Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Welcome Baby - Baby Bottles

This little design was not planned. The baby bottle came about purely by accident while playing with my Note tag punch.

You may be surprised how fast and simple these are to create. One punch, punched from three different colours and each double punched once. Very quick and easy. After I assembled my little bottles I added a little measurement guide with a pen. The bottles were mounted using foam squares.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Ink: Crushed Curry, Blushing Bride, Marina Mist, Basic Black - all SU
In Marker: Soft Sky - SU
Stamp: A Word For You - SU
Dies: Banner Framelits - SU, Lacey Ovals - Nestabilities - Spellbinders
Embossing folder: Square Lattice - SU
Misc.: 5/8" organza ribbon (blue or pink), foam mountign squares.

Full punch art instructions below.

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Chinese Lanterns Note Tag Style

When I played with the Note Tag punch and came up with the soup bowl from my last post I immediately noticed that the punched shape looked like a Chinese lantern. So today I am sharing my card featuring this little creation.

I left this card very clean and simple making the lanterns the focus.
I lightly sponged the blue background I glued to the front of my card. Then strung my lanterns (hung with a little wire loop) on butchers twine and adhered everything with glue dots. I stamped my greeting at the bottom of a 5.25 x 4" white card, cut my die and mounted it over top of my card front using foam squares.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: Art of the Orient - SU,  Feeling Sentimental - SU
Ink: Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip - All SU
Die: Window Framelit - SU
Misc.: black butcher twine, silver wire, foam squares.

Punch art instructions below.
Thanks for stopping by; hope to see you again soon!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Let's do lunch

I love how cute this little lunch invitation looks.
My daughter and I love Japanese food so this was a perfect fit for a mother daughter lunch date.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: Kanji Collection 3 (background) - Stamp Workz, Definitely Decorative Tea Time (steam) - SU, Art of the Orient - SU
Die: Window Frames Framelits - SU
Ink: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Smokey Slate - all SU
Ink Marker: Basic Black - SU
Punch: 1" square for banner tails, Note Tag- see instructions below
Misc.: 1/4" black rhinestone.
Note: chopsticks were hand cut, greeting was PC generated, font is Oriental 
Punch art instructions below

And here is a little teaser of what's coming up.
Yes, as you may have guessed these all use the Note Tag punch.
How many punch art creations can you identify?

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sending You My Love

I have another fast and simple card to share today. I have to say I love the look of step up cards. It's amazing what a difference it makes to have the card front split into 3 sections. It seems to make the items "pop" a lot more than on a simple folded card.
I hope you aren't bored yet with my enthusiasm for the note tag punch because I'm not quite done yet.
Although today's  project is a fast & simple one I have several more involved designs coming up that will probably surprise you. If there is one punch you want to add to your collection I'd definitely recommend this one. The versatility is amazing!
As you can see below, my "punch art" really just consists of folding the note tag and adding a couple of lines in Smokey Slate to create a little mini envelope.
and here are the extra views from left and right angle:

You can see I've even finished the inside of the card, although the little hearts I added in the corners are hard to see. 
Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Ink: Smokey Slate, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso*, Basic Black - all SU
Ink marker: Smokey Slate - SU
Stamps: Many Happy Returns (greeting and envelope border **) - SU, Distress background - Impression Obsession, Soft Swirls background - SU, Music Notes background - Hero Arts
Punches: Word Window - SU, 1" square for banner tail (PB), various heart punches; these are all older. The largest curved one is an EK Success large Papershaper. The 2nd largest-wide heart on the font panel was a one time exclusive key chain punch (around 14 year old). The larger one used on the side panels is an old All Night Media punch and the little heart is from a Punch Bunch border punch (the heart is in the centre and on either side is a little spray of tear drops). But honestly, any small to medium heart shapes would work for this design.
Misc.: white gel pen, 3 x 1/16" clear rhinestones
* I don 't like when my stamps get stained form black ink. So quite often I use Early Espresso. It's usually dark enough to fool the eye and does not stain my rubber stamps the way black does.
** This stamp set came in 3 large stamps that I cut apart to make into little one line stamps. They all fit the word window perfectly and it makes the border designs more usable.
Thanks for stopping by! Come back soon for more punch art creations.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Snappy Birthday

And as you've probably already guessed today I have another note tag punch creation.
This time I made a little camera that is the focus of this cute birthday card.

