Category Archives: Tree punch

More using up scraps

Another few cards made whilst tidying up… last week. This week the tidying up job is ten times worse… not sure I have the strength to face it yet! Ah well… Here are the cards.

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All made using bits and pieces found on and around my desk.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Tidying up and up cycling

So during one of my brighter days I decided it was time to do a quick tidy up in the spare room aka craft room and came across some panels I had embossed with Sheena Douglass embossing folders.  They were actually part of the packaging for the folders themselves and Sheena had suggested when demoing these on TV that they were perfect for embossing so decided to quickly make some cards using these and the scraps on the table.

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The dark green card is a sort of mottled marbled effect and once sanded the sprigs I had embossed jump out ! Chose some paper and the cute holly border along with the Festival of Trees punched tree with white stamping for this one…
… and for the other a different paper and embossed design but otherwise the same idea.

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Love how these came out.

Not bad from a bit of waste packaging and some scraps of paper and cardstock!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Last batch of commissioned cards

Here goes… the last of the batch of cards my friend ordered… This time three almost identical cards… the ribbon changed slightly on each of them to a different green.

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I used a stencil to create the background… a circle one and the Dylusions holly leaf one.  Then I created some lovely trees from the Festival of Trees set.

I added the little bits of fun on the tree with liquid pearls. Just adds a bit of something to the trees.

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I added the ribbon tied round to soften it up a little and then mounted on some Old Olive cardstock.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

UIUS take two

Yes i know its halloween but my post is all about Christmas… might post pics of the pumpkins tomorrow.

As promised another UIUS post all about the cards I made last week at the crop Helen organised.

These four were all using the bits and pieces I had to hand…

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Some punched baubles and trees, all of which I ran through an embossing folder with a snowflake design to make them a bit different.¬† The tree cards I added the die cut Christmas greeting words to them that I had inked in Cherry Cobbler. I then added some glossy accents to finish them off.  This gives a lovely finish to the words.

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For the bauble cards I stamped and inked a sentiment from a magazine gift which I picked up a couple of weeks ago.

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Doing  UIUS set for a crop was such an easy project to work on without too much thought … meant I could chat away with friends but still be productive.
Happy crafting!

Catherine

UIUS grunge paste challenge continues!

So earlier in the week I shared some grunge paste projects… Cards to which I added some texture paste to either the background or foreground of my artwork and then turned them into cards.  This was all inspired by the fab challenge over at Paperartsy.  Leandra showed such fab projects in her video which have really inspired me!  This time I am doing some a Christmas cards as part of my UIUS challenge.

 

I grabbed four of the pre-prepared cards which had green as their base to the designer paper, and then set about making some embellishments as the toppers using Grungepaste (or in my case modeling paste as that’s what I have in my stash). 

I punched out a tree from some sturdy cardstock to make the stencil, spread the paste through the stencil, then after removing the stencil stamped into the tree to create a texture.  In one set I used a background stamp and in the others I used a snowflake from the Festive Flurries set.  Then I left them to dry overnight.

 

 

 The next day I added some green paint that matched the papers, left them to dry, then added a small amount of gilding wax/treasure gold to accent the texture.  Then I punched them out to use as little topper embellishments,

Mounted them all up, using dimensionals in places, and added sentiments to them all and little dots of glossy accents.  Jobs a good ‘un! 

 

Quite a simple way of making unique little embellishments for cards, and a great idea for mass production crafting as works well to do each bit in stages!  Perfect for Christmas cards! And four more done for my Christmas card stash! 

Happy crafting!

Catherine