Friday, October 29, 2010

South Pacific Punch Blog Hop: Petal Card Punch

Hello and welcome to the inaugural South Pacific punch art blog hop!!! Unfortunately I am having a major technological crisis, so please check back soon for PHOTOS.
Update at 1pm (NZ time) now have one photo via my phone! My apologies. Please check back later this afternoon for the rest of the photos.
If you are already on the blog hop, you have come here from Karen Southwell's blog featuring the beautiful 2 step bird punch.

We are a bunch of Stampin Up demonstrators from New Zealand and Australia who love our Stampin Up punches. We have gotten together to showcase a selection of the punches you can purchase from Stampin Up. We know we will inspire you and encourage you to use those punches in new and beautiful ways. Please leave a comment and let us know what you think to go in the draw to win some yummy scrummy punch art blog candy (offer not available to SU demos).
I fell in love with the cute Petal Card punch and I hope you will be inspired by the versatile ways in can be used for cardmaking, scrapbooking and 3D projects. This punch is new to the 2011 Ideas Book, and there are so many ways to use it.Its also in the new slimline configuration that makes storage so much easier.
First a note about using this punch. It definitely works best on a flat surface. I use the heel of my hand to give it an extra push once it has punched through the card to ensure that it also gives deep impressions on the scoring lines.When punching lighter weight papers or vellum make sure you put through a double layer so it doesn't get munched in the punch.(great technical term). Because of the embossing part of the punch you cannot punch upside down and use the "window" to see where you are punching. So I stand and "eyeball" where the punch is going to fall on the card I am punching.
First of all you can simply make a mini Envelope. It comes out of the punch already scored and you just fold the petals into a swirl which needs no glue. This little envelope can be used in scrapbooking for hidden messages and memorabilia. Try using vellum for another look.

Just use glue dots to join 2 together to make a mini treat box. This is tiny (approx 1" square), but will still fit a bite sized treat. It also works perfectly Cute by the Inch Stamp set (Hostess Level 2).

You can make a bigger cube sized box by joining 4 punches together. I used a 1 inch square piece of cardstock to keep it all square.

Next I made a tube treat holder that is perfect for Hershey Kisses. The cardstock is scored at a fraction under 1 inch and the punch is used to make the end caps.I can't wait to try this out with acetate for a clear treat holder.

Now I have spent some time with this punch I have come up with some ways of using it so check back soon. Now continue on the blog hop.

Next is Sally Williams with the Flower Fancy Punch.


Lynda said...

Have not got this punch yet but have v v similar in a large Carla Craft one....may have to get it out again and give it an airing. The chrissy gifts are starting to come together!!

DionneS said...

I will check back tomorrow to see the other pictures. Love your descriptions though, sounds like a very versatile punch and worth having in my stash.

Diana said...

Love the treat tube idea - thanks so much for the ideas

Jo said...

I've been looking at all the blogs of the ladies creating for the South Pacific Punch Blog Hop, OMG you are all so amazingly talented! Love the names of some of the blogs, they're inspiration in themselves, added to My Favourites, so many to see, so much to do!! Keep up the wonderful projects.