Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Punch Inspiration 2/29/12 & Blog Candy

Happy Leap Year everyone!  A new edition of Inkspirations 4U! is coming soon and I have a free subscription to share.  This edition is called Celebrating U! with projects for spring/easter, mother's day, etc.   The early bird registration is only $20 through March 7th.  What do you get?  20 full tutorials PLUS extra bonus tutorials, challenges with a grand prize winner, video tutorials and lots more!  And don't worry, if you sign up and then win my blog candy drawing, you will be refunded your money.  So, don't delay and enjoy the discounted fee.

BLOG CANDY ALERT! LEAVE A COMMENT FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A MEMBERSHIP TO THE INKSPIRATIONS 4U! CELEBRATING U! EDITION

Today's Inspiration:





3-D Projects:

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Punches on the clearance rack!

Hey all, I'm not a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, but I wanted to share some awesome information with all of you.  Stampin' Up! has lots of great punches on the clearance rack right now.  Get all of these great punches at a great price!  Stampin' Up! still has to clear out the old style punches.  Personally, I PREFER the older style punches over the new ones (I own both).  They punch easier and a lot cleaner as well.

To order off the clearance rack, you will need to order through your demonstrator's website.  I suggest this, as you will pay a higher price if you order directly from the Stampin' Up! website.  Keep in mind that the Sellabration sale is still underway and you will get a free item from the SAB catalog for each $50 you purchase.

5 Petal Flower Punch $9.59
http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=109041

Boho Blossoms $9.59
http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=110711

Butterfly $9.59
http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=116629

Full Heart $9.59
http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=113693

Eyelet Border $9.59
http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=113692

Heart to Heart $9.59
http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=113694

Jumbo Snowflake $9.59
http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=116628

Large Oval $9.59
http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=107305

Scallop Circle $9.59
http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=109043

Scallop Edge Border $9.59
http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=112091

Scallop Oval $9.59
http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=114889

Scallop Square $9.59
http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=112081

Small Tag $9.59
http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=110113

These are incredible savings!  The punches are originally $15.95.  If you have been wanting to add to your punch collection, now is definitely the time to do it!

Tea Towel Love for Mom

Do you love and want to craft with fabric, but you don’t sew? Well then, this is the project for you! You can make this Tea Towel with LOVE for your mom, or change up the colors and the words and give someone a special springtime gift. How about LUCK for a St. Patrick’s Day gift or SPRING for an Easter gift? If you’ve got an iron, you can make up a bunch of these as they are quick and inexpensive! This beautiful project was designed by Julie.  It is the bonus project at Craft Project Central for February.

To get the instructions for Julie’s project, just subscribe to February, and meet one of the other bonus project requirements of, subscribing to two or more months in a row, putting our badge/blinkie on your blog, or referring a friend and letting us know when they subscribe.

You can subscribe to the February 2012 edition at Craft Project Central at any time.  Look at the other great projects in this edition.  It's only $10 for ALL of these projects!

Punch Inspiration 2/28/12

Everyday Enchantment Scrapbooking

Baby Clothes

St Patrick's Mojo

Elegant Birthday Cards

Banner Bash

Make Your Own Texture Plates

3-D Projects:
Designer Rosette Cross & Daffodil tutorials

Video of the day:
Hostess Gift Tutorial

Monday, February 27, 2012

Punch Inspiration 2/27/12

Good morning all, I recently found out that the Pentagon Treat Tube technique that I shared on Splitcoast Stampers in April 2011 was in the most recent Stampin' Success magazine.  If you would like the step by step tutorial along with the video, please go HERE.  The original tutorial is on my blog HERE.  Thanks for checking it out!

Sorry, I don't have a lot of links to share today.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Pink & Punchy

Leprechaun Fun

3-D Projects:
Repunzel, Repunzel, Let Down Your Hair

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Punch Inspiration 2/26/12 & Blog Candy Winner

Before I get to the links today, I want to congratulate Yvonne who won the random.org drawing for the  February membership to Craft Project Central.  She was lucky number 7!  Yvonne, if you didn't get me email, please contact me at paperpunchaddiction@gmail.com.

Go Fly a Kite

Two in One

Birthday Mojo

Tiny Tags Thank You

Barnyard Party

Video of the day:
Glove Topper

Take my punch art survey

Hi all, I'm planning on creating my next punch art class and I wanted to get some guidance from all of you on what I should focus on.  What kinds of classes would you be interested in buying?  Below is a poll.  You can select more than one item on the poll if you wish.    Leave a comment or suggestion for a punch art class and you will be entered in a drawing for a free punch art class!  Thanks everybody for visiting my blog and purchasing my classes!

