Christmas Tags

Tis’ the season of decorating and gift wrapping! There are so many fun ways to package up gifts! And a handmade tag adds the perfect little touch to your Christmas gifts. I have been busy creating a variety of Christmas tags by using my punches and, of course, doing a bit of fussy cutting. But don’t worry, the fussy cutting is simple to do! You can create a bunch of fun Christmas tags, like these, to decorate your gifts!

Elves, Reindeer, and Santa!  How adorable are these?

You can get all of the details on how to create these adorable little tags by watching the video tutorial at >>>

I hope you enjoy them!  Happy Holidays!





Sports Lover ~ Punch Art Card

Good Morning Stampin’ Friends!  Happy Saturday!  Today I have a fun little card for the sports lover’s in your life! This card showcases a variety of different things you can do with circle punches (or framelits). It was a card that I designed for a swap card challenge with my demonstrator friends. If you love punch art, then you will definitely enjoy putting this card together.

Fun card for sports lovers

Start with a piece of whisper white cardstock for the base of your card.  Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of basic black cardstock. Cut  5-1/4 x 3 inch piece of the black and white striped pattern found in the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. Adhere the patterned paper to the center of the black cardstock, then adhere the entire piece to the front of your white card base.

Grab the following circle punches:  1/2 inch, 1 inch, 1-3/4 inch, and 2 inch to create the following:

  • Golf Ball:  Punch out a 1/2 inch white circle and emboss it with the softly falling embossing folder.
  • Baseball:  Punch out a 1 inch white circle. Use another one inch white circle as your template and draw the stitching on the ball using black and red markers.
  • Tennis Ball:  Punch out a 1 inch circle from a piece of daffodil delight cardstock. Sponge a bit of pear pizazz ink on the circle to give it a greenish yellow look. Use that circle template again to draw the stitching on the ball.
  • Football:  Punch out a 1-3/4 inch circle from a piece of soft suede cardstock. Insert the circle back into the punch and move it around until it resembles a football; punch off the excess. Draw the stitching on with a white marker.
  • Basketball:  Punch out a 2 inch circle from a piece of tangerine tango cardstock. Make yourself another template using the 2 inch circle punch. Draw the basketball lines on with a black marker.

For the baseball bat, I used the classic label punch, stamped it with the Hardwood stamp and then just trimmed it down a bit to resemble a bat.  Arrange all of the pieces on your card and adhere with snail and dimensionals!  For the finishing touch, add a little sentiment on the top!  It is the perfect card for sports lover’s! Enjoy!

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Candy Cane ~ Punch Art Card

candy cane punch artGood Morning! It’s Christmas week!  Wow, where did the time go?  I am still busy making cards and wrapping presents, how about you?  This particular card was inspired by Michelle Reynolds and her adorable candy cane punch art card I saw on Pinterest.  It’s a super great way to use your circle punches or framelits.  I used a 1 inch circle punch but you can really make the candy cane as big or small as you like simply by choosing a different size punch or framelit!  Let me give you some instructions on how to re-create this card.

Start with a piece of garden green cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock and emboss it with the Boughs & Holly embossing folder. Lightly sponge some garden green ink all over the raised embossed area. Punch out 10 red circles and 9 white circles from cardstock; using a 1 inch circle punch (or any size that you have on hand). I started from the bottom and layered them on top of each other, alternating colors, until I achieved something that looked like a candy cane. You can add as many colored circles as you need to in order to achieve the desired look. Once you have the candy cane laid out, secure the individual pieces together with glue dots. Stamp a little Christmas sentiment on the card using garden green ink.  For the finishing touch, embellish the candy cane with a bit of ribbon tied in a bow.  Enjoy!

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Down the Bunny Hole

down the bunny holeHippity Hoppity Easter’s on it’s way! And today I have a fun little punch art Easter project for you! This little bunny butt is created with a variety of different punches and is super fun to make! Let’s take a look at how to make this card.

Start with a piece of old olive cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of the flowerpot designer series paper (DSP). You can really choose any fun DSP that you have on hand. Punch out a black and a white 2 inch circles. The white 2 inch circle will be the bunny butt and the black circle represents the “hole” that the bunny is jumping into. For the feet, punch out 2 white extra large ovals and 2 blushing bride (pink) large ovals. For the tail, use the boho blossoms punch with white paper and layer all 3 of the pieces to form the bushy tail. I sponged a bit of blushing bride (pink) ink on all of the white pieces just to make them stand out a bit more. Take a black or gray marker and draw little lines on the feet to represent the bunny’s toes. For the finishing touches, I took a 1 1/4 x 4 inch piece of old olive cardstock and snipped the top edge with a fringe scissors so it resembled grass. You can also add a bit of ribbon and a little sentiment to the grassy area as shown. Enjoy!

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Punch Art ~ Easter Bunny

punch art easter bunnySpring is in the air which means that Easter is right around the corner!  So I decided to play around with my punches to see if I could create an adorable little bunny. And I have to say, I was pretty excited about how this little one turned out!  If you are not familiar with punch art, it basically consists of using different punched shapes to create an image…and in this case, an Easter Bunny!

Start with a fun background for your bunny!  I decided to stamp a piece of crumb cake cardstock with the Hardwood stamp. Kinda looks like the bunny is standing in front of a wood fence or door. 🙂 Every piece of this bunny was created with a different shape. So get out those punches and framelits! I mainly used punches to create the different parts of the bunny but if you have framelits (ovals and circles) those will work just fine as well. Here is a list of the punches used:

  • Face of the bunny = Upside down heart
  • Eyes = 3/4 inch circle punch
  • Body = 2 1/2 inch circle punch
  • Feet = Extra Large Oval punch
  • Ears = Extra Large and Large Oval punches (you can use oval framelits too)
  • Nose = 1 inch circle punch and an itty bitty heart punch
  • Eggs = the smallest oval punch you can find (or you can cut them out by hand). You can use your favorite colorful pattered papers for this.

You can use white and black (or gray) markers to drawn on the little swooshes to the eyes and ears. I also sponged a bit of blushing bride ink on the edges of the bunny pieces just to give them a little bit more dimension (they stand out a little better). For the finishing touch, I decided to add a little Easter sentiment cut out with the word window punch and embellished with a few pearls. Oh…and don’t forget to add an adorable little bow on the bunny’s head. Cute, hey?

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