Friday, October 29, 2010

Simply Monstrous Halloween Card

Finally, a Halloween card! Do you recognize the Owl Punch in that cute little monster? I’m really happy how that little guy came out:)
My inspiration was a boys t-shirt that I saw a couple of days ago flipping through a magazine with children’s clothing. I saw a monster appliqué and instantly wanted to make a card like that.  I wish I could show you the t-shirt, but unfortunately, I can’t find it online :(

Card Recipe

Difficulty: Very Easy

Card dimensions: 4 x 5.5"

Stamps (Stampin' Up!): House of Haunts, Extreme Elements;

Ink (Stampin' Up!): Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive;

Paper (Stampin' Up!): Concord Crush, Summer Sun (retired), Old Olive card stock, Old Olive DSP (retired);

Embellishments: googly eyes;

Tools (Stampin' Up!) Two-Step Owl Punch, uni-ball® Signo Gel Pen, dimesionals, glue dots.

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Welcome Baby Boy Card

Difficulty: Medium

Card dimensions: 4 x 7"

Stamps (Stampin Up!): Warm Words, Extreme Elements (stars);

Ink (Stampin Up!): Bashful Blue;

Paper (Stampin’ Up!):
Bride specialty paper (retired), Bashful Blue DSP (retired), Bashful Blue smooth card stock, Bordering Blue smooth card stock, Whisper White smooth card stock;

Embellishments (Stampin’ Up!): Bashful Blue 3/8’’ Taffeta Ribbon (retired), Bashful Blue flower button (Subtles, retired);

Tools (Stampin Up!): Two-Step Owl punch, Heart to Heart punch, Eyelet Border punch, Scallop Oval Extra-Large punch, 1-3/4" x 7/8" Oval Large punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Heat & Stick Powder, dimensionals, glue dots.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Flower Heart Wedding Card

I should have named my blog “Confessions of a Punchaholic” or “My Punches and Me”, because I HEART punches! Literally… look at my latest project, “The Flower Heart Wedding Card”, and tell me it’s not true :)

Seriously, I use my punches way more than I use stamps. You could probably tell that by looking at my pictures. And I don’t have a whole bunch of them, but whatever I have I try to use them to their maximum potential.

No need to say that the Trio Flower punch from Stampin Up! is one of my favorite ones.

For my wedding card, I used it to punch out the flowers to make a heart (15 flowers out of the Blush Blossom designer series paper, 6 out of the Bridesmaid paper and 3 out of the Bride specialty paper; 24 total). To add some shimmering accent to the Blush Blossom flowers, I sprayed them with the Vanilla Shimmer Smooch spray, and decorated with 5-mm pearls.
To make the pearl heart, I used the Heart to Heart punch, 3-mm pearls, and of course – dimensionals!

Difficulty: Medium

Card dimensions: 5 x 5"

Stamps (Stampin Up!): Oval All (front), Yummy (inside);

Ink (Stampin Up!): Close to Cocoa;

Paper (Stampin’ Up!):
Bridesmaid specialty paper (retired), Bride specialty paper (retired), Blush Blossom designer series paper (retired),  Blush Blossom textured card stock (retired);

Embellishments: Basic Pearls (Stampin’ Up!), ivory satin ribbon

Tools (Stampin Up!): Trio Flower punch, Heart to Heart punch, Scallop Trim Border punch, Scallop Trim Corner punch, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz®, dimensionals, glue dots.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Birthday Overalls

Aren't these overalls cute?! I found this design on

Difficulty: Hard

Card dimensions: 6 x 4"

Stamps (Stampin Up!): Birthday Wish, Darling Dots;

Ink (Stampin Up!): Real Red;

Paper (Stampin’ Up!):
Merry Moments Designer Series paper (retired), Chocolate Chip cardstock, Close to Cocoa cardstock (retired), Real Red cardstock;

Embellishments (Stampin’ Up!): 2 Cajun Craze Buttons (Regals)

Tools (Stampin Up!): 1-1/4’’ Circle Large punch, 1-3/4’’ Circle Extra-Large punch, uni-ball® Signo Gel Pen, dimesionals, glue dots.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Caterpillar Birthday Card

I’ve been thinking to make a card that incorporates crocheting for a long time, and now I finally did it!  To make the crocheted part, I used a Crop-A-Dile to punch holes in the cardstock circles, and then I crochet around them using a very simple 4-stitch petal pattern. I must warn you: it’s not easy, so be prepared for a challenge.
Whether you decide to add the crochet or not, this cute little caterpillar will make your card fun anyway. To make cheeks, eyes and legs, use the Two-Step Owl Punch from Stampin’ Up!
Enjoy your project!
Difficulty: Hard

Card dimensions: 7 x 4".

Stamps (Stampin Up!): Birthday Wish, Darling Dots

Ink (Stampin Up!): Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red

Paper (Stampin’ Up!): Certainly Celery card stock (I used smooth, but I’d recommend you to use the textured one -- I just didn’t have any in that color), Real Red paper, Pumpkin Pie paper, Regal Rose paper, So Saffron paper, Basic Black paper, Chocolate Chip paper, Pumpkin Pie Designer Series Paper (retired).

Embellishments (Stampin’ Up!): Apricot Appeal 1/4” Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Old Olive Button (Brights)

Tools (Stampin Up!): 1-1/4’’ Circle Large punch, 1-3/4’’ Circle Extra-Large punch, Two-Step Owl Extra-Large punch, 5-Petal Flower Extra-Large punch, Trio Flower punch (retired), glue dots.