Artist Trading Cards, Christmas, Punch Art

Merry ATC

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In November it was my turn to set the teams ATC swap Theme, Christmas seemed the obvious theme but I suggested we give it a Kiwi twist.

My inspiration came from some Christmas lights that The Warehouse was advertising. I loved the “kiwifruit” tree and created my own using a circle punch, sponges and the flower image from Baroque Motifs. Add the star from Every Little Bit and the pot from Pennant Parade.

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My Little Kiwi in his cute little stockings (from Every Little Bit) and Christmas hat. The bird shape is from the Two Step Bird repunched to “round his rear” the beak is the tail of the bird punch. Cute huh! Thought they might look good on a card like this but never got that far

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Tomorrow …..the rest of the ATC swaps

Box Bag Tag, Christmas, Punch Art

NZSU Challenge Triangle Tree hanger

The NZSU challenge this week is to make a triangle box like the one on the lovely Debbie Airys Blog. She has the insturctions there as well. lucky for me Debbie had sent me a wee package with some templates last week  and this was one of them so I had had some practice making them! I have made some special ones to go out in Week three of my Christmas Ideas supplement to my newsletter readers tomorrow but I had one more go just for my blog readers.These are fabulous wee boxes and easy to adjust size to make it BIG or small. This box is 5 1/2″ tall. Yes I work in inches!! Backwards creature I am : )

I also couldnt resist a little more punch art. I used the 1/4″ circle punch to make the xmas balls and of course a star fot the top of the tree. I was lucky to win a new punch (the SU Round Tab) which arrived on Saturday. I have  used it on tonights project to make the wave like swags on the tree.

This is how I did it

Punch out part of the round tab which will form the lower edge of this piece

Step 2

Move the punch up slightly to the required depth and punch keeping the sides even with the last punch

So there it is  not just a twofa but a threefa. NZSU challenge, box and punch art.