Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Perfectly Plaid, Pine Tree Punch, and Evergreen Border Punch for Technique Tuesday Blog Hop

Hi, Crafty-Happy People!
Today I'm hopping with the Crafty Collaborations team, which is a global group of fellow Stampin' Up demonstrators. Blogs are a great way to check out a variety of awesome card ideas. So let's get hopping along.

Our theme today is using punches. I'm all about punches! I love to use punches on my cards because of the ease of using them. My project today is a card I just taught in my Christmas Cards class. Let's take a look at it.

This lovely card was made with the Pine Tree punch and the Perfectly Plaid stamp set. I also used the new Evergreen Border punch. The card base is Misty Moonlight 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". The designer series paper you're seeing in the background is from the Beauty of the Earth pack and it measures 3" x 5 1/4".

Major Tip:  Always stamp your images before you punch!!!! Here I stamped the image in VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Stamp, sprinkle, heat, then punch.

The Evergreen Border punch was used to punch this row of evergreen trees. I used our lovely Pearlescent paper for the the trees and snow. Look closely at the snow below the evergreen trees, and you will see where I used the Wintry Embossing Folder.

I stamped my sentiment, from the stamp set For Unto Us, in Misty Moonlight and cut with one of the Tailor Made Tags dies.

Below is how I completed my inside, all with stamps from Perfectly Plaid.

If you're like me and like a lot of sparkle, then you might like this version of the same card made with any white glimmer paper. I used our retired Sparkle Glimmer paper on this one.

I also want to give you a tip on how to extend the size of your piece of cardstock for your sentiment when using a punch. Many times our sentiment is too large for the size of the punch. Below is the sentiment I used on another Christmas card. Visit my blog post here for complete details.

Cut your cardstock the width of the inside of the punch area. Next, you can cut your strip as long as you want. This one I cut 1 3/4" x 4". I stamped my sentiment on this strip before I started punching it. Feed your strip in from the open end up through the punch. Punch the end then turn it around and do the same thing again.

Here's your finished piece for your sentiment.
I hope you like my card and will give it a try for one of your Christmas cards.  Please visit all the fabulous demonstrators' blogs by clicking on their names below.

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