A few month's ago I challenged my club members to create something using one of our gold bow clips. Those who participated in the challenge shared their projects with us and it was pretty neat to see what everyone created! I was so impressed!
My friend Melissa made this adorable punch art puppy.
Isn't is sweet? I love that rhinestone collar! Let me see if I can tell you how she made it. She used Perfect Plum, White and Black. The Honeycomb embossing folder is retiring and I'm not sure what stamp set the greeting is from but it's on a Decorative Label punched piece.
Head - 1 3/8" circle punch, 3/4" circle for muzzle and large oval for Black nose. The ears are from the Bird Builder punch
Body - 1 1/2" circle punch, feet are the small oval punch I think!
Tail - I think she used the Oval punch twice to get that curve.
I have to say that Melissa is very talented and also one of the kindest and most generous women I know. Thank you for sharing this with us my friend!
Check out this amazing birthday sampler my Flowerbug's Team made!
We each made one square and made enough to swap with each other. The theme was to use the colors in the It's My Party Designer Paper stack. The bottom square was 2 1/4" and had to be black card stock. Otherwise; the sky was the limit. They are all amazing and the sampler is even more so when they're all put together.
Here are the details as best as I can share:
From top left:
Candles square made by myself. I took small pieces of the DSP (2" X 1 1/2") and used my bone folder on them to loosen the fibers. Then I rolled them up and glued them together with multipurpose glue. The flames are from the Bird Builder punch. The White background is the Confetti embossing folder and Melon and Crushed Curry ink is sponged over it.
It's Party Time square is also made by me. All About Sugar stamp set, Balloon Framelits & Baker's Twine combo pack. I used Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper for the die-cut banner and sponged Mint Macaron ink onto it.
Mary made the Balloons square using our Balloon Bouquet punch, the It's My Party enamel dots and Confetti embossing folder
Jackie made the sweet layered punch art cake. The base is made from the Word Window punch and a hand cut triangle. the White layers are make from White CS (2-way glue & Dazzling Diamonds glitter) and scalloped with the Squares Collection framelits. She rounded the tops by hand and hand cut the cherry stem.
Brenda made the cool pinwheel with the Baker's Twine and Enamel dots
Karen made the cute cup using the Cups and Kettle Framelits (They're Retired and out of stock already!)
Now for the last row; from left to right:
Marilyn made the scalloped circle 'make a wish' square using the Party Wishes stamp set, the 1 1/2" circle punch and the 1 3/4" scalloped circle punch.
Candace made the punched cupcake using the Cupcake Builder punch (it's retiring too!!), and enamel dots.
Brenda made the rosette square. She used out Simply Scored to make the 2 1/2" circle. I am not sure how long her piece of paper was to start out with but I believe it was a 1" strip of DSP.
I mounted the 9 squares on an 8" square peece of Mint Macaron card stock and then to a 8 1/2" square of Black card stock. The Black triangles are just that; two 3" squares that I cut in half and positioned on the angle. Then it's adhered to a 12" Whisper White square.
Isn't this the best and most eye catching sampler we've made yet?! My gals are the best! We all just love it and I hope you're inspired by it too.
You can see some of the products we used below; click on them to see them in my store. Use hostess code WJSEQJJR
I'm thrilled with the Weekly Deals today; two of our newest punches are on sale!
I don't believe I've shared these projects using the Festive Flower Builder punch. Look what you can do with it!
My friend Marilyn made all of these gorgeous flowers for my Holiday Open House display. You might wonder how she made a few of them.
The centers for the Mint Macaron flowers are actually a few of the little petals that she cut up and curled to create a fringed center. And that petite Red flower is made with just the small double petals in the middle of the punch. She used a bone folder to get the curves in the petals and she actually scored a few of them with a stylus to get a perfect crease in others. See the green holly leaves on the bottom? She used a circle punch on a punched petal to get that shape. Isn't she awesome!?
The Festive Flower Builder punch is part of the Reason for the Season bundle on page 31 of the Holiday catalog. But as you can see above you can use it without the stamp set too. Below are a few more samples made with the punch and the coordinating stamp set.
Holiday Catalog Retiring List - November 16th
News from Stampin' Up!...
As we approach the end of the year, we're getting ready to retire stamps and accessories from the holiday catalog; but before we do, we're giving everyone an opportunity to order their favorites. This is the first time we've done this for a seasonal catalog, and we plan to keep doing it. Start evaluating your wish list and get ready for retiring list.
Check back for more details when the Holiday Retiring List is released on November 16!
Are you ready for Halloween? Do you make treats for friends or Trick or Treaters? Here are a few pictures I took of stamped gift projects when I was in Utah. I actually went to a class at another Demonstrators house; Susan Adams! It was awesome and so fun to make things I didn't have to prep and plan for!
These projects were made by her friend, Janet Baker; she is so talented and very creative!
These are our Fry Box Bigz L dies all made up with the Happy Haunting Halloween designer paper & other items from the Holiday catalog.
See those adorable witches hats on the boxes? First off do you have the Bow Builder punch yet? It's on sale this week through Monday, October 19th. Click on the link below; get it now!
There are two versions of this cute punched witches hat. One that is folded to fit on a clothespin or clip made with the 1" circle in the center. Then the other is a flat version like this one we made at this class. It has the Word Window punch in the center of the large 2 1/2" circle punch.
This adorable box is made with our Curvy Keepsake box die and the amazing Black Glimmer paper. Here are a few photos of how it's made:
You will use the Spider Web doilies and cut a slit in the middle to fit over the top of the Curvy Keepsake box (made with the Curvy Keepsake die). Then you need the Tree Builder punch, the Word Window or the 1" & 2 1/2" circle punches to make these hats.
You need two tree punches that are connected at the top of each tree. The trunks are folded over and adhered to the sides of the Word Window punch.
Above right is the folded version that uses the 1" circle punch in the middle. The two trees are adhered to one of our small clothespins.
Here is a photo of one of her displays. Aren't they amazing!
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LeeAnn Greff, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Manager.
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