Saturday, July 14, 2012

Layered Stampin' Up Punches

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I decided that I wasn't going to do any more cardmaking until I finished a project that I started over a year ago and never finished. I started putting together a document of various ways to layer Stampin' Up punches for unique looks.  I invited readers to submit their ideas or links to ideas and I would compile them.  The ideas came in, I put them all in a nice little folder - and promptly forgot about it.  Two things have happened recently that reminded me - 1. I realized that my temporary document is floating all over Pinterest and 2. a very nice lady was reading my blog for the first time and, quite accurately, e-mailed me that didn't see the final document.

So...ta da!!...here it is...a final compilation that was started a year ago!!!



Now I have to tell you about my card.  I had this long story written about a slow computer, counting to three, and corralling cats which was supposed to explain my inspiration for the new Less Is More which is "three".  I used a stack of three punches to create my card.  Then I actually read the challenged and realized it was One Layer Week - so my card doesn't count - AND you don't get to read the whole story!

Get Well Wishes

This card is going out to my husband's cousin who is dealing with Lyme Disease.  She has it with significant symptoms, her husband has the pathogen but no symptoms, and neither of them have been bitten by a tick?!  She is trying to deal with young children along with the extreme fatigue and other symptoms caused by this disease.  So far, anitbiotics have not been effective.  Our prayers go out to Kim and her family...

  • Stamps: Stampin' Up Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait
  • Ink: black
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up punches, embossing folder and scallop border, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, misc twine and gems

14 comments:

Jeanette said...

Wow. Thank you so much!! I will be using this to get more mileage out of my punches. Who ever invented punches is my friend.

Mandi said...

That's such a brilliant folder of ideas Kim...thank you
the card is pretty cool too!

Well wishes to your family members

Suze Bain said...

Thanks for the label chart Kim. I don't have all the punches but it's only a matter of time! A lovely card (even if it's not one layer). Sending best wishes to your family. xx

Paula said...

I have this Pinned Kim! It is a wonderful idea - thanks for sharing ♥

Bronwyn Eastley said...

This is awesome, Kim. Thanks so much for sharing :)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Well ... Even though i don't have any idea what you are talking about ... I am sure the story would have given me a giggle! Sweet design, Kim! Hugs xxx

H2 :) said...

Love the textured white panel with the white butterflies. A very sweet card! TFS the punch ideas too. :)

Bonnie said...

The white on white butterflies are beautiful, Kim! Thanks for the ideas for using punches. I rarely think to layer them and it's so effective!

ShellBell said...

Thanks for updating and adding it to your sidebar! I am so happy I stumbled on your blog through Pinterest. I've always wanted a cheat sheet. I started one myself. But I didn't have most of yours.

Nancy Seed said...

What a great idea and thank you for sharing it with us. With your permission I would like to use this on my blog with a link back to you.

Eveline said...

Thanks for sharing. I'll put this on my blog among the tips with a link to your post.
Eveline.

Suzilou Stamping Creations said...

Wonderful layering ideas - the pin helped me find your blog many thanks for sharing. Louise

Terri Stewart said...

I found your punch document on pinterest--love it! Thanks for sharing it. I gave the one with 3 label punches side by side a go today but it didn't come together like yours. My Stampin Up extra large oval punch isn't big enough. What did you use for the oval? Thanks again!

Lady Purple said...

Do you think you will ever do a video for this? It is great, and I have not found many videos on the various uses of Stampin' Up! Punches. I hope you will.