Punch Art

Geometric Birthday Card

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014

Geometric Birthday Card

Geometric shapes are very trendy right now. You may have hated geometry in school, but geometric shapes are hot in home decor, clothing AND hand made cards. When someone special is turning 40, you want your card to be young and vibrant! This one also included

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Are You a Procrastinator?

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014

Are You a Procrastinator?

Have you struggled with being a procrastinator?  Do you wait until you absolutely have to have something done to get motivated? I feel your pain! Not because I AM one, but because I LIVE with one!  (And she will remain nameless.) She thinks about cards and you and stamping all day long!  She’ll look at a picture and think of how she can work it into her paper crafting world.  You’ll probably see it on a card. The problem comes when she waits until late to MAKE the card!  Can you feel me here?  Today’s card was started well in advance.  It was laid out on the table –...

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Stampin’ Up! Video: Peek-A-Boo Butterfly

Posted by on Mar 23, 2014

Stampin’ Up! Video: Peek-A-Boo Butterfly

So many of you pinned our Peek-A-Boo Butterfly card that I got Ann to get on the ball and get the video finished.     I’ve even got an appearance in this one!  Just make sure that you watch it all the way to the end. Before we get to the video, you’ll definitely want to stock up on supplies this week.  Card stock, adhesive, ink refills, etc., while Stampin’ Up! is giving away one of the stamp sets in this video and more for every $50 you purchase.  I’m just barking here.   or watch this on You Tube here. And for those of you who would like the details...

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Early Start to Spring

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014

Early Start to Spring

Spring starts tomorrow, but how about if we get an early start? How about if we start Spring today with some punch art and a Peek-a-Boo Spring card?

We got out the punches so this little butterfly could fly in the sunshine. With all the snow that many of you have been having, you deserve to celebrate Spring early!

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Shamrock Punch Art

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014

Shamrock Punch Art

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s some shamrock punch art of a different color! In fact, this might be the perfect card for your golfer friends!

And it can be made with some things that you might have around the house like the Full Heart Punch! And, of course, a couple free things from the Sale-A-Bration brochure that you might want to add to your connection.

The colors we used are going to be retiring soon so if you like Gumball Green and Midnight Muse, you’ll want to stock up on ink refills and card stock now while they’re still available.

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Fresh Prints Birthday Card

Posted by on Mar 16, 2014

Fresh Prints Birthday Card

We’re coming to the end of Birthday Card Week so I thought I’d end it for you with a bright birthday card. And you can’t beat a card made with free stamps! Just remember that the free stamps end on

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St. Patrick’s Day Punch Art Card

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014

St. Patrick’s Day Punch Art Card

It’s already the 5th of March!  Absinthe Day!  And I haven’t even shared one St. Patrick’s Day card with you yet!  What am I thinking! So let’s haul out the Full Heart Punch and get started!   And let’s not just do it plain!  I’m in a polka dot kind of mood because polka dots make me smile. I think this one’s pin worthy.  How about you?  There are three pretty cool things about this card: Large Rhinestones – On sale this week for 25% off Decorative Dots Embossing Folder – Free with a $50 purchase Banner Punch – Free with a $50...

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Did You Watch the Oscars?

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014

Did You Watch the Oscars?

We missed the beginning of the Oscars, but we did watch a lot of them.  With that in mind, I told Ann that this is the card we should make because there are far more people who don’t win an Academy Award, than those who do. Shapes are hot right now, so this card with the Geometrics stamp set is just right for the trendy set.  This would be the perfect masculine card but it would really work for anyone who just hit a bump in the road. We used the Color Coach and lots of gold and yellow because that’s what the Oscar statue is – GOLD!  We used Daffodil Delight for the...

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Stop Wishing! Join the Club

Posted by on Feb 23, 2014

Stop Wishing!  Join the Club

Do you wish you knew more about card making or need new ideas? Do you crave some of those cool hostess sets like the Making a Point stamp set we made this card with?  (It’s in the back of the Occasions Catalog and we featured it in this post.)  Does it seem like you’ll never get quite enough money or orders from your friends together to get it? Do you find yourself buying stamps and supplies most months and getting nothing for it?  Or you’re investing in your hobby, but you’d still like a bit more? Would you like to be able to have your own catalogs to keep?  And your...

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Tips for Making Sympathy Cards

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014

Tips for Making Sympathy Cards

This is the second sympathy card we’ve made this week.  The first was put on our Master Stamper site with instructions and a video.  (Members access here.) Today’s card is made for the wife of Ann’s mechanic.  Daryl wasn’t just a mechanic to Ann & my favorite huMAN.  Daryl had been making their cars run for over 20 years.  He took really good care of the cars and always made them feel welcome by spending time to chat.  And he thought I was a pretty good looking dog. Obviously an insightful man of fine character. So here’s the card, followed by some tips for...

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