Sunday, August 23, 2009

Keep it Simple Sunday

Today's Tip: Use punches to create a design for your card...not much else is needed!
Isn't this ice cream sundae adorable! Just yesterday I received what is probably my last Stampin' Success magazine from SU! (I recently gave up being a demo) and inside was an article on using punches to create different designs; animals, flowers, mushrooms, and this ice cream sundae. I couldn't wait to try my hand at making the sundae! It was super easy to create and a great way to use up those piles of small paper scraps. I didn't have all of the SU! punches that were used in the original creation so I improvised by using my plain circle Nestibilities. The bowl was created using the 2.5" circle die. I then cut about a 1/3 of the circle off of the top, leaving a bowl shape. The three ice cream scoops were created using the 1" circle die. The toppings were created by using a SU! scalloped circle punch. I glued the scallop section to the top of the scoop and then just cut off the excess, following the curve of the scoop. The banana was the trickiest...I used a large SU! oval punch and then one of the circle Nestibilities dies to cut the half circle into the oval. I had to use scissors to round off each corner. The cherry is created using a regular hole punch and I hand cut the tiny stem. Everything was attached to the card front with dimensional tape. The patterned cardstock is from Papertryink (one of those "must have" purchases from the CHA Super Show), the Men of Life Collection. The sentiment is also from PTI, from their Button Bits set. The button is from my random bag 'o buttons. I loved playing with the punches and will definitely try my hand at making some of the other projects listed in the SU! magazine....Until then...Enjoy!

4 comments:

Lauri said...

I love this card! Such great ideas in the magazine this month!

Donna Marie said...

You always amaze me!!!
Super Duper Awesome!!!

Ann Kranitz said...

what a super cute idea!!

Allison said...

Such a great card! Love the simplicity and colors!