Sunday, March 25, 2012

Punch Inspiration 3/25/12

Good morning all, sorry I haven't posted inspiration in 3 days.  I just have so much to do before the end of the month that it's insane!  I have lots of links to share today.

Hello

Imprints Today

Happy Mother's Day

Super Owl

Easter Chick Punch Art

Delicate Branch

Easter Bunny

Flirtatious Butterflies

Punch Art Eggs & Chicks

Simply Scored Blossom Bouquet

3-D Projects:
Easter Bunny Milk Carton

Bunny Basket & Pop Up Card

Thursday, March 22, 2012

PKS Challenge #10 Faux Stitching

This week's Peachy Keen challenge is to create a card using faux stitching.  I instantly thought about the super cute In Stitches face stamp set.  The sweet little greeting from Vivienne and Friends goes perfectly with the stitches.  And of course, this little flower wouldn't be complete without an Action Wobble on his head.  Check out the instructions to make this card below the photo.  Check out the other fantastic projects from the design team HERE.


Instructions:
Punch 5 flowers with Blossom punch.  Stack flowers and pierce hole in center.  Put a mini brad in the center and then turn the flowers to stagger the petals.  Fluff the petals forward to create some depth.  

Stamp the face on a So Saffron 1-1/4" Circle punch.  Color the nose with riding hood red.  Add regal rose to cheeks and whites to eyes with unibal white gel pen.  Sponge edges of circle with more mustard ink.  Attach face with dimensionals.  Cut a strip of green print paper 1/4" x 4".  Punch 2 wings from Bird Builder.  Sponge edges with old live ink.

Cut the following layers for card:
8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Ruby Red or Riding Hood Red for base, folded in half
4" x 5-1/4" floral print (Colorbok Flea Market papers)
4-3/8" x 2-1/2" very vanilla
4-1/4" x 2-3/8" doily print (Colorbok Flea Market papers)
4" x 1-1/2" green print (Colorbok Flea Market papers)
1" x 4" Soft Sky, punch one edge with Scallop Border punch

Layer doily print on very vanilla and draw stitches around outer edge with unibal white gel pen.  Layer green print over soft sky scallop border. Tie a fork bow in 5/8" vanilla satin ribbon and glue tails to back.  Draw stitches along top and bottom with gel pen.  Attach floral print onto card base and attach green print piece onto card.  Attach doily print piece with dimensionals.  Stamp greeting in lower corner.  Glue flower stem on diagonally.  Attach leaves with dimensionals.  Attach flower head with action wobble spring.

Punch Inspiration 3/21/12

Anatomy of a Birthday

Good Enough to Eat

Mixed Bunch Flowers

Totally Unique Blossom Window

A Smile For You

Best Wishes Masculine Card

Happy Birthday Clean & Simple

3-D Projects:
Petite Purse Backpack

Video of the day:
Paper Flowers Gerbera Daisies

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My Creative Time 3-D Wednesday

It's time for another 3D challenge at My Creative Time.  The design team has some great projects to share HERE.  For my project, I was inspired to modify the free standing pop up card technique to make a picture frame.  The step by step tutorial for the free standing pop up card is located HERE.  To make the frame, you need to cut the slot wider and make a gate fold picture frame to attach to the pop up.  For the instructions, please see the downloadable tutorial below the pictures.  I used the Happy Hunting stamp set from My Creative Time for the fun greeting.  Check out this super cute set HERE.


Click on link to go to download page for the pdf document.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Punch Inspiration 3/19/12

Well, it has once again been confirmed by PC Magazine.  The Google Chrome browser is the best when compared to other browsers!  Not only is it safer but it's far superior in speed and features like the auto translate  when you go to a foreign language site.  If you haven't tried Chrome, you should.  It's free to download and you won't want to use your old browser after trying it out!

On to the inspiration!

Little Flowers

Curly Cute

Live in the Sunshine

Spring Ahead

Sweet Shop Birthday

Happy Easter Chick

3-D Projects:
Happy Easter

Video of the day:
Chickens in a Pot

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Punch Inspiration 3/18/12

Sorry this is so late.  I was so tired I had to sleep in today.  The next couple months will be a very busy one!  We had our offer on a home accepted with the closing later in April.  I'm crossing my fingers that the inspection and appraisal go well.  I've been looking for some time for a home that meets all of my needs and I finally found one.  I'm so excited because I'm finally getting my own craft room.  The room is a clean slate, so if you have any ideas and would like to share pictures of your own craft haven, I would love to see it.

