Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cute Case - Baby Duck Card

Good morning stamping friends!
I have outstanding news! This morning, I'm once again writing to you all from my big comfy chair in the corner of our family room, coffee at my side, laptop in place. But wait you say - wasn't your laptop kaput? Why yes, yes it was. BUT, last night, after honestly a big pain in the patootie process, I became the proud owner of a new HP laptop with all the bells and whistles! Yippee!!! (Ahem, I don't know how to use said bells and whistles yet, but at least I can post to my blog! LOL!)
I love my new computer, it's so pretty and shiny and the best part is that it works! So I'm thinking I should give it a name so it feels loved and welcomed here and maybe will work really, really good for a long time! Whaddya think? Name ideas? Anyone? Ok, think about it and let me know.
Now, let's take a look at a very fun card!
Earlier this month, I held my two regular card classes and I branched out a bit, offering my first punch art card ever. Thanks to a card I'd seen by my friend Connie Babbert, all the gals at my classes got to make my version of her super cute card. Here, take a look:

Isn't it adorable? I know, right? Connie said she'd gotten her inspiration from several other card she'd seen so I'm not sure who the originator of this idea is, but it sure is cute so thanks to all of you who've made one!

The gals in my classes loved this card, so I guess I'll have to do more punch art in the future. I started with a base of Tempting Turquoise cardstock, layered it with Daffodil Delight cardstock, then added a layer of Wild Wasabi Patterns Designer Series Paper from the Subtles Pack.

The pattern for my "pond" was made by cutting out the inside cardboard from a SNAIL refill package. Can you see the shape? That made it easy for everyone to trace and cut from pieces of Tempting Turquoise Patterns Designer Series Paper from the Brights Pack.

The "splashes" are punched out with the two small petals in the Build A Blossom Builder Punch from Tempting Turquoise cardstock.

For the baby duck, I punched his body with the 1 3/4" Circle Punch and made his little pointy tail by punching out a portion of the circle with the Large Oval Punch. His head was made with the 1" Circle Punch and his wing was another petal from the Build A Blossom Builder Punch. The beak is the tip of the Small Heart Punch made with Pumpkin Pie cardstock. A little googly eye from a craft store completes this cute little guy!

The greeting was done with Teeny Tiny Wishes and the Word Window Punch layered on the Modern Label Punch. I added the Brights Button with Whisper White Baker's Twine for a little accent and the card was done! We did stamp an inside verse from the Curvy Verses stamp set.

I don't know about you, but I think this card came out super cute and I'm anxious to have someone to send it to! If you want to recreate it, you can shop 24/7 at my Online Store. I've included a handy supply list below for you with all the item numbers you need.

Have a great day stampers! I'll be back tomorrow with an all new Simply Stampin' Up! project for you.


Stampin' Supplies:

102067 - Tempting Turquoise Cardstock

119683 - Daffodil Delight Cardstock

105117 - Pumpkin Pie Cardstock

117152 - Subtles Patterns Designer Series Paper

117155 - Brights Patterns Designer Series Paper

115370 - Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set

100814 - Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink Pad

119850 - 1 3/4" Circle Punch

119855 - Large Oval Punch

119868 - 1" Circle Punch

117193 - Small Heart Punch

119849 - Modern Label Punch

119857 - Word Window Punch

121808 - Build a Blossom Builder Punch

119747 - Brights Buttons

124262 - Whisper White Baker's Twine

Place your order at my online store: (the link is on my sidebar as well! Blogger is acting funny today and will not let me put a hyperlink in for you.)

Simply click the SHOP NOW button at the top right!

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