Sweet Shop Box of Sweet Note Cards

Using Stampin’ Up!’s Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper and Designer Stickers, create this set of sweet note cards and a box designed to look like a Sweet Shop, complete with a striped awning, to hold them. This ensemble will look nice on a desk and the handy note cards will be ready to include with a special gift!  This super sweet project was designed by Regina.  To get her tutorial and 9 others for only $10, visit Craft Project Central and join the February edition.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Peachy Keen New Stamp Release

Today is the official release of the March Stamps of the Month kit and several additional stamp sets.  Yesterday I featured the SOTM stamps and the Peachy Picks paper kit in my project. Today, I'm using the PK-564 Teamwork! stamp set and PK-565 Mushroom Soup background stamp.  I also used the card stocks, designer papers and greeting punch out from the Peachy Picks March kit.


Check out these wonderful stamp sets!  If you join the stamp of the month club, you commit to 6 months of stamps.  The stamp set price is only $29.95 for club members.  Otherwise, you can purchase it for $39.95. (These prices are for US customers.  Canadian and International customers are priced differently.)


Did you love all of the wonderful paper crafting products I used on my PKS projects this week?  All of the card stocks, designer papers and embellishments are from the Peachy Picks March 2012 kit.  This kit club is only $24.95 a month.  Membership is a 6 month commitment.  Each month, a new kit will be shipped to you.  It will include coordinating card stocks, designer papers and embellishments. 


Want a chance to win some Peachy Keen goodies?  Enter the challenges over at the PK Connection.  Winners will be drawn on Monday.

Punch Inspiration 2/25/12

Punchy Doodlebug

Over the Edge

St Patrick's Day Shamrocks

More Masculine Version

Mum's Birdie

3-D Projects:
Envelope Die Box

Video of the Day:
Make Your Own Envelopes tutorial

Friday, February 24, 2012

Peachy Keen Party

Hey all! Are you a Peachy Keen fan? We have a new release day party going on over at the Peachy Keen Community site Saturday morning at 10:00 AM central time. There will be challenges, trivia games, a chance to win prizes and big grand prize drawing for all challenge participants. Please stop by and join me and several of the design team members for all of the fun. I'll be sharing another fun idea as well as the other ladies on the team. Want to find out more about Peachy Keen? Ask about what sets to buy? What our favorite sets are? You can stop by and chat with us all!

Peachy Keen March Stamps of the Month

Just when you thought Peachy Keen couldn't top last month, Kathy did it once again!  The March 2012 Stamp of the Month kit features these incredibly adorable gnomies.  The assortment of faces, faceless boy and girl gnomes, accessories and greeting are everything you need to make some awesome projects!  Have you seen the Peachy Picks monthly paper kit?  These kits are AWESOME!  All of the card stocks, designer papers and embellishments I used on this project came from the March kit.  The greeting is from the paper kit as a punch out. Check out the other design team projects HERE.
The card sketch is from Mojo Monday Challenge #229

I love this SOTM set because not only do you get a nice variety of faces for the faceless gnome stamps, but there are also LARGER versions of the same faces to use on your paper piecing and punch art projects! These additional faces are 1-1/8" size which is my preferred size for punch art faces.  The SOTM kits are really a fantastic value at $29.95 when you join the club.  The sets are HUGE.  This set has 33 stamps and they all aren't little stamps.  You get a 2 large faceless gnomes that are 4.75" tall, a large tree stump, flower pot and mushroom (each at least 2" tall), 10 faces, 7 greetings and lots of accessories.

For this project, I wanted to show you a punch art project featuring a face from the set.  The hat and stump are from the stamp set and the rest of the pieces are punches. The papers and embellishments are from the March Peachy Picks paper kit.


To make the punch art gnome, you need the following punches:
1-3/8" Circle for head in Pink Pirouette
Heart to Heart (wide heart) for ears in Pink Pirouette
1/2" Circle for hands in Pink Pirouette
Blossom Petals Builder for hair in So Saffron
Extra Large Oval for body in Pink Pirouette and designer print
Blossom Punch for dress in designer print

Punch pieces as shown.  Cut heart in half for ears.  Punch small oval in top of extra large oval on designer print for the neckline of dress.  Cut blossom punch in half, layer over the top of each other and then cut away the sides towards center of body.  Sponge edges of pink pirouette pieces with blushing bride ink. Sponge edges of so saffron pieces with more mustard ink.  Stamp face with black and color in eyes with unibal white gel pen. Sponge rose ink or chalk onto cheeks. Color nose with blushing bride marker.

