A Penguin Trio Says “Bon Voyage”

Some friends of ours are leaving on a cruise today. They are going around South America. They are excited about the cruise and especially about seeing some penguins. I thought that some punch art penguins would add to a cute Bon Voyage card.

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Aren’t those penguins cute!?

 

 

Design Notes for Penguin Bon Voyage Card:

I guess I have been into punch art recently. If you recall, I created a card for a little boy that had a character from Sesame Street. I called it Elmo but it was really Bert, or was it Ernie. (Check out whoever it was here.) So, I’ve decided that punch art really means looking at whatever you want to create and breaking it down to basic shapes. Turns out penguins are really ovals and circles. I used Layering Oval Framelits Dies for the body and  1 1/4″ Circle Punch for the head. The feet are made with the bow from the Cookie Cutter Punch. The eyes and mouth are also from that punch. And the little flippers… Leaf Punch! Who knew!

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I wanted the card to be a little bigger than usual. It ended up being 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Bring out the Envelope Punch Board! I used some paper from the Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Series Paper package.

Penguin Punch Art, Bon Voyage, Travel card, En Route stamp set, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

Purchase List for Penguin Bon Voyage Card:

 

This and That:

Did you know that starting tomorrow, there are new items to select for Sale-A-Bration? Pretty exciting, right?

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There is a new stamp set, All Adorned, an embossing folder, Country Floral and the Painted Season Bundle which features the Painted Seasons stamp set and a pack of Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper.

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When you are ready to order, be sure to select one of these items for each $50 you spend. (You can also select from the original Sale-A-Bration brochure. However the Organdy Ribbon Combo and the Foil Sheets have sold out.)

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Purchase List and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code, BD6UQ44Y. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card. Oh, and then you will qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item. Winner! Winner!

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Oh! It’s Punch Art Elmo!

A neighbor recently asked me to make a card for a little boy who was recovering from surgery. When I asked her to tell me what he likes, she mentioned Elmo. Well, I certainly didn’t have any stamps for that but knew I could probably piece together something using punches. What do you think? Elmo?

 

 

Design Notes for Punch Art Elmo Card:

Well, to be honest, Elmo is really a combination of punches and die cuts:

  • Hair: Lakeside Framelits, Basic Black card stock
  • Face: Layering Ovals Framelits, Pumpkin Pie card stock. I also used the Subtles Embossing folder to give it a little texture.
  • Mouth, (Trimmed) Layering Ovals Framelit, Real Red card stock
  • Ears: 1″ Circle Punch, Pumpkin Pie card stock
  • Nose: Layering Circles Framelits, Pumpkin Pie card stock (I laid the card stock on the Pumpkin Pie ink pad to darken it.)

Since green is the little guy’s favorite color, I used Call Me Clover card stock for the background and embossed it with the Seaside Embossing folder.

 

On the inside, I used Real Red ink and the En Route stamp set.

Punch art Elmo, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

 

 

Supply List for Punch Art Elmo Card:

 

 

This and That:

Sale-A-Bration

Remember, that Sale-A-Bration is still going on. All you need to do is purchase $50 and you earn an item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Yea!

Here’s a link  for the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Supply List and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code, KF3FW4VB. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card. Oh and then you will qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item. Winner! Winner!

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Ava’s Window Box Treat

A week or so ago I showed you a treat box I made with the Window Box Thinlits and Creep It Real stamp set. (Check it out here.) This week I decided that I’d give that to my goddaughter’s son and make something else for her older daughter, Ava. At one point I looked at the first treat box and realized it had a pumpkinish shape. (Yes, use your imagination.)  What did I come up with? A Window Box treat that looks like a jack-o-lantern!

Window Box treat, Window Box Thinlits, Halloween, treat box, Seaside Embossing folder

See, it is pumpkinish!

Design Notes for Window Box Treat:

The Thinlits for the Window Box make the box itself pretty easy. I used some shapes from Swirly Scribbles Thinlits for the eyes and nose. The mouth was pretty much guess work. I wanted it to have that “I carved it myself!” look. To get the pumpkin texture, I ran the pieces through the Big Shot with the Seaside Embossing Folder before I assembled it. For the stem, I just rolled a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock. It was easier to work with after curling it with my Bone Folder. The leaves were made with the Leaf Punch.

Here’s a picture to show you the stem and leaves. You can also see that I sponged the card stock a bit with some Crumb Cake ink.

Window Box treat, Window Box Thinlits, Halloween, treat box, Seaside Embossing folder

Supply List for Window Box Treat:

Notice, no stamps!

 

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Dianne

Play Ball, Just for Fun!

Well, the fun was mine. Aidan, my goddaughter Caroline’s son, is pretty serious about baseball. His team is doing a fund raiser for new uniforms and such. I wanted to send him a little check. Heaven forbid, I just put a check in an envelope! Considering how little I know about baseball, “Play Ball” is really the only baseball phrase I know. So, blog post and card are called Play Ball.

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I think the interesting thing is that I didn’t use any stamps with this card. Lots of cutting and some embossing but no stamps. The Woodgrain Embossing Folder added some texture and wood look to the bat. Then I use one of the Sponge Brayers to add a little more color to the bat. The rest was just punching and cutting and trying to figure out how to get the baseball diamond look!

Supply List for Play Ball Card:

 

Here’s a picture of our guy at one of the first games of this season. He’s pretty athletic and I’m sure he will be very successful for his team.

Aidan playing baseball, Play Ball

 

Don’t forget, our new catalog goes live on June 1. If you’d like one of our catalogs, let me know. Anyone who has purchased from me in the last year is set. More importantly, you need to look at the Retirment list and make sure that anything you want, you purchase soon. Many items are already unavailable.

Here’s a link to the Retirement list PDF. Retiring_List_US_17

 

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Hope you are having a fun day!

Dianne

 

Christmas cards swap # 2

As promised, here is my second swap from the Stampin’ Up! convention. I needed to create this card before I was able to get anything from the new Holiday Catalog. So, I had to be creative. You will notice, I used a TON of punches. I think it is pretty cute! DSCN0268The tree was made from alternating strips of Garden Green card stock  punched with the Scallop Edge Border Punch and the Scallop Trim Border Punch. I went over the scallops with White Gel Pen and then Dazzling Details. The base of the tree is an upside down cupcake using the Cupcake Builder Punch. Two more punches for the sentiment, Ticket Duo Builder and Modern Label punch. I topped the tree off with a star punch from the Merry Minis Punch set (Merry Mini Punch Pack is available from last year’s Holiday Catalog. Check out the holdover items here. )

Here’s the inside. This sentiment is from the More Merry Messages set from last year’s catalog. A great set! Notice the sprinkling of little trees, another punch from the Merry Minis Punch set.

DSCN0271So, it’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas! It’s less than 5 months away!  In a few days I will start to show you some thing from the new Holiday catalog. You are going to love it! You can start purchasing on August 1. Get ready!!!!

Here’s a list of what was used in today’s swap.

Stamp sets:

Inks:

Papers:

Tools:

Miscellaneous: