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I know I ordered one of Stampin' Up's Bracket Punches but I can't seem to find it. I was making a tag the other day to go on a little gift for a customer. I stamped a coordinating image but couldn't find my bracket punch. Of course if I didn't leave everything until the last minute I could have cut it out by hand but being in a hurry I used the Decorative Label Punch to punch out the stamped image. It cut off the outline along the sides of the image so I took the fat end of the Cherry Cobbler marker and ran it around the outside edge of the punched shape. I used the thin end of the maker to draw some lines and make the plaid pattern at the top and bottom. I added some Garden Green lines in between, punched a hole in the top and tied the tag onto my package.
I just can't seem to get enough of the envelope punch board. Anyone else having that problem? I love the built in punches (big surprise). Although there are only two, you can get a variety of shapes. I used a few of my favorites on these tags.
Here are more samples I made for the convention display boards using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.
North Pole card: to make the pole I stamped the stripes twice and hid the seam under the bottom of the wreath. For the wreath, I traced 2 circles to use as a guide and tore the wreath by hand as well as the snowbanks. The bow is punched using the small heart punch and the itty bitty punch pack circle.
Flower Card: to make the flower I used the big blog from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, inked it up with markers and stamped it around a circle to look like flower petals. When I make flowers like this I always put a pencil dot in the centre to use as a guide. If I'm feeling brave (or lazy) I usually freehand it then turn my card stock over and do it again on the back because I almost always screw up my first attempt. Otherwise I use my Stamp-a-ma-jig. The sentiment is from the Happy Day stamp set.
Tissue Card: This is a remake of one of the cards from my All Occcasions punch class. The tissue box is made with the Hexegon punch and the Itty Bitty Punch Pack Circle. Since this sample was for convention I wanted to stick with only Stampin' Up products so I used the filter sheets instead of real tissue. The filter sheets are also a little sturdier than tissue. The sentiment if from Teeny Tiny Wishes
Here's a set of cards I made using Stampin' Up's Tags 4 You stamp set the coordinating Label Bracket Punch and the new Chevron border punch. For the spider I used the Extra-Large Oval for the body, the 1/2" Circle punch for the eyes and the Itty Bitty punch circle for the pupils and nose.
The legs are made with the Chevron punch
The strips on the Thanksgiving and Heart sample are cut 1-1/4" wide. For the lace edge on the Heart sample I used the outside strips of the Delicate Doilies Lace Tape.
My scrap bins were getting a little unruly so I made several of these swaps for convention in a variety of colors to use up some of my card stock scraps. Here are the supplies: Express Yourself Stamp Set, Black Stazon,
Chevron Folder, Large Oval Punch, Hexagon Punch, Brights Collection DSP stack, scraps of card stock for petals
This was one of the samples I made using the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set and some Stampin' Up punches. Here are the supplies: Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set, Black Stazon, Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set, Pink Pirouette Classic Ink, Small Oval Punch, I/2” Circle, Modern Label
Here is another swap I made for convention. The gingerbread are made using the Pansy Punch. Here are the supplies: More Merry Messages Stamp Set, Black
Stazon, Gingham Wheel, White Taffeta Ribbon, Candy Dots, White Gel Pen, Chocolate Chip Marker, ¾” Circle Punch, Small Heart Punch, Pansy Punch (trim one of the bumps off for the arms and legs). You can find the cheat sheet for the gingerbread men here
This was one of the swaps I made for convention. It's from my All Occasions punch art class. Here are the supplies I used: Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set, Hair; Scallop Oval, Head; 1¾” Circle, Eyes; Owl, Pupils; Neck/Shirt; Owl, Itty Bitty Punch Pack Circle, label; Modern Label punch
. Make a tiny slit in the white apron and fold the tabs back to form the shirt collar. Add a string of pearls or rhinestones to the woman's neck.
WOOHOO! It’s time for another PUNCH ART CLASS!!! I’ve been planning some all occasion punch art cards to coincide with the release of the new 2013-2014 Stampin’ Up Catalogue. The main focus of this class is on the 4 new punches; the Hexagon, Pansy, Mosaic and Artisan Label. All of punches for the class will be available in the new catalogue
You’ll get instructions to make 22 Punch Art Cards that you can use throughout the year. There’s a card to suit every sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set. Since the sentiments are stamped on punched pieces and not on the card itself the sentiments are interchangeable. You can wait to add the sentiment when you use the card or leave it blank.
Here are the details
For those of you who like videos I’ve included a video tutorial for each card.
If you like keeping it quick and simple I’ve included a cheat sheet and card sample for each Punch Art card right in with the step by step written instructions.
The step by step instructions also include a list of suggested sentiments, a supply list, punching instructions and card stock measurements.
The cost of this class is $25 CAD (at today’s exchange rate that's approximately $23.73 USD)
Please note: This class is available to everyone. Although I design my classes with Stampin' Up demonstrators in mind you don't need to be a demonstrator to order it. And the class is online so it doesn't matter where you live.
To place your order click on the "Add to Cart" button below. Once I receive your order I'll email you the class link and login information.