We live and work around a roster based system which means we sometimes need to shift special occasions. Father’s Day was slightly delayed for 2020, so I’m only just sharing the card I made for Mr Papercraft!
The last few months have been all about the chainsaw as we collect wood to get us through the winter cold. A punch art chainsaw in Husqvarna orange (aka Pumpkin Pie) was the perfect theme for this guy!
The wood themed DSP is from the retired Wood Textures patterns. I love keeping all my old DSP – it’s been handy for more than a few cards lately!
The punny sentiment (which Mr Papercraft was sure referred to his current “mop” of hair that he’s so proud of) is made using the Playful Alphabet Dies with Foam Adhesive Sheet and snipped letters from the Ridiculously Awesome stamp set.
Happy Father’s Day to all the shift work Dads! I hope you enjoyed being celebrated – whenever that may have happened!!!
Hello! I can’t wait to see the entries we get for this week’s Just Add Ink challenge! We’re adding “T” – anything that starts with the letter t or is about the letter T. It feels like an episode of Sesame Street!
This challenge gave me the perfect opportunity to CASE Amanda’s Santa design – Just Add Triangles!!!
I’ve used a Thick Whisper White cardstock base and cut 1-1/2″ from the bottom front and then cut another 2-13/16″ (this becomes the middle layer). You’ll now have a piece of Whisper White left (4-1/8″ x 7-3/8″) – score this 5-7/8″ to create the card back and top flap. The top flap & bottom segments measure 4-1/8″ x 1-1/2″) . This style of card is called a Peekaboo Card.
I made my version of the Santa using:
Hat: 1 x Real Read Isosceles Triangle #3
Hat Trim: 1 x Whisper White Isosceles Triangle #4
Face: 1 x Petal Pink Equilateral Triangle #3
Eyes: 2 x Basic Black smallest circle on (retired) Cookie Cutter Builder Punch
Nose: 1 x Petal Pink larger circle on (retired) Cookie Cutter Builder Punch
Moustache: 2 x Whisper White Isosceles Triangle #1
Beard: 1 x Whisper White Equilateral Triangle #3
Jacket: 2 x Real Red Equilateral Triangle #3
Pom Pom: white (retired) Assorted Pompoms
Here’s a reference for the sizing of the Stitched Triangle Dies:
The rest of the card has Garden Green cardstock for the background mats. The centrepiece is 3-1/16″ x 4-3/8″ and the top and bottom panels are 4″ x 1-3/8″. The DSP is from Heartwarming Hugs cut at 3-7/8″ x 1-1/4″. The embossing folder used on the Whisper White panel is from the Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folders (pack of 2 thin folders).
How cute is that sentiment? It’s from the Warm Hugs stamp set – new in the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalogue. I’ve cut it using the Tailored Tag Punch – which is typically wider, but by marking even points on both sides of the reverse of the punch, you can create a fun conventional hexagon shape. I’ve marked at 1.5″ wide and used the method shared by Stampin’ Up! in this video. The ribbon is from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack.
I mentioned before this this card is a Peekboo style. Here’s what it looks like when it stands up.
Thanks for joining me for this week’s Just Add Ink challenge. If you are inspired to “Just Add T”, please stop by our blog to share your project in our gallery.
Hello! How are you loving the new catalogue? I’m super excited to show you some things I’ve been making with my new supplies, but for the Just Add Ink challenge this week, I couldn’t go past sharing a ‘favourite’ character for a ‘fourth’ birthday for the Just Add “F” theme.
I can’t wait to see what you all create with this theme. There’s so many options – flowers, ferns, frogs, fish, Flirty Flamingo… and I know you’ll think of more! To join the challenge, share your project photo on the link up gallery over at the Just Add Ink blog.
It’s been a while since I shared some character punch art. I almost didn’t make this little gal, but as she is a favourite around here at the moment, it was time!
I know those of you with young children watching cartoons will recognise Bluey from her tv show. There’s something so real and relatable about the story lines and characters from Bluey that they’ve become a favourite across Australia.
I’d be lying if I said this was an easy punch art project, though having put her together once, it would be much easier to do it a second time. Here’s the breakdown of the pieces I used:
You can see that quite a lot of Bluey is free hand cutting, but the Jar Punch was a great starting point – both to get a good size for Bluey, but also the rounded corners. Once you’ve attached your large spots, cut the jar shape again to get a round shape top and bottom. The ridges on the jar were helpful for her hand/arm and the Forever Flourishing Dies provided fantastic shapes for the tail, eyebrows and smaller spots.
The other supplies used for this card were the retired Large Numbers Dies for the “four”, banner from Bonanza Dies and Starburst Punch. Current supplies were the Rectangle Stitched Framelits and 2020-2022 In Color DSP.
Colours for Bluey were Balmy Blue, Soft Sky (retired), Night of Navy, So Saffron, Whisper White and Basic Black.
If you have a little Bluey fan in your house, have a go at making your own version of Bluey! There’s always a messy desk when I’m making punch art, but the end result is worth the chaos!!!
For the past many years I’ve mainly shared on my blog the projects I’ve made using only products available in the online store (at the time of posting). This means that some of the cute & fun projects made for special people or special occasions that contained retired product didn’t make it here.
