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Apple & Daisy Punches

Hello Friends,

Inspiration for today's Autumn Thank You card came from my own backyard.  Our apple trees are heavy with apples and our meadow is dotted with Black-eyed Susans.   And it just so happens that I have punches to make both apples and Black-eyed Susans. 

I love making cards with punches.  Cards made with punches are simple to make and cost-effective.  Did you guess which punches I used for making today's card?


Making Cards with Punches

Autumn Punch Art Card Tips

Punch 2 apples using the Apple Builder Punch.  Then, punch 3 Black-eyed Susans using the Medium Daisy Punch.  Hint:  It's best to use an odd number of elements for an attraction display.

Assemble flowers and apples, then begin arranging on your card.

My background piece was stamped using Balmy Blue Ink, then embossed with my Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder.  

The Pressed Petal Washi Tape across the top pulls everything together.


Autumn Punch Art

Celebrate

World Card Making Day

Saturday, October 4, 2019

Handmade cards are gifts that come from the heart making them some of the best gifts of all.  Will you join me in making and sending cards this Saturday?

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For me, the hardest part about giving handmade cards is actually getting them in the mail.  So to encourage actually mailing the cards we make, I will be sending a FREE package of Whisper White envelopes to everyone who places a $75 or more order using the Hostess Code D9Y6X64A this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (October 3-5, 2019).  Note:  If your order is over $150 don't use the hostess code.  Choose your own Hostess Benefits and I'll send you envelopes too!

 

 

Have a fabulous day,

 Newfeichtsiggy

 

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Apples & Pumpkins Unit Study for Kids

Harvest Hellos Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

With school in full swing, I thought that it would be fun to do something a little different.  for today's blog post lets look at an Apples & Pumpkins Unit Study for Kids using the Apple Punch and the Harvest Hellos stamp set from the 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  This unit study includes 12 ways to use the Harvest Hello Bundle for Art, Math, Science and Language Arts.  Watch the video below for a demonstration, then scroll down for a list of 12 Apple & Pumpkin activities for kids.

 




Apples & Pumpkins Unit Study for Kids

Apples & Pumpkins Unit Study for Kids

  1. Stamp and Color Pumpkins & Apples
  2. Make 3-D Apples & Pumpkins with Apple Builder Punch.
  3. Stamp and color leaves and stems, then add a 3-dimensional Pumpkin or Apple.
  4. Name and sort colors.
  5. On 2-1/4" x 11" card stock measure and score at 1-1/4", 3-3/4", 6-1/4" and 8-3/4".
  6. Count punched shapes.
  7. Practice fractions by dividing apple or pumpkin parts into halves, quarters and thirds.  An additional idea is to compare fractions.  For example, is 2/3 bigger or smaller than 1/2?
  8. Are apples and pumpkins fruits or vegetables?  Stamp pictures to show that both have seeds.
  9. Study shapes of stems on pumpkins and apples.  How are they different?  How are they the same?  Practice what you learn with art.
  10.  Learn the sounds for P and A.  Also, have them practice writing Aa and Pp.
  11. Spell and read the words Apple and Pumpkin.
  12. Write about pumpkins and apples.

Additional activities

Read books about apples and pumpkins.

Go to an apple orchard or a pumpkin patch.

Make applesauce, apple dumpling or pumpkin pie.

Carve a pumpkin.

 


Apples & Pumpkins Unit Study for Kids

You may want to do this Apples & Pumpkin Unit study with your kids on September 17.  It's National Apple Dumpling Day.  What a great excuse to make or eat apple dumplings! 


Apples & Pumpkins Unit Study for Kids

Bundle and Save 10%

When you bundle the Apple Builder Punch and the Harvest Hellos stamp set you save 10%.  Order yours today.  See clickable links below.

 

 

Have a fabulous day!

 Newfeichtsiggy

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Punch Art Baseball

Punch Art Baseball

Hello Friends,

Have you ever looked up into the clouds and imaged a sheep skipping across the sky?  It's called imagination!  It's amazing the things that you can make in your craft room with a little imagination.  I created today's Baseball card for my grandson, Grady, with supplies that I already had in my craft room.  I simply looked at them in a new way.  Today, I'll show you how to make this Punch Art Baseball Card step by step with a picture tutorial.  


Punch Art Baseball

Spoiler Alert:  My Punch Art Baseball Card wasn't made with exclusively punches.  I also you used dies and stamps.  Specifically, I used the Pocket Framelit Dies and the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set to make my handsome slugger.


Punch Art Baseball

The first step is to let your mind run free like you do when you see a pirate ship in the clouds.  If you need a little help with this, you can also try music to get in the groove.  One of the nice things about working from home is that I can do outlandish things like dance to "Y'all Ready for this" in my PJ's.  It's great bumper music for sports and it's great workout music too.

Punch Art Baseball Tips & Tricks

Sunglasses were a must for my baseball player, so I stamped and cut them with my Pocket Framelit Dies and the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set.  Then, I colored them with my Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends. 

My Baseball Head was simply cut with my 2-1/4" Circle Punch.  Hint:  I curved my stamp before stamping my stitching on my baseball.
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To make his baseball cap, I once again used my 2-1/4" Circle punch.   This time I only cut partial circles in Night of Navy and Real Red.


Punch Art Baseball

Now for the important part of his baseball cap.  Grady is the 2nd biggest Cleveland Indians Baseball fan that I ever met. His Dad is biggest Cleveland Indians fan that I ever met.  So, you can see why it was very important get a C on the cap.  To do this, I stamped a Night of Navy C on Real Red Card Stock using my Labeler Alphabet stamp and cut it out.  The Labeler Alphabet has saved more than one project, I'm so glad that I have it in my Craft Room.


Baseball Punch Art

My Baseball Player's body is another die from the Pocket Framelit Die set.  It's meant to be money, but I think that it makes a perfectly dandy torso.  The stitching on his uniform and his smile are also stamps from the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set.

His feet are another die from the Pocket Die set, but you could also use a circle punch.

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His legs were cut with the Classic Label Punch.  And his arm was cut with the Duet Banner Punch.  I sliced it in half to make his arm more slender.  An oval punch would probably also work for the arm.

Baseball Punch Art

I formed the baseball mitt in several steps.  First, I cut a 1-1/4" Circle.  Then, I used the same circle punch to clip off a partial circle from the bottom of the mitt.  Next, I used another die from the Pocket framelits die set and cut over my circle.  Note: The finger pieces will fall out, but you can hold them in place with adhesive.  And finally, I used the framelit as a template for trimming the top edge of my glove.


Handmade Birthday Card

To stay with my Punch Art/Die theme.  I cut my inside Happy Birthday with the Happy Birthday Thinlits Die.

One final note about today's Punch Art Baseball Card.  It's considerably larger than a normal card.  My Card Base is 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4".

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Have a fabulous day,

 Newfeichtsiggy

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