Sunday, August 29, 2010

Minnesota Fair here I come!

I get to go to the fair tomorrow!  I'll bring on some more punchy goodness after I come out of my food induced coma.  Seriously, I think the Minnesota fair is one of the largest fairs in the country and it by far is the biggest bonanza of food in once place that any human could hope to find.  If you can deep fry it and put it on a stick, then they have it.  Nowhere else on earth could you have aligator on a stick, chicken fried bacon, deep fried fruit on a stick, jurassic corndogs, deep fried candybars on a stick and sausage stuffed jalapenos all within a 20 yard radius.  Of course, I always hit my favorites, funnel cakes, fruit smoothies, gizmo sandwich and potato tornado. I'm on the hunt for the elusive scotch egg which is a hard boiled egg wrapped in sausage and deep fried in a corn dog style breading.  Oh, and I gotta try the fresh fruit kabobs dipped in dark chocolate.  I think they'll have to haul me out in a wheelbarrow....

EDIT
So, I'm back from the fair and I've found a new favorite!  I read on one of the news sites that the food to eat this year is the chocolate, marshmallow and banana grilled sandwich sprinkled with powdered sugar.  It tastes like banana cream pie paired with pastry. YUMMY.  Oh, and I found the scotch eggs over by the horse barns.  It was decent but not as good as I had anticipated.  I didn't get to try the wild rice hamburgers like I had planned but I found a good stand that was selling 32 oz lemonade for only $2 (outside front of the international bazaar).    I took my daughter to the kidway for rides.  Of course, we blew through a sheet of tickets in 15 minutes but there were no lines so that was nice.  It was really hot out there today!  Thankfully the windy conditions helped control the humidity.   Not as crowded as I had anticipated either.  I skipped the cheese curds this year. The greasiness is just too much for my stomach.  I did get my funnel cake and the strawberry smoothy.  As usual, I ate way too much sweets and scrimpted on everything else.  I did manage to avoid drinking a soda all day which is a first!  I brought a water bottle and refilled at the culligan booth a couple times.  If anyone out there is planning on going to the Minnesota fair, you gotta try the grilled chocolate, marshmallow and bananas sandwich!  it's right by the south entrance in front of the Birth Center.

Look who's in the pumpkin patch! sliding pop up

I had a lot of fun making this one!!  Thank you to Kathy for giving me the opportunity to guest design for Peachy Keen.  I got to play with these awesome Cottage Cutz dies paired with face stamp sets.  This card turned out so so so cute!  Instructions are below the pictures.

INSTRUCTIONS:

To make this card, follow the assembly instructions for the sliding pop up card HERE.  The card dimensions are different, so cut the pieces for this card as follows:

5 5/8" x 5 5/8" for the black patterned paper
5 3/4" x 5 3/4" for the early espresso cardstock backing on the black patterned paper
(layer both pieces, then score at 1 1/2" as shown in the assembly instructions)
1 1/2" x 13" green patterned paper (you will need to glue 2 pieces together for the length)
6" x 6" orange pattern paper (I glued together 2 of these to create a cardstock weight thickness)
2 1/4" x 1 1/2" early espresso cardstock (pop up backing for cat) - scored at 1/2"
1" x 1 1/2" early espresso cardstock (pop up mechanism for cat) - scored at 1/2" on each end
2 3/4" x 1 1/2" early espresso cardstock (pop up backing for bear) - scored at 1"
1" x 2" early espresso cardstock (pop up mechanism for bear) - scored at 1/2" on each end
1" x 2 3/4" early espresso cardstock (pop up mechanism for card back) - scored at 1/2" on each end (you may want to double the thickness of this piece to add stability

PUNCH ART & DIE CUTS:

Large pumpkin is made of 3 Wide Ovals and small pumpkin is made of 3 of the 1 3/8" Circles punched out of pumpkin pie cardstock.  Sponge the edges of all pieces with cajun craze (or really rust) ink.  Stamp the faces using the Peachy Keen pumpkin face stamps.  Glue 2 pieces together for back of each pumpkin and attach stamped piece to front with dimensional.  For small pumpkin, hand cut a stem out of chocolate chip cardstock and glue to top.

Punch the 1 3/4" Circle in summer sun cardstock for the moon.  Sponge the edges with cajun craze ink.  Punch out 3 black bats.  Glue moon onto back piece and attach bats with dimensionals.

Die cut the Tear Kitty in basic gray and going gray cardstock (pink pirouette for ears).  Stamp the face of choice on the face.  Stamp the face again on muzzle die piece (mouth, nose and part of the whiskers).  The die comes with 3 different PKS face stamps.  Line up the muzzle piece over the stamped face and attach with a dimensional.  Add whites to the eyes with a uni-ball white gel pen.  Punch out 2 of the 1/2" Circles for paws.  Sponge edges of cardstock with white craft ink.  Attach belly piece with dimensional.  Glue on pink ear pieces.  Attach paws to large pumpkin with dimensionals.  Glue kitty onto back of pumpkin.

