Scalloped Tag Topper Used as a Card Belly Band

This is another Stamp Night project using great things from the Occasions catalog (Celebrate the Everyday).  I used a strip of card stock that was 11″ x 2″ before punching with the Scallop Tag Topper punch.  I did one in Cantaloupe Crisp too, but the blues and greens were my favorite.

After punching, just score at 2 5/8″  &  8 1/4″ (To make it a little tighter around the card, shift paper slightly so it is really between 8 1/8″ and 8 2/8″ when u score that second line).  It will fit in the envelope better this way.

TIP:  When cutting your paper for these tag topper punches, cut barely under 2″ wide so they slide into the punch easily.  The punch bed is exactly 2″ so the paper needs to be slightly under 2″.

Stamps:

  • So Very Grateful

       {Wow!  I only used one stamp set…call the press!}

Colors:

  • Smoky Slate (on belly band)
  • Basic Gray (greeting and on top of designer paper)
  • Pistachio Pudding
  • Pool Party

Tools / Extras:

  • Scallop Tag Topper Punch
  • Banner Punch
  • White Baker’s Twine
  • Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels (colored with Sharpies)
  • Small hole punch (you could use the Owl Builder or Cupcake Builder if you don’t have a small handheld hole punch)

I love stamping line art images over this kind of designer paper.  It’s a way to “color” in the images without any coloring.  I tried using the Basic Gray on the belly band, but it was too dark and distracting.  However, using the tone on tone with the Smoky Slate ink worked out perfectly.

This was inspired by another card I saw using the belly band.  I love that there are so many ideas using this punch.

Happy Stampin’

Punch Art Cardinal Card Using the Bird Builder Punch

My technique for November was this cute cardinal punch art Christmas card.  I’ve seen these cardinals before, so I just had to try one.  Also, I’ve been wanting to design something for my Old Olive bow clips which are actually called Old Olive Simply Styled Embellishments…wow, that’s a mouth full, isn’t it!

Stamps:

  • Christmas Messages
  • Woodgrain

Colors:

  • Crumb Cake
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Black StazOn for greeting
  • Basic Black for beak & sponging
  • Old Olive
  • Whisper White

Tools / Supplies

  •  Old Olive Simply Styled Embellishments (the bow clip)
  • Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Bird Builder Punch
  • Dimensionals

Here’s the page we did for our Technique Journal.  I actually have two journals since I have one just for Punch Art.  So, this page is in my Punch Art book.

I made a blue and white version of this card with a peace dove instead of a cardinal for a lunch time card class.  Here’s that one:

When you love a layout, use it again!  It can look like a whole new card when you change the colors, greetings, and embellishments.

Happy Stampin’

File Folder Santa Card – Envelope Punch Board

Our technique for October was making a File Folder Card using the Envelope Punch Board.

Stamps:

  • Tag It (Stampin’ Up! donates $3 from the sale of this set to Ronald McDonald House Charities)
  • Alhambra (Jumbo Wheel)

Colors:

  • Old Olive
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Whisper White
  • Early Espresso

Tools / Supplies:

  • Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Chalk Talk Framelits & Big Shot
  • Envelope Punch Board
  • Scallop Trim Border Punch
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Baker’s Twine
  • Glue Dots & Dimensionals

We made a page for our Technique Journal too using Perfect Plum, Old Olive, and Elegant Eggplant…one of my favorite color combinations.

For the little technique book sample, we punched the file tab at the 2″ mark instead of 3″.  The background on the page was stamped with the Tape It and Secret Garden stamp sets.  Also, I always use My Digital Studio for the instructions so I can match the colors and add Stampin’ Up! digital stamps.

Happy Stampin’

Another Thank You – Chevron Criss-Cross Card

I’ve been concentrating on craft shows so much that I just realized I haven’t posted my October Stamp Night projects.  Here’s the first one.  The other 2 are Christmas cards and I’ll post them next.

Stamp Sets:

  • Another Thank You (Photopolymer)
  • Gorgeous Grunge

Colors:

  • Calypso Coral
  • Basic Gray
  • Crumb Cake
  • Pool Party

 Tools / Supplies:

  • Natural Trim
  • colored staples & stapler
  • Elegant Butterfly punch
  • Bitty Butterfly punch
  • Chevron Border punch
  • Epic Day This and That designer paper

I only have a few of these Photopolymer stamp sets, but I love this one with all the different “thank you” options.  The stamps don’t grab the ink as well as our rubber stamps, so you just have to be okay with that look.

For the criss-cross Chevron punching, punch the end and flip the mat to punch the other side allowing them to overlap.  Use the punch upside down so you can see where you’re punching.  Find the end of the mat looking through the punch and slide over a bit so you don’t punch the edge on each side.  Raise the mat on dimensionals for a shadow/window effect.

Happy Stampin’

Six Sided Sampler Card – Hexagon Punch

I used the new Six Sided Sampler stamp set with matching Hexagon Punch for this bright card.  The stamp set and punch come separate or as a bundle (love that…saved me 15% by getting the bundle).

Stamps:

  • Six Sided Sampler
  • Perfectly Penned

Colors:

  • Daffodil Delight
  • Night of Navy
  • Melon Mambo
  • Whisper White

Tools / Extras:

  • Hexagon Punch
  • Gingham Garden designer paper (get it free this month when you buy 3 papers)
  • Bitty Butterfly Punch
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewel

This basic card was cased from another demo, but I changed the greeting, added the flags & butterfly, and added a mat to the card front.  It’s amazing what a couple more layers and some dimensionals can do for an already great design.

Tip:  If you use punched hexagons, you can line up all your stamped hexagons without using the Stamp-a-ma-jig.

Happy Stampin’

Basket Diving Bunny – Punch Art Easter Card

One of my Stamp Night projects this month is this cute punch art basket diving bunny.  I’ve seen a lot of bunny butt cards, and this is my take on that idea.

Stamp Sets:

  • Delightful Dozen
  • Just Believe (inside “Some things have to be believed to be seen”)

Colors:

  • Wisteria Wonder
  • Crumb Cake
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Soft Suede
  • Lucky Limeade
  • Whisper White

Tools/Extras:

  • 3 1/2″ Labels Collection framelit
  • 1 3/4″ Circle punch
  • 1 3/4″ Oval punch (large)
  • Small Heart punch
  • 3/16″ Corner rounder punch
  • Cupcake Builder punch (sprinkles used as toe pads)
  • Boho Blossom punch (3 of the scallop flower)
  • Itty Bitty Shapes pack (1 flower)
  • Square Lattice embossing folder
  • Framed Tulips embossing folder
  • Vintage Trinkets (brads)
  • Little Leaves Sizzlits
  • Stampin’ Sponges

For the basket, cut bottom tip off of the Label Collection shape.  On the top, cut a dip off from the top scallop to the other top scallop.  Your bunny will cover up your cutting, so you don’t need perfection here.  If you make a basket that will show the top, you can use an oval punch to cut the top so it will be nicer.

Here’s the page my Stamp Night members will create in their monthly technique journal.

Happy Stampin’

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