Punch Art Week of Power – Punch Art Playground

Well, that’s a whole week of punch art creations.  I hope you’ve enjoyed the projects I’ve shared with you.  Although this is my final post art post, don’t despair – there will ALWAYS be more punch art on my blog.  Keep visiting me regularly (you can sign up for email updates by ‘following’ me – see right)  I’m finishing this week of posting with a list of my favourite punch art places & links.  Click on the pictures & be transported to a world of inspiraiton.  Thanks for stopping by, it means a lot to me!  Kelly x

1. Stampin’ Up! online store – high quality punches for high quality punch art!

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2. My Pinterest ‘Punches & Punch Art’ is filled with punch art creations that have caught my attention

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3. Jackie Topia has a great range of paid Punch Art Collections that cover more punch art than you’d have time to make!  Great for people that don’t have the time, confidence or patience to work it all out for themselves.  Also check out her tutorials for other great ideas.

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4. Michelle Suit over at Suitably Stamped (Disney Suits Me) has some great punch art creations including some fabulous paid tutorials for Disney Princess dresses.

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5. If you’re after 3D punch art creations check out Darla Watson’s Scrap Happens Here blog for ideas for Punch Art using the Curvy Keepsake Box Die

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6. More 3D? There’s also a host of ideas at Betty Traciak’s blog – Kitty Stamp – on how to make punch art critters using the Hamburger Box Die.

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And when all else fails, head to Google – she always knows the answer!

Punch Art Week of Power – The Octonauts Come to Play

From the simple of yesterday to the extreme of today!  I’ve had the Octonauts on my punch art radar for a while now and this week of power gave me to push I needed to get them on to paper.  Meet Kwazii, Barnacles (Captain) & Peso!  They are punch art for the serious addict.

This is the chaos mid way through the design process (I’m not a neat crafter at the best of times, but punch art definitely makes me messier!):

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And this is the finished product:

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Go, little Octonauts – Explore, Rescue, Protect & wish some BIG Octonauts fan a happy birthday!  Kelly x

PS, No supply list for this project – it would be crazy!!!  But, if you want some versatile shapes for punch art, my top recommendations are the Owl Builder, Cupcake Builder & circles of all sizes.

Punch Art Week of Power – Back to “OWL” the Basics

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For this punch art post, I’m back to the very start of the punch art journey – the most basic of all punch art creations – the humble owl!  The Stampin’ Up! Owl Builder Punch is great when you’re just starting out with punch art and an absolute staple when you love punch art.  I rarely make owls these days, but I very often use the punch because of it’s incredibly versatile shapes.  The Owl Punch can make reindeers, penguins, babushkas, monsters, flowers … and so many more.

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My owls are helping me to say thank you to someone who has gone above & beyond for my family.  This “Tag a Bag Giftbox” is filled with homemade Bliss Balls – a lovely way to say thank you, I think!  I stole a leftover one & they are yummy!  Kelly x

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Supply List:

Punch: Owl Builder

DSP: Brights Paper Stack

Cardstock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo

Ink: Old Olive

Stamp Set: Watercolor Thank You

Accessories: Tag A Bag Gift Boxes

Adhesive: 2-way Glue Pen

* “OWL-MAZING” sentiment computer generated

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Punch Art Week of Power – Fairy Kisses

This contribution to punch art week is a ‘sneak peak’ – I can’t show you the full card just yet because the birthday girl hasn’t gotten it yet.

One of the new products in the Holiday Catalgoue is the Gift Box Punch Board (you might remember it from my Holiday Catalogue ESAD Blog Hop post).  It makes cute little boxes, but I have discovered that it also makes great ….

PUNCH ART MOUTHS!

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Yes, that’s right – the reverse punch designed to make the closure tab for the box, punches out a perfect little smile.  If you cut it down, it also makes for great eyebrows.  Cool – hey!  Kelly x

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Punch Art Week of Power – Favourites & Tea

So much love in this post!  Starting with punch art .. I love my punch art … though I’ve come to realise that my punch art isn’t limited to just punches.  I also use quite a lot of ‘die cuts’ – created using framelits, thinlits & edgelits (and of course my trusty Big Shot).  Anything that creates a shape contributes to ‘punch art’.

The main punch art shape for this card uses the Curvy Keepsake Box Die to create a cute little mug – what a great idea and a versatile use of an already popular die.  Tea is a favourite of mine (have you noticed?), as is the Keepsake Box!  This punch art idea was found on another favourite – Pinterest and comes from Vicki Hayes (who is on the Artisan Design Team).  You can see it here.

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I am also loving participating in challenges at the moment.  They are a deep well of inspiration & guidance to give you a start on a project or card.  This card was inspired by sketch #158 at Freshly Made Sketches and the colour combination/photo inspiration over at Just Add Ink #236 (two of my favourite weekly challenges).  What are your favourites of the moment?  I confess that my top loves change regularly.  It makes sense though – there’s so much to love!  Kelly x

Suppy List:

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Thinlits: Curvy Keepsake Box

Framelits: Flower Fair*

Embossing Folder: Modern Mosaic

Punches: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Petite Curly Label

Specialty Paper: Brushed Gold

DSP: All Abloom

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Lost Lagoon

Ink: Lost Lagoon, Night of Navy, Versamark

Embossing Powder: Gold

Stamp Sets: Flower Patch*, Honeycomb Hello

Embellishment: Gold Baker’s Twine

Extras: Handheld Stapler

* Flower Fair & Flower Patch available as a bundle – save 15%.

 

Punch Art Week of Power – SS BABY

I sometimes wonder if my thought path somewhat deviates from the norm, but this is the creation I came up with this week when asked to make a baby card for parents who love fishing.  What would make a better catch than a baby?

I love the punch art fish – they provide a great finishing touch & a little pop of colour.  SS Baby is here, hope the ride is awesome!  Kelly x

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Supply List:

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Framelits: Window Frames

Edgelits: Adorning Accents (retired)

Punches: Owl Builder, 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle, 1″ Circle, Heart from Itty Bitty Accents Pack

Cardstock: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Smoky Slate, Chocolate Chip, Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky, Blushing Bride, Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss,

Ink: Lost Lagoon

Markers: Basic Black, White uni-ball Signo Gel Pen

Stamp Set: And Many More

Embellishments: Island Indigo Baker’s Twine (retired)

Note: “SS BABY” sentiment is computer generated

Punch Art Week of Power – Humpty Dumpty

Punch Art has always been a passion of mine.  It came to my attention recently that I haven’t had too many creations that fit into this category lately.  So, I’m making a super effort and for the next week it will be Punch Art Power Week!

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The first project is Humpty Dumpty on his wall.  This card was made for Eric’s 1st birthday to fit with his Humpty theme.  I was so pleased with how he turned out!  Happy Birthday Eric!  Kelly & the little Kents.

Here’s the breakdown:

Egg & Clothes: Ovals Framelits (3rd smallest) – Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler & Island Indigo

Arms & Legs: Hexagon Punch (double cut) – Cherry Cobbler & Island Indigo

Eyebrows: Heart from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (double cut) – Crumb Cake

Eyes: Owl & Cupcake Builder PunchesWhisper White & Basic Black

Mouth: 3/4″ Circle PunchReal Red

Bow: Heart from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack & Owl Builder PunchCrushed Curry

Buttons: Owl Builder PunchBasic Black

Shoes: Word Window Punch (double cut) – Basic Black

Wall: Ticket Duo Builder PunchCajun Craze

Number: #1 from File Tabs EdgelitsBasic Black

Sentiment: Word Window & Modern Label Punches, Making Spirits Bright Stamp SetPacific Point