a wonderful assortment of Survival Kit poems:

*Note:  All materials used are Stampin’ Up! Products!  You can get them here

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Paper Flowers with Punches

February 20, 2009

We have a Winter Storm Watch today… so I thought I would go and find a few blogs that have tutorials for making Paper Flowers with Stampin’ Up! Punches!  Here’s they are:

Also… you have to check out some of these creative punch art book samples:

Enjoy!

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Using Stampin’ Up!’s Scallop Edge Punch

February 16, 2009

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{ Click on picture for Card Recipe! }

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Scallops make me think of spring!  and oh what fun it is to use Stampin’ Up!’s Scallop Edge Punch { page 184 112091 $15.95 }… but how do you get the scallops to line up so that you have perfect scallops everytime?  Here’s a few tips and tricks to help you have a lot of fun with this punch:

Scallop Edge Punch Tutorial Basics:
After watching this video… my scallops are always coming out wonderfully!  Click Here for Video!

Scalloped Squares and Rectangles:
Also if you are wanting to make scallop squares and scallop rectangles… it’s really easy… simply add 1/2″ to each side of your desired size rectangle or square and cut the rectangle/square out… then using the scalloped edge punch… punch out the scallops… for corners… I turn my scallop edge punch upside down where I can see the actual silver punch and try to match up the last scallop punched on my cardstock to the scallop punch edge… it works every time!  Now you can make scalloped squares and rectangles that are any size! With one punch!  Here’s a great website that gives you a tutorial on how to make scallop squares/rectangles with the scallop edge punch:  Click Here for Tutorial!

New! Here’s the Eyelet Border Tutorial!  Using this tutorial you can make a square or rectangle with your new Eyelet Border Punch!

Umbrella Tops/ Egg Shells:
One more idea… did you know you could make an egg shell/ or umbrella top { depending on which way you turn it } with the scallop edge punch and the 1 3/4 ” Circle Punch?  Simply punch the scallop edge and then using the circle punch, punch a half circle… the scallop edge will become the straight edge!

Ric Rac Tutorial:
You can also make Ric Rac as well… Click Here for Tutorial!

Texturize Your Scallops:
When you finish punching out your scallops, run it through the Big Shot! using our new Texturz Embossing Plates… now that is really cool!

Where can I get this tool?
As you can see this punch is really versatile and fun to use… So how can you get a hold of this nifty tool?  Simply go to my Stampin’ Up! Website and click Shop!  The Scallop Edge Punch is located on page 184 of the Big Idea Book and Catalog!

Happy Stampin’,

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