Tuesday, May 13, 2014
April showers bring May flowers . . .
April showers bring May flowers and for me? It was Mr. Brown that brought me my Stampin Up Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch --- which is now on the Stampin Up Retired List. You never know what products you need until you see a really cute project or a pretty card that uses the products you don't have. With Stampin Up retiring products you can either buy from them if the items are still available or wait until you can find it for sale on Ebay. But this flower punch I did not plan on buying at all until I saw this cute little guy from Connie Collins.
Never have been a big fan of gingerbread men at holiday time --- but I did buy the Stampin Up stamp set that comes as a bundle with the dies Scentsational Season and I made this holiday card:
But that was the only gingerbread guy I made last holiday season. However, this year I will be making many of this little guy:
Here are the punches I used to make him:
For my guy I used scrap Kraft card stock from Paper Trey Ink and punched out a flower piece. Then using the 1" circle punch I punched out a circle for his face also from the Kraft card stock. Here is a closer photo of the punches used:
The silver punch on the left is a small circle and I punched out two black circles for the gingerbread eyes. The 1/4" circle punch on the right is for the two red cheek circles and then two black circles for his buttons.
Here are the punches for his body and his face:
The 1" circle for his face and the flower punch for his body. For the face circle and flower body I sponged the edges of those using brown ink. Using a fine black marker I made his mouth on the 1" circle and then using a glue pen I put the eyes above his mouth. The red cheek circles and two black buttons I put on using small glue dots. Added a red ribbon bow with a glue dot and he was finished:
He is a cute size to be on a name card for a place marker on a holiday table, or he could be a gift tag, or on a topper for a bag of candies, etc. But I decided he would be a perfect size for the Ghiradelli holders that I make using the Sizzix Petal Card die --- here is a sample holder I just made up using this cute little guy and he will be making friends this holiday season as I plan on making up a lot of these for the Ghiradelli candy treats for Christmas -- again this is a sample and I used double sided card stock from Stampin Up for this holder:
This little guy fits perfectly on the front of the holder. Thanks again to Connie C for sharing her photo of this cute gingerbread man. TFL and YOLO