Saturday, April 30, 2011

esad winter blog hop

brrrr the nights here in sydney are getting cooler and my slippers are starting to be my constant companions in the evenings sitting at my craft table
hence why us chicks at esad have decided that a winter blog hop is in order
a wonderful way to warm up your creative mojo with all the fabulous goodies that stampin up have to offer
jacinta has already given you some awesome inspiration with the tulip embossing folder so
my job is to get that old brain thinking about how else you can use those punches we have apart from the obvious so you can get more out of them...which is always good huh?!

i want to show you my dancing girls 

 my hula girl is made from mainly 
the cupcake punch (hair, eyes, bra, skirt, decorations, neck,flower middle)
but also the bird punch (legs, feet, arms)
the small oval (torso)
trio flowers (flower in hair)
3/4" circle (face)
her maori friend from new zealand
uses the cupcake punch (skirt, top, hair, poi, neck, eyes)
bird punch (legs, arms, feet)
3/4" circle (face)

the ballet dancer uses the cupcake punch (tutu, top, hair, tiara, neck)
bird punch (arms, legs)
3/4" circle (face)
 here's how i make the hands-just carefully cut the branch at the intersection.
the leftover leaves are great for feet

 here are all the girls together-all happily dancing together
but then you ask
what do i do with them now? can put them on a card of course
or you can give them to a little girl who loves to dance
i used the musical noted standard roller to go over the back ground and frame.
then i put them all into a nice cheap ikea frame and added one of my favourite sayings:
this now stands proudly in my eldest daughter's room as she fancies herself as angelina ballerina

isn't it cool what else you can do with that one little punch?
next on my list was the new label punch
here's what initially came to mind when i first got it!
the hulk!!!
i stuck him onto a clip for the fridge-
maybe that might scare me away from it and help me lose a few kilos!!!!

i also made this very easy and very quick and very cute little name banner for 
my youngest to hang in her room

i thought i had also better show you some cards too
the label punch has some really great uses 
here i have used it in a card gift box (recycling ye olde hodge podge hardware tin!) 
 on the tin i have used it as part of a bigger fancier label 
and also as a edging for the white strip along the middle

on this card the label is used 2 ways
-edging down the bottom
-turned into a smaller label lengthways
this was done by punching out a label and then putting it back in, 
wriggling it around a bit, lining it up and then punching through it to get something extra!
 here the punch is used as a basket for the balloon and as the little tag on the side
-this time the punch was done twice widthwise
 inspired by a card in the latest catty i used it as a window
 here i have just used it as normal but i have trimmed a teeny tiny bit around it and then crimped it
on this last card i have just used it as part of a label combo thing
hope you feel inspired and rush out to get those punches now
feel free to buy them off me !!
What is ESAD?
ESAD stands for Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’ Up!
We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors but we share our love for what we do with each other as Demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know how and cyberstamps and we are always there to help and support each other when its needed.
So if you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.
now it is time to head over to leonie's blog at stamp-a-latte to see her creations using the beautiful nature walk collection of stamps and dsp

cheers ears


Kayleigh said...

Love the punch art, absolutely gorgeous!

Leonie Schroder said...

my goodness you have been a very crafty cow havent you?? love your dancing girls and everything else you've made. Just love it!!

Monique said...

Such creativity! I love the dancing girls and the way you have framed them. You have also made me look at my new label punch in a whole new way too.

Yvonne said...

WOW you have been a very busy crafty person. I love all of the punch art well done.

Richelle said...

Oh my, you have been sooo busy! Love the punch art girls and the finished frame! Thanks for sharing how you made the arm/hand too

Sonia G said...

Wow, wow and WOW!

You've certainly shown as a few differents ways to use the punches.



Juliette Chapman said...

Thanks for the extra ideas on how to use these punches. I love your girls and I will be casing them. Awesome!!!

Theresa (Tess) Schirmer said...

So many ideas for this label punch and I have only really touched the surface. I love the ideas.


teresascreativecards said...

I really love the dancing girls. They are great. Nice Job!!

Kim Tonnet said...

Thanks Clare for sharing. Awesome effort. Luv KimT

Andrea said...

love your dancing people. very clever

Sherylee said...

Super cute dancing girls!

Jacinta said...

You've blown me away with all the items you've made. I had a class this afternoon, and the ladies didn't know what a blog hop was. So I showed them my blog and hopped to your blog. They were all impressed with the ladies.


Karen said...

Oh my love your punch art, they look so funky. great samples Clare

michelle said...

oh how cute are the dancing girls!! you have such a great imagination!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, Claire, what awesome projects and especially your dragon - I loved him!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, Claire, what awesome projects and especially your dragon - I loved him!!