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Curvy Keepsakes Bunny

1 Mar

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I know there’s many versions of the Curvy Keepsakes box out there, but I just love the bunny!  He/She’s not hard to make but is sure to put a smile on someone’s face this Easter!

The ears and feet are made from the Oval Framelits (2nd smallest one) and the large oval punch.  Below is how I attached the ears.  I found it best to fold the ears with a small diagonal crease at one end of the oval, then put them through the box slit on the side that you will close last.

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Oh, and don’t forget a tail!  I used the small scallop punch and our filter paper that I sponged with Pink Pirouette.  It took 3 of the scallops, I joined them with a brad, then crinkled them.  Finally I attached the tail with a dimensional.  You could put the brad through the box if you’d like, but that seemed like a lot of work to me!

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Finally, I created the bow using the bow builder punch and the face using the owl punch.   Have fun with this little one!

To see more Easter ideas, “hop” on over to the SSInkspiration Blog today to see what the other designers have created!

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Scallop Envelope Confetti Card

26 Aug

Here’s a simple card that utilizes Cardstock Vellum and the Scallop Envelop Die.  The hardest part of the card is gluing down the little pieces of punched confetti.

Stamp Set:  Delightful Dozen #122652
Four Frames #123442
Colors:  Melon Mambo, Basic Black, White, various bright colors for confetti
Big Shot:  Scallop Envelope, Chevron Embossing Folder
Punches:  Decorative Label, Large Oval

 

Tuesday’s Tip: Sharpening Punches

26 Jun

If you’re like me, punches are a favorite tool.  Anymore, I want all my stamps to have coordinating punches.  Unfortunately, lots of use can eventually dull your punch.  You’ll know it’s dull when punched out edges are no longer smooth.  But of course, there’s a fix and it is most likely in your kitchen!  To sharpen a punch all you need is tin foil.  Here’s what you do…

1.  Fold the foil so that you have multiple layers and punch away.
2.  For best results, after you have you punch sharpened, you can do the same with waxed paper just to smooth things out.  This step is not a must, but many feel it gives the best results.

There you have it, a very simple, inexpensive fix to a very common problem!

Wedding Favors

25 Jun

I was asked to create a wedding favor for an elegant wedding not long ago.  Below are the 2 designs I gave her to choose from.  I’m so thankful for the Big Shot!  It totally made creating these a snap!  In both of the projects I incorporated a flower that was created from layers of scallops punched from the scallop punch.  In order to make these, you just need 4-scallops that have been crinkled by wadding them up in your hand and something such as a brad to fasten them in the center.

What I like about this favor is that it can hang on the back of the guest’s chair.

These were designed so that the flower would slip up the ribbon to open.

Finally, I added velcro to keep the top closed.  As this was a prototype I used the only velcro I had….black.  I highly recommend using white for these colors, however.

Well, as I said, I offered the bride a choice and she chose the design below.  This one sits on the table and was created with the Fancy Favor Big Shot die.  It was super simple to make!

There you have it!

Products Used:

  • Colors:  Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi
  • Dies:  Petal Cone Bigz #121810
    Fancy Favor Bigz XL #115965
    Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder #120175
  • Ribbon:  Whisper White Organza #114319
  • Punch:  2-3/8″ Scallop Circle #118874
    Curly Label #119851

Big Shot and Punches Christmas Card

15 Dec

This is an easy, yet just detailed-enough Christmas card that really takes very little time to create.  In fact, done in mass production, time needed to make it would be of a minimum.  I love this Frostwood Lodge paper and will really miss it when it’s gone at the end of this month.

Created by Kathy Alt

 

Stamp Set:  Grateful Greetings
Punches:  2-1/2″ Circle, Round Tab
Big Shot: 
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Tasteful Trim
Accessories:  Rhinestone Jewels, Baker’s Twine
Colors:  Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler

Holiday Treat Holder

28 Nov

Here’s a fun, very simple project that’s fun to give to friends.

Stamps:  From Santa, p. 43 Holiday Mini Catalog
It’s a Wrap Holidays, p. 14 Holiday Mini Catalog
Big Shot Dies: 
Top note
Colors:  Night of Navy, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler (ink)
Accessories:  Simply Scored, Dimensionals, Cherry Cobbler dotted ribbon, white grosgrain ribbon, Hershey’s nuggets, mailing labels, sticky strip, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch

Created by Kathy Alt

  1. Cut out top note from night of navy cardstock.
  2. Place the center point of the top note at 3″ on the simply scored.  Score at the 3-1/4″ and 2-3/4″ marks.
  3. Fold on the score lines.
  4. Stamp and punch out the From Santa.
  5. Add dazzling details and set aside to dry.

  1. Stamp your labels and add to the candies.
  2. Insert the candies by using sticky strip to hold.
  3. Wrap and adhere your Cherry Cobble ribbon around the outside of the holder.
  4. When dry, add your stamped image using dimensionals.
  5. Tie with the white grosgrain.

You can use this for any occasion.  That’s what’s so great about the It’s a Wrap Holidays AND the It’s a Wrap Occasions in the big catalog.  Another set that would be perfect to use on the front would be Gift Givers set on p. 39 of the Mini Catalog.  It has all the holidays and it coordinates with the punches!

Like this idea?  Want to order the supplies?  Here’s your ordering list….remember, you can order directly from me on my website!

Christmas Treat Holder

  • From Santa  #120859
  • It’s a Wrap Holidays   Clear-122772, Wood-122770
  • Top Note Die  #113463
  • 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch  #118874
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/2″ Scallop Dots Ribbon  #124138
  • 1/4″ White Grosgrain #109025

Fancy Favor Box Scarecrow

27 Sep

Here’s a simple project that would make a great treat box for someone special.

Big Shot Die:  Fancy Favor Box, Lattice Embossing Folder
Punches:  Eyes – 1-inch circle, 3/4″ circle, 1/2″ circle
Mouth – 1-3/4 ” circle, small heart
Nose – point from petite pennants builder

The hair was created by fringing a piece of the packing paper that comes in your Stampin’ Up! shipping boxes!  Waste-not, Want-not!!!!