Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bunny Jar

I think I have bunnies on the brain! I opened my closet and this jar was staring at me. I could clearly see it needed a bunny head on it! These are the $1.49 jars from Hobby Lobby. I put one next to her so you could see it undecorated. I used the largest circle punch, 3/4 circle punch, 1/4 circle punch, the small heart from the triple heart punch, and the two smallest oval punches. Her whiskers are a very thin piece of black cardstock. I tied wide pink grosgrain around the lid and gave her a narrow ribbon pink bow. I sponged around everything in pretty in pink. I used a white get pen and a black marker for highlighting. I bent one of her ears over for the cute factor. Just don't ask me where all the spring colored M&Ms went. She must have hid them!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bunny Easter Basket

I love using my punches!! I made this cute little bunny using the ornament punch, the two smallest oval punches, the triple heart punch, and the 3/4 and 1/4 inch circle punches.I used whipser white and pretty in pink cardstock. All the pieces were sponged with pink. I used a black marker and a white gel pen to add the highlights. The pumpkin pie box was cut with the box #2 die and my Big Shot. I used the small scallop punch on the lid edge and used the largest scallop punch that I cut up to make the leaves that are sticking up. I used the saying from Well Scripted, the 13/8 circle punch, and the small circle scallop punch for the saying. cute, huh?

Chick Basket

I had to make a buddy for my bunny. He is a little more boy friendly, too. I used the large scallop circle (daffodil delight) and my Big Shot for the body. His wings are the largest scallop punch that I cut down to six scallops. His cheeks are the 1/2 inch circle punch and his eyes are the 1/4 circle punch highlighted with a white get pen. I folded a piece of pumpkin pie in half and punched with the smallest oval punch. I only put the paper about 3/4 the way in to get it to double. I highlighted that with a black marker. His feet are the largest flowers from the boho blossom punch. I sponged the edges of everything before assembling. The box inside is the treat box cut out using my Big Shot. The handle is the double scallop punch held on with gold brads. His tail is the smallest scallop punch the a cut and folded to make it stand out.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bird Punch Rose Buds

This is a WOW card! I am so happy I have the bird punch. I cut the buds and the bud covers from the bird's  wing out of regal rose and garden green. I sponged the edges of all six pieces. Cutting the V out of the green is easier if you lay it on the pink and draw the V where you want it. Clip the V, attach it to the pink, then trim off the bottom right edge just a hair to get rid of the roundness. I punched four leaves, too. The buds are attached with dimensionals. The base is rose, then a layer of garden green, then a layer of very vanilla. The vanilla layer was just big enough to fit in the tulip folder without any fancy tricks. I sponged the edges in green but that wasn't quite enough. I sponged over the tulips, too. I covered the inside of the vanilla so I didn't get ink where I didn't want it. Easter Wishes came from All Holidays. I used vanilla satin ribbon and tied the bow with a circle brad.

Black and White Butterflies

I am still playing with my new Big Shot die called Beautiful Butterflies. This card took minutes to make. I backed it with black so I could write in it (of course I laid it on black for the picture- sorry). I trimmed the white base to fit on the black then I embossed it with the elegant bouquet folder. I cut out the two smallest butterflies and embossed the white one with the dotted folder. I attached them together and bent their wings around a pencil slightly. They are attached to the card with a dimensional. I used Curvy Verses and some rhinestones to finish it.

Best Fishes

I love making punch art cards! This one is so simple. I used the 13/4 circle punch and the small scallop punch for the fish body. Her lips are from the  boho blossoms punch. Her fins are the medium oval punch cut down. The bubbles are the 3/4 and 1/2 circle punches. I hand drew on the dots on her body. The eye is a wiggle eye. The grass came from Inspired By Nature. The fishbowl was a circle I cut with the circle scissor plus, the rim is from the word window punch. Best Fishes is best wishes from Short and Sweet- I used a marker but didn't color in the w. I hand wrote an f in its place. I used the medium oval and the oval scallop for the saying. I am missing our old bright colors. She with the most punches wins!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sweet Summer Easter Chick

Peep, peep!! You can order the instructions for making this adorable chick at Kim Score does incredible punch art work. Some are free tutorials. Some are at a very low cost. This is from the Easter collection. I am not allowed to tell you how to make one on my blog. I used the free Sweet Summer set again to show you how it makes a wonderful spring background. I used my cloud template and sponged in some clouds this time. I think I will make a template for my stampers to put in with their orders this month for my thank you gift. The words came from Easter Blossoms. We need more word sets!!