Die cut the Tear Bear in close to cocoa & creamy caramel cardstock.  Stamp the face of choice on the face.  Stamp the face again on muzzle die piece (mouth and nose).  The die comes with 3 different PKS face stamps.  Sponge edges of all pieces with chocolate chip ink.  Line up the muzzle piece over the stamped face and attach with a dimensional.  Add whites to the eyes with a uni-ball white gel pen.  Attach belly piece with dimensional.  Glue on ear pieces.  Glue legs onto bottom of body.  Attach small pumpkin to front of bear with dimensionals.  Attach left arm with dimensional.  Glue right arm on.

Stamp greeting (Rubbernecker) with early espresso ink onto cajun craze cardstock.  Punch out with wide oval punch and layer onto decorative label punch (black print paper).

I really hope you get a chance to try out the Cottage Cutz dies with stamps.  These are awesome for paper piecing.  I used my Sizzix Big Shot to cut with the dies.  I found that it wasn't necessary to attach the thin foam backing to the die since the die cut perfectly with the platform and all tabs closed, sandwiched between the 2 clear cutting plates.  If you use a different die cutter, you may find that the foam backing is necessary to get a good cut, you can experiment with both, since the foam backing will peel off if you don't need it.

I hope you all enjoy this project as much as I did!

Punch Inspiration 8/29/10

http://addinkandstamp.blogspot.com/2009/09/happy-birthday-nico.html


http://bethapalooza.blogspot.com/2010/08/pumpkin-tins.html

Friday, August 27, 2010

Silly Bat

Oh how I love these silly creatures!  This silly bat is pretty easy to make.  See the instructions below.  I made a spiral pop up card.  The basic instructions are in the SCS Resource Library HERE.  I glued 2 circles together before cutting the spiral so that the spring was a little more sturdy.  Details on the ghost and ghoul on the inside of the card is detailed below.

Bat instructions:
1) Punch 2 of the 2-Step Owl bodies in black.  Cut about one third off of the bottom of one and round out the edges to create the head.  Cut off the horns on the other piece to create the body.  Sponge the edges with white craft ink.  Attach white eyeballs with dimensionals.  Punch pupils for the eyes using the largest hole on the crop-a-dile and glue on.  Add highlights to eyes and teeth with a unibal gel pen.  Attach head to body with dimensional.

2) For the wings, punch half of the 3/4" Circle punch 3 times.  Make sure they are touching each other as shown in the picture.  Line up the Wide Oval punch over the top and punch the wing.  Make 2 wings.  Sponge the edges with white craft ink.  Attach wings with dimensionals.


The cut a strip that was 12" x 1 1/2" for a belly band to wrap around the outside of the card to keep it closed.

For the inside monsters, you will be using the 2 Step Owl punch again.  For the ghost, punch 1 body and 2 of the chest pieces for the arms of the ghost.  Sponge the edges with bashful blue.  Stamp the face on using the Peachy Keen Pumpkin Faces stamp set and mount arms on the body with dimensionals.

For the ghoul, punch the owl body out of wild wasabi.  Cut off the horns and feet.  Sponge the edges with wild wasabi ink.  Stamp the face using Peachy Keen Monster Mash stamps and color in eyes and teeth with white uni ball gel pen.  Punch another owl body out of early espresso.  Cut off the top of the head and the bottom of the body.  Mount those on the backside of the wasabi piece with dimensionals.  Punch 2 of the branches out of wild wasabi.  Cut off all leaves except the end leaf.  Clip a wedge out of the center of the petal to create fingers.  Glue the arms on body.

Punch 3 black bats and add eyes with a unibal gel ink pen.  Mount all figures on the spiral spring with glue dots.  Make sure they life flat when the card is closed.  Put belly band around card to keep it closed.


Punch Inspiration 8/27/10

http://www.createwithconnieandmary.com/create-with-connie-and-mary/2010/08/ccmc113-inspiration-challenge.html

http://stampndesignstore.blogspot.com/2010/08/owl-purse-cards.html

http://stampndesign.blogspot.com/2009/11/sweet-treats-turkey.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1780962?&limit=last1

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1781065?&limit=last1

http://www.mypapermoose.com/2010/08/11/test-3/

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1780723?&limit=last1

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1780684?&limit=last1

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1780652?&limit=last1

http://bethapalooza.blogspot.com/2010/08/spider-tins.html

looking for participants for another blog hop

Who would like to participate in a halloween punch art blog hop?  I'm looking at September 8th as the hop date.  If you would like to play along, please email me at needmorestamps@yahoo.com and I'll send out the details.  Thanks!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Scarecrow Treat Tube Basket

I really love this project and you will to!  This is a full color step by step punch art tutorial to create the scarecrow, basket and treat tubes.  The pattern uses all Stampin' Up! punches. Please note that this pattern uses the Small Oval punch that Stampin' Up! will officially retire on June 30, 2011. EK Success makes an Oval punch that is almost exactly the same size. Details are HERE

The purchase price is $3.95 and worth every penny!

