Category Archives: Punches

The Willow-Wren and the Bear


The challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp is to get inspiration from a Fairy Tale or Nursery Rhyme. When I was teaching, I loved to read Fairy Tales by the Grimm Brothers to my students and The Willow-Wren and the Bear was one of my favorites.  

So, I had to use my Bird Builder Punch once again! (If you are new to my website and you look around, you will see that I love birds!) The Early Espresso Card Stock represents the bear, the red button-the fox, the vintage trim – the queen, and the bird-the King of the Birds. I even used a fancy flourish to represent the kingdom. I’ve made cards like this before in different colors, but this one is my favorite because there’s an underlying story behind it! Hope you like it as much as I do. this was such a fun challenge!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! Terry


Candle Wraps Make Great Handmade Christmas Gifts!


This is a candle wrap I made for a set of short candle pillars. These are so fast and easy to make and they make great gifts! You can do them for any season or holiday and make them any size you need.

Directions: I took a piece of Whisper White Card Stock and cut it so it fit around the candle holder with about 1/2″ extra. I rolled it with the Sparkle and Shine Jumbo Stampin’ Wheel (116542) using Real Red Ink. The Scallop Circles where punched out of Garden Green CS with the2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch(118874) and a dot of glitter was added to each scallop. The ornaments were cut out of Designer Paper (not sure from were because I’ve had it a long time) with the Ornament Punch(119847). I put Sticky Strip along the top of the Whisper White CS and added a strip of dotted ribbon the length of the card stock. Then I placed another strip along the side where the card stock overlaps in the back of the candle holder. The scallop circles were adhered to the front of the candle wrap with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and the ornaments were adhered to them with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I put a piece of Hemp Twine through the clasp of a small, clay Gingerbread Man ornament and tied it around the wrap, on top of the ribbon. It only took about 10 minutes and I was finished! I hope you give these candle wraps a try.

All the items in bold are Stampin’ Up. Go to my online store to order everything you need to make these candle wraps by clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” Button in the right-hand column.

I am entering these in The Paper Players Red and Green Challenge #68 this week.

Thanks for Stopping by and have a great day! Terry

Life is a Matter of Moments


This card is one of my all-time favorites!

When I first looked at the colors in the Fall Color Challenge over at Our Creative Corner, I thought, “Ugh, those colors won’t look good together.”  But, once I started putting papers together, I knew it was going to work!

I’ve been busy making cards with the other colors of DSP in the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Mini Catalog, but hadn’t used this Old Olive Print until now.  (Every print in this package of DSP is gorgeous and I will be using every scrap of it!)

The card base is made with Cajun Craze Card Stock.  I took  slightly smaller pieces of Crumb Cake CS and the DSP, punched the corners with Ticket Corner Punch and adhered them together.  Then I added a brad to each corner of the panel and adhered it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The smaller layer was done the same way, but  I added a piece of Victoria Crochet Trim to the front of it before adhering it to the card.  I stamped the flower from the Creative Elements Stamp Set 3 times with Chocolate Chip Ink onto Cajun Craze CS. Then I cut 2 of the images smaller so I would have a 3-layer flower.  I went over the edges of each petal with my Chocolate Chip Marker to make them stand out more and then added a few highlights with a Signo Gel Pen.  The 3 pieces were adhered together and to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped the label with the dots from the Four Frames Stamp Set using the rock-n-roll method in Old Olive and Cajun Craze Inks, and cut it out with the Decorative Label Punch.  The sentiment was stamped in the middle of the label and then I sponged a tiny bit of the inks in the middle of it.  It is matted with a piece of Cajun Craze.  I just love the way it looks!  Hope you do, too.

All products are from Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased from my online store 24/7 by clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right-hand column.

