Tuesday, October 12, 2021

ICS October Blog Hop My Favorite Punch

Welcome to the Inspire. Create. Share. October Blog Hop as we showcase our favorite Stampin' Up! Punches. You will be visiting with talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators as they share their ideas and projects to help inspire you use punches to create your own wonderful projects.
Stampin' Up! has so many wonderful punches, so it was difficult for me to pick out a favorite. For my design I decided to use two different punches to create this card. The Evergreen Border Punch is part of the Evergreen Elegance Bundle in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, which is traditionally a Christmas bundle, but I decided to show how it can be used to create a masculine birthday card. I paired it with the Label Me Fancy Punch for the sentiment and I chose to use Evening Evergreen, Just Jade and Pool Party with a touch of Basic White for my color combination. I love the cool, crisp design of this card and how it reminds me of a Winter scene here in Colorado. 
Products Used:
Handsomely Suited stamp set (item #154444)
Evergreen Border Punch (item #153603)
Label Me Fancy Punch (item #151297)
Stitched So Sweetly Dies (item #151690)
Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder (item #153576)
Evening Evergreen Cardstock (item #155574)
Just Jade Cardstock (item #153079)
Pool Party Cardstock (item #122924)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Basics Embossing Powders (item #155554)
Evening Evergreen 3/8" Open Weave Ribbon (item #155573)
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (item #144108)
Evening Evergreen Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Scalloped Rectangle die cut with Stitched So Sweetly Dies
Sentiment Label punched out with Label Me Fancy Punch
Row of trees punched with the Evergreen Border Punch
Just Jade Cardstock
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4" Embossed with the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder
Row of trees punched out with the Evergreen Border Punch
Pool Party Cardstock
Rectangle - 3 3/4" x 2 5/8"
Basic White Cardstock
Rectangle - 1" x 3 3/4"
This card design is all about textures and layers. I used the Evergreen Border Punch to punch out a row of Just Jade trees and a row of Evening Evergreen trees. To create the forest, I trimmed the Just Jade trees to a row of 6 and I attached Mini Stampin' Dimensionals behind each of the trees. For the Evening Evergreen trees, I trimmed the trees to a row of 7 trees and cut the 7th tree on the left side so that it looks like the ground sloping away from the trees. I attached the Just Jade trees on top of the Evening Evergreen trees but offset them slightly and raised the Evening Evergreen trees so that they were slightly higher. To create the focal layer, I attached the Basic White strip to the bottom of the Pool Party Rectangle and added a piece of the Evening Evergreen ribbon across the bottom of the Basic White strip and attached it to the back. I adhered the layers of trees to the focal layer so that they overlapped the join of the Basic White strip with the Pool Party layer, lining up the Just Jade trees against the right side. The background layer of Just Jade cardstock was embossed with the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder to add texture and then I added it to the Evening Evergreen card base. I attached the focal layer to the Evening Evergreen scalloped rectangle and then attached it to the card front. For the sentiment, I heat embossed the image from the Handsomely Suited stamp set with White embossing powder and attached it to the card front so that it overlaps the focal image using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. I love the peaceful feel of this card design and how it showcases the versatility of the Evergreen Border Punch for more than just Christmas. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help you to see the versatility of Stampin' Up!'s punches to create wonderful projects. There are so many great options to choose from. 
Now it's time to visit Shirley's wonderful blog and see what favorite punch she has chosen to create with this month. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop.

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Tricia Butts
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  1. Great card showcasing two punches. I like you used the border one for a birthday card. Thanks for hopping with us I appreciate you!

  2. Love how you layered the trees!!

  3. Tricia this is an awesome birthday card. I love the embossed layer it really makes the card pop.

  4. Beautiful colors! Very nice with one layer of trees popped up!

  5. Love all of the textures and layers on your lovely card!

  6. This was a great way to showcase the punches!

  7. Love this color combo with the tree punch!

  8. So pretty - I never thought about layering my Evergreen border punches. I love it!