Friday, November 28, 2008

Out of the Box Punch Card Idea and Tutorial

This morning I saw a cute card idea on 2Peas using the new Fiskars "My Funny Valentine" Squeeze Punch to make a Christmas Tree. Since I don't have the Fiskars Scallop Heart, I pulled out my Marvy Scallop Heart Punch and decided to give it a try. Since this was just a quick try at making the Christmas tree, I haven’t decided whether or not to turn it into a card yet. For now it’s just sitting on a piece of cardstock so that I could show it to you.

I love "Out of the Box" ideas for my punches. It's so nice to buy a punch for one purpose and then to find all these neat ideas that you can use the same punch for.

To make this Scallop Heart Christmas Tree

You need:
15 Scallop Hearts (Marvy Scallop Heart Punch or Fiskars “My Funny Valentine” Scallop Heart Squeeze Punch.
white ink (I used SU White Craft Ink)
Ribbon or cardstock for stem
Star punch for top of tree

Just punch out 15 Scallop Hearts, shade the edges with white craft ink and then start assembling the tree from the bottom up. The hearts are all turned upside down. Bottom row has 5 hearts, next row 4 hearts, 3 hearts, then two and the top is one heart turned upside down. Add a piece of ribbon or cardstock for the tree stump and a star on top. Makes a nice Christmas Card or even an embellishment for a scrapbook page.

Thanks for looking!


Laura1943 said...

Very cute...I love it too when I can use my punches for other ideas !!

Misvish / Karin D said...

How adorable. Thanks for sharing.

Mardi said...

This is adorable, but I love your Christmas collage card!

Bonnie Weiss said...

That's why we call you the 'punch queen'!