Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
I have given instructions on how to make the body and the "arms" for the penguin. I have used green on blue card so you can see the arms and position alot clearer. The photo in my previous post was a little hard to exactly see how the arms were positioned.
For the head I used Kim's instructions here. For the arms I used the butterfly punch and cut this as shown in this photo. I then used an oval die (my oval was approx. 6.5cm (l) x 4.8cm (w)). I punched the slits using the slit punch. I have also drawn the position of the slit punch on the diagram below.
I then glued the arms behind the head as shown . HINT - I would suggest using extremely strong adhesive when joining the arms to the head as this piece will be subjected to slight bending . I used 2 way glue pen and it wasn't enough - possibly sticky strip?
Place candy cane in the slots that were made on the oval first. Then attach the head/arm piece to the body. This will ensure good placement so that the hands look like they are almost holding the candy cane. I used dimensionals to adhere the body/arm piece to the body.
Finish decorating as desired. I finished the tummy with a heart form the heart-to-heart punch.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Just a quick post, to let everyone know that I will be posting a few more directions/instructions for the body of the Penguin candy cane holder - after the many requests.. I am currently away so I will post these directions early-mid next week.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
PAPER: riding hood red; basic black; whisper white; pink pirouette; pumpkin pie
OTHER: oval die
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
PUNCHES: 1 3/8" circle; boho blossoms; 1/2" circle; 1/4" circle; trio flower, label ; scallop oval and used the wide oval to trim the scallop oval for hat; round tab ; corner rounder.
PAPER: kraft; riding hood red; pumpkin pie; chocolate chip; basic black; whisper white; holiday treasures dsp
STAMPS: warm words
INK: chocolate chip; riding hood red; old olive
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
- Make 5 Christmas gift tags
- Variety of shapes, sizes and themes
- Easy to make, yet effective
When: Sunday, 22nd November 2.00pm
Where: Buderim, QLD
Cost: $15.00 (all materials provided and full use of necessary equipment)
Email me for further information or to register for the class. Hope to see you there!!
- Make 3 different design cards and matching envelopes.
- Variety of techniques and skills taught.
- Great introductory class into the world of stamping!!!
When: Sunday 15th November 2.00pm
Where: Buderim, QLD
Cost: $10.00 (includes all materials to make the 3 cards and envelopes and full use of equipment)
Email me to register for class.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
As a "newbie" Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I love to inspire, create and share with others. My favourite paper craft is definitely punch art. I have been "punching" for about 10 years . But I have found that Stampin' Up! has excellent user-friendly punches that can be used much more than in conjunction with your stamps!
So as well as many other ideas, you will see many more punched creations on my blog. Some even inspired by other fellow bloggers.
I can't believe it is the middle of October already and many many blogs are splashed with Christmas ideas...So.. here is one of my cards that I have made - my gingerbread man. The peppermint candy was cased , but I honestly can't remember where I saw it!
Please leave me a comment below and let me know what you think of my first blog "release".
1 3/8" CIRCLE; WIDE OVAL; FULL HEART; HEART TO HEART; SMALL OVAL; LARGE OVAL; SCALLOP EDGE; BOHO BLOSSOMS; 1"CIRCLE PUNCH; HORIZONTAL SLOT ; 1/8" CIRCLE (CROP-A-DILE )