Mixed Bunch Sketch

Pirate Punch Art Shadow card

Sleeve Gift Card Holder

Fishing Bag Petite Purse

Kids Punch Art

Button Smooches

Forever and Always

An Enchanted Thank You

3-D Project:
Sunflower Birdhouses

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

Punch Inspiration 3/16/12

Today is Challenge day over at the Peachy Keen blog.  Check out the great projects that some of the DT has to share HERE.  

How would you like a chance to win a free one year subscription to the Paper Crafter's Library?  It's easy to enter the contest and you can get multiple entries! Check out the details HERE.

Best Wishes in Saffron

Weather or Not

Easter Punch Art Shadowbox

Enchanted Flowers Side Spring

Springtime Vintage

3-D Projects:
Bunny Mason Jar

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Punch Inspiration 3/15/12

Last night I posted a picture of my project in the latest issue of Papers & Pixels magazine.  Check it out HERE.  There is an abundance of digital scrapbook ideas this month and a great article for photoshop.  The issue is only $1.50.  You can subscribe HERE.

Tic Tac Toe

Thank You

Heart Petals

Paper Cup Baskets

Summer Smooches Tryout

Banner Bash

Flowers for my Friend

3-D Projects:
Cute Critter

Papers & Pixels Triple Pop Out

Hello all, the newest edition of Papers & Pixels online magazine has just come out.  This month, I wrote a tutorial for this cute Triple Layer Pop Out card featuring the super sweet Peachy Keen Cottage Cutz die called Bunnies. I paired this with the wonderful greetings from the My Creative Time Color Me Happy stamp set.  To get this tutorial (and lots of other fun stuff), subscribe to the March issues of Papers & Pixels magazine for only $1.50.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Punch Inspiration 3/13/12

Before I get to the inspiration today, I want to congratulate Sara who won the free copy of the My Memories Suite digital scrap booking software!  Thanks to everyone that checked out the software and left a comment.  If you missed my review, please check it out HERE.

Cowgirl punch art

Baja Breeze Beautiful Bird

Mr. Rabbit

Just Because

Everyday Enchantment Birthday

Simply Simple Thoughts of You

2 Vintage Cards

3-D Project:
Lollipop Tree

Pretty Petite Pansies

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Punch Inspiration 3/11/12

Hey all, did you know I have a facebook page for Paper Punch Addiction?  If you are on facebook, you can like me and follow my posts.  Check it out here: http://www.facebook.com/PaperPunchAddiction


Fat Chicken punch art

Vintage Owls punch art

Holy Cow punch art

Sweet Pink Baby Teddy

Noahs Ark punch art


Video of the day:
Easter Bunny Basket

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Inspired by Stamping Release Day Party

It's time to see the new Inspired by Stamping sets!  For today's card, I used one of the pretty eggs and greeting from the Easter set.  This set was screaming to be paired with the Everyday Enchantment designer series paper.    Be sure to visit Joanna's blog and leave a comment for a chance to win a free set!  Check out the brand new stamp sets HERE.  You can also order the brand new paper flowers.  There are so many wonderful new flowers to embellish your cards with!  Joanna is offering free shipping on all orders today only.  The coupon code is MarchFree.

Here is a look at the sets I used this week


In case you missed them, here are the other cards I made this week with these sets


Details for the first card shown:
Supplies:
Easter stamp set
Everyday Enchantment designer series papers
Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla card stocks
Riding Hood Red ink
Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon
Dimensionals

Instructions:
Cut the following layers:
5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Riding Hood Red card stock folded in half for card base
5 strips of 1" x 4" Everyday Enchantment DSP
3-1/4" x 2-5/8" Riding Hood Red card stock
2-1/2" x 2-1/8" Very Vanilla card stock
15/16" x 2-1/2" Everyday Enchantment DSP
3/4" x 3-1/4" Riding Hood Red card stock
5/8" x 3" Very Vanilla card stock

Layer strips onto card base (to properly space, place the outside strips first, then next 2 towards outside and center strip last).  Stamp egg with riding hood red ink on very vanilla.  Layer onto riding hood card stock with smaller strip of DSP.  Tie 4 loop fork bow and wrap tails of ribbon around to back.  Attach to card with dimensionals.  Stamp greeting with riding hood red ink on very vanilla strip.  Clip ends to create pennant.  Layer onto riding hood red and clip ends. Attach greeting with dimensionals.

