We went out of town this week to visit family. We took our son-in-law on a trip to show him around to family homes in Tennessee and North Carolina. We loved playing games and watching the finale of American Idol in the theater room at my sister’s house. We had quite the adventure going down the whitewater rapids on the Ocoee River in North Carolina. I almost chickened out on that trip. It’s my second time down that river so I thought maybe I was tempting luck by doing it again. But I’m so glad I went. I’ll have to show you pictures later when I get them.
Unfortunately, I did not have reliable internet service while I was gone so all the inspiring posts I had planned for you did not get posted! 🙁 So be prepared for a LOT of posts for the next few days to get caught up.
Today I demonstrate how to make this photobook page:
Here’s the first in a series of videos I have planned to show you how to use the Sweet Details Designer Template that’s available in the My Digital Studio Express download. Try it out today for FREE! (Visit this post online to access the video.)
If you already have My Digital Studio and you like the Sweet Details Photobook you can download it here.
Do you love an element of a stamp but you don’t want the whole image? That’s what happened when I created this card. I loved the outline of the birthday wish but wanted to use it for a congratulations card. Here’s the video that shows you how to use just what you want!!!
(You’ll need to open the post to view the video if you are reading this in a reader or on email.)
And here’s a video tutorial on making this paper flower!!!
Supply list to make paper flower from video:
Extra-Large Oval Punch #119859
Twitterpated Designer Series Paper #125406
Crimper #101618 (retiring)
Paper-Piercing Tool #116631
Boho Blossoms Punch #119858
Mat Pack #105826
Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads #109110 (retiring)
SNAIL Adhesive #104332
This larger flower featured here was made the same way with the larger blossom punch. When using a larger punch, punch out your blossom first, and then crimp the paper.
The last week you’ve seen the fun I’ve had making paper punch art hats! Unleash your creativity and decorate hats with your favorite designer series papers and embellishments! Here’s a video to show how to make this fun hat:
From this card. (If you’re reading in email or a reader, you’ll have to go to the blog post to view the video.)
The Large Oval punch featured in this video is discounted in the clearance rack in the old style while supplies last. You can find it here.
I was going for Audrey Hepburn, but it might be more Eliza Doolittle! A reference to that wonderful musical classic My Fair Lady, of course! What do you think? Either way, it’s a fun card for a friend. I wanted to create a card with simple, clean lines to highlight the hat.
This close up shows off the silver glimmer paper flower. The ruffle is added using the scallop oval punch. And a hint of a line to define the top of the hat was traced with the oval punch and the Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write marker.
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Stay tune tomorrow for a how-to-make-a-punch-hat video!