As I opted for a step card I have two more photos showing the card from slight left and right angles for a bit fo a different view of the details.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Ink: Basic Black and Early Espresso - both SU, pearl white - Club Scrap
Stamps: By Definition Background - SU, Print Pattern Background - SU, Wacky Wishes - SU, Perfect Punches - SU
Die: Little Letters Thinlits - SU
Punches (otehr thna punch art): Word Window - SU, 1" square - SU (for banner tails)
Misc.: Foam mouting squares, 4 x 1/4" clear rhinestnes, 1 x 1/4" red rhinestone.
Full punch art instructions for the camera below.


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Mantel Clock Punch Art

I have another quick little punch art card using the new Note Tag punch from SU.
This time I've made a little mantel clock. You can add details to it using small border stamps, or border punch pieces as I did. I hand drew the clock face, but if you happen to have a stamp around 3/4" to 1 1/4" in size that would work wonderfully.

I used a border punch to create a little carved details on my clock. You can see what the full punch shape looks like on the right hand side of my card. It is made by Punch Bunch (PB) and is called "Crown border". PB is closing down but you should still be able to find this border punch for purchase online. I used a nailhead circle frame (old stash) to secure the clock face, but you could just mount the 12" circle on top of a 1 1/4" circle for a framed look. The face and 2nd layer of the clock or foam create more depth. I also foam mounted my greeting.

This is just a thought, but could see how this mantel clock design can easily be turned into a grandfather clock for a scrapbook page border by adding a long piece with a door between the bottom of the clock and the curved foot/base.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill (I think the green is celery). The card base is actually ivory but it doesn't show well in the photo.
Ink: chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, both SU
Stamps: French Script background - SU, Express Yourself - SU
Embossing folder: Woodgrain - SU
Punches: Crown border - PB, 1" circle - SU, Note Tag - SU, 1" square (banner tails) -SU, 1/2" circle - SU
Misc.: 1" brass frame nailhead, brown butchers twine, foam mounting squares, black marker.

Full punch art instructions below.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Happy Travels

This little creation is so simple and again only uses one punch. The little suitcase or briefcase would work really well on a Father's day card as well if dad works in an office.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: Open Sea - SU, Gorgeous Grunge - SU, Rummage Alphabet - Making Memories
Embossing folder: Travel Signs 1 - Tim Holtz - Sizzix
Dies: Banners Framelits - SU, Tickets Framelits - Sizzix
Punch: 2" circle - PB (note tag - SU, for punch art)
Ink: Night of Navy, Chocolate Chip, Early Expresso - all SU
Misc.: foam mounting squares, scrap of paper (for little tag), 1 - 1/8" brass mini brad, black marker, blue butcher twine.
Full punch art instructions below

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

School Days Note Tag Style

Today I am sharing three simple punch art creations using the note tag punch. Note that the backpack is the pefect size for most paperdolls. I realize this is a littel late for back to school, but the punch art could easily be used on a card, gift tag or gift box for a teachers gift, or a scrapbook page featuring school photos.

I apologize, the card is a rather simple and fast one meant just to showcase the three pieces.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamp: (note paper) Stampology - Autumn Leaves
Punch: spiral binding - SU
Ink: Real Red, Garden Green, Marina Mist - all SU
Misc.: black marker
Punch art instructions for all three pieces below.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Thanks a Latte

I have a quick post to share before calling it a night. This one is a fast and simple one inspired by my beer mug. You may not have much use for a beer mug/ice cream float but don't write off that basic design just yet. A hot beverage like coffee, tea or hot cocoa can be featured on many different cards for various occassions.

And this is very fast and simple as it requires only one punch. For the hot steam you can use a die like I did, a stamp or hand draw some swirls.
Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Marina Mist - all SU, pearl white - Club Scrap
Stamps: Hello Doily - SU, Latte Love - Fiskars
Dies: Apothecary Accents - SU, Flourish 11 - Sizzix
Punch: Large Lace - SU
Embossing folder: Devine Swirls - Cuttlebug - Provocraft
Misc.: foam mounting sqaures, white gel pen, 4 - 1/4"black rhinestones
Punch art instructions below.

More projects coming this week.
Here's a sneak peek so to speak

Friday, October 10, 2014

Octoberfest Cheers

I was going to hold off on sharing this perticular card but as my son pointed out it works great for Oktoberfest.

So here is a "Cheers!" to you with another note tag punch creation.

This is a great masculine card. Think Father's Day, birthdays etc. The beer mug could also easily be turned into an ice cream float and can then be used for general birthday cards as well.
Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned paper: Paper Loft
Dies: Two Tags - SU, Apothocary Accents - SU
Punches (excludespunch art): corner rounder - Creative Memories, Round Tab - SU, Small and large oval - SU 
Embossing folder: Modern Mosaic - SU
Stamp: And Many More - SU, Layered Labels- SU
Ink: Basic Black - SU, Pearl white - Club Scrap
Misc.: Foam mounting squares
Full punch art instructions below.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Halloween Frankenstein and bonus project

I am really liking SU's new Note Tag punch. It is a very versatile shape. I have now made over 13 creations with it (stay tuned) and there are more ideas forming in my head.

