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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

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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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Shamrock Card


Shamrock Card

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Here’s a cute card I did for St. Patrick’s Day.  I didn’t have a clover punch as big as I wanted and haven’t yet gotten a die cut machine so I used 4 Martha Stewart heart punches and the branch from my Build-a-Bird Stampin Up Punch (for the stem).  I love this in that I can make the four leaf clover as big as I have a heart punch.  You could also use a smaller heart to layer the leaves for more depth.

Thanks for taking a look!

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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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Mini Sheep From a Cloud Punch?


Glue all the pieces on the hill.  Then you are ready to glue this on a card.

Mini Sheep From a Cloud Punch?

My last post was making a sheep from an oval scallop punch but my first try was with a Fiskars’ large cloud punch. I never was really happy with it but I’ve kept tinkering with it and I think I have it right!

Thanks for taking a look.  I’d love it if you leave me a comment and tell me your thought!

Materials

  • Fiskars large cloud punch.
  • Recollection 0.5 inch circle punch
  • Recollection 2 inch square punch
  • EK Success 0.5 inch folk heart punch
  • EK Success 0.5 inch tulip punch
  • Light blue cardstock
  • White cardstock
  • Black cardstock
  • Yellow cardstock
  • Pink cardstock
  • Dark and light green cardstock

Also Needed

  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Photo Tutorial

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

Punch Art Sheep


 

Punch Art Sheep

I bought my medium SMALLISH (to me) cloud punch on clearance with the intention to create a flock of sheep grazing on a card.  When I got home the first thing I did was try to make a sheep.  He did come out cute and I’ll show you him later but he is so tiny and I really wanted a bigger sheep.I did a search of the web and all I could find were sheep facing front using a scalloped circle punch.  So I created my own side facing sheep using my oval cameo punch AND my new cloud punch.   I have been “getting into” making 3D punches so I added another dimension (ha! ha!) to my sheep.

I hope you enjoy my newest baby!

Tutorial

Materials Needed

  • Fiskars’ Medium Cloud Punch
  • Fiskars’ Large Scallop Oval Cameo Punch
  • Paper Studios 1’ Circle Punch
  • Wescott 1/16th Inch Circle Punch
  • Black Cardstock
  • White Cardstock

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

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