Category: Punch

Tree Punch Tag

Tree Punch 01

This little tag is based on a card I saw on Pinterest.  I used the Tree Punch on a piece of Under the Tree DSP.   Create a 2 x 4 1/2 tag and punch it with one of the tag topper punches. On the tag piece underneath, I wrapped pieces of white satin ribbon and added pearls colored with Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities.  Top with a star and tie a piece of Cherry Cobbler seam binding and you’re good to go.

Don’t forget that the Holiday Extravaganza Doorbusters start today!  Check out the list here – Online_Extravaganza_Products_US  Hugs, Fran

Mingle All the Way

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My favorite new thing in the Holiday Mini?  The Gift Box Punch Board of course!  This wonderful tool makes the cutest boxes is many sizes – the largest being 4 x 4.  Here I used the new Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series paper to create a Christmas box.  The paper is really heavy – perfect for these boxes! Around the sides I added trees.  There is a new punch in the mini that makes trees – but these were made with the banner punch.  I topped it off with the new Mingle All the Way stamp set and the Banner Framelits.


Stamp Set – Mingle All the Way

Card stock – Under the Tree DSP, Whisper White. Garden Green DSP, Not Quite Navy

Ink – Jet Black Stazon

Etc – Stampin Write markers (Real Red, Garden Green, Not Quite Navy) Gift Box Punch Board, Pennant punch, Banner Framelits, Cherry Cobbler Linen ribbon, Linen thread

Don’t forget that you still have 5 days left to join Stampin Up and get $150 of product for $99!  That’s a great deal!  Hugs, Fran

Silver on Silver


Another Double embossing card, this time using Silver on Silver.  Isn’t it pretty?  I can’t for the life of me remember which set the “Thank You” came from – do you know? Oops – it’s Four You!



The little roses are made with the 2 3/8″ scallop circle punch and the leaves are the from Bird punch.


Stamp Set – Four You

Card stock – Brushed Silver, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White

Ink – Versamark

Etc – Fan  and Beautifully Baroque embossing folders, 2 3/8 Scallop Circle, Pink Pirouette ribbon, Silver embossing folder, Bird punch, Oval Framelit

This one would be a pretty wedding card.  Hugs, Fran

Sparkle Flowers

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This is the same technique as here – using a card layout by Dawn Olchefske – with a lot of sparkle.  For this one I used the Modern Mosaic embossing folder and Pool Party embossing powder.  I added this pretty bit of bling to both sides of the card flap.  This card design has half of the front cut away to make a beautiful gate opening.


Stamp Sets – Flower Shoppe, Petitie Petals, Million and One

Card stock – Pool Party, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer

Ink – Versamark, Pink Pirouette

Etc – Modern Mosaic embossing folder, Pansy Punch, Petitie Petal punch, Pool Party and Silver embossing powders, rhinestones

The Modern Mosaic looks like a garden lattice!  Hugs, Fran


Banner Banter 01

This was my card for an organized shoebox swap at convention!  A shoebox swap is where everyone cuts out all the pieces for their card and everyone makes them instead of just swapping.  I used Banner Banter to create the swag across the top and the Maritime Designer Series Paper.  Love the color combo 🙂


Stamp Sets – Banner Banter, Fabulous Four

Card stock – Whisper White, Real Red, Maritime DSP

Ink – Real Red, Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana

Etc – flag punch, Candy dots

So much fun getting to stamp with friends!  Hugs, Fran


Beautiful Bunch 02

Home from convention!  We had such a great time!  This was one of my convention swaps made with Beautiful Bunch and Bravo.  Both of these sets are photopolymer which is quickly becoming a favorite of mine.  They are completely clear and stick like crazy to the acrylic blocks.  The card went through a few “redos” and I thought I’d show you how it started out –

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Looks like a different color in this photo (!) but it’s still Daffodil Delight.  I decided to cut down the Whisper White and make it a bit more compact.


Stamp Sets = Beautiful Bunch, Bravo, Gorgeous Grunge

Card stock – Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz

Ink – Daffodil Delight, Jet Black Stazon

Etc – Fun Flower punch, Petite Petal punch, Pear Pizzazz ribbon, pearl, Flower Fest die


Back to convention – so much fun!  We got a hands on looks at the upcoming Holiday Mini and all the beautiful new product coming soon!  I also got to see great friends – and meet many more – all while stamping!  What more in life do you want?  Hugs, Fran

Pictogram Punches

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I was involved in a challenge recently where we were given a stamp set, paper and ink and that’s all- to make a card.  My card was quite a yawn.  Imagine this card with no star and no rhinestones.  That’s what I added when I got home to “spice it up.”  This set is Pictogram Punches 9134261/134264) and it works with the New Itty Bitty Accents Punches (133787)


Stamp Set – Pictogram Punches

Card stock – Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, So Saffron

Ink – Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist

Etc – Star Framelits, rhinestones

I was happy to find that this set works with the punches – I love it when that happens!  Hugs, Fran

Polka Dot Pieces

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Here’s my last catalog case (for now!) from page 139, using Polka Dot Pieces.  The catalog did some sewing on the bottom of the card.  I chose to machine stitch a piece of Craft card stock and then adhere it to the front.  Instead of just a piece of washi tape, I put mine across the entire front.  The ribbon on my card was Blushing Bride 1/4 cotton that I ran over my Cantaloupe Crisp ink pad.  I should have started with Whisper White ribbon – but the Blushing Bride worked.  I think I’m going to LOVE this ribbon!


Stamp Set – Polka Dot Pieces

Card stock – Crumb Cake, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloup, Gold Gimmer, Whisper White, Gold Vellum, In Colors DSP

Ink – Baked Brown Sugar

Etc – Large Dot embossing folder, Banner Framelits, 1/4″ hole punch, sewing machine, rhinestones, Sweet Sadie washi tape


I love the combo of looks and feels on this cards.  Hugs, Fran

Bootiful Catalog Case

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I took some time to wander through the new catalog and pick out some cards to case.  This card is based on the sample on page 137.  I changed a few things – the card base color from Pool Party to Coastal Cabana, the boot to Baked Brown Sugar and the masked stars to the new In Color sequins.

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Stamp Set – Bootiful Occasions

Card stock – Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar

Ink – Baked Brown Sugar

SWM – Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush

Etc – In Color Sequins, Crisp Cantaloupe thick Baker’s Twin, Woodgrain embossing folder, Scalloped Tag Topped punch


Bootiful Occasions is still one of my favorite sets. There are so many ways to use it!  Hugs, Fran


It’s bright, isn’t it?  I used the new Sizzix Thinlit dies, Little Letters, and the numbers from the File Tab Edgelit die to create this card.  File Tab Edgelits only has the numbers 1-3, so if you can use that combo you can combine it with the letters.  The Word bubble is from Age Awareness. 

Stamps – Age Awareness
Cardstock – Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Strawberry Slush, Rich Razzleberry, Delightful Daffodil, Whisper White, Sweet Taffy DSP
Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black
Etc – Little Letters and File Tab Edgelit dies, retired arrow punch, Dotty embossing Folder, Strawberry Slush cotton ribbon, 1 3/4 circle punch, Word Bubble Framelit

I keep forgetting to order the new arrow punch!  Hugs, Fran

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