$3.95


Punch Inspiration 8/25/10

Autumn time is fast approaching!

http://www.artfulavocations.com/artful_avocations/2009/10/fall-punch-art.html

http://www.stampinpretty.com/2008/11/turkey-with-a-punch.html

http://stampndesign.blogspot.com/2010/08/pirate-owls.html

http://itsastampthing-vicki.blogspot.com/2010/08/curtain-callabsolutely-fabulous.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1780284

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1780146?&limit=last1

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1780062?&limit=last1

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1780023?&limit=last1

http://papersscissorsrocks.blogspot.com/2010/08/random-amusing-challenge-79.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1779923?&limit=last1

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1779910?&limit=last1

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1779911?&limit=last1

Coming soon... Fall basket

Hi All, I just finished my most awesome project yet!  I'm really proud of this one.  The project is complete, now I just need to write up the instructions.  I'm hoping to have it up tomorrow night.  You won't want to miss this one!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Punch Inspiration 8/24/10

It's time to start sharing the holiday goodness!

http://valitasfreshfolds.blogspot.com/2010/07/christmas-in-july-punch-art-bauble.html

http://www.sandystamper.com/2009/10/punch-art-santa-cute-card-cute-tags.html

http://craftycowcreations.blogspot.com/2010/07/inklings-christmas-blog-hop.html

http://stampndesign.blogspot.com/2010/08/just-believe-tent-card-2.html

http://artisticavenger.wordpress.com/2010/08/15/so-happy-almost-artisan-card-4/

http://www.creationsbypatti.blogspot.com/

http://discover-ink.blogspot.com/2010/08/oscar-grouchs-summer-house.html

http://www.artfulavocations.com/artful_avocations/2010/07/hula-girl-wbuildabear.html

If you could only have 10 punches...

Someone once asked me what punches I couldn't live without and of course, I responded "all of them!".  But seriously, let's say that a paper punch terrorist invaded my craft room and said they were going to take all of my punches except 10, what would I keep? Boy, that is one hard question!  I realize that not everyone out there has as much money to invest in punches, yet they want to make as much fun punch art as possible, so this is my recommendation for getting the most "bang for your buck" when it comes to punches.  I find that I use the following Stampin' Up! punches most often (catalog order numbers provided are for the USA catalog):

Ornament (119847)
Wide Oval (119859)
Large Oval (119855)
Small Oval (119863)
1 3/4" Circle (119850)
1 3/8" Circle (119860)
3/4" Circle (119873)
1/2" Circle (119869)
Modern Label (119849)
Heart to Heart (119881)
Scallop Circle (1198534)

Ok, I just couldn't pare it down to just 10. But 11 is still good!  If you are looking at building an ESSENTIAL punch collection, I would also add Boho Blossoms (119858), Full Heart (119883) and Round Tab (119864).  The new medium oval (120908) punch from the holiday mini is one of my new favorites for punch art.

Does anyone have a good solution for storing and toting the new flat style punches?  I'm rather peeved that Stampin' Up! has announced they are completely abandoning the storage boxes they put in the current catalog.  They have gone as far as printing new catalogs that don't include those items in it.  GRRRRRRR

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Punch Inspiration 8/22/10

Notice I shortened the title?  I wanted to condense the space used on my archive listing.  The inspiration will still be for punch art, but I wanted to make my headers shorter!

http://patslittlecorneroftheworld.blogspot.com/2010/08/stamp-class-project.html

http://stampndesign.blogspot.com/2010/08/convention-swap-layout-challenge-winner.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1778053?&limit=last1

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1770622

http://www.sleepyinseattle.net/

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1778358?&limit=last7

http://inkspiredtreasures.com/cards/august-tour-de-freaks-is-here/

http://blinkthinkink.blogspot.com/2010/08/hopping-and-buzzing.html

Treat Tube Challenge Winner!!

And the winner of the treat tube challenge is...... Jan Carlson!  Thank you to the ladies who participated in the challenge, they were all wonderfully creative ideas!  To view all the entrants, check out the challenge post here (scroll to the bottom of the post):
http://www.paperpunchaddiction.com/2010/08/challenge-with-some-blog-candy.html

To view Jan's design, go here:
http://stampinwithj.blogspot.com/2010/08/treat-tube.html

Jan, please email me your mailing address so I can send your goodies!  paperpunchaddiction@gmail.com

New Garden Collection complete!