First up is a little Halloween inspired card featuring a cute little frankenstein.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Karen Foster (very old)
Embossing folder: Lucky Stars - SU
Die: Two Tags - SU
Punch - Round tab - SU, Ticker Duo - SU
Ink: Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry - all SU
Stamp: Happy Halloween ticket - Craft Smart, Paperdoll Faces - Provo Craft
Misc.: foam mounting squares, white gel pen, black marker
Full punch art instructions below.

And here is a very fast and easy bonus Halloween card, this oen is the larger 8.5 x 5.5" sice again (one sheet of cardstock folded in half)
Very simple to put together. I stamped the three letters on the front of the Note Tag punch outs, inked the edges and added some cracks with my black marker. You can write anything that fits onto the front of the grave stones. Even add a cross stamp or punch out. I tor soem brown cardstock and inekd the edges to make it look earthy ground. All other elements are die or punch pieces.
Supplies as follows:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamp: All Around Alphabet (upper) - SU
Punches: Note Tag - SU, Bat - SU, 1 3/8" circle - SU, Medallion - PB (trimmed to leave the cross shape)
Dies: Flourish 11, Flourish 10 - Sizzix, Branch Tree - Tim Holtz (Sizzix)
Ink: Basic Black, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Basic Gray and Smokey Slate - all SU
Misc.: Basic Black marker and white gel pen - SU
If you are on the fence about purchasing the Note Tag punch, then come back for my next few posts to see more creations using this punch. Hopefully that will help you decide either way.


Monday, October 6, 2014

Welcome Fall

After reading several threads on SCS in regards to card sizes, I have come to realize that although here in North America we generally make smaller, A2 (5.5 x 4.25") cards, many people in Europe make much larger ones. So today's card is 5.5 x 8.5" in size; thats 1 sheet of cardstock folded in half.

The card started with just the cute punch art scarecrow I had amde.  I created the background by embossing the blue with clouds and sponging lightly with white ink. Then I added the ground (2 strips of torn brown cardstock) and the pumpkins.
That was supposed to be it, but I wasn't happy with the design. So I proceeded to add more elements. It took a few vines, the sun, bare tree and finally a little crooked, white picket fence for me to finally consider this card to be complete.
The pumpkins were created using 3 large ovals (SU) in rusty orange and the stem is the word window trimmed slightly on an angle at the top. The sun is a 1 3/8" circle (SU) and the fence was made using the word window punch (SU).
Supply list:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Dies: Branch Tree - Tim Holtz (Sizzix), Flourish 11 - Sizzlits (Sizzix), Banners Framelits - SU
Stamp: Hardwood - SU
Embossing folder: Cloudy Day - SU
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Basic, Early Espresso, Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler - all SU, Pearl - Club Scrap
Misc.: white gel pen, greeting - PC generated font: Baloney
Full punch art intructions below.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Wondrous Wreath Cards

My last SU order consisted of many Holiday items. Amongst them is the Wondrous Wreath stamp and die set. Today I am sharing three cards I created using this set.

As you can see these are three very different themes using the same stamps. I just love how versatile this wreath is!
Card 1 - Thankful - details

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: Wondrous Wreath - SU, Hardwood - SU
Dies: Wonderful Wreath - Framelits - SU, Expressions  - Thinlits - SU
Ink: Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Old Olive - all SU
Misc.: 4 x 1/4" brads or eyelets, foam mounting squares.
Card 2 - Merry - details

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: Wondrous Wreath - SU, Hardwood - SU
Embossing Folder: Brick - Tim Holtz - Sizzix
Dies: Wonderful Wreath - Framelits - SU, Expressions - Thinlits - SU
Ink: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive,  Pear Pizzaz - all SU
Misc.:  foam mounting squares.
I cut the pieces for my staircase using my paper tirmmer. To create the garland I simply cut the wreath in half, trimming the paper around the stamped leaves.
 Card 3 - Happy Birthday - details

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: Wondrous Wreath - SU, Hardwood - SU, And Many More - SU
Dies: Wonderful Wreath - Framelits - SU, Tattered banners- Tim Holtz - Sizzix
Ink: Wild Wazzabi, So Safron, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Smokey Slate - all SU
Misc.: foam mounting squares, 12 x 1/8" pearls.
And here is a small preview of my current work in progress (I should have this finished later this week); a sweet scarecrow with his  BFF Mr. crow.

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