Friday, October 29, 2010

South Pacific punch art blog hop!!!!

A big hello and welcome 
to my friends from nearby or far away
come and see what the crafty cow has to show you today!
We are a bunch of Stampin Up demonstrators from 
New Zealand and Australia who love our Stampin Up punches. 
We have gotten together to showcase a selection of the punches 
you can purchase from Stampin Up. 
We know we will inspire you and encourage you to use those punches 
in new and beautiful ways. 
Please leave a comment and let us know what you think 
to go in the draw to win some yummy scrummy punch art blog candy 
(offer not available to su demos-sorry chooks!).
 i am here to showcase 3 of our very cool punches
boho blossoms punch
 5-petal flower xl punch
jewelry tag medium punch 
here is a teeny tiny selection of things you can make with them

please scroll on down below for more details

 the boho blossoms punch is quite a versatile punch. 
you may initially think...meh it's flowers...and you would be right!
but you can make oodles of things from it.
above are just a few ideas 
going from left to right there are
-layer all 3 one on top the other to get a 3d flower effect
-just use them as individual flowers
-double punch them
:please note this is not for the impatient or faint hearted
and involves a fair amount of what i like to call faffing about!!!
-cut them up and use them as candle flames, animal paws, crowns, 
clouds, love hearts, or carrots to name a few 
these cute little hairclips were made using the boho punch
simply layer the different flowers on top of each other and stick a brad in them.
attach the brad to the back of the hairclip and glue permanently with crystal effects

another idea is to stick the flowers to a tea light (tombow is the best for this), add some bling and pearls, and a fake candle

the next punch is the jewellry tag medium.
it's obvious use is those very cute little tags you see all aorund the www.
but did you know you can also stretch the tag out to make it longer?
or even punch both ends to make a fancy word window or arms with cute baby hands

here the jewellry tag has been used as a body for a beautiful butterfly-just roll the edges around and stick a bit of dimensional to make it really stand out from the wings. 
the wings by the way, have been made from the 5-petal flower punch which i will show you shortly!

on this simple card the tag punch has been used as the body of a candle 
with a petal from a boho blossom flower used as the flame

with this little card i cut off a tiny bit of the top from the tag and turned it into a vase 
with a stroke of watercoloured baja breeze for shading.
i added some of our beautiful flower brads to finish it off

finally i want to show you the 5 petal flower punch.
yes...yes...another flower punch lol!!!
a few different ways to use these are ...
-cut up into 5 peices to make a leaf
-double punch to make a smaller flower

to make this clip you will need 3 flowers.
then rub them with your bone folder until the paper separates and pull them apart.
you should end up with 6.
layer them and stick together with a brad 

attach the brad to the clip through the middle and then bend it around the side 
otherwise it will annoy the heck out you when you take it out of your hair lol!!!!

a simple idea for a christmas garland for the tree is the flower with a hole punched through the middle and a ribbon threaded through. 
mine is really short but imagine a lovely long one drapped around your tree. 
and it is eeeeeasy-the kids can do it!!!!

finally, an idea for the double punched flower. 
i love using it for any sunflowers i want to make.
just add a double punch large boho blossom to the middle.
i have coloured mine in with daubers and ink

i added it to this lovely mini album 
and added matching ribbons and dsp to match it.

so is your head spinning?
are you ready to head off and try some of these ideas?
feel inspired?

i hope so

should you want to purchase these punches 
and live in australia 
you may be interested in the special bundle deal 
i have exclusively available until the 6th of november 
 purchase all 3 of the punches i have showcased today
(rrp  $94.80  pp)

off me for only $90
(conditions do apply-contact me for details
now it is time to hop on off to lisa bullock's blog.
lisa has a great collection of punches to show you 
including one of my favourites-the heart to heart punch

thanks for coming 
and should you get lost here are all our participants
remember to leave a comment with all of us to go in the 
running to recieve some blog candy 

and see you all again real soon!!!
cheers ears 


Melissa said...

wow, you were a busy little bee lol, so many fabulous ideas that are so quick and easy too, thanks

Robyn said...

So many great ideas! I particularly liked how you made the jewellery tag longer TFS!

Karen said...

Inspiration plus here and love how you have used the min tag, thanks for oganising this hop

Angie Jones said...

wow .... i am going to have to make some of those hair clips.

DionneS said...

I love the hairclips, thanks for the are so head is spinning with ideas!

Dani Fender said...

Lots of inspiration as always Clare. Great projects lady!

Diana said...

Great gift ideas - thanks so much for sharing

Kathy Bradley said...

Clare, You definitely are the queen of the punches. Oh my gosh, so many ideas that had never occurred to me. I love the Boho Blossoms punch - and will be making some of the layered flowers!