Monthly Archives: June 2012

Punch Art – Frank and Dracula


Get Your Halloween On!

If you know me at all, you know Halloween is my favorite “holiday.”  I’ve had this card floating in my brain, and had to “get it out” before I moved away from Punch Art for a Bit.

All supplies unless otherwise listed are available 24/7 at my online Stampin’ Up! Store.  If you love Halloween too, check out The Clearance Rack at the Stampin’ Up! store for discounted Halloween series paper.  Get them while they last!

“Friend Good” Punch Art Halloween

Card Size: A2 (5.5×4.25)

Card Stock/Paper:  Basic Black, Old Olive, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Naturals Ivory, Real Red, Wicked Fun designer series paper (on the clearance rack), Silver card stock from a local craft store.

Punches (Frank):  Ornament Punch (head bolts), Scallop Circle (hair), Owl Punch (eyes, eyelids and nose), Word Window and Boho Blossoms (arm and sleeve), Decorative Label Punch (Hair top, Head and Jacket.

Dracula: 1 3/4″ Circle Punch (head), Fancy Flower – temporarily unavailable (face), Bird Builder (ears), Boho Blossoms (teeth), Owl Builder (eyes, eyebrows, nose, bowtie center), Pennant Builder Punch (cape collar), Decorative Label Punch (shoulders/cape); I cut small triangles for the bow tie.

Moon: 2 1/2″ Circle.  The fuzzy bat was cut from the designer series paper.

Stamps:  “Smarty Pants (retired),” “Scaredy Cat (retired),” “Spooky Bingo Bits.”

Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker and, Real Red, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie, and Basic Black Classic Inks.


Punch Art – Circus Lion


My current passion seems to be punch art animals.  They are just so much fun to do.  You have seen this product suite, “World Spectacular,” on two previous cards.  There are just so many fun images to play with in this paper suite.

Here is my latest:  Circus Lion

All supplies used are current Stampin’ Up! products, and are available 24/7 at my on-line store.

Punch Art Circus Lion


Card Recipe:  A2 (5.5×4.25″)

Cardstock and Paper:  World Spectacular, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Naturals Ivory, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler.

Punches: Full Heart (mane), Modern Label, Bird Builder (tail), 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle, 3/4″ Circle, 1/2″ Circle.

Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Black Stampin’ Write (SW), Marker, Real Red SW marker, White gel pen

Punch Art – Monkey Card


Hello fellow crafters.  Todays offering is in response to a “Midweek Throw Down” challenge to make a “monkey” card for Operation Write Home.  This card was made using a variety of punches as listed below.

All products used can be purchased from my online Stampin’ Up! store unless otherwise noted:

Punch Art Monkey

Card Recipe:  A2 (5.5 by 425″)

Card Stock/Paper:  Very Vanilla, Summer Smooches, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso.

Punches Used:  Bird Builder Punch, Large Oval, Extra Large Oval, Full Heart, Owl Builder, Itty Bitty Shapes, 2 1/2″ Circle, 1 3/4″ Circle, 3/4″ Circle, Word Window, Fancy Flower (temporarily unavailable).

Ink:  Black Stampin’ Write marker, white uni-ball Signo Gel Pen, Basic Black Classic Ink, Espresso Classic Ink.

Stamp Set:  PS I Love You (retired)

Vintage Baby Boy


The most time consuming part of card-making for me, is designing the card.  I have to tweak and tweak till I “smile.”  At that point, I know I am done.  Making duplicate cards is quite easy after that.  Unfortunately, several of the products used in this card are now retired.   Although Stampin’ Up! has wonderful new products this year, I still have my “go to” items for special occasions.  This card is obviously for a baby boy, but the design will work for any gender by changing the color of the papers used.

All of the products and tools listed are Stampin’Up! unless otherwise listed.

Go to my online store 24/7 to have your Stampin’ Up’ supplies mailed directly to you.  Online purchases receive “preferred pricing.”  Just click the Stampin’ Up! link.

Happy Crafting!

“Baby Bundle” Vintage Boy

Card Recipe:  Card Size 6.5 x 5″

Card Stock and Paper: “Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue” (Subtles collection), “Bashful Blue” dotted paper background (Subtles Paper Stack), Dotted Velum (purchased from local craft store).

Stamps:  “Baby Bundle,” collection,  “Elegant Alphabet” (retired), B A B Y alphabet stamps were purchased from a local craft store.

Ink:  “Bashful Blue,” “Soft Suede,” “Marina Mist.”

Embellishments and Tools:  “Build A Brad” (retired), 1/2 inch circle punch, 1 3/8″ circle punch, Linen thread, “Square Lattice Textured Impressions” embossing folder, “Vintage Faceted” designer buttons (brand new this year and beautiful), “Vintage Trinkets,””Subtles” brads Marina Mist, “Twitterpated Baja Breeze” button (no longer available),  Lace edge border punch (retired), “Soft Suede” dotted grosgrain ribbon (retired), “Stampin” sponge to ink edges, scissor blades to “shred” edges, bone folder, Tombo glue and adhesive “snail.”

“Floral District” Birthday


Today’s post is a birthday card I made for a very special person and friend.  You need special paper for special people.  “Floral District” is the paper I chose.  Floral District is one of the new “Product Suites” offered in the 2012-2013 (page 70-72) Stampin’ Up! catalog.

