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Punches – all sizes and shapes

Embossed Snowflake Background

I love how punches make it easy to embellish with gold glimmer paper and gold foil paper. As always, Real Red card stock with Gold Foil and Gold Glimmer Paper make elegant Christmas cards! When I designed this card, I added a Very Vanilla embossed layer as a background for the “Gold” trees!

I chose Real Red card stock for the card base of this card because I really like how well it coordinates with Gold and Very Vanilla card stock. To start with, I cut the Real Red card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, folded on the score line at 4-1/4″, and burnished with a bone folder.

Next, I cut Very Vanilla card stock at 5-1/4″ x 4″, cut out a large Scallop Circle with a die, and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Don’t put the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine away because you’ll need it to emboss this layer with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder now! With the design finished, I can now use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach it to the card base.

Now it was time to get the greeting ready by stamping the greeting in Real Red Classic Ink on a small piece of Very Vanilla card stock. Cutting it out with a Stitched Rectangle Die and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ensures that it will layer easily over the next largest rectangle of Gold Foil that’s been cut out with a Stitched Rectangle Die and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. I decided to use Stampin’ Seal to attach these layers to each other followed by using Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach it to the card base below the Scallop Circle.

To add some shiny embellishment, I used the Pine Tree Punch to create 2 Gold Foil trees and 1 Gold Glimmer tree. To make 1 Gold Foil tree smaller, punch it a second time by holding it with a “Post-It” Note so you can punch off the bottom branches and the tree trunk. It was best to use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the Gold Foil trees on the card front and use Stampin’ Seal to attach the Gold Glimmer tree.

The final crowning touch was to tie a bow with Real Red Double Stitched Satin Ribbon and attach it with a Mini Glue Dot.

Products used in this project:

  • Stamps:
    • Merry Moose stamp set (#150494)
  • Ink
    • Real Red Classic Ink (#147084)
  • Paper, including cutting instructions:
    • Real Red card stock (#102482)
      • 1 @ 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”, score at 4-1/4″
    • Very Vanilla card stock (#101650)
      • 1 @ 5-1/4” x 4”
      • 1 @ 3-1/2” x 3/4” for greeting
    • Gold Foil Sheets (#132622)
    • Gold Glimmer Paper (Retired)
  • Accessories:
    • Real Red Double Stitched Satin Ribbon (#151155)
    • Pine Tree Punch (#149521)
    • Winter Snow Embossing Folder (#153577)
    • Layering Circles Dies (#151770)
    • Stitched Rectangles Dies (#151820)
    • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (#149653)

Hallowe’en Card with Banner Year Stamps


Here’s a new way to use the Tailored Tag Punch – all you need to do is cut a strip of Whisper White Cardstock at 1-1/2″, turn it over and draw a pencil line in the centre – lengthwise. I’ve found an easy way to draw this line, is to place it in the Paper Trimmer and draw the line by placing the pencil in the track.

Turn the paper over so you can see the pencil line. Place it in the punch, lining up the pencil mark with the points at the top and bottom. Punch as many you need – I used 8 for this card.

Using Black Memento, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Crumb Cake Ink to stamp the images from the Banner Year Stamp Set as desired. Remember to stamp so that your line drawn on the back is going up and down.

If using ribbon, place it around the card stock before attaching the punched out pieces. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals for the pieces you place over the ribbon.

Once you’re pleased with the layout, use adhesive to attach all of them. Trim any that go over the edges with Paper Snips. Attach the completed layer to the card base.

Products used:

  • Basic Black card stock – 1 @ 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, 1 @ 5-1/4″ x 4″ (#121045)
  • Whisper White card stock – 1 @ 5-1/4″ x 4″ (for inside card) (#100730)
  • Memento Black Ink (#132708)
  • Old Olive Classic Ink (#147090)
  • Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink (#147086)
  • Crumb Cake Classic Ink (#147116)
  • Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack (#153553)
  • Tailored Tag Punch (#145667)
Watch how I made my card here…..

Masculine Birthday Card

Making a Masculine Birthday Card has never been easier! Why not give it a try? This great Designer Series Paper is now available in the 2020-21 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue!

Here are the products used:

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Here are the instructions and dimensions for this card:

  • Cut Very Vanilla White Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  • Cut Early Espresso Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″. This will be the layer to attach the punched out images to.
  • Use the Tailored Tag Punch to punch a variety of images from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.
  • Use Early Espresso Classic Ink to stamp the greeting from A Wish for Everything stamp set. Punch the greeting out with the Tailored Tag Punch. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach to the centre of the Early Espresso Cardstock.
  • Arrange the other DSP pieces around the greeting. Attach with Multipurpose Liquid Glue so you have a little bit of “wiggle room”. When the layer is covered with DSP, turn it over and trim with Paper Snips. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach to the card base.
Here’s another look, including a matching envelope!
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