Tag Archive | Punch Art

Joshua’s 7th Birthday party

And fast on the heels of Harry’s birthday post, my middle son, Joshua, celebrated his 7th birthday party last month (I’m getting better with the fast posting, lol!).  Again, no matter how much we suggested a party at Lollipops would be great, Josh wanted his party at home and he wanted a Justice League party.  But it couldn’t be a “Super Hero” party because at least Justice League had a girl and he wanted the girls to feel happy coming as well.  In the end, we went for a Justice League/Princess party!

So these were the invitations I made.  I used Stampin’ Up!’s World Spectacular DSP and World’s Greatest stamp, to help me with the theme – so Josh’s party really ended up being a “World’s Greatest Superhero/Princess” theme, lol!  Here are the superheroes:

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And here are the princesses:

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I used Versamark ink with the stamp set, Up Up and Away, with clear embossing powder to create a cool background. Here are some closeups:Image

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Here are the punch-art thin cello bags I made as party treats to take home.  Of course, Batman and Spiderman for the boys and Princess Ariel for the girls:

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Closeups:

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I made a special banner for the birthday boy (I will try and do some closeup photos of this to put up too):

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This was the party table:

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And on the party table, we had superhero sticks (inspired from Pinterest) using googlie eyes and SU paper for capes:

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Then we had Green Goblin Formula (aka green cordial):

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Next was some yummy Ariel Strawberries and Spiderman Strawberries:

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There were Rainbow jelly cups:

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and, of course, Captain America Star Fruit:

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The incredible cupcakes and birthday cake were made by one of the school mums, Rose, who you can check out at Cakes by Rose here – http://cakesbyrose.wordpress.com/.

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And finally I made the Lolly Bags to take home, again using World Spectacular DSP and also the Stampin’ Up! Petal Cone Die and Big Shot, which I hung from my Stampin’ Up! card tree:

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Thanks for looking!

Rachel

Skater 16th birthday

This is another card I made for my God son’s birthday.  Skater boy!

I used by Wide Oval punch with a strip of DSP from the Simply Scrappin’ Kit Hoppy Memories for the skateboard.  I used diamond shaped brads (retired) for the skateboard trucks and Brilliant Blue buttons (retired) for the wheels. 

The colours are Brilliant Blue and Basic Grey.  The DSP is Kaleidoscope from the current Summer Mini catalogue.  The “look who’s turning” is from the stamp set On Your Birthday, and the “16” is from Best Friends Numbers (retired).

Thanks for looking 🙂

Punch art electric guitar

I was asked by a dear friend to make my God son’s birthday cards.  He’s 16 this year (and making me feel very old! lol!).  I sussed out his interests as we don’t see them as often as we would like – they live in Brisbane.  Anyway, skakeboards and music were the clues.  Only, I don’t have any stamps with music, guitars or skateboards!  So this is what I came up with for the music card – a punch art electric guitar.  I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out.

I’ve used only Stampin’ Up! punches to make the guitar.  I used the 1-3/4″ circle, Curvy Label, 1-3/8″ circle, Small Oval, Horizontal Slot, and Large Star.

And I got to stamp a little – the sentiment.  I used the Sale-a-bration stamp set, Vintage Labels.  My favourite!!  The paper is the Kaleidoscope DSP available in the current Stampin’ Up! mini. 

If you like my electric guitar, why not make your own and paste the link to your guitar in the comments section?  I’d love to see what you come up with!  If you’d like me to do a tutorial, let me know in the comments.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter everyone! I hope you have a lovely day doing all that Easter means to you 🙂

These are the Easter baskets I made for my kids this Easter. The baskets were inspired by Makeesha Byl (there is an awesome tutorial on this link) and the bunny rabbit was inspired by Kylie Swain – thanks so much for sharing your talent, ladies!! I did change the size of the basket … my boys have dairy issues (one quite serious) … so no chocolate for their baskets. I bought a plate and other things for the boys … so I needed to upgrade the size of the basket. I used a 12 x 12 sheet and took the handle and a strip for the bunny rabbit punches all from the same 12×12 sheet.

Anyway, the first basket is for my almost 2 year old son. I’ve used the colour So Saffron, some retired Certainly Celery DSP and the Nursery Letters wheel:

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And I’ve used the big Designer Brad (Circle) on the handle …

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The second basket is for my 3 year old son. I’ve used the colour Ballet Blue, some retired DSP and the Classic Stars wheel:

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I made this basket first, so it’s a bit bigger! It only had 1 strip for the handle taken out of the 12×12 sheet …

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And I’ve used the big Designer Brad (Star) on the handle … and Josh has already pointed to it and said “I love my star!”. Cool!!

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The third basket is for my 4 year old daughter. No dairy issues here – so we have chocolates!! LOL!! I’ve used the colour Regal Rose, some retired paper from the Winter Bright Simply Scrappin’ kit and the Scribble wheel:

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And I’ve used the big Designer Brad (Flower) on the handle …

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I’m happy to say the baskets are a hit … the kids (especially the boys) are walking around with them everywhere!!

Oh … and here are some Easter hats I made for Easter Hat parades too (and my beautiful models, naturally, my babies!! Josh, Bella and Harry – from left to right)  …

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Needless to say, the hats were a hit with the kids too!!

Have a safe Easter break … thanks for looking 🙂