Punch Sheep Communion Card

This is a card I made for my cousin's son, Daniel, who made his Communion two weekends ago.  I love this card, because it uses the Owl Builder Punch, not to create an owl!  I'm always excited when Stampin' Up! tools and supplies can be used to create something different then what was intended.

Owl Punch Sheep Communion Card

Here's what to do to make this sheep card:


1.   Cut a piece of 8-1/2" x 11" sheet of Whisper White Card Stock in half at 5-1/2", then score it at 4-1/4"


2.   Cut a 5" x 3-3/4" piece of Pool Party Card Stock and run it through the BIG Shot with the Lacey Brocade Embossing Folder.

3.   Cut a 5" x 2" of Midnight Muse and run this piece through the BIG Shot with the Vine Street Embossing Folder from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog. Carefully tear the top edge.


4.  Cut a 5' x 1" piece of Gumball Green Card Stock and again with the BIG Shot run this piece through using the Chevron Embossing Folder.  Cut along the top edge following the chevron pattern as a guide.


5.   With Sticky Strip, adhere all three pieces of card stock as shown.


Now for the fun part…

Punch Sheep Communion Card

6.   Punch a Large Scallop Circle out of Whisper White Card Stock.  Along the scallop edge pierce each scallop with the Paper Piercing Tool.


7.   With the Owl Builder Punch, punch out all the owl parts out of Basic Black Card Stock.  The owl's body will be used for the sheep's head, the two largest circles for his feet and the two smallest circles for his eyes.


8.   With Whisper White Card Stock punch out the middle sized circles for the eyes and seven of the hearts.


9.   With a piece of Whisper White Card Stock punch out three flowers with the Boho Blossoms Punch.


10.  Glue the sheep together as shown adding a Whisper White Brad for his nose.


11.  Make a pretty bow out of Pool Party Taffeta Ribbon and attach it with a Glue Dot.


This card can be made for a little girl's Communion as well, by simply switching out the Midnight Muse Card Stock for Pretty-in-Pink (soon to retire) and a pink bow.


Remember to make what you love, and to love what you make!



Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


BoHo Blossoms: Easter Egg

Punch Flower Easter Egg


Hi there Stampers!


This is a project I made and featured last year, but never held the class because of our house fire.  On Sunday I programmed these Easter Eggs for the lady’s who attended and they LOVED this project.   .


This is a project that you can do with few supplies. This Easter Egg was made from scraps of card stock and before I go any further some of the colors are retired, but as I told you they were in my scrap box


Punch Flower Easter Egg


The first thing you need to do is go to your local craft or fabric store and pick up styrofoam Eggs and Sequin Straight Pins. You can use regular straight pins, but Sequin Straight Pins are shorter and therefore they don’t interfere with each other when pushed into the styrofoam egg. The size of the eggs I purchased are 1-7/8″ x 2-1/2″. They come six in a package.


Begin this project by punching the smallest flower from the BoHo Blossoms Punch. You’ll need about 100 flowers in total.


Here’s what I did:


I punched about 20 flowers out of the following five card stocks, Orchid Opulence (retired), Pixie Pink (retired), Green Galore (retired), Daffodil Delight and Bashful Blue Card Stock with the BoHo Blossoms Punch. As mentioned earlier I punched only the smallest flower.


BoHo Blossoms Easter Egg

With my Paper Piercer I pierced a small hole in the middle of each flower. You may be able to omit this part if the pins you’re using are strong enough to go through the card stock alone. I stuck a sequin pin through the hole, dabbed it in a little Tombow Glue, to hold it in the styrofoam, and pushed it into the egg. You can place a Basic Rhinestone or Pearl in each flower. I left mine without them, because I like the way the pin heads look.



BoHo Blossoms Easter Egg

When the whole egg was covered I cut about an 8″ piece of  of Pretty-In-Pink 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, folded it in half,  dabbed some glue on the ends and with my Paper Piercer I poked it into the top of the egg. Then I made tow bows and attached them on the ribbon hanger with a few Glue Dots.


I’ll take a picture of this year’s egg, as soon as I finish mine.  I changed the ribbon this year to the Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon. I also up-dated the colors to Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Pretty-in-Pink and Certainly Celery Card Stock.  I’ll share the other projects we made at the class over the next two weeks, so check back soon.