Wheew, that was some work.  It's been so long since I brought out a new collection.  I feel like I'm starting to get my creative steam going again.  Check out my newest collection.  I really loved this one.  The little garden gnome turned out so super cute!  I foresee making this little guy into one of Santa's helpers.

There are 6 designs in this class, all for only $6.00.  All of the punch art pieces are featured on a cool card technique, so you won't want to miss this class!

http://www.paperpunchaddiction.com/p/in-garden-collection.html

Notes Holder Tutorial

This is a cute notes holder for your desk.  Instead of a calendar, you could add a photo or other decoration to the top of the holder.  This holder looks cute with the top down or propped open as shown.

Please note that the bear pattern uses the Small Oval punch that Stampin' Up! will officially retire on June 30, 2011. EK Success makes an Oval punch that is almost exactly the same size. Details are HERE

The full color step by step tutorial in pdf format is available for purchase for only $1.50.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Happy flower window tent cart

When I saw this technique on SCS, I just had to try it!  Go to the Split Coast Stampers resource library HERE to get instructions on how to make a window tent card (the overall dimension of my card is 6x6).  I used a combination of new and retired Designer Series Papers to make my card.  For the flowers, I used the new hostess 6x6 paper pad.  For the outside of the card, I used Woodland Walk and for the inside, a retired set called Fall Flowers.


To make the flowers, you will need the following Stampin' Up! punches:

Fancy Flower (concord grape flower)
5 Petal Flower (baby flower)
1 3/4" Scallop Circle
2 3/8" Scallop Circle
3/4" circle
1 1/4" Circle
2 Step Bird

Punch 2 of the fancy flowers out of concord print paper.  Punch 2 of the 5 petal flower out of poppy print paper and punch 1 each of the scallop circles from peach parfait print paper.  The leaves are the wing from the 2 step bird punch in pear pizazz print paper.  Stamp the Simple Sallies faces from Peachy Keen onto so saffron cardstock and punch out 2 of the 1 1/4" circles and one 3/4" circle (its easier to stamp first and then punch out the faces). 

Cut 3 strips of 1/4" wide wild wasabi cardstock.  These will be used for the flower stems.  To make them sturdy, fold the strips in half and glue together.  I cut strips that are about 8" long and folded them in half.  You can then trim away what stem you don't need.  Sponge the leaves with wild wasabi ink.  Sponge the so saffron pieces with more mustard ink.

I added some highlights to the faces with a white unibal gel pen and I used a blender pen and regal rose ink for the cheeks.  I colored the mouths solid with a black zig pen.  To add dimension, attach the flower layers together with dimensionals.  I used a Die-namics grass die and cut 2 strips of certainly celery and 2 strips of wild wasabi to layer on the inside of the frame and behind the flowers.  

The greeting is from Occasional Quotes hostess set and is stamped on shimmery white with concord grape.  the base of the card is made from certainly celery cardstock.  I layered pumpkin taffeta ribbon onto the daffodil satin ribbon for the bow.

Punch Inspiration 8/19/10

http://blinkthinkink.blogspot.com/2010/08/it-is-just-like-paper-dolls.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1776003?&limit=last1

http://inspireddesigns.typepad.com/inspired_designs/2010/08/goofy-owl-fun.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1775737?&limit=last1

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1775707?&limit=last1

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1773522?&si=punch%20art

http://sweetasagumdrop.blogspot.com/2010/08/gift-box-treats.html

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Treat Tube Challenge

Hello everyone, just a reminder that the treat tube challenge for blog candy will end on the 20th.  If you would like to participate, please visit this post and add your link.  I fixed the link so that submissions will be accepted through the 20th.  Thanks!

http://www.paperpunchaddiction.com/2010/08/challenge-with-some-blog-candy.html

Peachy Keen Challenge #35

Good morning everyone!  I'm excited to say that I'm a guest designer for the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog Challenge #35.  This challenge is a dual challenge.  There is a sketch and a color combo to be used together.


As you can see, I turned the sketch vertically so that I could utilize a Double Slider technique. The little monster is basically the same as my Monster Mash without the horns. The circle in the center of the card is 4" in diameter. It's just large enough to cover the slider slots. The face on the cute little monster is Peachy Keen stamps, of course. It is from the Monster Mash Face Assortment. I added some white to the eyes with a white unibal gel pen.

