Monday, May 14, 2018

Rock & Roll Punch Art for Freshly Made Sketches

Freshly Made Sketches this week had a great open-ended sketch that let you have almost any theme or technique happening, so I thought I would play along with a birthday card I designed that had a Rock'n'Roll theme to it! I used dies or punches for everything so it wasn't really a stamped card at all, but it was a lot of fun making. Here is the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

And here is the card I designed:

  • First, I did some research on colours that were popular in the 50s and early 60s and settled on Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Blushing Bride with Black as an accent. Patterns during that era had a lot of checks, plaids, polka dots and stripes, so I dug out my retired Designer Series Paper Stacks that I have tons of paper left in, and found some Daffodil Delight polka dots and some Pool Party stripes.
  • I used both the Layering Circles and Layering Ovals Framelits to make the records and their labels. I remember the days of having a sizeable collection of 45s and LPs. What's the difference? 45s were small and had a very large opening so you had to use one of these in the center to be able to play them on a regular turntable. The question is, why did they have such a large hole in the middle to start with? What do you think?
  • The sentiment at the top is created using the retired Little Letters Thinlits, which I have kept because they are so useful, for many different types of projects. I alternated the letters in Pool Party and Blushing Bride and it was fairly quick to die cut as I just layered the two colours of cardstock and cut out two of each letter, only a couple of which I had to discard.
  • I wanted to quickly show you the inside of the card, because it helps the card front make sense and adds a little humour to it. I made this on My Digital Studio, which was a digital scrapbooking/cardmaking platform that Stampin' Up! retired two or three years ago. I use it still because I can get our basic colours to use on the text and digitally stamped images.

Here's a new take on Paper Pumpkin!! Our June kit will coordinate with one of the suites in our new Annual Catalogue! Stampin' Up! is famous for its coordination. Why not extend that to Paper Pumpkin as well and broaden your horizons for ways of extending the use of the products you get with your kit! Stay tuned on June 1st to find out which suite it coordinates with! If you want to get this new June kit, you must subscribe by June 10. Go to to subscribe, and if you don't have a regular demonstrator, you can name me and I would love to answer any questions you have or help you with alternate ideas.

This week, I will be starting to hand out the new 2018/19 Annual Catalogues as I sort your orders and deliver them. If you want to be among the first to receive one from me, place an order with me, either at my On-Line Store or by contacting me to place one for you. When your order arrives, I will see that there is a catalogue for you, delivered or in the mail.

I am also starting to plan Paper and Ribbon shares for the new catalogue. More on that in the next week.

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today. 

Product List
Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack
Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack*
Brights Designer Series Paper Stack
Brights Designer Series Paper Stack*
Little Letters Thinlits Die
Little Letters Thinlits Die
Big Shot

*Retired products no longer available


  1. I love your records! Very cute design! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  2. What a fun card this is! Love your colors and such a clever idea. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  3. Oh, Heather, this is one out of the box! Such clever thinking and so different from our usual cards. Love it!


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