Technique Tuesday – Owl Builder Punch Art!!!

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Happy Tuesday everyone!!! You know what that means….I have some fabulous techniques to share with you today! Today we are playing with Punch Art! It is so much fun to create lots of different creatures and images from the punches you already have (or need to get after today)! When you can use a punch for more ways that the obvious circle or square, it makes it worth so much more as well! Let’s get started!!!

Tulips Punch Art, www.LaurasStampPad.com

We will start with the Tulips! I love tulips and they make me think of Spring…..can we just skip Winter this year? These tulips can be created in any color! I used Wisteria Wonder to punch out 3 owl bodies from the Owl Builder Punch. I snipped off the feet of the owl and brushed the edges with Elegant Eggplant and a Sponge Dauber. I like how this gives texture and dimension to the tulip. For the stems and leaves, I used Pear Pizzazz cardstock. I cut long strips for the stems. They don’t have to be rectangle or perfect because flower stems never are so make it a long triangle or a short rectangle or a not perfectly straight stem! It all works! The leaves were punched out with the Bird Builder Punch for the final touch! You can create bouquets or just a few along the bottom of your project or just one elegant tulip! I love these!

Pear Punch Art, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This little pear is super easy to create with the Owl Builder Punch! Just punch out an owl body with some Pear Pizzazz cardstock and cut off the feet and ears, slopping to the center to give that rounded off look. Then with a little piece of scrap Pear Pizzazz or brown of your choice, cut a little piece for the stem. I brushed the edges of the pear with a Chocolate Chip Sponge Dauber to give texture and make it look rounded! Simple and fabulous!

Kitty Punch Art, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This little kitty is just adorable and would look super fabulous looking out the window using the Hearth and Home Thinlet Dies! For the kitty, I punched out an owl body in Basic Black with the Owl Builder Punch. Then I punched just a sliver of the body from the side to create that little curved tail. I adhered the owl body to a piece of Bohemian Designer Series Paper with the tail off to the left and then trimmed the bottom off. I like using the Designer Series Paper as a guide to cut straight! There is your kitty silhouette! I did take a Basic Black Marker to create a few whiskers. You could create a face and have the kitty looking at you if you wished! Mine is looking out the window!

Guitar Punch Art, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The guitar is perfect for any rockstar!!!! You could use Silver, Gold, Red, or Dazzling Diamonds for your guitar. You can even spritz the Dazzling Diamonds with some re-inker and get any color! ROCK ON!!!! I punched an owl out in the Gold Glimmer Paper and cut off the feet. You will also need the Owl Builder Punch for 1 eye (smaller circle above the body) and 2 hearts. Placing the 2 hearts point to point, place a Mini Glue Dot on the end of some Basic Black measuring 3/4″ wide and however long you wish and stick it on the hearts. This creates your guitar end. The little eye will be added to the center of the glimmer paper with a Mini Glue Dot. This is the whole in the guitar. Now adhere the other end of the long black piece to the guitar body. You are all set! You could always take a Signo White Gel Pen and create strings! Love it!!!

If you would like to see all of these in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Don’t forget to give the video a Thumbs Up if you liked it! Let me know in the comments below which Punch Art items you would like to see next month! You can see last month’s Punch Art here!

Happy Punchin’

~Laura


Technique Tuesday – Halloween Punch Art!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You know what that means….I have a fabulous Technique to share with you today! Punch Art is so much fun, uses up your scraps and really makes punches super versatile!!! I love that!

Halloween Punch Art, www.LaurasStampPad.com

How cute are all of these?? Since I’m not a huge Halloween fan, I like to find Halloween options with some of the supplies I already have. I used the Owl Builder Punch for all of these!!! Love it!!!! These little 3″ x 3″ cards are perfect to attach to a gift or treat bag. Let’s get started with each one and don’t worry, I did do a Video Tutorial for each of these!!! 🙂

Bat Punch Art, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is a Whisper White card base measuring 6″ x 3″ and folded in half. I used a 2-1/2″ Circle Punch in Crushed Curry for the moon!!! The branch was punched in Chocolate Chip with the Bird Builder Punch! I punched a full Owl body from the Owl Punch and then two sides of the owl. I cut the sides straight to get those wings. Using a Sponge Dauber and Whisper White ink, I added a little color around the edges for some texture. I attached the wings with a Mini Glue Dot and added him to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals! Here is the video tutorial!

