Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!
This month, the theme is Punch Your Art Out. We hope you will be inspired by all the creations the Pals share with you! You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal. There’s so many ways of using our Stampin’ Up! punches but how often do we get them out? I’m guilty of just using my die collection so this month’s theme was a great chance to play with them. So, my Petal Park card today uses a whopping FIVE punches! Also, my fun fold card is very easy to make, no matter your skill level, and can be made in any size you want, too.
Let’s start with the card base…
- Firstly, this card is 5-1/2″ square and will fold flat for mailing. I created this card several months ago with A2 measurements, so feel free to go to this post for those measurements.
- Card measurements:
- Card Base #1 Cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
- Card Base #2 Cardstock: 11″ x 5-1/2″ then scored at 2,” 3-3/4,” 7-1/4,” 9”
- Card Base #1 DSP: 7/8” x 5-3/8″ (2)
- Card Base #2 DSP: 1-7/8” x 5-3/8” (2)
- Inside of the card DSP: 3-3/8” x 5-3/8”
- Firstly, I added the slim side panels of DSP to the back piece of the card base.
- Then, on the 11″ card base, I scored and burnished the score lines and added the DSP, which on the front panels, I ran through my die-cutting machine in the Exposed Brick embossing folder and gently rubbed Crumb Cake ink along the edges for a more vintage look.
- Finally, I added the panel to the inside of the first card base.
And now, the fun part!
- OK, so now the card base was all ready to be decorated and my punches were all lined up, ready to go!
- Firstly, I started with the front left panel – punching out a few of the Vintage Bottle pieces from Earthen Elegance DSP as well as a couple from white cardstock scraps. After that, I glued them together and sponged Crumb Cake ink over the edges. Once that was done, I wrapped some linen thread around the neck of the bottle. Also, I made a little tag with the Banner Pick A Punch, punched a hole at the top and tied a small bow with more linen thread before gluing it to the vintage bottle.
- Then, I stamped the flowers from the Petal Park stamp set in Moody Mauve ink twice and stamped off with the first one when filling the flower with the two-step stamping piece. For the other set of flowers, I lightly inked a small blending brush and then applied it to the flower centers. Once that was done, I punched them out, curled their petals a bit, and laid them aside.
- Then, I inked up the leaves from the Layering Leaves stamp set and cut them out with the coordinating Bough Punch.
- After that, I punched out some Moody Mauve paper from the Earthen Elegance DSP with the Double Oval Punch and sponged the edges before gluing them together.
- Since I needed a panel to adhere them to, I cut out the scalloped rectangle piece from Scalloped Contours twice with my die-cutting machine and layered them together. After that, I stamped the Just A Note sentiment from Inked & Tiled in Crumb Cake ink and started layering the pieces onto it. Then, I added some Moody Mauve Dots on the flowers and around the panel.
- Finally, on the front right panel, I added the large flower and two leaves to even the two panels out.
Then, on the inside…
- So, to complete the inside of the card, I cut another panel cut with the Scalloped Contour die and added the two leftover flowers. Then, I stamped two leaves from the Petal Park stamp set and punched them out with the coordinating punch.
- Finally, I added a couple of Moody Mauve Dots to the flowers.
More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are very excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on September 13th, when our theme will be All Creatures Great and Small.
Until then, have fun in your craft space!
Blog Hop Lineup
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping <<You’re HERE>>
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
- Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Lori Webb at Clever Copies
I’m sharing my card with these challenges:
- 613 Avenue Create
- A Perfect Time to Craft
- A Place To Start
- Beautiful Blossoms
- Crafting Happiness
- Die Cut Divas
- Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday
- Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges
- The Paper Funday
Before You Go!
I love hearing from you! Please leave a comment if you have any questions or comments about my project today.
If you enjoyed my project today, please be sure to…
- Firstly, visit my Gallery and Fun Fold Gallery for lots of ideas, and…
- Enter the Creative Creases Challenge HERE with any fun fold card!
- Then, complete this contact information to receive a birthday card from me!
- Also, follow me on Pinterest
- Finally, you find out what’s new with SU HERE
Paper Pumpkin news…
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