Three Cards Made With One Punch

Three Cards Made With One Punch
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I bought a Christmas ornament-shaped paper punch last May so that I could make more floral corsages out of paper.  I was only going to use it for that purpose, but then I thought I might punch out shapes from Christmas paper to make use on cards.  Well, I gave in and bought an ornament stamp set that fits the ornament-shaped punch perfectly!  The stamp set and punch came from Stampin’ Up! and I wanted to share you three cards I made with the set and the punch.

I was on an embossing kick, so I inked up all my stamps in gold and embossed them with gold powder for a raised, dimensional effect.  To make things easy, I used paper and card bases from DCWV, plus some snowflake stamps from Close to My Heart.

Ornaments and Bells

Ornaments and Bells

 

Light Green & Red Ornament Card

Light Green & Red Ornament Card

 

Red and Dark Green Ornament Card

Red and Dark Green Ornament Card

These were fun, easy cards to make.  What took the longest was the embossing and tying of the stretchy gold cord.  Have a merry Christmas, and keep in mind that you can make beautiful cards very easily with a few embellishments.  Thanks for reading my blog!

By the way, I am really enjoying the Mike & Ike Holiday Medley candy I bought at Target last week.  I love fruity candy and these three flavors are delicious together or altogether in one bite.  YUM!

About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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