Sunday, July 31, 2011

Punch It Up - Part 2

More unsanctioned punch usage from my $5 or Free classes this past weekend! Let's start with the fun new Blossom Bouquet triple layer punch (#122464). It's made to make - of course - flowers like this:

But with a few snips, the flower becomes an adorable bow to dress up any present!

Cute huh??

Now what about the extra large tag punch (#119866)?

Think it can only be used for layering tags? No way! Try flipping it upside down, adding a punched handle and you get a stinkin' cute coffee mug!

So have I convinced you to get out your punches and use your creativity? I sure hope so!

Thanks for stopping by!


{{new baby}}
Stamps: Button Buddies, Friendly Phrases
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, 2-way glue pen, dazzling diamonds, stampin' dimensionals

{{just because}}
Stamps: It's Your Day
Cardstock: Peach Parfait, Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Just Add Cake designer series paper, extra large tag punch, 1" circle punch, 1-1/4" circle punch, stampin' dimensionals

Stamps: Bold Blossom, Perfect Words
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Blossom Bouquet triple layer punch, rhinestones, Daffodil Delight satin ribbon, stampin' dimensionals

{{happy day}}
Stamps: Perfect Words
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Island Indigo
Accessories: Blossom Bouquet triple layer punch, Flirtatious designer series paper, Island Indigo ruffled ribbon, stampin' dimensionals

Punch It Up - Part 1

Hello! Is anyone still out there visiting my blog? Sorry for the long dry spell, but July was a crazy busy month. Summer camp for Evan, Stampin' Up! convention (my first!) for me, a nasty upper respiratory infection (still not 100% back yet). I also had 2 classes, my Big Shot club meeting and a group Stampin' Up! garage sale. But now I have some great projects to share!

My class this month was all about punches and using them in "unsanctioned" ways. I started with the ornament punch which is used for, you guessed it, ornaments. Like this:

A nice, simple, easy-t0-mass-produce Christmas card. But if you're like me, you want several ways to use a product. So how about turning the ornament into a fish?

Cute, isn't he?? The ornament punch becomes his body. The five petal flower punch becomes his fins, and his eyes are made with layered circles. I don't know if you can really see the bubbles well in the photo, so here's a close up of layered circles for another purpose.How's that for some "thinking outside the box"? So if you didn't buy the ornament punch (#119847) because you thought it was only for Christmas, think again!

Be sure to check back tomorrow for two more "unsanctioned" uses for punches! Thanks for stopping by!


{{merry christmas}}
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Four the Holidays
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Real Red
Accessories: ornament punch, stampin' dimensionals

{{thinking of you}}
Stamps: Trendy Trees
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink: Pacific Point
Accessories: ornament punch, five petal flower punch, 1/4" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, 2-1/2" circle punch, stampin' dimensionals


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