Wednesday, August 18, 2021

August Paper Crafting Blog Hop

Hello my crafty friends. Welcome to the August Paper Crafting Blog Hop! I am participating in this blog hop with fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators from across the globe! You might be starting the blog hop right now, or you may be coming from Sandra Roberts' blog. Fantastic project, Sandra! Welcome one and all.

This month our projects will center around punches which was a great choice for me since I have been featuring punches in my weekly cards throughout the pandemic. Here's my card using three (3) punches: Flowers & Leaves punch, Label Me Fancy punch and Banners Pick a Punch. Shhhh, there is also a wee bit of fussy cutting - I hope you don't mind.

The card base is a side fold, portrait A2 (8 1/2" x 11" sheet, scored at 4 1/4" and cut in half at 5 1/2") in Mint Macaron cardstock. The next layer is Basic White cardstock, cut 3 3/4" x 5" and stamped with the large flower cluster image from Flowers of Friendship inked in Soft Succulent. The Designer Series Paper is from the Hand-Penned 12" x 12" DSP cut 4" x 1 1/4". 

Punch #1 - Flowers & Leaves Punch
On a scrap of Pale Papaya cardstock, I stamped the flowers, twice, using Cinnamon Cider ink. I fussy cut one set of three flowers and the second set I punched the center petal of the flower using the small flower on the Flowers & Leaves punch. Just a small amount of trimming to get the petal to look just right and centered on those fussy cut flowers.

On a scrap of Mint Macaron cardstock, I stamped the leaves using Soft Succulent ink. A 1" x 4 1/4" strip is long enough to punch all four leaves following the pattern in this picture.

Tip for punching out the leaves: With the back side of the punch facing you, bring the strip of the small leaves into the punch from the left side, and then the larger leaf into the punch from the right side. Perfect!!

*The second strip in the image shows how the Just Jade looks on the Mint Macaron cardstock. I liked the Soft Succulent better.

Punch #2 - Label Me Fancy Punch
I believe that this is my...Favorite. Punch. Ever. And, I just don't use it enough. It is great for sentiments. This time I am using the punch vertically. The teeny, tiny hole is also part of this punch. For depth, I added two more punches of Vellum Cardstock and a short 1/2" strip of Pale Papaya in the back. String all of these together using the White 1/4" (6.4 MM) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (with a hint of Pale Papaya ink from my fingers - so I just went with it!) and Linen Thread tied at the base of the ribbon to secure it.

Punch #3 - Banners Pick a Punch
The 1/2" strip of Pale Papaya cardstock peeks out of the bottom of the sentiment build and is flagged using the Banners Pick a Punch.

Whew. That is all there is to it! So, now it is time to check out the great project by our next blog hopper, Joy Nelson.

This is a full list of our bloggers this month and their links in case you find yourself off track:

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I hope my project has inspired your creativity. Feel free to leave a positive comment below with a trail to find you so I can find your creations out on the "www" - I look forward to it.

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Stamp On!!

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All the supplies used to create this card can be ordered through my online store.

Flowers of Friendship Stamp Set • Item# 154510 | Bundle Item# 155590* includes the Flowers & Leaves Punch 

2021-23 In Color Collection Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Succulent • Item# 155778
2021-23 In Color Collection Classic Stampin' Pad Pale Papaya • Item# 155670 (tiny flower on sentiment tag + to color the ribbon!!)
2020-22 In Color Collection Classic Stampin' Pad Cinnamon Cider • Item# 153114

Hand-Penned 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper • Item# 155499
Subtles Collection Mint Macaron Cardstock • Item# 138337
Basic White Cardstock • Item# 159276
2021-23 In Color Collection Cardstock Assortment • Item# 155643 (Pale Papaya)
Vellum Cardstock • Item# 101856 

Flowers & Leaves Punch • Item# 155373 | Bundle Item# 155590* includes Flowers of Friendship Stamp Set
Label Me Fancy Punch • Item# 151297
Banners Pick a Punch • Item# 153608
White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon • Item# 151326 
Linen Thread • Item# 104199

Don't forget your favorite adhesive. I recommend Stampin' Seal • Item# 152813 and Multipurpose Liquid Glue • Item# 110755 for this project. Hard to see, but I did use Stampin' Dimensionals on this project behind the embellishment build • Item104430.

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This month we will be creating a quick and easy card with the Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set and Strawberry Builder Punch. If you do not have the stamp set or punch, the card design will be simple to transfer to images and papers from your personal collection

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  1. Sandy, such a soft and lovely card! Thank you for the punching tip on the leaves! I have struggled with that!

    1. Thank you, Sue. I am challenged on the leaves even with my picture.

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks, Nancy! I really like the Pale Papaya with Cinnamon Cider together.

  3. Yes I love the label me fancy punch toooooo. Love the colours for your card. So soft and pretty. And such a clever detail with the flowers and leaves.

  4. I am always amazed at how versatile the label punches are. great card

    1. The punch worked perfectly with the sentiment - like it was a plan!

  5. Love the soft colors of this card. Great card and use of so many punches.

    1. Thanks, Krissi. This new in color goes great with Mint Macaron.

  6. Very pretty card, love the layout, colours and the way you have showcased the punches.

    1. It was so hard to choose just one punch, I went with 3!

  7. Replies
    1. I like vertical sentiments and this one was perfect.

  8. Beautiful card! The ink on the ribbon was what I call a happy accident. Thanks for sharing!

  9. I really like the ribbon and banner accents on your sentiment!