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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!

 

Punch Art Mini Santa Hat


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Duck, Duck, Duck, Goose: Ducky Handmade Greeting Card


010I’ve revamped my duckie punch art and made a really cute card.

“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!!!

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)

 Instructions

  • 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!

Duckie Punch Art


Duckie Punch Art

Continuing with my new fav craft, punch art, I will be posting some of my spring punch art.  I can’t say this duck is an original idea, in fact I looked extensively on-line before I started my project, but it combines the best of all of the great ideas I found and added a few unique touches of my own!

I like this craft because it gives you so much more range of die cuts than simply using your punches alone.

My ducky used a lot of different punches so you probably won’t have all of them – the challenge with punch art is to make the project with the punches you have on-hand.  So let me know what you used to create your masterpiece!

Punches Used

  • 2 inch circle punch (body)
  • 1 inch oval punch (remove piece from body)
  • 1.5 inch circle punch (head)
  • 1 inch daisy punch (feathers)
  • 1 inch folk heart punch (beak & feet)
  • 1 inch cloud punch (wing)
  • Regular circle punch (eye)
  • Zig-zag chain punch (water)
  • Small circle punches:  ½, 1, 1.5 & 1¾ inch (bubbles)

Paper Used

  • Yellow cardstock
  • Orange cardstock
  • Light blue cardstock
  • Black cardstock

Also Needed

  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • White paint
  • Small piece of natural sponge

Instructions

To start off with you will need two graduated circle punches.  As long as you have a “large” circle punch and another that is about one half an inch smaller you can make a ducky “easy-peasy”.  Lots of punches other than the cloud can be used to make the wing; a small heart leaps to mind.  A tiny heart can also be used to make the beak and feet.  Cute duck feet can also be made from a small flower punch.

  1. Sponge paint the blue cardstock with the white paint and sponge to create a lacey effect for the bubbles.
  2. Punch all shapes needed.  You will also need one additional punch of each shape punched from black to create a 3D effect.
  3. Glue black punches on each colored shape.
  4. Remove unneeded portions of the punches.  Use a small oval punch to remove a piece of the duck’s back.  I don’t have one the size I needed so I grabbed my Stampin Up bird punch and used the wing to make the “divot”.
  5. Glue punches together.
  6. Layout your scrapbook page or homemade card and enjoy!

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Valentine Card Die Cuts


The finished project!

Valentine Card Die Cuts

I’ve been fooling around working with my punches lately – learning what uses they can be put to other than punching say a heart from cardstock.  So with Valentine’s Day coming up my thoughts went to sending a Valentine card!

Materials

  • Square punch
  • Heart punch
  • White cardstock
  • Black cardstock
  • Red cardstock

Also Needed

  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Ruler/straight edge
  • Mini stamps
  • Ink pad

Photo Tutorial

Thanks for taking a look.  As always I ask for a comment and look forward to responding!

Punch Art Sheep Card


Glue your Punch Art Sheep Medallion to your card and it’s ready to mail to brighten someone’s spring day!

Punch Art Sheep Card

I LOVE sheep and have found LOTS of versions of a Punch Art Sheep Card on-line!  SO I am presenting to you my version of the Punch Art Sheep Card.

Tutorial

Materials Needed

  • Punch Art Sheep
  • Wescott 1/16th Inch Circle Punch
  • Paper Studios 1’ Circle Punch
  • Recollections 3” Scalloped Circle Punch
  • Light Blue, Medium Blue & Olive Green Cardstock
  • Pink & Yellow Cardstock Scraps

Also Needed

  • Elmer’s Disappearing Purple Glue Stick
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Ruler

Photo Tutorial

Thanks for taking a look.  I’d really, really like to hear from you.  Please drop me a comments. buggalcrafts

Valentine Gingerbread Angel Revisited


 

Valentine Gingerbread Angels Revisited

Christmas is over and my mind has turned towards late winter and spring crafting.  So last night after making several examples of one of my last year’s Valentine project, Gingerbread Angels, for a friend on Listia I decided to re-work the project.  The wings just don’t look right to me – maybe if the hearts making the wings were larger?   I set myself to ponder the matter and it didn’t take very long!

That’s because recently my eyes were opened to the infinite ways your punches can be used other than to just punch out the same old boring shapes.  See my Pinterest board Using Your Stampin Up Bird Punch for the examples of creative uses for a bird punch that inspired me.

So giving the desire to re-work the angel’s wings and my newly acquired punching skills I quickly came up with a punch to use – ok, it was the first punch I picked up but I did have to play around with it for a few minutes!!!  A cameo punch cut in half turned out to be perfect to give my baby Gingerbread Angel flight!

Here are photos and instructions for the newly designed wings.  Please take a minute or two to look at the old tutorial, Gingerbread Angels, as there are some good suggestions there and some tips to make this project without having the punches I used.

Materials

  • Light brown cardstock
  • White cardstock
  • Pink or red cardstock
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Baby rick-rack or other trims
  • Narrow ribbon

Also Needed

  • Scissors
  • EK Success Large Slim Paper Punch – Gingerbread Man
  • Fiskars large squeeze punch – 2” cameo
  • Heart punch (0.25 inch)
  • Small diameter hole punch (1/4th inch)
  • Glue stick, Elmer’s purple
  • White glue

Photo Tutorial

Thank you for reading my post. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial.  If you have any questions or something is not clear, please let me know so that I can improve the tutorial.   

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