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Here's my Fryday project for this week. This idea came from Mary Beth, the owner of Marshville Chocolates. She thought the Fry Box would make a nice sleigh and it did. Yay!!! This can be a simple project or you can step it up with some punch art. Stampin' Up's muslin bags or 4" x 6" cello bags fit nicely
Here's another card made with the Work of Art stamp set. I never thought I could get so attached to blobs but they really go with everything, even punch art. I made the picture frame from wooden stir sticks and rubbed on some Chocolate Chip ink with a stamping sponge. The punches used were the owl builder, large oval, 1-3/4" circle, 1/2" circle and the pansy punch
Oh My Gosh! I saw the prettiest flower box cards yesterday on Pinterest made by Loll Thompson. I didn't have the die she used for the flower box or the stamps so I made a Stampin' Up version. I don't currently have a stamp set with tiny folliage but I'll be watching for one when the new catty comes out this spring so I can make more of these cards. I used the Papaya Collage stamp set for the folliage. To make the flowers look 3D I punched them out of colored card stock using punches from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack, drew some lines in the centre with a darker shade marker, laid the flowers on a piercing mat and pressed the centres with a scoring tool. Once the flowers were glued into place I added some dots to the centre with a White Gel Pen.
For the first flower box on the first card I cut a 1"x 3" and 4-1/4" x 1/2" pieces of card stock. I rounded the corners of the narrower strip with the corner rounder. For the rustic flower box I cut a 3-1/2"x 1-1/2" piece of card stock and angled the ends with a pair of scissors.
I wanted to make some quick easy favors using some of the new products from Stampin' Up's Occasions Mini catalogue. To make this treat holder I cut a strip of Pumpkin Pie Card Stock 2" x 8- 1/2" and scored it at 3-1/2" and 5" then punched both ends with the Tag Punch. To make the carrot top I snipped the edges of a 9" square of green tissue paper using the Fringe Scissors. I stamped the Wood Grain horizontally across the carrot using Tangerine Tango Ink to give it some color, taped my treats in the bottom and held the whole thing together with a brad.
For the dirt at the bottom I tore the top edge of a 2" piece of Chocolate card stock and glued it to the bottom edge of the carrot.
I was asked to make a couple of projects with the ladies auxilary of our volunteer fire department. I used some of the punch art characters from my Cute Critters and More Cute Critters punch art classes to make plant sticks that the ladies can stick in a pot of spring flowers. To make the sticks I used the head and body of the punch art characters and glued them onto a wooden stir stick.
When I need a card for a special occasion and don't have a suitable stamp I usually head for my punches. I made this graduation card using the new Triangle Punch. I colored one of the Silver Mini Brads with a black sharpie, poked a hole in the centre of the cap and inserted the brad along with the tassel. The tassel is made from White Baker's Twine. If you don't know how to make a tassel scroll down and have a peek at the video tutorial
Don't you just love the punches that have coordinating stamp sets? It's wonderful for those of us who are scissor-impared. I used a couple of the stamps from the Label Love stamp set and the coordinating Artisan Label and Small Heart Punch to make this wedding card.
I folded one of the Tea Lace Paper Doilies to fit behind the Artisan Label for the dress. Three of the medium sized pearls were used on the bodice and three of the smallest were colored with a black sharpie and used on the tux shirt. Make a snip in the top of the Label and fold down the edges to form the collar of the shirt.
I like cards that have a little something special so adding a banner that swings freely is an easy way to add some movement to your card. I punch out little labels and fold them over a piece of Baker's Twine so I have something to attach my banners to. You can glue them a little higher if you don't want your labels to show. I usually hide the ends of the twine behind a punched element but since my string was long I tucked one of the ends behind the insert to save some space. Scroll down if you want to see what the banner looked like behind the scenes
I saw a thread recently where someone asked for ideas for baby cards preferably with baby bottles. After playing with my punches a little I came up with 2 that I thought looked pretty close. One is approximately 2" high and made with the Ticket Builder and Mosaic punches. The large one is 4" and made with the Christmas Ornament and Extra Large Oval punches. Both bottles are simple to make and all of the punches I used are currently available through Stampin' Up. I've included a cheat sheet at the bottom of this post.