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”katie
Stoughton, Wisconsin
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Butterfly Basics on Irresistibly Yours Paper

Today I'm playing with the Irresistibly Yours Designer paper
which is one of the Sale-a-bration 2015 choices.



There are 6 different designs pre-embossed on the paper - and so many ways to add color:
sponge, spritzer, watercolor, markers, brayer . . . what's your favorite coloring tool?  

Tomorrow I'll start posting some projects with the Irresistibly Yours paper
and BTW: if you stamp with me, we'll be using this paper in our projects this month

You can get your own pack of this  paper with a Sale-a-bration order ($50 or more).
introduce your friends to the joy of papercrafting and earn a pack of this paper for yourself.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Leprechaun Punch Art Card for St. Patrick's Day

I'm thinking green today, looking out the window at white, but thinking green. Yes its March already and true to form its snowing here in Wisconsin. I'm hoping this little leprechaun will bring some green to our yard. And with St. Patrick's day just a few weeks away I thought you might enjoy a little Irish inspiration.

Leprechaun Punch Art card for St. Patrick's Day

The punch art on this card is not too difficult. Most of it is just punch and paste.

The Shamrock for the St. Patrick's Day Card The sentiment for the St. Patrick's Day Card

How to make the Leprechaun Punch Art
 
You could cut most of these shapes freehand or use what ever sizes of circles and oval punches you have. I just liked the combination of these sizes and I really, really like being able to just punch the pieces and go. I'm not one much for fussy cutting. So, here's the list of punches I used to finish the leprechaun.
Leprechaun Punch Art
 
The leprechaun card was one of my trades for our last Madison Area demonstrator meeting. We also did a version of the leprechaun as a group Make & Take candy bar wrap. There's a yummy little Kit Kat bar wrapped up inside this sweet treat.
 
Leprechaun Punch Art  used to wrap a candy bar

Depending on how your day is going sometimes chocolate is better than gold. Do you know anyone who'd appreciate a little sweet treat?  Who knows, maybe giving a little leprechaun to someone might bring you a little luck! 

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And as always, you can get all the supplies to make this project, the leprechaun and his pot of gold, from my on-line store.




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Monday, March 2, 2015

Bravo, Congratulations Card with the Confetti Star Border Punch

I needed a quick, masculine congratulations card for a friend of my husband's who just got a promotion. This one was certainly quick - one stamped image and one punched border laid over a strip of glimmer paper.

Congratulations Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Confetti Stars Border Punch and Bravo Stamp Set

The stars were punched with the Confetti Stars Border Punch. It works just like any border punch in that you make your initial punch and then slide the paper over so the holes line up with the printed image on the punch platform.

Stampin'UP!'s Confetti Stars Border Punch

I intended the blue strip to be mounted over a strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and regular tape doesn't really stick well to the glimmer paper. You have to use something stronger like glue dots or Dimensionals. I used Dimensionals. The hexagonal shape of the foam pieces was too big for the strip so I cut them into smaller pieces (photo above).

Congratulations Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Confetti Stars Border Punch and Bravo Stamp Set

I don't usually use ribbon on a masculine card, but this is just Silver Baker's Twine so not really ribbony, right? Plus the silver thread counts as metal which adds a masculine flavor. So I figured it would work.

Stampin'UP!'s Bravo Stamp Set

The "congratulations" sentiment is from a set called Bravo. The vertical sentiment really filled up the space nicely. By the way, Bravo is a photopolymer set.  If you haven't tried photopolymer yet you're in for a very nice surprise.  You're going to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how well they stick to the blocks and the how easy it is to position them on the project. These stamps are not just clear mount, they are actually clear! You can see through them. Check out the other stamps you can get as photopolymer here.

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

How to Make the Punch Art Bunny

This was yesterday's card and the post talked about the lettering. 
For today I thought you might like to know how to make the cute little bunny.

Easter Card with a Punch Art Bunny Rabbit

To make the bunny you'll need 4 punches: For the head and body I used 2 circle punches (I used a 1" circle punch and a 1-3/8" circle punch). For the tail a cute tiny little scallop circle - I used the one from the Boho Blossom punch. And for the ears I used 2 petals off of the Fun Flower Punch.

How to make a Punch Art Bunny Rabbit
Now the question is, which one looks better?  the White rabbit or the gray one?
Easter Card with a Punch Art Bunny Rabbit


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2015 Sale-a-bration Brochure
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