Inaugural South Pacific Punch Art Blog Hop!!!

Hello and welcome to the Inaugural South Pacific Punch Art Blog Hop!!!
We are a bunch of Stampin Up demonstrators from New Zealand and Australia who love our Stampin Up punches. We have gotten together to showcase a selection of the punches you can purchase from Stampin Up. We know we will inspire you and encourage you to use those punches in new and beautiful ways. Please leave a comment and let us know what you think to go in the draw to win some yummy scrummy punch art blog candy (offer not available to SU demos).

This is gonna be a long one so grab yourselves a cuppa if you havent already and prepare to be AMAZED! Mildly Wow-ed would be OK too. LOL

With any luck you arrived here from the incredibly talented Clare Mcilhatton so you will be right into the swing of things.

I have chosen 4 punches yes FOUR! Scallop Square 119884 and all of our hearts, Small Heart 117193 , Full Heart 119883 and Heart to Heart 119881

So lets start off with the Scallop Square. I’m going to share a few nifty tricks to get more from your punch

Stamp first and then with your punch upside down line it up diagonally over the words to centre them. Punch, then just snip off the top and bottom. Pop a brad in the “bubble” at each end and you have a classy wee label

Extend the Scallop Square by joining two together to make it wider.

A mini Word Window again stamp before you punch. Check it out on the card with the bust babe below.

I seem to have had a bit of a thing going with paper flowers of late  so here are a few more. The marigolds are made from the Small Heart, the Camellia and Cosmos from the Full Heart. All of the flowers centres are created using flowers from Boho Blossoms Punch. Over the next few days I will share the projects I have made with them and if you ask very nicely in the comments section HOW to make them too.

Each petal is half of a small heart! The trick is to colour the pointy end of each petal and then when they are all stuck in place and dry, the tweaking with tweezers. I used a toothpick and Tombo Mono multi glue which I just squeezed out onto a bit of scrap paper so I could pick up tiny bits for each petal. Each flower is formed onto a base of either a small circle or flower  shape. To shape the petals, fold the side of each petal up and then a quick sideways tweak in the centre. the central flower is snipped in towards the centre a little between each petal and then tweaked down the centre of each petal.

The White background for this card is embossed with the Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder. The leaves are from the two-step bird punch and to mimic Marigold leaves I have snipped in along one edge to make them feathery.

I made the camellia with the Full Heart. I used the hearts whole, shaping and curling the tops  over and then a firm tweak with the tweezers to add a crease down the centre of each heart. The middle of the flower is made up of 3 of the multi pointed flowers from the  Boho Blossoms Punch. I just snipped in almost to the middle lots of times in each petal then mounted them on top of each other to get the fluffy look.

The “Clematis”/”Cosmos” flower is made from the Full Heart cut in half. The ends were randomly trimmed with the Scallop Square to give the tattered look to the edge. Then it was just lots of tweaking with the tweezers to shape the cardstock.

This is my first Top Note Box  I used the gorgeous Sunny garden DSP to create a patchwork top and used the extended Scallop Square sentiment I showed you earlier.

Side view you can see the Vintage Vogue swag along the box and the added dimensions of the flower.

Last but not least here is my sister’s Birthday Card.  I managed to use all three heart punches for this one. Happy Birthday Sis! and as the card says “Call me when its time for cake!” that’s  the little mini Word Window I showed you up above which I mounted on two leftover bits of Scallop Square. The post of the sign is another mini word window!

P.S just a note to all you blog readers out there cos I would hate for you to be under any false impressions.  Although I represented the sentiments on the card as from me I am not nor have I ever been a Busty Blonde Babe! Just so we are clear on that.

Here is a pic of all the bits you need to make my lovely lady

To enter for the Blog candy Prize you must comment on each blog post and then Email Clare! with your full name by 10 am Friday 5th November when she will draw a random name as the winner!

Just in case you get lost here are all the bloggers in order. But right now you are off to visit Pauline Bennets Happy Hopping

1. Karen Southwell –  www.kareniescrafts.blogspot.com

2. Carol-Ann Torrie  http://queen-of-scraps.blogspot.com

3  Sally Williams          http://www.sallycancraft.com/

4   Julia Leece –                    http://www.juliascards.blogspot.com/

5    Amy                                  http://ladybugsanddaisychains.blogspot.com/

6   Melissa Davies                   http://beedevinedesigns.blogspot.com/

7  Michelle Dyson                   http://www.stampinkpaper.blogspot.com

8     Clare Mcilhatton               http://craftycowcreations.blogspot.com/

9      Lisa Bullock                     https://daffyscrapper.wordpress.com

10   Pauline Bennetts –       http://paulinebennetts.com/stampede/

11  Tia Routledge                   http://craftingwithtia.weebly.com/my-blog.html

12  Emma Kirton                 http://www.emmakirton.blogspot.com/

13 Angie Jones                      http://angiescraftfusion.blogspot.com/

14 Andrea Buckland        http://creatingcardswithandrea.blogspot.com

15   Steph Gray                        http://stampinsteph.wordpress.com/


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7 comments on “Inaugural South Pacific Punch Art Blog Hop!!!

  1. The flowers are really lovely – I love making my own flower embellishments so will definitely have to give these ones a go. TFS.

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