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 3/10/11 and Blog Candy Winners

Before I get to today's inspiration, I need to announce a few things. First, thank you to everyone that took the time to take my poll for punch art and to leave a comment.  The clear winners of my poll was Holiday/Seasonal with Animals as a second.  So, it looks like that's what I'll be working on for my next punch art classes.

The winner of my drawing for the punch art poll is Laura J (carpediem).  Laura gets to choose any one of my punch art classes as her prize!

The winner of my drawing for the free membership to the upcoming edition of Inkspirations 4U! is scrapbooker27.

Ladies, please email me at paperpunchaddiction@gmail.com to claim your prizes!

For those of you that missed it, I wrote a review for a fantasic digital scrapbooking software called My Memories Suite.  One lucky winner will receive the software free.  All you need to do is leave a comment on my blog post HERE (telling me the name of a favorite kit from the site).  This software is so great, you will definitely want to win this!  I will draw the winner on Sunday night.

Did you see my latest free punch art tutorial?  I created a cute little chick card for the Peachy Keen challenge yesterday.  Check it out HERE.

Ok, on to today's inspiration!





3-D Projects:

Video of the day:

Friday, March 9, 2012

Inspired by Stamping Sneak Peek Day 2

It's day 2 of the Inspired by Stamping sneak peek of the new stamps coming out on Saturday.  The new Easter set is so gorgeous!  My favorite image on the set is the pretty floral bunny.  I knew instantly that this stamp would go perfectly with the Beau Chateau designer series papers.  The lovely greeting is from the same stamp set.

Supplies:
Easter stamp set
Beau Chateau designer series paper
Mocha Morning specialty designer series papers
Basic Black, Marina Mist card stocks
Basic Black ink
Spellbinders Nestabilities Oval, Petite Oval and Scallop Oval dies
Slot punch (retired)
White 3/8" taffeta ribbon
Marina Mist 5/8" satin ribbon (retired)

Instructions:
Cut the following layers:
5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Marina Mist card stock folded in half for card base
5-1/8" x 3-7/8" Basic Black card stock
5" x 3-3/4" Beau Chateau DSP (blue floral print)
5-1/8" x 1-1/2" Mocha Morning DSP (black/gray flocked print)

Stamp bunny with black ink on Beau Chateau DSP.  Cut out with Oval die.  Cut black layer with Petite Oval die.  Glue onto black layer.  Punch a slot on each end.  Die cut scallop oval in Marina Mist.  Tie triple loop fork bow in white taffeta ribbon.  Thread right tail through the slot on left behind piece and up through slot on right.  Layer onto scallop oval piece with dimensionals.

Assemble all layers except the card base.  Wrap marina satin ribbon around card and secure at back.  Attach scallop piece onto card with strong adhesive.  Wrap white ribbon tails to back of card and secure.  Layer onto card base.

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!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Peachy Challenge #8 Little Chick Punch Art

I realize it's been a while since I shared a punch art creation featuring Peachy Keen face stamps.  The challenge this week is "Anything Goes" which is great since I'm free to do whatever I want!  The other girls have wonderful creations to share.  Check them out at the challenge site HERE.  Join the challenge for a chance to win some Peachy Keen goodies!  For my project, I used one of my favorite face sets, PK-754 Critter Faces Medium.  Of course, my little chick was perfect with an Action Wobble behind her head. Instructions are below the picture.


Instructions:
Punch the following pieces:
1-1/4" Circle in So Saffron for head
Ornament in So Saffron for body
1-3/4" Circle in Shimmery White for egg shell
2 wings from Bird Builder in So Saffron for wings
medium flower from Boho Blossoms in So Saffron for feathers
2 small flowers from Boho Blossoms in Peach Parfait for feet
2 strips of Peach Parfait 1/8" x 1-1/2" for legs

Trim the top and bottom of 1-1/4" Circle into an oval.  Sponge the edges of all saffron pieces with More Mustard ink.  Hand cut the 1-3/4" Circle into broken egg shell.  Cut 2 petals off each side of small boho blossom to create feet.  Trim between toes.  Sponge edges of peach pieces with Cajun Craze ink.

