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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.
Punch Art

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".

Y'all Ready for this?  Look around your Craft Room for supplies that you already have on hand.  If you are missing a few supplies, you can purchase them below.

Have a fabulous day,

 Newfeichtsiggy

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Free Spring Sampler Tutorial

Spring Sampler by Robin Feicht
Spring Sampler Tutorial

 

Hello Friends,

Who's ready for spring?  It's just 16 days until spring.  But who's counting?  In anticipation of this joyous event, I am gifting a Spring Sampler PDF Tutorial to all my Newsletter Subscribers on Wednesday at 1:00 PM.  If you are already a Stamping Country Newsletter Subscriber, watch you mailbox on Wednesday for this exclusive gift from me.  If you you are not already a Stamping Country Newsletter subscriber you will want to sign up in the upper right corner of this blog before Wednesday so you can receive this and other free tutorials too.




Have a fabulous day,

 Newfeichtsiggy
 


How to Make a Card in 4 Simple Steps

Let It Ride Stampin' Up!

Hello Friend,

Are you new to Card Making?  It looks fun, but you don't know where to start.  Or maybe, you know how to stamp, but you get down in the process.  Or you've been stamping forever, but your time is limited.  There's lots of reasons why making a card in 4 Simple Steps makes sense.   If you really want to keep it simple, skip Steps 2 and 4 and make your card in 2 steps.   You still have the pleasure and satisfaction of making a beautiful hand stamped card without all the fuss.

Are you ready for the 4 Steps?

 

How to Make a Card in 4 Steps
How to Make a Card in 4 Steps

Learn How to Make a Card in 4 Simple Steps

Step One is to fold your card on the score line.  Let me let you in on a little secret.  The easiest way to make a card is to start with Note Cards & Envelopes. They're ready for you to make and send a card.  Each package contains 20 cards and envelopes already cut and scored.

Step Two is cutting and it is actually an optional step.  You only need to do this step if you color your horse.  The color from the Stampin' Blends will bleed through and show on the inside.  To cover it up cut a 4-3/4 x 3-1/4 piece of card stock for the left inside to cover the bleed through.  This card stock can be a coordinating color or just Whisper White.

 

How to Make a Card in 4 Steps
How to Make a Card in 4 Steps

Step 3 is stamping all your images using Tuxedo Black Momento Ink Stamp and the Let It Ride Stamp set.  Stamp your horse and "Go for it" on the front of your card.  Stamp the trees on your coordinating inside card stock and stamp "Take life by the reins" on the inside right.  Your can also stamp the head of your horse on the envelope if you want to  be extra fancy.

Step 4 is coloring.  Color random splashes of Soft Suede onto your horse using a Soft Suede Stampin' Blend.  Then, trace the grass using the nub end of your Old Olive Stampin' Blend.  Color the hooves using the using the nub end of a Basic Black Stampin' Blend.

All of today's card supplies are listed and available below.

P.S.  To see the Let It Ride Stamp Set used for DIY Home Decor and Gift Giving Click Here.

 

Have a fabulous day,

 Newfeichtsiggy
 

 

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