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So Berry Sweet: Handmade Strawberry Greeting Card

strawberrySo Berry Sweet:  Handmade Strawberry Greeting Card

This card is so berry sweet and so berry simple to make for a super summer birthday card or just to drop a little note.


Punch art starts with simply breaking down the individual component parts a design and then selecting the paper punchers you already have on-hand to create that design. 

As each piece is punched and assembled by hand these will not be the perfectly polished pieces you purchase ready made at a craft store.  Expect some charming (in my humble opinion) defects that make each piece totally unique.


  • Recollections 2 Inch Heart Punch
  • Recollections 1 Inch Daisy Punch
  • Recollections 1 Inch Square Punch
  • Martha Stewart 1 inch Heart Punch
  • Martha Stewart Rose Leaf Punch
  • Martha Stewart Bow Punch
  • Cassette Alphabet Punch Set
  • Stampin’ Up Build-a-Bird Punch
  • Punch Bunch Small Cherry Blossom Punch
  • Single Hole Punch



  1. Start off by punching hearts from red cardstock.  I used two sizes of hearts as strawberries are all unique.
  2. Then round the point slightly either with a corner rounder or just with scissors.
  3. Next use a white paint pen or a toothpick dipped in white paint to add some seeds to the berries.
  4. I used the daisy punch cut to fit for the cap of the strawberries.  I punched stems for the berries and vines with the Stampin’ Up Bird Punch.
  5. The cherry blossom punch makes the perfect berry blossoms.  To add a little definition to project I glued two punches together for the blossoms and for the centers.
  6. The alphabet set I have punches letters that are just too small for my tastes so I punch the reverse punch out with a small square punch.   Then so the letters “pop” I glue a contrasting square behind the letter reverse punch.  On this card I attached the back piece in a skewed manner.
  7. Lastly I added a white bow because I think that the white helps bring out the red and green.


Good luck with your card and if you make one of your own come back by and leave me a link to it.  I’d love to see your own personal creation!

Handmade Cupcake Greeting Card

Cupcake 2Cupcake Handmade Greeting Card

This cute card would be darling for a child’s birthday card.  It uses a reverse punch technique – simply use the “holes” left after you make a punch.  I also used zigzag punches cut in half and two sizes of circle punches to create confetti on the card.


  • Hi Cupcake Stamp
  • Fiskars’ Cupcake Punch
  • Studio G Ink Pad – Purple
  • Glue Stick
  • Blank Card
  • Purple Embossed Cardstock
  • Cream Textured Cardstock
  • Recollections’ Circle Punches – ¼ &1 & 2 ½ inches
  • Recollections’ Square Punches –2 & 2 ½ inches
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Blank Card

Thanks for taking a look!

I Love Sewing “Quilted” Handmade Greeting Card

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I Love Sewing “Quilted” Handmade Greeting Card

My granddaughter and I have recently got “into” making handmade cards.  I found this really cool set of stamps with a sewing theme at Big Lots recently (it was $2 – what a find!).  After some brainstorming we came up with this card that (to us at least) looks like a sewing project gone mad!  On one card I used a zigzag punch to create “rick-rack” trim for the “quilt”.  It’d also be cute to make stiches with your pen to join the squares together.

The first card will go to my sister-in-law who loves to sew.  I don’t really share her love for sewing– I mean I love to craft – but sewing has not been my “thing”.  I do however enjoy making faux sewing projects (looks like sewing, but isn’t).


  • TCP Studio’s Rubber Cling Stamps – Sewing
  • EK Success Zigzag Punch
  • Martha Stewart Button Punch
  •  Recollections’ Square Punches – Assorted Sizes
  • Distress Ink Pad – Walnut Stain
  • Foam Squares
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Blank Card
  • Assorted Colors of Cardstock

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John Deer Tractor Card

tractor 1John Deer Tractor Card


This is a fun little card I just made.  I can’t claim this is my design or even that I added my own twist to it.  I don however think that it’d be really cute to make one in pink!

Thanks for taking a look!

“Mom” Card

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How about a really cute card for your mom?  I’ve added one of my decorative mini faux hat pins to the card.


Thanks for taking a look!!!

Baby Bib “Welcome Baby” Card

bib 4Baby Bib “Welcome Baby” Card

As my readers know I am “into” punch art right now.  I really love it as it has expanded my punches greatly.  Here is a baby card I’ve just finished in preparation for the arrival for my second great-nephew in a couple of months – and no, I’m not giving his mommy a pink bib card – I just didn’t have and baby blue embossed cardstock!!!

Thanks for taking a look!




Beach Themed Punch Art Cards

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I had a great time crafting these cute little beach themed handmade greeting cards.  The punch art on the cards could easily be adapted to a summer scrapbook page.

Punches Used

  • Punch Bunch burst (Super Giant)

  • Heart (0.5 inch)

  • Heart (2 inches)

  • EK Success zig-zag punch

  • Paper Studio scalloped heart (1 inch)

  • Recollection circle (0.5 inch)

  • Recollection circle (0.25 inch)

  • EK Success oval (2 inch)


  • Burst punch + heart punch = palm tree

  • Heart punch + circle punch =  beach ball

  • Zig-zag punch = water

  • Square punch + circle punch + oval punch = sand castle

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Thanks so much for taking a peak at my project.  I’d love for you to leave a comment!

Punch Art Beach Ball

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Punch Art Beach Ball

This brightly colored beach ball punch art can be used on a great summer vacation scrapbook page or a birthday card for a summer birthday!!!


  • 4 colors of brightly colored cardstock
  • Heart punch (1.5 to 2 inches)
  • Circle punches (0.25, 1, and 2 inches)
  • Adhesive

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