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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 MARDI GRAS HALF-FACE MASK


Now your mask is ready to use!

PUNCH ART MARDI GRAS HALF-FACE MASK

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.  

Materials

  • 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

Instructions:

  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.

VARATIONS:

  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.

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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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?

 

MATERIALS

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

DIRECTIONS

  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.

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THANKS SO MUCH FOR TAKING A LOOK!

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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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Punch Art Mini Santa Hat


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Layered Snow Capped Tree Die Cut From Punch Outs


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Layered Snow Capped Tree Die Cut

From Punch Outs

I have really gotten into punching this past year.  I now have TONS of punches and am always looking for new ways to use them…. so I present to you my layered snowy trees!

This tree is made with an EK Success fir tree punch and a Fiskars’ cloud punch (I don’t know the size but the punch out measures a little under 1″).

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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