More snow here in the Northeast-I firmly believe the groundhog was a bit off this year!!


And, don’t forget to sign up to receive my April Newsletter in my, “Welcome Basket!”


Hugs to all of you,


Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Desinger Series Paper: Wooden Witch Mask

With Halloween quickly approaching here's a kid friendly project the whole family will enjoy.  These wooden masks can be found for a dollar or less at your local craft store. They come in a great variety of choices and it's a great way not only to spend time with the family but to use up all that Designer Series Paper you have stashed away. You know you have it!

Designer Series Paper Witch Mask

Witch Mask

When you by these masks they are outlined for coloring. I made a card board template by first tracing all the outlined areas separately on to tracing paper.  I then adhered the tracing paper outlines onto scrap card board and cut the pieces out. I used the card board pieces to trace around on my Designer Series Paper.  I traced the pieces on the back of the paper I was using then cut out the shapes. Witch Mask


All the pieces were then glued down with the Tombow Multi-Purpose Glue. Her cheeks, stars and witch hat were done with the Star, 1" and 1/4" circle punches. The witches' face was cut from green glitter paper (Non-Stampin'Up!) Her mouth was drawn with a Sharpie marker and Basic Rhinestone embellishments were added to the hat.


We made these in a class and everyone LOVED them!


Thanks for looking and don't forget to try a few of these on your own!


Stampin' & Halloween Hugs,

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Punch Santa: Pillow Box

This Punch Santa Pillow Box was offered and made at my Extravaganza Holiday Workshop.  The Santa decoration was made from punches and can easily become an ornament by simply adding a Baker’s Twine or 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon hanger. I saw this Santa on the web and changed him up a bit by using Stampin’ Up!’s Glitter Papers, adding hair curls, cheeks and Embossing his beard. You’ll want to make lots of these to use as holiday table favors, for gift cards or that perfect little piece of jewelry, such as a pair of earrings, necklace or bracelet.

Punch Santa Pillow Box

For the Punch Santa you’ll need to punch the following: (Note, my photo shows two circles in Real Red. Initially I wanted Santa to have a red nose, but changed my mind. After all it is a woman’s prerogative!)

Punch Santa Parts



1 Ornament Punch in Red Glimmer Paper

1 Extra-Large Oval Punch in Silver Glimmer Paper

1 Red Pom-Pom




1 Large Oval Punch in Blushing Bride

1 Middle Circle from the Owl Builder Punch in Blushing Bride (Nose)

2 Middle Circle from the Owl Builder Punch in Basic Black (Eyes)

2 1/2″ Circles in Rose Red Card Stock (Cheeks)




2 Wings from the Bird Builder Punch in Whisper White (Mustache)

1 Ornament Punch out in Whisper White

Small strips of Whisper White (Curly Hair Strands)

Run the mustache parts and beard through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder for texture.


Glue all the parts together with Tombow All-Purpose Glue. Use the photo above as a guide.


For Santa’s Pom-Pom use a Glue Dot to adhere it to the hat.



Cut a Garden Green Pillow Box, or similar sized box, with the Big Shot.

Once cut, run the Garden Green Pillow Box through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder or one of your choice.

Cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler 1/2″ Scallop Dots Ribbon to wrap around your box. Cut enough so ribbon overlaps a bit. Wait to wrap the box with the ribbon, until your box is filled.


Attach Santa to the ribbon with Dimensionals.


Stampin’ & Holiday Hugs,

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Patch-Work Heart…

Hi Lakeside Stamper Friends!

Here’s one last Valentine’s Day Idea. You can even do these tonight in time for tomorrow.

Step 1:
Lakeside Stamper Patch-Work Heart Step 1 Draw a heart shape and divide in into 1-inch squares or other random shapes. I started at the top center, and using a ruler, I drew two diagonal lines on each side. I then measured 1-inch from each line and drew another line. You really can divide the heart up in any way you’d like.


Lakeside Stamper Patch-Work Heart Step 2 STEP 2: From Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper, I punched eight, 1-inch squares. Using my template as a guide, I adhered the 1-inch squares right over my drawing to use as a base. If you don’t want to hand draw each heart, copy the original for multiple hearts or future use.

Step 3:

For the last step, I carefully cut around the outer edge of the heart. For a fast and fun project I’m happy with the result.

