Three Simple Flowers From the Fox Builder Punch

Today I’m sharing how to make 3 simple flowers (Plus a bonus = 4)From the Stampin’ Up! Fox Builder Punch. 

The first of the simple flowers made from the Fox Builder Punch is a daisy.  This flower is perfect for the “(s)he loves me, (s)he loves me not” Valentines, a flower bouquet, or just because daisies are a lovely simple flower. You should have no problem making this punch art even as a beginner.

BONUS FLOWER: Turn this daisy into a sunflower!  Just change the color of your card stock.  Try Crushed Curry for the petals and Chocolate Chip for the center. If you want your center to be larger, try the larger Owl Builder Punch circle or substitute the circle punch (1″ is nice) of your choice.

For the second flower, I’m sharing a lotus flower. The simple beauty of a lotus flower floating in a body of water is a wonderful site.  I imagine the our goofy frog from the Host(ess) set “Love You Lots” hanging out in this lotus-filled pond.  While my sample is in the pink family, I believe a nice Wisteria Wonder and Sweet Sugarplum or Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral variety would also look nice.

 

The third flower today is just in time for last minute Christmas items!

You can always give more depth to any Punch Art creation by adding sponged edges, small pen techniques, or even a bit of sparkle with the Wink of Stella(r) clear.

These flowers are very simple and I hope you have a chance to give them a try some time soon.

Are you starting to see that Fox Builder Punch differently?

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For $18.00 it really is a good investment piece which creates a multitude of different items.

Have fun playing with your punch.  I’d love to see your final projects in my comments!

Until next time…

-Joanne

Autumn Scrapbook Layout with Wondrous Wreath

The beauty of Autumn has arrived to my area of the world and this year I am determined to photograph some of the sites from my own wooded acre of the world.

In order to get myself to take more photos of the trees & other things around my property in the Autumn months, I decided to start by creating a scrapbook layout. I am more apt to get the photos developed if I already know the sizes to print and the layout on which I will use them.

First I needed a color scheme for the layout.  For that I turned to this photo which I took yesterday:

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After a bit of a struggle on which green I would use, I decided to use Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black, Whisper White, and Soft Suede to work with this photo. I also wanted some colors that would add a bit more color to the page. So, I also added Calypso Coral and Rich Razzleberry when I stamped the Wondrous Wreath images.

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In case you want to recreate this layout, I’ll save you the time figuring out details.

The cutting measurements:

Left:

  • Basic Black CS: 2.25″x 12″ & 1″x 2.25″(cut banner into end)
  • Whisper White CS: 6.75″x 9.25″ – Plus enough for the wreath
  • Pear Pizzazz CS: 0.75″x 2.25″ (cut banner into end), 2 Photo Mats 4.25″x 6.25″
  • Soft Suede CS: 0.5″ x 1.5″ (cut banner into end)
  • Pop of Pink DSP from the 2016-2017 Annual catalog- Print= white with black plus signs: 12″ x 12″

Right:

  • Basic Black CS: 12″x 12″
  • Whisper White CS: 8.5″ x 11″ – Plus enough for 2 wreaths -1 wreath cut to form partial sections
  • Pear Pizzazz CS: 8.5″ x 2.5″
  • Soft Suede CS: 2 Photo Mats 4.25″x 6.25″
  • Pop of Pink DSP- white with black plus signs: 2″ x 12″ & 1″ x 12″

I’ll be taking more photos over the next few weeks & add to those I took yesterday to complete this layout.  Acorns, leaves, trees, and who knows what else.  I usually capture the wild animals grazing or crossing through my land, but  I forget to take pictures of the things I see routinely around my property. Some day I believe I may want to see photos of these every day or every Autumn things too.

Are you photographing special events more than your routine experiences?

Don’t forget to capture some every day events or things in your scrapbooks for variety.  Life isn’t just special events.  It is also making every day things into cherished memories.

Until next time…

-Joanne