Head over to the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog and participate in the challenge for a chance to win a great prize!!!    HERE IS THE CHALLENGE LINK

Punch Inspiration 8/17/10

http://stampndesign.blogspot.com/2010/08/owl-punch-makes-owl.html

http://papercreativity.blogspot.com/2010/08/wreath-with-handmade-flowers.html

http://blinkthinkink.blogspot.com/2010/08/by-sea.html

http://inkspiredtreasures.com/cards/create-with-connie-and-mary-challenge-3/

http://jessandkarenspapercraft.wordpress.com/2010/08/12/more-punch-art-bear-cards/

http://jessandkarenspapercraft.wordpress.com/2010/08/10/tri-fold-fathers-day-card/

http://www.seasonsofstamping.com/2010/08/little-stampinup-gift-to-go-back-to.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1774257?&limit=last1

http://thestampcamp.com/blog/?p=3984

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Problems viewing the site

Hi all, I've gotten random reports lately from people having troubles with ordering classes at the site and getting error messages or can't view certain pages of the site.  This appears to be happening more often lately and it appears to be an Internet Explorer issue.  If you encounter any problems with the site, please use Google Chrome to surf the site.  I highly recommend ditching Internet Explorer all together.   Chrome is faster and safer than IE.  For those sites that only support internet explorer, you can download a free plug-in from cnet.com which gives you a "view this site with internet explorer" tab.  Here is the download location of Google Chrome and the plugin download at cnet.com

http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/landing_chrome.html?hl=en&brand=CHMB&utm_campaign=en&utm_source=en-ha-na-us-sk&utm_medium=ha

https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/hehijbfgiekmjfkfjpbkbammjbdenadd

Punch Inspiration 8/15/10

sorry, I didn't have time to surf and find ideas. Here are a few ideas to get started.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1772865?&limit=last1

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1772853?&limit=last1

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1772205?&limit=last1

Friday, August 13, 2010

Why so few participants?

I'm surprised that I only have 2 participants so far in the treat tube challenge!  Doesn't anyone want a chance to win a box of stamping goodies????  Even if we had 20 or 30 participants, chance are pretty good that you could win the random drawing!  Maybe it's a timing thing?  Does anyone plan to enter the challenge this weekend?  It thought for sure that offering some fabulous blog candy would get everyone motivated to participate.

Here is the Challenge Details in case you missed it:

http://www.paperpunchaddiction.com/2010/08/challenge-with-some-blog-candy.html

If you don't have a blog, you can still participate.  You just need to post your photo in a public gallery like Splitcoast Stampers with a link to the challenge details in the photo details box.

Thanks to the ladies that have participated so far.  They are fabulous designs!!

Punch Inspiration 8/13/10

http://itsastampthing-vicki.blogspot.com/2010/08/hello-fall-basket-card.html

http://artfeltimpressions.blogspot.com/2010/07/ccmc-109.html

http://stampercamper.com/cardpost/ccmc109_cake

http://lvstmpn.wordpress.com/2010/08/05/ccmc110-sketch-challenge/

http://jackotterstamp.blogspot.com/2010/07/ccmc107-color-challenge-owl.html

http://stampercamper.com/cardpost/ccmc107_bugs

http://istampicreateihavefun.blogspot.com/2010/07/summer-scene-cqc40-and-ccmc106.html

http://stampwithkriss.com/thomas-the-tank-engines-happy-birthday

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1771384?&limit=last1

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1771336?&limit=last1

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Recommended Face Stamps

Hello everyone, I've gotten some great feedback about the Peachy Keen face stamps I've been using lately.  Some people were overwhelmed by all of the choices that were at the site, so I thought I would give you a list of sets that I highly recommend getting.  These sets work great for punch art faces and are versatile for all kinds of people, animals and creatures.   If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

They have a sale coming up this Friday & Saturday so it will be a great time to load up!

http://www.peachykeenstamps.com/products/PK_693_Monster_Mash_Faces_1_1_8-413-7.html
http://www.peachykeenstamps.com/products/PK_691_Make_a_Monster_Face_1_1_8-412-7.html

The Monster Mash sets are great for halloween and fall punch art.


http://www.peachykeenstamps.com/products/PK_754_Critter_Faces_SET_A_Medium-405-7.html

This is a great set for animals and there are few people faces to work with as well.


http://www.peachykeenstamps.com/products/PK_491_Everyday_Character_Faces_1_1_8-172-7.html

This is my favorite faces set since the faces are so wonderfully expressive!


http://www.peachykeenstamps.com/products/PK_521_Winter_Faces_1_1_8-181-7.html

LOVE this set!  awesome snowman and penguin faces for the upcoming holidays


http://www.peachykeenstamps.com/products/PK_550_Pumpkin_Faces-198-7.html

Return of the jack-o-lanterns!  This was the first set I bought and love it.


http://www.peachykeenstamps.com/products/PK_681_Retro_Paper_Doll_Faces_1_1_8-249-7.html

The Retro faces are super fun and add a great touch of whimsey.


http://www.peachykeenstamps.com/products/PK_944_Funshine_Face_Parts_4_5_dolls-282-7.html

Great set for mixing and matching the eyes and mouth parts. 

