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Hi folks welcome to the Creative Inkers Team Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop. I love getting new Stampin’ Up! catalogues, its always exciting to see what their concept artists have come up with and there are some cracking offerings in our newest ones. One of my favourites is the Friends and Flowers stamp set.

My card was inspired by a picture my friend Julia posted on Facebook of some awesome flat cat felt Cup mats and I thought ” I can Punch Art that and use that cute animal face stamp from friends and Flowers!” And Guess What? I could!


This was my first go at using water colour paper to do a washed sky effect but it worked pretty well. Heres a close up of Puss.


Now If you have started here you can bang on NEXT to take you to Rebecca Palmers blog or you can bang on PREVIOUS to go backwards to Debbie Lamb. Either way have fun checking out the awesome projects

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Blog Participants

Kathryn Tyrrell

Ria Kaire

Jackie Noble

Sally Williams

Heather Stewart

Narelle Hoggard

Jacque Williams

Paula Reid

Jan Clothier

Bev Poultney

Debbie Lamb

Lisa Bullock

Rebecca Palmer

Cards - Babies and Kids, Cards - General, Punch Art

Cherries Dungarees

I love these Dungarees cards and I thought the Cherry paper would be ideal for them. So cute. The little apple buttons are punched out with Tree Builder punch and Cucumber Crush card. A little Crystal Effects to add some gloss to my little buttons!

You can find the template I use here


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Freestanding Building Blocks Card

I was asked to make a special card for a wee man turning to 3 so I thought and thought and came up with something almost as special as he is.

P1040641 This doesn’t quite fit into a standard envelope but that didn’t matter too much. The blocks fold up so the card can go flat. I added a background just pick up the colours a bit and add some interest.  P1040642

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Self Close Box and Matching Card

This is a really cool box, I love that it stays shut by itself. I used paper from the Cherry On Top 6X6 paper stack. The sentiment is from Cottage Greetings. I added some punch art cherries using 3/4″ circle and 1 1/4″ Circle double punched for the leaf. Of course the Bow was made using the Bow Builder Punch.


To open the box simply squeeze the edges and it pops open.


You can watch the tutorial video by Sara Lincoln that I used for making the self close box HERE

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Sprinkles of Life Day 2

Another easy to put together card. I love this white on white shadow style which was easy to create with the Tree Builder punch that coordinates with the Sprinkles of Life Stamp set.


How cute is this! Punch the white trees and trunks, glue the trunks in place and arrange on the card front. Glue in place. Use the Paper Piercing tool and template to add a border around the edge. Stamp the trunk and branches on Tip Top Taupe and Cucumber Crush respectively and punch out with the Tree Builder Punch. Adhere in place and stamp sentiment. Ta Da Done!

Punch Art

Just how good are Stampin’ Up! Punches?

Well I have the answer to that! About 2 years ago I “misplaced” a punch and a few weeks ago my partner found it.

P1040502Behind the mailbox in the garden!! You can imagine the state it was in, full of dirt and leaves etc and jammed shut but with a little TLC it’s off and punching again.

Stampin’ Up! Punches are tough and last even if left out in the weather for two years apparently! And, although I wouldn’t recommend this treatment, here is the proof, some little stocking I punched out this afternoon after giving the punch a little fine tune with some layers of tin foil. I usually like to sharpen them with the tin pie plates you get with the fancy frozen pies as they are a bit easier to work with than the layers of foil.



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Teddy Bear Wishes


How cute is this chap! The great thing is he was super easy to create and I got to use my new Bow Builder Punch. I based my card on one by Joni Andaya. She had a girly version too so I might have to try that one day soon too. The eyes are 1/2″ circles (I think?? or maybe it was the small circle from that triple pack of punches we had) The nose is the large oval which I double punched to shorten up the length. It is higlighted with some tiny double punched 1/2″ white circles. The muzzle was one of the Oval Framelit dies which trimmed shorter athe bottom “point” to round it out.

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Nativity Scene Punch Art

This is a card I made to enter in our local A&P Show (Agricultrual and Pastoral for those of you who didnt know). Lucky for me I got First Prize for it. I hadnt done any punch art in ages so this was fun! I also got to use a Fancy Fold I enjoyed last Christmas too, the double gate fold. Its amazing what you can do with a few punches, some card, sponges and some markers

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And on the back….


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She’s a doozy

After making a lot of simpler cards lately and very very few punch art ones which were my favourite ones to do a while ago I got a little bit adventurous with this one.


It has an acetate window front and a gorgeous bear eyeing up the cupcake display. The head of the bear is hand cut and the ears are the 7/8″ scallop circle with a 3/8″ circle centre. The nose is the  heart from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. Then its just add pen details and sponge all the pieces with Crumb Cake Ink.


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New Classes

Cards and Cuppa – This Wednesday 26th March 

Two times 10am-12 OR 7 pm-9 at my House 1 Pound Road Leeston.

2 cards including the one below plus morning tea/supper. Cost is $15 

RSVP is a must so I can have enough supplies ready : )


Next Cards and Cuppa will be  April 9th

Papercrafters Day next Sunday March 30th 10-4 $5

Bring along your own supplies and projects to work on. Try out some of my tools and stamps. Lots of samples and templates for you to see and use! Tea and coffee provided. Mini Class at 1 pm.

Also Kids Easter class
Monday 7th April 3.30 – 5 $10 per child includes drink and bickie  Making a card and novelty candy bunny ( based on a design by Lisa Young).