With my change of direction for 2019, I’ve decided to start adding more of a variety. I’m still buying new – so there’ll be new ones, but I’ll also add in retired favourites. I know many of you keep your Stampin’ Up! and have craft rooms filled with things no longer found in catalogues – but also that you still love and use these products. Lets add some new inspiration!
Today’s share is a llamacorn (a totally trendy llama and unicorn mix) for a 9 year old birthday card. I didn’t realise llamacorns were a thing – but they are and surprisingly fun to make!
To create your own llamacorn, I used a mix of retired Stampin’ Up! and the Magical Unicorn stamp & die set made by a company called Pink Fresh.
Head – Cloud die from the Rainbow Builder Dies (retired)
Face – Heart die from Sweet & Sassy Dies (retired)
Snout – 1″ circle punch, mini heart punch (retired), hand drawn mouth)
Neck – hand cut
Hair – Sliding Star Dies (retired) watercoloured on Shimmery White
Horn, flower, ears & eyes from Pink Fresh Bundle
DSP – Painted with Love (retired)
Frame – Rectangle Stitched Dies in Gold Foil
Sentiment – And Many More stamp set (retired) with Classic Label Punch
Cardstock base – Blushing Bride
Llamacorn cardstock – Whisper White
Punch art is a first love of mine, so you can imagine how much fun it was to put this together!
It’s time to hop again with my talented Paper Adventures team!
The theme for this month is ‘wheels’. It’s a diverse theme and I can’t wait for you to see the whole range of projects the team has come up with. Keep clicking on the next button at the end of each post to hop around. There’s 6 of us joining in, including our gorgeous guest designer – Judy May from Victoria. Thanks Judy!
If you’re the parent of a young person, or have grandies watching tv, you may already be familiar with the subject of my card today. For everyone else, meet Buster the Bus.
This special card is for a gorgeous little man who turns 3 next month and is obsessed with Buster.
It was fun to get back to some punch art. As my kids have grown, I haven’t has as many reasons to make characters for cards.
To make Buster:
Bus sign: Pineapple Punch rectangle (1-5/8″ wide) plus Whisper White Classic Label punch (ends snipped off). Sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings in Memento Tuxedo Black
Bus body: Pineapple Punch rectangle with rounded corners (3-1/2″ x 4″)
Windscreen: Basic Black & Basic Gray rectangle with the bottom edge hand cut into an arc (3-1/4″ x 1-3/4″)
Wipers: Basic Black U shape from Apron Builder Framelits cut down to size
Mirrors: Basic Black U shape from Apron Builder Framelits plus leg from Cookie Cutter Builder punch – double cut into oval shape
Eyes (in order from largest to smallest circle): Basic Black Layering Circle die (smallest size), Whisper White 1″ circle punch, Blueberry Bushel 1/2″ circle punch, Basic Black Cookie Cutter Builder punch, Whisper White Cookie Cutter Builder punch
Mouth: Whisper White Cookie Cutter Builder punch – top portion of head, coloured with Dark Basic Black & Dark Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends
Wheels: Basic Black Story Label punch
Lots of work fiddling with pieces to get the punch art right – but it’s so much fun! Messy with small bits of cardstock everywhere…. but fun! And when it all comes together – it’s definitely a wow moment.
Next up on our Paper Adventures team heap is our guest designer, Judy May. I love Judy’s work – it’s always so elegant.
If you’re a lover of Stampin’ Up! but not yet getting a discount on your purchases, then purchasing a Starter Kit would be a great option for you. If you live in Australia, we’d love to have you on our Paper Adventures team. It’s $169 for the Starter Kit, which includes $315 of your choice of Stampin’ Up! products with free shipping. You’ll have the option to purchase more Stampin’ Up! products until at least 31st July 2019, receive the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue early and join in with the new catalogue pre-order. Click here to find out more.
Thanks for hopping with us today! We’ll be back in April with another team hop with a fresh theme!
I had the pleasure of making this cute penguin this week for a friend and Paper Adventurer teamie – Kristel.
Kristel loves penguins, so it was punch art time. Thanks to April Davis for the penguin inspiration.
The stamps are from the Birthday Delivery stamp set – how cute is that banner!!! This stamp set and coordinating framelits is on the retirement list. Available as a bundle, or single items, until 31st May 2018 (or they sell out).
Marina Mist is also retiring in the Colour Revamp, so if this is a favourite colour of yours, be sure to stock up before it disappears!
Happy Birthday Kristel, I hope the celebrations continue all month!
One of my greatest card making pleasures, still after all these years, is being able to make cards that match the present!
A cute little friend of ours had his birthday recently and his gift was the book Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas. My kids love it!! See it here on you tube!
Here’s Brian – the star of my card….
You’ll notice there’s not a banana in sight – because piranhas don’t eat bananas! The inspiration for the DSP came from the bananas in the Tutti Frutti pack – but I’ve used the fun stripy reverse side inside… no bananas!
Apart from his eyes (1-1/4″ circle, 1′ circle, Cookie Cutter Builder punches), the artwork is all free hand cutting – nice & rustic for this cartoon character!
His teeth are the banner from In The Trees stamp set. That’s the part I love about punch art – matching all the shapes to what I have in my Stampin’ Up! collection.
In The Trees is on the retirement list, plus the Large Number Framelits, Big on Birthdays stamp set, Tutti Frutti DSP & Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper. Make sure you get all your favourites before they are gone!