If you're like me, you'll eventuall want to buy them all, but if you can't afford to buy them all at once, this is a great starting point for your collection.

Monster Mash treat box

This little guy was fun to make.  Once again, I got to use some more of my Peachy Keen stamps to make his cute face.  I added highlights to his eyes with a white uni-bal gel pen.  Make a treat tube following instructions HERE.



To create the little monster, you will need the following Stampin' Up! punches:

Ornament - head
Wide Oval - body and arms
2 Step Bird - ears
1" Circle - horns
Word Window - legs
Boho Blossoms - hands and feet
 punch body pieces in certainly celery.  I used a printed paper for the horns.

1) clip the bottom off the ornament.  Punch half of the wide oval.  Line up the punch over the punched hole and punch the arm.  Punch another arm.  Cut one word window in half for the legs.  Clip 2 of the petals off of the 5 petal flower from boho blossoms to create a hand.  Clip between the petals to form fingers.  Trim the large flower from boho blossoms to create the foot.  Punch 2 wing pieces with the 2 step bird punch for the ears.  Sponge the edge of all pieces with wild wasabi ink.

2) punch half of the 1" circle in black.  Line up the punch over the hole and punch again to create a half moon.  Cut the piece in half to form 2 horns.

3) stamp face onto ornament.  Add white to eyes with uni-bal gel pen.  Glue ears and horns onto head.  Mount head onto body with dimensional.  Glue on arms.  Attach hands with dimensionals.  Glue on legs and attach feet with dimensionals.

I stamped the greeting onto rich razzleberry with a Rubbernecker stamp.  Punch out with modern label.  One end of the box is fastened with a satin pumpkin ribbon.

Punch Inspiration 8/12/10

http://kweenbee.typepad.com/kweenbee/2010/08/aug-pals-hop.html

http://papervernissage.blogspot.com/2010/08/teapot-tuesday-106.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1769524?&limit=last1

http://addinktivedesigns.blogspot.com/2010/08/post-it-note-holder-with-gel-pen.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1769359?&limit=last1

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1769360?&limit=last1

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1769358?&limit=last1

http://dostamping.typepad.com/dostamping_with_dawn/2010/07/dawn-stampinup-july-2010-controlfreaks-good-old-summertime.html

http://bigredscraps.blogspot.com/2010/07/whooo-loves-punches.html

http://stampndesign.blogspot.com/2010/08/chicks-card-punch-art.html

Monday, August 9, 2010

Challenge with some blog candy - Extended to the 20th

hello everyone, I hope by now you all got to see my little gingerbread treat tube instructions yesterday.  The link to my tutorial is here: http://www.paperpunchaddiction.com/2010/08/gingerbread-punch-treat-tube.html

All you need to make the base tube is the fancy flower punch for the top and bottom of the tube.  This tube is surprisingly big once assembled.  You could easily fit at least 2 or 3 ounces of m&m's or other candies inside.  These make great party favors or small gifts.

I would love to see what you can do to create your own personal design using the base instructions to create the treat tube.  How about a halloween tube, easter or valentines tube?  The possibilities are endless.

I am issuing a challenge and the winner will get a fabulous prize - a large box stuffed full of stamping and scrapping goodies!!!! I had to clear out my craft room and I realized that I just have way too much paper and embellishments.  Now I can share the wealth.  To enter the contest, you only need to follow some simple steps:

1) create a sample using the treat tube instructions  from my blog.  Decorate your box in your own original style.  Post a picture of your creation on your blog or in your splitccoast stampers gallery.

2) add a link to your blog post or SCS gallery entry in the following link list.  Please do not provide a link to your homepage.  Please provide a direct link to the specific post.

3) please provide a link in your blog post or SCS gallery photo details to my blog for instructions on making the basic treat tube.  Be sure to use this link:
http://www.paperpunchaddiction.com/2010/08/gingerbread-punch-treat-tube.html

The challenge will run from today until the 16th.  I will randomly draw a name from the entries.  Please note:  Due to the cost of shipping, I can not ship this large box of goodies outside the states.  However, I will provide a second smaller prize for any entries submitted by readers outside of the United States.  Thanks everyone for participating!

new punch class coming soon

Hi all, I know it's been ages since I've come out with a new punch class.  I'm happy to say that I'm almost finished with designing a new collection called "In the Garden".  You will be delighted with these new critters.  After that, I will be focused on a new halloween collection and then a holidays 2010 collection.  I anticipate having the garden collection completed and posted later this week.

