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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.

“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!”

 

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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Bats Flying Over The Moon Punch Out


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It’s me again with more PUNCH ART!  This Halloween bat punch art takes a little practice but it’s really so cute!

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.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR TAKING A LOOK!

Rosebud From Stampin’ Up Two Step Bird Punch


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I am really loving this Stampin’ Up punch.  There are tons of things you can make with it – take a look at my Pinterest board Punch Art: Stampin Up Bird Punch.

One thing you will find on that board is a rosebud using the wings and branch of the bird punch.

I love this as it’s great for scrapbooking and cards for so many different occasions  – Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Get Well, Thinking of You, and many more!

Here’s mine, but check out the one’s on Pinterest  because basically these women (?) are complete and total artists and achieve some totally awesome projects way beyond the level I am at now.

Thanks for taking a look!

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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.

 PUNCHES USED

  • 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

 

 INSTRUCTIONS

  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!

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).

Materials

  • 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

Sewing 1 aThanks 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


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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!

 

 

 

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