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Christmas/Winter Punch Art: Mason Jar Snow Globe


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Use as gift tags, package decorations, paper tree ornaments, string them together to make a paper garland for tree or mantle/etc., use on a handmade greeting card, great for a kid’s craft, scrapbook, & more…..

I love punch art and snow globes so why not compare the two?  This is a super easy project to do – the hardest part is to glue down the snow flurries without getting glue “all over” the place!

If u have any questions please let me know.  Hope u enjoy the project!!!

ITEMS NEEDED:
Blue cardstock
White & cream cardstock
Cardstock scraps in other assorted colors and patterns

ALSO NEEDED:
Mason Jar Punch
Large Wave Edging Scissors
Other Assorted Punches: deer, moose, tree, etc.
Scissors
Glue Stick
Mini Circle Punch

 

Punch mason jar shapes in shades of blue. I like to crimp the neck of the jar to give it a more realistic appearance. Next cut strips of paper about 2" wide and punch the "snow drifts". I like to vary the depth of the snow. Use a wave punch to give the snow a wind scalloped appearance. I also punch some for the jar to lie on it's side.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Punch mason jar shapes in shades of blue. I like to crimp the neck of the jar to give it a more realistic appearance.
  2. Next cut strips of paper about 1 1/2″ wide and punch the “snow drifts”.  I like to vary the depth of the snow. I also punched some snow drifts long wise for the jar to lie on it’s side.
  3. Use large wave edging scissors to give the snow a wind scalloped appearance.
  4. Glue the snow drift to the jar front.
  5. Punch small/mini shapes – trees, moose, etc. in plain and patterned cardstock.  This is a great way to use up paper scraps.
  6. Crimp brown paper and then punch select shapes (ex: trees, snowmen) to glue behind the colored shapes to create a 3D effect.
  7. Lay out designs and then glue them down.
  8. Last glue the tiny white/cream/silver circles to the exposed blue to create a snow storm.  Add one or two mini snowflakes for a special accent.

Some examples of "snow globes" u can make!

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Here are some tips for making ur “snow globes”!  

  • Fir Trees: Trim trunk from green/patterned fir trees. Glue a brown tree to the back of the green tree. To create more depth use a second brown tree behind one of the “firs” if using them as a pair. Glue the thicker tree to the edge of the thinner tree.
  • Trim Fat Tree to Cone Tree: Trim trunk from the tree. Glue a brown tree to the back of the green tree. When dry trim the tree into a cone shape.
  • Bare Branch Icy Trees: Punch brown trees and then glue the white trees on top of the brown trees. Let dry. Trim the trees to fit snow globe.
  • Christmas Tree: Trim trunk from the green tree and glue a brown tree to the back of the green tree. Trim candy canes to fit the tree and then glue on tree along with the “ball ornaments” (circles).
  • Snowman #1: Use a cream snowman on a white snowdrift to set the snowman off the best (and vice versa).  Trim the arms off the white/cream snowman and glue the brown snowman to the back. Trim excess paper off hat and glue to snowman’s hat. Add eyes with a black marker. Cut a tiny carrot nose and glue on face. Trim a mini heart punch to fit the snowman and glue in place. Or add buttons to the snowman with a marker.
  • Snowman #2: Trim the arms off the white/cream snowman and glue the brown snowman to the back. Trim the hat to roughly a round shape. Glue small circle to the snowman’s head. Add eyes with a black marker. Cut a tiny carrot nose and glue on face. Trim a heart punch to fit snowman and glue in place. Or add buttons to the snowman with a marker.
  • Reindeer & Moose: Trim the antlers off the deer & moose. Attach the crimped antlers to the back of the animal. Attach a small red rhinestone or the glittery red circles provided to face of the reindeer. Glue brown circles behind the glittery red circle to make the nose stand out.
  • Penguin: Trim the feet and bill off the black penguin. Glue the yellow penguin behind the black one. Glue stocking cap to head of penguin.
  • Other Animals: Glue a crimped brown shape to the colored shape. Allow to dry then glue to snow.
  • Gingerbread Cottage: Trim icy roof from glittery cottage and glue on top of gingerbread cottage. Trim candy canes and glue on “path” to the cottage. Glue smoke puffs in place or use snow.
  • Snow Flakes/Circles: Use the mini snowflakes to accent snow globe – one per globe. Use the tiny circles to create a “shaken snow globe snowstorm”.
  • Snow Scene on a Homemade Card:  One cute way to use ur snow globes is to spread the scene out over 3 snow globes and then use the set on the front of a homemade card.

TRI-COLOR PUNCH ART MARDI GRAS BOW TIE


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 This photo combines the Mardi Gras half-face mask shown in a prior post with the tri-colored bow tie covered in this post and a party hat and jester’s cap I will be covering in a future post.

Punch art items are hand-punched and trimmed each so each will be unique but that adds the character I look for in a handmade project. If I wanted perfect and the same card everyone else gives I’d buy one at the store!!! 

