Sunday, August 5, 2012

Punch Card Technique

Punch Card Technique
Sunday is a two-for-one day here at my Stampin' in the Sun blog!  You are getting a step-by-step technique here today.  The technique is simple but very snazzy for those of us who need pictures to show us how to do something!  When you are done, you will have a card shaped like whatever punch you used (yesterday I used the ornament punch and also the decorative label punch).  

1. Fold a piece of paper in half, you will need a bit extra on one side to be able to hold it, or you can make it smaller and stick a post-it note hanging off the top or side to use as a guide to stick it in the punch.  Then stamp your design right under/ on the fold.

 2.  Fold paper down on the crease (simply fold back to halfway point).

3. Place design into punch, just barely leaving a gap (as you can see, there is an empty space just above the stamped ornament).  Punch.  

4. Viola!  You now have a stamped shaped card!  These are perfect as tags for gifts, gift bags or even little lunch box notes for your student going back to school.

And.... for a fun card:
Freshly Made Sketches #46

Papillon Potpourri: wood #123757/ clear #123759
Loving Thoughts: wood #125843/ clear #125845
Top Note Die
Elegant Butterfly punch
Fancy Fan Embossing Folder
Scallop Trim Border Punch
Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White and Crumb Cake Card Stock
Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green and Summer Starfruit ink
Versa Mark Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
Sponge Daubers
Dimenstions and Snail


Kelly said...

Congratulation! Your project has been chosen for the Blog Finds of the Day on August 7. If you would like to see other projects chosen for blog finds, please visit

Pam Steckman said...

Thanks so much! :)

Allisa said...

Love the colors on your butterfly. Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Cindy Hall said...

Wow! Those butterflies are awesome! Really beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Linda Suarez said...

Hi Pam! Pretty card! I love those butterflies! Thanks for playing with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Brum said...

What a lovely card Pam! Those butterflies are just beautiful! Such vibrant colours! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... love those pretty butterflies ... love your take on the sketch!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Pam Steckman said...

Thanks so much!