Wednesday, April 21, 2010


My girlfriend Diane's daughter, Adriana, is 7 and 1/2 months pregnant.  Her husband is in the Navy and they are stationed in Sicily.  I've known Adriana since she was 10 years old and have watched her grow up.  I am so excited to be making some things for her baby.  Besides these letters, I am also working on a Baby Scrapbook for her little monkey - coming soon!  I will post one letter and the punch directions each day.

I have been planning out the letters to spell out their son's name to go over the crib for a while, but it was finally time to start actually making them!  I started with wood letters from the craft store and covered them with our Designer Series Paper.  Then I made punch art animals to accent them.  The colors/shapes on some of the animals may look a little different than I would otherwise do them, but they are designed to match the nursery decor as closely as possible (see the picture of the nursery below the letter).  I will probably apply a matte sealer to them as well.

  • Card stock – More Mustard Textured, Chocolate Chip Textured, Blush Blossom, Tall Tales DSP
  • Ink – More Mustard Classic, Markers (More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Ballet Blue)
  • Punches – Wide Oval (#112082, $15.95), Large Oval (#107305, $15.95), Small Oval (#107304, $15.95), Word Window (#105090, $15.95), 1” Circle (#104401, $15.95), 1/2” Circle (#104390, $5.95), Trio Flower (#109183, $15.95), Boho Blossoms (#110711, $15.95), Crop-a-Dile (#108362, $29.95)
  • Accessories – Tombow Multi, 2-way Glue Pen, Stampin' Sponges, Crystal Effects, Wood Letter

As in previous punch art cards, many of my punches are done "on the edge" of cardstock with second punches done above and/or around the first cuts.  See previous punch art cards like the Christmas Elf Card  for pictures of these methods.
  • Mane – Punch one Scallop Circle from Chocolate Chip.  Place on the sticky side of a post-it.  Re punch the Scallop Circle again lining up the space between the scallops in the middle of the scallops already punched to result in a "zig zag" edge.
  • Face – Punch one 1" Circle (head) and two 1/2" Circles from More Mustard (cheeks). Punch two 3/16" circles from More Mustard (ears) and one from Chocolate Chip (nose) with the Crop-A-Dile.
  • Body – Punch one Wide Oval from More Mustard and one Large Oval from Blush Blossom. 
  • Front Legs – Punch two Word Windows from More Mustard.  Trim a little off one end and taper that end for the bottom of the leg.  For the paws, punch two Trio Flowers from More Mustard.  Trim off two petals from each flower leaving a rounded shape on that side with your paper snips.
  • Back Legs – Punch two Small Ovals from More Mustard.  Punch and cut two more paws as above.
  • Tail – Punch a small portion of a Wide Oval from the edge of More Mustard at an angle.  Punch again over and around this punch to achieve the tail.   Punch one of the smallest Boho Blossoms flowers from Chocolate Chip for the end of his tail.

1 comment:

  1. This is so sweet - and GREAT instructions. Thanks for sharing. I just discovered your blog and am going back through some ofyour old posts for more PUNCH inspiration!


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