Thursday, September 12, 2013

Halloween Punch Art!

I took some time today to mess around with some of my Stampin' Up punches and here are just a few things I came up with in a matter of minutes.

While using the" Bundle" Tags 4 You stamp set and the coordinating punch I took care of two holidays in one fell swoop!  
The extra large oval punch created both the spider body and my pumpkin, and the spider legs were from my bird punch leaf vine. The pumpkin stump is made from one bird wing cut in half.   I turned my sweet humming bird punch into dark black pecking crows with an embossed wing and shiny crystal eyes (I am sure they are gawking at those delicious candy corns!) Anyway, these were all 2-minute projects, utilizing just a few punches to create!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


The first autumn breeze with temps dropping to the 40's at night, after a very long and muggy New England summer—it’s time to pull out your ice skates for a spin! Well, at least a creative spin and this Sizzix Die is amazing.  I am such a huge fan all the dies I could just cry with joy!  Look at this detail—all separate parts create this skate so you can really doll it up or keep it simple!
Did you even think in a basement studio loaded with a boatload of crafting doodads that the size of an eyelet could make or break this festive card piece?  Well, I have oodles of plastic containers of such but the big eyelets were too big and the small eyelets fell through the holes…#3mm (1/8) is the perfect size for lace holes. It was my ‘Cinderella moment’; to find the perfect eyelet for my skate shoe!  (Thank you Angela my Swap Sister for the prefect shade of red/white twine in my last goodie swap treats—as you can see it matches my colorful skate to a “T”!)
My head is spinning with ideas for the use of this die cut; invitations, cards (obviously), place cards, ornaments/tags-and I used my Stampin’ Up silver paper to bling out the blade!