Stamp critter face with basic black ink.  Color in whites of eyes with uniball gel pen.  Color beak with Pumpkin Pie ink.  Glue legs and wings onto body.  Attach shell with dimensionals.  Trim the Action Wobble to fit behind the head and attach to body.  Glue feathers on head.

For the base of the tag, cut a piece of wild wasabi card stock 4-3/8" x 2-5/8" and use a corner rounder punch on each corner.  Punch a 2-3/8" Scallop Circle out of wild wasabi and glue to back where 6 scallops on the circle show at the top.  Cut a piece of 4-1/4" x 2-1/2" printed paper and corner round edges.  Glue onto tag.  Punch a flower with Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch in pretty in pink.  Punch flowers with Boho Blossom punch in pretty in pink.  Sponge all pieces with regal rose ink and layer pieces.  Put a designer brand in center of layered flowers.  Attach flower to tag.

Base of card is 5-1/2" x 11" Chocolate Chip card stock folded in half.  Layer 5-3/8" x 5-3/8" So Saffron.  Cut strip of designer paper 5-3/8" x 2".  Punch 2 strips of Pool Party card stock with Lace Ribbon Border punch.  Attach strip at top and bottom of designer paper strip.  Attach layers to card base.  Wrap pool party ruffled ribbon around card and tie ribbon.  Attach tag with dimensionals.  Attach chick to tag with dimensionals.

Inspired by Stamping Sneak Peek Day 1

It's time for another Inspired by Stamping new release!  This month, there are several wonderful spring and Easter sets coming out.  Once again, Joanna designed some sets that go perfectly with the Spellbinders Nestabilities dies.   The Nestabilities Labels #4 is one of my all time favorite die sets.  Check out how fantastic the frame from the Small Fancy Label 4 set looks paired with the greeting from the Easter set.  I'll show you the images of the sets on Saturday when the sets are officially available to order.  I also got some more beautiful paper flowers to play with.  These will also be available to order at the Inspired by Stamping site on Saturday.


Supplies:
Small Fancy Label 4 stamp set (frame)
Easter stamp set (greeting)
Mocha Morning Specialty designer series paper
Soft Suede, Basic Black, Brushed Gold, Shimmery White card stocks
Soft Suede, Basic Black ink pads
Very Vanilla seam binding ribbon
Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 4, Small Label 4, Oval dies
Scallop Border punch
Red Rose paper flowers, Pearl Jewels
Dimensionals

Instructions:
Cut the following layers:
5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Soft Suede folded in half for card base
5-1/4" x 4" Basic Black
5-1/8" x 3-7/8" Mocha Morning DSP (flocked floral swirl pattern)
5-1/8" x 1-1/4" Mocha Morning DSP (black/gray flocked pattern)
5-1/8" x 1-3/4" Mocha Morning DSP (gold floral print pattern)

Stamp the frame with black ink on Soft Suede card stock.  Die cut frame with Nestabilities Label 4.  Die cut the center of frame with Oval die.  Die cut a brushed gold Small Label 4 for layering behind frame.  Cut a piece of shimmery white to put behind frame.  Stamp greeting with Soft Suede ink.  Layer frame over greeting with dimensionals.  Layer frame onto gold label with dimensionals.

Punch one edge of 5-1/8" x 1-3/4" gold floral paper with scallop border punch.  Assemble all layers except the card base.  Before attaching to card base, tie a triple fork bow and wrap tails around card to back.  Attach layers to card base.  Attach layered frame to card with dimensionals.  Glue flowers onto edge of frame.  Add pearls to stamped frame.

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!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Software & BLOG CANDY

I was recently offered the opportunity to review the My Memories Suite V3 Digital Scrapbooking Software and I had a LOT of fun playing with this software!  Whether you are a seasoned digital scrapbooker or have never done it before, this software is for you.  This software can do so much more than scrapbook page design and the incredible selection of designer papers, page elements, fonts and templates that come with the software is truly impressive.  But even more impressive are the thousands more downloadable page elements, kits and templates on their website.  There are so many FREE things on their site to download and the prices are really cheap for the collections on sale.  They have many designers on the site that cover all ranges of style from classy to cute.