Easter Blossoms

This one turned out pretty! The little girl is actually holding a basket of eggs. You can cover up the eggs to use it for more than just Easter by cutting out some colored flowers from the tree and putting them in the basket (put some in her hand, too). I also cut her out and added her on in front of the tree with dimensionals. The tree is stamped on and colored with a regal rose marker. I dotted some flower centers with rose red. I used a sponge and bashful blue for the sky. The grass across the bottom is actually hand added. I took a black marker fat tip and colored in the bottom in a zig zag motion. Then I added grass blades and flowers with the skinny tip. I embossed the background with the lattice folder. Then I add the white ribbon using a pink fire brad to hold the bow closed.

Beautiful Butterflies

I just got the Beautiful Butterflies Die for my Big Shot. I'm loving' it! It has 5 different butterflies that you can cut out and layer together. This is the two smallest ones layered and curled under (with a pencil). I used the Ice Cream Parlor DSP that you can get free with a $50 purchase. I cut and layered a small scallop circle with two other plain circles. I put this up on a dimensional so I could tuck leaves under it. I cut out three celery leaves from the Little Leaves die, then I cut off the branch of two on two of them to tuck on the left side. The butterfly is also on a piece of a dimensional. Thinking of you is from So Happy For You which is also a free set from the sale-a-bration catalog. I embossed it in white. There is layer of white under the striped which was punched with the scallop trim border punch. I added some rhinestones to the butterfly, too. Melon Mambo is such a pretty spring color.

Punch Bunch

I created this for a vintage looking baby card. I used the tulip embossing folder as well as the dotted one. I sponged all edges in soft suede. I added crystal effects over the image to get the shine. The bow makes it hard to mail but so adorable!

Sweet Summer

This set called Sweet Summer is in the sale-a-bration catalog. You can get it FREE with a $50 purchase. I also used So Happy For You and the designer series paper called Ice Cream Parlor which are also all free! All I did was stamp and color. Stamping is fun and easy. I would be happy to place an order for you or you can do it right here from my site and have it delivered to you anywhere! Click on the buttons on the left to look at the catalogs and place an order. Thank you!

Easter Blossoms Daffodil

This is a version of Jackie Topa's daffodil which uses the new petals punch. I punched the petals out of daffodil (lol) and sponged around the edges. The center one was rolled around a pencil the sort of flattened. I cut the bottom off just a bit. The other petals were folded in half the unfolded before mounting. The front two petals are bent forward. I used a glue dot to hold them on because you only want to put tape on the bent under part. I cut the greenery by hand. The background is made using a scallop template I cut by hand. Start in the bottom corner and sponge with bashful blue. Keep moving the template up until you are finished. I used the scallop punch and a daffodil ribbon to finish it off. It needed a little more something so I added a large pearl in the center of the daffodil. Thanks for the idea, Patty!!

Sweet Summer Chocolate Bunny

I wish I had a better camera. This little guy is so cute!!! He is much brighter up close and personal. Hop on over to my house this weekend and you can make him. I used chocolate chip and pretty in pink for the bunny. I used several punches including the large and small scallop circles, 1/4 and 1/2 inch circle punches, medium and small oval punches, and the triple heart punch. I used a white gel pen for the eyes and whiskers. I stamped the background using Sweet Summer from the current mini and colored in using markers. I cut the grass freehand. His bow is narrow pink grosgrain. Too cute!!!!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Inspired By Nature Scrapbooking Layout

We also made this beauty during my last scrapbooking class. Don't you wish you were there? This one is on retired yo-yo yellow. I also used chocolate chip and old olive. We colored on the rubber with markers, huffed, then stamped... a lot. Then we added some butterflies cut out with my Big Shot and the butterfly die that embosses and cuts called beautiful wings. We sponged everything in chocolate, too.

Soccer Scrapbooking Layout

This is the soccer layout from the last scrapbooking class. Too bad my girls never played soccer. I have no pictures to add to this in case I ever decide to put pictures on my pages. I really just love to create the pages. The start punch comes in two used to come in two sizes. That is how I was able to layer the stars. I used pacific point, real red, daffodil yellow, whisper white, and basic black.

Daisy Die Scrapbook Page

This is a scrapbooking layout we made at tmy last class, I used some retired paper for this that I bought off the clearance rack. I think the designer paper is called Jersey Shore. The clearance rack is a fun place to check for sale items! I also used my Big Shot and the daisy die. The brilliant blue and pumpkin pie make it good for a boy layout, too.
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