Tagged: punches

NEW Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack Items!

Stampin’ Up! announcement:

“We have added 55 NEW Clearance Rack items to the Online Store, including a number of punches, dies, and accessories.”

Wow!  55 new items.  Check them out here.  And more than half of the high-quality products on clearance are less than $5.00 each.

And there are still 10 of these great punches available for less than $10 each!

And there’s new My Digital Studios downloads available today.  Check it out here – My Digital Studios April_10 Downloads

Enjoy!  Julie

Postage Stamp Punch Fun

Playing with my Postage Stamp Punch and the fun In Colors today!

This very simple, clean card came together in a snap with the Postage Stamp Punch.  Even though it’s a very simple card, some fun, quick elements make it special.  The white background layer is Big Shot textured embossed with the Finial Press Textured Embossing Folder.

Quick tip:  When I first popped these on with dimensionals I wasn’t happy with the placement of my “postage stamps” so I need to lift them up again.  By patiently wiggling them off I was able to loosen the adhesive and remove them without damaging my paper.

I stamped the Thanks image with white craft ink then embossed with white embossing powder to give it a bright look.  Each punched square was popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And the white organza ribbon makes everything extra special!

I’m loving making matching envelopes with the Scoring Tool.

I punched a flower from the paper to make a matching envelope closure.  So fun!

Card Recipe: 
Stamps: Pretty Postage clear-mount, wood-mount
Paper: Peach Parfait, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink: Whisper White Craft Pad 
Extras: Postage Stamp Punch, White Embossing Powder, Finial Press Textured Embossing Folder, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Enjoy!

Julie

Fifth Avenue Floral Spotlight

Want to learn a fun, new way to be creative?  This is a clean and simple Fifth Avenue Floral card using the spotlight technique

I stamped the background on Whisper White card stock.  Then I stamped the Concord Crush flower on Shimmery White card stock and watercolored it using an aquapainter and Melon Mambo ink.  Unfortunately it’s hard to photograph the awesome shimmer.

The Concord Crush ink is water based so when I painted with the Melon Mambo it picked up some of the Concord Crush from the outline creating a nice effect.   Watercoloring these images makes you feel like a real artist!  The Shimmery White card stock is a little heavier and watercolors very nicely.

punched out a section of the rose which I layered on Concord Crush card stock and adhered it with a dimensional to match up with the flower below. With the spotlight technique, you want to keep your background fairly simple so that the spotlight really pops out.

The completed card measures 4-1/4″ square, so it would fit in a standard envelope but sloppily.  Soooo I created a custom 4-1/2″ square Whisper White envelope with my new toy…uh- I mean tool, the Diagonal Scoring Pad.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Fifth Avenue Floral wood-mount, mds; Teeny Tiny Wishes wood-mount, mds
Paper:  Whisper White cs, Concord Crush cs, Shimmery White cs, Melon Mambo cs
Ink: Whisper White craft pad, Concord Crush, Melon Mambo
Extras: 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Aqua painter, Dimensionals, Scoring Tool, Diagonal Scoring Pad

Enjoy!  Julie

A Sprinkled Expression Smile!

Only 3 days left of Sale-a-bration!  Don’t miss it!

Here’s the girlie version of this sale-a-bration Sprinkled Expression card.

Exact same layout with some subtle changes that make it distinctively feminine.  I changed the colors from blues to Melon Mambo and Pretty in Pink, used the scallop square punch for the center piece, scallop polka dot ribbon and a rhinestone brad

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wonderful little dimensionals were used to pop up the scallop center piece.  Paper snips scissors snipped out smile and snipped a dimensional in half to pop up ‘smile’.

Card recipe: 
Stamps:  Sprinkled Expressions
Paper: Melon Mambo cs, Pretty in Pink cs, Old Olive cs
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Old Olive
Embellishments: Old Olive Scallop Dotts Ribbon, Rhinestone brad
Tools:  Scallop Square Punch, Dimensionals

Click here to earn free product during Sale-a-bration!  Ends March 31st!  Order now!

Join Stampin’ Up! for only $125 until March 31st! 

Enjoy! 
Julie

Easter Bunny Punch-Out

By creatively using paper punches, we can create a multitude of fun projects.  Here’s a Easter bunny goodie bag topper that we made at the last stamp camp.

Many Stampin’ Up! punches were used to produce this cute bunny.  I will outline them here:
ears: Oval punch, Large Oval punch #119855
face: 1-3/8″ Circle punch #119860, 1/2″ Circle punch #119869, small heart from Heart to Heart punch #119881
body: Extra-large Oval punch #119859, Large Oval punch #119855, small flower from Boho Blossom punch #119858, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack #118309
tag: Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack #118309, Word Window punch #119857, Scallop Oval punch #119856

Paper: Whisper White cs #100730, Pretty in Pink cs #100459, Concord Grape cs #119792, Baha Breeze cs #111352, Twitterpated designer paper #125406

Ink: Concord Grape #119785, Basic Black marker #100082

Extras: Dimensionals #104430, Subtle brads #119738, Scallop Edge Border punch #119882

Featuring the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.

Happy Easter!

Enjoy!
Julie