Thursday, February 13, 2014

Punch Art Snowmen

Punch art SnowmenHere are a couple of cute punch art snowmen.  I figure this is a very appropriate post given the weather hitting the south eastern part of the country right now.  

These snowmen are pretty easy to assemble. You need 3 different size circles (I've seen snowmen made with ovals too). I used scallop circle punches because it make them look more "fluffy". Do you agree?

The hat body was snipped off free hand from a 1" strip of paper and the brim was punched with the Word Window punch (although you could cut a strip of paper for the brim too). And I used Stampin'UP!'s 1/8" Red Taffeta Ribbon on the had, but a strip of red paper would work just as well.  

For "buttons" I used the little heart from the Owl Punch. Since tomorrow is Valentine's day it just seemed like a fun thing to use. But little black circles would work too. His eyes and mouth were done with a marker and the nose was cut free-hand from scraps of orange paper.  The arms are the branch from the Bird Punch.
Stampin'UP! Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
The sentiments are from a set called Teeny Tiny Wishes. This is just my "go-to" set when I need a small sentiment that doesn't distract from the visual impact of the card. This set has 24 different sentiments that covers just about any occasion.

And you'll notice that the sentiment was punched out with the Word Window Punch - the same one that was the hat brim. All the sentiments in this set work with that punch. To set it off from the body of the snowman its layered on a piece punched with the Modern Label Punch.

Making images with punches is really a lot of fun. Its especially fun if you craft with children. Kids love doing the punching and they can be creative when they arrange and glue the parts together.

And Sale-a-bration is the perfect time to invest in  a set of punches. Each $50 purchase from now through the end of March earns you a FREE item from the Special Sale-a-bration brochure. Check out your options here there's even a punch for one of the choices.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you've been inspired


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