Punch Art Ruldolf…

Rudolph 'Punch Art' reindeer This was one of the ‘Christmas Card Class/Club’ designs last night.  And my apologies for the link issues in yesterday’s email.  I have moved the ‘Class in the Mail’ option to it’s own registration page HERE.  But you can still sign up for October’s hands-on class HERE.

UPDATE: To see all of the past Christmas Card Classes available ‘In the Mail’, click here.

I actually almost thought that this design was too silly to include, but I’m happy to report, it was a hit.

UPDATE: I shamelessly CASE’d got this idea for a reindeer when I saw Jackie Topa’s.  She is a superior stamper!

I jokingly refer to this as the $200 card, because if you don’t own any punches, well, that’s the tab for all your punches (and I’m happy to take your order, LOL!)

PUNCHES:  1 3/4 inch jumbo circle, 1/2 inch circle, Wide Oval, Large Oval, Small Oval, Word Window, Curly Label.  The ‘antlers’ are actually the Sizzix Sizzlits die ‘Swirls Scribbles’ (#113411), but if you don’t have that, you can also use parts of the Sizzix Decorative Strip die ‘Swirly’ or parts of the Bigz Die ‘Tulipe.’  I like the ‘Swirls Scribbles’ one the best.

I used Whisper White, Creamy Caramel, Real Red, Basic Black and Chocolate Chip cardstock and the greeting was stamped in StazOn Black, featuring the new Holiday Mini Catalog set ‘Four the Holidays’ (#116921) an excellent four holiday greetings set.

Punches in Caramel DSCF4348 DSCF4354

The ‘book’ is actually the curly label punch folded in half and the top & bottom cut off on a diagonal (see fig. 3).   Okay, who needs all the punches?  Step right up… no waiting!

Home for Christmas

What a fabulous stamp set… and I LOVE the Designer Series paper "Ski Slope" (which is the background ‘stars’ as well as the 1 1/2 inch decorated stripe that I cut off of an elaborate stripe pattern paper.

Home for Christmas - Holiday Card

You can see the pop up details below:

detail shot of Home For Christmas set

paper saving trick:

paper saving trick to a layered cardI learned this trick working in a stamp store years ago. The stamp companies sell you samples for display, and one day (to figure out how they were made), I pulled a few apart and saw that no paper was wasted where it wasn’t seen.  Not a bad idea I thought!

I love the DSP stripe paper (left)  the *most* in that pack so I saved it using two 1 1/2 inch long strips, instead of one 5 1/4 inch strip (which would waste a lot of 12 x 12 paper).

Okay, am I the master of cheap or what?!!!  Feel free to be honest!