The (Punch Art) Aliens Are Coming!

My card for today was actually made for a Facebook hop I participated in last night!  The theme was kids’ cards, and I decided to go with aliens, as Max and Luca are obsessed with space right now!  Luca LOVES Star Wars and Max loves Power Rangers in Space!  I was actually scrolling through Pinterest and found a cute picture of some aliens, and decided that I would base mine on the picture.  Here’s what the original picture looked like:

 

To make this card, I used an assortment of punches and framelits.  I will list exactly what I used for each below.

For the orange alien with the purple hair:

  • Layering Ovals Framelits
  • Fox Builder Punch (for the hair)
  • 1/2 inch circle punch
  • Cookie Cutter Builder Punch

For the green alien:

  • Layering Ovals Framelits
  • Fox Builder Punch (for the horns)
  • 1/2 inch circle punch
  • Cookie Cutter Builder Punch

For the blue alien:

  • 1 inch circle punch
  • 1/2 inch circle punch
  • Cookie Cutter Builder Punch

All of the legs were free cut using paper snips, and all the feet are just 1/2 inch circle punch outs cut in half!

 

 

The star print background is from the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper.  To create the sentiment, I used the Labeler Alphabet stamp set.  I stamped each letter in  Basic Gray ink and then hand trimmed them with Paper Snips.  They are adhered to the card with Mini Glue Dots!

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Night of Navy cardstock card base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

DSP background layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Orange Alien:  2-3/8 x 1-1/2 inches  (Oval for body measures 7/8 x 1-3/4 inches)

Green Alien:  2-1/4 x 1-3/4 inches  (Oval for body measures 1 x 2 inches)

Blue Alien:  1-1/2 x 3 inches  (Circle for body measures 1 inch in diameter)

Stamped letters:  3/8 x 3/8 inch (approximate)

 

The card is finished with some Wink of Stella on the purple hair, as well as some silver metallic stars from the Twinkle Adhesive Backed Sequins!  Also, the mouth on each alien was hand drawn with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.

Punch art cards take a little longer to make, but they are so much fun to create!  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Nicolle

 

Another Little Elephant Project

Yesterday, I shared some cupcake toppers made with the Little Elephant Bundle.  It reminded me that I had a really cute card made with the same bundle that I haven’t shared yet.  So I am sharing it today!  I made this card at my friend Sherri Everett’s event in July.  It was one of ten cards I made, and is definitely one of my favorites!  Like yesterday’s project, it features the Little Elephant Bundle, and uses both the stamp set as well as the punch.  It also features the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper!

Colors for this card are Petal Pink, Gray Granite, and Whisper White.  The tag is from the Wood Crate Framelits, and it’s embellished with a tiny bow made with the Silver and Petal Pink Baker’s Twine!

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Thick Whisper White cardstock base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Petal Pink cardstock middle layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

DSP top layer:  3-3/4 x 5 inches

Petal Pink Stitched Circle backing layer:  2-7/16 inches in diameter

Whisper White circle:  2-1/8 inches in diameter

Elephant piece:  1-11/16 x 1-1/16 inch

Gray Granite tag:  3/4 x 1-1/4 inch

 

I just love this bundle!  I think it’s so cute for babies and kids!  And it’s a perfect match for the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper, as it has pinks, blues, greens, and some neutrals, perfect for any color decor!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project!  Thanks for stopping by!

Nicolle

 

Cute Cupcake Toppers with the Little Elephant Bundle

Here’s something a little different!  How cute are these cupcakes?  Elephants are super trendy right now, and the Little Elephant Bundle makes it easy to make adorable elephants for cards, tags, gift packaging…and even cupcakes! These adorable cupcake toppers were made with the Little Elephant Bundle, which includes the 15 piece Little Elephant stamp set, as well as the Elephant Builder Punch.  These are super easy to make, and can be made in any color you choose!  These would be perfect for a baby shower or kids’ party!  They are super cute!

