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Jack O’ Lantern Punch Art

Jack O’ Lantern Punch Art

Super cute – super easy punch art project for Halloween!!!!  Use as a holiday decoration or on a gift tag.  Also very cute for a Halloween greeting card!!!  Eliminate the jack o’ lantern face and make a cute pumpkin for fall!



Now your mask is ready to use!


This makes a 2” Mardi Gras half-face mask that is perfect to decorate a handmade card, scrapbook page or other paper crafting item.  As punch art items are hand-punched and trimmed each will be unique.  And as with everything – practice will improve the outcome of your project.  


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

Also Needed:

  • Scissors
  • 2” oval punch
  • 3/4” oval punch
  • ½” circle punch
  • ½” fleur-de-lis punch
  • Marker


  1. Gather materials needed.  Punch 2” oval and two fleur-de-lis.
  2. Mark eye holes on the 2” oval punch out with a marker. Note be careful to use only a small dot as the marker can bleed through the cardstock (as you can see in my photos).
  3. Center the small oval punch over the marked eye holes and punch.
  4. Use the small circle punch to make an indent for the nose.
  5. Trim sharp edges from the nose bridge.
  6. Punch or cut ribbons.
  7. Glue ribbon’s to both sides of the masks.
  8. Attach the fleur-de-lis punches over the ribbons with a thin strip of adhesive foam tape.
  9. Your mask is now ready for your scrapbook page or greeting card.


  1. Use glittery cardstock.
  2. Punch mini holes in the edges of the mask and use twine as “ribbons” to tie the mask in place.
  3. Glue self-adhesive rhinestones, jewels or pearls around the edges of the mask.
  4. Instead of using fleur-de-lis to decorate the edges of the mask use mini masks, diamond shapes, etc.
  5. Decorate the mask with a paint marker or scrapbook pens.
  6. Punch an oval from each color and then a fourth mask to use as a base. Stack the three masks and then cut them in thirds. Glue the right end of one color on the right end of the base mask. Glue the middle of a second mask to the middle of the base. Lastly glue a left end on the base mask. Allow to dry and the punch the eye holes. Repeat using the rest of the mask pieces.

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


  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



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!


Mini Sunglasses Punch Art


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Chillin’ At The Beach

 Mini Sunglasses Punch Art

Here are the really cute mini sunglasses punch art I designed for my Stampin’ Up Owl Builder Punches that I decked out for the beach because what self-respecting owl would be seen dead at the beach NOT wearing some shades?



  • 4 “D” block letter punches (1/2″)
  • 2 circle punches (1/4″)
  • 1 rectangle punch (1/2″)
  • Adhesive


  1. Assemble punch outs needed.
  2. Glue two “D”s together so that there is no gap.  I used two different colors for emphasis.  Of course if your letter punches are solid you don’t need to do this.
  3. Glue the circle punches to the backs of the sunglasses.
  4. Glue the rectangle punch to the back of the sunglasses.
  5. After they dry your sunglasses are ready for use.




My Stampin’ Up Owl Builder Punches All Decked Out For Summer!

My Stampin’ Up Owl Builder Punches All Decked Out For Summer!

summer 1I admit to being a little obsessive about punching out cute little owls with my Stampin’ Up Owl Builder punch.  They’ve all come out cute but I just HAD to share my little owls in their summer garb. 

I promise to share how I made their sunglasses (from 4 letter “D” punch outs) soon and I’ve already shared the beach ball punch art.  This one is made in the same way – only the heart and the circle punches I used were smaller.


Thanks for taking a look – let me know what you think.  And why not share your summer clad owls with me.


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Homemade Daffodil Card

Daffodil Card


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!


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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