Monday, 10 June 2013

Happy 7th birthday using punches

It's my nephew's birthday next weekend but since we can't get together then, we celebrated in advance  yesterday. I did mean to make him a lego brick card but forgot all about that and instead put together this punch-art boy (who is almost as cute as my nephew is!) Come and have a look:


This is such a handy card to have up your sleeve for primary school birthdays and uses just a collection of punches, some bright designer paper and a stamped sentiment. It can be adapted for a girl quite easily by adding a pony tail or bunches made with the bird wing from the 2 step bird punch.


My nephew will be seven years old so I made an easy badge for the punch art boy using the pennant punch for the '7' and mounted it onto a couple of layered circles.


This bold cartoon-style needed a strong sentiment to balance it out and the happy birthday from Sassy Salutations fits the bill.

Here's what you'll need for this card
Stamps: Sassy Salutations
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Card stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Basic Black, Rose Red smooth card stock plus Early Espresso Core'dinations card stock
Punches: Pennant, Modern Label, 2 step Bird, Owl, 1/2", 3/8", 1", 2 1/2" circles
Other:  Patterns designer paper stack in Brights, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
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We had planned to meet up at Wendover Woods for a picnic yesterday but having seen the weather forecast, I suggested travelling a bit further west to chase the sunshine. We spent a lovely day in Bourton-on-the-Water, a pretty little Cotswold village with chocolate box cottages and pretty little bridges over the river which runs alongside the main street. There's heaps to do there but we opted for a visit to the model village and the model railway - pure nostalgia for my children and me, and a new experience for my nephew! "It was always such a treat to go to Bourton-on-the-Water," said my daughter afterwards. "It was up there with Christmas!"

Happy Monday and I'll see you tomorrow,

7 comments:

  1. Sweet card Vicky, a great use of punches and papers.
    I love Bourton on the Water too, such a quaint little village, all those tiny bridges and little streams.

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  2. Fabulous card Vicky... Clever idea with punches ... Love the nose.....
    I love the cotswolds.... Beautiful.....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  3. Fabulous card Vicky and so clever....
    We love Bourton-on-Water such a pretty place..sounds like you had a great day

    Anne

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  4. Great card Vicky your nephew will love it.We love Bourton -on-the-Water too, it always seems to be hot when we go there and we sit with our feet in the lovely river there:) Viv xx

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  5. What a smashing card, very clever.

    If you'd driven on another 2 - 3 hours, (which the children would have loved on a sunny day!!!!!) you could have visited LOL.

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  6. Sounds like you had a wonderful day Vicky, must put it on my bucket list:) I'm always in awe of the original way you use your punches, great card!
    Val x

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  7. What a great card for a child Vicky. Love how you've made it with punches. I never think of anything like that.

    Kat xx

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