Archives for March 2010

Our New Border and Corner Punches

These are the new border and corner punches. The Scallop Trim border punch is one of the FREE Sale-A-Bration items that you can choose (until March 31st) when you purchase $5o in Stampin’ Up! products. It has been wildly popular along with the coordinating Scallop Trim corner punch, so I thought I would prepare a tutorial on how to use them.

To get a perfectly punched border all around the card stock you do need to begin with specifically sized pieces of card stock.

The sizes that work  best for cards are……
4 3/4″
4 1/4″
3 13/16″
3 1/4″
2 7/8″
2 3/8″
1 15/16″ (this square uses only the corner punch and layers perfectly with our two largest square punches)

Want a rectangle mat? Just use one of these dimensions for two of your sides and choose another dimension for the other two sides for lovely  rectangle mats. Many thanks to Gretchen Barron for doing the math on this!

Begin by punching the corners of the mat. Flip your punch over and insert the paper from the back. You will place your card stock squarely in the corner of the viewable area of the punch. I have added arrows to this photo to indicate that you will bring the card stock right up to the corner, the paper will not slide back further under the punch.

This card stock was cut to 3 13/16 square. Continue until you have punched all 4 corners

Your card stock will now look like this.

Line your corners up over the corner markings printed on the border punch as indicated by the white circles. This is the only size where the corners will line up exactly. For other sizes you will start on one side or the other and punch across.

You will line your corners up and only punch once on this size card stock.

After you punch, your card stock should look like this.

When you have punched all 4 sides you should have  a lovely scalloped mat. The inside square of this card will measure 3 3/8 inches. So you would want to cut your next layer at 1/8″ or 1/4″ smaller.



Vintage Vogue

Vintage Vogue

This is another card that we made for Stamp Camp last month. It looks really involved, but it was actually a fairly simple card to make. That is the great thing about a wonderful stamp set and really cool tools.


The background piece is made using the Very Vintage jumbo wheel. It is wheeled in Not Quite Navy and Sahara Sand, easy peasy! When you don’t have the perfect background paper, you can always make your own in the exact colors that you need. The pretty mat is made using the Sale-A-Bration Scallop Trim Border and Corner Punches. We cut out a few flowers and added some micro-beads to the flower centers and added a faux bow. Fun and not too much work!


Stampin’ Stuff

Stamps: Well Scripted, Vintage Vogue, Very Vintage jumbo wheel

Ink: Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand

Paper: Not Quite Navy and Very Vanilla card stock

Fun Stuff: Scallop Trim Border punch, Scallop Trim Corner Punch, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Micro Beads, Crystal Effects

Stamp a Stack

These are the cards for this weeks Stamp a Stack

This month’s Stamp Camp is a Stamp a Stack! Your first stack is $7.50 and each stack after that is $5.00. Each stack is 5 cards of 1 design. Stamp 5 stacks for $25. You may also stamp one of each design for $10.  Join us at the Bixby Community center on Thursday, March 11 at 6:00 PM. Please RSVP with your card choices if you plan to attend. This is an all occasion SAS, so there will be several sentiment options as well as a few image options. Don’t forget to bring your favorite adhesive!

Two step bird punch

Card one uses the new Two Step Bird Punch and Scallop Border Punch. Very quick and easy card!

This card is also quick and easy and you will have a few image options.

Le Jardin Boutanique

Card 3 is our masculine option, however it can work for several occasions and also will have alternate image and sentiment options.

Another quick card with alternate image choices. This card uses one of the Sale-A-Bration sets.

Beautiful Butterflies

Our last card choice uses those Beautiful embossed Butterflies. This card utilizes several Big Shot elements to step it up, but it is still a fairly simple card. I couldn’t get the lighting right, so the picture doesn’t do it justice. The colors are Pixie Pink, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White.