First, let me say, I’m not good at looking at shapes, putting them together’ then creating something entirely different. However, I am good at stalking other peoples blogs and copying them! Oops, I mean “case”. :0)
My awesome upline, Mandy, and I have been holding a monthly Punch Art class together. I should say, she’s been holding this class and I help out’ some! She’s been wonderful to let me bring my customers to her class. I haven’t had enough customers interested to hold my own class, but don’t want those that are interested to miss out. (Hint, hint… if I had enough ladies interested on a monthly basis, I could hold one at my house!)
It was my turn last month to pick the 4 Punch Art pieces we were going to work on. I also created the cards to showcase them. Okay, I may have shamelessly copied a card layout or two!
Here’s the cards:
My inspiration for this one came from Kathryn Ricks, a Stampin’ Up! demo. I saw her card on the Stampin’ Connect website. Stampin’ Connect is like Splitcoaststampers except that it’s nothing but Stampin’ Up! product! Unfortunately, you must be a demonstrator to access the site. :0( However, if you’d like to become a demonstrator, you could get lots of inspiration there. :0) I don’t have a website for her, so I’m unable to provide a link for you.
A girl can never have too many purses!
This little bird was a fusion of two other birds I saw. One was LeeAnn Greff’s, and the other is a demo named Amy, although I can’t seem to find it on her blog. It’s on Splitcoaststampers somewhere, but I can’t find it there either!
First off I have to say, “Ellen Kemper, you rock!”. She is a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and a self-confessed “punch art freak”. I found this fun girl on her website. You can see one of her girls here, but you have to checkout her entire blog, so don’t forget to go to her home page and scroll back through all of her amazing creations.
I love this girl with her hourglass figure, but I don’t like my layout. You know how you have an idea in your head, but it never looks like that when you’re finished? That’s what happened here. So, you’ll have to take my word for it, it was awesome in my head!
Okay, so this is my favorite! Isn’t he just the cutest? Sarah Newman created this wonderful squirrel but didn’t have a tutorial on her blog. :0( I wasn’t able to find one anywhere else either. You would not believe how long it took me to figure it out, but it was well worth it!
I created my own tutorial after much gnashing of teeth and tearing out of hair!
Every month, each class attendee makes 4 different pieces of punch art and a 6x6 page with directions to put it on. This makes it easier to make again later without having to pull it apart later to figure out what they did! For an additional amount they also get to make a card for each one of the pieces, like the samples above.
I hope you had fun looking at these cuties. If you live in the area, why don’t you join me at this class and find out how fun they are to make?