Each month I choose a Stampin' Up! product as my Feature Product. For the month of October I am featuring Punches! All punches,including the curly label punch and all hand held punches are on special this month when purchased through me. My Technique Tuesday feature during the month of October will feature different ideas and techniques for using punches. As well, throughout the month of October, you can expect to see projects on my blog featuring watercolouring, and I will be demonstrating with punches during all my October workshops.
Here is the special for October:
- 10% off all punches including the Curly Label and all hand held punches until October 31st
- My October hostesses will receive 20% Off!
If you wish to place an order, you may contact me via email. I accept all major credit cards. Canadian orders only please. Sorry, them's the rules!
Technique Tuesday: Glitter Peek a Boo Window
This little technique WOWed me at a Stampin' Up! regional seminar several years ago. I went on to demonstrate it in my workshops, even as a make and take and customer's loved it! It's very demonstrate-able and so simple. Here's what you need to get going:
Stamp set; I am using Seasonal Icons from the Holiday Happenings Hostess bundle.
Circle punch, scallop circle punch
Repositionable adhesive (I use Dotto)
From the top of your card, punch a circle that is centered and as deep as your punch will allow.
Now you will need to remove the top layer, and since you used re-positionable adhesive this is not a problem.
***Another item that is not mentioned in the supply list is the waxy back of a sticker sheet (I use the ones from the stickers from a stamp set). You will need this for the next step.
Close your card, and stamp your image on the inside of the card, through the punched window.
You may prefer to draw a pencil circle and stamp directly on the inside.
However you choose, keep in mind this image should show through the "window".
The tape should not extend above or below the top/bottom of the card.
Tap card and shake off excess.
Then position your scallop circle punch over the circle evenly and punch.
Here is the finished card, sweet and simple.
To finish the card I embossed the sentiment from Many Merry Messages in white and tied a length of Baja Breeze ribbon before attaching the top layer permanently.
I really struggled with what to share for punches, as there is just so much out in blog world that has already been done. This is something I haven't seen, (which doesn't mean it's not out there!) although it's by no means new. Next week I will share another simple technique with punches. See you then!
Recipe: Stamps: Seasonal Icons (SU) Paper: Whisper White, Holiday Happenings DP Ink: Baja Breeze, Versamark Accessories: White ep, Baja Breeze striped grosgrain ribbon, 1 3/8" circle punch, scallop circle punch, packing tape, Dazzling Diamonds, re-positionable adhesive, waxy back of a sticker sheet