Punch Inspiration 2/24/12

Friendship Bird

Playing with Colors Friends

Pink Inspiration

A Little Note

Clearly for You

3-D Project:
Repunzel Tower

Mocha Morning Egg

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Dancing Leprechaun & His Pot o' Gold

I know some of you have been waiting for a punch art leprechaun.  Here he is!  You can get my punch art tutorial by subscribing to the February edition of Craft Project Central.  $10 for 10 fantastic projects!  BLOG CANDY ALERT! Leave a comment for a chance to win the February Edition!


Punch Inspiration 2/23/12

Sending Many Thanks

Circle Circus

Established Elegance

Hello Baby Bunny

Big & Beautiful

Owl in a Tree

3-D Project:
Enchanted Gift

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Chocolate Egg Pedestal Box Tutorial

Today is 3-D Wednesday over at My Creative Time.  I love the new easter stamp sets recently released and I couldn't resist making this chocolate egg pedestal box.   I used the greetings from the Happy Hunting set and the egg die from the Hello Spring set.  Click on the link below the picture to download the free step by step tutorial in pdf format.  Enjoy!
click on link below to go to download page

Punch Inspiration 2/22/12

Pretty Postage

Vintage Paper Lace

Gorgeous Greens

Everyday Elegance CAS

Fresh Vintage #2

3-D Project:
Birdhouse Sticky Note Holder

Video of the day:
Calendar Card tutorial

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Punch Inspiration 2/21/12

This week I have some major posting going on. Tomorrow is the Peachy Keen SOTM release along with 3-D Wednesday at My Creative Time.  Be sure to come back to check out the awesome free tutorial.  On Thursday I have some punch art goodness to share.  You don't want to miss all of the great stuff this week.

Vintage Love

Birthday Wishes

Feeling Punchy Frog

Mixed Bunch Birthday

Harry Potter Owl Pocket Card

3-D Projects:
Bunny Kisses

Lattice Candle Sleeve

Video of the day:
Cascading Card Tutorial

Monday, February 20, 2012

Punch Inspiration 2/20/12

Before I get to the inspiration of the day, I just wanted to congratulate JoAnn (#93) who was the commentor to be drawn for the grand prize drawing at My Creative Time.  Her name will be going into the final drawing tonight and the big winner will be announced on Emma's blog tomorrow.  She could win a $100 shopping spree at MCT!  How awesome is that?  If you missed my diorama card featuring Emma's new stamps, check it out HERE.

Happy Anniversary (2nd card on post)

The Cutting Edge

Shamrock Scrapbook Page

Twitterpated Birthday Wishes

Mixed Bunch

3-D Projects:
Decorative Border Folded Envelope Tutorial

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Punch Inspiration 2/19/12

Hip-hippo-ray punch art birthday

Elementary Elegance

Turning Hearts Into a Flower

Gnome Sweet Gnome

Modern Mixed Bunch

The Best Kind of Mail

Thinking of You

Hangin With The Paper Players

Designer Meal Plan Ensemble

This Menu Planner, Shopping List, and Notes set is designed to keep you organized when planning meals for your family! And shouldn’t something that is set out in your living space (hung with magnets on your refrigerator) be cute too? This set is so cute and functional you will have no problem planning meals for a week. You’ll have space to make quick notes on what you need to grab the next time you go to the store, as well as a categorized shopping list! Make several sets and give them away as gifts!

This super project was designed by Carrie. To get this tutorial and 9 others for only $10, head to Craft Project Central and buy the February edition.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Punch Art Flashbacks

Hello all, if you didn't see these tutorials when I originally posted them, then you are in for a treat!  Check out these past Easter/Spring Themed punch art tutorials!






Everyday Enchantment Purse & Cards

You’re going to love this purse and four matching cards with envelopes made with the new Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper and the Fresh Vintage stamp set. The new Adorning Accents embossing folders and the Adorning Accents Edgelits dies give this project an elegant look especially when used with the Labels Collection Framelits die. This purse and cards set makes a great gift and is a quick and easy class project!

This lovely project was created by Glenda.  To get this tutorial and 9 others for only $10, visit Craft Project Central and buy the February Edition.


