Technique Time: Fall Punch Art

Thanksgiving is nearly here and so is the colder weather. I can't say that I don't like fall, I actually really do…but, it brings me thoughts of winter which I really don't like! Now that we've moved to Winnipeg, I keep chatting with people here who say: "just you wait till winter"…they really are scaring me…lol. I may just have to hibernate for the winter…thank goodness for the internet. Seriously, it can't be that bad?!

Last week we bought my husband a vehicle and my van should be here this week. I can't wait till we have this whole car thing figured out, seems like forever since we've had to borrow and rent cars. I signed up all my kids for activities…sewing, basketball and kindermusik and all the kids seem to have made some friends. I have grass and today I'm getting my fence posts. Things are starting to settle down a bit.

I'm starting to get a bit more organized with Stampin' Up! I'm still a bit behind with emails, etc. (please be patient-I get alot of emails) but I'm pumped to have a productive week this week!

In preparation for Thanksgiving, here's a cute and easy card for you!

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This week's technique features two fall-themed pieces of punch art, perfect for cards, scrapbook pages and more.

Stampin' Up Supply List

  • Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip Classic (100908)
  • Paper: Very Vanilla Cardstock (101650), Crumb Cake (120953), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Chocolate Chip (102128), Old Olive (100702), So Saffron (105118)
  • Accessories: Old Olive Satin Ribbon (117292), SNAIL (104332), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
  • Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting System (113439), Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (119976), Word Window Punch (119857), Punches as outlined below

Cardstock Dimensions for this Project

  • Crumb Cake
    • Card Base: 5.5 x 4.25
  • Old Olive
    • Piece for Embossing: 4.25 x 2.5
  • Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron
    • Scraps for punch art

Technique Directions

To create the punch art pumpkin, punch paper as shown:

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Assemble pumpkin by layering middle oval on top of other two using SNAIL. Affix stem on back side and add leaf.

To create the punch art sunflower, punch paper as shown:

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Cut scallop circles on each scallop, stagger them and affix together using SNAIL. Curl up petals on top layer. Attach circle to middle of flower and then layer tiny flowers on top.

Finishing Touches

  1. Take card base and fold in half.
  2. On bottom right corner stamp greeting as shown in Rich Razzleberry.
  3. Run 2.5 x 4.25 Old Olive panel through Big Shot with Square Lattice Embossing Folder. Tear to create grass and attach to base with SNAIL.
  4. Attach pumpkin on top of grass using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. Attach Old Olive ribbon to card base with SNAIL, tucking bottom edge under the grass.
  6. Attach sunflower on top of ribbon with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  7. Stamp "happy thanksgiving" in Chocolate Chip Classic Ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock and punch out with Word Window Punch. Attach to cardbase with SNAIL.

Punch art is just another fun way to get more out of your tools! Punches help save you time when creating your pages and projects, and the added bonus is there are so many other possibilities!

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