Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Punch Art

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Welcome to another Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  This month we are focusing on Punch Art.  Honestly, I was a little stumped on what to share with you until I remembered I had another card from the Bunch of Blossom stamp camp that I never shared.   I know I shared the tree but this card not only features a cute punch tree but a fun fold too.

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The tree and star are all from the Blossom Builder punch.  I loved the versatility of this stamp set and punch.

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Here's a side view  of the card.

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It is time for you to hop along to the next blog.  This month you will go to Carol Payne's blog.  I know she has something adorable to share with you.

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If you just came from Carol's blog you can head in the other direction and see what BJ Peters has stamped up for you.  I know you will love it.


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Thanks for stopping by and hopping along with the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!


Bunch of Blossoms Christmas Tree

Back in July,  I had a Bunch of Blossom stamp camp.  We wanted to highlight lots of ways to use the stamp set and punch.  One of the fun ways we came up with is a Bunch of Blossoms Christmas tree!

Bunch of Blossom Christmas tree

Isn't it cute?  We were pretty tickled when we came up with it.  The card we did at the camp also incorporated a fancy fold.  We came up with another outside of the stamp set Christmas idea that I will be sharing soon.  


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Sneak Peek: Acorny Baker's Box

I am super late in posting for today so I will make this short and sweet.  I am nutty for the Acorny Thank You stamp set and Acorn Builder Punch in the upcoming Holiday catalog.  It is a bundle so you can save 15% when you purchase them together.  

Acorny Baker's Box

Just a few more days until the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog goes live and you can order from it.  The magic day is September 1.

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If you haven't received your Holiday Catalog please let me know and I will get another out to you.  This is seriously the best Holiday catalog and I do not want you to miss out!

Mad about the Mosaic punch

Did you see that the Mosaic punch is on the Weekly Deal?   Here are some ideas using the punch from posts past.

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The layer around the sentiment was also made using the Mosaic punch.

Mosaic madness punch

Here's the  link to the post that featured this card and how I made the layer around the sentiment.

Mosaic madness navy and orange

More information about this card cn be found here.

Remember the Mosaic punch is on the Weekly Deal which expires on Monday, October 13th. 

Punch Pumpkins

I received some questions on how I made the punch pumpkin made of circles in this post.  Here is a quick punch  pumpkin 101.

Punch out 3 circles using any size of circle punch.

Attach one of the circle to a Post It note.

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Punch out an oval shape using the same circle punch you used to cut the circles.

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Shade around the edges of the oval.  Attach the 2 circles together to form your pumpkin.  Use a Stampin' Dimensional and place the oval in the middle of the 2 circles covering the "seam".

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Punch out one of the flowers using the Boho Blossom punch.  Assemble your pumpkin.

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Hope that helps!  Look forward to hearing and seeing your punch pumpkin patch!

For All Things and Punch Pumpkins

There's a touch of fall in the air here in Western Washington.  It seemed to happen overnight, there's  just the hint of crispness that was not there just a few days ago.   I do love this time of year.

For All Things punch pumpkins


This is one of the cards the SUnday Stampers hostess club will be making in just a few hours.  I think they are going to have fun with it.

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 While I was typing this up I realized I should have used the fringe scissor( 133325) to cut the strips for the pumpkins.  Please mentally add it to to the list above!

Fringe scissors and pumpkin curls

The fringe scissors cuts the perfect length and width to make the pumpkin curls.  I wound the strip around a bamboo skewer to curl it.

I still have a few last minute things to do before the SUnday Stampers arrive so I best get to it!  Remember today is the last day to take advantage of the Big Shot and Bundles promotion!  Go here for all the details.

Mailable Monday: Hi There, S'Up?

When the heat of summer has gotten to me and my brain feels a little fried, I turn to simple and reliable card templates.  


How can you go wrong with the classic color combination of Black, White, Real Red, and Daffodil Delight?

S'Up inside

I send a lot of cards and this weekend sent out a bunch that were bumpy and lumpy.  This card is pretty flat and very mailable.   

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Need any of the supplies posted above?  Just click on the item and you will be taken to my online store and to that item.  So cool,unlike my house!  

Pictogram Punches One More Time!

Can you take one more sample from the Pictogram Punches set?   I hope so.   This will be the last sample from this set for a bit.

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Do you know what Sunday is?  It is the day of the Stamper's Dozen blog hop!  Be sure to check back.  I know there will be lots of great samples to see.  I have seen a few of the samples and they are super cute and fun.   


You're a Star More from Pictogram Punches

I am working my way through the box of fun and here is the 2nd card using the Pictogram Punches stamp set.   It is a pretty clean and simple card.  

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Silver Glimmer Paper

*To make the washi star I cut a piece of card stock 2-1/2" x 2-1/2".  I covered it with the Beach House washi tape and then cut out the star using the Star Framelits die.  

*I used the same star framelit and cut out the star on a piece of 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White card stock.  Stamp the sentiment and then emboss it using the Perfect Polka Dots folder.

*Adhere the layer onto a card base (4-1/4" x 5-1/2").  Insert the washi star into the star cut out. 

*Punch out the star and heart using the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and attach it to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The silver glimmer paper I used for the heart and star are from the last catalog.  I need to order the new silver glimmer paper it is  a lot more silvery and coordinates with the other silver products we have.

Well, I need to get going.  I have a friend coming over to stamp and she's bringing her box of fun.  It's going to be a fabulous day.  

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Hello, Lovely and the Fancy Flower Punch

Last night I went out for a walk in an effort to get to my goal of 10,000 steps and along the way I spied this beauty.


When I got home I headed straight for my craft room and tried to recreate bloom.


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My flower is a poor imitation of nature but it was fun trying to recreate the flower using paper, punches, and ink.

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To make the flower I punched out 12 Creped Filter paper using the Fancy Flower punch.  I was able to punch about 6 layers at a time.  I stacked the flowers and then stapled them together. I crinkled, fluffed and seperated each layer.  I spritzed the flower using a Stampin' Spritzer filled with rubbing alcohol and Cherry Cobbler re-inker.  Once the flower dried, I crinkled and fluffed it until I was satisfied with it.


I wanted to do a little more to the card so I decided to emboss the black card stock using the Beautiful Baroque folder.  I still wanted to do more so I lightly brushed a VersaMark pad over the raised portions of the embossed design.  I covered it with clear embossing powder and heat set it so I would have a shiny raised design.  

If you want to make your own flowers you are in luck.  The Fancy Flower punch is on the Weekly Deal and is 25% off the catalog price.  The Weekly Deal started on April 1 and will end on the 7th or while supplies last.  I am working on more posts featuring the Weekly Deal items so stay tuned!