Frankenstein, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Little Frankie is my favorite!!!! I used the Owl Builder Punch for each of the pieces. I punched out a bottom half of the Owl body and the front body piece in Elegant Eggplant. I punched out a full Owl body and 1 large circle in Old Olive. I punched 2 large circles in Whisper White and 2 small circles in Basic Black. You will snip off the olive feet and place the eggplant feet to the back side of the owl. Then with your Paper Snips, you will cut the other eggplant piece into spikes for his hair and attach it to his forehead! For the eyes, you will assemble them with Mini Glue Dots – black circles onto the white ones and then cut the olive one in half and place those on top. I used a White Chalk Marker for the dots in the eyes and a Black Marker for the stitches all over!! For the greeting, I used the Happy Halloween from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set. I stamped it in Elegant Eggplant and punched it out with the Word Window Punch. I layered this onto an Old Olive punched Washi Label Punch! Here is the Video Tutorial!

Ghost Punch Art, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I used a Whisper White card base and then layered on a piece of Basic Black measuring 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″. I punched out an owl in Whisper White and cut off the little feet and turned it over. There is your little ghost. Then I punched out 2 small circles and 1 big circle and adhered them on with Mini Glue Dots. The greeting is from the Cheer All Year Stamp Set and I punched it out with the 1″ Circle Punch! Here is the Video Tutorial!

Spider Punch Art, ww.LaurasStampPad.com

For the little spider, I punched out a Black Owl and snipped off his feet. Then I punched 8 slivers from the piece of paper that I punched his body out of and that is how I created the legs. Check out the Video Tutorial here (it is at the exact spot for you) to see how I did that. You will also need 2 black hearts, 2 small red circles and a red body front piece. What is that front piece called? Owl belly? It looks like a vest to me! 🙂 I glued the owl belly on at the bottom of the owl body and added the hearts with 2-Way Glue Pen but you could also use the NEW Fine Tip Glue Pen! For the legs, I put Snail Adhesive all over the back of the spider and then attached all of the legs. Once I was done I added another layer of cardstock over top to really hold them in place!! I added googly eyes to the red circles and added them to the body with Mini Glue Dots. The eyes really bring him to life! If you don’t have googly eyes, you could always do black centers and a white dot like Frankie up above!!! For the greeting, I used the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set and stamped Sweet Treats in Real Red. I punched it out with the Word Window Punch. I layered this onto a Real Red punched Washi Label Punch! Here is the Video Tutorial!

Aren’t they all adorable and the best part is you can use up your scraps!!!! Love it!!! Here is the complete Video Tutorial!! Be sure to give it a thumbs up if you liked it!!!

Let me know which one is your favorite in the comments below!

Happy Punchin’

~Laura


Punch Art – Lego Land!!!

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Lego Punch Art, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love Punch Art and the many things you can create like my little lion, Kirby, Cozy Coupe, and Princess Peach!!! Today it is Legos!!!! Believe it or not, I did not make this card specifically for my husband (like all of the video game ones above). He does love Legos and could play with them for hours so it might end up going to him!!!

I started with a Whisper White card base and then took a piece of Basic Black (4″ x 5-1/4″) and ran it through the Big Shot with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder! This gave the background the look of the lego board with all of the dots in it! For all of the lego pieces I used the 1″ Square Punch and the smaller circle from the Owl Builder Punch! I added the squares to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it some more texture. For all of the little dots on top, I used Mini Glue Dots! You can place them on the card in any pattern you wish! The colors I used were Pacific Point, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, and Cucumber Crush! To finish off the little lego pieces, I took the White Chalk Marker and added a little swish to make it look like it had shine! It is as simple as that!!!

Who would you like to give a Lego Card to???

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Princess Peach!!!!

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It was my husband and I’s Wedding Anniversary at the end of April and if you have followed my blog for long you know I like to make really fun and personal cards for him! You can check out my Mario Card hereMinion Card here, and Kirby here! If you haven’t guessed it, my husband likes video games!!! So for our Anniversary I made him this card!!!!

Princess Peach in a castle, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I really love how it turned out and my husband thought it was really good. He mostly commented on the bricks which I thought was hilarious. He also said that she is cross-eyed and he kept trying to fix it 🙂 I started by making her head which uses Circle Punches, the Owl Builder Punch, the Bird Builder Punch (hair), Hearts A Flutter Framelits, and Oval Punch. I drew her eyelashes on with my Basic Black Marker! For the crown, I used Gold Glimmer Paper and punched 3 petals with the Flower Medallion Punch! Then using some Red Glimmer Paper and the Petite Petals Punch I added that red gem! Here she is close up!

