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One of the other new punches that will be coming out in the 2013-2014 Stampin' Up Catalogue is the Artisan Label Punch. Not only does it coordinate with some of the new stamps it's a great shape for punch art too. Here are a couple more cards from my upcoming All Occasions Punch Art Class. These two punch art cards use the Artisan Label Punch.
I LOVE NEW PUNCHES!!! I can't wait to show you my latest Online Punch Art class; All Occasions Punch Art Class featuring the four new punches from Stampin' Up’s 2013-2014 annual catalogue. Don’t worry, the class features lots of old favorites too but if you’re looking for some ideas for the Hexagon,Pansy, Mosaic and Artisan Label Punches join me May 22. Here’s a sneak peak at a couple of punch art cards using the Mosaic Punch. I’ll be posting more samples and details about the class over the next few of days.
I'm lovin' all the new shapes we have now that Stampin' Up started carrying framelits. It's like a whole new world of punch art. The first thing I thought of when I saw the Happy Whale Clearlit die is that it looked like a pregnant belly. I know...that's what everyone was thinking right? And don't those leaves from the Secret Garden Framelits make the cutest shoes?
When I was pregnant with my daughter, my sister gave me a card with the sentiment "Enjoy that Beached Whale Feeling". I thought that sentiment would be perfect for this card until I saw the stickers from my This and That bundle.
I had several people ask me how I made the Floral Framelit Lion into a card. I made this basket card the same way as I did the Lion and this will work with any of the Framelits. Cut Two of the framelit shapes that you're going to use for your card base and score the back one 1" along the top. If that doesn't make sense watch the video for this basket card.
I know this is a little late for Easter but you can make this basket and fill it with anything.
I wanted to apply to be a display stamper but thought I'd cheat and use the lion card I made for my Die Cut Shaped Cards Class using Stampin' Up's Floral Framelits. When I reread the rules before posting my link it said the cards had to be normal size. Crap. So I remade the lion card with no body and ended up liking him better than the original. Sometimes it pays not to cheat.
The lion's mane is cut with the Floral Framelits, The head is the 2-1/2" Circle punch, Cheeks; 1-1/4" Circle, Nose; Small Heart, Eyes;1/2" Circle, Mouth; 3/4" and 1" Circle Punches, Paws; Smallest Oval Framelit
Edit: I had several people ask me how to make this lion into a card. Cut two shapes for the card base and make a score line across the top of the back one. I used the same concept for the base of this Basket Card
Here's a punch art card I made ages ago. I couldn't get the swing quite right so I never used it then most of the punches retired before I had the chance to revamp the card. Oh well. Maybe some day. The rope is retired too. I really miss that stuff. Maybe Stampin' Up will come out with something similar again. All of the punches were Stampin' Up although many are no longer available. I'll see if I can remember which ones I used. Dress: Round Tab Punch, Hair: Circle Punches and Heart to Heart, Legs: Word Window, Shoe Tops: 5-Petal Punch, Arms: Photo Corners, Branches: Bird Builder, Swing: Modern Label. Oh and lets throw in some Grosgrain ribbon for the belt because SU doesn't sell that anymore either.
If you're like me and don't like the thought of throwing out your scraps of DSP here's a simple punch art card to use up some of those scraps.
This DSP (LOVE IT) is from Stampin' Up's Designer Series Paper Stack Brights Collection.
For the leaves and flowers I used the Blossoms Petals Builder Punch. I hope that punch never retires. I think Shelli said at convention last year that the Build a Blossom stamp set was their top seller. I used it for my Build a Blossom Punch Art Class and for a ton of other cards to make everything from gnomes to Big Bird. OK enough gushing about my favorite punch here's how I made this card.
Cut a 2" x 4" scrap of green DSP and tear along the top. Punch out the leaves and petals. For the centre punch the largest petal, hold onto the pointy tip and use the rounded side of one of the petals to snip off the bumps.
Whenever I start working on a new punch art class I like going through my old cards and samples that didn't make the cut. Right after I made this card some of the punches I used retired so I never posted it. One of my favorites was the slit punch that I used for the dog's mouth. I'm still holding out hope that Stampin' Up will come up with something similar.
Here are some of the other punches I used: Hair; scalloped oval, glasses; scalloped border, arms; heart to heart, skirt; scalloped circle & xlarge oval, Dog; small and large ovals, circle punches and heart to heart. I can't remember the name of the flower punch and I think the stems were the Bird Builder with a few leaves trimmed off.
Need some arrows for those last minute Valentines? Use your Extra Large Tag Punch to make arrows from your 1/2" strips of scrap paper. Use the edge of the punch for the shaft and the corner of the punch for the point and tail. If you need a visual scroll down for the 2 minute video.
I unpacked my preorder today and indulged in some long overdue stamping time. Of coarse the first thing I had to try were the punches. I used all 4 sizes of the scalloped circle punches that Stampin' Up currently carries, the new big rhinestones and the decorative label punch. The background and stem were made with the chevron embossing folder.