Lakeside Stamper Patch Work Heart

Remember, you can use any color combination.  Choose shades of Whisper White and Blushing Bride for a wedding card or pastels or brights for baby cards. Change the size of the heart, string into a garland  and personalize for special occasions.


For all your stamping and paper-crafting needs email me your order and remember, “It’s Sale-A-Bration!”


Thanks for stopping by and paper-crafting with me!


Stampin’ Hugs,

Siggy 2



From Our House to Yours…



From all of The Caro’s and Lakeside Stamper we wish you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HANUKKAH AND HAPPY KWANZAA!  May the New Year bring you peace, good health and contentment. Thank you for being loyal visitors. Here’s hoping for more fabulous posts in 2010 (Yikes).


Stampin’ Hugs,





Punch Happy Penguins…

My inspiration for this "Punch Happy Penguin" came from the Stampin' Up! Punch Pals Stamp Set.    Punch projects are "Just for Kids" friendly.


RECIPE:     Merry & Bright 

                        Season of Friendship

                        Heritage Holiday

INK:             Verse Mark

                        Tempting Turquoise

                        Real Red

PAPER:       Real Red  Card Stock (5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4")

                         Whisper White Card Stock  (5" x 1-1/2" torn to resemble snow)

                         Bashful Blue Card Stock  (5" x 3-3/4")

                         Garden Green Card Stock scraps                    


BODY 1 Real Red      1-3/8" Circle Punch

              1 Whisper White        Luggage Tag Punch

ARMS: 1 Garden Green           5-Petal Flower Punch

FEET: 2 Garden Green          Heart-to-Heart Punch small heart

CHEST: 1 Garden Green          Heart-to-Heart Punch tallest heart

HAT: 1 Garden Green          Heart-to-Heart Punch wide heart

BEAK: 1 Whisper White        Large Star Punch one point

FACE: 1 Real Red      Heart-to-Heart Punch wide heart

For the face of the penguin I cut the wide medium heart in half and overlapped and glued it so it would fit.

For his eyes I punched the Eyelet Border Punch on Basic Black Card Stock and used the dots. You could use a marker.

The hat was made from a wide medium heart from the Heart-to-Heart Punch. I simply folded the top of the heart up and added a pom-pom to the tip.

On the Bashful Blue Card Stock I stamped in Versa Mark the snowflake from the Stampin' Up! Season of Friendship Stamp Set and embossed it with White Embossing Powder.

"Warm Wishes" from the  Heritage Holiday Stamp Set was stamped in Real Red Ink, punched out with a Small Oval Punch, and layered onto a Real Red Scallop Oval.

Lakeside Stamper Tip: For the scarf I used that all too familiar red and white stripped string used at every bakery shop. So from now on, save that string we love so much!

Lakeside Stamper Tip: The penguin can be used as an ornament simply by adhering it with Glue Dots and adding a loop. This way you can carefully peel him off and use on your tree.

Normally I would sponge the edges of each punched piece of card stock with inks and sponge daubers but,  in this class we had eleven projects to make and it would have taken too long.

Wishing you "Punch Happy" days!

HUGS & stamps,





Circle Circus Topiary & Bird…

This is the project we made at my, “Open House” on Friday. I used five of the new In-Colors to create a topiary, flower pot and a bird. I had these frames from some discount store and  decided to create the project to fit the frame. Originally I wanted to paint the frames white but, after seeing the finished piece in the dark frame I thought it looked good. The frame works well with the Rich Razzleberry Card Stock and the gold frame detail ties in with the Crushed Curry Card Stock. I made a template for the flower pot and you can print it out in whatever size you might need.


This is the  flower pot template:


And here are the pieces cut out of Melon Mambo Card Stock and Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper: 


I did use the Scallop Edge Punch on one edge of the trim.

This is an enlargement of the flower pot. I adhered the Razzleberry Designer Series Paper onto Melon Mambo because there wasn’t enough contrast when I held it over the Whisper White background.


The rest of this framed topiary was layered with, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, and Crushed Curry Card Stock, A piece of Rich Razzleberry Ribbon was used as a base for the topiary. The frame itself measured 7″ x 14″.  The leaves were cut using The Big Shot “Little Leaves” Sizzlet Die. The bird image from, Cheep Talk, was stamped in Bermuda Bay.

Thanks for lookin’!




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