Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Let's Get Punch'y!

I'm a Crafty Gal... no, really! That doesn't mean I like to craft, though I do! I am a member of the Crafty Gals blog group; therefore I am a Crafty Gal!

Each month one of the Crafty Gals serves as hostess and comes up with a theme. We create something suitable for the theme and post it to our blogs on the 5th of the month. This month I had the honor of being the hostess! WOO HOO!!!

Here's my theme:

“Get Punchy”




I absolutely love creative punch art! (Have you seen my Pinterest Punch Art Board?) I know not everyone loves punch art, but I do. I also know that a lot of us don’t have many punches. Therefore I’m not going to make this challenge too difficult.



The Simple Plan: Make a card using a punch somewhere on it. Easy Peasy!



The Advanced Plan: Make a card where you use punches to make something they were not originally intended for. For example: Use oval punches to make a frog, use circle punches to make a snowman, use the stocking punch to make a stick horse, use a heart punch to make a Christmas tree, use a variety of punches to make a chef or witch or elephant, etc.



I can hardly wait to see what the Crafty Gals punched! But before we go check them out, here's my card...        

It's an elf!


Now, lest you think I was able to come up with this idea on my own, let me assure you I did not! I'm not that creative! I actually found a couple of Punch Art Elves (on Pinterest) and sort of combined the two ideas into one. One of the elves was made by Cristy Butzen. I really wish I could give credit to the other blog/elf I CASE'd, but for the life of me, I haven't been able to find it again. UGH! I hate it when that happens.
 


Here's a close up view of the little guy:


 

And, of course... you know what's coming...






Yep, I had to do a little something inside my card, too.


Now, let's head over to the other Craft Gal's blogs and see what they punched. You can find the links to their blogs in my left sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by today! I truly do appreciate each and every one of you!


Punches Used (all Stampin' UP!):   Ornament (head - Blush Blossom)   Bird Wings (ears - Blush Blossom and feet - Black)   Large Heart (hat - Cherry Cobbler)   Modern Label (hat brim - Target Glitter Paper)   1/2" Circle (pom pom - Target Glitter Paper)   Large Owl Eyes (eyes - White)   Medium Owl Eyes (pupils of eyes - Black and nose - Blushing Bride)   Trio Flower (hands - Blush Blossom)   1 3/4" Circle (shoulders/body - Cherry Cobbler)   Word Window (legs - Cherry Cobbler)   Mini Label (label on gift - White)     The package is cut to 1 3/4" X 2 1/2" (from scraps of designer paper)     Designer Paper used on the card come from the DCWV Mrs. Claus's Kitchen stack and the Paper Studio I Believe in Santa paper pack     The rhinestones are from Michael's and the ribbon and cord are from Stampin' UP!

17 comments:

Jackie said...

This is too cool Jeannette! I LOVE your elf....thanks for the inspiration!

Marilyn said...

Wow Jeanette, this is so creative and clever. It's cute as can be and you've also got a great Christmas card.

Melina said...

Oh my! Jeanette this is tooooo cute! I love this little guy! His freckles are great! Thank you for a wonderful challenge this month. HUGS :)

MiamiKel said...

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!!!!!! Oh. My. Stars! He is the cutest lil elf ever!! Imagine making 6 of these cuties for a swap ;P WHat a precious pie (and i-spy your trademark perfectly paired papers as well!) Lovely!

Darlene said...

Ooooooh!!!! Send him right over to my house!! He is just what I need around the holidays! So bright, happy and full of the Christmas spirit! He is simply darling. Great job on the challenge!

Judy McMullen said...

ADORABLE! Great punch art card, Jeanette! I think you need to give us a tutorial. ;)

~Paola~ said...

awwwwwww.....this elf is sooo totally adorably sweeeeeeeeeeeeet Jeanette!! ....and you know how much I DO LOVEEEEE punched art cards!!
I am snagging one of your pictures and save it into my fav. pict. folder! Txs for sharing this awesome elf!!♥

Margaret said...

Wowzers! This is fabulous. What an amazing creation using punches. Who'da thought! You are truly an artist.

Heather B said...

How. Cute. Is. That. Totally unexpected. Thanks for a great challenge, I had fun finding something to do and love how my card turned out!!

Athina said...

He is the cutest elf I have seen! Very creative way to use the different punches.

Tracie said...

Best elf ever! Love the freckles!

Shelly Schmidt said...

How awesome- I love your Elf! This is just incredible- I would be sooooo thrilled to open up a Christmas card and find a fun creative card like this! I just have to CASE this card!

:: BlueInks :: said...

You are the punch art queen! This is so adorable. Your attention to details really shows. Great job!

Patty Gorka said...

Oh, my goodness! This is just darling! I'm like you, I love punch art. Great challenge this month, it was really fun!

Barb said...

Oh My--what a great punch art card Jeanette! Darn cute elf!!!!!

Thanks for a great challenge this month!

Samantha said...

SOOOOO ELFIN' CUTE! Love that little guy! He might be a CASE card!

Carolina Little said...

OH MY GOODNESS Jeanette!!!. You nailed your own challenge!!!. BEAUTIFUL!!!