Punch Inspiration 8/9/10

http://www.stampinwithlucia.com/2010/08/bad-ss-bass-by-anita.html

http://www.stampinwithlucia.com/2009/10/blog-witch-x-3.html

http://merrymusings.typepad.com/random_thoughts_of_a_conf/2010/08/sim.html

http://mercedesweber.blogspot.com/2010/08/cowl-punch-art.html

http://merrymusings.typepad.com/random_thoughts_of_a_conf/2010/08/birthday-penguins.html

http://gettincrafty.typepad.com/gettin_crafty/2010/08/whoody-whoooo.html

http://stampndesign.blogspot.com/2010/08/scrapbook-dresser-page.html

http://nanceleedy.blogspot.com/2010/08/owl-together-ccmc110.html

http://twofriendsstamping.typepad.com/two-friends-stamping/2010/08/you-make-me-smile-thank-you-diane.html

http://pinkbuckaroodesigns.blogspot.com/2010/08/punch-art.html

http://nanceleedy.blogspot.com/2010/08/shabby-vintage-ppc9-cccc41.html

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Gingerbread punch treat tube

Hi all, I thought there had to be some way I could use the Stampin' Up! Fancy Flower punch to create a fun treat tube box.  I added a cute little punched gingerbread to finish the look.  Instructions are below.


Tube Box Instructions:

1) Punch 2 Stampin' Up! Fancy Flowers out of bravo burgundy cardstock.  Cut 5" x 4 1/4" pirouette pink cardstock (emboss with an embossing folder of your choice, I used sizzix dots).  Cut 2 strips of bravo burgundy 1" x 5".  Punch the Stampin' Up! Scallop Border on the 2 strips (you may substitute a different border punch or simply leave it unpunched and change the width of the strip to 3/4").  The ricrac diecut was created with a die from Paper Trey Ink.  You could use ribbon instead.

2) On the long side of the 5 x 4 1/4" cardstock, score at 7/8, 1 3/4", 2 5/8", 3 1/2", 4 3/8".  Sharpen all of the score lines.  Put some score tape (or sticky strip) along the 5/8" section.  Form into a pentagon shaped tube and secure with the tape.

3) On the 2 fancy flower punches, use a ruler and scoring tool to score along the base of each petal to create a pentagon in the center.  Sharpen the score folds.  Place one on an end of the tube.  The petals should lay flat against each side of the tub.  Glue the petals onto the outside of the box to seal the bottom.  Wrap the scallop border piece around the bottom of the tube (sharpen the edges as you wrap it around by pinching the cardstock at each corner) and glue in place.

4) For the top of the tube, you need to make a removeable top.  Don't glue the petals down on each side of the tube like you did in step 4.  Instead, just hold in place and apply some glue on the outside of each petal.  Wrap the other scallop border piece around the tube and glue onto the petals to create the top.  If you have the ricrac or ribbon, you can add that on the top and bottom caps.   Decorate the removable top.  Add a ribbon, button or greeting on top.  I used a pink corduroy button.

5) Decorate the rest of the box.  I added a strip of glittered paper 1 1/2" x 5" around the center of the tube.  I used the Love Nest papers from My Minds Eye.

Need some more guidance?  Check out my video here: http://www.paperpunchaddiction.com/2011/04/pentagon-treat-tube-video.html

Punch Art Gingerbread Instructions:

Punch the following pieces out of creamy caramel cardstock using Stampin' Up! punches:

1 3/8" circle for the head (it will be easier to stamp the face first and then punch out the circle)
Wide Oval for the body
4 Small Ovals for the arms and legs
2 of the 1/2" circles for the hands
2 of the 3/4" circles for the feet
2 of the 1/4" circles for cheeks

For the face, stamp the face from Peachy Keen onto creamy caramel, then punch out using the 1 3/8" circle punch.  Don't you just love these cute face stamps?

1) Clip away the bottom on each of the 3/4" circles to create the feet.  Sponge the edges of all caramel pieces with chocolate chip ink.

2) Add some white highlights to the eyes using a white unibal gel pen.  Glue 1/4" rose circles onto the cheeks. Color the nose with cherry cobbler marker.  Color icing onto head with white gel pen.

3) Glue the small ovals onto wide oval to create body.  Attach 1/2" circle hands onto arms with dimensionals. Attach the 3/4" circle feet onto legs with dimensionals.

4) Glue on ricrac or add icing with white unibal gel pen.  Add heart to chest with dimensional.  Attach head with dimensional.  Attach gingerbread to the tube.  I added him off center so you can see more of the box.