Last year in March, I joined Craft Project Central for the very first time!  When March rolls around, the March 2011 edition will go away forever!!  There were so many wonderful projects that month.  It would be a shame for you to miss it!  You can still purchase the edition for only $10.  Below is the project I contributed to the edition.  Go HERE to purchase the March 2011 Edition.

Punch Inspiration 2/18/12

Good morning all, if you don't have Google Chrome with the auto translate already turned on, then you should check out the link I have on my right sidebar.  If you ever need to translate a page, simply go to www.worldlingo.com and enter the page URL.  I occasionally share great projects I find on foreign language sites and I want you to be able to read it!

Sew Lovely

Sprinkled Expressions

Mixed Bunch Hugs

Color Splash Owls

R is For Retire

So Many Ways to Love the Paper Doily

Friday, February 17, 2012

Punch Inspiration 2/17/12

It's challenge day at Peachy Keen. Check out these beautiful projects HERE.

I know that some of you are wondering what is in the latest issue of Papers & Pixels magazine (besides my dancing leprechaun tutorial).  This issue is packed with lots of goodies.  You get 7 step by step paper crafting tutorial which include card techniques, a gorgeous gift box and a handmade book.  Additionally, it's full of great tutorials on coloring techniques, tying ribbons, photo shop editing and tons of digital scrapbook layouts.  It's over 100 pages of great techniques and ideas.  Totally worth the price of $1.50.  You can buy a single issue or subscribe for the whole year for only $12.  You download the magazine and can save it on your computer for later viewing or print if you like.  It's in pdf format so anyone can read it. Check it out HERE.

Pretty Postage

Happy Sunshiny Card

Shamrock Punch Art

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Petal Cone Carrot & Bunny

Mojo Monday Easel Card

Birthday Card for a Friend

3-D Project:
Easter Hat (scroll down)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

My Creative Time New Stamp Release Blog Hop

I am so thrilled to share these new stamps images (and egg die) from My Creative Time.  If you came here from Veronica's blog, then you are on the right track.  If you are just starting here, you'll definitely want to start at the beginning HERE.  I instantly fell in love with the bunny silhouette stamp from the Hello Spring set.  This set has 13 stamps and comes with a coordinating egg die.  My greeting came from the Happy Hunting set.  My card is a diorama card.  It's 2 inches thick but folds flat for mailing.  Details are below. Leave a comment for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to the My Creative Time store.  A name will be drawn from each stop in the hop. Then, those names will go into the grand prize drawing.  There are 19 stops  so you have lots of opportunities to win!  Shop the brand new online store for 10% off your entire purchase through the 24th. Use the code GRANDOPENING at check out.


This is a picture from the side so you can see the dimension.  It looks really neat in person.

Check out these gorgeous sets!


This is the last stop on the blog hop.  If you missed a stop, check out the list below:

Card Details:
For the basic tutorial on a Diorama card, see the tutorial on SCS HERE.  The dimensions on my card are different. For the front and back layer, cut 9-3/4" x 5" pieces of Pool Party card stock. For the center section, cut a 7-3/4" x 5" piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock.  I used the Everyday Enchantment designer series papers for the center layer and eggs.  For the window, I used the Spellbinders Label 23.  For the sun on the back layer, punch a 1" Circle from So Saffron.  Cut several strips for the sun rays.  Sponge edges with cajun craze ink.  Tear a couple pieces of Pear Pizzazz card stock and sponge edges with old olive ink for the hillside.  On the front of the card, I die cut some grass strips for behind and in front of the eggs.  The eggs were die cut from the die that is included with the Hello Spring set.

Punch Inspiration 2/16/12

I don't have a lot of links today.

You Are Simply Wonderful

Party This Way

Heart with Wings

Embossed Color Blocking

3-D Projects:
Bunny Bars

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Punch Inspiration 2/15/12

Wonderful You

Love Bot Punch Art

Owl Always Love You

Raccoon Punch Art

Simple Thank You

3-D Projects:
Treat Holder Tutorial

Scallop Square Box Tutorial

Bumble Bee Treat Box

Papers & Pixels Dancing Leprechaun

The latest edition of Papers & Pixels magazine just came out.  I took a few minutes to quickly skim through the magazine and there are so many awesome projects and ideas this month!  I for sure will be going back to try several of the projects. My contribution to the magazine this month is a tutorial to create this cute dancing leprechaun pop up card.  He literally pops up and starts to do the jig!!  You can purchase the latest edition for only $1.50 or subscribe for only $12 a year.  What a bargain! Check it out HERE.


