Christmas Punch Art!


Aloha, all!

I love using punches to make pictures, and the Christmas Season provides a ton of opportunities for this! 

I'll be using these pages to show off Christmas Punch Art as we get into the 2009 Holiday Season.  Then I'll leave them here as I'm sure many of you are like me and get the urge to make Christmas gifts just about any time during the year!

One disclaimer about these – I have seen designs such as these all over the Internet, and the basic designs are not my original designs.  However, all the cards and instructions are those that I have prepared just for you, my friends and customers!  I hope you enjoy them!!

 

Every time I look at these poinsettias, I am just amazed at how beautiful something so simple can be.  We, of course, have these growing in our garden in East Hawaii.  I share photos of them on my blog during the Christmas season!!  Here are the instructions for making both the flowers and the card.

 

  

These wreaths are made with the 1" Circle and Scallop Circle Punches.  Click here for instructions.

 

  

 

 

  

Lots of Word Window punches to make this simple manger scene.  For list of all punches and instructions, click hereNOTE:  Stampin' Up! has retired the small punch used for this scene; but the smallest star in the Sizzix Stars #2 die works wonderfully!

 

 

 

Bells, bells!  I love bells at Christmas time!  Click here for instructions on using all three Oval punches!

  

 

 

  

Except for his eyes of brads, this Penguin is all punches!  Click here for instructions for my little guy, as well as the entire card layout.  NOTE:  Stampin' Up! has retired the snowflake window sheets used for this card.

 

 

 

Speaking of cute, is this Gingerbread Man not the CUTEST!!??  Here's that Word Window punch again, this time for his arms and legs.  The decorations are all done with a Signo Gel Pen, which is carried by Stampin' Up! in its Idea Book and Catalog. Of course, I have instructions both for the punch art and the card as well.  One thing I didn't mention in the instructions is that the greeting I used is from the stamp set, Loads of Love!

 

Back to a bit more traditional – the Christmas Tree made with inverted hearts.  There are so many of these posted all around the internet, and I just had to try one for myself.  I used papers that are current as of Christmas 2009, and they just seem to make such an elegant card.  I especially liked decorating the tree with so many different Stampin' Up! brads that I have in my collection!  The tree is just as easy to make as any other punch art!  Click here for instructions for the tree and measurements for the card it decorates.  NOTE:  Stampin' Up! has retired the small star punch used for this tree.  However, the smallest star in the Sizzix Stars #2 die is perfect for this!