Want a tutorial to print? click on the link below to go to the download page
https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D8472508_837_657778740

Punch Inspiration 8/8/10

http://jguyeby.blogspot.com/2010/08/big-bird.html

http://stetlerarts.blogspot.com/2010/08/carnation-sympathy-card.html

http://paperpleasing.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/06/the-last-of-them.html

http://paperpleasing.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/06/almond-bark-gift-bag-with-tutorial-.html

http://paperpleasing.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/06/flower-power-for-teacher-.html

http://www.stampinwithlucia.com/2010/08/soccer-girl-by-anita.html

http://itsastampthing-vicki.blogspot.com/2010/08/ccmc110happy-birthday-bird.html

http://www.etsy.com/listing/52618631/set-of-2-cute-owl-bookmarks-paper-clips?ref=em

Friday, August 6, 2010

Hooty Party tilt card

I made a spinner card years ago but I hadn't tried the tilt card.  I then got this idea to making a little dancing party owl.  When you shake the card, he does a little shimmy (he's in the classic Saturday Night Fever pose)!  It's pretty cute.  Go to the SCS Tutorial to find out how to make a basic tilt card.


Instructions:

1) Punch 7 modern labels in close to cocoa cardstock.  Trim 2 of the labels to narrow one end.  One of the labels is rounded out at the bottom and another small piece of cocoa is cut off to create a small branch. Sponge the edges of all pieces with chocolate chip ink.  Layer 3 labels for the widest part of the branch.  Layer 2 and glue onto the end and glue one label on the end of the branch.  Attach the smaller branch with a dimensional.

2) Punch 2 scallop circles in certainly celery, wild wasabi and garden green textured cardstocks.  Sponge the edges of all pieces with wild wasabi ink.  Glue onto branches.  Attach the top layers with dimensionals.

3) For the owl, punch the body in basic gray, belly in going gray, feet and beak out of pumpkin pie.  Punch 2 basic gray wings with the 2 step bird punch.  Sponge the edges of the basic gray pieces with white craft ink.  

4) For the hat, punch 1/4 of the 1 3/8" circle.  Then line up the same circle over the top of the small semi circle and punch out the circle.  It will look like a circle with a small piece punched out of one side.  Fold in the sides to create the hat.  Punch the pompom on the hat with the boho blossom punch.

5) for the party horn, punch the small vertical slot punch and glue that piece onto the end of a modern label.  Clip away the sides to create the horn.

The greeting is from My Pink Stamper in a set called Punnylicious.

Punch Inspiration 8/6/10

http://stampndesign.blogspot.com/2010/08/pinchy-punched-lobster.html

http://www.dawnsstampingthoughts.net/2010/08/dawns-august-2010-thank-you-notes-video-.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1766082

http://kraftingkreations.blogspot.com/2010/08/today-i-have-for-you-card-using.html

http://kraftingkreations.blogspot.com/2010/08/another-birthday-card.html

http://cjmills.com/stampin/?p=37

http://itsastampthing-vicki.blogspot.com/2010/08/ppa54kind-thanks.html

http://stampndesign.blogspot.com/2010/08/music-notes-mojo-monday-challenge.html

http://stampsandtaxes.blogspot.com/2010/08/cps178-feel-better-friend.html

http://papercuties.blogspot.com/2010/08/fox-friends-birthday-party-for-6.html

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ginger bite double slider card

When I spotted this Ginger Bite stamp from Peachy Keen at the CHA supershow, I just had to have it!  I laughed out loud and instantly thought of how great this would go with the greeting set I bought from MFT.  I used the new ricrac die from Paper Trey Ink.  I used creamy caramel, early espresso, cherry cobbler, shimmery white and watercolor cardstocks.  I watercolored ginger with crumb cake, really rust, early espresso, cherry cobbler and baja breeze.  The ribbons are the satin vanilla and riding hood red taffeta.  I added glitter to the white frosting on ginger (although you can't see it very well). Cherry cobbler is embossed with a sizzix folder. The card was created using the SCS Double Slider Tutorial.

Punch Inspiration 8/5/10

http://alwaysplayingwithpaper.blogspot.com/2010/08/getting-my-mojo-on.html

http://itsastampthing-vicki.blogspot.com/2010/08/mojo-hello.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1764635?&limit=last1

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1764632?&limit=last1

http://stampndesign.blogspot.com/2010/08/more-punch-art-penguins-wedding.html

http://lavender-stamper.blogspot.com/2010/04/everyone-loves-clown.html

http://treasureoilerdesignz.blogspot.com/2010/08/birthdays-are-best.html

http://www.stampingtoshare.com/2010/08/84-girly-summer-dress.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1765488?&limit=last1

http://inspirationink.typepad.com/inspiration-ink/2010/07/vintage-folded-heart.html

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