Although I couldn’t find an official definition for “punch art”…here’s what it means to me: To use various shaped punches in an attempt to assemble a character or object. Or basically, making something cool out of basic shapes! In March, our Stampin Up Stamp Camp was all about punch art. We made 5 projects; 4 cards and a cute barn box with a cow and chickens on it. Here’s the minion card we made, isn’t he cute!?!
Super simple to create too. There are lots of different ideas for minions out there, I found one like this on pinterest, originally created by Kelly Kent. Here’s how we made our version…all Stampin Up products, of course! The card is 4.25 x 11, folded at 5.5″ to create a top fold card. The minion’s clothes measure 3.75 x 2.”, and the straps are punched with the word window punch and squared off on one end. The goggle straps are 1″ square, snipped in half and the eyes are 1″ circle punch, 3/4″ circle punch, and the black centers are the largest circles on the owl builder punch. Same punch for the buttons on his clothing strap. Corner rounder punch for the top of the clothes and the top of the card. The letters are from the Little Letters Thinlits Dies. Not a punch but too cute not to use them here!
A little tip for punching the frames for the goggles: always punch the smaller circle first so you can then center the larger punch around the smaller circle. If you punch the bigger circle first, you’ll have a hard time punching the smaller circle just right. Don’t ask me how I know that! We used 2″ and 1.5″ circles here and silver foil.
His smug little smile was made from the extra large oval punch. Punch out just a sliver at a time to get a skinny smile. Other things you could use this punching technique for might be spider legs, hair, eyelashes, or a flower stem.
Inside this adorable card, the greeting says “woo hoo! put your party pants on”. It makes me smile every time I open this card! These stamps are from the Stampin Up Sale-a-bration offerings, available only till the end of March 2016. Here’s what the set looks like, and you can get it FREE with a $50 order.
Now…to find a kid named Jake who has a birthday coming up!