Sunday, April 25, 2021

Pleased As Punch / NC Demo Blog Hop


Welcome to the NC Demos Blog Hop!  We are happy to share our punch-y projects with you this month.  You might have just come from Jo Anne's blog.  Great project, huh?  She always wow's us!

It's always fun to think about our theme and figure out what we will use ... in this case what punch we'll use!  Our monthly NC Demos Blog Hop is featuring PUNCHES.  I love punches!  Don't get me wrong - I like my dies too but it is so much easier to just punch out an image than having to run dies through the Big Shot.  

I decided to use the Rectangular Postage Punch for my two cards.  I don't think I have used that punch since Christmas!!  The good news is that it will be in the new catalog.  Another punch I used (and use all the time!!) is the Banners Pick A Punch.  I used it to "flag" the ends of the sentiment.

  • For this card, begin with a white card base cut at 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4"  
  • To the front, add a piece of Terracotta Tile cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
  • Emboss a piece of Petal Pink (4" x 5 1/4") with an embossing folder.  (I used Tasteful Textures.)
  • Using a Blender Brush (or a dauber or sponge), lightly add a bit of Terracotta Tile ink over the Petal Pink card stock.   Adhere this piece to the card.
  • Using the Rectangular Postage Punch, punch out 3 stamps from white card stock.
  • Cut three pieces of Fine Art Floral DSP 1 1/8" x 1 3/4" and glue them to the punched white stamps.  Attach this piece to the white cardstock cut at 4 5/8" x 2 3/8"
  • Stamp the sentiment (from Free As A Bird) on 1/2" white card stock strip using Terracotta Tile ink.  
  • Flag the ends with the Banners Pick A Punch.
  • Add the sentiment to the card front.

My second card is a bit different.  Again I used the Rectangle Postage Punch.

  • Begin with a Pool Party card base cut at 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4"  
  • Tie a piece of Coastal Cabana Sheer Ribbon around the next two layers before adhering them onto the Pool Party card.
  • To the front of the card, adhere  a piece of white card stock measuring 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Next, layer a piece of Fine Art Floral DSP (5" x 3 3/4") to the white card stock.
  • Stamp the bird from Free As A Bird; use Stampin' Blends to color the bird; use the Rectangular Postage Punch to punch out the bird.
  • Die cut a large and a small Stitched Nested Label.  
  • Stamp the sentiment on the small label; cut one side; adhere to the bottom right.
  • Die cut some leaves from the Free As A Bird dies and adhere to the large label.  Adhere to the top left.
  • Attach the Rectangular Postage Punch with dimensionals.

Thank you for letting me share my cards with you.  Please stop by and see Laurie Meier's post

Amy Austin-Kinler
Jo Anne Hewins
Sharon Maranich  (you are here)
Laurie Meier
Tracie Evans Langley


Amy said...

Oh Sharon I love your paper for this card. It is my favorite of all times in the current catalog. Will be so sad to see it go! I have not gotten this punch as of yet but I really need to my best friend is a retired postal worker.

Tracie Evans Langley said...

Fantastic cards, Sharon! The Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch is one of my favorites! Totally casing! Thank you for sharing!

Toni Campana said...

Your cards are great, Sharon 😊. I really do need to get that postage punch! It’s been on my wish list for a while now

Laurie Meier said...

Sharon - I love your cards! The Postage Stamp punch is definitely one of my favorites. Your card that features the Fine Art Floral DSP is just stunning! LOVE IT! Hope you don't mind if I CASE :)