Ink . Stamp. Share ScrapBook Blog Hop ~ Halloween/Autumn

Welcome to the  Ink & Share Scrapbook blog hop,  we are  group of international Stampin UP! demonstrators sharing our ideas and creativity with you.

You will have either arrived from Heike’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month we have a choice of theme Halloween or Autumn  ~ I have chosen Halloween. As an expat Brit, it is a holiday that was not particularly popular when I left nearly 19 years ago, but it was the first holiday that we experienced when we arrived in October of 2001 and I soon learned how popular it is here in the States!!

Once again I have chosen to use a 12 x 12 page – mainly because Stampin’ UP! has 12 x 12 card stock in all its colors which gives me a fantastic choice.

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Advent Calendar – Countdown to Christmas ~ Day 13

Back in October my friend, Elly, from the UK and I designed an advent calendar using a 24 cup mini muffin pan.  During December I been sharing a square each day   with a brief desciption on how we made it.

You will want to open each post, as there will be a little treat behind each one!  Some days it might be some virtual ‘candy’ or sweeties as we call them in the UK, other times it might be a card, 3D project or a video!

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Punch Art Angel ~ How to Video

Welcome to the 4th in my series on Punch Art embellishments……… this time I have made a video!!!

Punch Art Angel

punch art angel

I shall be using this on a layout for my Scrap Camp next month, but it will work perfectly for a card front for next Christmas or with  a change of colors to, say, pink,  it will also make a ‘princess’ for a birthday card front.

Supplies used:

  • 2 1/2 circle punch ( 120906) for Cherry Cobbler (119685)
  • Petite Pennents Builder Punch (122361) Whisper White (100730)and Silver Glimmer Paper (124005)
  • Small Oval (120908) Silver Glimmer Paper (124005)
  • 3/4 ” circle punch (119873) Pink Piroutte (111351)
  • Little Leaves Sizzlit (114511) Chocolate Chip (102128)
  • Beautiful Wings Embossit (118138) Velum Cardstock (101856)

Thanks to Kathy Kuffel and Julie Arvin for their inspiration.

My Project 4-001 Happy Punching!

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Punch Art 3 ~ Graduation Owl

The third in my series of punch art embellishments is the graduation owl.

We start with the Owl Punch and some Crumb Cake card stock to make the body then Whisper White and Basic Black to make his eyes.  The large flower in the Boho Blossom punch was used to cut Crumb Cake ‘wings’ which was then cut in half.  Soft Suede ink was sponged onto the body and wings.

The medium flower from the Boho Blossom blossom punch was used to cut the ‘beak’ in Tangarine Tango card stock then trimmed to a single petal which was attached behind the eyes with a glue dot.

graduation owl

The cap was made by using the oval punch to cut Basic Black then cut in half.  Then shaped with 1/2 inch circle punch from the Itty Bitty punch pack.  The top of the cap started as a 1″ square then trimmed to make the diamond shape before attaching to the base with a stampin dimensional. The tassle was made with Cherry Cobbler bakers twine, then a white gel pen to make the little ‘twinkle’ in his eye.

He was then was used as an embellishment on the scrapbook page.

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itty itty punch pack

oho blossom

Happy Punching……………….

My Project 4-001

If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalog, please feel free to contact me, and if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and my team I’d most definitely like to hear from you!

Punch Art 2 ~ Bear

Here is the second in my series of punch art embellishments, this is based on ‘Bertie Bear’  by Pat Carr (an Australian SU designer)

As you can see the Owl punch has come into play again for the body and the little fur tuft on the top of his head.  The arms and feet use the ‘wing’ from the Bird Builder Punch.

All the pieces are cut from Crumb Cake and were sponged in ‘Soft Suede’ ink.  The nose and tuft were cut from Soft Suede card stock.  I used the Chocolate Chip stampin marker to put on his features and cute little toes.

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bird builder punch

This turned out to be a very versatile embellishment as I used the him for a recent scrap book layout:

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…..  as well as a card for my recently arrived great-niece, Isla

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If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalog, please feel free to contact me, and if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and my team I’d most definitely like to hear from you!