Here’s a peek at what’s included in the bundle:

The bundle and stamp set are available in both wood mount and clear mount.  As with all bundles, each item is available individually, however purchasing both items as the bundle will save you 10%!

Wouldn’t this be great to add to your collection?   Thanks for stopping by today!

Nicolle

 

Hello, Baby card made with Twinkle, Twinkle DSP

My project today is a simple new baby card made with items from the Twinkle, Twinkle suite!  The main item used on this card is the Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Series Paper, (which is available as part of the Buy 3, get 1 FREE Sale going on this month until July 31st!)  I cut letters using the Large Letters Framelits from the paper and stamped the “Hello” with a stamp from the stamp set included in the Darling Label Punch box.

Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Series Paper

Item #146284, $11.00

 

Darling Label Punch Box

Item #146855, $45.00

 

The card was also embellished with Silver Bakers Twine and some iridescent stars from the Twinkle Adhesive-Backed Sequins.  Mini Dimensionals were used on the letters to give them some height and help them pop off the paper!

 

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Soft Sea Foam card base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Whisper White middle layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Twinkle, Twinkle DSP top layer: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

DSP letters:  1 x 2-1/8 inches each (approximately)

 

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I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card!  Thanks for stopping by!

Nicolle

 

Animal Outing New Baby Card

It’s been awhile since I’ve made a baby card!  As I was going through my new stuff today, I saw my Mint Macaron and Soft Sea Foam card stock next to each other and thought they looked really pretty together.  Then I saw my Animal Outing stamp set, and this is what came to mind.  Green is my favorite color, and I love these two shades together for babies!

The rhino was colored with light and dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends, the little bird was colored with light and dark Bermuda Bay ones, and the rhino’s horn was colored with the Ivory marker.  I framed him with Stitched Shapes Framelits, and layered him with a large scalloped circle cut with the Layering Circles Framelits.

The sentiment is actually two different stamps from the Animal Outing set.  I placed them both on the same block and stamped them together, but even though I put them as close together as I could, there was more space between the two words than I would have liked.  Instead of redoing it, I pulled out my Pick a Pennant set and stamped the tiny heart in between them in Blushing Bride ink.  It was the perfect size and perfect way to fill that extra bit of space!  I also went over the heart with Clear Wink of Stella for just a bit of shimmer (though it’s hard to see from the pics.)

 

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Mint Macaron card base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 and folded in half)

Whisper White middle layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Soft Sea Foam top layer: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

Mint Macaron scalloped circle:  3-1/8 inches in diameter

White stitched circle:  2-15/16 inches in diameter

Small scalloped sentiment piece: 1-3/8 inches in diameter

 

I love the colors and images on this card!  (I really love the whole new subtles collection actually!)  The soft colors are perfect for baby projects!

If you have any questions about this card, please let me know!  Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Nicolle

 

No Bones About It Card

I have two small boys.  They are 3 and 6!  At any given time, the conversation in our house inevitably involves Star Wars, construction equipment, Legos, or dinosaurs!  This card was made with my boys in mind.  It features the No Bones About It stamp set and the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper.  The color palette for this card is:

 
 

 

Of course, Whisper White is in there as well! The No Bones About It stamp set includes 18 photopolymer stamps.  It contains 4 different dinosaurs, as well as coordinating skeletons/bones for each.  It also includes tracks, leaves, dots, and some sentiments!  Here is what is included in the full set:

 

 

The measurements for this card are as follows:
Emerald Envy card base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)
Night of Navy middle layer:  5-1/4 x 4 inches
Naturally Eclectic DSP top layer:  5-1/8 x 3-7/8 inches
Whisper White scraps for Stitched Shapes circles and dinosaur piece

 

 

This card was fun to make!  I need to use this set more often!  It’s a simple design, but my kids loved it when I showed them.  Now I need to make another one so they can each have one!
Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your day!

Nicolle