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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Witchy Treats

Along with my love for punches, I love my sizzix as well.  The XL dies are just awesome!  This little witchy treat was created with the window box sizzix die.  It's filled with the halloween m&m candies.  To make the witch, you need the following punches:
Scallop Circle (hair)
Ornament (head)
Full Heart (hat)
Word Window (hat brim)
1/2" circle (hands & nose)

1) Cut out window box sizzix die in choice of double sided paper or cardstock.

2) Punch out ornament and 1/2" circles in kiwi kiss (or old olive).  Trim one of the circles into an oval shape for the nose.  Sponge the edges of the pieces in kiwi or olive.  Attach nose with a dimensional or glue dot.  Glue on teardrop eyes (martha stewart).  Draw details on face with zig and add white highlights with uni-bal gel pen.

3) Punch 3 scallop circles in basic gray.  Cut 2 circles in half.  Glue 2 cut pieces on the back of head on each side.  Glue other 2 cut pieces on front of head.

4) Punch heart out of black.  Fold the sides of the heart towards the center to create the hat.  Glue sides in place.  Punch brim with word window punch either black or print paper.  Attach brim with dimensionals.  Glue hat onto head.

5) Glue head onto to box (from back of the front box flap so that the "neck" doesn't show.  Glue 3rd scallop onto back of witch head.

6) Attach the other 2 circles for hands with dimensionals.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

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Pop Up Santa

This little santa turned out pretty good. The card base is 11 x 5 1/2. When you do a pop up card, be sure to take into account the extra card height you need when the card is closed (for cards that have large pieces inside like this one).

Punches needed:
1 3/4" circle (body) - real red
1 3/8" circle (head) - blush blossom
1/2" circle (nose & hand) - blush blossom
1/4" circle punch (or crop-a-dile) (ears, cheeks, ornaments) - blush blossom, pirouette pink, more mustard, real red
Modern Label (arm & legs)
Curley Label (hat) - real red
Scallop Oval (hat) - white
Large Oval (hat) - white
Boho Blossoms (hat, mustache, sleeve cuff) - white
Heart to Heart (boots) - basic blacck
Scallop Circle (hair, beard, tree) - white, garden green
Small Star (tree) - more mustard
Word Window (tree) - chocolate chip
teardrop punch (martha stewart)  - basic black


1) Make the hat by punching large oval out of white.  Flip scallop oval over and line up over the top of this punch to make piece for hat.  Cut curly label in half, corner to corner. Glue on white scallop oval piece.  Glue on small flower from boho blossoms

2) Punch out 1 3/8" circle in blush blossom, 2 half inch circles in blush blossom, 2 quarter inch circles in blush.  Trim one of the 1/2" circles to make an oval for nose.  Sponge the edges of all pieces with pink pirouette.

3) punch out 2 scallop circles in white.  Cut one in half for beard.  Use 1/2" circle punch to punch out a small amount for mouth (see picture).  Cut 2 petals off of the 6 point flower for mustache.

4) Glue 1 3/8" circle centered onto scallop circle.  Use pop up dot to attach nose, glue on eyes, ears, mustache and beard.  Add a couple 1/4" circles (pink pirouette) for the cheeks.  Use the uni-ball white gell pen for highlighting the eyes, nose and cheeks.

5) Glue 1/2" blush circle on end of modern label for hand.  Cut small boho blossom in half and layer onto cuff. 

6) Glue hat on head, beard on face and head on body.  Punch 2 more modern labels in red for legs and 2 wide hearts in black for feet.

7) Punch 6 to 8 scallop circles in garden green.  Quarter each circle.  Layer the pieces to make the tree.  Punch 1/4" circles in mustard and red for ornaments, star in mustard.  Punch trunk with word window in chocolate chip.  Cut bottom off to make a flat bottom. 

8) position santa behind tree.  Glue on legs and arm.  Fold arm over and tack in place.

9) For card base, fold paper in half and at center of fold, clip up about 1" (tab is about 1/2" wide)

10) Fold clipped piece up and sharpen crease.  Open card and pop tab inward.  Attach santa to tab.

These instructions are a less detailed than what I normally give in my paid-for classes.  I just threw this one together tonight.  Enjoy!

If you recreate my santa and post on your blog, please post a link to my site for the instructions.  Please do not recreate or post step by step instructions on your website, blog or video (youtube).  Thank you.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Naughty or Nice Penguin

I just love this little guy! I used all Stampin' Up! punches (except the teardrop) and the coluzzle for the naughty meter.
ornament, 1 3/4" circle, heart to heart & butterfly
basic black, shimmery white, garden green, ruby red, curry, chocolate chip CS


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