Cards & Things Challenge



This is the card I’m entering in the Cards & Things Challenge this week. The card was made with Very Vanilla Card Stock. I layered a piece of Tangerine Tango CS, which was embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, on the front of the card. I cut out a piece of First Edition Specialty Paper with the Top Note Bigz Die, cut off the right side of it, sponged the edges with Tangerine Tango Ink, and adhered it to the card front.  The bird, the bird’s wing and the branch were all punched out using the Build a Bird Punch. They were adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Happy Birthday was stamped on a small piece of the First Edition Specialty Paper and was cut out with scissors. Last, I added a piece of Victoria Crochet Trim and a button to match.  All products, except the button, are Stampin’ Up!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry

Delicate Doilies


My first order from the new 2011-2012 Stampin” Up! Idea Book and Catalog arrived last week and one of the stamp sets I purchased was the Delicate Doilies Set (122592). This set comes with 4 beautiful doily stamps. This is my first card using one of the them and I love the background it made! I stamped the doily randomly on a piece of Whisper White Card Stock with Versa Mark and embossed all the images with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109133). I adhered the panel to a card made from Riding Hood Red Card Stock.

I stamped the cake image (retired) twice, once on a 2 x 2 3/4 piece of Whisper White CS and once on a scrap. The image on the scrap of Whisper White was colored, cut out, and adhered over the cake image on the panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a square, black brad to each corner of the panel and then it was then adhered to a piece of Riding Hood Red CS with more Dimensonals.

Another piece of Riding Hood Red was punched with the Scallop Edge Punch and piece of black ribbon was added. It was adhered to the side of the card front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The greeting (from another retired stamp set) was stamped on Riding Hood Red Ink and punched out with the Decorative Label Punch. (I’m so glad this punch is in the new catalog! I use it all the time.)

To purchase any of the products used to make this card, just click on the “Order Online” button in the right column.

Let me know what you think! Terry

Summer Flowers


I love the new triple layer punches in the Summer Mini Catalog! It’s like getting 3 punches in one and they can be used in so many ways.

On this card, I used the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch (122464) to make the flowers. I punched the flower layers in So Saffron, Melon Mambo, and Pumpkin Pie Card Stock and mixed and matched the colors. The bottom layer of the flower was adhered to the front of the Whisper White panel (which was embossed using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335) with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110775). The top layers of the flowers were adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430) after rhinestones were added to the centers.

The stems of the flowers were stamped in Garden Green Ink on Garden Green Card Stock and cut out. They were also adhered to the panel with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. The panel was adhered to a piece of So Saffron Card Stock and then it was adhered to the the card front.

The greeting is from the Swirls & Curls Verses Stamp Set in the Summer Mini Catalog. (You can only get this set by being a hostess at your own Stampin’ Up! Card Party before August 31, 2011.) I colored the stamp with the same three colors used for the flowers and punched it out with the Extra-Large Scallop Oval Punch (119856). It was then adhered to the card with Dimensionals. So easy and so pretty!

To get the supplies used for this card, just click on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online Button” in the right column.

Please leave me a comment…I love reading them! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry

Stamp-A-Holics Color Challenge 159

Here is my card for the Stamp-A-Holics Color Challenge this week.  The challenge is to make a card, scrapbook page, etc. using Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, and Tempting Turquoise.  You can also add another color if you like.  
The Tempting Turquoise Cardstock was cut to 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 to make my card.  I embossed the front part of the card using the Vintage Wallpaper Folder and my Big Shot.  You want to emboss the card front before you fold it because the embossing shrinks it just a little.  Next, I slightly sponged the card with Early Expresso Ink.
Daffodil Delight just reminds me of sunflowers, so I knew that’s what I would make.  I used the new Blossom Petals Punch from the Occasions  Mini Catalog to punch the petals of the sunflower and the 1 3/8 inch Circle Punch for the center.  The petals were lightly sponged with Early Expresso Ink.  I curled the ends of the petals with my bone folder and then pinched the tip around my scissors to shape them. I punched the circle out of Chocolate Chip Cardstock, embossed it using the Dots Texturz Plate, and sponged it with Basic Black Ink.  I adhered the petals to the back of the punched circle with Anywhere Glue Stick.
I adhered a piece of green ribbon down the center of the card front, and adhered the flower over it with Stampin’ Deminsionals.
The sentiment is from the Because I Care Stamp Set and was stamped in Early Expresso on Melon Mambo Cardstock.  It fits perfectly in the Scallop Oval Extra-large Punch.  I also used the Extra-large Oval Punch and punched a piece of Daffodil Delight to go behind the scallop.  They were then adhered to the card front with Deminsionals.
I had fun making this card, but I think I will make the card a little larger next time so the sunflower doesn’t take up as much space.
Hope you all follow along with the challenge this week and add your own creations to the website at Stamp-A-Holics Blog at!
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