Punch Art

Throw Back Thursday - Christmas Shadow Boxes

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My good friends Stacy, Theresa, Lisa and I get together every year at Christmas time and have a gift exchange.  One year I  made the photo on the bottom and then the next year I made them the top photo.  I had so much fun creating them.  

The products I used on them have retired, but you could use any paper and stamp sets that you have on hand.  

I am officially on vacation until January 2nd!!  We are going to have a girls day today with getting our nails and toes nice and pretty for Christmas and then lunch.  I love spending time with my daughters, Emily and Erica! 

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Easter projects from the past



I enjoy making cards with punch art and this is one of my favorites.  If you don't know what Punch Art is, it is when you use punches to make things such as animals, flowers, cars, trains, really anything.  If you remember recently I made an Olaf card, he is considered a punch art. I love to take a punch and see what else can you make with it or if you need a particular shape, what punch can I use to create it.  

We made this cute little guy last year in one of my Stamp Camps.  He is easy to make, so it was great when I had to make a bunch of them.  



I made this basket for my daycare kids last year.   I filled it up with goodies and of course, there was a little bit of candy in it.  They all loved it!  I used the Berry Basket Bigz L Die and punches to make him.   



This bunny I made using the Fry Box Bigz L die.  I made these for the bus drivers for my daycare kids.  I am thinking of making them again as they have new drivers this year.  I put some candy in the 4 x 6 cellophane bags #102757 and tied a ribbon around the bag to close it.  If I remember correctly I cut a little off the top of the bags it was too tall.  

I hope these projects give you some inspiration for Easter this year.  If you have any questions on them, please leave a comment or email me and I will be happy to help you.  

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My last card from my Kids Card Class.  I love punch art so this class was a lot of fun for me.  To design this card I looked on Pinterest for ideas and used a little from this card, a little from that card and a little of my own to come up with this card.  One thing I like about this card is it could be for a boy or girl.  Olaf  makes me happy just looking at him.  One of my little girls in my daycare saw this card and started singing "Do You Want to Build a Snowman".  She was so cute!  

This card is not a normal size.  I couldn't make him to fit on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card, so I ended up with a card measuring 3 1/2" x 7 1/2".  We used the envelope punch board to make our envelope for this card.  

The measurements for this card are:

Whisper White Thick Card Stock #140272

  • cut at 7" x 7 1/2" score at 3 1/2" - I don't use my bone folder on the thick card stock as it usually looks rough on the edge.  I just use my fingers to crease it after I have scored it.  

Designer Series Paper Pack - Brights #138434

  •  cut at 3 1/4" x 7 1/4"

Other paper used:

  • Basic Black
  • Basic Gray
  • Early Espresso
  • Pumpkin Pie

Punches used:

I used the Gift Bow Bigz Die to make the head of Olaf.  You will use the piece that makes the loops of the bow.  You will round the piece you cut on each end to shape his head.  You will want to keep the end pieces that you cut off, so you can use one of those for his teeth.  You will need to round the corners of the little piece for the teeth.  

The Bird Builder Punch was used to make his arms.  You are going to punch out the branch using Early Espresso Card Stock.  I then used our Paper Snips Scissors to trim the leaves to look like branches.

Owl Punch for the eyes

7/8" x 1 3/4" Oval Punch for the mouth, punch one in white and basic gray

1/3" x 2" Oval Punch for the oval under his nose

1/2", 1 3/8", 1 1/2" Circle Punch for the body and buttons

I used the retired 3/4" x 15/16" Oval Punch, but you could use the 1" circle punch for the feet.   

I drew the nose free hand and then cut it out.  I used dimensionals on the back of Olaf to attach him to the card.  Also, on his mouth and the oval under his nose.  The white on his buttons was put on using the  chalk marker.  You can use any stamp set you would like on the inside of this card to make it a birthday, congratulations, get well, really anything you would like. 

If you have any questions on how to make this card, please feel free to contact me and I will help you..  It is really easy to assemble.  What takes time is the punching of all the pieces.  When I made this I made 4 of them at the same time.  That way I have extras on hand when I need them.  

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Punch Art Air Plane


I thought I had posted all my cards from my Kids Card Class, but realized I didn't.  I have this airplane and one more I will post later this week.   This is an easy card to make for a boys birthday or a girl who loves airplanes.    I have made this one for a little boy and he loved it.  It always makes me happy when someone opens up one of my cards and it puts a smile on their face.  

To make this card I used:

Thick Whisper White Card Stock #140272

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" score at 4 1/4"

Marina Mist Card Stock #119682

  • cut at 4 x 5 1/4"

Other papers I used for the plane and clouds were:

  • whisper white card stock #100730
  • basic gray card stock #121044
  • basic black card stock #121045
  • soft sky card stock #131203

I used the following punches to make the plane:

  • Tree Builder
  • 2 1/2", 2", 3/4" circle
  • Word Window
  • Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

To make the windows you use the 2" punch and cut it in half and then cut the half in half again( you will end up with four).  

You can use any stamp set to stamp Happy Birthday in the inside of the card that you have.  

The product list is below for all the products I used.  

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Super Hero Card



At my Kids Card Class we made two girl, two boy and one neutral cards.  I knew when I was thinking about cards for this class I wanted to do a superhero card.  But, what kind of superhero? Batman? Spiderman? Who?  My answer came when I went to mailbox!  You are probably wondering why my mailbox.  I am involved with a group of wonderful people and we do a monthly swap with each other.  Our theme in December was kids cards and this is the one I received.  I feel in love with it immediately and knew I had to make it.  I didn't change a thing from Marilyn Aldridge's card.  It was perfect! 


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Minion Card from Kids Card Class



Who doesn't loves the Minions!!!! They are so cute!  Banana!!!! hee hee!  When I was designing my cards for my Kids Card Class I knew I had to have a Minion card.  I was looking around on Pinterest for inspiration for the card and ended up picking a little something from multiple cards to come up with this one.  When my daycare kids saw this card they were so excited.  One of my little ones said "Joycie, you made my favorite card.  I love it!"  I knew it was going to be a hit. 

To make this card I used basic black cardstock as the base measured at 5 1/2 x 11" scored at 4 1/4".  I used daffodil delight for the yellow on card, I love how bright it is.  I used the following products to make this card. 


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