 

Materials:

  • Green, yellow & purple acid-free cardstock (plain or glittery & metallic)
  • Glue stick

 

Also Needed:

  •  Scissors
  • ek Success’ Bow Tie & Mustache punch
  • Marker

Instructions:

  1. Gather materials needed.
  2. Punch one bow tie from plain cardstock to use as a base. If desired u can make two tri-colored bow ties at once. Punch one tie in purple and green (all metallic or all plain). Punch one bow knot from gold and three from the plain cardstock for each tie you are making. You can, of course, do the ties and bow knot in any of the three colors you like.
  3. Stack the three bow ties and cut them in half.
  4. Glue the two halves to the tie base.
  5. Then prepare the bow knot. I like to glue several of the knots together to create a little dimension. After these dry glue the gold punch to the stack. When it dries glue it in the middle of the bow tie.
  6. One more step and the you will be ready to make your very own Mardi Gras card!

 

Cute Snowman Punch Art Card


Cute Snowman Punch Art Card

snowman 001 (2)This card is as easy to make as it is cute.  The only item you may need to practice on is the hat!

  • 2 nesting circle punch outs in white and 2 in black cardstock  (2 1/2″ & 3″)
  • 2 bare branch tree punch outs in brown cardstock
  • 1 large cloud punch in green plaid cardstock (2″)
  • 1 flower punch out in green plaid cardstock (1/2″)
  • 1 heart punch out in green crimped cardstock (2 1/2″)
  • 2 small button punch outs in green cardstock
  • assortment of small circle punch outs in black cardstock
  • 1 small folk heart punch out in orange cardstock
  • Scarf:  3 arcs punch outs made from green plaid cardstock using a circle punch & 3 small circle punch outs

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Glue the white circles to the black circles allowing the black circles to peek out on one side.
  2. To make the nose trim the top of the orange folk heart with a circle punch.
  3. To make the scarf punch 2 arcs from green plaid cardstock then assemble the top and bottom snowballs sandwiching one of the arcs between them.  Trim the arc as needed.  Next use a Martha Stewart heart punch to “trim” the edges of the scarf.  Glue the scarf tails to the snowman.  Lastly glue together several of the small round punches together and let dry.  Then glue them to the scarf as the “knot”.
  4. To make the hat glue the large cloud punch to the top of the large green heart so the heart is upside down.  Allow to dry then hand trim the point as shown.  Glue that cut off tip behind the “hat” top.  Lastly

 

 

“Sew Cute” Handmade Greeting Card


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Here’s my latest handmade greeting card – and once again the theme is about something I HATE – sewing!!!!  But I do love “pretend” sewing so here it is for you to view!!!!

To make the quilt block I used a Fiskar’s Quilt Star punch and stacking square punches.  First I punched the shapes and then attached a piece of fabric to each shape.  Allow the glue to dry then cut the excess fabric off.

It was “Sew Easy!”

 

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Handmade 4th of July Greeting Cards


Handmade 4th of July Greeting Cards

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Another Handmade Beach Themed Greeting Card


Another Handmade Beach Themed Greeting Card

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I updated my palm tree look by using the stem from a Marvy Luchida Large Flower Pot Craft Punchas the tree trunk.

I used the flower pot part of the punch to make the sand pail. Make a “doughnut” with graduated circle punches to make the handle. I used a EK Success Egg Punch (1/2”) and the handle from a Punch Bunch Basket Punch to make the shovel.

For the sand castle I again used the egg punch to make the doorway and windows. To make the towers I used a small tag punch, trimming the top of the tag and then using the egg punch to make the arrow slots. For the flag I cut down a Stampin’ Up Bitty Banner Punch out down.

 Thanks for taking a look!

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Homemade Daffodil Card


Daffodil Card

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I made these daffodils with the Marvy Clever Lever Floral Punch Set.  This is a great punch except it jams easily if you try to punch only one shape at a time.  It might be worth the “wasted” paper to punch all the shapes at one time.  But keep the spare parts because one day you may think of a use for a green flower, etc. (I’ll let you know if that happens to me!!!).    This is a hard punch to find now but as of the time of this post Oriental Trading Company if carrying them.

I also used a Recollection mini flower punch and a small flower punch from Paper Studios for the centers of the daffodils.  I punched the centers darker or lighter than the flower and then used an adhesive foam dot to attach it to the main flower.  For the small flower you may have to cut the dot so it doesn’t stick out past the center.  Using a foam dot makes it look more like a daffodil as the flower has some dimension.

I used a light blue greeting card and a strip of dark brown paper cut to fit the card.  I then tore the top of the brown strip to make it look more like soil.  You could also further embellish the card with a sun and butterflies.

Thanks for taking a look!

Melba

Bunny Card for Spring or Easter


Bunny Card

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I’ve posted this bunny punch art bunny quite some time ago and now have dusted him off and made an Easter card with him.  Isn’t it darling?

Thanks for taking a look!

Spring Scene Card for Easter


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Spring Card for Easter

Here’s a another cute card I just made.  This one is an spring scene complete with bunnies and eggs.  How’d I make eggs so tiny?  I used a paw print punch.  Super cool!!!

Thanks for taking a look,

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Tombstone Punch Art


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Just want to share a cute little punch art project I made this evening in about 15 minutes and that included digging for the supplies!  Gravestones!  are Just what your Halloween scrapbook page or homemade card need to “get into the spirit” of things!

I used an EKsucces tag punch (I would have rounded the corners but the punch doesn’t fit in my corner rounder) to punch the tombstones then added a spider web stamp.  My tombstones look new but you could tear or cut them down to suggest decorating stones.

I used tiny punched letters but if your handwriting is better than mine you can write in a message.  These could even be used as place cards for a Halloween party.  Finally I added a spider punch.

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