I used a ton of awesome goodies from the latest release over at Peachy Keen Stamps.  Check out the paper crafting kit and the sweet little leprechaun stamps HERE and HERE.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Punch Inspiration 2/14/12

Happy Valentines Day everyone!  I'm going to miss sharing all of the wonderful inspiration links for Valentines projects.   There was so many awesome ideas this year.  Of course, I may still sneak some in once in a while.  I'm looking forward to sharing lots of links for St Pattys, Easter and Spring projects.  Get creating!

Valentine Heart Explosion Pop Up

Happy Valentines to Kaitlynn

Girly Girl

Hydrangea Anniversary card

Pop Up Card

Embossed Hearts

Blossom Heart Valentine

3-D Projects:
Pocket Fold Tutorial

Wire Candle Wrap

Monday, February 13, 2012

Punch Inspiration 2/13/12

Gnome Sweet Gnome

Missed You Penguin

Masculine Valentine

3-D Projects:
Valentine Cupcake

Clear Top Valentine Box tutorial

Lips Card & Treat Package

Love Shack

St. Patty's Treat

Video of the day:
Notepad & Pen Holder

Year of Cards Gift Box

Do you have too many birthdays and occasions to remember? Or, do you know someone who would love to receive a years worth of occasion cards? This beautiful and sturdy gift box contains six portfolios with a pocket for each month of the year. On each month’s pocket there is a tag where you can write names, dates, and occasions for that month to help you remember all of those special dates and occasions! Each pocket in the portfolio will hold five to six A2 size cards and envelopes depending on how bulky the cards are. That means that this beautiful gift box can hold 60 – 72 cards and envelopes!  This beautiful project was designed by Amanda.  For this tutorial and 9 others for only $10, head over to Craft Project Central and join the February edition.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Punch Inspiration 2/12/12

Quick Sweet Shop card

Punch Art Wedding Dress

Oh, Gnome Scrapbook page

Spring Flowers

3-D Projects:
Hershey Kiss Mice

Watermelon Sweet Treats

January Big Shot Club

Faux Book Card

This pretty-vintage greeting card has a Faux Book look that will wow the recipient whether they’re a book lover or not! The compartment inside is deep enough for a gift card (how about a Borders gift card), or any other small treat! This project is also a quick and easy club, class, or stamp camp project!  This gorgeous project was designed by Monika.  To get this tutorial and 9 others for only $10, visit Craft Project Central and join the February Edition.


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Inspired by Stamping Release Day Party

Yay! It's time to show you the brand new Inspired by Stamping stamps.  Today's project uses the Big Notes stamp set.  Check out the pictures of the 3 sets I used this week below.  I also included the other 2 projects shared earlier in the week in case you missed it.  I used the Flirtatious Specialty DSP, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red and Shimmery White card stocks.  The greeting is stamped with rose red ink. For embellishments, I used the pink 5/8" satin ribbon and the Medium Daisy paper flower sponged with Rose Red ink and spritzed with Marshmallow Tattered Angels.  The pretty paper flowers can be purchased at Inspired by Stamping. The flowers take inks very well.  I have sponged them as well as spritzed with smooch/tattered angels and colored with copics.
Check out the other great sets in the release HERE.


Here is a look at the 3 sets I used this week.  You can see a closer look by clicking on the picture.






There are lots of other great projects to check out! Be sure to leave a comment at Joanna's blog for a chance to win a stamp set!

Punch Inspiration 2/11/12

Elmo Punch Art

Bee Mine?

Pop Up Birdhouse

Valentines from the Box

Punch Art Dress Form

Spirelli Technique

Retail Therapy Cascading card

3-D Projects:
Dressed Up Candy Box

Matchbox Treat Holder

Lillipop Treat Tutorial

Mini Scrapbook Album tutorial

Friday, February 10, 2012

Peachy Keen Challege Photo Inspiration

Today's PKS challenge is a photo inspiration.  I just love the colors in this photo.  I knew instantly that the new SU! papers I just got would fit the bill.  One of my favorite Peachy Keen stamps is this sweet little set called Skunk Cheer Up.  I'm a big fan of paper piecing and when it's made easier by having a die, all the better! So you can image my excitement when Peachy Keen came out with the new Cottage Cutz die called Stinky Skunk.  I just had to use this little cutie on my card today!

Doesn't this look yummy?

Here is my inspired card using Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade & Peach Parfait card stocks with Everyday Enchantment DSP.

Check out the other great ideas from the design team over at the challenge site HERE.

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