Friday, November 20, 2009


Finally had a moment to breathe today and catch up on my email, etc. Wow, did I have a lot of them to return!  So many people were interested in the Christmas Punch Class projects.  I could finally take some time to photograph the punches and write some directions for my Santa punch card.  Hopefully the picture and explanation are enough for you to understand how it was made. I hope you enjoy it!  Now to prepare for my Wrappin' Up Christmas Class on Sunday!  :) 

  • Card stock – Real Red Textured, Whisper White, Ballet Blue, Blush Blossom, Basic Black, Chocolate Chip Textured, Brushed Gold, Merry Moments DSP
  • Ink – Blush Blossom Classic, White Signo Gel Pen
  • Punches – Wide Oval (#112082, $15.95), Scallop Oval (#114889, $15.95), Large Oval (#107305, $15.95), Word Window (#105090, $15.95), Horizontal Slot (#105089, $5.95), Modern Label (#116630, $15.95), Curly Label (112208, $15.95), 1 3/8" Square (#103375, $15.95),  Ornament (#116794, $15.95), Scallop Circle (#109043, $15.95), 1 ¾” Circle (#112004, $15.95), 1⅜” Circle (#104401, $15.95), 1 1/4" Circle (#104403, $15.95),  1/2” Circle (#104390, $5.95), Boho Blossoms (#110711, $15.95), Crop-a-Dile (#108362, $29.95)
  • Accessories – Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (#102023, $4.50), 2-way Glue Pen, Clear Rhinestone Brad

PUNCH DIRECTIONS:  For all "double punches", the first punch is shown on the left of the strip, the second punch (done over the first) is shown on the right with the resulting punched piece shown below it.  Many of the punches are done as partial punches "on the edge" as show with the Modern Label punch on the right.

  • Nice-o-Meter –  Punch 1 ¾” Circle from Chocolate Chip, with a 1⅜” Circle from Summer Sun adhered on top of it.  Punch one half of a 1 1/4" Circle from Real Red and another from Glorious Green as shown (shown red punch).  Cut a small pie wedge (depending on how much of the yellow you want to show) from the outside to the center of each of the half-circles as shown on the Green punch.  Adhere on yellow.  Punch small piece of Chocolate Chip with 1 3/8" Square.  Use scissors to cut off the corners on one end to make a point for the hand of the meter.
  • Santa's Hat – Cut or punch one curly label from Real Red as pictured.  For the Brim, cut a small portion with the Large Oval Punch as shown.  Then punch around that cut with the Scallop Oval so that the Brim looks as shown.  Use the smallest Boho Blossom flower for the pom pom.  
  • Face –  Punch one Ornament (head) and one 1/2" Circle (nose) from Blush Blossom.  For eyes, punch two Whisper White and two Ballet Blue 3/8" holes with Crop-a-Dile.  Adhere blue onto white offset so white is showing below blue.
  • Beard & Mustache – For mustache, punch a small portion of the Curly Label punch from Whisper White as shown in picture.  Punch again above the first so that the resulting punch looks like the finished one pictured above.  For the beard, again punch a small portion of the Curly Label from Whisper White.  Punch above and around with the Scallop Circle punch so the resulting punched piece looks as the one shown.  The left one above is with 11 scallops of the circle.  The one on the right is with 10 scallops of the circle.  Then punch about half of a 1/2" Circle out of the middle of the top of the beard (where the point is), so final result is as shown.  Punch 1/2" Circle of Real Red and adhere underneath the mustache and beard so mouth shows through.
  • Hair – Punch two Scallop Circles from Whisper White.  Overlap and adhere under head.
  • Body  – For body, punch two Wide Ovals from Real Red.  For the fur trim on the bottom of the coat, punch a Scallop Oval of Whisper White and adhere under the bottom Wide Oval.  For belt, punch Word Window from Basic Black.  For buckle, punch Word Window from Brushed Gold.  Then punch Horizontal Slot in center of piece. Cut off each end to form the Buckle for the belt.
  • Arms – Punch two Modern Labels from Real Red.  For cuffs, punch two Modern Label ends on the edge of Whisper White and adhere to one end of the Modern Label Arm.  For gloves, punch Word Window from Real Red.  Cut in half for the two gloves.
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