Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Punches Three

Here's a super easy little project I made for one of the prizes at last month's workshop, using the hostess level-1 set, Punches Three. This is a scented soap wrapped in Pacific Point cardstock, Hawaii Papaya DP and some 5/8" striped Kiwi Kiss grosgrain ribbon. I stamped True Blue Friend in Pacific Point ink onto Whisper White cardstock & punched it out with the Square Scallop Punch. I love when images coordinate with punches...you just stamp, punch & you're good to go!! Quick & easy...my favorite!
Here are the cards I made for my daughter Katie's baby shower invitations...baby Chloe will be arriving mid-December and we're all getting so excited!!! We made just over 30 of them! To save time, I printed the invitation details onto Very Vanilla Cardstock and adhered those to the inside. These are actually really pretty IRL, but just didn't photgraph well. I added a lot of detail to the image piece...Spica clear glitter pen added shimmer, Sakura clear glaze pen added shine, 1/4" pink circles tied the pink color into the image and those amazing Swarovski crystals (available at most craft stores in the jewelery making isles) added some spectacular sparkle!! Don't you love Vanilla, Pink & Chocolate together? Those are the colors that Katie chose for baby Chloe's room. This adorable baby buggy image stamps beautifully and punches out with the Wide Oval Punch, so it's an easy image piece to mass produce...that's one of the reasons I selected it for the invites and we'll be using it for shower decorations, favors & prizes too :)
I want to show you the third stamp from set...but I can't show you the rest of the project quite yet. My second hostess club meets next week & I like to keep our projects a surprise for them, so...you'll have to check back to see this fun project that they'll be making ;) ! Here's a tag stamped with that great Christmas stamp and punched with the Square Scallop Punch ~
While I was working on those baby shower invitations and doing workshop prep, Muffin got a little bored. She did manage to find a fun way to entertain herself. Here's where I found her .... Do you think SU might want her to be their canine spokesperson? I think she'd be perfect!

She is allowed to play with (empty) SU boxes and there was one sitting in the hallway, so she just helped herself :) ! What is it with Kids and Puppies...they'll pick a cardboard box over an expensive toy every time!!
Thanks for stopping by :) ... Have a GREAT evening!! I need to sign off and listen to the Presidential Debates. Should be interesting, as always.
Supplies for the Baby Shower Card (size 4 1/4 square)~ Stamps: Punches Three Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pirouette Pink, Very Vanilla, Papertrey Cream Ink: Chocolate Chip Tools/Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, 1'4" Circle Punch, 1/4" pretty in pink grosgrain ribbon, Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots Embossing folder, (non-su) Swarvski crystals , Sakura clear glaze pen, Spica clear glitter pen

9 comments:

nancy littrell said...

I got to see all 3 of Nancy's projects yesterday IRL! She is right....the baby shower invitation is absolutely precious...just like mommy Katie and soon to be born, baby Chloe. Nance, you will be the best ever grandma. TFS your wonderful projects.

Kim said...

Your projects are great!! Thanks for sharing.. OMGoodness.. MUFFIN is sooooo cute!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Love all those wonderful punched creations Nancy!! And Muffin is just adorable...she looks so innocent!
hugs, Jami

Pauline said...

Yes, vanilla, pink and chocolate does go well together. Lovely cards and the pirate card is such fun :o)

Tonya said...

Oh.....I can't believe it's getting so close to when Chloe will be here!! Those invites and colors are fabulous!!

I can't wait for hostess club!! It's always a blast!

Muffin is adorable and melts my heart everytime I see her!

Jackie Pedro said...

Love your projects, Nancy!! The invites look great!!

Muffin is adorable and I had to comment on the cardboard box comment...On my oldest DD's first Christmas (she's 9 now), we were all a little too indulgent, getting her all sorts of presents, but what she loved the most were the wrapping paper and the cardboard boxes!! We learned a lesson and when my second DD came around she didn't get much, just played with all the boxes, and was so happy!! LOL!

Marie said...

Cute little treats and even more cute little MUFFIN!! She is such a cute pup!

Angel said...

Ooohh... I love the baby announcements. What gorgeous colors she chose! And WHY are you making me want that scalloped square punch? Better order it for me. :-) All of your projects are fabulous, Nancy! You are amazing!

Ramona Michaluk said...

Aaaw, who could resist a face like that ? She is so cute - thanks for sharing this photo.