Wednesday, December 30, 2009

new design done

Ok, I hope you all like this new design over the valentine one. I know that the white text on pink was hard for some people to read.  It's not perfect but I think it turned out pretty good.

On another note, I haven't had a lot of entries in for my blog promo contest.  I thought more people would be interested in winning my next class along with a kit to make the projects.  All you have to do is add me to your links list on your blog (assuming you have a blog). I know some of you may have done that already before I announced the contest.  If so, you are still eligible.  All you need to do is email me a link to your blog site so I can check it out (needmorestamps@yahoo.com).  thanks!

back to the drawing board

It seems that some people have a hard time reading white text.  I'm going to revamp the look so that the base text is black.  I have another cute template I can use but it's not valentines themed.  Oh well.  Thanks to everyone that sent me feedback.

New website design - what do you think?

I haven't gotten a whole lot of feedback on my new blog layout.  I want to have a site that is easy to read and navigate for visitors.  Please provide your honest feedback.  I am working on a custom design that will reflect my own designs but for now, this is what I have.  But, if too many people have a hard time reading the text or navigating the site, I can always change it.  I have other templates available and can easily switch it out in an hour or so.  Thanks!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Help me promote my blog with a chance to win a prize

Hello everyone, with the new year, I want to start promoting my site and getting it out there for more people.  All of my followers and customers have done a great job with promoting my site so far. 

What I would like to do is get my site linked from as many blogs and websites as possible.  Those of you that help me do this will have a chance to win a prize.  Here are the rules:

1) Add my website to your blog in the Favorite Links/Websites section of your blog.  Please use my website homepage for the link.  http://www.paperpunchaddiction.blogspot.com/

2) Email me a link to your homepage so that I may verify the link (and take a peek at your blog to).  My email is needmorestamps at yahoo dot com (I spelled it out to avoid email harvester programs).

When my new Valentines class is finished, I will draw a name from the pool of entries.  The winner will receive a kit which includes all of the supplies (including the prepunched pieces) to make the projects featured in the class along with the printed class instructions.  If I receive more than 100 entries, I will draw 2 winners.  Please feel free to pass this on to all of your blogging friends that may not know about my site yet. 

Thank you everyone!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Site Design

Hi All, I'm going to be reworking the appearance of the site today.  If you visit and it looks wonky, don't worry, I'll have it looking good in no time.  Thanks

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Magical Marquee Card

I saw this video today and I had to share!  How do people think this up?  You have to check out this video.  Jan did a great job showing how to make this card.  Now I need to find some time to actually make one myself!

Jan Tink's Magical Marquee Card

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays

Thank you to everyone that has made my little blog such a success.  I started it at the end of September and I have been overwhelmed on it's success in such a short time.  Thank you to everyone that visits the site, shares your nice comments and purchases my classes, I appreciate it very much.

I look forward to sharing many more ideas and classes in the new year.  I wish you all a safe and happy holiday with your friends and family!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

First Annual Paper Punching for a Purpose

Thank you all for supporting my fund raising drive for the St Croix Animal Shelter.  I ended up raising a total of $248 from the sale of my Pet Class over the last week.  The animals thank you to!

Thank you

Thank you to everyone that supported my first annual Paper Punching for a Purpose by purchasing my pet class.  100% of the net sales on my Pet Class through yesterday will be donated to the St Croix Animal Shelter.  I'm going to go through my orders and tally the total dollars collected this weekend.  I'll tell you all how much I made for the animal shelter.  Again, thanks for supporting this worthy cause.

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)

Joseph
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.

Nativity

Hello all, I'm going to try and get my nativity figures done tonight.  I have Mary & Baby Jesus done.  I just need to get Joseph done.  Hopefully I'll get them posted tonight.  I probably won't put them on a card since they are fairly large piecings.  I'm sure you all will be able to come up with good uses for them.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

First Annual Paper Punching for a Purpose

My pet class is officially completed.  From now until December 18th, 100% of the net proceeds (after paypal fees) from the sale of this class will be donated to the St Croix Animal Shelter.  I love animals and I have always donated to the annual holiday drive.  This year, I wanted to be able to donate even more.  Please purchase my class for a worthy cause!

The 2 kitty cats in the class were inspired by my own kitties, Sissy, an orange striped tabby and Smokey, a charcoal gray shorthair.  The other 3 piecings feature lovable pooches - a shaggy dog, silly puppy and a sweet poodle.  I hope you all enjoy my newest class.  Thank you



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