I'm a cute style girl myself.  After downloading and registering my software, I got a confirmation email with a code for $10 free to spend on additional downloads! There were so many wonderful things out there that I had a hard time deciding.  I added even more stuff to my wish list for future purchases.  What to see what I ordered with my free $10?  Check these collections out!

Secret Garden Combo Pack
Hop Into Spring
Fur' Ever Love

The software is so incredibly easy to use!  I created these 3 cards to share with you all.  I can print these on my printer or even just send it in an email to brighten a friends day.  I had so much fun creating and didn't have to make a mess to do it.

You may be wondering how this software compares to My Digital Studio.  I own both and to be honest, I have yet to figure out how to use MDS because it was way more complicated than My Memories Suite V3.  I was creating instantly with My Memories Suite because it was so intuitive and easy to use.  I think it has a huge advantage over MDS because not only is it easier to use, but it's much cheaper to buy and the content is way more diverse and lower priced.  Their website has so many great ideas and free content that you could spend hours just looking at everything available!

I'm really excited about the fact that I will be able to create card and page sketches really easily with this software!  If you were to buy it for only this purpose, it would be totally worth the purchase.

What do you think of my creations?  How about trying out the software yourself?  You can download the free trial HERE.  The software is only $39.97 but the best part is that I have a $10 OFF coupon code for you PLUS once you pay for the software, you will receive an email with a $10 code to purchase more content at the website.  WHAT AN AWESOME DEAL!
To save $10, use the following coupon code: STMMMS2953

BLOG CANDY ALERT!
Would you like to win this software?  I am also hosting a give-away of the My Memories Suite software!  To enter the give-away, please visit the site HERE and look at some of the great kits.  Then, leave a comment telling me the name of a kit you liked.  I will draw a random winner from the comments on Sunday night.
GOOD LUCK!

Punch Inspiration 3/7/12

Today is your last day to enter my drawing for the free membership to Inkspirations 4U! and one of my punch art classes of choice.  To enter the drawings, please go HERE & HERE.  I will be drawing winners tonight.

Something Green

Enchanted Cupcakes

Bright Blossoms

Big & Beautiful

3-D Projects:
Wedding Wishes Booklet

Birthday Hat & Clown Card

Giraffe Gift Bag

Video of the day:
Curly Label Mustache

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Peachy Keen Stamps 25% OFF!

The sale you have been waiting for is here!  Now through 8 pm Sunday, you will get 25% off your whole order (excludes clearance, kits and club memberships, gift certificates).

Have you been thinking about getting some face stamps for all of your punch art?  Sales like this don't happen very often.  You definitely have to take advantage of this sale!   Are you wondering what sets you should get?  Here are some of my favorites.  They are so versatile and perfect for punch art!  I chose the 1-1/8" size and medium sets which are perfect for heads that use the Ornament or 1-3/8" Circle punches.








Punch Inspiration 3/3/12

Birthday Tulips

Summer Smooches

Scalloped Ribbon Flower tutorial

Lucky Punches

Thank You Kindness Matters

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Spring Chick Punchy Easter card

Video of the day:
Blossom Punch Basket tutorial

Friday, March 2, 2012

Punch Inspiration 3/2/12

Today is challenge day over at the Peachy Keen blog.  Check out the fun projects by some of the design team girls HERE.  Check out all of the other fun ideas below.

Overalls on a Line

An Elephant Never Forgets

Bright Kids

Lucky Clover

3-D Projects:
Long Clear Top Candy Box tutorial

Scored Coffee Cup tutorial

Spring Lollipop Bouquet

Video of the day:
Bear Card Tutorial

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Punch Inspiration 3/1/12

Good morning everyone, in case you missed it, I have 2 opportunities for blog candy right now.  Take my quick poll and leave a comment on the blog post for a chance to win a punch art class of your choice HERE.  Leave a comment for a chance to win a free pass to the next edition to Inkspirations 4U! HERE.

Punch Window Double Door card tutorial

A Light in the Window

Got Green?

Everybunny

Flirtatious

Butterfly Birthday

In The Garden

3-D Projects:
Fancy Favor Double Up box

On Board Art Journal

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