“What is a Product Suite?,” you ask.   Stampin’ Up! has taken the guesswork out of picking out stamps, to match your “Designer Series” paper, ink to match your paper, and card stock to match your paper.  You will also see pictures of the actual items put together in a variety of ways to give you ideas.  Stampin’ Up currently offers these beautiful “suites;” “Be of Good Cheer,” “World Spectacular,” “Patio Party,” “Storytime,””Floral District,” “Summer Smooches,” “”Birds of a Feather,” “International Bazaar,” “Fan Fair,” “Twitterpated,” and “Comfort Cafe.”

Here is what I came up with for my first card using “Floral District.”   The recipe can be found below.

All products unless otherwise noted, are currently available from my online Stampin’ Up Store (24/7 – Preferred Pricing on online orders).  

“Floral District” Birthday Card


Card Recipe:  A2 (5.5 x 4.25″) card

Card Stock:  Rich Razzelberry, So Saffron, and Whisper White.

Ink:  Rich Razzelberry, Versa Mark (to heat embellish the feature flower)

Stamp Sets:  Betsy’s Blossoms (Floral District Suite), “Happiest Birthday Wishes (retired hostess set)”

Tools:  Petals A Plenty embossing folder, Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Heat Tool.

Embellishments:  1/4″ White Grosgrain ribbon, White Stampin’ Emboss powder, White Glitter (to highlight the embossed flower), purchased from a local craft supply store.

“Summer Smooches”


This card was made as an entry for the “Mid Week Throw Down” for Operation Write Home.  This week’s challenge was to make a blue and yellow card.

Summer Smooches designer series paper was perfect for this challenge.  You will find the card recipe below.  Happy crafting!  Make a few cards for our deployed soldiers.

Summer Smooches OWH Mid Week Throwdown for blue and yellow cards.

Recipe: Card Size A2  5.5 x 4.25″

Card Stock:  Blue Indigo and So Saffron.

Designer Series Paper:  Summer Smooches

Ink:  Blue Indigo

Stamp Set: So Happy for You (retired)

Tools:  Petals a Plenty embossing folder, Bigz Simple Alphabet Die (retired), Lace edge punch (retired), Stampin’ dimensionals, Modern Label punch, Big Shot.

Embellishments:  Subtles Collection brads, Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon.

All supplies unless specified as retired, are Stampin’ Up!, and are currently available at my online store (24/7 preferred pricing).

“World Spectacular”


The New Stampin’ Up! “World Spectacular” suite is in a word, spectacular.  The uses are endless.  This suite is great for scrapbook pages as well as cards.  You can find “World Spectacular” designer series paper, stamps and ideas, on pages 30-33 of the 2012-2013 Stampin’ Up! Catalog (24/7 online ordering in my online store).

“World Spectacular” Birthday

“World Spectacular” Interior

Card Recipe:  Card Size, A2 (5.5 x 4.25”)

Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Not Quite Navy

Designer Series Paper:  World Spectacular

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo and Early Espresso

Stamps: Tagtastic (sentiment with bear on Curly Label Punch), Family Reunion (“son” stamp), and Blue Ribbon (interior stamps).   The “est. 1982”-stamp set was from local craft supply store.

Embellished with Island Indigo ruffled ribbon, and three red jewels (local craft supply store).

All supplies listed are currently available from Stampin’ Up!, unless otherwise listed.

Father’s Day


Here is an easy Father’s Day card for a “husband.”  Of course I made this one for my husband!

Card Recipe: Card Stock-“Whisper White.”  Designer Series Paper:  “World Spectacular.”  Stamp Sets: “Family Reunion,” “You’re Amazing,” “World’s Greatest,” (The last two stamps are a part of the new “World Spectacular suite”).

Embellished with “Island Indigo” ruffled ribbon, “Apothecary Accents Framelet,”and “Island Indigo” card stock under the sentiment.  Inks used: “Island Indigo,” “Summer Starfruit,” “Real Red,” and “Soft Suede.  All of the products listed are currently available online in my Stampin’ Up! Store.  Brown “pearls” purchased from a local craft supply store were used to embellish the sentiment.

“Silver Anniversary”


My Cousin asked me to make an anniversary card for a couple that had been married 70 (yes seventy), years.  I don’t know them, but I figured anyone that had been married that long deserved at least a little of my time.

Card Recipe:  Vary Vanilla and Whisper White card stock.  Stamp Sets: “Well Scripted (retired),” “Memorable Moments,” and “Forever With You.”  To embellish,  I used the “Elegant Lines” embossing folder, pewter embossing powder (lots of), and basic pearls.  The labels were cut using “Apothecary Accents Framelets.”  All of these products are from Stampin’ Up!  and are available unless specified as retired.  The background silver ribbon was from a local craft supply store.

Addict Alert!


Hopefully I have not been driving you all too crazy with the changes to my posts and pages.  There is certainly a learning curve to this blog.  Thanks for “suffering through.

I got a copy of the new Holiday Mini Catalog in the mail yesterday.  OMG, I “need” everything.  I am impressed the Holiday Mini, is no longer “mini!”  Lots of exciting seasonal stuff available for purchase beginning Aug. 1st.  All I can say right now is “GHOULISH GOOGLIES BUNDLE,” and “Toxic Treats!”

Recent Cards for Operation Write Home