Princess Peach Punch Art, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I realized that I couldn’t just put her face on a card so I needed some background and that is when I thought I would create her Castle and make it look like she is hanging out the window waving at Mario or screaming for him to rescue her! I needed a little bit of her body so I punched some more circles! For her collar, I punched the Scallop Oval Punch and cut a piece off! For the gem on her chest I cut out one of the gold circles from the Gold Designer Vellum and trimmed it up! Then I started on the bricks which were created with scraps of Smokey Slate and Basic Gray. I rounded the edges with my Project Life Corner Rounder. I brushed the edges using my Sponge Dauber in Basic Gray and pounced all over with some Encore Silver Ink and a Sponge Dauber! That gave the bricks a bit of a shiny brick look! The placement was a bit tricky but I made it work!!! The best part is it was made for my husband and with love!!! After all our cake topper on our wedding was Princess Peach and Mario!!

Mario & Peach

I do have to admit that Princess Peach was not my original idea for a card……I planned on doing Grumpy Cat.

Grumpy Cat Punch Art, www.LaurasStampPad.com

She just looks like she was in a fight and is made I put a bow on her head.

Do you love Punch Art? What is your favorite? Any suggestions on the next one I should do? Leave me a comment down below!

Happy Stampin’
~Laura


Cute Cozy Coupe!!!

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Cozy Coupe Punch Art, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Punch art is so much fun and when you can create something so adorable like this little cozy coupe it is even more fun!!!! I made this card for a good friend of mine and it is so fitting!!!!

I used a Note Card & Envelope for this card and stamped the greeting from the Simply Wonderful Stamp Set which was a Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set! For the tires, I used the Owl Builder Punch for the white circle and punched a hole in the middle with the 1/8″ Hand-Held Punch. Then I layered a Real Red Circle behind the Whisper White. I did this to allow the red to peak through that little 1/8″ circle hole. You could always add a dot with your Real Red Marker as well. I layered that piece onto a 3/4″ Circle Punch in Basic Black!

I wish I had better directions for the top of the cozy coupe but it was done with a Circle Punch base and lots of luck! I honestly don’t know if I could do this card again and have it look identical! 🙂 Hand-made after all! I punched the circle and then punched with the circle punch again farther in to take off most of it and create the inside. Then I did some trimming with my scissors on the top and bottom of this banana looking piece. I popped all of the top on with Stampin’ Dimensionals….in fact the red base is popped up with 2 dimensionals layered on top of each other. I really wanted it to stand up so my steering wheel would look more 3D. I’m sure in the mail is was squished flat but either way! 🙂 For the little label I started with a piece of Real Red punched with the Petite Curly Label Punch and then trimmed it up! I wrote Lil’ Tikes on it.

I thought it came out cute and looked pretty much like a Cozy Coupe! What do you think? What have you made with Punch Art? Here, here and here are a couple other items I have created!!!

Happy Punchin’

~Laura


Punch Art – Kirby!!!

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Happy Friday!!!! If you have been following my blog for awhile now, you know that my husband and I make each other cards for Birthdays and Valentine’s Day. After the first time, my husband said, “So it’s on?” Ever since we try to come up with new and fun cards!!! You can check out the past ones here, here and here! Brad’s birthday was on Wednesday and here is what I came up with!

Kirby Punch Art, www.LaurasStampPad.com

It’s Kirby!!!! Isn’t he cute? My husband likes to play video games and I think Kirby is just adorable. I created him with a few punches and lots of love! 🙂 Especially since I was all done and I stamped the greeting on the top with a very large clear block (you know where I’m going here) and I got ink on the clear block and also on Kirby’s cheek. I wanted to cry. I texted my husband that I messed it up and he said I’ll love it anyway. Awwww So then I redid it!!!

Kirby mistake

I used a 3″ Circle from the Circle Framelits in Pink Pirouette for the body. The eyes use the Small Oval Punch in Basic Black with another punched in Pacific Point and trimmed down with scissors. The white circles were punched out from the Owl Builder Punch! I used my Basic Black Marker for the smile and my Melon Mambo Sponge Dauber for the cheeks! I punched out 2 Extra Large Ovals in Pink Pirouette for the arms and one in Melon Mambo for the front foot. For the back foot, I punched out a 1-1/4″ Circle in Melon Mambo. I brushed the edges of the Melon Mambo feet with my Sponge Dauber for that darker edge look! Believe it or not, I didn’t use Stampin’ Dimensionals! I used the Strawberry Slush Thick Baker’s Twine for the lasso! The greeting is from the Age Awareness Stamp Set and I did that in Pacific Point! I hope you enjoyed this little Punch Art Tutorial! Let me know if you try it out! Also, if you have any ideas for other video game punch art, leave me a comment down below!!!! I need to start thinking of my Valentine’s Day card! 😉

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Of course what is a Friday without the Weekly Deals!!!! I hope you have an amazing weekend! It is our Annual Christmas Cookies in Carrollton day tomorrow! My favorite Holiday event by far!!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura