I have been running out of mojo, so decided to go back to something I really love doing; punch art and paper crafting cards. All of these cards are certainly suitable for kids young and old. The bee card especially reminds me of one of those old-fashioned valentines we used to put in our classmates’ hand made pouches in elementary school.
All of the supplies used with one or two exceptions are from Stampin’ Up!, however, the design is easy to duplicate;
1. Bee Mine – Old Fashioned Valentine
Punches Used; Eyes/Cheeks- 1/5″ circle, Pupils- 1/4″ circle, Head- Large Oval, Face-Marvy Heart Body- Ornament Punch, Body Stripes-Large Oval, Stinger- Blossom Builder (tip of a petal), Antenna-tail from “McGill” Monkey builder punch, Legs – Owl Builder punch, Heart/Wings -Heart to Heart punch
Paper; Basic Black, So Saffron Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Vellum CS
Embossing Folders; Honey Comb, “Cuttlebug” Love
Embellishments; Black Polka Dot Scallop Ribbon
Other Tools; Basic Gray Classic Ink Pad, sponge dauber, Framelits (Bitty Banners, Hearts Collection, Circles Collection), Stampin’ Dimensionals, Computer generated sentiment.
2. Color My World
I used a retired stamp set from Stampin’ Up! called “Crayon Kids,” to create this card. The crayon box was created by cutting a piece of yellow cardstock 3.25″ by 7.5.” I scored it at 3.25 inches to fold. I used a 2.5″ circle punch to create the dip and used a corner chomper for the top flap.
3. Sock Monkey Valentine
“Sock Monkey” is a retired set from Stampin’ Up! The colors used are the new “Brown Sugar” and real red.
I hope you enjoyed all of these cards.