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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Baby Jesus, Mary & Joseph

These are what I came up with for Christmas.  I hope you like them!

You will need the following punches:

Mary with Baby Jesus
Ornament - 1 in blush blossom
Wide Oval - 2 in Bayou blue, 1 in not quite navy, 1 in soft sky (swaddling)
Large Oval - 1 in bayou blue
Full Heart - 1 in bayou blue
Round Tab - 3 in not quite navy
Butterfly in blush blossom (for feet), not quite navy for sleeves
Word Window in blush blossom
1/2" Circle in blush blossom (hands and nose)
3/4" Circle in blush blossom (baby head)
1/4" Circle in blush blossom (baby nose)

Ornament - blush blossom
Round Tab - not quite navy for tunic
Wide Oval - bayou blue - wrap
Modern Label - 4 in creamy caramel for arms and legs
Butterfly in blush blossom for feet
1/2" Circle- 3 in blush blossom for hands & nose
Scallop Circle - 2 in cocoa for hair
Boho Blossom - 3 small flowers in cocoa for beard

Instructions for Mary & Jesus
1) Glue bayou blue wide ovals behind ornament head.  Glue large oval on top of head.  Cut full heart in half and glue onto each side of face.  Trim 1/2" circle into an oval for nose.  Attach to face with dimensional.  Glue on teardrop eyes (Fiskars punch).  Add highlights with white unibal gel pen.  Add other face details with zig pen.

2) Glue round tab onto wide oval (not quite navy) for dress.  Cut round tab in half and glue onto bottom of dress.  Cut blush blossom butterfly in quarters.  round out bottom 2 pieces for feet and glue onto body.    Cut not quite navy butterfly in half for sleeves.  Cut 1/4 of the word window off for arm and glue onto back of one sleeve.  Attach 1/2" circle hand with dimensional onto word window.  Glue right sleeve onto body as shown.

3) Attach 3/4" circle for baby face onto wide oval with dimensional.  Trim 1/4" circle into an oval and attach to face with a glue dot.  Draw face on with black zig pen.  Glue swaddled baby onto front of Mary's body.
Attach other arm positioned over baby with dimensional.  Attach other hand with dimensional behind baby's head.  Attach Mary's head to her body.

Joseph Assembly

1)  Cut one scallop circle in half.  Cut one half into a 1/3 for bangs.  Glue full scallop circle and half scallop circle onto back of ornament for hair.  Glue on bangs.  Trim 1/2" circle into oval for nose.  Attach to face with dimensional.  Glue on teardrop eyes.  Add highlights with white unibal gel pen and other details with zig pen.  Glue 3 small boho blossoms onto face for beard.  Be sure to leave "neck" piece of ornament unglued so it can be attached to back of body.

2)  Cut wide oval in half and glue onto round tab as shown.  Cut away excess at shoulder.  Wrap ribbon around waist and glue in place.  Glue modern label legs and arms on as shown.  Cut butterfly in quarters and round out 2 bottom pieces for feet.  Glue feet onto legs.  Glue 1/2" circles onto end of each arm.  Glue head onto body.


Andrea said...

hi Kim,
I just found your blog the other day and I love your punch art. I bought the pet set and cant wait to have time to make some. Love your nativity.

Kelly said...

Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for December 18. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at or visit our Blog Finds of the Day Blog at

TrishG said...

So cute. Great ideas and details! I love Joseph's belt! Great work!

Lorie said...

Very cute Kim! You did a great job!

Linda H said...

Very nice! You never seize to amaze me! Happy Holidays to You and Yours.

Linda H
Sacramento, CA

Paper Potter said...

Wow! You are so creative. THIS took some work and I really appreciate that you are giving the instructions to us free. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Marla said...

These are WONDERFUL! I am so blessed by your talent! Thank you so much!


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